Tag Archives: East Village

Here’s What Makes Hanoi House’s Pho So Uniquely Fantastic

Source: Grub Street NY

The year-old East Village restaurant Hanoi House has quickly developed a devoted following thanks in large part to its menu full of expertly executed Vietnamese specialties. The restaurant’s top-selling dish is, of course, its version of pho — a unique bowl based on the funkier, more savory style found …

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Bar That Banned ‘Literally’ Now Being Trashed Figuratively by Online Critics

Source: Grub Street NY

Owner Trigger Smith made headlines this week after he hung a sign on the door of his East Village dive bar, Continental, threatening to ban anyone who uses the word literally. To recap, the sign reads, in part, “if you say the word ‘literally’ inside Continental you have …

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Meet the First ‘Customers’ at Manhattan’s Brand-new Dog Café

Source: Grub Street NY

As promised, Boris & Horton — the East Village’s much-anticipated dog-friendly café — is in the home stretch, ready to officially open as soon as next week. And that means this week, the shop’s owners greeted their first pack of canine visitors, a group that was invited into …

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New York’s First Dog Café Is Set to Open This Month

Source: Grub Street NY

This summer, the residents of New York City learned that, at long last, the city would get its very own puppy café. In a world that looks more toxic and strange with each passing day, it was the rare bit of good news. Now, there is even …

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Abandoned Cheese Shop Reportedly Starting to Stink Up Entire Manhattan Block

Source: Grub Street NY

Two weeks ago, New York’s East Village lost another neighborhood institution, a decades-old no-nonsense cheese shop simply known as East Village Cheese. Easily forgotten by Lower Manhattanites who have Murray’s and Saxelby Cheesemongers, among others, in the area, the spot still had about a hundred varieties, everything …

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A New East Village Tea Bar Specializes in Rare Oolong, Savory Snacks, and Matcha-Infused Beer

Source: Grub Street NY

The slender glasses could be full of green juice, or something you might drink on St. Patrick’s Day. The beer, a rice-based lager from Japan’s Echigo Beer Company, is very green, but the color doesn’t come from food coloring. It’s matcha, first whisked with a bit of the beer in …

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The East Village’s Shake Shack Will Take Orders on Cashless Kiosks

Source: Grub Street NY

New Yorkers patiently awaiting a Shake Shack between midtown and Manhattan’s southern tip will get another surprise when the chain’s next location opens in the East Village. CNBC reports today that they’ll be ordering their inaugural Shack Burgers from the chain’s first-ever cashless kiosks. Instead of cashiers taking …

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East Village Favorite Café Orlin Will Close Next Month

Source: Grub Street NY

St. Marks got a Starbucks, and now the famous street will lose one of its longtime anchors. Downtown institution Café Orlin will serve its last eggs Blackstone on October 15, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reports. The restaurant has been open for the last 36 years, and never dipped …

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East Village Favorite Café Orlin Will Close Next Month

Source: Grub Street NY

St. Marks got a Starbucks, and now the famous street will lose one of its longtime anchors. Downtown institution Café Orlin will serve its last eggs Blackstone on October 15, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reports. The restaurant has been open for the last 36 years, and never dipped …

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This East Village Rice Noodle Shop Has Your New Hangover Cure

Source: Grub Street NY

Among the legacies of the Qin dynasty: popularizing mi fen, or rice noodles. Jacob Ding, owner of Yuan, a new East Village mi-fen restaurant, explains: The story goes that Qin soldiers, accustomed to abundant wheat in northern China, were dismayed to find that the South had little of the grain …

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A Shop Devoted to Cream Cheese Will Open in the East Village This Week

Source: Grub Street NY

A new store dedicated entirely to cream cheese is coming to the East Village, which has bagel shops, and cheese shops, but never — until now — a shop devoted to the too-often-unsung spread.

The brainchild of cream-cheese enthusiast Becky Rosenthal and her husband and “co-visionary,” Richard, Becky’s Bites

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A Puppy Café Is Opening in the East Village

Source: Grub Street NY

A beacon of hope in a dark, dark world: New York City is about to get its very first dog café. To be clear, however, it’s more of a BYOD situation. Unlike the city’s influx of cat-centric options, which come with actual ambient cats, this future East Village hot spot …

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The East Village Is Getting a Shake Shack

Source: Grub Street NY

Lower Manhattan’s vast ShackBurger-less void will soon be no more. Since Battery Park’s Shake Shack opened back in 2011, you’ve had to trek north for miles to reach the next outpost — the original, above 23rd Street in Madison Square Park. (The Financial District got a …

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Feast Your Eyes on the Absolute Best Mai Tai in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

A portal to summer feels exists at the corner of East Houston and Suffolk Streets in the East Village. Stop by this tikiless tavern, order a mai tai, and witness the artful creation of a fruitful but sour cocktail, loaded with Bacardi 151, Hamilton Navy Strength, and an overproof blend …

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‘Merica Will Be NYC’s First Restaurant Properly Celebrating All Things Freedom

Source: Grub Street NY

The veterans behind New York’s Will Ferrell– and Tim Burton–themed bars are back with a new spot that “holds two middle fingers way up high” to celebrate the “real America.” Simply called ‘Merica (its name was no doubt the easiest part), the …

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Drunken Dumpling Brings XL XLB to the East Village

Source: Grub Street NY

Is the East Village ready for “farm-to-table soup dumplings,” the specialty of this bare-bones storefront? The phrase is owner and culinary-school grad Yuan Li’s way of telegraphing the locavore provenance of some of the meat and vegetable fillings gracing the insides of the xiao long bao, jiaozi, and steamed buns …

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Eater Inside: GG’s Brings Pizza and More to the Old Goat Town Space

Source: Eater NY

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[All photos by Bess Adler]

Nick Morgenstern’s makeover of Goat Town into GG’s is complete. The restaurant is currently in soft opening mode with a limited menu, and will officially open with the full menu this weekend. The space is, at the core, the same, but brighter and spiffier with what looks like more comfortable seating than those old tiled booths. Morgenstern brought on Bobby Hellen, who built a solid reputation as the chef at Resto and The Cannibal, to oversee the menu and Emily Schumacher from Jack’s Wife Freda to captain the service.

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Throwbacks: Throwbacks: On The House The Creation of a Famous Burger

Source: Eater NY

Next week marks a new era of Eater. So all this week, we’re celebrating Eater 1.0 by republishing some favorite pieces from the vault. Ahead: an On the House column from Adam Cohn, the owner of the long gone Seymour Burton, in which he discusses his restaurant’s then-famed burger.

Have a favorite post from, oh, before 2009? Hit us up.

2008_02_onethehouseA.jpg Chefs usually hate burgers on their menu because the sandwich is considered too prosaic to be a suitable vehicle for their craftsmanship, because they believe it will jeopardize their two-star aspirations, and because they cook for their ...

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Fall Tracking: Empellón al Pastor is finally almost…

Source: Eater NY

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 8.55.52 AM.pngEmpellón al Pastor is finally almost here. Alex Stupak shares a photo of the entrance, which has now been fully stripped of Sushi Lounge’s yellow paint job, and outfitted with wood paneling and a fancy tiled step. The restaurant is slated to open next week soon. Update: A representative tells Eater that the opening date “is still TBD right now, but [it] will be opening very soon. [Instagram, Eaterwire]

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Opening Report: The Good Batch, Roast Kitchen, Prime 135, and More

Source: Eater NY

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1) Clinton Hill: Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea favorite The Good Batch opened its first retail shop last week. On the menu are cookies, cakes, ice cream sandwiches in numerous flavors, and other baked goods, reports Brownstoner. To drink there’s coffee, tea, and Arnold Palmers. Status: Certified Open. 936 Fulton Street.

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2) Lower East Side: Creffle Cafe is still in soft opening mode, but it will soon offer creffles, which are one part crepe, one part waffle, and one part Hong Kong street snack eggette. Cold brew coffee is being roasted on site, reports ...

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Throwbacks: Throwbacks: Second Avenue Kosher Deli (1954-2006)

Source: Eater NY

Next week marks a new era of Eater. So all this week, we’re celebrating Eater 1.0 by republishing some favorite pieces from the vault. Ahead: the 2006 dismantling of 2nd Avenue Deli.

Have a favorite post from, oh, before 2009? Hit us up.

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The official end, via a disassemble of the famous 2nd Ave Deli sign, occured this morning around 10 AM. There was nothing we could do, folks. More saddening photos just ahead.

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· Decline and Fall of the Second Ave. Deli (Continued) [~E~]
[Photos by special Eater photographic correspondent Keith Kin Yan, 1/10/06.]

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Week in Reviews: For her first review as Bloomberg’s…

Source: Eater NY

eddy.jpgFor her first review as Bloomberg’s new critic, Tejal Rao visits the Eddy in the East Village, where she likes how unfussy the the tasting menu is: “The big fat pieces of raw scallop are a highlight of the tasting menu. Under a network of Korean chile threads, tangled with wide ribbons of pickled mushroom, the scallops are sweet and bright, plated so they’re easy to share.” She gives the restaurant one star. [Bloomberg]

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Real Estate Woes: Angelica Kitchen Won’t Go Down Without a Fight

Source: Eater NY

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East Village vegetarian mainstay Angelica Kitchen is hoping to rally fans and locals in a battle to stay in business. An email from the 38 year-old restaurant laments: “now more than ever, Angelica’s is at risk of becoming a casualty of the business climate and real estate market that has led to the loss of so many other beloved NYC restaurants.” The restaurant recently added wine, beer, and coffee to its offerings but the move apparently wasn’t enough. The site asks diners to come regularly: “we need your financial help and we’re not messing around here. ...

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