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The Best Restaurants in St Mark’s Place & the East Village

The East Village and specifically one if its main streets, St Mark’s Place is quickly becoming the go to destination for a wide range of exciting and tasty foods. It is in fact one of our favorite neighborhoods in New York City to dine in. With that in mind, here are the best restaurants along St Mark’s Place & the East Village. Caracas Arepa Bar – 93 1/2 E 7th St & Other Locations Arepas are a flatbread commonly used in Venezuelan and Colombian cuisine and they are often used to make sandwiches. Our go to spot for arepas is Caracas Arepa Bar. Grilled chicken, shredded beef and roasted pork shoulder are just a few things you can select for your arepas. All are very good options and we honestly have a hard time picking out a favorite. Also next…

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May 8, 2015

The Best Thing I Have Ever Eaten in NYC: Han Joo’s Grilled Pork Belly

Han Joo is a popular Korean BBQ restaurant in Flushing, Queens and about two weeks ago their St. Mark’s Place branch opened up for business. Han Joo is perhaps best known for their cold arrowroot noodles with mixed vegetables; however their grilled pork belly is the best thing I have ever eaten. To start the pork belly is grilled at your table by your server and it is quite the experience… it’s all about the smell as it cooks and the sound of the sizzle. The pork belly itself is not overly seasoned nor overly marinated as its natural flavors do not need to be masked. It is simply high quality meat, grilled until it is super crispy. One unique option is a pork belly rubbed with green tea. Who would have thought that off all things a green tea…

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October 26, 2012