Prune, Co-op Food & Drink, Cup and Saucer, Cocoron

Soba spot Cocoron got some love from The New York Times this week.

Food Wire: Mo Pitkin’s, Prune, Hotel Chantelle

Neighborhood food news to start off the weekend:

  • The former Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction, which became the doomed Aces and Eights, may become Mo Pitkin’s again, according to EV Grieve and Fork in the Road.
  • Prune chef Gabrielle Hamilton’s moment in the NY Times’ spotlight continues this week with a profile, following up on their review of her new memoir, Blood, Bones and Butter.
  • Top Chef alumna Camille Becerra, who bagged on Orchard Street’s APL (which is due to open any week now, without her), has a new home in the kitchen at Hotel Chantelle.

Food Wire: Beauty & Essex, Imperial Tavern, Stellina

Imperial Tavern: still closed.

In Lower East Side food news:

  • Fork in the Road notes that Imperial Tavern has not reopened, in spite of a sign in the window suggesting the new Ludlow Street party spot would resume operations February 14th.
  • Bowery Boogie reports Stellina, the bakery/gelato emporium next to Sorella, will be opening soon.
  • Serious Eats proclaims “Tasty Dumplings” on Mulberry Street the tastiest dumplings in Chinatown.

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