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Shopsin's in Essex Street Market

kevin Mar 16, 2007 11:27 AM

Has it reopened yet/

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  1. bobjbkln RE: kevin Mar 16, 2007 11:32 AM

    Not as of 10 days ago and no vacant space looked like it could open as a restaurant for a while.

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      RGR RE: kevin Mar 16, 2007 11:45 AM

      There's info via eater that Shopsin's is currently serving breakfast in conjunction with Saxelby Cheesemongers: http://eater.com/archives/2007/03/sho...

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        surly RE: kevin Mar 16, 2007 12:29 PM

        yes, it has, although perhaps not at full operational speed. i stopped by the essex street market two saturdays ago and saw kenny himself loafing around in the space right next to saxleby cheesemongers and shooting the breeze with a couple who seem to have been regulars from the previous location.

        for now, customers must place their orders at the saxleby cheesemongers stall. there's a very brief menu listed on the saxleby counter, which includes a few old favorites like blisters on my sisters as well as stuff like breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal. the saxleby lady even gave me and the others a free sample of cheese while we were waiting for kenny to prepare our order.

        1. bobjbkln RE: kevin Mar 16, 2007 09:01 PM

          Thanks for the correction. I was there a week ago Saturday, but somehow, we missed it.

          1. Midtown Jimmi RE: kevin Mar 17, 2007 05:50 AM

            Went to Saxelby on Thursday. She said Kenny won't be doing the sandwiches through her for the next three weeks because his kitchen is in the reconstruction phase. She's worth a visit on her own though -- fun to talk with and a great stock of cheeses.


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              marlie202 RE: kevin Mar 17, 2007 08:51 AM

              The woman at Saxelby is really nice and the cheeses are great(somewhat expensive) and the goat's milk yogurt is creamy and delicious

              1. DoctortedNYC RE: kevin Mar 17, 2007 01:47 PM

                I never went to Shopsins, but I heard Kenny Shopsin is a lunatic. Is this true?

                1. Midtown Jimmi RE: kevin Mar 18, 2007 08:28 AM

                  In a sitcom, he's what's known as a "lovable eccentric." When I was a kid, we used to call people like him "characters." He's certainly not insane, just tempermental. He's fiercely intelligent if you get him started on a topic he's interested in.


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