The caneles with dulce de leche at Azul, where a new team is in charge.
Here’s the mid-week roundup of neighborhood restaurant news:
- The Daily News talks to the new culinary team at Azul on Stanton Street, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a revamp of its menu by Argentinian natives.
- New York Magazine’s annual “Cheap Eats” issue highlights many local favorites: Cocoron, Souvlaki GR, the turkey sandwich at Stellina and the al fresco options at Hester Street Fair.
- Speaking of cheap eats, Serious Eats offers its selections for 10 great meals under $6 in Chinatown, including nods for Vanessa’s Dumplings and Great NY Noodletown.
- The NYT’s Diners Journal checks out the new picnic outfitter on Clinton Street.
Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop on Rivington Street just reopened after a renovation.
A midweek roundup of local restaurant and bar happenings:
- Fork in the Road talks to CultureFix proprietor Ari Stern about art and drinking, and says the NYPD is still harassing them.
- Serious Eats visits Lina Frey on Houston and concludes: Though “the plates never quite taste as good as the place looks, gentle prices make it worth a visit.”
- Eater sums up the story of the East Village sushi bar that defied a health department closure and continued serving through the holiday weekend, and then ran a Post photographer off.
- The Wall Street Journal likes Souvlaki GR.
- EV Grieve has photos of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” staging a scene at John’s of 12th Street today. (Shooting is scheduled for eastern Grand Street tomorrow.)
Photo by SeriousEats.com
The mid-week neighborhood food news:
- Souvlaki GR’s food truck – near Union Square.
In food/restaurant news:
- New York Street News has its first big scoop of the year! Souvlaki GR, Vendy Award winner, is going brick-and-mortar on the Lower East Side. The buzz-worthy food truck operators are looking to take over a storefront at 116 Stanton (near Essex). The owners will go before Community Board 3 this month in their quest for a license to sell wine and beer.
- DBGB will be hosting beer and cheese tastings the second Tuesday of every month (beginning this month). Cost: $25/person.
- Staff shortages mean Sugar Sweet Sunshine will have reduced hours this week: 8am to 7pm through Thursday. Friday 8am – TBD & Saturday 10am – TBD.
- Dora, the new coffee shop on East Broadway, holds its first “cupping” Saturday ay 3pm.