East Village Eats

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

FAB’s East Village Eats Tasting Tour is back on!

Fourth Arts Block’s East Village Eats Tasting Tour, originally slated for June 18th & postponed (more here) is back on Saturday October 22nd, 1-5pm! Participants include: Swift, Cucina di Pesce,  MONO+MONO,  FAB Cafe, Hecho en Dumbo, Jimmy’s No. 43, Destination Bar, Idle Hands, La Lucha, Luke’s Lobster, XOOM & Oaxaca. $29 gets you around $50 […]


Eataly opened with much fanfare a year ago, but I decided to hold off & wait. Luckily Hurricane Irene had everyone running scared this weekend, so I decided to head there on Monday in the hope that it would be pretty empty.  Even though they were celebrating their 1 year anniversary with deep discounts on 44 items in […]


I’ve been watching this space for quite some time so I finally decided to bite the bullet & went for dinner on my Dad’s birthday.  It was a Wednesday at 8:30 and the place was already packed.  We got a seat in the corner by the window & started studying the menu.  It’s not particularly […]

East Village Eats Tasting Tour 2010

Updated: Click here for info on the 2012 event. I suppose with this year’s East Village Eats just around the corner (info here), it was time that I wrote a recap of the awesome time that I had the year before.  It was 8 months almost to the day ago, but I took loads of pictures & several […]


So, Verso had their opening last night (see EVGrieve), so I went by today to see what was going on.  Formerly Caffee Pepe Rosso (which I loved), then Caffe Cotto (not so much), the space was completely gutted & rebuilt from the ground up.  I stopped by around 4 o’clock thinking the place was open, […]

New name & more for former Caffe Cotto

We’ve been eagerly watching 127 Avenue C which was formerly Caffe Cotto (& Cafe Pepe Rosso before that) & I passed by today only to find that they now have a new name; Verso.  I wasn’t able to take a peek inside as workers were blocking the doorway, but there seems to b a lot […]

Roast Chicken Sandwich from Frank Restaurant

I’m feeling pretty lucky at the moment as I won another free lunch from Frank Restaurant a few days ago. @frankrestauant on Twitter, if you’re the first to retweet, you get a free lunch that varies daily.  I’m never one to pass up a free meal so I humbly accepted, I love the food at […]

Food Parc

Way out of my normal stomping grounds & with possibly the shakiest camera in existence, I headed up to Food Parc (851 Avenue of the Americas at West 30th Street) for some late night food & drinks.  I had never been there before or even heard of it.  I was pleasantly surprised  to find a […]

Free Meatballs?

So I come home late last night after an epic 7 course Thursday Club NYC meal (on a Sunday when the Jets won no less!) & I collect my mail that has been festering in my mailbox for days.  Most of it is useless; bank statements, bills, junk mail etc.  Then something jumps out at […]


I’m always up for a free meal, so when my buddy Todd called me & said that he was going to Gemma (335 Bowery at 3rd street in the Bowery Hotel) on his boss’ dime, I didn’t hesitate.  I’ve been wanting to go here for some time, I remember when the space was a filthy […]

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