LES Bites: Japanese-Braised Brisket, Petraske Fund, Okonomiyaki Spots

Ivan Ramen's brisket. Image via the restaurant's Instagram.

Ivan Ramen's brisket. Image via the restaurant's Instagram.
Ivan Ramen’s brisket. Image via the restaurant’s Instagram.

Your Lower East Side food roundup for the first day of September:

In celebration of Rosh Hashanah, Ivan Ramen on Clinton Street is offering brisket braised in dashi with dried bonito and seaweed. According to the New York Times, the cost is $175 for 6-8 servings and you need to order by Sept. 9.

A memorial fund has been set up in honor of Sasha Petraske, the trailblazing bartender who died at the age of 42 this past month. Grub Street has more details.

Are you a fan of the savory Japanese pancakes known as okonomiyaki? Robert Sietsema has a roundup of some of the best versions, including several varieties at the new LES cocktail spot Bar Goto.

Speaking of Bar Goto, the Japanese cocktail master offers a quick video tutorial.