Tuesday, November 5, 2019

What's going on at Joe's Steam Rice Roll?

[Photo Thursday night at 6:30]

Joe's Steam Rice Roll has not been open during the shop's usual hours here at 36 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue stretching back into last week ... and the gate remained down over the weekend without any notice to potential patrons.

There also isn't any notice of a temporary or permanent closure on the quick-serve restaurant's website or social media properties. The phone is currently out of service. No one has responded to an email query about this location's status.

Joe's debuted back in June, making this the third NYC outpost of the popular quick-serve establishment, which got its start in Flushing. (You can read more about the food at Joe's in this Hungry City column at the Times in January.)

As previously noted, No. 36 has seen a variety of quick-serve concepts come and go in recent years, including Cheers Cut, the Taiwanese mini-chain of fried foods ... Friterie Belgian Fries ... Fasta ("Pasta Your Way") ... and the $1.50 branch of 2 Bros. Pizza.



Anonymous said...

Oh shoot, I've been meaning to try this place...best wishes to them, I hope they open back up soon!

Anonymous said...

joe's is really good. but this location was never busy compared to their others. too much restaurant competition on the block and not a very big menu. too bad.

Anonymous said...

It is a very awkward space that does not look inviting

sophocles said...

The rice rolls were the best I have had, but how often do you want to snack on rice rolls for $9?