LES Bites: Falai Panetteria, Bowery Diner, Interstate F&L

Falai bakery, 79 Clinton Street.
Falai bakery, 79 Clinton Street.

Today’s Lower East Side food/restaurant news:

  • Falai Panetteria wants the neighborhood to know they’re going to be reopening in the next several days.  Last week’s blog post from Grub Street detailing this news has been taped to the door of 79 Clinton. Several weeks ago, Iacopo Falai intimated he was closing both his flagship restaurant, at 68 Clinton and the bakery. But Grub Street learned that he’s now partnering with Takashi Kobayashi (a vet of the Falai kitchens) to reopen the panetteria.
  • More suggestions for a low-key, local New Year’s Eve. Interstate Food & Liquor is offering a $95 pre-fixe menu plus open bar for five hours and good dj’s.  Check out the menu here.
  • Antibes has a $60 pre-fixe menu New Year’s Eve.