Food Wire: Eddie Huang, Stellina, Peels, Meatball Shop, Bowery Beef, Above Allen

Meatball Shop owners Michael Chernow & Daniel Holzman shortly after setting up shop last spring.

Here’s the midweek roundup of food news around the neighborhood.

  • LES “food personality” Eddie Huang makes Time, whose Josh Ozersky asserts: “Huang gets by on a cocktail of personality, hustle, some luck, some cooking ability, but most of all a really compelling ability to communicate who he is to the world.”
  • The NYT’s FloFab says Stellina, the new dessert parlor by the folks at Sorella, will open Sunday on Allen Street.
  • In a one-year anniversary Q&A with Eater, Meatball Shop guys Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman dish on their expansion to Williamsburg and the West Village, and how they feel about imitators.
  • Charleston City Paper lauds the Southern cuisine at Peels.
  • Fork in the Road likes Bowery Beef’s “prodigious mess” of a roast beef sandwich.
  • Above Allen, the rooftop lounge at the Thompson LES hotel, plans a “Sans Bridge & Tunnel” night and revival of its pool parties, telling Downtown Diaries the hotspot is returning to its status as “a place where you can expect a beautiful crowd with a downtown vibe, stunning views and an intelligent choice of music.”