LES Bites: Ochado Opens, Yunnan Chef Interview, Hockey Watching

This week on the LES restaurant and bar beat: new and existing ramen, an in-depth chef interview, where to drink while you’re watching the hockey playoffs, and Calvin Trillin eats at Russ & Daughters Cafe.

Inside the Russ & Daughters Cafe at 127 Orchard St.

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Photos by The Lo-Down, unless otherwise noted.

When the Russ & Daughters Cafe opens its doors for the first time this morning, it’s a foregone conclusion that the lox and herring and the smoked salmon omelets will all be delicious. The real trick will be transferring the feeling—that special old-world vibe and human touch—from the world-famous shop on East Houston Street to a brand new restaurant at 127 Orchard St. Beginning at 10 a.m., the first customers will be able to see for themselves whether the venerable appetizing shop has pulled it off—successfully expanding the century-old institution into a new space.