Thursday, June 2, 2022

Openings: Hard to Explain on 10th Street

Hard to Explain debuted on May 1 at 224 E. 10th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. 

It's a small Japanese coffee-tea shop during the day ... in which the owners welcome you to bring your favorite records here for them to play. (Never did get confimration that the cafe is named after the Strokes song of the same name.) 

The cafe is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. 

Starting this weekend, Hard to Explain will launch their beer-wine-sake service in the back. They only have a few seats in the bar area and are asking that interested parties to DM them on Instagram for a reservation. 

This space was previously a private dining room called Me and You via chef Jehangir Mehta, who ran the well-regarded restaurant Graffiti next door.

5 comments:

noble neolani said...

Question: What does every storefront in the East Village have in common these days?
Answer: They all serve alcohol.

Tessie Viola said...

Nothing wrong with that if owners are responsible. Which many of them are.

Anonymous said...

Here comes the AA peanut gallery

Neighbor said...

Cool concept! Look forward to checking it out.

As usual, people need a lesson in economics and want it both ways - no alcohol but also no vacancies - and that's not reality. Places sell alcohol because it's high margin and helps cover the high rents and operating costs of operating in NYC.

Anonymous said...

Matcha latte here is very solid