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)

LES Food Wire: Fried Dumpling, Veselka Bowery, Sheng Weng

Photo from the Village Voice.

  • Robert Sietsema checks out the new and improved “Fried Dumpling,” the city’s first one dollar dumpling joint. Same great dumplings plus a few additions to the menu, including brisket soup (Fork in the Road).
  • Veselka owner Tom Birchard says Veselka Bowery will open in mid-March (Feast).
  • The best hand pulled noodles in the neighborhood?  Danny might not go that far, but still found Sheng Weng on Eldridge Street very satisfying (Food in Mouth).