Monday, September 19, 2011

Meatballs coming to East Ninth Street

Two restaurants have quickly come and gone here at 424 E. Ninth St. between Avenue A and First Avenue ... (Olivia and Sintir.)

Now, a new tenant is taking over the space...

...and they provided a sneak preview Saturday during the block party. Zi Pep's Italian Sorry — we had the wrong name. It's Zi' Pep's Italian.

[Photo by Shawn Chittle]

Speaking of meatballs... a quick look at the Destino-backed Meatball Factory coming to the former Pizza Hut-Nathan's-Arthur Treacher's combo on the northwest corner of 14th Street and Second Avenue ...

1 comment:

tim said...

Are meatballs the new cupcakes?

Or are they sufficiently ethnic and evocative of the old LES enough to be accepted by the old guard?

I can certainly imagine some old Italian immigrant in an old tenement building making a big batch of meatballs.