Hester Street Fair Throws a Southern Tailgate Party on Saturday

Back to the 1850s: Retro Portraits at the Hester Street Fair

TG-170, an Old Lower East Side Favorite, Pops Up at the Hester Street Fair

Hester Street Fair Opens 2015 Season Saturday on the Lower East Side

Hester Street Fair Expands to Seward Park

LES Bites: El Rey in the Times, Celebs Love LES Food, Rosette Mondays

Some food and drink headlines to start off your week.

LES Bites: Beauty & Essex Mondays, Russ & Daughters Ramps Up, Eastwood’s Birthday

Your midweek food and drink roundup.

Ssam BBQ Debuts at Hester Street Fair

One of the many things we love about the Hester Street Fair, which launches for the season this weekend, is its function as birthplace for new food businesses.

LES Bites: Brunch at Thelma, the First U.S. Cat Cafe, the Scoop on Ivan Ramen

Hester Street Fair Returns April 26-27

Hester Street Fair Set to Operate New Museum Cafe

The Hester Street Fair is teaming up with the New Museum to operate a cafe.

Hester Street Fair to Host Labor Day BBQ Bash

Our friends at the Hester Street Fair are hosting a Labor Day Weekend BBQ bash this Sunday from noon to 5pm. 

Hester Street Fair Kicks Off August Night Markets Tomorrow

This weekend the Hester Street Fair launches “August Nights,” a series of Saturday markets stretching into the evening hours on the Lower East Side.

Hester Street Fair Hatchlings Fly

In the current issue of our print magazine, we talked with Hester Street Fair food vendors who have gone on to success with permanent brick-and-mortar stores and restaurants. This summer, the weekly showcase of artisan food and crafts is set to launch even more new entrepreneurs, including chefs and bakers from an incubator kitchen in the Bronx who will be making their debuts at a special event during the July 20 fair. Click through to read the story.

Hester Street Fair Announces Opening Day Lineup

The Hester Street Fair is held next to Seward Park, where Essex and Hester streets meet.

The Hester Street Fair is held next to Seward Park, where Essex and Hester streets meet.

Our friends at the Hester Street Fair have released the lineup for opening weekend, a week from Saturday.  To kick off their fourth season on the Lower East Side, there will be 60 vendors, including more than 20 food purveyors.

A lot of old favorites will be back on April 27, including Luke’s Lobster, Daisy Duke’s BBQ and Little Muenster.  But there are also some interesting new additions Khao Man Gai (Thai street food), Chinese Mirch (blending Indian spices with various regional Chinese cooking styles) and the Deviant Chef (umami burgers, short rib & kimchi risotto balls).  Also featured: Rachel Mae’s Farmstand, which is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture on a membership basis. If you’d like to sign up for the CSA, check out Rachel Mae’s Facebook page.   On the fashion front, Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage will be on hand in their “tricked out 70’s camper.”