The East Village explosion that leveled Sushi Park and Pommes Frites also temporarily shuttered a number of surrounding businesses, including a pair of our favorite diners, B&H Dairy and Stage Restaurant, and craft-beer stalwart Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 East 7th Street, 212-982-3006). We get word now that Jimmy’s just got the final OK from the health department and is open, just in time for the weekend.
Jimmy’s owner Jimmy Carbone tells us the spot will serve a limited menu of go-to dishes, including beef sliders, shishito peppers, cheese plates, and fries. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi and phones are still down in the restaurant, so the credit card machines are not working, nor is the ATM. Be sure to bring cash to pay for food and drinks.
“Mostly, we want to thank all the first responders and the many people who have shown support for us these past two weeks: FDNY, the Office of Emergency Management, NYC Small Business Services, and all the patrons, who we invite to come in and celebrate our reopening,” Carbone told us in an email.
Carbone also noted that nearby craft-beer bars Standings and Burp Castle are reopening tonight as well, but that Enz’s Vintage Store, which he calls “the original punk rock shopping spot,” remains closed.
You can support the small businesses affected by this disaster by joining Jeremiah Moss’s Small Biz Crawl for the Second Ave. Explosion Mom-&-Pop Survivors; the creator of Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York is leading people to Gem Spa, Himalayan Visions, B&H Dairy, Paul’s Da Burger Joint, Bar Virage, Hot Kitchen, San Marzano, Via Della Pace, the New Yorkers Foodmarket, Café Mocha, and the Enz’s East Village pop-up store at 103 Allen Street on the Lower East Side. Stops are subject to change; you can RSVP on Facebook.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 10, 2015