It’s been quite a week in food and restaurant news on the Lower East Side. In case you missed our new monthly feature about restaurant inspection grades, be sure to check it out; it’s coming your way on the second Wednesday of every month. Our article yesterday about Painkiller’s trademark infringement lawsuit went viral on Facebook and Twitter today, spawning a boycott of the suit’s plaintiff, Pusser’s Rum. In other news around the neighborhood:
- Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor talks about the new generation of Chinatown restaurateurs in a New York Times article and video.
- With backing from Sasha Petraske, Milk and Honey bartender Sam Ross plans to open a new bar called Attaboy at 134 Eldridge St.; Milk and Honey is moving uptown this fall.
- The team behind The Randolph bar and coffee shop plans to open an actual restaurant a few doors down from its current location, at 343 Broome St.
- Prune’s Gabrielle Hamilton says she’s “barely interested” in talking about food these days.
- Cafe Charbon at 170 Orchard is closing, a move that’s been expected since it transferred its liquor license elsewhere earlier this year.