Where to Eat (And with Whom) in the East Village

Looking for a new place to eat in the East Village?  Don’t want to leave your best friend at home?  Thanks to Boris and Horton – NYC’s first dog-friendly café – you soon won’t have to.  Now open at 195 Avenue A, this brand new eatery is named after its founders’ own dogs.  Offering morning beverages and light snacks, one can also purchase dog accessories there.

This is the first time the Department of Health in NYC has given approval to a dog-friendly café.  It is different to cat cafes that already exist in that there will not be any live-in dogs in the store.

If it’s Korean fare you’re after, look no further than 108 East 4th Street, located between First and Second Avenue.  Korean-born NYC dweller Soogil Lim just opened Soogil and is offering a varied menu comprising seafood, meat and vegetables. Partner the spicy soft tofu flan with shrimp with the French 108e (a mixer of champagne, lemon juice and sake).