East Village Eats

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

Taste Of 7th Street Next Week.

Taste of 7th Street returns next week from May 4th-7th.  I’m not sure when they changed from the one-day event format, but this year you can get 10 dishes from the participating restaurants for a mere $30 over the course of 4 days.  The restaurants this year are: AGAVI JUICE BAR – One Cold-pressed “Hangover […]

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 […]

Turkey Leg Ball 2011

If you don’t read Immaculate Infatuation or have their iPhone app, there’s something seriously wrong with you.  Stang & Steinthal were back with a vengeance this year & threw one heck of a party, the Turkey Ball 2011 was held at Hudson Terrace & 600 hungry New Yorkers descended on the spot. The food was provided by […]

Turkey Leg Ball

With Immaculate Infatuation‘s Turkey Leg Ball jumping off tonight at 7:30, I’d be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t recap last year’s awesome event that they hosted with Cooking Channel.  Back in 2010 I really wasn’t clued up that much on food event etiquette & made a few rookie mistakes (not to be repeated this year).  The event […]

The Changing Face Of St Marks

There’s been a lot of food-related activity on St Marks recently.  Mõtek, a small restaurant serving coffee & crepes has closed according to EVGrieve.  I reviewed the place last November & never returned.  Honestly Mõtek, won’t be missed. Construction at 119 St Marks continues.  The Taco Joint was on the 01/11 CB3-SLA docket.  Not sure how […]

Bar Food At East Village Tavern

I recently went to East Village Tavern (158 Avenue C at 10th Street) for the first time a few days ago.  It had been a French-Japanese fusion restaurant several years ago, but the space has been gutted & there is a brand new bar with a much more open feel.  I was there for my […]

Marco Polo Cafe Now Mini Burger

Marco Polo Cafe (102 St Mark’s Place near 1st Avenue, review here), my go to spot for $1 bison sliders shuttered for a few days, got a bit of a new paint job & signage & has reopened as Mini Burger.  They still serve the same sliders, but the price has been jacked up fifty […]

6th Street Kitchen Launches ‘Slappy Hour’

6th Street Kitchen (507 East 6th Street btwn Avenue A & B) a favorite of mine, is starting up ‘Slappy Hour’ this Monday October 4th.  6-7pm during weekdays, they’ll serve up $2 slider specials.  The specials will change day to day, so follow them on Twitter (@6thStKitchen) to find out what they’re serving up!

Marco Polo Cafe (Closed)

After the folks @SaintDelivery mentioned the amazing $1 Sliders at Marco Polo Cafe (102 St. Marks, near 1st Avenue) I decided that I had to try them out for myself.  Needless to say, I’ve been there 3 times in the last 4 days; AMAZING.  Named after the famed Venetian explorer that opened up the Chinese […]