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Lower East Side

  1. Coming Soon
    The LES Will Get a Fantastic-Sounding All-Cider Bar Next MonthThe Queens Kickshaw team is expanding with a brand-new concept.
  2. Openings
    What to Eat at Dirt Candy 2.0There are carrot waffles, too.
  3. Pie Love NY
    Meet Petra ‘Petee’ Paredez, New York’s Newest Pie SavantShe also makes a mean quiche.
  4. Openings
    Pies ’n’ Thighs New Sourdough DoughnutsThe dough is allowed to ferment for three days at this new Canal Street outpost.
  5. Come Together
    L.A. Sensation Sqirl to Pop Up at El Rey Later This MonthDreams come true.
  6. Closings
    Streit’s Matzo Factory Is Leaving the Lower East SideThe 90-year-old institution may reopen somewhere outside of New York.
  7. Rise and Shine
    A Full Look at Mission Cantina’s New Vietnamese BreakfastLamb pho, duck porridge, and broken rice.
  8. Last Days
    wd~50 Made More Than $100,000 in 10 Minutes TodayTalk about going out with a bang.
  9. Last Days
    Wylie Dufresne Commemorating Final Two Weeks of wd~50 With Ticketed BlowoutWylie Dufresne’s pioneering restaurant is going out with a crazy modernist bang, or course, and not at all with a whimper.
  10. Coming Soon
    Introducing Delancey & Co, London’s First Lower East Side–ThemedIt may be British, but there is lox on the bagels.
  11. Lox Up
    Russ & Daughters Expands Uptown With a Cafe at the Jewish MuseumExpect herring, bagel sandwiches, knishes, and more when the uptown spot opens early next year.
  12. Wing Tips
    A Guide to All the Wings at Seoul Chicken, NYC’s NewestWhy not just order all seven kinds and call it a day?
  13. Pastrami Towers
    Iconic Katz’s Deli Has Sold Air Rights, But the Pastrami Is Safe“The most important thing is that the future of Katz’s is secure — at the end of the day, no developer can ever come in and knock us down to put in a high rise.”
  14. Coming Soon
    Alex Raij and Eder Montero Plan to Open a Lower East Side RestaurantThere’s no lease signed yet, but it’s not too early to start getting excited.
  15. Chef Shuffle
    Nick Curtin Leaves Lower East Side Restaurant RosetteHe’s off to Copenhagen to work with a Noma co-founder.
  16. Comebacks
    Max Fish Makes a Triumphant Return to the Lower East Side This WeekendIt’s back after 24 years, and one year on hiatus.
  17. Opening Soon
    Del Posto’s Brooks Headley Launches Veggie Burger Pop-upIn the former Family Recipe space.
  18. Closings
    Kosher Pizza Place Shalom Chai Hits the MarketThe restaurant served falafel and a grab-bag of other snacks.
  19. Planned Service Changes
    Golden Cadillac Will Close ThursdaySo long, Disco Daiquiris, Rockettes, Tequila Sunrises, Hot Buttery Nipples, Harvey Wallbangers, and Pink Chihuahuas.
  20. Closings
    Preserve24 Closes After a YearWill new new owners keep the oyster bar made from an old boat?
  21. Pita’d Out
    19-Year-Old Houston Street Kebab House Bereket Has ClosedNo more cheap falafel.
  22. Closings
    Lower East Side Restaurant Zoe Calls It Quits“Not all restaurants are iconic and get to stick around for ten or fifteen years,” says Feigenbaum.
  23. Closings
    Family Recipe Closes This Weekend on the Lower East SideThe restaurant was approaching its third birthday.
  24. Legacies
    Wylie Dufresne’s Unwavering Vision Turned wd~50 Into a Vital New YorkThe chef never strayed from his original plan for the restaurant, even as others suggested he should — and that’s exactly why it’s so worthy of celebration.
  25. Closings
    wd~50 Will Indeed Close Because of Real Estate IssuesThe good news is that the chef has begun working on plans to relocate.
  26. Cherche Le McNally
    Here’s a Covert First Look Into Cherche MidiYes, that is a burger in the $20 range.
  27. Closings
    Trailblazing Restaurant wd~50 Will Close Later This Year“Come celebrate with us for the next 173 days.”
  28. Closings
    Did the Lower East Side Just Lose Its Last Kosher Restaurant? [Updated]Shalom Chai pizzeria’s eviction closes a once-plentiful era.
  29. Chef Shuffle
    Chef Ben Spiegel Leaves the Kitchen at SkálHe’s literally going fishing.
  30. Foodievents
    Hester Street Fair Launching ‘NYC Bitcoin Fair’ Next MonthMore than 30 of the fair’s food vendors and shops will take the cryptocurrency.
  31. Foodievents
    Fat Radish Heads to Brazil Next MonthJust in time for the World Cup.
  32. Closings
    Sorella Will Close After Service on SaturdaySay good-bye to fried broccoli and pork rillettes on English muffin bread.
  33. Closings
    Pulperia Closes on Essex StreetNo more tapas on Essex.
  34. Openings
    First Look at Russ & Daughters Cafe, Opening TomorrowNot only big news in bagel-and-lox circles, but a huge event in the course of New York gastronomic history.
  35. Events
    World’s Chefs Honor wd~50 With Instantly Legendary Surprise DinnerThirty chefs from around the world worked together to throw a secret anniversary party for Wylie Dufresne.
  36. Reopenings
    Max Fish Gets CB3 Approval to Reopen on OrchardHooray!
  37. Rumors
    Wylie Dufresne Says ‘Don’t Worry’ About wd~50“We’re okay,” he says.
  38. Rumors
    Is Wylie Dufresne’s wd~50 in Danger of Closing?There’s a big new building going up on the site.
  39. Fishy Business
    Signs Point to Max Fish Reopening on Orchard StreetLooks a lot like a school of Fish.
  40. Coming Soon
    Sweet Chick Scores Liquor License at Former Max Fish SpaceHow about some whiskey with those waffles?
  41. Opening Soon
    Galli 2.0 to Open in Old ’inoteca SpaceMore Italian food at 98 Rivington Street.
  42. Closings
    El Sombrero Closed on SaturdayThe Hat has served its last margarita.
  43. Closings
    Clinton Street’s San Marzano Pizzeria Has ClosedThe restaurant closed last month after a pipe burst inside the building.
  44. Fishy Business
    Max Fish May Reopen on the LES“It’s complicated.”
  45. Reopenings
    Le French Diner Reopens With New OwnersGo get a glass of wine in the famously tiny dining room.
  46. No Slices
    Lower East Side’s Anti-Pizza Crusader Has Really Had It Up toThe petitioner is mad as hell and not going to take pizza, any pizza, anymore.
  47. No Slice
    Petition Seeks to Stop Pizzerias From Opening on the LESWe have met the enemy and he is garlic knots.
  48. Corked
    ’Inoteca’s Going Out in a Blaze of Bargain-Basement-Wine GloryIt all started with half off all whites and rosés.
  49. Closings
    ’Inoteca Closes Saturday NightDenton says he and his partner have decided to return the space to its landlord.
  50. Closings
    Pushcart Coffee Closing Lower East Side Shop“We’re not quitting the Lower East Side,” a co-owner says.
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