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April 27, 2012

Kates Joint

I told you I didn't make it there very often anymore. Thanks PP for sending in the above, but extremely sad picture which first fully brought to my attention the current state of legendary NYC vegetarian restaurant Kate's Joint which was apparently seized by the marshal about 10 days ago (the exact day I was last asking about it actually), after a multi-month, unsuccessful struggle to make things work. R.I.P. Kate's

(let's not let Cake Shop be next!)

March 28, 2012

Save Kates

Admittedly I don't go there very often anymore (and partially because the service can be sooooooo slow), but I have eaten there many times in my life, and so I'm sad to hear that East Village vegan institution/diner Kate's Joint is in danger of closing! (though it's not that surprising given that everywhere cool closes eventually in the new East Village).

Luckily there's a campaign running to Save Kate's. They write:

Kate's Joint, vegetarian restaurant and bar, has been a staple in New York City's East Village since 1996. Solely owned and operated by neighborhood native Kate Halpern, who dreamt to create an affordable restaurant to serve the community she grew up in. Kate's Joint has grown to become much more than just a business, it is a home for locals and travelers a like, a place to bring family and friends, and to meet new ones.

Unfortunately, with the changing neighborhood and economic recession Kate's Joint has seen a fall in business and rise in costs. Kate is currently in arrears with the landlord. Eviction notices have been sent, court appearances have been made, and if a substantial amount of money is not raised by April 11th, the next court date, the doors will shut permanently at Kate's Joint. The East Village will lose another neighborhood landmark.

Anyone who has ever met Kate knows how hard she has worked over the past 15 years, and how dedicated she is to this business. She has many plans to increase business, including transforming a section of the restaurant in to a bakery featuring vegan and gluten free baked goods, reaching a new market of morning commuters who would be able to grab a cup of coffee and a vegan muffin on their way to work. That being said, first thing is first, fighting off this eviction!

Please help save Kate's Joint, a little bit of the East Village preserved on the corner of 4th Street and Avenue B.

If you're reading this on Wednesday (3/28) between the hours of 7pm-midnight, then immediately drop everything and head over there now because they're having a party, sort of (or just go tomorrow, or soon).

August 18, 2008

mint chip

Every once in a whle I post about food. This is the best thing to happen in the vegan dessert industry since the peanut butter bomb. You can eat it while streaming new albums by Laura Marling, Lykke Li, The Walkmen and Death Vessel (that last sentence was an attempt at bringin' it back to music in the end).

May 16, 2008

February 19, 2008

info HERE

December 23, 2007

Veggie Castle"'Twas a dark week in the kingdom of Veggie Castle – formerly a White Castle converted to a vegetarian eatery on Church Avenue in Flatbush. First because someone got shot in their parking lot Thursday morning. But more importantly (and totally unrelated): They announced their imminent closure after a 10-year run.

The demise of this rare vendor of jerk tofu, porridge, elaborate juices and “Ital Jockey” – a brew of sea moss, bee pollen, Chinese herbs and cashews, among other things – shall be felt not only by the nabe’s Rastafarians and Caribbean residents, but by all those herbivores from Park Slope and beyond....." [Worst news ever]

In related, but better news, the Caribbean vegetarian restaraunt Mighty Diamond is open in Williamsburg (347 Graham Ave), and getting some good reviews.

May 30, 2007

Not long after making bagels, El-P busted out this jam....

Continue reading "VIDEO: El-P Dinner w/ The Band - 'the Overly Dramatic Truth'"

May 25, 2007

you'd never know this MP3 was the Thermals...

DOWNLOAD: The Thermals cover Elliott Smith (MP3) (info)

This picture is not of The Thermals, Ted Leo, or a vegetarian, bit it is a sexy picture of Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington dressed as something a vegetarian wouldn't eat at the ATP festival in the UK last weekend that The Thermals (and Grizzly Bear and Daniel Johnston) also played....

Les Savy Fav @ ATP

The Thermals have a few more shows popping up. Tickets are on sale for a July 27th show in Chicago, and one on August 10th at Maxwell's in NJ. That last one is two days before they play a much larger free show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn with Ted Leo who may or may not be this year's sexiest vegetarian. Ted Leo was also recently seen looking sexy on MTV (and getting sexed up by the crowd at Webster Hall).

The Thermals recently played NYU with the Hold Steady who are also playing a big free show this summer in Brooklyn.

May 23, 2007

vegan man man

$35 tickets to the vegan dinner with Man Man sold out pretty quickly, BUT there is still room in the open-bar room that Man Man is playing in (Grand Harmony Palace @ 98 Mott St.), and you can go for just $10. You have to RSVP, but keep in mind that RSVP does not guarantee entry - It will still be first-come, first-serveed. Man Man's set time is 9:30.

Initial details on NY Magazine's next (June) event below....

Continue reading "vegan MAN MAN tonight (tix) -- Bad Art Auction in June"

May 8, 2007

DOWNLOAD: Man Man - Black Mission Goggles (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Man Man - Van Helsing Boombox (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Man Man - 10 lb Moustache (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Man Man - I, Manface (MP3)

I always mean to post some love for chef, Post Punk Kitchen TV personality and author Isa Chandra Moskowitz (another "Brooklyn Vegan")...

Vegan Vengeance

Even LargeHearted Boy beat me to this, and he's neither from Brooklyn nor Vegan (he does contribute to this Brooklyn Vegan site though, so I indirectly don't feel as bad).

What prompted this now then?

Well - as previously reported, NY Magazine is throwing six *hip* events - a series called "New York by New York". The first one was Of Montreal karaoke. The next one: VEGAN DINNER WITH MAN MAN. Man Man is playing (at a secret location in Manhattan), and Isa is cooking an 8-part meal. Wow Wow.

Tickets go on sale today. I think they're $30, but they include the food and drinks. There will only be 250 tickets too (about the capacity of Mercury Lounge?).

Man Man is currently out on tour with Modest Mouse. I didn't go to either NYC show. How were they? Shelves of Vinyl says...

Their set consisted mostly of material from their latest album "Six Demon Bag" and it was damn good (if you don't own this album I suggest getting's definitely different but something to be enjoyed). I would say the fact that they had some people out of their seats getting down to the music was a good sign considering it seemed that 97% of that audience was there for Modest Mouse.
Check out Isa's Vegan Vengeance cookbook, her cupcake cookbook, videos of her TV show, and her gothamist interview.