Photo from Char Sue's Instagram.

Asian-Inspired Restaurant, Char Sue, Opens at 119 Essex St.

Char siu, the Cantonese technique of roasting meats over fire, is the inspiration behind a new restaurant that just opened at 119 Essex St. …

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Plant-Based Mexican Restaurant, Jajaja, Opens at 162 East Broadway on Friday

The upscale Mexican spot at the corner of East Broadway and Essex streets will make its debut this week. …

Saluggi's East, 399 Grand St.

Saluggi’s Withdraws CB3 Application For Extended Hours

It was a rough night for the owners of Saluggi’s East at the monthly meeting of Community Board 3’s liquor licensing committee. …

Photo: Essex Street Market Vendor Association.

Spring at the Essex Street Market: New Vendors, New Programs

Over at the Essex Street Market, the spring season is bringing new vendors and new programs. Here’s an update on what’s happening. …

Essex Street Market. Photo courtesy of Feed Me a Story.

“Feed Me a Story” Ends Run in Essex Street Market

This past Sunday we stopped by the Essex Street Market for a farewell brunch hosted by the team behind Feed Me a Story. …

housemade Branston Pickle smothered over Pawlet Reserve from @considerbardwellfarm.

It’s Grilled Cheese Month at Saxelby Cheesemongers

Here’s one way to break up the monotony of this rainy, gloomy day in the city. Celebrate Grilled Cheese Month at Saxelby Cheesemongers in the Essex Street Market! …

Image from  Wowfulls' Facebook Page.

$1 Ice Cream Alert: Wowfulls Opens at 309 East Houston St. This Weekend

Wowfulls has been a hit at Smorgasburg during the past couple of years, and now the Instagram-friendly ice cream concept is expanding with a Lower East Side brick-and-mortar store. …

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Simply Hooked – Fish & Chips on Clinton Street – Opens This Weekend

Simply Hooked, a new fish and chips spot at 47 Clinton St., soft opened this past weekend. The restaurant makes its official debut this coming weekend. …

Melissa ODonnell Thelma

Lebanese Restaurant, Lil’ Gem, Will Succeed Thelma on Clinton This Spring

There’s news this afternoon of Melissa O’Donnell’s next act on Clinton Street. …

factory tamal

Lower East Side Voices: A Small Business Owner Staying Positive, Working Hard

You may have noticed a little restaurant, Factory Tamal, that opened on Essex Street not long ago. It’s run by Fernando Lopez, a Mexican immigrant who has worked his way up through New York City’s restaurant industry. …