Showing posts with label Empanada Mama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Empanada Mama. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Pretty much a full reveal at the incoming Empanada Mama

Workers removed the plywood from the storefront on the NW corner of First Avenue and 14th Street yesterday ... showing off the new outpost of Empanada Mama.

We first reported in May that the quick-serve restaurant with an outpost on Allen Street was opening here. 

Papaya Dog shuttered here last fall, ending a 16-year-run.

Thanks to Sawyer Mitchell for the photo and to Steven and Pinch for keeping an eye on the space!

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Seeing (Empanada Mama) red on 14th Street and 1st Avenue

Workers put a coat of red paint on the storefront on the NW corner of First Avenue and 14th Street yesterday. (H/T Pinch and Peter!)

And those workers continue to tell inquisitive passersby that the space will soon be home to an Empanada Mama. (We first reported this in May.)

We still haven't seen any official coming-soon signage just yet. This would make for the fourth EM in the city, including one at 95 Allen St. on the Lower East Side.

Papaya Dog shuttered here last fall, ending a 16-year-run.

P.S.
The Panda Express still wasn't open as of yesterday across 14th Street.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Reader report: Empanada Mama opening at the former Papaya Dog space on 14th and 1st

Multiple readers tell us that Empanada Mama is opening an outpost on the NW corner of 14th Street and First Avenue (the former Papaya Dog space). 

A worker at the under-renovation space told EVG regular Pinch that an an "empanada" place is opening here... a commenter went on to specify that it will be an Empanada Mama, which, if true, will make the fourth location in NYC, including the one at 95 Allen St. 

Papaya Dog shuttered here with 0.0 warning last fall, ending a 16-year-run of slinging cheap eats from this corner.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Katz's is now the last business on East Houston between Ludlow and Orchard



The one level row of storefronts on East Houston between Ludlow and Orchard are now business-free with the exception of Katz's.

Empanada Mama is the last to bow out...


[Photo via @fnytv]

They aren't going to far away as the sign notes — 95 Allen St., as first reported by BoweryBoogie.

So everyone else, including Ray's Pizza, Bereket and Lobster Joint, among others — have closed or moved to make way for Ben Shaoul's new development... Oh, there it is!



Shaoul's latest is a 10-story building with 83 residential units spread out over 95,000-square feet... plus 13,500 square feet of ground-floor retail.

Katz's, who sold their air rights to help make this happen, isn't going anywhere.

H/T EVG reader Chris F.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Empanada Mama coming to East Houston


Empanada Mama is the latest eatery to give 189 E. Houston at Orchard a go... this address has been a carousel of concepts in recent years, most recently the short-lived Masala Twist and Kung Fu Bing ... Anyway, this one sounds pretty promising... and this will be the second Empanada Mama location — the other is on Ninth Avenue in the 50s... it's co-owned by the founder of Mama’s Empanadas in Queens ...

You can find their menu here.