Dark corners are usually a place people meet to converse privately, but a new Latin fusion restaurant in the East Village is attempting to be a game changer when it comes to a memorable night out. Confessional (308 East 6th Street; 212-477-2400) adds a twist to the intimate design genre with a giant ... More >>
This week's Village Voice feature story answers the question many New Yorkers face every night: Where are we going to eat? As a guide, we present 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, compiled by Voice food editor Laura Shunk, along with contributors Zachary Feldman, Tom Finkel, Caryn ... More >>
Pop-up vendors who parlay their successes into brick-and-mortar restaurants have become a common story. And the most recent vendor to make the jump is The story of Schnitz (177 First Avenue, 646-861-3923), which just opened in the East Village.
Manhattan has its fair share of cooking competitions, but few embody the quirky spirit of the East Village -- and its love of food -- quite like Jimmy Carbone's cassoulet cookoff. After descending down a flight of stairs into Carbone's basement beer cave Jimmy's No. 43, guests were treated to a tast ... More >>
Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. Up first, this list from Billy Lyons. The time has come to secure your swivel chair, break open a browser, and spend the entirety of your lunch hour (and possibly more) clicking "buy item" w ... More >>
Possibly the last thing you'd expect to see at a sports bar called Bottomzup (344 Third Avenue) is a raw bar, where sushi is rolled before it's delivered promptly to tables. Barely dressed women hawking wings and beer seems more likely, but the only scantily clad thing here is the shellfish. The gam ... More >>
Yesterday, Billy Lyons spilled details on new Williamsburg Hawaiian joint Onomea, where the Spam fried rice and loco moco burger were particularly enticing to him. And when he spoke with the owner about why she was inspired to open up shop, she told him that she was hoping to give Hawaiian expats li ... More >>
Umami Burger is the latest gussied up burger joint to take New York by storm, and it joins a long list of fast casual darlings like Shake Shack and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. And if those other spots had yet to get the point across, the arrival of the L.A.-based chain in New York cements it: Consu ... More >>
Sports fans looking to get their game on in the Lower East Side have a new place to call home. Red Heels, an upscale sports lounge offering beers and bottle service, is now open for business--and just in time for the start of the NFL season.
While Manhattan is home to its fair share of strange vehicles, it's hard not to notice when a kelly green Citroën truck from the flower power era starts making appearances on the streets of the West Village. The vehicle, dubbed Popitbaby, features video screens, promotional punch cards, and slick p ... More >>
This week, we ring in a new month and celebrate the birth of our nation (and hopefully, many of you are getting a long weekend). Here's a look at some of our favorite events coming up in the next few days.
When Frank Locker returned home to Yorkville, the neighborhood where he spent his childhood, his search for a comfortable place to enjoy a drink came up empty, and he notes he "personally couldn't go find a place to hang out." So the previous owner of Tribeca's well known jazz joint Duane Park and G ... More >>
Pop-ups are running rampant in New York City as talented chefs and would-be chefs decide against investing in a full-scale restaurant and instead showcase their dishes for one night only--or one night per week--in odd places around town. One of the newest of those endeavors is Lucy Roux, which Fork ... More >>