LES Bites: Milk Bar Transforms to Cocktails, Bowery Diner Menu, More on Pok Pok Wing

Via Tribunali's signage has appeared at 122 Ludlow St.

There’s lots of restaurant and bar news to start off the week, and more on the way; later today, we’ll have some details from last evening’s meeting of Community Board 3’s liquor license committee. In the meantime, here’s what’s making the rounds in other media:

  • David Chang’s original Milk Bar space in the East Village will be transformed into a high-tech cocktail lounge addition to the Momofuko empire, in a collaboration between Chang and Dave Arnold of the French Culinary Institute. (Zagat)
  • Sneak peeks at the menu and wine list for the new Bowery Diner, opening this weekend. (NYT, TimeOut)
  • New Amsterdam Market founder Robert LaValva shares his love of the Japanese home cooking at Umi No Ie. (Eater)
  • Pok Pok Wing, which is taking over the Baohaus space on Rivington, drew lots of media love — and monk’s blessings — in advance of its opening last night. (GrubStreet)

 

LES Bites: Brooklyn Taco, CULTUREfix, New Eats on the Bowery

Gothamist says Brooklyn Taco's tacos are better than California's. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

There’s lots of restaurant news this week:

  • Brooklyn Taco in the Essex Street Market rates as “amazing” in a rave review. (Gothamist)
  • Chef Damon Cohen of wd~50 cooks at CULTUREfix on Jan. 10. (GrubStreet)
  • A preview of EMM Group’s plans for a Latin/Asian restaurant at 199 Bowery, up for discussion at Monday night’s CB3 SLA Committee. (Eater)
  • The “hotly anticipated” Bowery Diner is rumored to be opening Jan. 15. (Eater)