Another tantalizing ‘Taste’

A mother visiting from Chicago and her daughter enjoyed the lamb sausage pasta and vegetable risotto from Porsena. Photos by Bob Krasner

Sat. Oct. 7, was a perfect fall day, for a change, and the neighborhood celebrated at a Taste of the East Village. The annual event, on E. Seventh St. between Cooper Square and Second Ave., brings together local restaurants and foodies, as well as community activists. Jonah Miller, the executive chef/owner at Huertas, co-chaired the affair this year, helping to select some of the restaurants. In addition to his own one, the eateries ranged from Porsena to The Fry Guys, while deserts were dished out from Sweet Generation and Veniero’s, among others. The event is a benefit for the Cooper Square Committee’s housing programs.

Alex, 11 months old, contemplated a fried treat from The Eddy. He ate it — and more.

Tote-ally awesome! The official Taste of the East Village tote bag, complete with the logos of sponsors Cooper Square Committee and The Villager newspaper.

Stocking up on Veniero’s pastries.

From left, Jimmy Carbone, president and founder of the East Village Independent Merchants Association, who is recovering from spinal surgery, with Michael Hickey, of Fourth Arts Block (FAB), and David Eisenbach, a candidate for public advocate.

Ian Mecrae, manager of Porsena, dishing out some delicious lamb sausage pasta and vegetable risotto.

Tenant activist Jim Markowich handed out leaflets while holding a sign that illustrated the sad state of affairs in his building on E. Fifth St.

From left, Steve Herrick, executive director of the Cooper Square Committee; Jonah Miller, executive chef and owner of Huertos restaurant; and Jimmy Carbone, president of the East Village Independent Merchants Association.

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