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Brunch at JoeDoe

I’m not really that big on traditional ‘bacon & egg’ brunches, but when a friend mentioned that JoeDoe (45 East 1st Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues) served duck eggs & not your typical bacon, I jumped at the chance to check it out.  Started 2 years ago by Chef Joe Dobias & partner Jill Schulster, Joe Doe is a small but inviting 25 seat restaurant with an open bar & a full liquor license. Continue reading


Site News

You may have noticed the lack of posts recently, but I’ve been in the process from moving from the platform, to the self-hosted  This will allow me to use Javascript, add videos & use other, more robust features.  All in all, this should improve the experience here at East Village Eats.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get a few posts in while the upgrade happens.  In the future, please go to Look for some exciting new changes in the near future…

Thanks for visiting.  -Jason

Casa Adela Shuttered by DOH

The Department of Health has continued their ‘onslaught’ of the East Village  & shuttered Pueroto Rican mainstay Casa Adela (66 Avenue C near 5th Street) two days ago.  As the sign indicates, the fridges were not at the proper temperature.  Hopefully they’ll sort this out soon & return to do what they do best; serving up amazing rotisserie chicken & rice & beans!

Marco Polo Cafe

After the folks @SaintDelivery mentioned the amazing $1 Sliders at Marco Polo Cafe (102 St. Marks, near 1st Avenue) I decided that I had to try them out for myself.  Needless to say, I’ve been there 3 times in the last 4 days; AMAZING.  Named after the famed Venetian explorer that opened up the Chinese Silk Road, Marco Polo serves up Italian-Chinese fusion food. Continue reading

6th St. Kitchen Unveils New Fall Menu

6th Street Kitchen (507 East 6th Street between Avenue A & B) has unvieled their fall dinner menu (click picture to enlarge) & it’s looking pretty damn tasty!  I’ve reviewed them berore (here) & have had nothing but good things to say about my dining experience there. 

Also noteworthy is that they will be hosting a 7 course tasting preview of the fall menu tomorrow at 7pm.  Further coverage here.

Arcane Turns 2!

Arcane, the French-Caribbean restaurant (111 Avenue C at 7th Street) is celebrating it’s second birthday today.  I just passed by & it looked pretty packed, with party-goers sharing the sidewalk with people drinking at Zum Schneider next door.  I did review the brunch there back in May (not very favorably), but I have as yet to have dinner.  Anyway; Happy Birthday Arcane!

Image via Tour de New York.

6th Street Kitch Fall Preview Tasting

From 6th Street Kitchen‘s blog (review here);

On Friday, September 17th, 6th Street Kitchen will be serving a Fall Preview Tasting before the fall menu debuts on September 22nd. For $45 per person, Chef Gregory Torrech will be serving 7 dishes from the fall menu including Duck Raviolo with Swiss Chard & Raisins, Sweet & Sour Tongue Tea Sandwiches and a Pumpkin Tart with Blue Cheese and Cranberries. Space is limited and the tasting begins at 7pm. Call (212) 477-4649 for reservations.