Empanada Mama Opening its Larger Location at 95 Allen Tomorrow

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Down the stretch it comes. Yes, Empanada Mama is finally nearing the finish line on Allen Street, albeit a few months behind schedule. We are told by staff that the new outpost is opening for business tomorrow. Another refugee from the scorched earth activities of landlord-developer Ben Shaoul at Orchard and East Houston, the Colombian […]

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Empanada Mama Breaks Ground on Allen Street; Full Liquor License Sought

Last modified March 6, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Empanada Mama is heading toward full upgrade in every sense of the word. Not only will the Colombian joint open a much larger location south of Delancey this spring, but it’s also on the hunt for an OP liquor license. As previously reported, Empanada Mama last month signed a lease at 95 Allen Street, formerly home […]

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Forced from East Houston, Empanada Mama is Moving to Former Sorella Space on Allen Street

Posted February 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen operated Sorella for a solid six years at 95 Allen Street and became a local hit. The Italian joint was loved by many, yet its demise in May 2014 came as a suprise. In its absence, however, the store itself was unable to procure a reasonable replacement. Until now. 95 […]

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Sorella Temporarily Closed for Renovations

Posted January 6, 2012 at 6:09 am

Surviving three years in the cutthroat nightlife game on the Lower East Side is definitely a worthy feat.

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Stellina Opening in a Week and a Half at 95 Allen

Posted February 16, 2011 at 6:18 am

Sorella’s companion dessert spot at 95 Allen Street, dubbed Stellina (“Little Star”), is almost ready to serve.

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Coming Soon: Stellina at 95 Allen Street

Posted October 29, 2010 at 6:12 am

Since opening in December 2008, cozy Italian spot Sorella has quickly become a neighborhood dining destination.  Business must be brisk, as the Piedmontese-inspired eatery is about to open a separate venture in the adjacent space at 95 Allen Street.  We’ve been following the interior renovations for weeks, and reached out to chef-owner Emma Hearst for […]

Coming Soon: Berkli Parc Cafe at 61 Delancey

Posted July 6, 2010 at 6:11 am

The prime real estate at the southwest corner of Allen and Delancey is to become a cafe tentatively called Berkli Parc Cafe.  The news is not too surprising, though, considering the recent positioning of other upscale restaurants near this particular intersection (e.g. Sorella, White Slab Palace).

Another Allen Eatery

Posted November 21, 2008 at 10:22 am

In just a few years, 95 Allen (south of Delancey) transformed from a hole-in-the-wall Mexican joint to upscale eatery. That’s right, the onetime El Portal space will soon become Sorella. I spoke with someone working there, and she wasn’t too forthcoming with details. Only that the restaurant will open “eventually” and that the cuisine is […]

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