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Lebanese Restaurant, Lil’ Gem, Will Succeed Thelma on Clinton This Spring

There’s news this afternoon of Melissa O’Donnell’s next act on Clinton Street. …

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Lower East Side Voices: A Small Business Owner Staying Positive, Working Hard

You may have noticed a little restaurant, Factory Tamal, that opened on Essex Street not long ago. It’s run by Fernando Lopez, a Mexican immigrant who has worked his way up through New York City’s restaurant industry. …

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Lower East Side Food Notes: Lucky Bee Lunch, Lalo’s Name Change, Brunch at Jimmy’s No. 43

Here’s what’s new in the Lower East Side restaurant world. …

Last summer's bounty at the Grand Street CSA.

Early Bird Signup For Grand Street CSA Ends March 15

Sure, we’re in the middle of a spring snowstorm, but summer will be here before you know it. This means it’s time to start thinking about the Grand Street CSA. …

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Forgtmenot Team Opens Monroe, a Lush Mediterranean Restaurant in Two Bridges Area

This green oasis is the latest project from the team behind Forgtmenot and Kiki’s, the popular local spots on Division Street. …

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Food Notes: Trapizzino Debuts, Cocoron Moves West, Nakamura Opens For Lunch

Happening in the Lower East Side food world:

–It’s opening day for Trapizzino, the new Italian food concept at 144 Orchard St. (Stanton Street). …

Luis Arce Mota. Photo by Alex M. Smith, 2015.

La Contenta Owner Luis Arce Mota Talks About a “Day Without Immigrants”

Several Lower East Side restaurants participated in yesterday’s, “A Day Without Immigrants,” a protest of Donald Trump’s policies and vitriol. One local business that attracted a lot of national attention for its decision to close for the day was Norfolk Street’s La Contenta. …

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Orchard Grocer, a Vegan Deli, Opens at 78 Orchard St.

The owners of the popular vegan show store, MooShoes, have just opened a vegan grocery store in deli. It’s located at 78 Orchard St. (the two businesses are side-by-side.) …

Image via Thelma on Clinton's Facebook page.

Thelma on Clinton Closes Over the Weekend; New Restaurant Concept In-the-Works

Thelma on Clinton, Melissa O’Donnell’s reboot on Salt Bar, has closed after three years in business. …

Jay Nir of River Coyote. Photos by  Michael Tulipan.

River Coyote, Wine and Coffee Bar, Opens at 121 Ludlow St.

In the past few days, a coffee and wine bar called River Coyote opened at 121 Ludlow St. It’s owned by Jay Nir, who according to a press release, brings an “eclectic career path of DJ-ing, real estate, restructuring night clubs, hotel consulting and hosting private events” to the new Lower East Side business. …

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Eastwood Team Plans New Bar on Clinton Street

This coming spring, Eastwood, the neighborhood bar at 200 Clinton St., will be celebrating four years on the Lower East Side. …

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Winter DayLife Festival at the Lowline Lab Happens Feb. 12

Coming up on Sunday, Feb. 12, the vendors of the Essex Street Market will be participating in the second annual Winter DayLife Festival at …

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Factory Tamal Opens at 13 Essex St.

A little place called Factory Tamal soft-opened at 13 Essex St. over the weekend. …

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LES Food Notes: Russ & Daughters Reservations, Essex Market Cupping, Dim Sum Pro Tips

A few notes from the Lower East Side restaurant world: …

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Coffee Window Opens at 1 Oliver St., With Diner on the Way

TLD reader Paul Cackler snapped this photo on Oliver Street, just off Bowery in Chinatown, where a cheery coffee window has popped up in the dead of winter. …