Soup Spots, Haute East Village, and Lower East Sweets

Numerous options for "soupies." [amNY]

East 5th Street, home to the East Village's rarefied restaurants. [NYT]

White-truffle madness, including Sea Grill's $1,000 tasting menu. (Dessert: white-truffle beignets and white-truffle ice cream.) [TONY]

Another white-truffle menu for good measure, and it's a bargain at $385. [MUG]

A heaping helping of Thanksgiving options, from a six-courser at Bouley to thyme- and sage-rubbed takeout bird at Dean & DeLuca. [Citysearch]

Room Service and other places diners can get a room. [NYP]
Related: Inside Room Service's VIPee

Steak that doesn't break the bank. [Chowhound]

Heavenly kitchens in Hell's Kitchen. [Chowhound]

Booze isn't the only thing the Lower Eastpacking District is good for: There are sweets, too. [Gridskipper]