Thursday, June 22, 2017
Loverboy bringing pizza and cocktails to 8th and C
[EVG reader photo]
The new pizzeria/cocktail lounge is now up and running at the northwest corner of Avenue C and Eighth Street.
The place is called Loverboy, and is run by T.J. Lynch, who operates Mother’s Ruin on Spring Street between Elizabeth and Mott. (A place apparently known for "booze-filled slushies.")
Loverboy made PUNCH's list of "The Most Notable New Bars in America, Spring/Summer 2017." Per PUNCH: "Lynch expands his wildly successful formula at Mother’s Ruin east of Bowery. And who can argue with the addition of pizza? Expect his high-low style and love of frozen cocktails to be on full display."
Anyway, Loverboy is now open and serving drinks. Pizzas will arrive once Con Ed turns on the gas, according to East Village Eats.
As previously noted, this corner space has been home to Lumé, the "Epicurean drinkery," ... Life — Kitchen and Bar … which had taken over for Verso. Other restaurants here in the past seven years include Caffe Pepe Rosso and Caffe Cotto.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Pizzeria proposed for the corner of Avenue C and East 8th Street
East 8th Street and Avenue C, home to 5 restaurants in recent years, is now on the market