Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Bowery diner insensitive to people with sunburns

As Grub Street reported on Friday, Peels is the name of the new diner from the Freemans gang coming to Bowery and Second Street...



As someone who has been sunburnt, I find this name offensive. Days after the sun exposure, my skin has peeled, and seemingly no amount of aloe and lotion has... Ha... but seriously, according to Grub Street:

Co-owner Taavo Somer affixed a short, blank-slate name to a modern, utilitarian design: a to-go counter situated to expedite takeout orders, communal seating for quick lunches, and an upstairs dining room equipped with booths of all sizes. The all-day menu offers egg dishes like the Yosemite (poached, with succotash), a “build-a-biscuit” program, and blueberry-and-corn shortcake, plus soda-fountain drinks and Stumptown coffee. Dinner ... to come


Meanwhile! Yesterday, as Eater noted, the plywood covering the windows came down...



The sign on the door reads "opening soon."

6 comments:

Minnie Romanovich said...

It reminds you of sunburn woes; it reminds me of potato peels in a garbage can. Not that that's going to stop me from trying out this new place...

Anonymous said...

shit looks like it's in east hampton, wtf

Goggla said...

My first thought was a chemical peel - as in a sad attempt at a face-lift.

Bowery Boy said...

Wow, would I love to have a regular diner in the neighborhood, but I got a funny feelin' that I'm not going to be able to afford to eat at this new place.

Why does this spot always have to be connected to the 2nd floor? Seems like it doubles the leasee's rent, so they have to cater to tourist$. Cut it loose. Rent it out.

After the initial curiosity seekers fade, in 6 months, the upstairs is going to be empty 80% of the time. Give it 2 years and this place will be closed... again.

Lisa said...

Succotash?!? Ew! (Unless they're big Sylvester the Cat fans, in which case, okay.)

glamma said...

ummm question how is this a diner? it does not even remotely resemble any diner i've ever seen in the continental US