TLD Food Wire: Azul, NY Mag Nods, Chinatown Deals, Perfect Picnic

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.

 

Sorella Plans New Eatery on “Underdeveloped” Allen St.

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).

EV and C’town Beer, Co-op Food & Drink, Free Scoops

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.

Food Wire: Eddie Huang, Stellina, Peels, Meatball Shop, Bowery Beef, Above Allen

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.

Food Wire: Beauty & Essex, Imperial Tavern, Stellina

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.

Check out these restaurants, and more, on our fabulous Food Page.

Stellina

CLOSED – Feb., 2012.

An offshoot of Sorella, next door, Stellina offers homemade gelato and baked goods, sandwiches, salads and espresso drinks in a casual atmosphere with comfortable bar seats.

95 Allen St.

212-274-9555

Open seven days a week, 10 a.m. until close.

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