LES Bites: Craft Beer Festival, L’Apicio on 1st Street, Dorie Greenspan Makes Friends

Our roundup of Lower East Side restaurant/food news:

  • The New York Craft Beer Festival will be taking place Saturday at Basketball City (Pier 36).  They’ll be holding a Sandy supplies relief drive.  More info here.
  • The Local EV reports: the Mile End outpost on Bond Street is once again serving smoked meats.  Their Red Hook production facility was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.
  • Adam Platt of New York Magazine reviews L’Apicio, the new pasta-centric restaurant from Gabe Stulman and Joe Campanale on East 1st Street.
  • EV Grieve hears that St. Mark’s Place sushi spot Natori is closing.
  • We didn’t get around to posting this one last week, so here it goes; Serious Eats tours the Essex Street Market with its newest vendor Dorie Greenspan.