clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

New Gramercy Noodle Bar Is Serving a Ridiculous Six-Pound Bowl of Pho

New, 8 comments

Plus, score free soup tomorrow — and more intel

Mi Noodle Bar
Mi Noodle Bar
Photo via Instagram/Mi Noodle Bar

A six-pound bowl of soup...

Gramercy’s new noodle restaurant Mi Noodle Bar is running a “Supersize Mi” challenge in which diners have 90 minutes to finish a bowl containing three pounds of noodles and three pounds of meat. It costs $65 but, of course, is free if you complete the challenge. Winners also get $100 in credit toward the restaurant, their name on a wall, and a free appetizer every visit for life. According to the restaurant’s Instagram, there have already been three winners. Owner-chef Alvin Lin (La Chine, Buddakan, Aquavit) also offers a normal $16 bowl of pho, too.

Free soup

It’s soup season, and the FiDi fast-casual pasta place that loves to get weirdly sexual on Instagram will offer free soup to celebrate. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, the Pastagram will have three options for free soup: pumpkin, potato, fried pasta, and pumpkin seed soup; beef soup with chicken, pork meatballs, veggies, and chiocciole pasta; and lentil, potato, and carrot soup.

Emma’s Torch expands to Brooklyn library

Carroll Gardens newcomer Emma’s Torch — which doubles as a training program for refugees — is growing with a new outpost at the Brooklyn Public Library. The nonprofit restaurant, which serves a seasonally changing menu, will be the concessions at the Central Library at 10 Grand Army Plaza starting February 2019, also serving a seasonally changing menu.

Other coming attractions and a potential closing

Sushi by Bou at Suite 1001 is an upcoming omakase spot that will operate out of a hotel room in Nomad’s Hotel 32 32 by controversial sushi chef David Bouhadana. The former St. Mark’s Ale House space at 2 St. Mark’s Pl. will soon be a new pub. Back in May, the community board approved a liquor license for the new owners, who also run brew up Draught 55. The yet-to-be-named new endeavor will serve American pub food and will have space for 74. Also in East Village, Chinese counter-service joint China Wok has not been open recently. Adding fuel to closure rumors, the storefront has been listed on the rental market for $6,495 a month.

Mi Noodle Bar

391 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10010 (646) 692-8664 Visit Website

The Pastagram

241 Pearl St., New York, NY 10038

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater New York newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world