Fish n’ Chips on the Corner, Hurrah!

IMG_1784Over the 7 years we have lived on the Lower East Side change has been the one constant.  We live on what I’d call the edge of the Lower East Side, everything further east from us is pretty much residential, the odd take away shop or grocery store, but nothing to indicate you were in the “hottest neighborhood” in Manhattan.

The corner of East Broadway and Clinton, just to the east of our building, was, when we moved in, inhabited mostly by a large Bodega on the corner, for a brief while, next store a small shop sold wicker furniture.  The first suggestion of real change was when Ramiken Crucible gallery opened up in the basement, followed by Dora coffee which then became Pushcart Coffee and by this time the writing was on the wall: East Broadway and Clinton was ready for its close up.  Malt and Mold opened up selling a great selection of beer, including taps to fill up your growlers with. They also sell other snack items to go with beer most notably a good selection of cheese ( malt and mold a winning combo for sure).  The bodega had to move to a smaller space so the prime corner location could make way for the newest addition to the ‘hood: Eastwood’s Chip Shop.  Now all the storefronts along East Broadway in this one building are filled with interesting, hip, artisanal food/beverage places.

In addition to fish n’ chips the take out part of Eastwood’s also sells falafel.  They had initially been envisioned as a full service bar with food, but the community board put the nix on that so now they are more a restaurant who will hopefully in a few months time get a wine and beer license.  They’ve done a great job with the space, a nice mix of modern and comfy, more importantly (if the fish n’ chips Neil brought home tonight is any indication) the food is really good and a much-needed addition to the neighborhood.

I can’t wait to be able to sit in the lovely restaurant they have built and enjoy my food with an iced cold beer.

In the mean time there is a small space to eat in and it’s a perfect take away meal midweek when you can’t even think about cooking.   An order of Fish n’ Chips with 2 meaty pieces of fish is about $12.  I’ll publish more of their menu items and prices soon.

definitely check it out when you are on the LES!

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: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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