Friday, April 3, 2015
Blockheads bringing their San Francisco-style burritos to the East Village
[EVG file photo]
The city's seventh Blockheads is in the works to take over the Unidentified Flying Chickens space at 60 Third Ave. near East 11th Street. Aside from a full-service dining room, this location will also offer take out and delivery.
Brothers Ken and Don Sofer opened the first of the casual, San Francisco-style Mexican restaurants on Third Avenue and East 34th Street in 1993. They also own the Benny's Burritos in the West Village. (Ken Sofer helped open the East Village Benny's, but sold his stake 10 years later.)
Blockheads is on this month's CB3/SLA committee agenda for a new liquor license.
In February, the owners of Taproom 307 went before CB3 for the space, but were met with resistance.
As for UFO, they never seemed to catch on, though, as we've pointed out, the Korean fried chicken specialists made it longer than the previous tenant — the 3-week-old Après.