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.
2 days ago | Openings
A round of butter stood upright on a shallow ceramic plate — like a spare tire waiting to be shoved onto an axle. Poking at it with a knife revealed a thin plastic membrane that gave the churned dairy its puck-like shape. Under the glow of the wal...
3 days ago | Restaurant Review
If you're going to charge nearly $20 for a vegetable puck, you'd better make sure it tastes good. At Wassail (162 Orchard Street; 646-918-6835) the city's first dedicated cider bar — which opened this past spring — chef Joseph Buenconsejo's quinoa...
4 days ago | Breakfast
Like pizza and bagels, the egg sandwich is an iconic category of New York City dining. Ubiquitous enough to be emblematic, its beauty lies in its simplicity — a food whose variations hardly extend beyond scrambled or fried, with or without gooey p...
14 days ago | Burgers
Blame it on the migration of New York's idealistic creatives to the West coast — and the resulting bicoastal cross-pollination — for the fact the NYC is presently wading in a Cali-style garden, knee-high with ambitious vegan cuisine, dueling ...
15 days ago | Film and TV
During a pivotal scene in the eighth episode of Netflix’s Master of None, Aziz Ansari (as Dev, the show’s protagonist) orchestrates a nursing home breakout while spending some solo time with his girlfriend’s grandmother. Faced with the altern...
17 days ago | Restaurant Review
Writing for the Atlantic in 2010, Sara Jenkins expressed doubts before opening Porsena (21 East 7th Street, 212-228-4923), her first sit-down restaurant. Two years prior, she and her cousin had brought Porchetta, a six-seat ode to the crisp-skinne...