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Free food in the ‘hood
September 3, 2009, 9:57 am
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The good folks at (God bless them) have posted another wonderful list of restos to check out on the cheap, or in this case, free with purchase of booze, mostly. The Ultimate Guide to Free Food features a neighborhood breakdown of drinking deals that come with free nibbles, some substantial (mussels w/marinara, bagels & lox) and some less so (mixed olives, edamame). Click the link above for the full list, see below for the East Village list.

My favorite ‘hood for dining is the East Village, and I like to call it my ‘hood even though I’m technically a LESer since I live just south of Houston. Same same, right? Here are their East Village picks.EAST VILLAGE

Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar (East Village): Their version of aperitivo is offered free and is paired with three wines selected by the sommelier ($15). Offered Monday to Thursday from 5 to 7 pm and Friday from 5 to 8pm. 36 E. 4th St. b/t Lafayette & Bowery

Bistrouge (East Village): Wine Wednesdays here means for $12 you get 4 different wines from the list and free marinated mixed European olives. 432 E. 13th St.

Burp Castle (East Village): Burp Castle offers free Pomme Frites to its patrons every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. The Frites show up typically between 5-6:30, and are available until they are gone. 41 E. 7th St.

Cha An (East Village): When you buy a sake, beer or wine Mon-Thurs they’ll send you out three small and free appetizers. 230 E. 9th St. (2nd Fl) b/t 2nd and 3rd Ave.

Crocodile Lounge (East Village): Offers a free personal pizza with every drink. 325 E. 14th St.

Croxley Ales (East Village): The wings here are damn tasty and they’re complimentary at the bar on Fridays b/t 5-7pm. Not to worry though, they’re only 10 cents on Wednesday nights and 20 cents on Saturdays and Sundays. 28 Ave B b/t E. 2nd and 3rd St.

Cucuina di Pesce (East Village): What’s better than free mussels w/ marinara at the bar with purchase of a $6 beer or glass of vino. 87 E. 4th St at 2nd Ave.

d.b.a. (East Village): We hear they have free cheese plates at the bar on Mondays from 5-9pm and check this — free bagels and lox on Sundays from 1-4pm. 41 1st Ave b/t E. 2nd and 3rd St.

Desnuda (East Village): Truffled popcorn offered at all times at this tiny ceviche bar where the chef prepares seafood dishes right behind the bar. We loved the bottomless paper cone of popcorn, especially since it was generously misted with sprays of truffle oil. 122 E. 7th St. b/t 1st Ave & Ave A

Kurve (East Village): Get a free appetizer with the purchase of an entree. 87 2nd Ave at E. 5th St.

Nevada Smith’s (East Village): Friday happy hours at this football (soccer) shrine means free wings and sandwiches. 74 3rd Ave. b/t 11th and 12th St.

Standings (East Village): Gotta love the free pizza offered every Friday night starting at 8pm at this E. Village beer bar on one of the best beer blocks in the city. Oh yeah, and from Sept-June they have a free bagel bar on Sunday afternoons. 43 E. 7th St.



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