Take care for example Sons of Essex which opened about a month ago on Essex street across the street from the Essex Market. The sign board out front advertising their lunch sandwiches made me want to stop everything and go in and sit down. It's great to see a menu that takes into consideration it's neighborhood. The Sloppy Judah manages to figure out a good way to use Manishewitz wine, while at the same time making reference to the historic jewish community that first populated the Lower East East many years ago. The LES Chicken sandwich makes good use of local Gus's pickles and adds a nice spin by battering and frying them. The last item is just plain fun, I love the combo of peanut butter and banana and think the idea of tempera frying it before smushing it between jelly slathered white bread is, well: genius. Of course I have yet to sample any of these, but if they are only half as good as they sound they will be pretty damn good.
their site. The menu is a lot of fun: Grilled Cheese Salad?