Archive for the ‘Neighborhood Finds’ Category

Neighborhood Eats: Mono + Mono

We finally made it to Mono + Mono and became immediately jealous of the party sitting around the grand piano.   Infused Soju Sampler:   Crispy pork buns:   I don’t have a picture of the fried chicken because we made the fatal mistake of ordering Bon Chon at which point our waitress flipped the [...]

Neighborhood Eats: Sigmund’s Pretzels

Pretzel bread is such a rare find. I was excited to grab a pretzel sandwich at Sigmund’s Pretzels on Avenue B between 2nd and 3rd. I ordered a tomato, mozzarella, pesto sandwich and a Sixpoint. (I wanted a pumpkin ale but the cashier told me that their board was outdated and that beer had been [...]

New Neighborhood: The Cardinal

Southern BBQ 2 doors from our apartment? DUH. The Cardinal has a great atmosphere. The hip clientele and simple decor of what could be someone’s most prized thrift store finds fits the laid back, trendy mish-mosh of the East Village perfectly. I didn’t mind waiting 15 minutes on a Friday at 8 for a table [...]

New Neighborhood: Coyi Cafe

Coyi Cafe is another great spot on our new block. My first Vietnamese sandwich! I can’t stand cilantro, so I was skeptical but found, after my first bite, that the cilantro in this sandwich is not overbearing. I still picked some of it out. I enjoyed my pork Bahn Mi. Al got the special, which [...]

New Neighborhood: Cafe Rakka

We finally moved in! On Friday, we were informed that we could move into the apartment we were supposed to move into June 1 on Monday. We spent the weekend packing, scheduling movers and changing over our utilities. The actual move was pretty seamless. While the movers trucked our apartment from 1st Ave to Avenue [...]