Bronx-born Zachary Feldman is the Village Voice’s restaurant critic. He enjoys wearing a bib even when it’s not required. And no, that’s not some Freudian thing. Follow him on Instagram, too. He's at @zachats.
4 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
Related to Malaysian roti canai, Sri Lanka's godamba roti — pancake-like griddled flatbread — enjoys a certain status among street food fiends. Chopped and stir-fried with proteins and vegetables, it forms the base of the eponymous dish at Ko...
5 days ago | French
The scent of smoldering wood is unmistakable. But in this posh slice of midtown real estate — an artful composition of wood beams, soaring platinum-hued ceilings, understated flower-print wallpaper, and stork motifs — its source is a mystery. At f...
13 days ago | Pizza
When we last saw chefs Justin Slojkowksi and Dave Gulino, they were cooking some of the city’s most aggressively eclectic New American food out of a postage-stamp size kitchen at the East Village coffeeshop Box Kite. Nearly a year later, the enter...
17 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
While some industrious folk ferment their own kimchi and cure the meats for their mid-day salumi break (what, you don’t take daily meat repasts?) Blue Ribbon Sushi (multiple locations) offers a fresher and more instantly gratifying take on DIY; op...
19 days ago | Chinese
There are no boisterous greetings or bubbling cauldrons on display at Gui Lin Mi Fen (135-25 40th Road, Queens; 718-939-2025), a roomy, whitewashed noodle shop that opened this year in Flushing off Chinatown's crowded main drag. No hushed con...
22 days ago | Bartending
Kenta Goto made a name for himself while mixing drinks at Audrey Saunders' pioneering Pegu Club in SoHo, where he introduced our city's blossoming cadre of cocktail freaks to sips like the Far East Side, which shakes together sake, tequila, elderf...