Following the heartbreaking closing of Heartbreak the very week it received a Michelin star, a rather primo piece of East Village corner real estate was freed up. Today Christos Valtzoglos, the owner of nearby Pylos, opens Boukis, a restaurant dedicated to Greek small plates and taverna-style grub. Chef Diane Kochilas, a celebrated cookbook author and Greek food expert, consulted on the menu, which roves from typical meze (hummus, taramosalata) to shrimp saganaki to Pitarakia, the small savory pies filled with ingredients like mushrooms, fennel, leeks, and dill. See for yourself below and in our slideshow.
Boukies, 29 E 2nd St., at Second Ave.; 212-777-2502