East Village Eats

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Tompkins Square Greenmarket Is Today!

Posted on | April 19, 2014 | No Comments

Tompkins Square Park GreenmarketDue to to Easter Sunday tomorrow, the Tompkins Sq. Greenmarket will be held today during regular hours (9am-6pm).  They will move back to Sunday next week on the 27th.

Be sure to check out the two newest vendors: B&Y Farms and Bread Alone.

Tompkins Square Greenmarket: Avenue A at 7th Street.

Food News

Posted on | April 9, 2014 | No Comments

Benkei RamenBenkei Ramen now available at Hill & Dale after midnight. Bedford + Bowery

Sweet Chick coming to former Max Fish space. The Lo-Down

Smorgasburg alum Schnitz opens in the East Village. Gothamist

Grasshoppers to feature on the menu at Black Ant.  Bedford + Bowery

Honest Chops, the city’s ‘first all-natural halal meat store’ (soft) opens.  EVGrieve

Bar/Restaurant and dedicated ‘tortilla factory’ coming to former Sushi Lounge space. Eater

Free Boozy Cupcake From Prohibition Bakery

Posted on | April 8, 2014 | No Comments

Prohibition BakeryWe love cupcakes, we love booze – so why not get the best of both worlds with a free liquor-laden mini cupcake from Prohibition Bakery in the LES?  Started in 2011 by Brooke Siem and Leslie Feinberg in 2011 (check out this YouTube video), Prohibition has about 15 rotating cupcake varieties with combinations such as the Old Fashioned and Pretzels & Beer.

Claim here once you’re at the shop.  21+, offer expires April 13th

Prohibition Bakery: 9 Clinton St. @ Houston St.

Two New Vendors At Tompkins Sq. Greenmarket

Posted on | April 6, 2014 | No Comments

Tompkins Square Park Farmers MarketLooks like we have two new vendors at today’s greenmarket:

“Two Farms Added to the Tompkins Square Line-up for this Sunday, April 6th- one returning, one new!

B&Y Farms of Tioga County, NY returns to the market with their Animal Welfare Approved pork, lamb, poultry,  and eggs, in addition to their yarn, fleeces, and pickles.

Bread Alone of Ulster County, NY also joins the market, bringing their mostly certified Organic artisan breads and pastries.”

Tompkins Square Greenmarket: Avenue A at 7th Street.

Image via Forgotten-NY

Solbeso Tasting At ABC Wine Co.

Posted on | March 28, 2014 | No Comments

Solbeso @ ABC Wine Co.The gang at ABC Wine are taking a break from their normal wine tastings & featuring Solbeso today.  What is Solbeso you ask?  Honestly, I have no idea, so I had to do some research (Googling) online.

Made from fresh cacao fruit from farms in Peru and Ecuador, Solbeso is being touted as the first new category of spirit in 200 years. Unlike the bean, cacao fruit has a light, citrus flavor ‘more akin to a creamy sorbet’.  ABC will be hosting Solbeso’s co-founder and a cocktail specialist, so it’ll be interesting to see the flavor combinations they come up with.

ABC Wine Company: 10 Avenue C @ 7th Street

Time Out For Hunger 2014

Posted on | March 24, 2014 | No Comments

Time Out For HungerFrom the Inbox:

On Sunday, March 30th, 2014, Time Out New York and Food Bank For New York City are teaming up for the 11th annual Time Out For Hunger campaign! On March 30th, participating restaurants in the five boroughs will be donating 10% of their daily proceeds to Food Bank For New York City, so dine out for a cause and help in our efforts to end hunger in our city!

100% of the donated proceeds go to Food Bank For New York City, and every $1 donated helps provide 5 meals for New Yorkers in need. Every dollar matters!

Participating East Village & LES restaurants are:

Cafe Grumpy: 13 Essex Street

Dos Toros: 137 4th Avenue

Hencho En Dumbo: 354 Bowery

Luke’s Lobster: 93 East 7th Street

Paul’s Da Burger Joint: 131 2nd Avenue

Map and further information here.

Food News

Posted on | March 23, 2014 | No Comments

JoeDoughJoe Dough Sandwich Shop  switches to catering. Fork In The Road

At the Streecha Ukrainian Kitchen. EVGrieve

Seventies Sundays at Golden Cadillac. Fork In The Road

Jeepney and Pig & Khao get 2 stars. NY Times

Virage closes for month-long renovation. EVGrieve

Bobby Flay opens Gato on Lafayette St. Tasting Table

Boukiés closes after 2 years. Bowery Boogie

The Stoli Bloody Mary Truck Coming To 7B

Posted on | March 21, 2014 | No Comments

Stoli TruckAs part of their “Searching For Mary” campaign, a Stoli-branded food truck will be parked outside 7B in the East Village tomorrow (Saturday May 22nd) from 3pm dispensing FREE Stoli Bloody Marys.  Pretty self-explanatory.

Tour info here.

7B/Vazac’s Horseshoe Bar: 108 Avenue B at 7th St.

Suckling Pig At Pig & Khao

Posted on | March 21, 2014 | No Comments

Pig & KhaoFrom the inbox:

What: Chef Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao kicks off Suckling Pig “Lechon” Dinners.  Serves 6-10 people (or more). Reservations must be made one week in advance via phone (212-920-4485) and a 50% deposit is required. The pig is brined for two days and then slow cooked before it is finished at a high temp to ensure a crispy skin.  In addition to the pig, diners get two vegetable sides and unlimited rice.

When:  Sundays – Thursdays (not available Fridays & Saturdays)

Where: Pig & Khao, 68 Clinton Street between Rivington & Stanton, 212-920-4485,  P&K offers an outside patio for dining al fresco.

Price: $45 pp

Drink & Draw At 7B

Posted on | March 6, 2014 | No Comments

7B-Drink_and_Draw7B’s 2nd Drink & Draw of 2014 will be held on Friday March 21st from 3-6pm.

Dust off your art supplies while drinking complementary Anchor Brewing pints.

Further information is available here.

7B/Vazac’s Horseshoe Bar: 108 Avenue B @ 7th Street

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