LES Bites: Veselka Bowery, Forcella, Masala Wala, Sesame Pancakes, Selling Dog Meat (or not)

After much anticipation, Veselka Bowery opens tomorrow night.

Some food headlines from around the neighborhood:

  • Veselka Bowery plans to actually, finally open tomorrow. (Facebook)
  • Speaking of the Bowery, Forcella, the new Neapolitan pizzeria out of Williamsburg, is gaining traction among pie-lovers. (Zagat)
  • Masala Wala finally opened on Essex Street this week. (GrubStreet)
  • Knishery NYC, the home-baking enterprise of LES resident Noah Wildman we wrote about last month, gets another close-up. (The Forward)
  • Prosperity Dumpling faces off against Vanessa’s for sesame-pancake bragging rights. (Serious Eats)
  • A Chinatown meat market on East Broadway denies selling dog meat in the wake of puppy mill investigation in Minnesota. (Gothamist)

Food Wrap: Hester Street Lineup, Mexicue Loves Vanessa’s, Ellabess Review

Yep, it's dog food from Zoe's Premium; check it out at the Hester Street Fair this weekend.

A roundup of neighborhood food news:

  • This Saturday’s lineup for the Hester Street Fair includes lots of autumnal treats, including cocktail-flavored cupcakes and spicy fruit leathers, plus first-time vendor Zoe’s Premium shows off its “people food for dogs.”
  • Since opening their new Forsyth Street location, the proprietors of Mexicue have fallen in love with Vanessa’s Dumplings, they confide to Eater.
  • The New York Times wants to know: What are you cooking for Rosh Hashana?