Uminoie Begins Summer Backyard Party

On Saturday afternoon I stopped by the East Village izakaya Uminoie for their first Backyard Party of the summer. For $10, I enjoyed a large portion of delicious, cooked-on-the-grill-in-the-backyard yakisoba and a cool and refreshing Asahi draft.

Yakisoba, Uminoie, NYC, izakaya, Japanese cuisine, BBQ, Asahi

Making yakisoba

Yakisoba, Uminoie, NYC, izakaya, Japanese cuisine, BBQ, Asahi

Corn on the grill

We had a nice time chatting with Japanese comedian Tokyo Circus, who was clad in fundoshi (Japanese underwear for males) while serving us beer.

Yakisoba, Uminoie, NYC, izakaya, Japanese cuisine, BBQ, Asahi

Tokyo Circus (left) yucks it up at Uminoie

Yakisoba, Uminoie, NYC, izakaya, Japanese cuisine, BBQ, Asahi

Yakisoba - YUM!

Uminoie’s Backyard Party is a great way to spend a hot summer afternoon, and lucky for us the izakaya is hosting these BBQ fests every Saturday and Sunday until September 3 (with the exception of July 28 and 29).

Uminoie’s Backyard Party

Saturdays & Sundays from noon until 5:00 p.m.

86 East 3rd Street
(bet. 1st and 2nd Avenues)

downtownuminoie.com