NYC Food Tour: Lower East Side/East Village
April 11, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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 East 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. There will be an opportunity to consume adult beverages at the final restaurant.
We’ll be departing at 6am from, Albany, NY and returning at approximately 7pm. The cost of the tour is only $165 per person (plus gratuity). Please make your check payable to October Eve Music LLC and mail it to: October Eve Music, PO Box 2, Delmar, NY 12054. Please include your name, the name of anyone else that you may be reserving for, mailing and email addresses and a cellphone number for you and each guest. Due to the limited number of seats, payment must be received in full and reservations will be taken in the order they arrive. You must be at least 16 years of age (16-20 year olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult) and in good physical condition because this is a walking tour. October Eve Music LLC assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss or injury. Reserve early because space is extremely limited. All sales are final. This tour is also available without transportation to and from Albany by request for only $100. For more information: (office) 518-439-8713 (mobile) 518-421-6851 (email) firstname.lastname@example.org www.rickbedrosian.com YouTube.com/ICouldEat