where SOS Chefs closed in June 2011. The high-end specialty shop, which opened in 1996, sold an array of obscure spices, dried fruit and exotic oils that won them a loyal following that reportedly included Momofuku’s David Chang and Prune’s Gabrielle Hamilton.
When the store closed, a sign appeared that read in part: "We are going to take some time to discover new things, and to see what the next steps may be in the evolution of SOS Chefs."
Apparently owner Atef Boulaabi has had time for that discovery... according to an EVG reader who lives on the block, the store will reopen on Oct. 1. No word yet if the store cat will return.
Previously on EV Grieve:
SOS Chefs, high-end supplier to A-list restaurateurs, is closing on Avenue B