East Village Eats

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

A look Inside Pardon My French

Pardon My French, formerly Casimir, has opened on Avenue B with a completely renovated bar in the previously under-used side room.  No word on the menu as yet, but it seems that that have taken a turn away from traditional French fare (see this NYPost article), as well as a revamped cocktail list.  I’ll admit […]

Solbeso Tasting At ABC Wine Co.

The gang at ABC Wine are taking a break from their normal wine tastings & featuring Solbeso today.  What is Solbeso you ask?  Honestly, I have no idea, so I had to do some research (Googling) online. Made from fresh cacao fruit from farms in Peru and Ecuador, Solbeso is being touted as the first […]

Boulton & Watt

Like many other East Villagers I was sad to see Nice Guy Eddies close.  The KISS mural outside was a bit of a neighborhood landmark, the food wasn’t the best (I was a fan of the wings) and the place was pretty dingy, but it was a chill place to get a beer & watch […]

Food News

DOH shuts down Maharlika (review). (The Local) Ethiopian restaurant coming to former Fu Sushi (review) space. (EVGrieve) NY Times rips apart Pouring Ribbons. 7-11 on Avenue A still without an owner. (EVGrieve) Sam Sifton reminisces about Russ & Daughters. (NYTimes) Jewish-Iraqi pop-up restaurant coming to the East Village. (DNAInfo) Verso (review) reopens on Avenue C. (EVGrieve)

Food News

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 […]

Poetry Slam & Cocktail Party at Back Forty

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Back Forty (coverage here) will be hosting a poetry slam & cocktail party on Saturday April 21st. Mixologists from at least 3 other East Village restaurants will be creating cocktails as well. In honor of National Poetry Month, on Saturday, April 21st, from 3:30-5:30 PM, the Academy of American […]

Cooking Demo At Affaire

Last Thursday, Nearsay teamed up with French restaurant/lounge Affaire to host a mussels cooking demo & meetup for local bloggers.  Located in a sprawling space that once housed #1 Chinese & China 1, Affaire still has some remnants of it’s Asian past while the menu is classic French.

JoeDoe’s ‘Prepared Beers’ Get a nod from Bruni

Frank Bruni of the NY Times Dining & Wine section gave 2 thumbs up to JoeDoe‘s (45 East 1st Street between 1st & 2nd Avenue) beer cocktails, in particular, the Honey Beer Cocktail.  Served in a salt-rimmed Pilsner glass, it’s made up of Dale’s Pale Ale, both lemon juice and jest & DH Krahn gin. […]

Vandaag (CLOSED)

This post is just evidence of my laziness, I ate here well before Sam Sifton & plenty of other food reporters, but I’ve only just got around to writing my review.  Vandaag is a Dutch restaurant & bakery that serves dishes from Northern Europe using locally (Hudson Valley region) sourced ingredients.  It’s housed in the former […]