About Those Fishy Mermaid Inn Rumors…

UntitledMermaid Inn’s TwitterYo, rumormongers: get a clue!

Last week the Mermaid Inn tweeted that it had some “pretty exciting news to share about the East Village” soon.

Of course, it wasn’t long before the neighborhood rumor mill kicked into high gear, as several readers told EV Grieve that the restaurant was expanding next-door. That blog’s post soon got picked up by food blogs, etc.

Now a representative of the restaurant tells us the good news “does not involve expansion — The Mermaid Inn East Village is set to launch its ‘Happiest Two Hours,’ an expansion on the current ‘Happy Hour and a Half.” So: starting Jan. 28, you can get $1 oysters from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Plus, the restaurant, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, is adding weekend lunch service, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a one-hour “sunset menu” between lunch and dinner.

Speaking of changes in service, another fine spot for oysters, Calliope, announced on Facebook yesterday that it was launching breakfast as of 8 a.m. today. Great news if you’re a fan of La Colombe coffee and Shuna Lydon’s pastries (you’ll remember them from her recent days at Peels).