–The accolades keep coming for Wildair. Today, Bon Appétit named the Orchard Street wine bar one of the 10 best new restaurants in America. The modest spot is #8 on the list, and the only New York winner. Julia Kramer writes of Wildair, “you can come for the wine and leave having accidentally eaten one of the best meals you can remember.“
–This fall, the Museum of Chinese in America is launching an exhibition this fall called, “Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America.” It will challenge “how Chinese food is defined and interpreted through the personal stories of over 30 revered Chinese and Asian American chefs-from Michelin ranked to generational home cooks.” [Press Release]
–If you hadn’t realized it, Miller’s Near & Far closed at the end of last month. The burger spot tried a revamp last year, but the place really never caught on at 65 Rivington St. A note on the restaurant’s Facebook page promises, “More to come soon!”
–You may have noticed that well-known neighborhood chefs have been partnering with Kossar’s Bialys this month to dream up some interesting sandwich specials. This week, Joanthan Wu of Fung Tu is offering a smoked chicken sandwich with sichuan seasoning, avocado, lettuce, tomato and matchstick potatoes on a garlic chive sesame pretzel.