Here’s what’s new on the Lower East Side food front:
- As we mentioned in September, Anikka Sunvik (remember White Slab Palace on Delancey Street?) has a new venture in the Essex Street Market. Nordic Preserves, Fish & Wildlife opened next door to Heritage Meats today. She and partners John Lavelle and Lu Rapunil got the FloFab treatment in the Times this morning. The Scandanavian-accented business will feature house-made “herring, gravlax, meatballs, sauces, pickles and potted game.” These days the city (which operates the market) is requiring new vendors to also take production space at La Marqueta in Harlem. This is where Nordic Preserves is preparing their menu items. To celebrate the opening, Sunvik will be pouring glogg on Sunday.
- Tejal Rao of the Village Voice loves the soba at Cocoron, the diminutive Delancey Street restaurant that recently spawned a Kenmare Street cousin.
- Mac and cheese for dinner? S’Mac in First Park is now delivering; just dinner for now but lunch service will be added in the near future.
- Eater features the new menu at the new American bistro, Todd’s Mill, that recently opened at 162 Orchard Street.
- East 6th Street has a new ramen joint. The Local has a look at the menu.