Slideshow: Scenes from Taste of the Lower East Side

DBGB
DBGB
Chef Oliver Quignon of DBGB served the Thai Dog—an all-pork dog topped with green papaya, chili sauce, and cilantro.
Veselka
Veselka
Veselka brought their beautiful beet borscht…
Veselka
Veselka
..and of course, their famous pierogis. They served both classic potato pierogies and a fancy-pants arugula and goat cheese version.
Mulberry Project
Mulberry Project
…as well as the spicy "Expired Visa" cocktail.
The Stanton Social
The Stanton Social
These two-bite tacos from Stanton Social were filled with braised short rib, cherry tomatoes, and poblano salsa.
Edi & The Wolf
Edi & The Wolf
Edi & The Wolf created a delicious buttermilk panna cotta with a rhubarb compote and elderflower foam.
wd~50
wd~50
Chef Dufresne with the wd~50 team.
Goat Town
Goat Town
Goat Town made a beautiful smoked ham persillade terrine.
CO-OP Food & Drink
CO-OP Food & Drink
CO-OP Food & Drink served their Lower East Sliders, made with dry aged beef, short rib, braised pork belly, sriracha mayo, and white cheddar all on a potato roll.
Vandaag
Vandaag
Cured duck breast with Spanish mackerel, quail egg, maitake mushroom, and leek ash from Vandaag.
Barrio Chino
Barrio Chino
Barrio Chino's tacos de arrachera—marinated skirt steak tacos with avocado, cilantro and onion.
The Bowery Diner
The Bowery Diner
Warm, delicious pancakes with maple syrup and smoked bacon from The Bowery Diner.
Sons of Essex
Sons of Essex
Chinese five spice pork belly sliders from Sons of Essex.
Alias
Alias
Alias served a colorful medley of spring vegetables over an herbed gratin.
The Wren
The Wren
Freshly fried fish and chips from The Wren.
Maharlika
Maharlika
Maharlika brought a taste of the Philippines with their oxtail sliders in a peanut butter sauce.
Gemma
Gemma
Seared yellow fin tuna with Tuscan beans in an olive oil and citrus dressing from Gemma.
Osteria Morini
Osteria Morini
Osteria Morini served rabbit crostini with parmigiano and juniper oil.