In Lower East Side food/restaurant news:
- Michael Huynh is changing the concept at 154 Orchard again. Bia Garden never caught on, so he planned a course correction, turning the place into an Asian tacos destination. Weeks after the new venture was supposed to open, however, Huynh tells Eater he’s changed his mind. The new plan: a Thai/Vietnamese restaurant called Andy ‘n’ Bao.
- Fatta Cuckoo on Clinton Street soft-opened this weekend. Via Twitter, they’re beckoning us to come by for cocktails (although we later found out they were closed Monday).
- Today at Baohaus: “$10 TV Dinner;” braised pork on rice, fish cakes with smoked ham hock, and eight treasure stir fry.
Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side this week:
The Silos – Wednesday, May 5 at 9pm
20 years since their inception, after the departure of several members, and the unfortunate passing of another, The Silos are still going, and their music is still pumping a solid beat.
Earlier this morning, EV Grieve posted some of the highlights from last night’s SEVEN hour CB3/SLA meeting. Keith Masco’s restaurant/seafood market on Avenue A got the green light… Michael Huynh’s DOB on St. Mark’s Place was rejected… TPoutine was turned away (again)… and Neway (the Eldridge Street karaoke bar) was denied a renewal.
We arrived late and most likely slipped into a coma sometime around 11 o’clock. But in-between those lapses, there were a few items that caught our eye: