Today’s Lower East Side restaurant news:
- One of San Francisco’s “buzziest” restaurants is opening a location in the old Rhong Tiam space at 154 Orchard. Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food told Florence Fabricant of the New York Times, he is inspired by New York and is excited about bringing his eclectic menu to the East Coast. The restaurant will be open sometime in the spring.
- Also in the Times, Roberto Santibanez talks about expanding his Park Slope Mexican spot, Fonda, on Avenue B.
- We sat out last night’s Community Board 3 liquor licensing extravaganza. Thankfully there’s other coverage to obsess over! Eater reports on Sara Jenkins’ successful efforts to expand Porsena. Grub Street has details about the future of the Holiday Cocktail Lounge space. And the Local EV has the scoop on La Vie, which is still not making many friends with its neighbors.