LES Bites: Cochinita Headed For 49 Canal, Carmellini Taking Over Peels Space, What’s Ahead For Hotel Ludlow

Overseas Taste Restaurant formerly operated from 49 Canal Street, where a Brooklyn-based taqueria is destined.

Overseas Taste Restaurant formerly operated from 49 Canal Street, where a Brooklyn-based taqueria is destined.

Here’s a look at some of the Lower East Side-related restaurant news that’s popped up in the past couple of days:

  • According to Grub Street, the popular Brooklyn taqueria, Cochinita, is coming to 49 Canal Street, the former home of Overseas Taste Malaysian Restaurant.
  • Eater reports: Andrew Carmellini (Locanda Verfe, Lafayette, etc.) confirms his team plans to open up a new restaurant in the old Peels space on the Bowery.
  • Want to know what the new restaurant from Sean MacPherson and the Torrisi boys in the (still under construction) Hotel Ludlow is going to be like? You might want to check out newly anointed hot spot Margaux on the West Side.
  • Serious Eats says of Lucien: “It isn’t necessarily progressive or trendy or challenging, but that’s exactly why eating there is so great.”
  • RimaLES

    That’s great news about Cochinita but hopefully the food won’t be nearly as expensive as it is at their Brooklyn location

  • RoBow

    Like all the other restaurants on the Bowery, Primi will probably be full on weekends and empty on the other 5 days. You can’t keep a place open with that kind of attendence, just ask Vaselka, Pulino’s, Peels, etc. Like these others, I’ll give them 2 years max. Not sure why such places think that the tourist/special event price point is a good idea. The locals will never be your regular customers, and that’s what it takes, if longetivity the the neighb’ is your goal. Too bad that the Community Board doesn’t enlighten these knuckleheads.