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Food Wire: El Castillo de Jagua, Doughnuts, Dufresne, Mulberry Street Bar and Bartenders’ Battle | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
In post-weekend food news around the neighborhood: New York Magazine explains how wd-50’s Wylie Dufresne invented an edible eggshell. Serious Eats likes the cubano sandwich at El Castillo de Jagua and weighs in on the city’s best doughnuts, including neighborhood faves Falai, Babycakes, The Doughnut Plant and Peels. The NYT’s Sam Sifton on where to take your teenagers: Katz’s for pastrami and Motorino for pizza. NYC The Blog reports that the health department closed the century-old Mulberry Street Bar on March 22. The Third Annual United States Bartenders Guild Cocktail Jam pits 12 of the nation’s mixologists in a competition at The Lounge at The Astor Center tonight, with half the proceeds benefiting Japan tsunami relief. $35 // 6 pm, 399 Lafayette St. (at E. 4th St.)