The caneles with dulce de leche at Azul, where a new team is in charge.
Here’s the mid-week roundup of neighborhood restaurant news:
- The Daily News talks to the new culinary team at Azul on Stanton Street, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a revamp of its menu by Argentinian natives.
- New York Magazine’s annual “Cheap Eats” issue highlights many local favorites: Cocoron, Souvlaki GR, the turkey sandwich at Stellina and the al fresco options at Hester Street Fair.
- Speaking of cheap eats, Serious Eats offers its selections for 10 great meals under $6 in Chinatown, including nods for Vanessa’s Dumplings and Great NY Noodletown.
- The NYT’s Diners Journal checks out the new picnic outfitter on Clinton Street.
There were some interesting morsels in yesterday’s Post profile of Emma Hearst, co-owner and chef of Sorella, the Italian-inspired small plates spot on Allen Street. First off, plans are in the works for a small “steak driven eatery.” The new spot, scheduled to open next year, will feature beef from the Hearst Cattle Ranch in California (Emma is the great great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst).
The proposed brewery at 14 Ave. B went before CB3 this week, but made the news for other reasons.
Wrapping up the week in Friday food news:
- The planned East Village Brewery and Beer Shop on Ave. B at 2nd Street got nailed for appropriating Prime Meats’ menu and then apologized.
- Meanwhile, in other beer news, you can now get growlers at a Chinatown newsstand.
- Co-op Food & Drink is getting a lot of love this week: Guest of a Guest has shots of the opening party, and Grub Street offers a peek at the menu.
- Stellina, the new dessert palace on Allen Street, will offer free scoops of its homemade sorbet and gelato on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.
Meatball Shop owners Michael Chernow & Daniel Holzman shortly after setting up shop last spring.
Here’s the midweek roundup of food news around the neighborhood.
- LES “food personality” Eddie Huang makes Time, whose Josh Ozersky asserts: “Huang gets by on a cocktail of personality, hustle, some luck, some cooking ability, but most of all a really compelling ability to communicate who he is to the world.”
- The NYT’s FloFab says Stellina, the new dessert parlor by the folks at Sorella, will open Sunday on Allen Street.
- In a one-year anniversary Q&A with Eater, Meatball Shop guys Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman dish on their expansion to Williamsburg and the West Village, and how they feel about imitators.
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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