Wednesday, March 10, 2010

On St. Mark's: $1 beers at former Why Curry?; "new and improved" Bua reopens Friday

On St. Mark's near Avenue A... the former Why Curry? space became Lychee, a "home style Thai kitchen" several weeks ago... (even though a lot of the Why Curry? signage remains...)

... and they were enticing passersby with a $1 beer special last night...

...and next door, Bua has been closed all week for renovations.

According to the sign out front, "We look forward to welcoming you back to the new and improved Bua on Friday, March 12."


geoff matters said...

FYI, it is still Why Curry, same staff and menu. Only the name has changed. I asked an employee why, but they didn't know the owner's motivation.

LYCHEE feels "new east village" - short, clean, fancy ("lychee - like the martini"). WHY CURRY probably just felt too outdated - cute, inviting, comfortable.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks for the info, Geoff!

Anonymous said...

its the same chef in the kitchen (thank god! best thai in east village) but the family that was operating the place is not there anymore. i'm not a beer drinker but my friends said it tasted like "dollar beer" and was pretty skunk.