Tropical storm or no, a long holiday weekend involving hot dogs and beer is still something to get excited about. Here are five food events that you should take into consideration if you're sticking around.
Of the countless regional corn masa snacks called antojitos hand-patted throughout Mexico, the tlacoyo is one of the dozen or so that has made its way to the North.
With GoogaMooga just a day away, we're savoring the videos Food.Curated created to preview what some of the participating restaurants will bring to this weekend's food festival in Prospect Park.
It's takes five extra minutes for dish #14, but we don't mind waiting Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More: The Story of Hash | The King of Fried Chick ... More >>
In this case, the under-scoop was PB&J. In our quest to bring you the best eats from the five boroughs and beyond, Fork in the Road misses things right under our collective noses. In this case, it's a humble ice cream cart with some of the best in the East Village -- and that includes a lot of ice ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: White Pizza From Dellarocco's of Brooklyn, Dish #72 | Saba Kinuta at Miyagi, Dish #73]
PepsiCo may be turning its focus back to cola in some markets, but is looking to boost its health snacks business in India via its global nutrition unit. [Wall Street Journal] The owner of Fu Sushi in the East Village denies that his restaurant was open for business despite being ordered to ... More >>
The fate of 35 Cooper Square has seemed a done deal for a while now, and earlier today we got word from EV Grieve that crews might be on the scene tearing down the building. We investigated and found a couple of workmen on the roof, as well as a Caterpillar parked outside, along with a lot of ... More >>
The East Village isn't a neighborhood one would normally associate with Bible-thumping evangelical Christianity, but here we are. The Times has a feature on Trinity Grace Church, a "hip" church that just opened up a new branch in the godless, immoral wasteland of the East Village. Trinity Grace i ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyCarboload on Potato Varenyky at Ukrainian East Village Restaurant. Dumplings comprise one of the world's favorite foods, a mysterious feat given their prosaic nature. After all, they are just pockets of dough encasing a filling. Yet, so supremely delicious. For this 10 Best, we ... More >>
via DNA InfoThere are those who complain that New York City has lost its edge, and then there are those who throw hissy fits over red drapes hanging in a window of an upcoming comedy club because it looks too "bordello"-y. No, this is not a story about Park Slope, where there are actual thing ... More >>
First course: An amuse of broiled rabbit hearts with garlic and olive oil On Friday evening the Organ Meat Society met to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the organization.
More than just vodka and tomato juiceEast Village Mexican newcomer El Camion is slowly making its name for being a boozy brunch spot, and now it's offering patrons the chance to get even more buzzed with an ingredient guessing game. Just correctly name all the components of their spicy Blood ... More >>
16 HandlesWhen 16 Handles opened in the East Village in 2008, it appeared indistinguishable from the glut of frozen yogurt shops that at the time were colonizing storefronts across the city. But now it appears that the store's name, so oddly evocative of adipose tissue, will soon be familiar ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Rocco Ancarola has ended his partnership in Greenwich Village gastropub Rabbit in the Moon. The place was quickly sold and renamed The State Room. [NY Post] The Chelsea location of 'Swich is c ... More >>
via EV GrieveRemember that mysterious novel that was appearing, page by page, in locations around the East Village? Alas, those pages seem to have disappeared without a trace, perhaps due to rain, perhaps to a novelist abandoning efforts (or, dare we hope, a book deal?). But our East Village ... More >>
Vandaag in the East Village and Huckleberry Bar in Williamsburg are among cocktail bars serving $10 drinks, as opposed to the now ubiquitous $12-$14 drink. [NY Post] New York makes a list of seven best beer cities in the country, alongside Chicago, Denver, Philly, Portland, St. Louis, and Sa ... More >>
The BeanEarlier today, the Bean, the First Avenue coffee shop beloved by East Village caffeine nuts and dog owners alike, was shuttered by the state.
via EV GrieveJust as everyone was preparing to get all mushy-gushy and celebrate with a toast and a kiss because love is in the air and whatnot, the city had to go and bring down the house, literally. The city has approved the demolition of 35 Cooper Square, just a few hours after a permit wa ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 24, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 8 Gem Spa closes: Bye Bye, Miss American Egg Cream By Clark Whelton Gem Spa is closed. The candy store which became a clearing house for the hip-yip-street freak festival in the East Village is now pa ... More >>
Burglary suspectsCops are looking for two daring burglars who sneaked into a first-floor East Village apartment at 11:30 p.m. January 5, scared the hell out of a 79-year-old woman there, then scurried down the fire escape to another apartment, where they stole jewelry, a laptop, and credit cards. ... More >>
The sushi at Natori is pristine in its freshness, and cheap, too. Abby S. asks: I'm hoping you can help me. I'm taking my niece out for a birthday lunch Friday; she's turning 14 and requested sushi. I need a place that's nice but not overwhelmingly so (she's a fairly sophisticated eater, but ... More >>
Deep-fried kale makes a festive snack. Finally had a chance to sit down and review my culinary input during the recent holidays, a time when one downs so many new things that it's hard to sort them out. One of the best things I tried was at an East Village community garden Christmas Party -- ... More >>
DNAinfo/Gabriela Resto-Montero It has been a bad, bad morning for East Village food concerns: a couple of hours before Sixth Street Kitchen was badly damaged by a fire, a similar blaze occurred at East Village Farm & Grocery on the corner of Second Avenue and East Fourth Street. According to ... More >>
boweryboogie.comThere goes the neighborhood.The East Village isn't the only neighborhood being ravaged by disaster. On the Lower East Side yesterday, the ground literally opened up outside the Olympic Restaurant, at the corner of Delancey and Ludlow streets. Bowery Boogie reports that the sid ... More >>
ViaTwo fires hit the East Village in Tuesday's morning hours, the first around 4 a.m. at Second Avenue and East Fourth Street, with a second erupting at East Sixth Street and Avenue A around 7:30 a.m. Between the pair of blazes, eight injuries are being reported by the Local East Village, whi ... More >>
A rash of pit bull attacks on both dogs and humans at Tompkins Square Park has forced some East Village dog owners to take matters into their own hands, carrying "knives and other weapons" when they visit the dog run now, reports DNA Info. "Other weapons" include a varied assortment of possib ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Chiam Chinese Cuisine, known for its tasty dumplings, has shuttered after 19 years in operation in Midtown East. [Zagat Buzz] Orologio in the East Village appears to be on the chopping block. ... More >>
Community Board 3 has posted its December SLA meeting agenda, and it looks like the ground floor of the Bowery's Sunshine Hotel is moving closer to becoming yet another eating destination for the comfortable classes.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Cooper 35 Asian Pub, known for its $3 cocktails, will be torn down in the coming months to make room for a new Joe Sitt high-rise. [NYU News via Grub Street] CB Holding Corp. has filed for Cha ... More >>
Yesterday we mentioned that civilians seem to have kind of had it with crime. An East Village woman beat her attempted mugger up at an ATM; a Park Slope shopkeeper warded off his store's thief with a heavy-duty wastebasket. Now, take this group of stalwart Vancouver residents, including one ... More >>
If, like us, you're wondering whether the East Village is degenerating into a crime-ridden slum of yesteryear, you may want avoid this report from EV Grieve about a botched ATM robbery at the Chase branch on Avenue A and 2nd Street. A reader tells the blog that the intended victim, a woman, " ... More >>
Following up on the story we mentioned earlier of an attempted kidnapping in the East Village...police have released surveillance video and a photo of the man who picked up a four-year-old boy at 6th Street between A and B yesterday and attempted to walk away. The boy's nanny screamed and gra ... More >>
In today's East Village street crime round-up: A string of wanton mayhem and violence over the past two days, including a drug-related shooting that left three injured, a stabbing that left one dead, and a cell phone robbery that left one perp in tears. The '70s are back, baby. Well, not exac ... More >>
Our man Robert Sietsema was in the East Village this past weekend filling up on chowder at Jimmy #43's "Chowder Slam," an event to benefit the New Amsterdam Market. The organization, which is working toward establishing an indoor public market in Manhattan made up of butchers, grocers and mongers of ... More >>
Sasha Frere-Jones' twitter informs us that the WaMu in the East Village just got robbed. That makes, what, a hundred bank robberies so far this year? Bank heists were up 54 percent in the city last year, and in 2009 are already up 26 percent versus this time last year; one guy, still at large, has e ... More >>
I've made no secret of my admiration for B & H Deli, a culinary gem in the East Village that consists of a lunch counter, a few tiny tables, and a crew of irascible waiters (years ago, there was a legendary waiter named Dave). A recurring diet plan of mine consists of eating soup there every day ... More >>
The sublime mochi croquette at EN (click to enlarge) While rarely seen in restaurants, the croquette is central to homestyle Japanese cooking, as seen at the East Village restaurant Chiyono. The croquette probably originated in the Netherlands, but as made by moms all across Japan, features tidbit ... More >>
Chapter 5: Timing is Everything I had assumed that the gas shut-off would continue for a few days. Boy, was I ever wrong! Days gradually turned into weeks, and then I found myself at the one-month anniversary of the gas leak. I began to be paranoid. A friend who was a corporate chef called to remin ... More >>
We keep hearing about this bonanza of cheap rents the New Depression is supposed to bring. Here's Real Estate Bisnow reporting that "Tenants are now catching a break in New York... Expect more space, cheaper rents and greater concessions." They advise brokers to "expand your platform with integrated ... More >>
Next week on August 13, the City Planning Commission will host a marathon public hearing on three different large scale projects: the Lower East Side rezoning, Hunter's Point South and the Willets Point Redevelopment Plan. Already the meeting is drawing attention from Borough President Scott String ... More >>
The jungle in this resident’s front yard helped win $300 for each house on the block of 8th street between 8th Ave and Prospect Park West for "The Greenest Block in Brooklyn." The competition, run by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, has been inspiring Brooklyn neighborhoods since 1994 with an estim ... More >>
As activism gets wackier and wackier these days look out for September 19th when 50 parking spots will become parks for a day. After last year’s success with 25 spots, organizers now will let you apply for a mini-grant until August 8th. [Streetsblog] Sean Connery faces another lawsuit from no ... More >>
I'm quickly realizing that my favorite subject on the blog is the same one as in the column—ME! Not long ago, ME did a cameo in a video for "All I Want" by a sardonically fun male duo named Whore's Mascara. As the guys robotically drone, "All I want is a cute blond boy who snorts cocaine and like ... More >>
Bodanna, the East Village's coolest ceramics shop/non-profit, is one of our favorite places to buy gifts, especially of the house-warming variety. The business is run with the help of inner city teens, who do apprenticeships in the studio and in the shop. And while we love a good cause, we wouldn't ... More >>
Police ask anyone with information to call 800-577-TIPS Police believe a man who sexually assaulted a woman in her East 9th Street building last night may be responsible for at least three other assaults in the East Village and surrounding areas in the last six weeks. The latest attack occurred at ... More >>
Last night when we were drinking two-for-one Happy Hour beers at the East Village's Hi-Fi, we looked over and saw this: Naturally, we thought of this:
REST IN PEACE, THE OLD RAM St. Marks, East Village Someone's had a hard time parting. . . St. Mark's Place, East Village First, an aquatic aphorism against conformity: ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW. Then, a pukey, baggy-eyed Barry-McGee-ripoff of a bum beside the phrase DRINK MORE. Then, ... More >>
Vegetarian delights often include TVP at East Village eatery