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New York’s First Full Scale Restaurant Featuring Yunnan Cuisine Planned on Clinton Street

Last week we posted a brief item about Yunnan Kitchen, a new restaurant coming to 79 Clinton St. A few days ago, we met Erika Chou, the owner, to discuss plans for the regional Chinese spot in the former...

Food-Focused Shopping on the Lower East Side

I’ve heard complaints that our neighborhood isn’t so good when it comes to shopping. I may not buy much “stuff,” but I spend a sizable chunk of change on food, wine and other kitchen-related items. I think our neighborhood...

LES Bites: Pok Pok, Blue Ribbon, Cooper’s Craft

This morning's restaurant/food news: Eater reveals that award winning Portland, Oregon chef Andy Ricker is opening his first New York City "Pok Pok" restaurant on the Lower East Side. The Southeast Asian specialist will be taking over the tiny spot...
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LES Bites: Lost Weekend, Heartbreak, Shang

Here's what's happening today on the Lower East Side food/restaurant beat: T Magazine talks up the "Modern Bromance" taking place at Lost Weekend, the new coffee bar and lifestyle shop on lower Orchard Street. Heartbreak, the German-Swiss spot on East 2nd...

LES Bites: Hester Street Fair, Meatball Shop, Bowery Diner

Here are your Friday morning food headlines: New at the Hester Street Fair this weekend: mini cupcakes and liquor infused cake balls from the Chibi Chef -- plus carmel donut holes from Wonder City Coffee. The Meatball Shop's cookbook comes out...

Khushie Indian Kitchen Shuttered by Health Department

Khushie Indian Kitchen, a tiny storefront at 139 Essex St. that does a big delivery and takeout business, was shuttered by the health department after an inspection yesterday. The restaurant was cited for seven sanitary violations, four of them...
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Yunnan Kitchen Coming to 79 Clinton St.

It looks like 79 Clinton St., the former Lucky variety store and once-rumored Falai expansion, finally has a new tenant. Later this month, Community Board 3's liquor license committee will field an application from Yunnan Kitchen, a new Asian restaurant...

Two of My Favorite Lower East Side Wine Bars

I’m proud to be associated with two neighborhood bars that pour good wine by the glass. I did the opening list for Sweet Grapes and continue to consult for Clandestino. I love ordering wine without hesitation. This should be...

LES Bites: Sons of Essex, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Zoe

Today's Lower East Side food news: Expect to hear some buzz this week about Sons of Essex, the successor to Mason Dixon at 133 Essex Street. A few days ago, Urban Daddy had some photos inside. The mechanical bull is...
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Baohaus on Rivington is Closing, Falai Plans on Hold

There's news today about a couple of Lower East Side restaurants. First, Eddie Huang told Eater and then started blogging about his decision to close his original Baohaus restaurant, at 137 Rivington Street. Huang says he wants to focus...
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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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