LES Bites: Peck Slip Pickle Festival, Masala Wala, EV Pizza, More on Nom Wah

Illustration by Elizabeth Daggar via newamsterdammarket.org

A few food headlines from around the neighborhood today:

  • The New Amsterdam Market holds its first Peck Slip Pickle Festival on Sunday, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. On tap: 75 vendor stalls, including 20 serving pickled and fermented products, three regional beers, a talk by Mimi Sheraton on pickles and bialys and more.
  • The Village Voice‘s Fork in the Road blog samples the fare at Masala Wala, new on Essex Street.
  • The East Village’s pizzeria boom continues: Chef Michael White (of Marea and Ai Fiori) talks to the NYT’s Flo Fab about plans for Nicoletta, his new pie place on Second Avenue at 10th Street.
  • Metromix checks in on LES newcomers Viktor & Spoils and Grit ‘N’ Glory.
  • If you didn’t get enough Nom Wah news here yesterday, check out the lovely profile of the historic dim sum parlor Amanda Kludt wrote for Eater.

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)

Big Gay Ice Cream, Masala Wala, Co-op Food & Drink, Souvlaki GR, Bluebird Coffee

Photo by SeriousEats.com

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