LES Bites: Alphabet City Brewing Company, Sons of Essex, Economy Candy

Economy Candy. Photo by Laurie Gwen Shapiro.
Economy Candy. Photo by Laurie Gwen Shapiro.

Here’s your Monday afternoon Lower East Side food news:

  • Thursday evening, Clandestino will be launching a home-grown beer, “Easy Blonde,” from local start-up Alphabet City Brewing Company. See details here.
  • Sons of Essex rolls out their new brunch menu — plus three new sandwiches available in the deli. Choose from braised short rib, grilled chicken with Guss’ pickled tomato and apple slaw or homemade peanut butter with tempura battered bananas and grape jelly.  Lunch special offered 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sandwich, chips and old school pop for $9.95.
  • Via Trubinali, the new Neopolitan pizza place at 122 Ludlow, announces they’ll be open for business January 5th.
  • Chanukah Wire: Friend of TLD Laurie Gwen Shapiro reports via Facebook: “They are down to nine bags of dark gelt at Economy Candy, FYI. Milk chocolate gelt, you shouldn’t worry.”