Thursday, June 18, 2015
Work begins on the incoming Mimi's Hummus on East 14th Street
EVG East 14th Street/IHOP Way Correspondent Pinch tells us that workers are now gutting the former Wicked Wolfe BBQ space here just west of Second Avenue.
Prior to the arrival of the construction crews, there was a sign in the window announcing that Mimi's Hummus has designs on the small space…
On May 1, Eater reported that the Ditmas Park-based Mimi's was expanding into Manhattan with locations at the Vanderbilt food hall near Grand Central and on East 14th Street.
Mimi's, which Eater says serves "some of the city's best hummus and shakshuka," will have an expanded menu here that includes "a few larger plates at dinner like lemon chicken meatballs, brisket, and the Middle Eastern rice and lentil dish mejadara."
And Mimi's will have company next door. As we first reported on April 20, a T-swirl crêpe shop is opening in the recently shuttered Subway (sandwich shop).
Lastly, not to fear, Pinch is keeping an eye on what happens to the iconic Wicked Wolfe BBQ signage. The $1 pizza/BBQ combo shop lasted about eight rather sad months in business.