Soba spot Cocoron got some love from The New York Times this week.
- Gabrielle Hamilton, the chef at Prune and author of a recent memoir, took home the Best Chef in New York award at Monday night’s James Beard Foundation Awards, raising some eyebrows with her acceptance speech. Time magazine, particularly, was unimpressed.
- NYT’s Diner’s Journal details the plan for Co-op Food & Drink at The Hotel on Rivington, whose imminent opening we first reported last week.
- DJ also has some news about David Chang’s former Milk Bar space this week.
- Cup and Saucer Luncheonette’s building is for sale, raising questions about the quaint spot’s future.
- Delancey Street’s tiny soba shop, Cocoron, gets the once-over from the NYT.
- The Village Voice likes the new fried egg sandwich at Prosperity Dumpling.
Neighborhood food news to start off the weekend:
Imperial Tavern: still closed.
In Lower East Side food news:
- Fork in the Road notes that Imperial Tavern has not reopened, in spite of a sign in the window suggesting the new Ludlow Street party spot would resume operations February 14th.
- Bowery Boogie reports Stellina, the bakery/gelato emporium next to Sorella, will be opening soon.
- Serious Eats proclaims “Tasty Dumplings” on Mulberry Street the tastiest dumplings in Chinatown.
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