Spinach Mille Feuille with Grapefruit Ricotta and Smoked Pistachios. Photo courtesy of Dirt Candy.

Amanda Cohen’s Dirt Candy Sinks New Roots on Allen Street


A Monthly Roundup of Lower East Side Food News

Taste the bounty of upstate New York's apple crop, coming to local bars and restaurants for Cider Week.

LES Bites: Cider Week, An Inside Look at Yopparai & Azasu, Jewish Food

In our weekly roundup: Cider Week takes over taps, Jewish food in the U.K. and speakeasies, the stories behind Yopparai and Azasu. …

The Greek bruffin, part of the international collection of hybrid pastries at Bruffin Cafe, which opened yesterday on Delancey Street. Photo via Facebook

Now Open: Bruffin Cafe at 85 Delancey St.

Bruffins have arrived on the Lower East Side. …

Seoul Chicken is all wings all the time on Clinton Street.

LES Bites: Wing Craze, Dirty French Panned, Chin Chin is Coming

Wings are booming, pumpkin beer is flowing and The New Yorker hates Dirty French. Catch up on the LES restaurant and bar news. …


LES Bites: Restaurant Amnesty Week, Wylie Dufresne Q&A, Pig & Khao No. 2

Recipe secrets from LES chefs, the grain bowl trend and more in your midweek restaurant and bar roundup. …

The NYT has spoken: Cherche Midi earns two stars.

LES Bites: Reviews for Cherche Midi and Birds & Bubbles, World Vegetarian Day

Here are some midweek restaurant headlines around the neighborhood. …

Four contenders were seeking leases at 357-359 Grand St.

Kosher Cafe Wins Bid for Grand Street Space

Full-service, sit-down kosher dining returns to Grand Street. …

Fish ready for the fryer from Bon Chovies at the 2011 Grub Street Food Festival.

LES Bites: Grub Street Fest Returns, Mission Chinese Chef Spills, Fat Radish Recipes and Sake Tasting

Your Tuesday restaurant round-up. …

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Wing Shoon on East Broadway Shuttered by Marshal

Chef Marc Forgione's chili lobster taquito. Photo via Taquitoria's Facebook page.

LES Bites: Birthdays for Taquitoria and Pig & Khao, Meatball Shop Sitcom, Draft Cocktails

Celebrations and libations in a midweek restaurant and bar roundup. …

Coffee is roasted on-site at Creffle, a new cafe at 115 Stanton St.

Now Open: Creffle Cafe at 115 Stanton St.

Move over, cronuts and bruffins. …


Sneak Peek: Comfort Diner Construction Progresses

There are milkshakes in the short-range forecast at 399 Grand St. …

Birds & Bubbles, now open on Forsyth Street. Photo by Donny Tsang, courtesy of the restaurant.

LES Bites: Birds & Bubbles Debuts, Patacon Pisao Opens at Last, Bar News

A Friday food and drink roundup. …


New Restaurants and Bars for Fall

July and August might be considered the slow months for Manhattan’s restaurant business, but you couldn’t prove it by the Lower East Side this summer. …