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Coming Soon: Fatta Cuckoo at 63 Clinton Street [Menu]

Posted December 21, 2010 at 6:38 am

Late last month, sushi spot Cube 63 quietly returned to its old digs at 63 Clinton Street after a brief shutter period earlier in the fall.  A successful resurrection.  However, the same cannot be said for onetime address-mates SavorNY.  The small plates eatery shuttered last March after almost four years in business, and will not […]

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Patate Fellow Opens at 71 Clinton Street

Posted December 2, 2010 at 6:18 am

Fat Hippo served but a brief stint at 71 Clinton Street, lasting just about a year before its eviction last June.  Then, a few months later, the address appeared on the Community Board 3 SLA docket as Ichiban. They were seeking a full liquor license within a resolution area, but quickly withdrew [PDF] their application.  On […]

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Coming Soon: Panade Cafe at 132 Eldridge Street

Posted December 1, 2010 at 6:27 am

In 2006, public school teacher turned baker Yvette Ho opened Panade at 129 Eldridge Street, serving a variety of custom puffs, pastries, sandwiches, and beverages. Four years later, the snackery is transitioning to a related culinary concept, and with it, a change in venue.  Thanksgiving was to be the last day at this location. An […]

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Mason Dixon Hires Wayne Nish & Launches New Menu

Posted November 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Despite the appearance of rogue clipboard carriers petitioning for a new restaurant inside 133 Essex Street, Mason Dixon is in fact staying put.  But that still doesn’t truly explain their appearance on the December Community Board 3 docket.  Owner Rob Shamlian reached out to clear the air on the matter, stating: The fact is, someone […]

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Coming Soon: La Crepe C’est Si Bon at 115 Eldridge

Posted November 16, 2010 at 6:37 am

Eldridge Street between Broome and Grand remains largely a Chinatown enclave.  While there are more mainstream establishments like Vanessa’s Dumpling House or Fontana’s, this stretch of retail real estate is predominantly populated by Chinese-owned businesses.  There is a healthy mix of 99-cent stores, salons, and restaurants. Now there’s a new kid on the block. Preparations […]

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Pianos Has New Window Leafing

Posted August 31, 2010 at 6:27 am

Hipster hangout Pianos is ditching concert promo posters for fancy window lettering at 158 Ludlow.  Instead, it’s all about the menu. Fresh leafing recently applied to the glass champions its lunch and dinner options.

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Bun & Co. Now Open at 78 Rivington

Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:12 am

So that explains why the Chico mural outside the old Kampuchea was whitewashed last week. The Allen Street facade of 78 Rivington is now the de facto store signage for the new sandwicherie Bun & Co.

88 Orchard Announces New Summer Menu

Posted May 10, 2010 at 6:20 am

Yesterday, 88 Orchard officially announced its new summertime menu.  The small plates are served daily after 6 pm, and include ingredients sourced from a handful of culinary neighbors – Il Laboratorio del Gelato, Saxelby Cheesemongers, The Pickle Guys, and Formaggio Essex. Also, sangria is now part of their wine list.

Otarian Now Open at 154 Bleecker Street

Posted April 20, 2010 at 6:17 am

Yesterday, after months shrouded in “coming soon” wrapping paper, eco-friendly Otarian opened to the public at 154 Bleecker Street. Doors are open, signs are up, and menus in the windows.

Le Cubain Re-Branded as Sebastian LC

Posted April 6, 2010 at 6:12 am

Le Cubain at 81 Ludlow recently updated its image.  The dark-green marquee has been painted over, and will likely be replaced by the new name sometime soon – Sebastian LC.  Not much personality there.  Menus are also updated.