Lower Eastpacking District Sees Gastronomic Surge

Cronkite Pizzeria, the pride of Rivington Street, offers pies that also make excellent rugs.Photo: Cronkite


The Lower East Side, a.k.a. the Lower Eastpacking District, was never exactly a hotbed of haute gastronomy. But as Rob and Robin note in this Short List, it's gotten to the point that just Rivington Street alone has seen everything from pizza to Cambodian noodles appear. Below, a link to four new places worth trying in the "Rivington Street corridor."

Beyond Pickles and Matzo [NYM]