LES Bites: Papaya Food, Grit N Glory, Family Recipe, Shanghai Asian Cuisine

Papaya Food is now open at 249 Broome St.

Here’s a midweek look at local restaurant headlines:

  • Papaya Food, a Japanese and Thai fusion restaurant, opened this week at 249 Broome St. Lunch specials include chicken, salmon, beef and shrimp teriyaki bento boxes, as well as combos of sushi rolls. (TLD inbox)
  • A chat with the 24-year-old founders of Grit N Glory, which launched officially last night at 186 Orchard St. (DNA Info)
  • Homestyle Japanese restaurant Family Recipe, a new addition on Eldridge Street, gets reviewed and slide-showed. (NYT, Serious Eats)
  • Shanghai Asian Cuisine, new at the Elizabeth Street end of the Chinatown Mall, gets a visit from Robert Sietsema, who declares their soup dumplings “the city’s best.” (Village Voice)