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February Happy Hour Deals At Hot Clay Oven

 width= I know you all like a good deal even outside of lunchtime, so here’s one for the Indian food and alcohol lovers. Hot Clay Oven, the newish Indian fusion place on Maiden (nr. Pearl) has a couple of happy hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. for the month of February. You can either get buy-one-get-one free alcoholic drinks or a free mango lassi if you buy an entree.

First Look At Hot Clay Oven: The Love Of Free Food Knows No Temperature Bounds

If you were outside yesterday then you know there were sub-freezing temperatures ahead of the snow, but that didn’t stop you lunch’ers from freeloading! When I got to Hot Clay Oven on Maiden Lane (at Pearl) at about 12:45 p.m. the line was nearly to the end of the block. It later grew longer as people walking by couldn’t resist the siren song of free food. After about a 30 minute wait outside, I got inside only to wait 30 more minutes to order my food. This wasn’t because of a lack of organization, but partly because people cut the line and partly because of the sheer number of people waiting. See what I scored for my patience after the jump. Read more »

The Indian Chipotle, aka Hot Clay Oven, Opening Next Week

 width=Way back in May of last year work began on the first location of Hot Clay Oven on Maiden Lane (btw. Gold & Pearl) and after numerous delays it’s officially opening next week. It’s supposed to be the first location of a chain with an Indian fusion menu where you can choose among a bunch of different items in a bunch of different forms, hence the Indian Chipotle label. There is a preview onTuesday from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. with free food. Wednesday and Thursday are soft opening days from 11 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. with half off everything. The store officially opens at 11 a.m. Friday, although I’m guessing everyone who reads this site will have taken advantage of the free/deeply discounted food before then.

Will Two New Stores On Maiden Lane Ever Open?

A lot of you have probably been wondering like I have what the heck is going on with the Hello Pasta and Hot Clay Oven projects on the lower part of Maiden Lane. One is showing decidedly more progress than the other, so I figured it was time to check in on their progress. Sure, we just got Toloache Taqueria in record time, but it might be nice to have some pasta and Indian fusion thrown into the line up. Check out the potential opening dates after the jump. Read more »

Opening Of Hot Clay Oven Location Delayed…Again

 width=Midtown is getting its Asian Chipotle and we have been waiting for our Indian version on Maiden Lane for a while now. Hot Clay Oven has been delayed so many times that I’ve lost count and I thought we might get a taste this week after a September and November opening dates came and went. Well, the owner says that due to the Thanksgiving holiday the opening is pushed back once again and it’s looking like Dec. 8 at the earliest. So I guess we’ll all just have to wait a little longer to taste this Indian fusion food…or you can just go to the actual Chipotle across the street and pretend.

Hot Clay Oven’s Opening Delayed

 width= The Indian fusion chain-to-be  Hot Clay Oven was expected to open on Maiden Lane (btw. Gold & Pearl) in the first couple of weeks in October, but that’s now probably not going to happen. The owner tells me that it is definitely opening in October, but likely toward the end of the month. Surprise, surprise, the opening is “a bit delayed by city permits and inspections.”

Signage Up On Hot Clay Oven’s First Location

The Indian fusion place Hot Clay Oven that is intending to take over Manhattan, followed by the world, has put up signage on its first location on Maiden Lane (btw. Gold & Pearl). A peek inside revealed that there’s still some work to be done, but it looks on track for the early September opening. You can check out the menu now and decide on your four-step order for opening day. Update: A girl standing outside handing out menus today told me that they’re opening in the “first week or two of October.”