LES FYI: LEVANTeast Open, TPoutine Still Not

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Last night we counted 32 cabs in one minute flat on the Lower East Side, and the congestion ain’t going to get better now that Matt Levine’s LEVANTeast is open, per its fancy new signage. Looking at the chalkboard over at Welcome to the Johnsons, the dive is clearly feeling threatened by its new neighbor’s $400 bottles and aura of refined sophistication. Meanwhile, TPoutine, in case you’re wondering, still hasn’t opened for business.