Coffee is roasted on-site at Creffle, a new cafe at 115 Stanton St.

Now Open: Creffle Cafe at 115 Stanton St.

Move over, cronuts and bruffins. …

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Sneak Peek: Comfort Diner Construction Progresses

There are milkshakes in the short-range forecast at 399 Grand St. …

Birds & Bubbles, now open on Forsyth Street. Photo by Donny Tsang, courtesy of the restaurant.

LES Bites: Birds & Bubbles Debuts, Patacon Pisao Opens at Last, Bar News

A Friday food and drink roundup. …

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New Restaurants and Bars for Fall

July and August might be considered the slow months for Manhattan’s restaurant business, but you couldn’t prove it by the Lower East Side this summer. …

There are four contenders seeking leases at 357-359 Grand Street.

Kosher Cafe, Three Others Compete for Grand Street Space

A “last hurrah” for a kosher eatery on Grand Street is in the works. …

Kossar's Bialys, 367 Grand St.

LES Bites: Checking in with Kossar’s, New Oyster Bar and Wing Spot, Celeb Spotting



Sweet Chick's fried chicken sandwich, a stalwart of the "weekday brunch" menu.

New Options Abound for Weekday Lunch

LES restaurants explore the market for midday meals during the week. …

Sunday brunch returns to Beauty and Essex, with chilequiles.

LES Bites: Shaved Snow Stand, Moon Dinner, Cider Bar, Beauty & Essex Brunch

Some midweek restaurant and bar news. …

Get your juice fix at 15 Essex St.

Now Open: Juicery New York at 15 Essex St.

A new purveyor of gluten-free, raw and vegan juice has arrived on Essex Street. …

Balvanera, 152 Stanton St., offers Argentinian cuisine from chef Fernando Navas. Photo by Miguel Castillo, courtesy of the restaurant.

LES Bites: Balvanera Kudos, 100 Montaditos Opens, SKINnY Bar & Lounge Returns

Some midweek food and drink news around the neighborhood. …

One of the bars at the short-lived Preserve 24. Photo via CityFeet.

LES Bites: Preserve 24 For Lease, New Indian Eats and Ceviche, NYT on Kitty’s Canteen, Rising Rents and Mobile Checks

Your Tuesday restaurant and bar headlines. …

357-359 Grand St. is ready for a new tenant.

Prominent Chefs Alex Raij & Eder Montero Eyeing Grand Street

The owners of El Quinto Pino and Txikito in Chelsea and La Vara in Cobble Hill have big plans for a Seward Park space. …

Fools Gold soft-opened at 145 E. Houston St. in May. Photo by Juren David, via the bar's Facebook page.

Fools Gold Celebrates Official Opening Tonight

If you’re a fan of craft beer and bourbon and haven’t yet had a chance to sample the wares at Fool’s Gold on East Houston Street, tonight’s your chance. …

A new Italian deli debuted on Allen Street last month. Photo via Facebook.

LES Bites: New Allen Street Deli, Beer Kudos, Guest Chefs, Wacky Ice Cream

Some food and drink news to start off your work week. …

An unnamed applicant wants a liquor license for the double storefront just vacated by a kosher pizzeria.

Bar Applicants: Comfort Diner and a Venue TBD for Shalom Chai

There’s some big news for Grand Street on the upcoming agenda for Community Board 3′s liquor licensing subcommittee. …