LES Bites: Shaved Snow Stand, Moon Dinner, Cider Bar, Beauty & Essex Brunch
Some midweek restaurant and bar news for your Wednesday.
- Vendy-award-winning shaved snow purveyor Wooly’s is running a pop-up on the sidewalk in front of An Choi at 85 Orchard St. The frozen delights cost $6-$8 and include fluffy ice in three flavor options and toppings like coconut and Fruity Pebbles cereal. Finish with sea salt or a chocolate drizzle. Hours are 4 p.m. to close weekdays and 2 p.m. to close on Saturday and Sunday. (Note: the pop-up is not operating over Labor Day weekend.)
- Fork in the Road previews Wassail, the city’s first bar specializing in cider, coming to the Lower East Side in January(ish).
- Clinton Street’s Yunnan Kitchen will celebrate the harvest moon festival with a special six-course prix-fixe dinner on Sept. 9. The menu features smoked duck, crispy sea bass and of course traditional Chinese moon cake. Reservations are required by Sept. 5; the cost is $65 per person ($85 with drink pairings).
- Eater visits Azasu and calls it the “gateway drug to Japanese cuisine.”
- Beauty & Essex revives its champagne Sunday brunch starting Sept. 7., from 1 to 6 p.m. weekly. The full brunch menu will be available as well as a chef’s choice menu that costs $45 per person for a four-course meal and two glasses of champagne. Red velvet waffles, anyone?
- Brannon’s, the New American restaurant that debuted at 119 Orchard St. last fall, has closed indefinitely for “renovations.” A sign taped to the door earlier this week points fans to its website for updates.