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ZipCard & The Lo-Down Team Up

Today we're excited to announce a new partnership with the ZipCard, which offers all kinds of deals and special events -- specifically for locals -- on the Lower East Side. Deal programs are, of course, all the rage these days....

Happening Now: The Grub Street Festival at Hester Street

Come hungry if you are headed to the Grub Street Food Festival at the Hester Street Fair this afternoon: there's plenty to eat! It's a smorgasbord of tasty samples of grilled meat, cold sweets, hot spices and gourmet fixin's. Food and drink...

Coming Soon at Rivington and Allen: Sauce

Most of the plywood is down and the lace curtains are up at Sauce, the new Italian eatery set to open by the end of the month at the corner of Rivington and Allen streets. For his first foray south...
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LES Bites: Kuma Inn, Henan Noodles, Hua Ji Pork Chop, IHOP

A look at some neighborhood joints making the news this week: Eater's Dining Confidential feature looks at Kuma Inn through the eyes of August Cardona, CEO of Epicurean Management. The Village Voice's Robert Sietsema introduces us to He Nan Flavor, new on Forsyth...

Grub Street Food Festival Returns to Hester Street

A celebration of the city's culinary delights descends on the Lower East Side on Sunday, as New York Magazine and the Hester Street Fair team up for the second annual Grub Street Food Festival. More than 100 vendors will spread out from...

“Sons of Essex” Rolls Out Video, Reveals New Menu Items

Look what's popped up online -- an intriguing video greeting/LES tribute from the new restaurant, "Sons of Essex," featuring cameos from all sorts of familiar neighborhood types as well as luminaries from the entertainment and art worlds. Leading up to...
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JP’s Food Adventures: Mussels, Dutch Style

Mussels. They’re inexpensive, easy to cook, kind of celebratory, widely available in the neighborhood and delicious. Yet many never think of making them at home. Why not? Here’s one of my favorite recipes, given to me by an American ex-pat...

Knishery NYC: A Modern Twist on an Ancient Street Food

Knishes arrived on the streets of the Lower East Side from Poland more than a century ago, and flourished as a popular, cheap street food made with ingredients easily available to peasants. This fall, Noah Wildman wants to bring them them...

LES Bites: Hester Street, Local Coffee, Starbucks Juice Plans

A roundup of the neighborhood food news this week: The Hester Street Fair is on hiatus this weekend due to the Sukkot holiday, but it returns Oct. 22 with the Grub Street Food Festival, which promises great vendors and more...
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Restaurant Report Card: September 2011

Each month, on the second Wednesday, we post this report of restaurants in the 10002 ZIP code that scored 28 points or more on their health department inspections, the equivalent of “C” grades under the city’s rating system. We...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...

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