Wednesday, August 6, 2014
2 Bros. is really gone on 1st Avenue; plus more dumplings for the East Village
An EVG reader spotted workers removing the ovens from the First Avenue 2 Bros. back on July 18.
And we watched workers gutting the space all weekend long. (Well, we did other stuff too that weekend, like go to Key, wash a few loads of laundry and watch some TV.)
However, one of the workers told a reader that 2 Bros. was just remodeling the space. (We've seen this closing fake-out before.)
And the 2 Bros. sign remained up here between East 13th Street and East 14th Street until this week. When this new signage arrived for Hibachi Dumpling Express.
It will be the latest in the East Village dumpling express. Mimi Cheng's Dumplings opened last month at 179 Second Ave. near East 12th Street. And The Bao just debuted at 13 St. Mark's Place.
How are they? Dunno! However, Robert Sietsema offered up a review at Eater on Monday.
His quick take on The Bao: "Though this may not be the best Chinese restaurant in the area, it has the best soup dumplings."
And Mimi's?: "The dumplings seemed a little lackluster on that first visit, but had improved considerably by the second."
Posted by Grieve at 4:57 AM