Food Wire: Xi’an Famous Foods, Pulino’s, Hotel on Rivington

Xi'an Famous Foods. Photo credit: Village Voice.

In Lower East Side food news:

  • Xi’an Famous Foods is about to open a second location next to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory on Bayard Street.
  • Eater reports the Hotel on Rivington has “inked a deal with corporate food provider Chef and Company… the new partnership, (hopes) to piggyback off the success of Beauty and Essex, (by) converting Matt Levine’s former Levant East area into a restaurant focused on small plates and sharing.”  CV, the hotel’s small nightlife venue, “will turn into a tequila bar, including a taco stand.”