Archive for the ‘East Village’ Category

posted by on Dessert, East Village, Sandwiches, South American/Spanish, Vegging Out

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My boyfriend and I once went through a phase where we chose a different and new cuisine via restaurant each week. Well, that happened (intentionally) twice. Once was Ethiopian and the second time was Venezuelan food at El Cocotero in Chelsea. There, we tried their national dish called arepas, which are corn flour sandwiches of [...]

posted by on East Village, Latin, Mexican, Vegging Out

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On a recent bitter cold night, I decided to ditch my usual winter routine of couch + candle + TV/book/computer. Instead, I put my hair in a fancy top-knot bun, snapped on some rhinestone clip-on earrings and headed out to dinner at the vibrant and buzzing Boca Chica, which serves pan-Latin cuisine in the East [...]

posted by on Chocolate, Dessert, East Village, Gifts

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I moved out of the East Village in September, and whenever I go back I feel like there’s always a new store, but it’s usually for the worse (think Subway, a bank or a fratty dude bar.) Thankfully, when I strolled around last week I came across The Chocolate Library, a store specializing in gourmet [...]

posted by on Banana, Chocolate, Dessert, East Village

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I always loved the quirky desserts pastry chef Christina Tosi makes at Momofuku Milk Bar—the sweet treats counter part to David Chang’s legendary Momofuku Ssam Bar—like her cereal milk soft serve and compost cookie. But I hadn’t visited since Milk Bar announced that it would no longer be serving cake slices. I thought it was [...]

posted by on Chicken, East Village, Flexitarianism, Italian, Latin, Meat, Outdoor seating, Vegging Out

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When my lease is up at the end of August, I’m itching to move to the West side for a change of pace, but with that itch, I’ve been preemptively neglecting all the wonderful East Village spots that make my neighborhood so great. So I decided to venture to one my local Restaurant Row, a.k.a. [...]

posted by on Comfort Food, East Village, Flexitarianism, Meat, Mexican, Union Square, Vegging Out

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I’ve been reading so much about Dos Toros near Union Square that it was high time I tried this burrito joint, started by two Berkeley, Calif. brothers, who wanted to bring Bay Area’s signature Mexican food style to the Big Apple. I went on Cinco de Mayo (unintentionally!) and the line was out the door. [...]