The family-run restaurant El Aripo on Delancey Street tops our roundup of Lower East Side food news today.
- We profiled this local spot in the spring just before it opened in a storefront alongside the Williamsburg Bridge. Now New York Magazine touts El Aripo’s homemade arepas and empanadas, as well as the “seldom seen” patacón and pastelón, two Venezuelan style “gut busters.”
- Time Out takes a look at Contra, the Orchard Street restaurant that will be offering “seasonal tasting menus” when it opens on Orchard Street later this month.
- The Epoch Times pays a visit to the Experimental Cocktail Club.
- As we reported last week, Soho House goes to the State Liquor Authority Thursday in its continuing quest for a liquor license on the Lower East Side. As expected, the LES Dwellers neighborhood group will be there in force to urge the SLA to reject the proposed Ludlow Street club.