East Village Eats

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

New Owners For Acme Bar & Grill

At the end of March I mentioned that Acme Bar & Grill, the 25 year old Southern Food joint, closed abruptly for renovations.  The owner, Bob Pollock, claimed that the restaurant would reopen, but I had my doubts (particularly when you look at the demo pictures) Well, now it’s confirmed; both Grub Street & Zagat […]

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 […]

Work Continues at 127 Avenue C

The gutting of 127 Avenue C at 8th street (currently Cotto, formerly Caffe Peppe Rosso) is in full swing & I passed by yesterday to see that there seems to be some external work going on.  The place has been torn down to the studs & was talking to a few locals next door at […]

Action at 102 Avenue C

102 Avenue C (at 7th street) the long-shuttered former home of Mr C’s Italian Trattoria might be reopening.  Over the past few days, I’ve seen the doors open & people pottering around the place.  I’m really hoping that we get a decent restaurant here as my one & only experience at Mr. C’s was laughable… […]