The NYT has spoken: Cherche Midi earns two stars.

LES Bites: Reviews for Cherche Midi and Birds & Bubbles, World Vegetarian Day

Here are some midweek restaurant headlines around the neighborhood. …

Four contenders were seeking leases at 357-359 Grand St.

Kosher Cafe Wins Bid for Grand Street Space

Full-service, sit-down kosher dining returns to Grand Street. …

Fish ready for the fryer from Bon Chovies at the 2011 Grub Street Food Festival.

LES Bites: Grub Street Fest Returns, Mission Chinese Chef Spills, Fat Radish Recipes and Sake Tasting

Your Tuesday restaurant round-up. …

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Wing Shoon on East Broadway Shuttered by Marshal



Chef Marc Forgione's chili lobster taquito. Photo via Taquitoria's Facebook page.

LES Bites: Birthdays for Taquitoria and Pig & Khao, Meatball Shop Sitcom, Draft Cocktails

Celebrations and libations in a midweek restaurant and bar roundup. …

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. …

Four contenders were seeking leases at 357-359 Grand St.

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. …