East Village Eats

Food & Drink recommendations straight from the East Village, New York City

New Fall Menu At Arcane

East Village restaurant Arcane has brought in chef Justin Fertitta (formerly of Jane and Toucan & The Lion) to revamp their menu.  Previously featuring French and Caribbean cuisine, chef Fertitta (who has traveled extensively in the region) has added Asian influences & shortened the menu to 6 starters and 6 entrees.

Dim Sum Sunday At Sake Bar Satsko

Sake Bar Satsko will have a variety of dim sum on the menu every Sunday, 2pm to midnight. From a recent Facebook Update: Dim Sum Sunday starting this Sunday, October 14th. Pork & garlic chive / chili infused sauce Eggplant & tofu / soy sherry sauce Crispy shrimp balls / lime fish sauce Pork & […]

Bondi Road Set To Close This Sunday

A friend passed by Bondi Road in the Lower East Side & noted that there was a sign up stating that the Australian restaurant will be closing on September 30th.  Owned by Moo Life Group, the same folks behind Sunburnt Cow (coverage) in the East Village, it seems that skyrocketing rents have forced the closure.

Food News

Pig & Khao set to open on Clinton St. (Grub Street) Union Market gets signage & an Oct 22nd opening date (EVGrieve) Bar On A to become yet another 7-Eleven? (NY Times Local) Pouring Ribbons opens, complete with ‘Drink Matrix’. God help us all (Zagat) Kim’s Video to open an interactive pizzeria on Avenue D […]

Charrito’s Restaurant

I haven’t been ashamed to say that I rarely leave the East Village, so a post about a Mexican restaurant in Weehawken, NJ is somewhat out of place here. A friend recently moved over there and the fact that I had a free car ride & the promise of good Mexican food was enough to […]

Petrossian

Caviar, I can’t get enough of the stuff.  Unfortunately, it’s so damn expensive that opportunities are few and far between.  When an affordable four course meal for two popped up on Groupon, I decided that it was time to take my Mom out for dinner.  If you haven’t been to the restaurant, odds are that […]

Fried Chicken Invasion At Goat Town

Goat town will be open on Labor Day (Monday Sept 3rd) and are serving up a 3 course fried chicken meal for $35. Further Goat Town coverage here. Goat Town: 511 East 5th Street between Avenue A & B

Meatball Factory To Become A Seafood Restaurant

The Meatball Factory on 14th street has had it’s ups & downs, but it seems that the final nail in the coffin has been hammered in.  EVGrieve reported that the space was closed & in disarray earlier this week (it’s second closing) & now The Local East Village confirms that the space has been sold to Miha Knondoker […]

S’Mac Celebrates It’s 6th Birthday

On Monday July 16th, Sarita’s Macaroni & Cheese (better known as S’Mac) will be celebrating 6 years in operation.  As part of the celebration, they will be offering their All-American Mac & Cheese for the insanely low price of one buck (normally priced at $4.75).  This is the classic American & Cheddar cheese combo in […]

Purple Ginger

Housed in the former 6th Street Kitchen (coverage) location that burnt down in early 2011, Purple Ginger is a newcomer to the East Village Asian/Thai scene.  I recently had dinner with a few friends & was pleasantly surprised by the food.  The space looks great with loads of wood paneling & a decent sound system (some of […]

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