Here’s your mid-week Lower East Side restaurant roundup:
- Tejal Rao of Bloomberg says service at Mission Chinese can be spotty but “the restaurant is worth a trip—several, in my opinion—for the good vibes and delicious, idiosyncratic food.”
- The Village Voice is impressed with Bara, a little restaurant on East 1st Street whose aethetic “borrows from both East and West.”
- Empellón al Pastor is going for a sidewalk cafe license on Avenue A, EV Grieve reports.
- Via the TLD in-box, we learn that Alex Mitow (Los Perros Locos/LESpace) and Imagination in Space, are putting on Broth Fest, a food and music festival at the Seaport March 14. It will take place at Sugarcube, the pop-up pavilion. Restaurants taking part include Katz’s Deli and Spur Tree and LES-based DJ’s Andrew Andrew will be providing entertainment. Each restaurant will be dreaming up its own version of bone broth, the hot food trend of the moment. More info here.
- To celebrate Purim, which begins this evening, the Doughnut Plant rolls out limited edition hamantashen, made with poppyseed and raisin filling.