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.
3 days ago | French
Hotel restaurants are tricky endeavors to get right no matter the setting, but especially when they're built into properties with history. The decisions of what exactly to mine for inspiration, and how much or how little to reach back, stylistical...
10 days ago | Brooklyn
As you approach Sunday in Brooklyn, the scent of red-cedar embers permeates the air before you've even reached the threshold. Chef Jaime Young's hearth — a holdover from when this space was home to seasoned restaurateur Taavo Somer's wacky and at ...
23 days ago | African
Steamed into swollen, oblong bundles, Wazobia's moimoi bear a striking resemblance to giant tamales, or maybe tubes of polenta. Break the Nigerian staple open, though, and the spongy dumplings — made from ground ewa oloyin, a type of brown cowpea ...
1 month ago | Mexican
Few chefs have embraced the challenges of a tiny kitchen the way Gerardo Gonzalez did at Nick Morgenstern's El Rey Coffee Bar and Luncheonette, the cozy Lower East Side café he turned into a destination for designer avocado toast. The restrictive ...
2 months ago | Brooklyn
We're living in a vegetable golden age, one in which diners no longer bat an eye at lone carrots costing twelve dollars, vegan bistros are greening up French classics, and a tiny, vegetarian fast-food joint in the East Village is worthy of a James...
2 months ago