Montana Masback grew up in Manhattan, but bearded, dressed in heavy black overalls, a pouch of tobacco resting in one pocket, a scrawly to-do list in another, he looks more like someone who'd run a rural mechanic's garage than a trendy cocktail bar and restaurant. But his look is appropriate: His th ... More >>
Is the lime shortage right before outdoor drinking season making you mad? Or did the first Game of Thrones episode leave you hurt and bitter? Whatever's on your mind, relax a little -- or a lot -- at this week's top events.
We'll celebrate (or curse) love this Friday, and in anticipation, Nicole Schnitzler talked to three committed couples who own and run restaurants together. She takes us behind the scenes at Al Di La, Take Root, and Recette, divulging the difficulties and rewards that come with having a spouse so eng ... More >>
The Italian crooked grin
Our own Robert Sietsema stumbles upon the new and under publicized Noho bistro, Le Philosophe, and finds that it's a "wonderful place." He writes in his review of Le Philosophe that a slightly grayish "mural depicting dozens of philosophers" looms behind diners in the candlelit space. But he barely ... More >>
Lincoln Heights opened on Monday in Prospect Heights. From the owners of Park Slope's Al Di Là comes a casual cafe where customers can get coffee and pastries as well as charcuterie, organic pork chops, and dry cured sausage. Regulars of Bar Corvo around the corner may recognize some of the flavors ... More >>
During Dine in Brooklyn, the borough's restaurant week that takes place March 19 to 29, thrifty Brooklynites and visitors can dine in 200-plus restaurants for $25 for dinner and $20.11 for lunch.
Mimi SheratonNewsflash: Well-appointed, Old Establishment Manhattan food writers have an aversion to outer-borough dining.
Theft: somehow less threatening in sepia.Usually, the Park Slope restaurant scene is more closely associated with stroller bottlenecks and organic kale, but it's apparently also become a hotbed of theft: The Brooklyn Paper has noticed that since the beginning of the month, Al Di La, Aji Bar & ... More >>
Did this fine establishment make our list? What do you think? As their name would indicate, Our 10 Best lists are typically positive affairs. But today we've decided to venture into more critical territory to rank Our 10 Most Overrated Restaurants. You know the type: It's the restaurant you' ... More >>
Eugene Mirman, with friend.Eugene Mirman is a very funny man--so funny that this very publication dubbed him New York's best stand-up comedian in 2009. You've probably seen him on Flight of the Conchords or at Union Hall, where he hosts Tearing the Veil of Maya with Michael Showalter. Last ye ... More >>
Robert SietsemaAl di La goes from Park Slope to Herald SquareTomorrow, Al di La is crossing the East River for one night only: chef Anna Klinger and her husband Emiliano Coppa will be making a five-course meal with wine pairings at De Gustibus, the cooking school perched at the top of Macy's. ... More >>
The yellow awning of Al Di Li blazes into the frigid Park Slope night. I'd always liked the food at Al Di La, but realized that it achieves its effects through application of major amounts of salt, grease, and garlic, which is still the case. Nevertheless, the menu--which hasn't changed much ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Keith PriceCareening art-rock/new-wave mutant MadLove is a Brooklyn assemblage cobbled together by out-jazz gadfly and out-metal cult hero Trevor Dunn. While Dunn is primarily known for his deconst ... More >>
A Park Slope trattoria adds new recipes to the repertoire