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Coronavirus Update – Takeout and Delivery Options on the Lower East Side

We're starting a list of places staying open for takeout and delivery. Our local spots are suffering and need your support more than ever. Many of the restaurants are offering discounted prices for takeout (to avoid delivery fees). Most of the restaurants are posting updates on Instagram. Many of the delivery services are now offering "no-contact delivery," allowing for instructions on where to leave the order upon delivery.

Bacaro Debuts a New Menu

Some of us are riding out the coronavirus outbreak at home. Others are choosing to share a comforting meal with old friends at familiar neighborhood restaurants. If you're in the latter category, you'll want to know that a local favorite, Bacaro, has a new menu.

Ernesto’s Cafe and Wine Bar Now Open Daily

Ernesto’s Cafe and Wine Bar (259 E. Broadway at Montgomery St.) is now open, accompanying the Basque-inspired restaurant from chef Ryan Bartlow (Quality Eats, Frenchette), which debuted in January to glowing reviews. The cafe, located next door to the restaurant, is open during...
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Ernesto’s Makes Its Debut at 259 East Broadway

Ernesto's, an ambitious restaurant featuring the cuisine of Spain's Basque region, opened just before the new year at 259 East Broadway. It's the first solo project from Ryan Bartlow, a Lower East Side resident who previously worked in the kitchens...

Randall’s Barbecue Offers New Winter Happy Hour Menu

Randall's Barbecue (359 Grand St.) is boasting a new happy hour menu featuring $20 beer buckets and $10 cocktails, plus $3 tacos and $5 smoked pork rinds, not to mention their in-house Pastrami, which holds its own next to Katz's famous sandwich,...

The Market Line is Open Today at Essex Crossing

It's grand opening weekend for the Market Line at Essex Crossing. Following a VIP preview last night, the subterranean shopping complex makes a long-awaited public debut this morning. You can enter the Market Line using a sweeping staircase in the Essex...
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Take an Essex Market Audio Tour and Share Your Favorite Ingredients With Feed Me a Story

Our friends at the Feed Me a Story project are kicking off a new audio tour of Essex Market (88 Essex St.) with a fun event this Saturday, from 11am - 1pm, on the mezzanine at the market.

Samesa Becomes First Casualty of New Essex Market

The new Essex Market has its first flop. The shawarma counter, Samesa, has shut down just five months after the market moved into its new gleaming space as part of the Essex Crossing project. Samesa, a project from the...

Sake Festival Comes to Hester Street Fair

Sake fans should stop by the Hester Street Fair tomorrow for their first annual Sake Festival, featuring master brewers from Japan pouring sake from 12p - 5p. Entrance to the fair is free but you can buy a sake...
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Learn to Make Sichuanese Food at MOCATalks

Author Fuchsia Dunlop talks about her updated and revised cookbook, "Land of Plenty," at the Museum of Chinese in America's MOCATalks series on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 6:30pm. They write: When Fuchsia Dunlop’s Land of Plenty was first published in 2001,...
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Lower East Side Links

Lower East Side news and notes from the past week: --An overview of New York's Primary, which takes place on...
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