Ariel Mendez, Ariel's Latin Bistro.

Ariel’s Latin Bistro — Blending the Old With the New on Clinton Street

Ariel Mendez, Ariel’s Latin Bistro.

On the outside, Ariel’s Latin Bistro looks like a Lower East Side newcomer, and in some ways, what you …

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A Few Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is only four days away. But there’s no reason to panic. Here’s are a few Lower East Side options to consider: …

367 Grand St.

Inside Kossar’s: Here’s What You Need to Know About Tomorrow’s Reopening

Judging from the stream of passersby pressing their noses against the glass, people are pretty excited about the relaunch of Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys. …

Photo via Kossar's Instagram.

Bring on the Schmear! Kossar’s Bialys Reopens Friday

Photo via Kossar’s Instagram.

Your wait for the return of Kossar’s Bialys is almost over. The newly renovated space at 367 Grand St. reopens …

50 Bowery Rendering/Architect Peter Poon.

Talde Team Opening Several Large Venues at 50 Bowery Hotel

50 Bowery Rendering/Architect Peter Poon.

There’s big news in Chinatown this afternoon. The team behind Talde in Brooklyn is bringing several large-scale restaurant/nightlife establishments …

Rendering: Russ & Daughters at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

More on Russ & Daughters’ Expansion to the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Rendering: Russ & Daughters at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Earlier this morning, we noted that Russ & Daughters is opening a large production facility …

Curry-spiced ramen at Nakamura/Instagram.

LES Bites: Nakamura Ramen, Galeria, Mimi Cheng’s, Hotel Liquor Permits

Japanese ramen master Shigetoshi “Jack” Nakamura has opened a noddle shop at 172 Delancey St., in a little space alongside the Williamsburg Bridge. He did a brief stint at Ramen Lab on Kenmare Street and now has a spot of his own. …

165 East Broadway.

Now Open: Wu’s Wonton King in Former Wing Shoon Space on East Broadway

165 East Broadway.

There’s new life for the storefront at 165 East Broadway that once housed the legendary Garden Cafeteria and Cantonese standby Wing …

49 Monroe St., the site of a new restaurant from the Forgtmenot team.

After Heated Debate, CB3 Approves Liquor Permit For New Restaurant From Forgtmenot Team

Community Board 3 voted 27-11 last night to support a liquor permit application for a new restaurant on Monroe Street from the team that owns Forgtmenot and Kiki’s. …

Lost Weekend in the snow. Image via Instagram.

Coffee Shop/Surf Store Lost Weekend is Closing

After almost five years on the Lower East Side, Lost Weekend is closing up shop at the end of this week. The coffee, surf and lifestyle store at 45 Orchard St. quickly became a popular local hangout after opening in the summer of 2011. …

Nick Castanos, co-owner of Cup & Saucer. Photo by Alex M. Smith.

Small Business Spotlight: Cup & Saucer Luncheonette

Nick Castanos, co-owner of Cup & Saucer. Photo by Alex M. Smith.

Editor’s note: Today we’re continuing our series of small business profiles. The …

Excuse My French, 96 Orchard St.

LES Bites: Vandal on the Bowery, Excuse My French, Melt Bakery For Valentine’s Day

Let’s get caught up on the Lower East Side food scene: –Vandal, a 360-seat restaurant/club from the Tao Group, debuts tomorrow night at 199 Bowery. …

49 Monroe St., the site of a new restaurant from the Forgtmenot team.

New Restaurants From Forgtmenot, Dudley’s Teams Get Green Light From CB3 Panel

49 Monroe St., the site of a new restaurant from the Forgtmenot team.

In the past year or two, the Lower East Side’s robust …

Inside The Lucky Bee. Image from the restaurant's social media channels.

The Lucky Bee Opens January 21; Here’s the Menu

Inside The Lucky Bee. Image from the restaurant’s social media channels.

The Lucky Bee, a new South Asian restaurant at 252 Broome St. (at …

Photo from Arancini Brothers website.

Now Open: Arancini Bros. Rice Balls in the Essex Street Market

Photo from Arancini Brothers Instagram feed.

There’s some good news to pass along about the Essex Street Market today. A new vendor, Arancini Bros., …