07/05/17 6:11am
Robyn Coval

Robyn Coval and Lori Balter outside their new store Bowery Fork in Laurel. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A pair of Manhattan restaurant supply industry veterans (and best friends) have opened a restaurant and kitchen supply store in Laurel.

Bowery Fork, a 1,000-square-foot storefront offering National Sanitation Federation-approved cooking equipment and bargain prices on kitchenware, opened its doors Memorial Day weekend.

“We are restaurant-centric and home friendly,” said co-owner Robyn Coval, who also owns the store Bowery Kitchen located in the enclosed urban food court Chelsea Market. Her partner in the new venture is Lori Balter, whose family has owned restaurant wholesale supplier Balter Sales Company for nearly a century. (more…)