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First Taste of Root & Bone, Opening Next Week in Alphabet City

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Inside Root & Bone (photo: Nicole Disser)

Two of Top Chef’s blondest, Southernest contestants, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth were making the rounds at Root & Bone‘s opening party last night. The duo are at the helm of the newest Southern dining establishment in the old Mama’s Food Shop space.
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Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag: Root & Bone Will Open This Month

Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 2.41.18 PMMama’s, the East Village soul-food institution, was taken over by its landlord and then replaced by Heart n’ Soul in March of last year, but that restaurant closed after just six weeks — setting what must be a record even in this unforgiving town. The modest space on East Third Street, near Avenue B, has sat vacant ever since, but now we’re told yet another Southern project will open there at the end of the month.
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