LES Bites: Wise Men First Look, An Choi New Year Feast, Malt & Mold Mardi Gras Tasting

Vietnamese New Year at An Choi.

Grub Street has a first look at Wise Men, a restaurant/bar opening on the Bowery next week, which is “a nod to old-school New York meat and cocktails.”

In Box: This Sunday An Choi on Orchard Street is celebrating, Tet, Vietnamese New Year with a special $40 prix fixe menu.

In Box: Sons of Essex has a special Chinese New Year menu Monday-Wednesday of next week.

For Mardi Gras next Tuesday, Abita Beer is hosting a special (free) midday tasting at Malt & Mold, 221 East Broadway, 2-4 p.m. Check here for details.

Serious Eats tells you everything you need to know about the new cocktails at Mission Chinese Food.

David Sax and Josh Ozersky debate the merits of “old school” vs. “new school” delis.