LES Bites: Viktor & Spoils, Pho 88, Forcella

Viktor & Spoils, the new bar at the Hotel on Rivington.

This morning’s Lower East Side food/restaurant news:

  • Viktor & Spoils, the new tequila bar and taqueria in the Hotel on Rivington, opens Thursday. Zagat has a preview, as does Urban Daddy.
  • Two Lower East Side restaurants make it onto the dreaded Eater “cursed spaces” list: 107 Rivington (currently Co-op Food & Drink); and 189 East Houston (most recently Masala Twist).
  • The Voice says Pho 88, the new Vietnamese spot on Bayard Street, looks promising.
  • All day today, Forcella, the new pizza place on the Bowery is offering $10 pies


LES Bites: Veselka Bowery, Forcella, Masala Wala, Sesame Pancakes, Selling Dog Meat (or not)

After much anticipation, Veselka Bowery opens tomorrow night.

Some food headlines from around the neighborhood:

  • Veselka Bowery plans to actually, finally open tomorrow. (Facebook)
  • Speaking of the Bowery, Forcella, the new Neapolitan pizzeria out of Williamsburg, is gaining traction among pie-lovers. (Zagat)
  • Masala Wala finally opened on Essex Street this week. (GrubStreet)
  • Knishery NYC, the home-baking enterprise of LES resident Noah Wildman we wrote about last month, gets another close-up. (The Forward)
  • Prosperity Dumpling faces off against Vanessa’s for sesame-pancake bragging rights. (Serious Eats)
  • A Chinatown meat market on East Broadway denies selling dog meat in the wake of puppy mill investigation in Minnesota. (Gothamist)