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Brooklyn Jerk Chicken Hotspot Peppa’s Is Eyeing a Manhattan Outpost

Plus, Harlem ice cream shop Sugar Hill Creamery opens a new shop — and more intel

Many cuts of jerk chicken laid on the grill with flames shooting up and a hand squeezing sauce over top of the chicken.
Jerk chicken on the grill at Peppa’s
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Erika Adams is the editor of Eater Boston.

Jerk chicken destination Peppa’s may be expanding to the Lower East Side

Acclaimed Brooklyn jerk chicken hotspot Peppa’s is looking to expand into Manhattan, Bowery Boogie reports. The restaurant submitted an application to a local community board for a full liquor license at 90-96 Stanton Street, between Ludlow and Orchard streets, on the Lower East Side. The location is formerly home to short-lived Mediterranean fast casual spot Falafix.

The proposed move would be the first expansion outside of Brooklyn for the crowd-favorite restaurant, which has built a solid reputation citywide for its outstanding rendition of jerk chicken. Owner Gavin Hussey, alongside his family, has grown Peppa’s to include multiple locations across Brooklyn, including a new East Flatbush shop that opened last month.

Eater has reached out to Peppa’s for more information on the possible expansion.

In other news

— Edy’s Grocer in Greenpoint is hosting its first pop-up this weekend with chef Woldy Kusina. The Lebanese-Filipino brunch menu includes an adobo breakfast empanada and bibingka waffles with pistachios, sweet labne, and a rosewater glaze. The pop-up is running Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

— Harlem ice cream shop Sugar Hill Creamery is expanding to a new location in Hamilton Heights. The new shop, which opens tomorrow, marks the second location for the family-owned creamery.

— Chelsea fine dining spot Portale is launching a new ‘After Hours’ menu that features the pasta specialist’s first foray into pizzas. The bulk of the new menu will only be available from Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 p.m. until closing, although the pizzas will also be available on Sunday during regular service, from 5:30 p.m. to closing.

— Gothamist’s Scott Lynch recommends what to order at fast-casual chain Junzi’s now-permanant Chinese-American restaurant Nice Day, which started out as a mid-pandemic pop-up.

— Hit cocktail bar Amor y Amargo is selling a large stock of bourbons, ryes, whiskeys, and rums. Orders must be picked up from the bar’s East Village shop.

— ‘Tis the season:


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