Friday, February 4, 2011

Where's the Bowery Beef?

As we first reported back in January, a roast beef sandwich shop — the Boston-based Harrison's — is moving into the Bowery Poetry Club. Fork in the Road noted yesterday that the eatery will be called Bowery Beef. And they'll sell books and other printed media too. We asked one of the owners, Ray LeMoine, a few questions via e-mail:

This is your first restaurant venture. What was it about opening a cafe in the Bowery Poetry Club that appealed to you?

It's a space dedicated to literature. As a non-profit stage, Bowery Poetry Club is all-ages. Nice people involved.

How much of your space will be devoted to books/print media? (Newspapers too?)

Probably a shelf of newspapers, magazines and some books. Maybe an iPad app jukebox (Joke! re: iPad!).

Your opinion of the 2011 version of the Bowery as opposed to say, the Bowery from 10 years ago?

Now you can catch a Chinatown bus to anywhere for cheap.

The NY Post declared that the Bowery was "out" for 2011. Any concerns about that?


Are you downplaying the Boston angle here?

Maybe. I don't really know. Go Sox!

Previously on EV Grieve:
Bowery Poetry Club to get literary cafe, roast beef

Bookstore-cafe wanted for the Bowery Poetry Club

Fork in the Road had more on the new venture yesterday. Find that article here.


Unknown said...

I have visited Bowery Beef and found the sandwiches to be top notch, as is the bluebottle coffee, and Bosco soda. Everything is as harmonious to the palate as poetry is to the ears, a very fitting addition to the Bowery Poetry Club venue.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks for the comment, Myriam. I like the coffee too. Need to try a sandwich one of these days.

Unknown said...

My friend and I were so psyched to check this place out but I got serious food poisoning from it. Great idea (who doesn't love books and beef), but place is very unsanitary. Clean it up and I'll be back.