Revived ’88 Lan Zhou’ Dumpling Mecca Opens on the Bowery

Last modified August 5, 2020 at 8:22 pm

Chinatown dumpling darling 88 Lan Zhou reopened this past Wednesday, returning to the ranks of the living with a much larger footprint. New headquarters is now at 40 Bowery, with a sign proclaiming that menu and ownership remains the same. The upgrade still preserves that no-frills setup, yet on a grander scale. Its long and […]

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T-Spot Takes Over 99 Allen Street

Posted June 18, 2013 at 6:36 am

The second coming of Fried Dumplings at 99 Allen Street is no longer.

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Fried Dumpling Confusion at 99 Allen Street

Posted March 14, 2012 at 6:48 am

Confusion abounds regarding the relative newcomer at 99 Allen Street, Inexpensive Delicacies Company. Details inside!

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Prosperity Dumpling Now Open at 69 Clinton

Posted April 12, 2011 at 6:39 am

Thanks to a second outpost further north at 69 Clinton Street, the quandary of cramped quarters has been (partially) resolved.

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Coming Soon: C & C Prosperity Dumpling at 69 Clinton

Posted March 4, 2011 at 6:39 am

Cheap-eats favorite Prosperity Dumpling is expanding its neighborhood reach.

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Recap: Doughnut Eating Contest at Hester Street Fair

Last modified October 11, 2010 at 10:34 pm

10-10-10 was a day full of events and activities at the Hester Street Fair.  There was everything from live music and vendor bakeoffs to doughnut eating contests, and a chef on premises offering free samples of her products. The highlight of the afternoon was the First Annual Hester Street Fair Doughnut Eating Contest courtesy of the […]

Breaking: Fried Dumpling Returns to 99 Allen

Last modified March 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Many a neighborhood resident mourned after the sudden closure of Fried Dumpling back in April 2009.  The narrow hole-in-the-wall eatery was often cited as the best, most affordable dumplings this side of Chinatown. But once those security gates were drawn for the final time, Vanessa’s Dumpling House began to pick up much of the slack.

On the Cheap: Vanessa’s Dumpling House

Posted August 7, 2009 at 6:15 am

When cheap eats are on the agenda, Vanessa’s Dumpling House always makes the shortlist; just a few bucks can buy much of the menu.  Located at 118 Eldridge Street (adjacent to the smelliest block in all of Manhattan), the eatery is virtually a food factory, cranking out its product at breakneck pace. In a separate […]