Storefront: A Historic East Village Food Tour with James and Karla Murray
On Sunday August 21st at 12pm, join James and Karla Murray, authors and photographers of the critically acclaimed books: "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York", "New York Nights" and "Store Front II-A History Preserved" on this walking and tasting tour of some of their favorite East Village food establishments, featured in their books. Discover the food, history and diverse culture of the East Village while tasting delicious specialties from at least 6 different tasting stops. Many family-run businesses started out as traditional mom-and-pop stores passed down from generation to generation, and defined their neighborhoods. Not only are these modest small businesses falling away in the face of modernization, gentrification, and conformity, the once unique appearance and character of New York City’s colorful streets suffers in the process. On this tour you will learn about the diverse German, Italian, Jewish and Ukranian history of the East Village and try some fresh homemade Italian mozzarella, drink an authentic New York City egg cream or have a freshly roasted cup of coffee, taste a hot Ukranian potato pierogi with toppings, sample a freshly baked Jewish sugar cookie, enjoy an authentic New York hot dog and tropical drink and taste a freshly baked Italian cannoli.
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