East Village Eats

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

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Joe Dough Sandwich Shop  switches to catering. Fork In The Road At the Streecha Ukrainian Kitchen. EVGrieve Seventies Sundays at Golden Cadillac. Fork In The Road Jeepney and Pig & Khao get 2 stars. NY Times Virage closes for month-long renovation. EVGrieve Bobby Flay opens Gato on Lafayette St. Tasting Table Boukiés closes after 2 […]

Yaffa Cafe

This is a bit of a nostalgic post for me as I used to go to Yaffa Cafe (97 Saint Marks Pl at 1st Avenue) a lot when I first moved into the ‘hood in late 2001.  I preferred it over nearby 7A & Sidewalk Cafe for late night (they’re 24 hours) food. I returned […]


This post is a few weeks late, but I’ll try to remember the meal as accurately as possible.  Back in Early June, we took my Dad to dinner at Barbounia (250 Park Avenue South at 20th Street) for his birthday.  I’d never been there before, but my brother knows one of the partners, Alon and […]