East Village Eats

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

Choice Eats 2012

I’ve been to a few Food Events over the past few years, so it wasn’t my first rodeo, but nothing prepared me for the scale of this year’s Choice Eats tasting event that took place last week.  I thought I’d be clever & arrive 15 minutes early to ‘avoid the crowd’, but we were greeted […]

Food News

Tepito opens in the East Village via The Local East Village. The East Village (10003) has the highest density of pizza places in NYC via NYCEDC. The Bean plans on reopening on Monday. Caribbean fare coming to former Holy Basil space via EVGrieve. Puddin’ set to open on St Marks Place. Image via Noah Fecks

FAB’s East Village Eats Tasting Tour Recap

Although being postponed for a few months & having to try to outdo the 2010 event, this year’s East Village Eats Tour run by Fourth Arts Block did not disappoint.  I realize that I’m a few weeks late, but I had such a great time that the memories & flavors are still fresh in my […]

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 […]

‘Tis the Season for Delivery

Well, I meant to post this yesterday morning when conditions were a lot worse, but I guess it’s still relevant. With the ‘Great Blizzard of 2010’ causing havoc all over the East Village, it’s likely that several restaurants will be shuttered & honestly, I couldn’t fathom why anyone would want to be out in this […]


The details on this post might be slightly sketchy because I’m recounting events from several weeks ago, but here goes…  I went for an impromptu dinner with 3 buddies to Mercadito (179 Avenue B between 11th & 12th street) for some upscale Mexican food.  It was early & the place wasn’t heaving yet (it can […]

The Rusty Knot

After visiting The Frying Pan, I decided to hit up the nautically-themed Rusty Knot (425 West Street at West 11th St.).  It’s a bit out of my normal stomping grounds but I was already on the West Side.  I’d been there before for drinks (normally a Tecate & the infamous Pickleback; a shot of pickle […]

Tortilla Flats

I’ve been going to Tortilla Flats for years (since I was a wee pup), but I’ve never had a chance to review the place till now.  Luckily, the last time that I went, I had my camera with me so I was able to take a few shots.  I’m really not sure how to describe Tortilla […]

La Lucha

I had a chance to check out La Lucha (147 Avenue A) last month (a few days after it had opened) with two friends who had heard about it on Urban Daddy.  I was really excited to finally have another viable Mexican option on Avenue A besides Benny’s Burritos & San Loco. The first thing that […]

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