LES Bites: Oliva, Pok Pok Wing, Slow Coffee, Nom Wah, Grand Street CSA, Booker & Dax

What's next for Oliva, the tapas place at Houston and Allen? April Bloomfield takes a pass.

Restaurant and bar news in advance of the weekend:

  • April Bloomfield is not taking over Oliva after all. (Eater National)
  • Is the new Pok Pok Wing on Rivington Street living up to all its hype? The first round of feedback is mostly good. (Eater)
  • Balancing good coffee with long prep times: a tour around the LES and East Village’s java shops. (DNA Info)
  • A behind-the-scenes slideshow of Nom Wah Tea Parlor. (SeriousEats)
  • The Grand Street CSA has new farmers for 2012; meet them and register for the new season at an event on Jan. 30. (GrandStreetCSA)
  • A visit to Booker & Dax, the new high-tech cocktail bar that just opened in the old Milk Bar space. (NYT)
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