Rob Shamlian

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    The LES's Tiny Fork is Now a Southern Restaurant Called The Derby: Here's Why

    When months-old seafood-centric corner spot Tiny Fork closed up shop, veteran restaurateur Rob Shamlian didn't give up the lease. Instead, he retooled the address into The Derby (167 Orchard Street, 212-777-8469), a Southern concept inspired by a range of that region's fare, from South Carolina's lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    The Slipper Room Gets a Gorgeous Makeover

    Peter Shapiro has a lot on his plate. At 39, he is already the veteran ofthe 1990s jam club Wetlands, which he took over at 23, and the successful Brooklyn Bowl, a combination concert venue, casual dining restaurant, and bowling alley, located on Williamsburg's east side. (He also owns Port Chester' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Stivale, Goodbye to Baotique

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. News has broken that the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel is closing at the end of July, following management getting sued by the hotel for its rowdy champagne brunches. [NY Times]​ Baotique, ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Mason Dixon, 24-Hour Argentinean Dining Cause a Ruckus for CB3

    Mason Dixon​Last night's CB3 meeting was a predictably contentious one, owing in large part to the continuing saga of Essex Street's Mason Dixon.

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    April 11, 2011

    Mason Dixon Shuttered, Mechanical Bull Riders Devastated

    Mason DixonBars with mechanical bulls lure underage drinkers? Shocker!​The Lower East Side was a touch less rowdy this weekend. Have the nightlife revelers finally moved on to a new part of town? No, of course not. But two hot spots were shuttered by the NYPD for underage drinking.

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    November 30, 2010

    December CB3 Agenda Suggests That the Sunshine Hotel Will Soon Serve Liquor

    ​Community Board 3 has posted its December SLA meeting agenda, and it looks like the ground floor of the Bowery's Sunshine Hotel is moving closer to becoming yet another eating destination for the comfortable classes.

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    November 30, 2010

    Wayne Nish to Bring Gourmet Comfort Food to Mason Dixon

    EaterMason Dixon's Beloved (and Despised) Bull​Earlier today we briefly speculated on the future of Mason Dixon while owner Rob Shamlian denied the bar's demise. We've got the update: Shamlian's still in charge, but changes are indeed afoot. Namely, Wayne Nish is taking over the menu, bringin ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    The Slipper Room Will Become an Oyster Bar

    From burlesque to bi-valves.​From the sounds (or lack thereof) of it, last night's CB3 SLA committee meeting was an uneventful one, but there was one development of note: the former Slipper Room space will become an oyster bar.

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    July 21, 2009

    Community Board to Koi: "I Don't See How We Could Approve Something Like This"

    Last night's Community Board 3 SLA and DCA Licensing Committee meeting was a predictably lengthy one: Over the course of four-plus hours, the committee considered some 19 items on the agenda.Some highlights: Motorino's request to operate seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. in the former Una Piz ... More >>