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Tipsy Shanghai Hits East Broadway

Posted November 11, 2021 at 5:02 am

Out with old, in with the new. Tipsy Shanghai, a fast-casual Chinese restaurant based in Greenwich Village, is now on the Lower East Side. The business just unveiled a new location on East Broadway, in what was formerly Cafe Petisco and its vegan successor. As with the original, the new outpost offers its take on […]

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Nightlife Impresario Travis Bass Looks to Open Cafe at Former Petisco on East Broadway

Posted June 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

Travis Bass, nightlife impresario and party maker, is breaking out on his own. Planning a new establishment on the Lower East Side. Bass is eying the former Cafe Petisco (last known as Petisco Vegano) on East Broadway for something quite similar to the predecessor. An as-yet-unnamed concept that imbibes a “European healthy restaurant.” As such, […]

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Petisco Vegano to Close Tomorrow, Blaming ‘Difficult’ Landlord

Posted October 19, 2020 at 5:03 am

Petisco Vegano, the reimagined iteration of Cafe Petisco, this week joins the rank of restaurant closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Last day in business is tomorrow (October 20). Ownership took to Instagram Friday evening with a screed blaming the landlord for making it “extremely difficult for us to operate” since March. Apparently, there was […]

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Fridays Under $40: Big Night Out (or How it Once Was)

Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:02 am

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. Enjoying dinner out alone has been one of the simple joys I’ve found in this moment. Whether it’s sitting on a park bench with takeout, or eating […]

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Cafe Petisco Returns as All Vegan ‘Petisco Vegano’ on East Broadway

Posted August 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

After a four-month hiatus, the green revolution is complete at 189 East Broadway. Petisco Vegano, the next chapter in the life of Cafe Petisco, is now operational. It debuted yesterday after a short friends and family period. While still serving Mediterranean fare, the menu is now completely vegan, as previously reported. It offers faux shawarma […]

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Shuttered 3 Months, Cafe Petisco to Return as Vegan Restaurant?

Last modified August 6, 2019 at 6:44 am

For Cafe Petisco, the collapsed wall in the basement coincided with a Department of Health inspection that ultimately led to its closure. Three months later, the mediterranean restaurant looks to be going vegan. Public records show that Cafe Petisco was ordered shut after an inspection on March 29 yielded 43 violation points for “evidence of live mice” […]

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Cafe Petisco Closes After Basement Wall Collapses

Posted April 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

Popular neighborhood haunt, Cafe Petisco on East Broadway, is down for the count. Closed until further notice. The business announced this week that a basement wall in the building was compromised due to nearby construction on Jefferson Street. The collapse hindered “our ability to keep the restaurant operating.” Apparently, said construction is potentially related to […]

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