Luis Arce Mota. Photo by Alex M. Smith, 2015.

La Contenta Owner Luis Arce Mota Talks About a “Day Without Immigrants”

Several Lower East Side restaurants participated in yesterday’s, “A Day Without Immigrants,” a protest of Donald Trump’s policies and vitriol. One local business that attracted a lot of national attention for its decision to close for the day was Norfolk Street’s La Contenta. …

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Orchard Grocer, a Vegan Deli, Opens at 78 Orchard St.

The owners of the popular vegan show store, MooShoes, have just opened a vegan grocery store in deli. It’s located at 78 Orchard St. (the two businesses are side-by-side.) …

Image via Thelma on Clinton's Facebook page.

Thelma on Clinton Closes Over the Weekend; New Restaurant Concept In-the-Works

Thelma on Clinton, Melissa O’Donnell’s reboot on Salt Bar, has closed after three years in business. …

Jay Nir of River Coyote. Photos by  Michael Tulipan.

River Coyote, Wine and Coffee Bar, Opens at 121 Ludlow St.

In the past few days, a coffee and wine bar called River Coyote opened at 121 Ludlow St. It’s owned by Jay Nir, who according to a press release, brings an “eclectic career path of DJ-ing, real estate, restructuring night clubs, hotel consulting and hosting private events” to the new Lower East Side business. …

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Eastwood Team Plans New Bar on Clinton Street

This coming spring, Eastwood, the neighborhood bar at 200 Clinton St., will be celebrating four years on the Lower East Side. …

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Winter DayLife Festival at the Lowline Lab Happens Feb. 12

Coming up on Sunday, Feb. 12, the vendors of the Essex Street Market will be participating in the second annual Winter DayLife Festival at …

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Factory Tamal Opens at 13 Essex St.

A little place called Factory Tamal soft-opened at 13 Essex St. over the weekend. …

Photo: Russ & Daughters

LES Food Notes: Russ & Daughters Reservations, Essex Market Cupping, Dim Sum Pro Tips

A few notes from the Lower East Side restaurant world: …

I Oliver St. Photo by Paul Cackler.

Coffee Window Opens at 1 Oliver St., With Diner on the Way

TLD reader Paul Cackler snapped this photo on Oliver Street, just off Bowery in Chinatown, where a cheery coffee window has popped up in the dead of winter. …

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LES Food Notes: Trapizzino on Orchard Street, Best Bars, Learn to Make Bitters

Here’s what’s new on the Lower East Side restaurant scene. …