Downtown Updates: Farewell Mr. Skewer
Daniel’s weekly downtown lunch review is coming in just a bit, but he checks in with these updates to the Downtown lunching scene:
1) Farewell Mr. Skewer we hardly knew ya. After about 2 months, and despite a glowing ML lunch review (which a friend told me they saw posted in the window of the 14th st location, but never in the downtown one for some reason), Mr. Skewer closed it’s doors this past week. That spot has turned over several times in the past few years… so either the space is cursed or the rent is too damn high. Don’t be too sad though, their gargatuan chorizo sandwich will still be available on 14th st, as their store is slated to stay open (probably because they’re the ones with our review posted…kidding!)
Two bits of good news are after the jump…
2) Right next door from recently deceased Senor Skewer is Farinella Italian Bakery Pizza & Panini, a new hopeful lunch spot on 90 Worth Street (right off Broadway) 212-608-3222 . With barely any decent pizza spots in that area, lunchers should be optimistic about this place, slated to open in the next few weeks. The owner is an Italian rap superstar, so that might be of interest.
3) If you’re looking for an actual bagel shop downtown with over a dozen types of smoked fish, Leo’s bagels might fill the void. They just opened on Stone street at Hanover Sq. and have some great sandwich selections using homemade roast beef and turkey.
Photos and updates by Daniel Krieger