LES Bites: Bowery Coffee, Sorella, Vegan Eats, The Red Egg, Scanwiches

Counter Culture coffee and Doughnut Plant doughnuts are on tap at Bowery Coffee.

Here’s a midweek look at food and restaurant headlines around the neighborhood:

  • A visit to 87 E. Houston St. finds that Bowery Coffee has transformed a vintage lighting store into “a cozy, old-timey place that reinspires the notion of having one’s coffee ‘to stay'”. (Serious Eats)
  • In celebration of the release of Notes from a Kitchen, a new book offering insider profiles of chefs, Sorella’s Emma Hearst hosts a four-course tasting menu on Dec. 7 for $65/person. (Eater)
  • Sorting VIPs from the “GP” (general population) at The Red Egg, whose status as a hot spot is climbing. (Apparently, it’s Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s favorite dim sum joint.) (NY Observer)
  • A new kind of sandwiches–larger than life, in 2D–have arrived at 55 Clinton St. Through Dec. 11, the JS55 gallery is hosting an exhibition of art from Scanwiches, author Jon Chonko’s collection of in-depth looks between slices. (JS55 blog)