The Lower East Side restaurant ranks have lost a few power-hitters in recent weeks. Sorella closed at the end of May, and then pioneering chef Wylie Dufresne announced that he would shutter wd~50 later this year. This weekend, the owners of Family Recipe announced that Sunday, June 22, would be their last dinner service at 231 Eldridge St.
Writing on the restaurant’s Facebook page, Chef Akiko Thurnauer said: “Thank you so much for all your support. We had an amazing journey.” She also noted that all bottles of wine are half-price this week.
Thurnauer’s homestyle Japanese cooking created a base of loyal fans in the restaurant’s three years, and garnered an editor’s pick for best vegetarian restaurant in The Lo-Down’s 2013 Best of the LES survey.