Lower East Side food notes:
–Kossar’s Bialys was supposed to have reopened last month after a major remodeling project. No big surprise: it’s taking a little longer than expected. But today the 80-year-old Lower East Side business revealed its new look. On Instagram, they noted, “the new awning is up! Couldn’t wait to share our new logo and exterior of the store with you…who’s ready for the Grand Reopening? We are getting closer and closer.”
–Eater notes that Garfunkel’s, the bar replacing 2nd Floor on Clinton, is now officially open at 67 Clinton St. Lucinda Sterling of Middle Branch is handling the cocktails. Still to come, a restaurant called the Burgary downstairs in the old Barramundi space.
–Video: Nick Solares of Eater explains why Katz’s Deli is still king of pastrami.
–Pig & Khao’s Leah Cohen and fellow cheg Grayson Schmitz are “teaming up to serve a dinner in which East meets West, Uptown comes Downtown, and former Top Chef contestants cook alongside current Top Chef contestants.” It happens this coming Sunday. More info and ticket info here.