LES Bites: Mission Chinese, Pig & Khao, Thanksgiving Pies, Perfect Picnic Sandwiches

 

Union Market opened at the corner of East Houston and Avenue A yesterday.

As the weekend appears on the horizon, here’s a roundup of Lower East Side food and restaurant news.

  • Mission Chinese wins a Restaurant of the Year award. (Eater) Meanwhile, what’s up with chef Danny Bowien’s hair, anyway? (Refinery 29)
  • Clinton Street newcomer Pig & Khao lands on a “Five New NYC Restaurants to Try Now” list. (Fodor’s)
  • It’s time to order your Thanksgiving pies. Panade Puffs & Pastries on Eldridge Street has traditional pumpkin, pecan and apple, as well as banana cream, coconut cream and coconut key lime. If pie isn’t your thing, proprietor Yvette Ho is also offering bread pudding. Prices start at $22 and orders must be in by Monday for Wednesday pickup. Call 646-319-5816 or email info@panade.com.
  • Perfect Picnic, formerly of Clinton Street, opens today in its new spot, a subterranean space at 123 Ludlow St. They still have picnic supplies, but the new focus is on mini-baguette sandwiches. Smoked duck with arugula and sour cherry compote, anyone?  (Thrillist)
  • Lar

    Here’s a way to really help LES business after Sandy – instead of talking about the same trendy, hipster-run restaurants that normally get publicity, how about shedding light on the many lesser known immigrant-run establishments (authentic Chinese, Puerto Rican, Indian) down here? Ironically, it feels like the Villiage Voice does a better job covering local eats in the LES…