01. May 2006 African, East Village 0
78 Second Avenue at 4th Street 212/253.5410 about $200 for five, with two bottles of wine, without tip ♥ ♥ Three of us drank two bottles of Algerian red wine while waiting for the rest of our group. When the five of us were complete, we shared two lamb shanks that were so tender, the ...

Village Yokocho

19. April 2006 East Village, Japanese, Korean 0
8 Stuyvesant Street off Third Avenue 212/598.3041 about $60 for a lot of food for two, with drinks, without tip ♥ ♥ Kimchi fried rice, ramen bowls, yakitori, cold noodles and duk bo kki… What more could you ask for after a night of drinking?


02. April 2006 East Village, Japanese 0
229 East 9th Street off St. Mark’s Place and Second Avenue 212/533.6966 about $50 for two, without drinks, with tip ♥ ♥ ♥ One of the few places that still hand-roll and hand-cut their soba noodles is Sobaya, one of my lunch staples. Whether I order a hot bowl of soba or a cold one, ...

Momofuku Noodle Bar

15. August 2005 Chinese, East Village, Japanese, Korean 0
163 1st Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets 212/475-7899 about $80 for two, with two drinks, with tip ♥ ♥ Updated, 2007: Momofuku has moved two stores down to make room for the third restaurant in their family, Momofuku Ko Momofuku, which means “lucky peach,” is a nicely-designed noodlebar with mostly Japanese and Korean-influenced dishes ...

Cafe Mogador

09. April 2005 African, East Village 0
101 St. Marks Place between First and Avenue A 212/677-2226 about $80 for two, with two drinks, without tip ♥ ♥ Whenever I’m craving for a lamb dinner but don’t necessarily want Indian food, I go to Cafe Mogador. Their tagines are excellent here and my favorite is the lamb with couscous in saffron sauce. ...