East Village Eats

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

Little Town NYC

I couyld eat oysters pretty much all day long, so it’s no surprise that I was looking forward to a meal with my Mom at Little Town NYC. Opened in April 2011, it’s basically a 72 seat mecca of local beef, shellfish & beer.  All of the shellfish & beer are from New York State & Hudson […]

City Crab & Seafood Company

City Crab has a special place in my heart, it’s a massive two floor restaurant where I’ve enjoyed seafood for the best of 10 years. Before I really ‘got into’ food, I learned the basics about seafood here.  The restaurant has a pretty typical ‘old-school seafood restaurant’ vibe; wood paneling, high tables & the obligatory tank full […]


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, […]


If you haven’t noticed, I’m a massive fan of oysters.  There’s just something about the process that has a special place in my heart.  We’re blessed to have a bunch of great oyster spots in the East Village, but newcomer Upstate has jumped in feet first & made quite an impression.

Grand Central Oyster Bar

There are only a handful of restaurants that bring out emotion like the Grand Central Oyster Bar.  Maybe it’s the storied history, the beautiful vaulted ceilings of days gone by or the promise of delicious seafood.  I’d been wanting to go here for quite some time & it didn’t take much of an effort to […]

Food News

Upstate opens in the East Village, via Grub Street. Dov Charney gets into the restaurant biz. Via Village Voice. The secret to The Brindle Room‘s amazing burgers; Deckle Fat. Via Food Curated. Dwindling vegetable viarieties via National Geographic. Roberta’s is coming to the East Village. Via Village Voice. Got any news? email me (see ‘About […]

Desnuda Revisited

Is it possible for a restaurant to do a complete u-turn?  Can a leopard change it’s spots?  Honestly, I would have answered no, but I’ve been proven wrong.  After the debacle that was my first visit to Desnuda (recounted here), I reluctantly returned this weekend. It was a Sunday, so the dollar oysters that had […]

‘Tattoosday’ At Bondi Road

Bondi Road, the Australian restaurant & LES cousin of The Sunburnt Cow has launched ‘Tattoosday’.  Under the tagline; “show us your ink and we’ll buy you a drink!” you get a free drink on Tuesdays if you show the bartender your tattoo. Bondi Road also features an Endless Raw Bar on Thursdays for $20 & a pretty impressive burger […]

All You Can Eat Local Oysters

Jimmy’s No. 43 on 7th Street will be hosting an all you can eat local oyster bash from 5-10pm this Thursday.  They will be serving a wide range of both wild & farmed Long Island oysters including ‘Naked Cowboys’ provided by Blue Isle Oysters. Drinks cost extra, but you can enjoy any one of the […]

Food News

Hearth will be serving up mounds of pork on Tuesdays via Jennifer Adamo. Back Forty offers crab boils on Tuesday via the Feast. Big Gay Ice Cream Truck will open soon in the former Xoom Juice space on 7th St. via Village Voice. Shelsky’s Smoked Fish in Carroll Gardens opens & gets reviews here, here […]

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