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Pickle Guys Now Grinding Super Spicy Passover Horseradish

Posted April 5, 2022 at 5:03 am

It’s time to stock up. As is the tradition in the weeks leading up to Passover, the Pickle Guys are now grinding (and bottling) spicy fresh horseradish for the holiday. First day of the annual sale period was this past Sunday, and will continue for two weeks. Expect the gas-masked grinder – admittedly not so […]

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Closed for Months, Friedman’s Promises Return to Grand Street

Posted February 7, 2022 at 5:13 am

Friedman’s opened its Lower East Side location in May 2021. Fast forward current, and 357 Grand Street is dormant. Shortly before year end, the brown butcher paper was unfurled in the windows, along with a printout noting a temporary closure to upgrade the exhaust system. The sidelining is quoted as only being “a few weeks.” […]

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Aggro Panhandler Hurls Brick at Pickle Guys Worker in Brutal Attack

Posted September 22, 2021 at 5:01 am

An aggro panhandler outside Pickle Guys on Grand Street attacked an employee after he was asked to move away from the store entrance, cops said. The suspect had been aggressively begging at around 8:20am last Wednesday when the 63-year-old worker told him to disperse. That didn’t sit well; the pugilist picked up a nearby chair […]

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Friedman’s Debuts on Grand Street with Latest Cafe

Posted May 24, 2021 at 5:02 am

Friedman’s is open for business on Grand Street. Ready to roll some six months after its announcement. The new location of the local chain debuted late last week at 357 Grand, and features about eleven tables inside (booths and two-tops), plus a rear yard with four tables that is open from 8:00am to 10:00pm daily […]

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Friedman’s to Open Grand Street Eatery Later this Month

Posted April 14, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another dining option is one small step from opening in Seward Park. Word on the street is that Friedman’s, the comfort food, is to open its newest location sometime within the next month. Still no word on an exact launch, though. Meanwhile, the restaurant installed its canopy signage at 357 Grand this week. In addition, […]

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Pickle Guys Now Grinding Super Hot Passover Horseradish

Last modified March 15, 2021 at 2:56 pm

The time is now. The Pickle Guys are currently grinding super-hot horseradish for the Passover holiday later this month. The annual tradition returned yesterday and will continue for the next two weeks. Expect the gas-masked grinder – admittedly not so out of place in a pandemic world – and a horde of customers queueing to […]

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Friedmans Readies New Grand Street Restaurant

Posted December 11, 2020 at 5:03 am

Friedmans, the local comfort food chain, is already underway on its newest outpost. It’s headed to Grand Street, at the foot of the Seward Park Co-op. There is no longer any evidence of the preceding restaurant, Randall’s BBQ. Signage was stripped from the facade of 357 Grand Street weeks ago, and there is paper hanging […]

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‘Friedmans’ Eyes Seward Park for Latest Outpost

Posted September 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

Friedmans, the local comfort food chain, has eyes for Seward Park. Specifically, the commercial space formerly occupied by Randall’s Barbecue. Indeed, it appears that 357 Grand Street – vacant since May – could be restaurant number eight for the Friedmans crew. Owner Alan Phillips is listed on the October docket of Community Board 3 to […]

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Randall’s Barbecue Won’t be Returning to Grand Street

Posted May 6, 2020 at 5:00 am

As the proverbial curve flattens, so goes the restaurant business. Another victim of the COVID-19 shutdown on the Lower East Side – Randall’s Barbecue. Chef-proprietor Jared Male announced the permanent closure on social media last month. “We tried keeping our doors open as long as possible, but the time has come,” he noted. “When I […]

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The Pickle Guys are Back Open After a Brief Coronavirus-Related Shutdown

Posted April 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

After a brief hiatus owed to Passover and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pickle Guys are back in business on Grand Street. A welcome return to the neighborhood, the brine masters yesterday announced their return to retail, albeit with revised store hours and shopping policy. They’re also offering advance online ordering and providing curbside pickup, in […]

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