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A Sad Day for the LES

October 8, 2007

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Mr. Michelin Man shows no love for the LES. The 2008 Michelin Guide to NY came out today, and the Lower East Side didn’t fare too well. We’ve got ONE 1-star restaurant in the neighborhood—WD-50. And ZERO 2- or 3-star joints. Bummer. Michelin also included their Bib Gourmand section where inspectors picked their favorite restaurants for good value. There are 52 restaurants in this year’s guide that serve a menu with two dishes and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. In this section, the LES also scored only one mention—Congee Village. Let’s do better next year LES!

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