So much for hot-dog sliders and funnel-cake fries. The nook that briefly held Munchies Joint is getting a seriously healthy makeover: the pint-sized storefront at 85 Stanton Street will soon be home to Heartbeet Juicery, a Brooklyn-based boutique juice cleanse company. More →
It looks like Antler Beer & Wine Dispensary is coming along nicely. The wine bar bound for 123 Allen Street is owned by Scott Garry and James Hendrick, who also owns Gramercy boozeries Bull’s Head Tavern and Tap Room No. 307. According to The Lo-Down, Community Board 3 voted to support their wine and beer license last week after Hendrick promised “a nice warm space for people to come after work where there’s positive energy.”
We haven’t been able to get the owners of Antler on the proverbial horn, but we did manage to nab a shot of the charmingly rustic interior, which looks well on its way to completion. More →
Less than a month after a “freak electrical fire” cleared Alaska and forced it to close, the Bushwick bar is back on its feet. It’ll reopen tomorrow, according to a Facebook invite that promises “an INORDINATE AMOUNT of open flame candles!!!” (they’re kidding, they’re kidding). Here’s the good word. More →
Pretzel fondue, anyone? It’ll be on the menu when Sigmund’s Pretzels reopens after three months of renovations tonight.
The pretzel shop is now more of a proper dinner destination, having scrapped its former pretzel-centric menu and added beer. You can still get pretzels with dipping sauce or in bun form, on a slider or sandwich. But some of the standout dishes on the menu (below) don’t even feature pretzels. The chilled cucumber-and-spinach soup with sorrel and avocado should serve as a nice alternative to that reigning champion of heat-wave coping mechanisms, gazpacho. And there’s also a kale salad with pistachios, apples and crème fraiche. More →
Skal is coming along nicely, wouldn’t you say? (Photo: Anna Silman)
First Aska, then Torst, then Luksus, and now… Skal.
Few details have been released about the Nordic restaurant opening at 37 Canal Street. But as you can see from our photo, the revamp of the former Les Enfants Terribles space is well underway. Owner Olibjorn Stephensen, who’s been mum so far, is holding an open call this afternoon for “waiters with experience in New York City,” so it’s safe to say he’s amping up for a big opening sometime soon. More →
A Repeat Performance could certainly use a little extra space. The beloved East Village antique shop is practically bursting at the seams, overflowing with decades-worth of ephemera collected by co-owners Sharon Jane Smith and Beverley Bronson. Costume jewelry spills over on to the racks of vintage clothing, brightly colored felt hand-puppets overlook a vintage surfboard, while rows of leather satchels vie for space amidst one of the world’s most eclectic lamp collections. More →
The insanely popular Wafels & Dinges truck opened its first brick-and-mortar location this morning at 2nd Street and Avenue B, and owner Thomas DeGeest hopes it’ll function primarily as a neighborhood coffee shop. More →
“Don’t worry, we aren’t changing much,” Susan Surdacki says as she takes a break from remodeling. “Just some things that needed to be fixed, painted…we want to keep the essence of the shithole, you know?” She cackles and sets down her bottle of Lone Star. A bit of sawdust and the scent of polyurethane hovers in the air. More →
Come early August, health-food junkies living on the border of the Lower East Side and Chinatown will finally have a dumpling-free dining option to call their own. Amidst the plethora of greasy noodle bars, Alissa Wagner and Sabrina DeSousa are opening Dimes, an organic-focused café and juice bar. More →