Freemans Growing! Max Expanding! Porchetta Serving Beer!

by BILLY GRAY · January 26, 2010

Freemans The Lower East Side community board (CB 3) announced its February 8th meeting agenda, and it includes some intriguing prospects. Approval of the following liquor licenses might not be quite as thrilling as the famously contentious meetings that debate them, but it's a start!

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Here's the rundown (thanks to EV Grieve):

Freemans, the restaurant favored by plaid-crazed hipsters looking to mooch off their visiting parents, hopes to add a 2nd floor (complete with full bar) to its painstakingly disheveled mix. Not on the agenda but something we're very excited about: owner Taavo Somer's new diner-inspired project on Bowery and 2nd.

Avenue B Italian gem Max is fighting to serve booze at its upcoming offshoot at 2nd and 2nd. That's catty-corner to Anthology Film Archives, so rumpled cinephile snobs who finagle a biannual date can treat the lovely lady (because, honestly, 95% of Anthology patrons are men) to some killer lasagna before catching that Jack Smith retrospective.

And finally, swine sandwich mecca Porchetta looks to make you drunk in addition to fat by applying for a liquor license as well.