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.
9 hours ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
Jewish and Moorish-influenced Spanish flavors pervade at La Vara (268 Clinton Street, Brooklyn; 718-422-0065), Alex Raij and Eder Montero's spot located along a sleepy residential Brooklyn street. Whether ensconced by exposed brick or seated benea...
1 day ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
For the past four years, pastry-chef-turned-Mexican-cooking savant Alex Stupak has wowed diners with his creative take on this complex cuisine, delving deep and playing with flavors, techniques, and textures both familiar and unconventional. At Em...
2 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
Frank DeCarlo built his kitchen with his bare hands, and his wood-fired ovens brick-by-brick. At Peasant (194 Elizabeth Street; 212-965-9511),his rustic Nolita restaurant going 15 years strong, the seasoned chef and a small crew cook a lineup of t...
3 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
After nearly a decade entertaining thirsty patrons at some of the city’s swankiest and most-esteemed watering holes, barman Kenta Goto has finally struck out on his own. Years in the making, Bar Goto (245 Eldridge Street, 212-475-4411) showcases i...
4 days ago | Mexican
Boned out into bite-size morsels and topped with fried-garlic guacamole, the chicken wings Alex Stupak serves at the four-seat chef's table installed this past May at Empellón Cocina would confound most tailgaters. Glazed in an earthy grasshopper ...
4 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
After relocating to Queens, Ro Ramcharan added late-night hours to her charming and communal Trini-Gyul (112-16 Liberty Avenue, Queens; 718-659-1020) restaurant in order to fully utilize its new space, outfitted with a J-shaped bar opposite t...