JG Melon (1291 Third Avenue, 212-744-0585) has always occupied a special place in my heart, partly because of my love of old New York, and partly because it takes something so very simple -- a hamburger -- and throws it high onto the upper rungs of New York City. This type of restaurant is an enda ... More >>
New York is no stranger to the terms "locally sourced" and "quick and convenient," but combine these two everyday concepts, and you're looking at a much more challenging endeavor that most restaurateurs shy (far) away from. Tom Kearney and Matt Amberg hope to break that practice with Nine Chains (11 ... More >>
This week the 400 pound chicken wing dumpster with a beard known as Rick Ross stepped in fresh shit when someone with a sense of decency finally heard the words he raps on "U.O.E.N.O." and exposed them to light. In the song Ross drugs a woman's champagne and has his way with her while "she ain't eve ... More >>
Tejal Rao took a break from professional eating this week, but our own Robert Sietsema kept at it by checking in at Le Midi Bistro. Located in a former East Village Woolworth's building and karaoke den, Sietsema notes in his review of Le Midi that the restaurant "is one of those old-school bistros w ... More >>
No, not eco. Green sauce, folks.
[See More Interviews: Chez Jose's Jose Ramirez-Ruiz and Pam Yung | The Chipped Cup's Karen Cantor and Andrew Ding] Yesterday we spoke with Chef Dan Ross-Leutwyler about his recent move to Bellwether in Brooklyn and his approach to cooking. Today he discusses what it's like to have a spouse in the i ... More >>
No question that Barbuto chef Jonathan Waxman has seen it all. His career has now spanned several decades, but his fresh, seasonal cuisine is as contemporary as ever. Oft-cited as one of the fathers of New American cuisine, he now has a gig championing food from south of the border. Waxman recently ... More >>
First-time Mexican directors debut their films
And why do Mexicans jump so much?
Meet New York bike-scene fixture Pablo Airaldi. He made friends with everyone—except ICE officials.
Ah, the ice cream and sexism of yesteryear.Given the news of yet another mom 'n' pop closure -- this one being Williamsburg's 25-year-old Deli Mart, which was apparently the victim of a 40 percent rent hike -- we find ourselves feeling particularly appreciative of Jeremiah Moss's remembrance ... More >>
An old-school MC warms himself in slightly trendier clothing
The MtyMx site in Monterrey.We've taken a certain amount of joy in mocking the terrified teenagers and timid, jingoistic bloggers who greeted the announcement of Todd P's MtyMx Festival in Monterrey, Mexico, with the type of hysteria normally reserved for frothing nutjobs like Arizona-based " ... More >>
Let there be light meals! Welcome to our choice summer fare.
It's Cinco de Mayo, and while Mayor Mike Bloomberg is basking in (more!) endorsements from Mexican community leaders today, one of his appointees has just resigned over slurs she made against Mexicans. In response to the swine flu outbreak, Betsy Perry, a member of Bloomberg's prestigious Commissi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesFebruary 28, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 19Obituary for a HipsterBy Don CarpenterSAN FRANCISCO -- A quote from "The White Negro": "the unstated essence of Hip, its psychopathic brilliance, quivers with the knowledge that new kinds of victories increase ... More >>
Care for some Calexico with your Keren Ann?
How the King was redeemed for Mexico
Restaurante Taqueria Guerrero near the corner of 39th Street and Fourth Avenue
Provincializm #17: I’m Not There, Too, Either, Again by William Bowers Three other Voice typists have done pieces related to the new Todd Haynes prism about a certain awesome Jewish male performer whose most ebullient song about marriage is tellingly entitled “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere.” Bu ... More >>
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