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Chef's Night Out: Pig & Khao

Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao and her friends take on NYC's Lower East Side, eating everything from schnitzel to taquitos and chasing it with lots—LOTS—of booze.

by Leah Cohen
Jul 26 2015, 12:00pm
The Lower East Side of Manhattan has been a hotspot for NY dining for quite some time now, but there are still lesser-known gems in the neighborhood. For this episode of Chef's Night Out, we tag along with Leah Cohen—owner and executive chef of Pig & Khao—to her favorite local spots.

After jumping on the line real quick, Leah and her crew head out from Pig & Khao just down the street to Taquitoria for some taquitos and rum 'n' cokes. Then it's off to Edi and the Wolf a few avenues over for some spaetzle, schnitzel, white wine, and whiskey shots (this is where things begin to get fuzzy for Leah). Next, the crew hops in a cab to visit their friends at Black Crescent and see how their renovations are going, and after stumbling in and stumbling out, Leah walks back over to Pig & Khao and is welcomed by a party very excited to see her. She starts to cook some pad Thai, but thankfully, her staff is there to help out and finish it off.

lower east side
Pad Thai
Edi and the Wolf
pig & khao
black crescent