Punjabi Deli on E. 1st Street. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Cabbie Favorite Punjabi Deli is Still Cheap and Delicious

JP Bowersock confesses his love for Punjabi Deli on East 1st Street. …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

The Dinner Party is Alive & Well on the LES

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

As 2012 drew to a close, I was amused by the number of articles I came across regarding the …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: It’s Picnic Time!

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the July issue of The Lo-Down’s print magazine.

For some, summer …

Orchard Street photos by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: Orchard Street’s Restaurant Rows

Orchard Street photos by Cynthia Lamb.

For a while, Clinton Street above Delancey has been the Lower East Side’s Restaurant Row. WD50 showed …

JP, hunting and gathering in Chinatown. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: On Coming Back to the LES

JP, hunting and gathering in Chinatown. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

After seven wonderful years living below Delancey, and seven before that in the …

Heritage Meats, Essex Street Market. Photo by Cynthia Lamb

JP’s Food Adventures: Mixing Bargains With A Mission

Heritage Meats, Essex Street Market. Photo by Cynthia Lamb

Heritage Meats is on a mission in the Essex Street Market: to sell meat …

JP’s Food Adventures: Clams in Garlic and Wine, An Ideal Warm Weather Dish

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Plenty of us go out for shellfish, whether it’s moules- frites at a French joint, Chinese clams in black …

yunnan kitchen. photo by Cynthia Lamb

JP’s Food Adventures: Yunnan Kitchen is a Worthy Splurge

Photos by Cynrhia Lamb.

With the opening of Yunnan Kitchen, our neighborhood now boasts one of only two Yunnan restaurants in Manhattan. Until …

Essex Street Market. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Bulldozing the Essex Street Market Would Not Be Cool

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Consider me shallow if you like, but I do actually think about coolness. I know it’s generally more of …

new great bakery hotdog

JP’s Food Adventures: The Hot Dog Sandwich at New Great Bakery

New Great Bakery – photo by Cynthia Lamb

A contractor friend was giving me some advice on a kitchen renovation. Our conversation eventually …

Photos by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Adventures: Happiness is a Hunk of Good Bread

Photos by Cynthia Lamb.

Food nerdiness has a great reward: eating well. If you go to the trouble of learning your food landscape, …

169 Bar, 169 East Broadway.

JP’s Food Adventures: New Orleans Flavor at 169 Bar

169 Bar, 169 East Broadway. Photos by Cynthia Lamb.

169 Bar. I remember when it was a pleasant dive where I’d catch friends’ …

Top Hops, 103 Orchard Street. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: Top Hops is Top Notch

Top Hops, 94 Orchard Street. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

I like Top Hops. The name sounds like a play on London’s Topshop, which …

Antibes Bistro, 112 Suffolk Street.

JP’s Food Adventures: Interesting Twists on Bistro Classics at Antibes

Antibes Bistro, 112 Suffolk Street.

When home cooking is your hobby it’s easy to become jaded about restaurants. Some high-end places are exciting, …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: Unconventional Sushi at Ni Japanese Deli

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

I generally take a conservative approach to sushi. I don’t have much interest in fast food sushi or novelty …