Meet JoeDoe, the ‘modern day mom & pop’ restaurant in the East Village. JoeDoe opened in September 2008 and is owned and operated by Chef Joe Dobias and Jill Schulster. JoeDoe restaurant is 26 seats with an open-air kitchen. Joe and Jill built JoeDoe with their own two hands and adorned the dining room with 19th century antiques and silverware collected from their parent’s houses. The two came up with the term ‘Aggressive American’ to describe the cuisine. It's a combination of bold bright flavors with nods to Jewish, Italian, Asian, and Irish cultures. Why Jewish? Jill is Jewish; Joe is not….therefore, Joe was on a culinary mission to impress Jill’s parents. He loves pickles, and makes a mean brisket. Both Jill and Joe feel honored to have their first restaurant represent the culture of NYC’s Lower East Side and highlight its Jewish background. Why the influence from other cultures? Joe himself is Irish & Italian, and has worked in many Asian kitchens.