Today’s Lower East Side food news:
- After a two-week delay, Taqueria LES is now open at 198 Orchard Street. The Manhattan offshoot of the popular New Jersey-based restaurant serves authentic tacos ($2.50 each), tortas ($6.25), enchiladas ($7.95) and burritas ($7.95). They’re open noon-midnight Monday-Friday; 11-midnight on weekends.
- EV Grieve reports: Ray’s Candy Store was shut down by the Department of Health.
- Landbrot Bakery, 185 Orchard, may be having a tough time getting its liquor license; but their web site has gone live and they’re hiring. Opening anticipated for “late summer.”