Oodles of noodles! While East Williamsburg has a new ramen refuge, the East Village just scored a new soba spot. Chef David Bouhadana just opened his second restaurant in the neighborhood — not bad for a 28-year-old who grew up in Florida. More →
A cupcake shop is coming to the East Village storefront that held the First Avenue Pierogi & Deli for some three decades. But before you go moaning about how New York is becoming the “Big Cupcake,” know that Sweet Generation supports a good cause. More →
Inoteca broke some hearts when it closed this past February, but as of last night you can once again put away pasta on the corner of Ludlow and Rivington. The Lower East Side offshoot of Soho restaurant Galli doesn’t serve truffled egg toast (sigh), but its menu of competently rendered Italian standards isn’t likely to disappoint anyone looking for carbs and carbonara. Just about the only Italian comfort food missing from the menu is fettuccine alfredo. More →
During construction, there were music arrangements pasted in the windows of Company bar’s former home on East 10th Street. But tonight there’ll be real live music to celebrate the grand opening of Pink’s 242.
Blues band JD Patch plays at 7 p.m., and bar owner Avi Burnbaum promises more live performances (everything from soul-funk to rock) down the road. More →
Last month we learned that The Lodge, an online men’s accessories store, was bringing its tobacco-scented “man candles” to the East Village. Last week, the self-described “Man Shop” officially opened at 220 East 10th Street. More →
Below 7th quietly opened its doors earlier this month on (where else?) East 7th Street. The gift shop, tucked away among restaurants and clothing stores, is the kind of place your mom would love: candles, bath soap, local jewelry and lots and lots of greeting cards line the walls of the quaint boutique. More →