Entries Categorized as 'EAST VILLAGE'

Where to eat this weekend: Hecho en Dumbo for Upscale, Affordable Mexican Street Food

Date March 19, 2010

Hecho en Dumbo is a two-week old Mexican restaurant nestled on Bowery between Great Jones Street & 4th Street. Their specialty is “antojitos” which loosely translate to “little cravings.” And despite the entree-sized house specials, everything else is little and shareable.  While it’s too soon to pass official judgment on Hecho en Dumbo, it’s the […]

Skirt Steak & Eggs Brunch Battle: The Breslin vs Yuca Bar

Date February 26, 2010

Skirt Steak and eggs: the Clint Eastwood of breakfast.  Its been around forever and it’s still badass.  And while The Breslin tries to cement its badass status with a no reservations policy and a meat-centric menu, Yuca Bar draws diners and imbibers to its Latin American oasis as coolly as Clint draws movie viewers.  So […]

“Salsa Picante” Mac & Cheese Special at S’Mac for One Month Only

Date February 24, 2010

This is the love child of nachos, Velveeta salsa dip and mac and cheese.  The photo of the glowing orange cheddar-tortilla crumb crust below doesn’t reveal much of the Salsa Picante’s innards but that’s because there’s not much to show.  S’Mac’s description of the Salsa Picante ($7.75), “Pepper Jack, Cheddar, Salsa, Chicken Breast, and Cilantro,” […]

$2 Beer & $5 Pad Thai All Day at Cafetasia on Avenue A b/t 5th & 6th Street

Date February 19, 2010

I walked fourteen blocks for Indian take out from Punjab but before I got home I stopped for Pad Thai.  I was compelled by the big poster behind the window of Cafetasia: $2 Beer & $5 Pad Thai All Day.  My immediate thought was that the Pad Thai would make a good appetizer for my […]

Gratuitous Food Porn: Momofuku Ramen & Pork Buns at Momofuku Noodle Bar

Date January 11, 2010

Sinful food photos are what make a NYC Food Guy review but I have so many waiting in the wings, the real sin would be not sharing them with you, my hungry readers.  Cue the gratuitous food porn… There’s not much left to say about Momofuku Noodle Bar.  All NYC Food Guy can reluctantly add […]

East Village Burgers: Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Burgers with a Serbian Twist at Question Mark Cafe

Date December 11, 2009

The bun is similar to pita.  The red sauce is ajvar, a Serbian spread combining red peppers, eggplant, garlic and olive oil. But the half pound burger?  Well it’s straight middle America.  Because at Question Mark Cafe, an unassuming few-month-old eatery on 1st Avenue b/t St. Mark’s & 9th St., cheddar cheese (though the menu […]

East Village Mexican: La Lucha Debuts New Brunch Menu Saturday

Date December 2, 2009

Just two weeks after its East Village opening, La Lucha, the new Mexico City style taqueria/Lucha Libre boutique, will debut its brunch menu (below, click to enlarge) this Saturday. Brunch will run from 11AM to 4pm Saturday and Sunday and the regular menu will be in effect all day.  The brunch dish NYC Food Guy […]

East Village Mexican: La Lucha joins authentic Mexico City street food with Lucha Libre

Date November 30, 2009

If you love traveling to New York and want to get a little more out of it, take Carlos Beraza’s lead and open a restaurant.  That’s what the Mexico City native did, along with two friends, when they opened La Lucha two weeks ago on Avenue A between 9th and 10th Street.  Their business card […]

Dinner for Two Days: $8.50 Chicken Mole Poblano Platter from Puebla Mexican Food

Date July 7, 2009

After discovering the bargain that is Puebla’s $5.50 fried chicken torta, I was surprised to see that the $8.50 chicken mole poblano platter provides even more deliciousness for your dollar; it’s enough give you dinner for two days! Tender, pulled chicken breast stewed in a spicy, sweet and smokey mole Poblano is served with flavorful, […]

S’Mac: Cheeseburger & Alpine Macaroni & Cheese

Date June 30, 2009

It’s been a while since my first feast at S’Mac so I stopped in to try the Cheeseburger (Top – cheddar, American and ground beef, $6.25 Nosh) and the Alpine (Bottom – Swiss, gruyere and slab bacon, $7.25 Nosh), both with bread crumbs added.  Per my first encounter at S’Mac, I discovered bread crumbs add […]

Update: Tuck Shop’s New 2nd Location Will Open Tonight at 6PM

Date June 26, 2009

Tuck Shop’s new 2nd location (115 St. Mark’s Place b/t 1st Avenue & Avenue A) will open tonight at 6PM and remain open until Niall, the co-owner, contractor and counter man, “drops.”  If you’ve never been to Tuck Shop’s original location (68 East 1st street b/t 1st & 2nd Ave) now you have no excuses. […]

New 2nd Location of “Tuck Shop: The Great Aussie Bite” Soft Opens Wednesday, Two doors from Crif Dogs

Date June 22, 2009

Tuck Shop, the East Village’s home for authentic Australian street food (meat pies, sausage rolls) and desserts (Tim Tams, vanilla slice, lamingtons), will soft open a new 2nd location this Wednesday (June 24) at 115 St. Mark’s Place, just a few doors down from Crif Dogs. Late night eaters are in for a treat, the […]

Five Points’ $17.50 Bacon Cheeseburger: Fancy Does Not Equal Delicious

Date May 12, 2009

In the spirit of recession-era dining, NYC Food Guy is here to help you spend your money wisely with one of the first disappointing reviews since Despana’s Chorizo & Churros back in October.  The cheeseburger at SoHo’s Five Points Restaurant looks and sounds magnificent in all of its seventeen-dollar-and-fifty-cents-of-sauteed-red-onion, smokey-bacon-and-white-cheddar-topped glory.  And while each of […]

East Village Late Night Eats Part 1 (With One Out of Bounds 24-Hour Exception)

Date May 8, 2009

I’ve already done a comprehensive round up of cheap late night eats all over Manhattan but now it’s time to focus on the East Village, arguably Manhattan’s finest neighborhood for eating after midnight. Read on for the final word on Artichoke Pizza, plus the best slice if you don’t want to brave Artichoke’s line.  We’ll […]

First Look at Mayahuel’s Botanas (Mexican Snacks) & Full Drink Menu

Date May 1, 2009

Mayahuel, on 6th Street b/t 1st & 2nd Avenue is a new tequila & mezcal bar that will most likely be known more for its intimate date spot-status & cocktails created by master-mixologist Phil Ward (Death & Co.) than its soon to be introduced full menu.  Then again, if the kitchen can consistently produce pork […]