East Village Eats

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

Restaurant Week

Ok, it might have started a few days ago & I’m obviously playing catch up, but there are some great dining options in the East Village for this year’s Restaurant Week.  For those who aren’t familiar (Really?  Been by a bus stop lately?), this is an annual event that gives us regular folk a chance […]


While I hate to see restaurants close, I guess that there’s only so much room in the city.  When Satsko Eldridge shut its doors in February, it gave Chef Zoe Feigenbaum (from Bravo TV’s Chef Academy) the opportunity to take over the space.  I’ll admit that I didn’t know much about the new restaurant & the chef, […]

New Year’s Eve at Back Forty

One of my favorite restaurants in the East Village, Back Forty (190 Avenue B @ 12th Street, coverage here) is hosting a New Year’s Eve cocktail party.  $96 (tickets available here) gets you access from 9pm on New Year’s Eve.  They’ll be serving up amazing Hors d’œuvres & bringing in a whole pig & a […]

Brunch at JoeDoe

I’m not really that big on traditional ‘bacon & egg’ brunches, but when a friend mentioned that JoeDoe (45 East 1st Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues) served duck eggs & not your typical bacon, I jumped at the chance to check it out.  Started 2 years ago by Chef Joe Dobias & partner Jill […]

Back Forty

I reviewed the brunch at Back Forty (190 Avenue B @ 12th Street) back in March, so I decided that it was time for me to get some dinner there.  I went with my Mom midweek, so we luckily didn’t have to wait for a table even though the place was busy.  We got the […]

Sustainable Seafood Dinner @ Northen Spy Food Co.

On May 5th, there will be a 4 course tasting at my new favorite East Village restaurant, Northern Spy Food Co. (511 East 12th Street Nr. Avenue A).  $45 gets you 4 courses with wine pairing.  Full details are here.  You can find the menu here. Via Tasting Table NYC.

Brunch at Back Forty

So I’m sitting (drinking) at my local watering hole (7B) a few Sundays ago, minding my own business & a friend asks me if I wanted to go to brunch.  I said no, because I was more interested in getting hammered, but then he uttered 3 magical words; Pork Jowl Nuggets.  Needless to say, moments […]