Family Recipe Opening at 231 Eldridge on Thursday

Posted on: September 7th, 2011 at 6:41 am by

Exactly one week after Zoe debuted at 245 Eldridge Street, Family Recipe is set to open merely a few doors away. Owner-chef Akiko Thurnauer tells us that her Japanese home cooking restaurant will open this Thursday, September 8.

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A recent walk (nay, slosh) past 231 Eldridge Street on a rainy day showed quite a lot of progress on the warmly-lit space. It sure doesn’t look like its predecessor, the Trackstar fixie bicycle shop!

According to the official website, Family Recipe will be open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner, with weekend brunch coming soon. Thurnauer has said that for now, it will be BYOB, which is a relief to plenty of neighbors, who are already concerned about the four (count ’em, four), liquor licenses already on one side of the small block.

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Between Family Recipe and Zoe, there are now alumni from both Nobu and Per Se setting up shop on the northern flank of little old Eldridge Street, which just a few decades ago, was better known for the drug den highs than for high-end food. Who’d a thunk it?

Writeup and photos by Lori Greenberg

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