East Village Eats

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

Turkey Leg Ball

With Immaculate Infatuation‘s Turkey Leg Ball jumping off tonight at 7:30, I’d be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t recap last year’s awesome event that they hosted with Cooking Channel.  Back in 2010 I really wasn’t clued up that much on food event etiquette & made a few rookie mistakes (not to be repeated this year).  The event […]

Cooking Demo At Affaire

Last Thursday, Nearsay teamed up with French restaurant/lounge Affaire to host a mussels cooking demo & meetup for local bloggers.  Located in a sprawling space that once housed #1 Chinese & China 1, Affaire still has some remnants of it’s Asian past while the menu is classic French.

Taste Of Nolita Recap

Last week I attended the Taste Of Nolita Food Festival (previously mentioned here) which ran from Wednesday til Friday & featured 7 restaurants & discounts at a few bars in Nolita.  Luckily I had the chance to go, so I figure I’d let you know my thoughts on the event.  Things kicked off at Asia […]

Taste of Nolita Food Festival

Sort of like the Taste of 7th Street Food Festival that I’ve spoken about before, Scoop St. is bringing us a Nolita version.  Honestly, I’ll admit that I don’t know that much about restaurants in the area, but it’s not too far from the East Village & the lineup does look sick. A mere $19 […]

Spice Cove

With so many Indian restaurants along Curry Row (East 6th street between 1st & 2nd Avenue), I really don’t know why I don’t eat more Indian food.  Maybe it’s because I spent so much time in England where curry is basically an art-form & I’ve been unable to find really great Indian food here in […]

Dessert at Vandaag (Closed)

I was searching Googling for a place to bring a few family members for a late coffee & dessert around New Year’s & Vandaag ended up at the top of the pile.  I’ve been there for lunch &  dinner before, but I was worried that they’d be packed.  It was still busy but luckily for […]

Mõtek (CLOSED)

I really don’t spend much time on Saint Marks Place, so I was really surprised to stumble on Mõtek (125 Saint Marks Place at Avenue A).  Mõtek serves coffee & sandwiches, but the real draw are the crepes; available in both sweet & savory variations. The place looks brand spanking new, but the guy behind […]

Esperanto Revisited

So after my last review of brunch at Esperanto (review here) where I complained about the Huevos Loisada, I decided to post about the great brunch food there, namely the cheeseburger.  It was my birthday (Yay Me!) so I went with my mother & brother & got a pretty choice seat by the entrance.

Coffee Ice Cream

I finally decided to power up the 1.5 Quart Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker (available at Amazon) that I got a few months ago.  Instead of going for Bacon Maple ice cream as I had wanted to, I decided to go for something easy (& yummy) for my first run; Coffee Ice Cream.

The Iceman Cometh!

Huzzah!  I finally got what Santa never brought me for Christmas last year (no, not Zoe Saldana in her birthday suit, the other thing); a Cuisinart 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker (available at Amazon)!  It arrived this morning (just in time for the great weather), so I haven’t had a chance to give the thing […]

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