DayLife Returning to Orchard Street June 2 with Katz’s Pastrami Eating Contest

Posted on: May 9th, 2013 at 6:18 am by
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The Orchard Street pedestrian mall remains on life support. What little remains of the bargain district is now usurped by upscale hotels, trendy boutiques, and bars. Translation – Sundays are generally quiet between Delancey and East Houston.

Then DayLife happened, a calculated response to the nightlife over-saturation here. The Lower East Side BID introduced the periodic street-fest with the goal of attracting daytime traffic back to this corner of the neighborhood. Fancy wooden pushcarts were designed for new-world vendors to hawk their wares. Now the suburban block party is returning for a second season with the usual gamut of live music and activities (e.g. turf, croquet, badminton). June 2 is the kickoff date, with others planned for the summer.

The main attraction is the Katz’s pastrami eating contest in celebration of its 125 anniversary on the Lower East Side. Major League Eating is pulling the strings here, the second such competitive eating contest in as many years.

Full list of participants below:

Food mmm:
Broadway Baker
Brooklyn Taco, Essex Market, 120 Essex Street
Cafe Dancer, 96 Orchard Street
Cheeky Sandwiches, 35 Orchard Street
Dinner on Ludlow, 95 Delancey Street
The Fat Radish, 17 Orchard Street
Georgia’s East Side BBQ, 192 Orchard Street
Goodfellas Brick Oven Pizza, 144 Orchard Street
Grey Lady, 77 Delancey Street
Hair of the Dog, 168 Orchard Street
Hot Bread Kitchen, La Marqueta, 1607 Park Ave
Katz’s Deli, 205 E. Houston Street
Kettle Falafel
La Newyorkina
The Leadbelly, 14 Orchard Street
Lost Weekend NYC, 45 Orchard Street
The Meatball Shop, 84 Stanton Street
Melt Bakery, 132 Orchard Street
Mexicue, 106 Forsyth
Mi Casa es su Casa, 140 Orchard Street
Mission Chinese, 154 Orchard Street
Nafi’s Hot Pepper Condiments
Pop Karma, 95 Orchard Street
Pushcart Coffee, 221 E. Broadway
Roasting Plant, 81 Orchard Street
Souvlaki GR, 116 Stanton Street
Spur Tree, 76 Orchard Street
Sweet Buttons Desserts, 84 Rivington Street
Tache Artisan Chocolates, 254 Broome Street
Tiengarden, 170 Allen Street

Retail by:
By Robert James, 74 Orchard Street
GritNGlory, 186 Orchard Street
The Hoodie Shop, 181 Orchard Street
Horse + Nail, 74 Orchard Street
Pull-In, 147 Orchard Street
Quinn, 181 Orchard Street
Yaf Sparkle, 158 Orchard Street

Talent:
Deja NYC
This Way to the Egress

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