East Village Eats

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

Feast Of San Gennaro Recap

I realize that this is a bit of old news, but I felt the need to write about this year’s Feast Of San Gennaro which took place on Mulberry Street in little Italy.  In it’s 86th year, the event lasts 11 days & is a celebration of the patron saint of Naples.  I went during […]

Post Office

I read about Post Office on Tasting Table & Immaculate Infatuation, but it wasn’t until I realized that a good friend lived around the corner that I decided to take the trip out to BK.  It was surprisingly painless to get there from the East Village (Post Office is by the Marcy Av J, M, […]

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 […]


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 […]

Goat Town Puts The Backyard To Work

I went back to Goat Town (further coverage here) recently & asked about what they planned to do with the backyard. I had thought that they might offer outdoor seating, but turns out that they decided to grow herbs out there. I’m not exactly sure what is growing there, but from the picture, I can […]

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 […]

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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