East Side Restaurant Inspection Ratings

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Dining Our Town

The following listings were collected from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website and include the most recent inspection and grade reports listed. We have included every restaurant listed during this time within the zip codes of our neighborhoods. Some reports list numbers with their explanations; these are the number of violation points a [&hellip
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Sweet & Spicy, From Manhattan Via India

Written by Valentina Cordero on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

A home chef is whipping up artisanal, Indian-infused chocolates from her East Village apartment Pragati Sawhney flashes a deep smile as she gets ready to make chocolate in the kitchen of her East Village apartment. She stands barefoot in front of a table piled with flower and fruit extracts. She puts the chocolate chips in a [&hellip
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Eating Like A Spice Girl

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Dining Our Town

Dining 2 Fusion cuisine brings new flavors to the forefront in local restaurants Back in the day, 1998, my nine-year-old friends and I traveled from group to group at Downtown Day Camp singing Spice Girls Songs to all. Fifteen years later, I got the chance to become a different kind of spice girl, boldly sampling the newly-arrived [&hellip
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Best of Downtown Summer Specials

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

Grab these seasonal specials while you still can this August 1. The newly opened Black Tree Sandwich Shop & Bar (131 Orchard Street), shares the same name as its restaurant in Crown Heights, which is equally slight in space. Signature woods, exposed brick, and brass-framed photographs line the narrow walls, and brown paper placemats protect [&hellip
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Celebrate the Cone

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We’ve hand-picked the best ice cream spots uptown Sunday, July 21 is National Ice Cream Day – but really, you don’t need a special holiday to nudge you into indulging in summer’s best dessert. Last year we taste-tested a slew of frosty treat purveyors throughout the Upper East and West Sides, focusing on little-known shops [&hellip
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Trading Post Transforms Seaport Spot into Glamorous Locale

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

Dining 2 Trading Post offers traditional American food with a twist As I approached 170 John St. the other night, I thought perhaps my memory had failed me. This couldn’t possibly be the same space that housed the stale-ale smelling Yankee Clipper just two years ago, where people came to bet on horses before OTB got canned. [&hellip
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