Here’s a wrap-up of this week’s Lower East Side restaurant news:
- Eater talked with the couple behind Wassail, the new cider bar opening at 162 Orchard St. in about a month.
- The luxe lounge at the Ludlow Hotel now includes morsels from Dirty French, including a lamb burger, oysters and tuna tartare.
- Farmhouse Restaurant is the latest concept at 81 Ludlow St. (Broome Street). Opening March 4, the menu includes items such as butternut squash ravioli, hanger steak and seared salmon.
- Time Out has mixed feeling about Mission Chinese: “Point of view has never been the chef’s problem—(Danny Bowien’s) got personality in spades. But that freewheeling, dip-a-toe gumption often translates to a lack of focus.”
- Robert Sietsema says the empanadas at Charrua, the newish Uruguayan restaurant on Essex Street, are among the best in New York.
- Goa Taco is staying at 79 Delancey St. for another month, so you still have a chance to sample chef Duvaldi Marneweck’s delicious Indian-inspired tacos.