If you’re walking on 2nd Avenue in the East Village and see a line stretching around the corner to get into Professor Thom’s, you don’t need to check ESPN to see what’s going on. If it’s Saturday, there’s a Michigan football game, and if it’s Sunday, Tom Brady is playing against people 20 years younger wearing six fewer Super Bowl rings. This dark, slightly underground bar gets extremely crowded, so if you plan on eating giant plates of nachos covered in pulled pork and roasted corn, or you don’t want to shoulder past Michigan Greek life alums to get to the bar, you should make a reservation way ahead of time.
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Empellon Al Pastor
New York City will never be LA, Austin, San Diego, or Mexico, but we suddenly have some quality taco options to choose form. Add Empellón Al Pastor to that list.
Like the original, the East Village location of Emmy Squared serves great Detroit-style pizzas (and one of our favorite burgers).
Little Tong Noodle Shop
Little Tong is a new East Village noodle shop serving a different kind of noodle called mixian.
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If you live or work and Nomad and have been looking for a spot where you can a little rowdy beneath some stained glass windows, Oscar Wilde is it.
The Richardson is a bar beside the BQE in East Williamsburg where you can get a good cocktail and retreat to a corner with a date.
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Looking for a good place to post up for a night of game watching, beer drinking, and good grubbing? Reservoir is the place to do it. Underrated bar food.
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