A peep inside. Get it? A peep is a group of chicken. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)
Oh, Blue Ribbon, you’re such a tease!
Today we noticed a brood of manager- and chef-types clucking around the well-lit cafeteria-like interior of the forthcoming Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken — and this sign posted on the Second Avenue entrance: “Almost open….. (Not quite yet) Cluck Yeah!” More →
In a neighborhood where beloved institutions are shuttering daily and the entire borough threatens to become one big fro-yo emporium, Block Drug Stores is a rare outlier. One of the few independent drug stores still around, having served East Villagers since 1885, this old-timer is not just surviving — it’s expanding. More →
You can never have too much of a good thing, right? That seems to be the operating idea behind Twister frozen yogurt, a 16 Handles clone which recently unveiled its signage at Second Avenue near East 7th Street. More →
Ethiopian food is getting a lot easier to come by in the Bedford + Bowery domain. Two weeks ago, Bunna Cafe took up permanent lunchtime residence at Mama Joy’s bar in Bushwick, and on Saturday it’ll join the lineup at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg. Not only that: the East Village is getting an Ethiopian bistro as well. More →
A homey luncheonette specializing in deli-style chicken and tuna salad is slated to open within the next couple of weeks at 23 Third Avenue, right around the corner from the madness that is St. Marks Place. More →
St. Marks Place, long dominated by head shops and Japanese restaurants, looks to be experiencing the first seedlings of a demographic shift. (Don’t worry stoners, the head shops aren’t going anywhere.)
This month, Pan celebrated its relocation from the K-town strip on 32nd Street and its grand opening at 13 St. Marks. More →
The good folks who brought The Richardson to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border have quietly birthed (berthed?) a new one — Grand Ferry.
Despite the not insignificant development that has sprung up along Kent Avenue, Joel Lee Kulp thinks his week-old waterfront tavern, located between Grand and N. 1st St., fills an overlooked gap: “A lot of places in this particular neighborhood are opening straight-up restaurants, with a bar as an afterthought,” he said. “We’re a bar primarily that’s offering a food menu a swell.” More →
If you haven’t had the pleasure of dining at Taverna Kyclades in Astoria, you’ll no longer need to schlep to Queens to make it happen. The family-style Greek-dining destination is opening an East Village outpost in two to three weeks at 228 First Avenue, near 14th Street. More →