Archive for 'Lower East Side'

Yuji Ramen Is Latest Smorgasburg Vendor At Whole Foods

Following in the footsteps of grilled cheese, barbeque and Japanese rice balls from Smorgasburg vendors, Yuji Ramen is bringing a test kitchen to the second floor of the Whole Foods at Bowery and E. Houston from March 12 to May 12. The ramen maker used to draw large lines at Smorgasburg, and then at a shop in Williamsburg before that shuttered. Yuji is now trying to raise money via Kickstarter to open a restaurant serving its mazeman, or dry ramen, pictured here from their Twitter. What will they be serving at Whole Foods? Find out straight ahead.

Read more »

Gut Bombs New Orleans Style At Cheeky Sandwiches

When I first heard that Cheeky Sandwiches was opening on Orchard St. (btw. Hester & Canal), I got pretty excited because there are few places serving food from New Orleans at all in the city, let alone po’ boys and other sandwiches. When I took over as head downtown lunch’er, it immediately went on my short list to check out. Well, I have done some quality control assessments and careful research. Hot, hot sandwich porn after the jump. Read more »