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.
We had a nice time chatting with Japanese comedian Tokyo Circus, who was clad in fundoshi (Japanese underwear for males) while serving us beer.
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).
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Saturdays & Sundays from noon until 5:00 p.m.
86 East 3rd Street
(bet. 1st and 2nd Avenues)