East Village Eats

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

I’m Back!

Things have been a tad quiet lately on the East Village Eats blog lately.  Mainly because I was on my Annual camping trip in Colorado over Memorial Day Weekend.  22 Guys, 3 pop-ups, 3 tents, 1 camper, 4 kegs, a full band, 2 deer, 1 moose, 3 dogs & 130lbs of meat (40 of which […]

Brunch At Spina

I’ll admit that I don’t often go to Italian restaurants for brunch (no particular reason), but after my first outing to Spina (review here) & the excellent food we had, I was willing to give it a try.  I arrived with two friends late on a Sunday, in fact we were the only ones left […]

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 […]


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, […]

Station Diner

I’m adding this entry because I carry my camera everywhere & insist on taking pictures of any food that I do eat.  I rang in 20011 in Carroll Gardens at Brooklyn Social, a few hours after my epic first meal at Goat Town.  After a lot of booze & a bar crawl through the Gowanus […]

Lunch At Vandaag (Closed)

[Looking at the pictures, you might think I mean Liquid Lunch, but trust me, I don’t!] Funnily enough, the first time I came to Vandaag was at lunch, I’ve somehow managed to post my reviews in reverse order; Dinner here, Dessert here.  It was pretty empty (actually I think that there was only one other […]

Bacon Bash!

Ok, this post is 2 months late, but on March 31st I and a bunch of bacon enthusiasts took over the ‘Vegas Room’ in the rear of Village Pourhouse (64 3rd Avenue at 11th Street).  $30 got you a few hours of delicious bacon heaven.  Every dish included bacon in some form, including the drinks!  […]

Bacon Bash!

Tomorrow (Wednesday March 31st) is the Bacon Bash @6:30pm at the Village Pourhouse (64 3rd Avenue @11th Street).  $30 gets you 2 hours of pure bacon gold!  According to The NYC Menu Girl; Taste a selection of three kinds of bacon: applewood bacon, honey smoked and thick ol’smokehouse bacon. Our bacon buffet includes Bacon Popcorn, […]

Thursday Club

Not exactly an East Village post, but check out my write-up of this insanely good 5 course meal I had for my most recent dinner club in Brooklyn. The menu included snails, pork terrine, duck, skate & braised short ribs.  Oh & obviously a lot of wine…  It was AMAZING!

Bacon Caramel Toffee

I recently received a box of Vosges’ Bacon Caramel Toffee as a gift from a foodie friend.  Basically I think that any flavor can be enhanced by bacon & desserts/chocolate/toffee is no exception!  The toffee & chocolate are both delicious, but it’s the addition of Nueske‘s Applewood Smoked Bacon that puts these tasty little treats […]