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6th Street Kitchen Launches ‘Slappy Hour’

6th Street Kitchen (507 East 6th Street btwn Avenue A & B) a favorite of mine, is starting up ‘Slappy Hour’ this Monday October 4th.  6-7pm during weekdays, they’ll serve up $2 slider specials.  The specials will change day to day, so follow them on Twitter (@6thStKitchen) to find out what they’re serving up!

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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

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.

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.

6th Street Kitchen

After passing by several times, I recently went to 6th Street Kitchen (507 East 6th Street between Avenue A & B) with a friend.  I had previously reported that they just started Happy Hour so we arrived there pretty early last Friday (Update; Happy Hour Has been pushed back to Fall, but they will be having live music there soon).

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Brunch at Northern Spy Food Co.

I’m literally reeling from my visit to Northern Spy Food Co. (511 East 12th Street between A & 1st Avenue) a few hours ago.  This is by far the quickest ‘plate-to-blog’ update yet!  I’ve been wanting to go here for a long time & finally found someone else that was interested as well.  Specializing in local & sustainable ingredients, the restaurant serves food all day long (breakfast to dinner) & has a small market in the back selling many of the items that they serve.

With the weather being so nice we were worried about the place being packed.  It was rather busy, but luckily we were seated immediately.  The seats are a bit cramped in my opinion, but I realize that this is a small restaurant in the East Village & I knew the food was well worth it.  I started with a coffee, but Troy ordered the Coffee Float.  Totally, not my cup of tea (I don’t like floats at all; in any way, shape or form.  Maybe this one will change my mind!), but he really liked it.  Troy started with Home-made Biscuits & Jam which I forgot to snap.

I got the Corned-beef Hash after Troy recommended it & damn were they good!  I’ve never had corned brisket before & you can really taste the difference.  It was so good that I spent most of my time pushing to potatoes out of the way (I’m not big on veggies).  The dish was topped with a massive poached egg which was nice & runny (the girl next to me was not so lucky, but the staff noticed & took care of it).  I caught a slight vinegar taste in the dish (possibly from the poaching liquid), which was uncommon, but I liked it.

There was no salt & pepper on the table which annoyed me at first as I had planned to put salt on my egg from the get-go, but that would have been a mistake.  Once I got ‘into’ my dish, it was salted perfectly & I’m guessing that the kitchen staff know what they’re doing.

Troy got the Slow-whisked Scrambled Eggs which came with breakfast sausage & grilled bread.  I think he enjoyed it, but honestly it didn’t look all that filling (although the eggs looked amazing & the sausage was gigantic!)

I’ve been blogging a lot about the brunches in the area & this was one of the better ones.  It’s slightly on the expensive side (considering how many $10 Brunch & a Drink places I go to), but excellent value for money considering the ingredients & attention to detail.  I’ll be coming back to Northern Spy for Brunch as well as Dinner!
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