East Village Eats

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Food News

The East Village gets another porchetta option, via Local East Village. Zaitzeff closes on Avenue B, via EVGrieve. Vandaag calls in quits, via Eater. Full refund available for disgruntled Extra Mooga ticket buyers. Russ & Daughters is hiring. The Meatball Factory re-invents itself. link.

Food News

Eater reports that Dutch restaurant & bakery Vandaag (coverage here) to begin selling sausages via a takeout window on 6th street. Purple Ginger opens, replacing 6th St. Kitchen, via EVGrieve. Death + Co. bringing drinks to Fidi via Urbandaddy. East Village’s Terroir wins a James Beard Award; Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional – Paul Grieco. […]

Food News

Marshal seizes Kate’s Joint. EVGrieve 10 seat restaurant to replace Nice Guy Eddie’s. The Local East Village Josie’s approved by CB3. Lakeside Lounge will close at the end of the month. Pok Pok owner Andy Ricker launches Som drinking vinegars. Boukies replaces Heartbreak on 2nd Avenue. Via Eater

Joe’s Bar Becoming Josie’s?

After Joe’s Bar owner passed away last Thanksgiving, the future of the bar has been totally up in the air.  There are rumors that Bob Corton, part of the team at nearby Sophie’s & Mona’s farther north will be taking over the space & it will be called Josie’s.  According to the rumor-mill, Joe’s ‘widow’ […]

Life Cafe Gutted

There has been a lot of talk on local blogs about the fate of Life Cafe (review here) that has been in limbo for quite some time.  A friend passed by yesterday at 9pm & the bar has been completely dismantled.  If you’re still hankering for some of their food, there’s a location in Williamsburg. […]

Food News

$16 Foie Gras Burgers at Wendy’s in Japan. via Eater Alphabet City Beer Co. coming in February 2012. Xe May Sandwich opens on St Marks Place. Polonia closes its doors.

Sunburnt Cow Closed By NYPD

Australian restaurant the Sunburnt Cow was shut by cops last night for “Criminal sale and possession of controlled substances  – marijuana.”  Today they released this statement: On Thursday, December 15th, The Sunburnt Cow was closed due to suspected illegal drug activity taking place on the premises.  This activity comes as a shock to the entire Moo […]

Food News

Japadog coming to St Marks via EVGrieve NY Times reports that Heartbreak closes after getting a Michelin star. ‘Blue Plate Special‘ returning to Mermaid Inn this fall. The Local reports on Tompkins Square Bagels. Image via NY Times.

Food News

The Edi & the Wolf team talk Austrian Oktoberfest. Village Voice. The Bean gets evicted to make way for Starbucks #188 via NY Times. 9th Street Block Party this Saturday via EVGrieve. Buying Fish In Chinatown & Beyond via The Lo-Down. Life Cafe closing for good? EVGrieve.

The Changing Face Of St Marks

There’s been a lot of food-related activity on St Marks recently.  Mõtek, a small restaurant serving coffee & crepes has closed according to EVGrieve.  I reviewed the place last November & never returned.  Honestly Mõtek, won’t be missed. Construction at 119 St Marks continues.  The Taco Joint was on the 01/11 CB3-SLA docket.  Not sure how […]

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