Best of Alphabet City: Gruppo Thin Crust

With more than 1500 pizza places in New York City, you have to be outstanding to separate yourself from the pack. Continue reading “Best of Alphabet City: Gruppo Thin Crust”

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Best of the East Village: Fuku’s ‘Koreano’ chicken sandwich

The latest addition to David Chang’s New York Momofuku empire debuted in the East Village two months ago to the hype you’d expect. Continue reading “Best of the East Village: Fuku’s ‘Koreano’ chicken sandwich”

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Best of the East Village: Ramen Misoya’s lunch special might be the best ramen deal in New York

There’s no lack of ramen joints in the East Village; with no fewer than fifteen restaurants that offer up the tasty Japanese noodle dish in the neighborhood. Continue reading “Best of the East Village: Ramen Misoya’s lunch special might be the best ramen deal in New York”

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Best of East Village: Boka’s fried chicken wings and drumsticks

I’ve been to Boka now 3-4 times and everytime I’ve been to the Korean restaurant on St. Marks between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, I’ve always ordered their fried chicken wings/drumsticks. Continue reading “Best of East Village: Boka’s fried chicken wings and drumsticks”

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The ultimate list of the best “cheap & tasty” restaurants in Manhattan (updated)

One’s definition of “cheap” becomes skewed when they live in a city like New York for a long enough time. Cheap becomes relative. Continue reading “The ultimate list of the best “cheap & tasty” restaurants in Manhattan (updated)”

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Best of East Village: TopSec Security & Locksmith

I rarely review a business unless I’ve used their service or been to their establishment at least twice, but in some situations where it’s a one-time thing or exceptional service, a review is merited from just one experience.  Continue reading “Best of East Village: TopSec Security & Locksmith”

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Best of East Village: C-Town Supermarket

Having recently moved closer to Avenue C, only a block east and a couple streets south of my old apartment, the stores, markets and cafes I now frequent have almost completely changed. Continue reading “Best of East Village: C-Town Supermarket”

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Best of East Village: Señor Pollo

It’s been a year since I moved into the East Village and in those 12 or so months, I’ve come across some really great restaurants.   Continue reading “Best of East Village: Señor Pollo”

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Best of East Village: The Roost coffee shop/bar

The Roost opened around the corner from me a few months ago. On Avenue B between 13th and 14th street, I walked by the cozy little coffee shop several times and kept telling myself that I would stop in at some point. Continue reading “Best of East Village: The Roost coffee shop/bar”

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Best of East Village: Punjabi Grocery & Deli

Outside of pizza, chicken+rice, hot dogs, and dumplings, there’s not a lot of diverse meal options in Manhattan where you can plop down a fiver, maybe get some change back, and be satisfied afterwards. Enter Punjabi Grocery & Deli  Continue reading “Best of East Village: Punjabi Grocery & Deli”

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I had a ramen burger and didn’t have to wait in line for 45 minutes!

In the last couple weeks, I had the chance to eat a ramen burger…  without waiting in a long ass line, in Brooklyn, without fanfare or pretension, indoors, for $7.95… twice. Just had to add those extra details in there. Continue reading “I had a ramen burger and didn’t have to wait in line for 45 minutes!”

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Best of East Village: On The Mark Barbershop

I like a good bargain, so there’s not many occasions where after paying the check, I find myself happily willing to give extra money for that same service. Continue reading “Best of East Village: On The Mark Barbershop”

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Deep fried hot dogs, pierogies, belgian fries, pizza napoletana and more in the East Village

I’m posting the following video as more of a reminder to try some of Josh Ozersky’s recommendations for “Eating the East Village” Continue reading “Deep fried hot dogs, pierogies, belgian fries, pizza napoletana and more in the East Village”

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