Went for a quick bite to Peels for the second time this week. Peels Restaurant near East Village Apartments New York offers a hip trendy vibe with a really nice bar scene. The dinner was excellent both times with a very pleasant wait staff. Between 2 couples, we tried the signature shrimp and grits, hush puppies and creamy collard greens. Everything was tasty, simply prepared and flavorful. Last night, my husband had a hamburger and fries and I had the collard greens again. The special lemon meringue pie was lemony and light with a buttery crust. The only caveat is the reservation process - call a separate number and its hard to get in between 8 and 9 pm at the last minute. But that's part of the allure of dining in a trendy NY restaurant.