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NYC Food Tour: Lower East Side/Greenwich Village
April 9 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
SOLD OUT- New York City’s Lower East Side, often shortened to LES, is located in the southeast section of Manhattan between the Bowery, the East River, Canal Street and Houston Street. The bulk of immigrants who came to New York City in the late 19th and early 20th centuries came to the Lower East Side, occupying crowded tenements there. By the 1840’s, large numbers of German immigrants settled in the area (it became known as “Little Germany”) followed soon after by Eastern European Jews, Irish, Greeks, Poles, Russians and others. In the 1960’s the demographics of the area above Houston Street began to change as hipsters, musicians and artists moved in. As the East Village developed culture separate from the rest of the Lower East Side, the two areas came to be seen as two separate neighborhoods. By the mid 2000’s gentrification began at such a rapid pace that the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed the LES on their list of America’s Most Endangered Places. Thanks to organizations such as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the ethnic groups who have chosen to remain, there’s still plenty of food and history to experience in this fascinating and diverse portion of Manhattan.
The Lower East Side and the East Village are tremendous places to sample some of the finest food NYC has to offer. Bring a hearty appetite. There will be plenty to see, smell and taste. Spend the day with eminent musician, food enthusiast, TV host and traveler Rick Bedrosian as he guides you through the small winding streets, peculiar alleys, historic sites, old world restaurants and specialty shops that are abundant in Lower Manhattan. Rick has eaten his way through the LES and the Greenwich Village dozens of times, constantly seeking out the finest fare they have to offer. We will be eating at three different locations and the food will be plentiful. Be prepared to taste some remarkable cuisine and see some outstanding sights between bites. Price includes all meals, transportation and guide (Rick) throughout the tour. Drinks are at your own expense. The tour will take place rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly (light layers are always best). If the weather forecast calls for rain, be sure to bring an umbrella.
The tour departs Albany, NY at 6am and returns around 7pm. You can leave your vehicle in Albany and there is no charge to park. The cost of the tour is only $165 per person (plus gratuity). Don’t need transportation to and from Albany? No problem. You can meet us at our first stop and pay only $100. These tours are limited to a maximum of 5-10 people so don’t wait too long to register. The LES Food Tour takes place rain or shine. Bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. Mail your check, payable to October Eve Music LLC to: October Eve Music, PO Box 2, Delmar, NY 12054. Please include names of each guest, mailing address, email address and cell phone numbers. Be sure to PRINT LEGIBLY. OR, you can pay via PayPal: email@example.com You must be at least 16 years of age and in good physical condition as this is a walking tour. Those under 21 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended. October Eve Music assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss or injury. All sales are final and there are absolutely no refunds. Contact October Eve Music: 518-421-6851 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out even more by watching Rick’s TV Series, “I Could Eat”: YouTube.com/ICouldEat Rick’s website: www.rickbedrosian.com