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Top-Chef Alum Headed For Clinton Street

"Top Chef" alum Leah Cohen is coming to the Lower East Side. According to a liquor license application filed with Community Board 3, she and Rick Camac (of the Fatty Crab empire) plan to take over Italian restaurant Falai's...

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...

Officially for Rent: Falai’s Former Home

As we noted two weeks ago, Falai has closed its doors after nearly seven years at 68 Clinton St. From The Lo-Down inbox, we now learn that the restaurant is ready for a new tenant. Broker Steven Kamali's firm...

Falai Closes; “Changed Neighborhood” Cited

For a few months now, there's been speculation about what's happening at Falai, the high-end Italian restaurant at 68 Clinton Street. This morning Grub Street noticed an ominous message on Falai's web site, indicating that the business was "temporarily...

Restaurant Report Card: August 2011

Each month, on the second Wednesday, we post a report of restaurants in the 10002 ZIP code that scored 28 points or more--the equivalent of a "C" grade--on their health department inspections the previous month. We also call out...

Is Falai Closing?

Are Falai and Falai Panetteria on Clinton Street being sold?  Grub Street picked up on an item in restaurant insider Steve Kamali's newsletter, indicating: "Falai's ten-year lease is available for $8,800 a month, and Panetteria's is going for $5,500...

Peek at 74 Orchard, LES Food Tours, Dragon Fruit, Falai

It's been a really busy week on the LES restaurant scene. The health department shut down The National Underground. The Doughnut Plant made plans to expand. Cafe Grumpy opened. In other food news: We took a sneak peek at the renovations inside 74 Orchard,...

Food Wire: El Castillo de Jagua, Doughnuts, Dufresne, Mulberry Street Bar and Bartenders’ Battle

In post-weekend food news around the neighborhood: New York Magazine explains how wd-50’s Wylie Dufresne invented an edible eggshell. Serious Eats likes the cubano sandwich at El Castillo de Jagua and weighs in on the city’s best doughnuts, including neighborhood faves...

Wednesday News Links

A NYPD cruiser pursuing a white Cadillac jumped the curb on Avenue D and 5th Street yesterday afternoon, injuring 9 people. Five pedestrians (including a baby) and the driver and a passenger in the Cadillac were taken to Bellevue...

Falai Prevails Before Community Board 3

Community Board 3 signaled its support tonight of the Clinton Street restaurant "Falai's" application to upgrade to a full liquor license. Earlier this month, the CB3 committee that evaluates liquor licenses deadlocked on the Falai application. In spite...
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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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