This morning’s Lower East Side food news:
- A few Lower East Side favorites were nominated in the “2011 Best of Metromix” readers’ survey, including: Clinton Street Baking Company, Roni-Sue’s, Xi’an Famous Foods, Babycakes, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, 88 Palace, Painkiller, Mary Queen of Scots and Ten Bells. You can vote on the winners for the next two weeks.
- Gothamist checks out the Doughnut Plant’s new outpost in the Chelsea Hotel.
- Grub Street reports: Zella Jones is “rallying the troops” to put a stop to B Bar’s plans for sidewalk seating.
- February 21st charity cocktail event at Freemans benefits bartenders in need of health insurance, Time Out says.