TLD Food Wire: Multiple Markets, Banjo Jim’s, Mexicue

It's week 2 of the Thursday afternoon LES Youthmarket at the corner of Grand and Bialystoker streets.

  • Stock your fridge this evening with farm-fresh vegetables from the second weekly installment of the new GrowNYC Youthmarket on Grand Street, open 3-7 p.m.
  • Send your taste buds on a tour at Saturday’s Hester Street Fair, where the lineup brings cuisines from around the globe.
  • Sunday’s New Amsterdam Market gets some slide-show love from Serious Eats.
  • EV Grieve reports that Banjo Jim’s, a beloved East Village Americana, blues and roots music venue, is morphing into an “artisanal cocktail bar.”
  • Mexicue food truck opened the first of its two stationary locations yesterday in Chelsea; Midtown Lunch offers a sneak peek at what the LES version bound for Forsyth Street later this year may look like.