LES Food Notes: Scarr’s Scores!, Develle on Suffolk Street, New Middle Eastern Spot

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Here are a few of the restaurant/food items that caught our eye recently:

–Bon Appétit web editor Alex Delany went in search of the perfect plain New York slice. He checked out 30 pizza spots in two days and when he was finished stuffing his face — Scarr’s on Orchard Street was the victor! See his story here.

–For the New York Times’ Hungry City column, Ligaya Mishan visits the fashionable Japanese restaurant Develle on Suffolk Street. The three-month-old spot is a coffee shop by day and an izakaya by night. Mishan writes, “Davelle might be loveliest in the morning, hushed and half-empty, with crumbs as fine as dust on your fingers. Music murmurs; time retreats. I could have sat there for hours, wishing I could keep this place to myself, and tell no one.”

–Zyara, a tiny Mediterranean restaurant, is the newest arrival on Clinton Street. The meu features falafel sandwiches and burgers, shawarma pita sandwiches, lamb and chicken kabab, tabbouleh salad and a few other Middle Eastern specialties. Zyara, at 57 Clinton St., is open for lunch and doesn’t close until midnight.

Eater’s Robert Sietsema sings the praises of Delight Wong, the “duck shop” that’s been at 300 Grand St. (under many different names) for years. He writes, “The over-rice dishes (“with gravy,” promises the menu) are still a steal at $5.25 for shredded pork with vegetable or 25 cents more for my favorite, shrimp with scrambled egg.”