Lower East Side Links

–The Lower East Side is well-represented in the Michelin Guide’s new Bib Gourmand list (reserved for restaurants in which you can supposedly order two courses plus a glass of wine or dessert for $40). LES/Chinatown awardees include: Cervo’s, Congee Village, Dim Sum Go Go, The Flower Shop, Hwa Yuan, Katz’s, Kiki’s, Lil Gem, Nyonya, Russ & Daughters Cafe, Speedy Romeo, Tang Hot Pot and Una Pizza Napoletano. [Eater]

–A 26-year-old former options trader opens Reception Bar, a Korean American cocktail lounge and tearoom on Orchard Street. [Grub Street]

–Rise Brewing Co. opens a stand-alone retail shop on Delancey Street. [Daily Coffee News]

–Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond remember renting “their first apartment on Chrystie Street, with a sweatshop above them and an ‘alleged’ bordello in the building.” They’re out with a new book on the Beastie Boys. [CBS News]