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Wylie Dufresne Will Close WD~50 Nov. 30

The groundbreaking chef announced today that his days are numbered on Clinton Street. "Nov 30 will be our final night of service at wd50. Come celebrate with us for the next 173 days. Stay tuned!!" Dufresne broadcast via Twitter this afternoon.  It's...

LES Bites: Mission Chinese For Rent, Big Names at wd~50, Azul Closes, Jungle Birds Abound

A roundup of midweek restaurant headlines: The small space at 154 Orchard St. formerly known as Mission Chinese, which was shuttered in November by vermin trouble, can be yours for just $7,500/month and $50,000 in "key money." Twenty-seven A-list chefs from around...

Video: Wylie Dufresne of wd-50 on Jimmy Fallon

Here's an entertaining segment from Jimmy Fallon last night -- Lower East Side chef Wylie Dufresne of wd-50 "makes noodles out of shrimp."

LES Bites: Hester Street, Local Coffee, Starbucks Juice Plans

A roundup of the neighborhood food news this week: The Hester Street Fair is on hiatus this weekend due to the Sukkot holiday, but it returns Oct. 22 with the Grub Street Food Festival, which promises great vendors and more...

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...

Food Wire: Beauty & Essex, Imperial Tavern, Stellina

In Lower East Side food news: Beauty & Essex debuts Sunday brunch service this weekend. Dessert Truck Works announces the "Street to Table Dinner Series." Fork in the Road notes that Imperial Tavern has not reopened, in spite of a sign in...

WD-50 Evacuated Tonight

Looks like there was some excitement on Clinton Street this evening. A short time ago, WD-50 pastry chef Aex Stupak tweeted:

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...


Wylie Dufresne brought fine dining to Clinton Street in the 90's. Now at WD-50, he continues to innovate, creating some of Manhattan's most outlandish and surprising dishes. For full effect, choose the 12-course tasting menu for $140. 50 Clinton Street,...
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Applications Now Open for FABnyc’s Lower East Side Young Artists of Color Fellowship

Proposals are being accepted now through Jan. 9, 2023 for FABnyc's Lower East Side Young Artist of Color Fellowship....
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