LOWER EAST SIDE — A new takeout counter opening Friday will serve dishes that blend Jewish comfort foods with Southern-style cooking.
Kitty’s a-Go-Go, an offshoot of speakeasy Kitty’s Canteen on Stanton Street, will serve some of its sister restaurant’s most popular — and non-kosher — “Jewish soul food” dishes like matzo meal fried chicken and “bisgels,” a biscuit-bagel hybrid, alongside new menu items like a pastrami Rueben sandwich and catfish po’ boy served on a housemade challah roll.
“We look forward to bringing Kitty’s signature Jewish soul food and other nostalgic dishes to the Lower East Side neighborhood with Kitty’s a-Go-Go — taking our evening dinner theater concept to the daytime” said owner Richard Kimmel, who named the eateries after his grandmother, in a statement.
Other menu items include hand pies filled with chocolate pudding and lemon meringue as well as housemade drinks like Caroline sweet tea, raspberry lime rickey and chocolate malt egg cream, according to a press release.
Customers can grab their meals to-go or dine at the eatery's counter, which will have about 10 stools. Kitty's a-Go-Go will also deliver below 14th Street. The restaurant will start off serving dinner only, although it plans to offer lunch in the future.
Kitty’s a-Go-Go, located at 11 Stanton St., will open be Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight.