March 2, By Christian Murray
A high-end gourmet deli with an upstairs bar opened on Vernon Boulevard today in the space that was formerly occupied by The Butcher Gourmet Deli.
NU Look, located at 49-16 Vernon Blvd., consists of an extensive ground floor deli, with stairs leading to a second-floor area where patrons can eat their food. The upstairs component, which seats about 45 people, includes a bar that will sell wine and beer once the State Liquor Authority signs off on its license.
The establishment is being run by the owner of E&I Deli, which has been located in the space next door (49-12 Vernon Blvd) for approximately 15 years.
The deli offers conventional breakfast foods—from eggs on a roll, french toast, pan cakes to breakfast wraps. Other items on the menu include sandwiches to a range of rice and noodle dishes. The deli also has an extensive lunch buffet.
E&I will continue to operate at its present location but is now using its existing space to focus more on grocery items.