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You Probably Shouldn’t Open a Restaurant on the LES

Eddie Huang couldn't cut it — could you?

Eddie Huang couldn't cut it — could you?Photo: Pop Chef

Got a friend wanting to open a restaurant on the Lower East Side? Nervous about her chances of success? Bowery Boogie presents a quick, sobering primer about LES joints of the we-hardly-knew-ye variety to perhaps show your buddy before she hits the ground running. It's a depressing little list: Kung Fo Bing, three months; JC Hibachi, three months; Xiao Ye, four months (which is amazing, because we feel like we've been reading about Xiao Ye for years). [Bowery Boogie]

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