Buzzin’ About Lucky Bee…

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Dinner the other night was busy, bright pink with tasty Thai street food touches.

It brought a smile to my face.

The Lucky Bee, a farm to table Asian 50-seater restaurant, located on the lower east side, is an adorable, tempting treat.

The space is cozy decorated with lamps your great aunt probably selected in 1950 for the    living room end tables.

Pink flamingos graze in potted plants and the entire place is pretty in pink.

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David started with a delicious Save the Bees Please cocktail with bourbon, Meyer lemon, ginger, and lemongrass honey ($15).

I downed a pleasant Castillo Perelada, Cava Brut($10).

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We kicked things off with a Green Papaya Salad, tamarind & lime, toasted peanuts, snake beans and shrimp floss. Damn, I saw Hot Pink ($12).

Our accommodating server rushed over with coconut milk to try to quell the fire.

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Things cooled off with fresh oysters from Massachusetts (6 for $15). They were smooth and mild. I enjoyed the fried onions garnish.

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The Grilled Whole Shrimp with green chili nahm jim and cashew nut praline was a standout  ($16).

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Sour Orange Curry of Salmon with lemongrass, lava bean and betel leaf was our main selection. The salmon was delectable with an outstanding sauce and exceptional rice ($27).

We were seated next to fellow foodies and we partook in a delightful conversation, dishin’ and comparing notes about NYC restaurants.

Rupert Noffs and business partner/chef Matty Bennett (formerly of the Fat Radish) donate a dollar from each drink sold to the New York City Beekeepers Association.

The partners hope to raise bees on the roof.

The Lucky Bee is buzzing…beating all our expectations.

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Lucky Bee

Lucky Bee 252 Broome Street Lower East Side, NY. Open every night 5:30pm-late.

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