Above, the strange history shared by East 4th Street gastropub E.U. and Orchard Street eatery The Orchard. As has been in the cards for a few months, and confirmed by FloFab today, both establishments are entering the world of legally servable liquor come September. It's a full license for The Orchard, beer and wine for E.U. (which will reopen next month)—and then end to one of the stranger struggles we've yet witnessed on the New York nightlife scene.
As the duo broke through community opposition with months of careful cajoling, not to mention, you know, serving good food, there's no sense at Eater HQ that the Drying of NYC is even close to over. So take such victories where one can find them—and in celebration, soak up each's respective Kalina.
· Off The Menu [NYTimes, last item]
· E.U. Takedown Update: Love Thy Neighbor [~E~]
· Rabin on New Booze Law: This Is No False Alarm [~E~]
· Eater Inside: E.U. [~E~]
· Eater Inside: The Orchard [~E~]