Monday, August 1, 2016

Drunken Dumpling coming soon to 1st Avenue



We have a signage reveal at 137 First Ave., where Drunken Dumpling is opening soon between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street...



The Drunken Dumpling proprietors are seeking a beer-wine license, and are on this month's CB3 SLA docket (that meeting notice has not been posted at the CB3 website as of this morning)...



This space was last home to Le Mar├ęcage, a nice little place that could only hang on for 10 months.

16 comments:

Gojira said...

So THAT'S what happened to the remaining Empire Biscuits genius. I was wondering.

Seriously? Drunken dumplings? Who thinks this is alluring? (Oh never mind, forget I asked. Silly me.)

NOTORIOUS said...

Oh just fuck off with this glorification of alcoholism already. Go drunken theme park your own neighborhood.

Good morning! ;)

Anonymous said...

What's next, drunken donuts?

Giovanni said...

Their new tagline should be: Boiled. Steamed. Fried. Drunk. They should launch a Kickstarter campaign, sell high-fives, delay the opening for countless months, and shut down on day 2 because they run out of cabbage and chopsticks. Hire a dumpling bouncer. Do more PR than business planning. Keep announcing that they are going to be open 24x7, but then keep shutting down. Put up paper plate signs with cute but meaningless messages. Fortune Cookie Prediction: This will end in beers.

Anonymous said...

Drunken Donuts sounds like a great marketing idea.
Or how about Beersicles?

Anonymous said...

Unlike them Biscuit Boys, the "drunk" here goes more in line with the "drunken"/"drunkard" noodles, fried rice, chicken... dishes common and popular in Southeast Asian--namely Thai and Laos-- menus. There are several theories in the history of the naming of the "drunken/drunkard" dishes such as having rice wine as an ingredient in preparing the dish, or that the dish was concocted from whatever was available/left in the kitchen after coming home drunk. Regardless, I doubt that this place have the same intention as the Grin and Beard Biscuits, where their pure intention was to cater to the drunks, namely bros and their sorority hanger-ons (WOOOOO!), by proudly having the word drunk in their business.

But this is what happens when the neighborhood is deluged with bars, and "restaurants", and CB3 dishing out liquor licenses left and right to any type of business that opens ('you're opening a boutique store selling Bespoke jeans?-- you need a liquor license for that'. 'You're opening a bakery specializing in sweet buns? -- here's a liquor license'...), and them Biscuit Boys besieging the neighborhood with their hubris and ignorance: now anytime the word drunk or any of its variation appear in a business' name, the neighborhood's reaction is Pavlonian and the neighborhood now suffers from PTSD.

Anonymous said...

Arriba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQqDaJOKxWs

Anonymous said...

La Marecage had great food, but should have opened in deep Brooklyn, or 90s EV.

Anonymous said...

WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THE HATERS!
It is rude! Why not wish someone success opening a new business! In this day in age owning any form of business is NYC is harder then average if you are not a bazillionaire.
And Be Thankful it is not 7-11, Subway!
So haters! Put that is your pipe and smoke it :)

Anonymous said...

"What's up" is that the neighborhood has had it with "drunk" being marketed as some type of neighborhood value. It's immature people like you who burst into the comment section like a child throwing a tantrum, with brains not fully formed, who just can't imagine why actual adults are sick of businesses that cater to those who can't hold their boozy Adventure Time sippy cups. When you've outgrown your drinking-as-sport phase and mature a bit, you might some day understand. But I'm not I holding my breath. You sound pretty hopeless.

Brian said...

"Drunken" is a super common phrase in Asian cuisine. It usually means soaked in some kind of sauce.

Gojira said...

Yes yes, I know all about the use of "drunken" in Asian culture; one of my favorite Hong Kong action movies is Jackie Chan's immortal 1978 classic "Drunken Master" (altho Drunken Master II is also excellent), and I know how it relates to rice wine, cuisine, blah blah. My beef is with the serious tin ear of whoever chose the name for an establishment in a neighborhood with a really serious, and ever-increasing, alcohol over-saturation problem, and the message it sends to those looking at the sign, who more than likely are not aware of the traditional usage of the term.

Anonymous said...

9:08 pm likes anything that has 'drunk' in a business name, esp. if they deliver in the morning, because he has to watch his kid. He must have been drunk too writing his comment because somone already mentioned the etymology of the 'drunk' in Asian dishes. Good to be drunk.

Anonymous said...

Lotsa cultural tone-deafness going on in here.

Giovanni said...

The only ones who are being tone deaf are the people who came up with the bright idea of putting "Drunken" in the name. Were they not paying attention to the backlash that greeted Empire Biscuit? or SantaCon? or the wars between the LES Dwellers and the bar owners? Or the problems we have with drunken Bros and WooHoo Girls? Of course they weren't. Because this isn't home to them, it's just a marketing opportunity.

Gojira said...

Anon. 4:50 - so if someone opened an Asian restaurant in the EV that specialized in dog meat, especially from dogs that are boiled alive because it's believed that stress makes the meat tastier, which a few minutes on the internet will show you is a popular practice in parts of China and Korea, and Grieve did a post about it and some of us reacted negatively, would that be "cultural tone-deafness"? Get outta here with that sh*t, but not before you read Giovanni's trenchant and spot-on comment above about a dozen times.