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Plant-Based Cuisine Pops Up; Young’s Restaurant is a Work in Progress

An April pop-up dinner at the Bowery Station sold out  both nights.

Young’s set up shop at The Old Bowery Station in March; it returns May 1-3.

One night last month, eager diners jostled for space at a hot new Lower East Side restaurant called Young’s. The frenzied chef stirred hot sauce pans while supervising the dessert prep nearby. The maitre d’ welcomed guests at the front door, answering rapid-fire questions from the waitstaff and soothing a couple who wanted a different table at the same time. Bloggers clicked their phone cameras, Tweeting and Instagramming.