Food Wire: New Plan for 154 Orchard, Breakfast at Peels, Special at Baohaus

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.

This Week’s Music Picks

Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side this week:


The Silos – Wednesday, May 5 at 9pm

The Silos

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.

CB3: “No” to Grilled Cheese, “Yes” to Meatballs

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:

Thursday News Links

The Democrats go to court… Albany hangs on every word uttered by a guy indicted three months ago for allegedly assaulting his companion with a broken glass… the governor's plea to lawmakers: "think of the lobbyists!" Just another day in the nuthouse known as the New York State Senate.

A plan by Assembly leader Sheldon Silver allows the mayor to retain control of the city's schools, with a few adjustments.

After yesterday's shootings at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, the NYPD is tightening security at some Jewish institutions in New York.

It looks like Patricia Yeo (Monkey Bar, Sapa) is the new chef at Broadway East.

The Feedbag blog reports: Michael Huynh (Baoguette and Bar Bao) is opening a Vietnamese beer garden on Orchard Street. And the team behind Stanton Social is apparently looking at launching another restaurant in the neighborhood.