The owners of Fisk and White Slab Palace used to have a huge space way downtown near us (I think it was Orchard between Canal and Division) called Good World Bar and Grill. It was in this great old building that got torn down to make room for some new hideous monstrosity. When that happened I figured the funky, fun Scandinavian gastro pub that was Good World was gone for good. When White Slab opened (about a year later?) I didn’t make any connection, but when Fisk opened next store to White Slab (a couple of weeks ago) I got suspicious and went in and ask and indeed this is the resurrection and rethinking of Good World.
It’s just so damn quirky you have to love it. How many places do you know that serve herring, local brewed beer and have a stuffed reindeer head on the wall?
White Slab is great for an early evening drink, located right on the corner of Delancey and Allen (77 Delancey 212.334.0913). The entire place is all glass doors that they open up when it’s nice out (it’s the last picture). You get a nice breeze and a wonderful vista of the comings and goings of the Lower East Side. So the next time you have a hankering for some Swedish tapas and a beer this is the place for you.