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Lower East Side Episode of Anthony Bourdain’s TV Program Premieres During October Film Fest

An episode of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show, Parts Unknown, focused on the Lower East Side will premiere Oct. 24 at the Food Film Festival. …

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East Broadway Noodle Cart Lady is Planning on Returning in the Fall (Updated)

Something just doesn’t look quite right on this corner across from Seward Park. You’ve probably noticed that the woman who runs that popular rice …

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A Very Soft Opening Tonight For New Bar, Windmill on Clinton

This afternoon’s Instagram feed turns up the abstract photo posted here and news that the latest Clinton Street bar, Windmill on Clinton, is making …

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Rivington Street Restaurant Hemlock is Closing

Over the weekend, Diego Moya announced that his Lower East Side restaurant, Hemlock, will be closing at the end of the month. …

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Pho Grand Joins Market Line Retail Mix

A little more local flavor for the Market Line, the big retail pavilion that’s part of the Essex Crossing project. …

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Vote For Your Favorite Ice Cream Saturday at the Hester Street Fair

Here’s something to power you through until the weekend arrives. The Hester Street Fair’s annual Ice Cream Social is happening on Saturday! …

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Wu’s Wonton King Set to Reopen Tomorrow After Renovations (Updated)

If you’ve been thinking of trudging over to Wu’s Wonton King in the stifling heat, give it another day. The popular Cantonese spot at 165 East Broadway is closed for the day. …

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Kings Co. Imperial Opens New Spot on Delancey Street

Kings Co. Imperial, a hipster Chinese restaurant from Williamsburg, opened this week alongside the Williamsburg Bridge. …

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BYGGYZ Sandwich Shop Will Remain Open on Weekends After Investor Comes Forward

Here’s an update to a story we first brought you last week. As you might recall, Dewey Dufresne told us he was temporarily closing BYGGYZ, his sandwich shop on Clinton Street, while he searched for new investors. …

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Malaysian Coffee Shop, Kopitiam, is Now Open at 151 East Broadway

The newly expanded Kopitiam is already attracting interest at 151 East Broadway. You remember the traditional Malaysian coffee shop that popped up on Canal Street in 2015. …

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Ice Coffee Champion to Be Crowned at Hester Street Fair

This weekend at the Hester Street Fair, it’s the second annual iced coffee competition. You buy a $10 ticket and are eligible to sample all of the contenders — and to vote for the winner. The victor will be announced between 5-6 p.m. …

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Dewey Dufresne’s BYGGYZ is Closing, While Search For New Investors Continues

You unfortunately only have a few more days to sample Dewey Dufresne’s wonderfully creative sandwiches at BYGGYZ on Clinton Street. …

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Adirondack Creamery Founder Hosts Ice Cream Social in Support of Syrian Refugees

Coming up on Wednesday, Lower East Side resident Paul Nasrani will be hosting an ice cream social in the neighborhood to raise awareness of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. …

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Lower East Side Food Notes

Here are some of the recent stories that have caught our eye on the Lower East Side food scene. …

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Anthony Bourdain’s Lower East Side

Reaction was swift and heartfelt today after it became known that television personality, chef and author Anthony Bourdain apparently took his own life at a hotel in France. …