When Eater put Sushi Uo on their Deathwatch List, I was hoping they were wrong. Sure, in their short history Sushi Uo had four different chefs, the place was never packed, and their website had a perpetual placeholder that said “Coming Soon,” but still, of the two times I went, the food was fabulous.
You know it’s rough out there when a Buddhist church is threatening to sue your ass. On my way to work this morning, I saw an older Chinese couple intently looking at this sign. It looks like Fried Dumpling is closed for good and the Heaven Way Buddha Church wants them out STAT! Their dumplings were never as good as the ones at Vanessa’s Dumplings, but I used to go to Fried Dumpling for soy bean milk and cold sesame noodles. It’s sad, but I guess that’s life. Buddha 1 / Dumpling 0.
Fried Dumpling (CLOSED)
99 Allen Street (nr. Delancey St.)
New York, NY 10002
Had the Masitas de Puerco (Fried Pork) sandwich last week at Sophie’s Cuban on 40th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue), and although it was dry and I didn’t experience “sandwich bliss,” I decided to give them another shot and try a rice dish today. Unfortunately, when I got there, the store was empty, and there was a sign on the door stating they were closed. No other explanation was given. I guess even the NY Times review couldn’t save them. Oh well, I tried. I guess I’ll have to keep going to Margon or El Sabroso when a Latin craving hits.
UPDATE: Sophie’s Cuban emailed Midtown Lunch to explain the reason for their closing. They blamed depressing scaffolding and the lack of customers from the new NY Times building.