String lights, plastic flower garlands, old maps, and taxidermy pepper the walls at Old Devil Moon, a home-cookin', vegetarian-friendly East Village joint. Heaping portions of portabella "ribs" and BBQ tofu please the veggies, while other comfort-food favorites like mac n' cheese, cornmeal frusted catfish, burgers, and po' boy sandwiches fill the carnivores. Brunch lines linger, sometimes absurdly long (and the waitresses are often forgetful, inattentive, and slow), but if you can stay as relaxed as the young, alternative crowd loitering outside, then warm biscuits & gravy, enormous banana and pecan pancakes, or a hungry-man breakfast complete with eggs, pancakes, and a hunkerin' slab of meat, will satiate any late night partier's weekend appetite. Few dishes stand out, but the menu is expansive, the plates are filling, and on weeknights, lines are rare. Wednesday nights offer Southern Mountain Music from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at no extra charge.

Old Devil Moon is located at 511 E. 12th Street and open for dinner M-F at 5 p.m. and for weekend brunch, 10 a.m - 4 p.m. (212) 475-4357