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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. …

Photos by Will Engelmann.

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. …

Photos by Will Engelmann.

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. …

Photo by Jeffrey Lee.

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. …

Photo from Shabushabu Macoron's Instagram.

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. …

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LES Food Notes: Scarr’s Scores!, Develle on Suffolk Street, New Middle Eastern Spot

Here are a few of the restaurant/food items that caught our eye recently: …

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Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Exit9 Coming to New Essex Street Market

Three popular Lower East Side businesses are joining the new Essex Street Market when it debuts in a newly expanded space at 115 Delancey St. this coming fall. …

Essex Street Market, April 2017.

Report: Longtime Residents Concerned About New Essex Street Market (Updated)

Longtime Lower East Side residents are nervous about the looming move of the Essex Street Market into a glassy new space across Delancey Street. …

Photos courtesy of The Little One.

“The Little One” is An Inventive Dessert Shop From Two Chinatown Locals

Now that summer is unofficially here, it’s about time you walked down East Broadway to check out The Little One, where some of the most interesting desserts on the Lower East Side are being prepared (and devoured). …

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Doughnut Plant, Pickle Guys Coming to the Market Line at Essex Crossing

Four more vendors have been announced for the Market Line, a new subterranean shopping pavilion that’s part of the Essex Crossing project. …