East Village Eats

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Tim Ho Wan

Posted on | April 12, 2017 | No Comments

Tim Ho Wan ExteriorI’ve been excited to try this Dim Sum spot, labelled as the ‘cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world‘, since it opened in December 2016.  Horror stories of insanely long lines kept me away till now.  I stopped by around 2pm on a Tuesday & was told that the wait would be 30 minutes.  You can leave your number & they’ll send you a text when your table is nearly ready. Read more

Food News

Posted on | March 1, 2017 | No Comments

Vegetable-forward menu at newcomer Villanelle. NY Times
Chou Chou bringing Moroccan fare to the former In Vino space. EV Grieve
Rent increases force OST Cafe out of East Village. DNA Info
dinnertable opens in the back of The Garret East. Bedford + Bowery
Express Thali set to open on 2nd Avenue. EV Grieve
Cholo Noir continue plans to open despite SLA troubles. DNA Info

photo: NY Times


Babel Lounge Seized By Marshals

Posted on | February 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Babel Lounge Seized By Marshals

Babel Seized By MarshalsBabel Lounge & Hookah Bar on Avenue C has been seized by Marshals.

Babel expanded into the former Duke’s space in 2012 and has had a history of noise complaints.

131 Avenue C @ 8th St.

Local Boy Wins Uncle Ben’s Grand Prize of $45k

Posted on | December 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Local Boy Wins Uncle Ben’s Grand Prize of $45k

A feel good story from the inbox:

Last week 12 year old Jesse Gunn wins $45,000.00 in the Uncle Ben’s national cooking contest with his Lop Chong Fried Rice with transformation egg.
$30k will go to his school’s cafeteria makeover which it desperately needs.  Jesse wants this to kick-start a healthier lunch program and promote family’s cooking together.  
You can see Jesse’s more high end dishes on www.instagram.com/jessegunnrocks it will not disappoint.

Congrats to Jesse and the East Side Community School which will be receiving much needed funds!

Food News

Posted on | September 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Food News

Buenos Aires/PopeBuenos Aires’ chef/owner cooked for the Pope. NY Post
10 Degrees Bistro closes for good. EVGrieve
East Village Cheese opens in new location. EVGrieve 
Oddfellows Ice Cream Sandwich shop to open in East Village. Gothamist

New Zeso Mural at 13th Street & 1st Avenue

Posted on | September 29, 2015 | Comments Off on New Zeso Mural at 13th Street & 1st Avenue

Zeso Mural
Zeso MuralPassing by 13th street near 1st Avenue today I came across artist Zeso putting up some new artwork.  Webster Hall will be hosting a party tomorrow Sept. 31st featuring live graffiti, DJs & ballerinas (hence the art), there will also be a night market.  Further info on the flyer here. 18+

Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street.

Drink & Draw at OST Cafe

Posted on | September 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Drink & Draw at OST Cafe

Ost CafeOst Cafe will be hosting a Drink & Draw event this Thursday from 7:30-10pm at their East Village location.  Per the sign there will be a model present and beer & wine specials.

Ost Cafe
441 E 12th St on Avenue A

Rosé & Frites At Lois This Sunday

Posted on | August 7, 2015 | Comments Off on Rosé & Frites At Lois This Sunday

Rose Frités @ LoisLois, the (newish) wine bar featuring wine on tap and small plates, will be hosting an event to celebrate Rosé and frites this Sunday from 3-6pm.

98 Avenue C btwn. 6th & 7th St.

Barnyard Cheese Closed Until Further Notice

Posted on | August 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Barnyard Cheese Closed Until Further Notice

BarnyardI passed by Barnyard on Avenue C today and the place is pretty much cleared out with a sign (dated August 2nd) on the door.  It seems that they are closed until further notice while work is done on the building.  There is nothing stated on their Twitter or Facebook accounts, but the note says ‘It is our hope that this closing will be brief‘.

Update: They should be open by the weekend.

Barnyard Cheese Shop

149 Avenue C btwn 9th & 10th St.

Food News

Posted on | June 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Food News

Rotisserie Chicken @ Casa AdelaCasa Adela‘s rotisserie chicken gets some love from the NY Times.

Friterie now open on St Mark’s Pl.  EVGrieve

Fuku opens in former Momofuku space. Eater

Bago opens on 1st Avenue. Bedford + Bowery

Babu Ji opens on Avenue B. Eater



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