Calexico Trotting Into LES This Month

photo(90)Kavitha Surana

A familiar logo has replaced the string-bikini graffiti that was tagged on Bondi Road’s shutter.

Calexico, the popular food cart with locations in Red Hook and Greenpoint, will open at 153 Rivington Street in three weeks, an employee said.

The Mexicali joint’s first Manhattan location announces itself as Clayton Patterson, writing for The Villager, laments the fate of an old-timer: “El Sombrero (The Hat) is on the verge of extinction, simply because the ever-increasing cost of living on the Lower East Side has purged the community of local long-term residents, and the tourists, students and trendy visitors do not seem to have a taste for an authentic L.E.S. Hispanic restaurant.”