DINING DIARY | THE LUCKY BEE / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of Kavitha Suvana for Bedford and Bowery

Image courtesy of Kavitha Suvana for Bedford and Bowery

Thai street food, charitable cocktails, funky décor, and a killer ‘90s playlist...that’s Lucky Bee in a nutshell. Chef Matty Bennett and entrepreneur Rupert Noffs have joined forces to open the Lower East Side’s latest dining destination, a pink-clad haven of quirky design and coconut-infused everything, delighting the palates of locals and foodies alike with what is arguably the best thing to happen to Broome Street since Michael Chernow.

For those who can handle a bit of heat (okay, a lot of heat), kick things off with the green papaya salad, followed by the copious tuna tartare and the equally share-worthy coconut-poached chicken as the main attraction. Pull up a seat at the space’s centerpiece U-shaped bar for a front-row view of the action, sipping cocktails from the Karma menu, which promises $1 from every cocktail sold to the local New York City Beekeeper’s Association -- a concept we can get behind. Contact your Attaché for reservations and more menu picks.

252 BROOME STREET BETWEEN ORCHARD AND LUDLOW STREETS