Coming Up in Azul’s Space: More Argentinian Food

A chef with a background at Nobu, elBulli and Sushi Samba has taken over the former home of Azul Bistro at 152 Stanton St.

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TLD Food Wire: Azul, NY Mag Nods, Chinatown Deals, Perfect Picnic

The caneles with dulce de leche at Azul, where a new team is in charge.

Here’s the mid-week roundup of neighborhood restaurant news:

  • The Daily News talks to the new culinary team at Azul on Stanton Street, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a revamp of its menu by Argentinian natives.
  • New York Magazine’s annual “Cheap Eats” issue highlights many local favorites: Cocoron, Souvlaki GR, the turkey sandwich at Stellina and the al fresco options at Hester Street Fair.
  • Speaking of cheap eats, Serious Eats offers its selections for 10 great meals under $6 in Chinatown, including nods for Vanessa’s Dumplings and Great NY Noodletown.
  • The NYT’s Diners Journal checks out the new picnic outfitter on Clinton Street.


Restaurant Week Options in the Neighborhood


New York Restaurant Week is upon us! There are only a few local places taking part, including:

  • Apiary (dinner)
  • Azul (dinner)
  • Grotta Azzurra in Little Italy (lunch & dinner)
  • Rayuela (dinner)
  • Shang (dinner)
  • Yerba Buena (dinner)

Lunch is $24.07, dinner $35.00. You can make reservations by visiting the Restaurant Week web site. If you decide to dine out at one of these restaurants or anywhere else in the neighborhood — consider writing a review on our food page. More than 170 LES restaurants are listed.