As we noted last week, 99 Second Avenue used to house M. Schacht, a smoked fish destination that counted Yoko Ono as a fan. More recently it held Sea Salt and then became one of the East Village’s most tagged up storefronts as it sat vacant for about six years.
The new, larger location of Brick Lane, which bills itself as an English-Indian restaurant, features roomy booths (each with an outlet in the wall) a bigger bar (and more tap beers, including two cask ales) and an expanded lunch menu. Sadly for fans of the lunch buffet, it is no longer — but the phaal challenge featured on Man vs. Food and elsewhere is still in effect.
So if you’re so desperate for a free beer and a certificate of accomplishment that you’re willing to consume 16 ounces of blisteringly hot curry over the course of thirty minutes, you know where to go.
The new location is still without signage — a manager cited “legal reasons” and permitting hassles — so just look for this place right here.
Here’s a look at the lunch and dinner menus.
Brick Lane Curry House, 99 Second Ave., nr. East 6th; 212-979-8787