Papaya Food Now Open at 249 Broome Street

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Papaya Food officially opened its doors at 249 Broome Street over the weekend.  The culinary newcomer is a Japanese-Thai fusion restaurant, jumping in the ring with sushi stalwart Jin and Sticky Rice around the corner. So far, though, word hasn’t traveled as far as the menus stuffed in numerous doorways within a few-block radius.

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There’s quite an extensive menu, with most entree options checking in at under $15. But for now, there’s no booze with the meal, but that could change after tonight, when Community Board 3 meets to hear and judge the applicants.  Ownership is presently seeking a wine and beer license for the establishment.

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Papaya Food does have a website that details all offerings, located at the strange url Doesn’t quite compute.  Meanwhile, the adjacent hole-in-the-wall G & W Grocer looks poised for imminent launch.

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