If the colder weather is making you crave warm red sauce, you'll love what's on the docket for this week's events -- a dollar slice pizza party and Brooklyn's Italian Restaurant Week.
This week it's all about Mardi Gras madness, eating a ton pancakes, and art fairs. Plus, punk rock pioneer Richard Hell discusses his memoir with music critic Robert Christgau at PowerHouse Arena. So. without further delay ...
National Irish Coffee Day is tomorrow, and if we can learn anything from the whiskey-spiked cup o' joe, it might be this: never underestimate your airport bartender. In 1942, you see, when turbulent weather caused a herd of disgruntled travelers to deplane at an airbase in Foynes (a port town in Cou ... More >>
After a month-long bender through unending holiday parties that culminated in a blow-out year-end fete, you might feel like January is the longest hangover -- ever. Luckily, in the city where debauchery seeps well beyond December and into the other 11 months of the year, NYC bartenders have caught o ... More >>
Thanks to the proliferation of specialty coffee shops in New York over the past 10 years -- particularly transplants like Gimme! Coffee, Blue Bottle, Stumptown, Toby's Estate, and Counter Culture -- what was once a relatively quick, less-than-$3 transaction has become increasingly complex (and delic ... More >>
On that fateful day in November, New Yorkers will choose their next Mayor. Whether City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is on the ballot or not, her seat in the 3rd District, which covers Chelsea, the West Village and the Highline, will be in contention. And, as of now, one Democratic candidate name ... More >>
When two members of Pussy Riot took off their balaclavas at the Lower East Side's Bluestockings Monday evening, it probably made that night one of the most internationally significant, if clandestine, moments in the feminist bookstore's 14-year history. The event, kept under a strict 48-hour embargo ... More >>
"This isn't our usual room," says Bradford Cox as I plop down on the couch in the penthouse of the Ace Hotel for the band's day-long press junket. He's wearing a worn t-shirt, the eyeliner from the previous night's performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon still on his face. He knowingly smiles, a ... More >>
Forget about green beer and shamrock shakes. Celebrate St. Paddy's day with Irish feasts like Fletcher's corned beef and The Breslin's limited-edition power breakfast. Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue may be known for its Carolina BBQ pork, but this weekend the pitmasters in Gowanus will be serving hou ... More >>
Brooklyn's ace pop stylists Ex Cops have it all: the badass moniker, the underground cred (they were 4th Street record shop institution Other Music's first signing to its fledgling label), the swanky veneer and slick, ubiquitous poptones to match. On its debut True Hallucinations, melodious ear cand ... More >>
Jess Rotter truly racked up the frequent flyer miles this year. The long-time in-house publicist and marketing wiz for Brooklyn-based indie record label Mexican Summer practically lived in airplanes, repeatedly jetting out west and back to handle her duties repping Best Coast--the label's biggest su ... More >>
My fondness for fried dough aside, I love this old-school design from new independent print shop, All You Can Eat Press -- a Brooklyn-based, food-loving company run by Yuki Matsuo, Jim Datz, and Naomi Reis. Their first print is this fold-out doughnut map of Matsuo's picks from 35 great spots in New ... More >>
Last night, supporters of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot packed Liberty Hall for a reading in support of the three band members on trial for "hooliganism." This morning, the band's supporters kept the momentum rolling, with demonstrations outside a Russian Orthodox church and the Russian ... More >>
New York can be cruel. Long workdays, unpredictable commutes, exorbitant prices--it feels like we must be gluttons for punishment. But don't fret you tired, you poor, you huddled masses! With the abundance of oyster happy hour specials around the city, we can now indulge in another form of gluttony. ... More >>
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, meaning it's time to make a dinner resy at a romantic restaurant. But what, exactly, makes a restaurant romantic? In some cases it's ambiance -- a fireplace or candles go a long way in setting the mood. Ditto a killer view. But as a friend recently quipped, "R ... More >>
In this week's Voice Michael Tedder profiles the Brooklyn trio Widowspeak, who craft hushed, gorgeous ballads and whose self-titled debut (Captured Tracks) is one of the year's standout first releases. Tedder trailed the band around CMJ, where they were one of the beneficiaries of the week-long musi ... More >>
The re-Africanized fried chicken at Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster This highly idiosyncratic list is based entirely on my own dining predilections, and only includes chefs whose work I'm reasonably familiar with. Certain figures have been excluded from consideration -- Thomas Keller, for example ... More >>
Robert SietsemaHead to the Trilby for a calm brunch and nosh on these poached eggs and corned beef hashIn recent years, hotel restaurants have gone from being spots for humdrum steak dinners to some of the most exciting dining destinations around, enticing locals as well as guests to pull up ... More >>
Back in 2009 when Fashion's Night Out launched, Anna Wintour, the brainchild behind the event, aimed to celebrate the fashion industry and its consumers with an all-night party at shops and department stores throughout the city, in an attempt to spruce up retail sales in the wake of the marke ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThe John Dory Oyster Bar's Pan RoastAh, the oyster pan roast, a timeless dish of decadence in which oysters swim in a pool of cream sauce. Equal parts deliciousness and heart attack in a bowl. April Bloomfield's version of the dish has been reprised at The John Dory 2.0 (havin ... More >>
Ah, the week before Christmas, when all is quiet, but only because it's freezing outside. (Seriously, it's way too early for snow.) And, while we know that sifting through Top Ten lists (or studying for exams, ick) gives you plenty of incentive to stay wrapped up in a Snuggie, we'd like to re ... More >>
For my second-to-last Press Clips, Day 27, we have a very, very special treat. Every year, many of the New York-based media companies who produce a large portion of American media that is consumed across the country gather after months of conspiring...to get shitface drunk. Behold:
Home Alone 2. North by Northwest. Crocodile Dundee. Arthur. Eloise and her motherfucking Pet Turtle!* New York City's landmark The Plaza Hotel has been home to many famous scenes over its 103-year history. Yet Charlie Sheen has managed to sully it, as it is now also home to the famous scene that ... More >>
Mia Moretti, co-winner, Best DJ (seriously). Pics by Puja, more below."There's nothing that says 'party' and 'class' like a bomb-shelter basement in Midtown," joked drag comedian Murray Hill last night. "This is bullshit!" It was one of the many loving jabs taken at the sixth-annual Paper Mag ... More >>
This lady knows how to party (really).Dear Anna Wintour, Thank you so very much for creating the best party of the year! Last year's awesome debut of Fashion's Night Out -- Wintour's response to the dour economic and retail state -- concluded that the only way to make people shop again is to ... More >>
Good Media Magnate Monday Morning! screams New York's website with media reporter Gabriel Sherman's deliriously fun cover story of an old, cranky, combative, elbows-out Rupert Murdoch who basically wants to destroy the New York Times with his most recent purchase, the Wall Street Journal, be ... More >>
Tyler Kord, No. 7's no. 1 sandwich man.Back in October, No. 7's Tyler Kord gave us a sneak peak of the sandwiches he'd be serving at the No. 7 sub shop at the Ace Hotel, which he expected to open sometime in December or January. Today, Florence Fabricant brings word that the shop, which wil ... More >>
Woe to pigs who value their head and feet!
South American director Sebastián Silva hangs with me and Eros. And The Messenger kills.
The mellow, mellow Stumptown macchiato. While the name may sound like a retirement village for Civil War amputees, coffee aficionados know that Stumptown of Portland, Oregon, is one of the country's most respected coffee roasters and retailers, credited with revolutionizing the brewing of c ... More >>