TV Personality Eddie Huang Returns to LES with another ‘Baohaus’
Eddie Huang is headed back downtown, reviving his Baohaus concept in Chinatown.
The entrepreneur, also a TV personality behind Fresh off the Boat (ABC) and Huang’s World (Vice) announced the news via Instagram earlier this week. Huang chose 48 Bowery for the comeback, located inside the Chinatown Arcade.
This second iteration of the Taiwanese restaurant seeks a full liquor license, according to paperwork on file with Community Board 3. It’ll go before the SLA subcommittee next month for consideration. (The application was scratched last month.)
Huang has been kicking around the Lower East Side for the better part of the last decade. Baohaus debuted at 137 Rivington Street on Christimas Eve in 2009, and spent a couple years here before shipping north to 14th Street in October 2011. He also made headlines with the flash-in-the-pan Orchard Street spot, Xiao Ye. You’ll recall that this place lasted barely four months thanks to its all-you-can-drink Four Loko parties which drew the ire of the State Liquor Authority. They closed in November 2010.