Mile End Sandwich Opens in NoHo as Drawing Center to Reopen in SoHo

By Andrea Swalec on May 1, 2012 8:53am | Updated on May 1, 2012 11:33am

The currently location of Mile End serves poutine — french fries covered in gravy and cheese curds.
The currently location of Mile End serves poutine — french fries covered in gravy and cheese curds.
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OPENINGS: 

Katz's Deli has new competition. A second location of the popular, Montreal-style Jewish deli Mile End Sandwich opened at 53 Bond St. Monday. 

The smoked meat sandwich sellers, who also have a location in Boerum Hill, are selling 13 sandwiches, with ingredients like smoked lamb sausage, chopped liver and pickled veal tongue ($7-18). The fries, cheese curds and gravy known as poutine ($10-14) are also on the menu. 

Co-owner Noah Bernamoff told The Jewish Daily Forward he's not on a mission to revive Jewish food. 

"I just thought it was a good idea," he said. "People like the idea that we treat the deli the way it used to be done a long time ago. It’s our going-back-to-our-roots approach that people seem to respond to."

After 10 years on Perry Street at Waverly Place, the West Village restaurant Doma Cafe and Gallery closed last month. In mid-April, the Slavic restaurant reopened at 27 1/2 Morton St., in the former home of Hercules Fancy Grocery, which closed in August because of a rent hike after 14 years in that location. 

The new restaurant opened under the changed name Doma Na Rohu, which is Czech for "at home at the corner," according to the eatery's website. 

Evie Polesny, who owns the Doma Na Rohu with her husband, Michael, said in a statement posted on the restaurant's website that the restaurant matches her vision of what she wanted. 

“Ten years ago, [as] Villagers just starting out in our life together, we felt we finally had a place to go in the neighborhood when we opened Doma," she wrote. "Now we have that feeling all over even more so at Doma Na Rohu, as adults who actually care about food … and love to create the Old World feeling we always long for.”

The menu features pretzels, fried cheese and house-cured olives as snacks and platters of bratwurst, other sausages and sauerkraut ($22) as entrees. 

ON THE HORIZON: 

The Drawing Center, the 35 Wooster St. museum that is the only U.S. institution devoted to drawing, is scheduled to reopen Sept. 13 after a year-long hiatus. 

After a $9.6 million renovation of its SoHo cast-iron building, the center will reopen with 50 percent more space for exhibitions and public activities.

“All three floors were completely gutted and rebuilt,” Brett Littman, the executive director of the center, said in a statement. “In the end, we needed every single design element and square foot to count. There is no excess.”

An exhibition by Argentinean-born artist Guillermo Kuitca which has not previously been shown in the U.S. will be the center's inaugural show. 

The Drawing Center, the 35 Wooster St. museum that is the only U.S. institution devoted to drawing, is scheduled to reopen September 13 after a yearlong hiatus.
The Drawing Center, the 35 Wooster St. museum that is the only U.S. institution devoted to drawing, is scheduled to reopen September 13 after a yearlong hiatus.
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The Drawing Center

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