Food Wrap: Interstate Food & Liquor, New Amsterdam Market, Boubouki

In today’s Lower East Side food news:

  • The successor to Bunny Chow makes its debut online (see above) and, Bowery Boogie says, workers inside Interstate Food & Liquor (74 Orchard) were talking about a Wednesday opening. UPDATE 1 p.m.@interstatenyc tweets that they’ll be opening Thursday.
  • Rona Economou of Boubouki in the Essex Street Market has no regrets about pursuing her dream, even though starting a small business is really hard work.
  • Census shows (surprise!) a lot of new restaurants opened on the LES in the past decade.