Chinese hot pot, which typically mingles thinly sliced meats, vegetables and stock, gets a brothless showcase at this East Village eatery. Choose from among dozens of ingredients like pork belly, short rib, beef tongue, poultry, fish and veggie options to create your own numbing, spicy entrée.
Although you could walk its whole perimeter before your shoes start to pinch, it would take several trips around the sun to sample everything there is to eat in the East Village. But knowing where to go is harder remembering the last time you stumbled out of Continental Bar. As with the booze at that erstwhile shot destination, do not take a chance. Instead, head to the best neighborhood staples and new restaurants and bars the East Village has to offer.
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