LES Bites: Reviews for Skal and Fung Tu, Fresh Veggie Sign-up, Dish on Allen & Delancey’s Demise

The cod at Skal, Canal Street's Icelandic restaurant. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

The cod at Skal, Canal Street’s Icelandic restaurant. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

In addition to Sweet Chick being approved for a liquor license in the old Max Fish space and a non-kosher restaurant scoring a lease for the former Noah’s Ark Deli on Grand Street, here are some more midweek news and reviews from the restaurant scene:

  • Chef Ryan Skeen dishes about what went wrong at the failed Allen & Delancey to the Restaurant Girl blog.
  • Orchard Street’s Fung Tu is having a busy month in the spotlight; its newest review comes from New York magazine’s restaurant critic Adam Platt, who awards it two stars.
  • The Daily News critic likes Skal’s Icelandic food and drink; the “Portlandia-like” chatter, not so much.
  • Just in case you haven’t had enough of Mission Cantina’s Danny Bowien, Opening Ceremony has a video of him making tortillas.
  • When the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) show comes to Basketball City May 9-11, a pop-up version of Elizabeth Street’s Tacombi will bring Mexican street food to feed hungry vendors and patrons.