East Village Eats

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

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 […]

Purple Ginger

Housed in the former 6th Street Kitchen (coverage) location that burnt down in early 2011, Purple Ginger is a newcomer to the East Village Asian/Thai scene.  I recently had dinner with a few friends & was pleasantly surprised by the food.  The space looks great with loads of wood paneling & a decent sound system (some of […]

Food News

Eater reports that Dutch restaurant & bakery Vandaag (coverage here) to begin selling sausages via a takeout window on 6th street. Purple Ginger opens, replacing 6th St. Kitchen, via EVGrieve. Death + Co. bringing drinks to Fidi via Urbandaddy. East Village’s Terroir wins a James Beard Award; Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional – Paul Grieco. […]

Pongsri Thai Restaurant

There are very few reasons to leave my beloved East Village, but the promise of a workday lunch with my sister had to trekking up to Chelsea.  She chose the venue, so we headed to Pongsri (165 West 23rd St. at 7th Avenue).  From the outside, it looks like any bland midtown lunch spot.  Once […]

Late Night at Cafetasia East

Totally starving after doing some heavyweight drinking in the neighborhood on a typical Thursday night, my brother & I went to Cafetasia East (85 Avenue A between 5th & 6th streets) an old favorite of ours.  We arrived shortly before midnight & the staff were pretty much closing up shop.  Luckily, they were nice enough […]

Cafetasia East Revisited

Cafetasia East (85 Avenue A between 5th & 6th streets) has slightly updated their 12:30-5PM Happy Hour Menu, so I’ll give you the lowdown.  I went there with my Dad a few weeks ago & as usual it wasn’t busy at all.  The first thing that we noticed was that a pint of Sapporo was […]

Cafetasia East

After mocking Cafetasia (85 Avenue A between 5th & 6th streets) earlier for being ‘just another’ Thai restaurant on the Ave., I went there today with a friend for some Happy Hour (more like Happy Day! 12:30-5pm) food.  I can’t remember the name of the spot that used to be here, but Cafetasia did a […]

Thai at 85 Avenue A

Cafetasia has slid right in at the old Kim’s Video location at 85 Avenue A recently.  Following in the footsteps of another Asian-themed restaurant that failed miserably & possibly ignoring the closing of Kion down the street on 6th between A & B.  Maybe they just haven’t got the point (or expect more NYU traffic […]