East Village Eats

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

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Verso (my coverage) is up for sale (Craigslist) Cooking Channel’s Chuck Hughes checks out the East Village (NY Daily News) A look inside Jeepeney (The Local East Village) Sushi coming to former Polonia space? (EVGrieve) What to eat at Porsena Extra Bar (Grubstreet) Tink’s Restaurant & Elswhere Esspresso open (The Local East Village) LES restaurant […]

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Pig & Khao set to open on Clinton St. (Grub Street) Union Market gets signage & an Oct 22nd opening date (EVGrieve) Bar On A to become yet another 7-Eleven? (NY Times Local) Pouring Ribbons opens, complete with ‘Drink Matrix’. God help us all (Zagat) Kim’s Video to open an interactive pizzeria on Avenue D […]

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Tim Hortons coming to East Houston via Bowery Boogie. Temporary closure for Happy Wok on Avenue C via EVGrieve. New signage up at the former Meatball Factory. Tiberio Custom Meats opens up at Sauce in the LES. The team behind Maharlika breathe new life into the former Sa Aming Nayon space. Time Out image credit: […]

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Benny’s Burritos to expand. IHOP fined for noise due to ‘Bacon Buster’. via Local East Village 7-Eleven serving mashed potatoes from a vending machine? Fares Deli on Avenue A siezed. Via EVGrieve. Bugs, a new sushi restaurant, is set to open in the East Village. La Isla closes.

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The East Village gets another porchetta option, via Local East Village. Zaitzeff closes on Avenue B, via EVGrieve. Vandaag calls in quits, via Eater. Full refund available for disgruntled Extra Mooga ticket buyers. Russ & Daughters is hiring. The Meatball Factory re-invents itself. link.

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Marshal seizes Kate’s Joint. EVGrieve 10 seat restaurant to replace Nice Guy Eddie’s. The Local East Village Josie’s approved by CB3. Lakeside Lounge will close at the end of the month. Pok Pok owner Andy Ricker launches Som drinking vinegars. Boukies replaces Heartbreak on 2nd Avenue. Via Eater

Rai Rai Ken Expanding/Moving?

A friend passed by the former Teriyaki Boy on East 10th street yesterday to find Rai Rai Ken (review here) signage being installed.  There’s no news if they’re moving the current location or expanding (the new space is much larger).  More news as it comes in. Rai Rai Ken: 214 East 10th St. btwn. 1st & 2nd Avenue New […]

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

The Toucan & The Lion Coming to the East Village?

I passed by the former Mara’s Homemade spot at 342 East 6th Street yesterday & a worker was busy painting the exterior (primer possibly?).  I cannot confirm the association with Artichoke Pizza, but my spies tell me it’s going to be an Asian gastropub.  More news as it develops. Full review here. DNAinfo has a […]

Ramen Row!

Is there a Ramen War shaping up on 5th Street between Avenue A & B?  In one corner we have the reigning Champ, Minca Ramen Factory & in the other we have a newcomer, Kuboya Ramen (in the old Le Gamin space).  I’m glad to see that something is going into this address, but do […]

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