LES Bites: Peck Slip Pickle Festival, Masala Wala, EV Pizza, More on Nom Wah

Illustration by Elizabeth Daggar via newamsterdammarket.org

A few food headlines from around the neighborhood today:

  • The New Amsterdam Market holds its first Peck Slip Pickle Festival on Sunday, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. On tap: 75 vendor stalls, including 20 serving pickled and fermented products, three regional beers, a talk by Mimi Sheraton on pickles and bialys and more.
  • The Village Voice‘s Fork in the Road blog samples the fare at Masala Wala, new on Essex Street.
  • The East Village’s pizzeria boom continues: Chef Michael White (of Marea and Ai Fiori) talks to the NYT’s Flo Fab about plans for Nicoletta, his new pie place on Second Avenue at 10th Street.
  • Metromix checks in on LES newcomers Viktor & Spoils and Grit ‘N’ Glory.
  • If you didn’t get enough Nom Wah news here yesterday, check out the lovely profile of the historic dim sum parlor Amanda Kludt wrote for Eater.