Food Wire: Bowery Beef, Gaia Cafe, Beauty & Essex

Beauty & Essex.

In Lower East Side food news:

  • EV Grieve and the Village Voice have the (rather amusing) scoop on Bowery Beef, the new restaurant opening in the Bowery Poetry Club next week.
  • The Voice profiles Gaia, an Italian cafe that just opened on East Houston.
  • Metromix sizes up Beauty & Essex: “Every neighborhood has to grow up. Beauty & Essex is the kind of place you can bring your best client or your uptown arm candy to, without feeling like you’re betraying the neighborhood’s soul.”
  • Bowery Boogie hears Andy ‘n’ Bao, the latest Michael Huynh concept at 154 Orchard, should be opening in a couple of weeks.