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LES Bites: Peasant Stock Opening, CB3 Notes, Kudos For Rizzo’s

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Today’s food-related notes:

Classic chicken soup from Peasant Stock.
Classic chicken soup from Peasant Stock.
  • In-box: Proprietor Christine Juritsche tells us she’ll be opening Peasant Stock in the Essex Street Market this coming Saturday. The new vendor will be offering several varieties of homemade soup daily, including vegan options.  On Saturday, free samples will be available and profits from the opening will go to the LES Girls Club.
  • News from last night’s community board liquor licensing hearing. Dirt Candy, the popular East Village vegetarian restaurant, heralded CB3’s approval for a new location at 86 Allen St. on its web site.  The second spot is scheduled to open next fall.  Also forgtmenot, the restaurant and bar at 138 Division St. got approval to expand into an adjacent space on Canal Street. The owners will be relocating the Chinese beef jerky shop now in the space to a neighboring storefront.  Pierre Moulin won approval to take over Zucco, the longtime French diner at 188 Orchard St.  And Gaku and Christy Shibata, the owners of Yppparai on Rivington Street got the okay for a full liquor license at a new, more casual spot at 49 Clinton St., serving Japanese shochu. The CB3 panel only approved the proposal after the owners agreed to close at 1:30 a.m. on weekends, earlier than they had requested.
  • Serious Eats says Rizzo’s Pizza held up very well when it made the trip from Queens to the Lower East Side.
  • Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery is finally ready to open to the general public on Friday.


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