Malt and Mold

This unassuming building on the corner of East Broadway and Clinton on the face of it looks pretty uninteresting.  About a year ago a cute coffee shop opened up and besides serving tasty Stumptown brew the aesthetic was funkier than anything else this far east on the Lower East Side.  Originally called Dora it’s now called Pushcart Coffee and word has it that around the corner in one of the other smaller store fronts on Clinton they are going to open up a pizza place (can’t wait!).  Then yesterday in the smaller of the two store fronts on East Broadway I noticed an open door and lo and behold yet another interesting food place is opening up: Malt and Mold. The owner told me they were opening next week and that they would be selling beer – on draft in growlers –  and cheese ergo Malt and Mold (love the name).  The place looks straight out of Williamsburg and the concept is perfect – I wish them the best of luck and will report back here with more news and photos when they open.  For now I just wanted to wet your appetites and let you know that as the Lower East Side develops it moves even further east, which of course I am particularly excited about because I live across the street!

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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