Archive for October, 2015

One Of These Nights

Upstate is the neighborhood restaurant everybody needs, but only East Village residents are lucky enough to call their own. It’s a tiny oyster, seafood, and craft beer establishment that doesn’t have a freezer in the building – everything is brought in or made fresh the day that it’s served. 


You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better selection of oysters in Manhattan, and you certainly won’t find anyone better to educate you on them than Upstate owner Shane Covey. Shane remembers every face, talks to every patron, and treats everyone like a regular. Hang out long enough, and he will pull up a chair and introduce you to his dog, BuckShowalter.

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see you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

October 21st, 2015 at 4:40 pm

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How Deep Is Your Love

Here’s how to do upstate right

1. Go for the oyster happy hour. For $12, you get half a dozen oysters and a craft beer.

2. Sit at the bar. The staff is what makes the restaurant great.

3. Listen to them when they recommend a beer. And, don’t be afraid to ask for a taste. 

4. Get a half-dozen oysters, or a dozen – have them recommend a few different types of east and west coast oysters.

5. Order the uni. Even if you don’t like uni. We would have licked the plate if it weren’t socially unacceptable.

6. Order the Fettuccine with clams. It’s some of the best we’ve ever had.

7. Leave room for the Whiskey cake. It’s Shane’s wife’s recipe, and they give it to you at the end of your meal.

8. Sit by Shane. Sit by Shane. Sit by Shane. 

The best part? There’s more to come from Covey. He’s planning to open a neighborhood fish place nearby. 

All true folks, all true.

see you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

October 15th, 2015 at 3:37 pm

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