Celebrate Columbus all week long by discovering these five exciting food events.
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Celebrating the hour when drinks, food, and talk are cheap can help the tip the glass to half full when you're facing the middle of the week. After all, Monday and Tuesday aren't exactly the easiest days to face. But Thursday and Friday precede the weekend! Here's a round-up of cheap drink deals tha ... More >>
On this special Monday morning, we celebrate the anniversary of Columbus silencing his haters once and for all. And what better way to pay tribute to the famed explorer than to search the greater New York City area for a selection of fine food and drink. Here's a look at what's happening this week i ... 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 >>
A tipster sent us this photo of an elaborately adorned person/tree hanging out on the Upper West Side.* Said tipster writes: "Saw him yesterday walking down 106th, near Broadway, while at gym. Probably 8-9' tall on stilts, had to duck under deck scaffolding and was agile in doing so. Saw again toda ... More >>
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. Paninoteca, a sandwich shop on Columbus between 72nd and 73rd, closed a few days ago after only being open for a few months. [West Side Rag] Sandwich and juice spot Funini on Ludlow has closed. ... More >>
At a Friars Club tribute to Bob Woodruff the other night, a panel of TV journalists was asked that very question. One replied Sandy Koufax because the famed pitcher was so inspirational and also has never talked much to press, so it would be a big "get."
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Burnham in his Prescott, Arizona home lab, circa 1960. Yesterday, we published the first half of a 24,000-word "self-interview" by Lowell Observatory astronomer Robert Burnham, Jr. on what would have been his 80th birthday. Burnham died in 1993 at the age of 61. He was known not only for hi ... More >>
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Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. News has broken that the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel is closing at the end of July, following management getting sued by the hotel for its rowdy champagne brunches. [NY Times] Baotique, ... More >>
As you stumble home at 4 a.m. after a night of debauchery only to rise by 8 a.m. for work, and do it again and again, you might not think that your lifestyle is doing much to combat nature's curse, that is, getting old. But it is! (Well, it may depend on how many days of debauchery.) But eith ... More >>
You don't need to convince us that large groups of children can be terrifying. Why are they so small? Why do they travel in groups? What are they plotting? Also, did you ever see Children of the Corn? But there's a librarian at the Bloomingdale Library at West 100th Street and Columbus (acros ... More >>
Happy Columbus Day, if you choose to believe it's happy. If you do, and you're not working, you may want to check out the parade, which heads up Fifth Avenue from 47th to 72nd Streets, beginning at 11:30. New York gubernatorial candidates Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino are both expected to sh ... More >>
A Voce's Missy RobbinsYesterday, we brought you part one of this interview with A Voce's Missy Robbins--the chef talked about the practical ways she manages two kitchens at once, cooking for the Obamas, and why she doesn't think of herself as a female chef. Here, in the second half of the in ... More >>
"We rob banks."Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 8, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 17 Films by Andrew Sarris The readers of The Village Voice have responded in unprecedented numbers to the fourth annual poll of ten-best lists. For the record, the previous winners are "D ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers the most "perfect meatball hero" at The Meatball Shop. Unfortunately, "the restaurant insists on making several more varieties, some of dubious worth." Sarah DiGregorio finds the one place in New York where "you can get Bangladeshi trotter stew and T ... More >>
nromagna/FlickrBeauteous bomboloni.Behold, more fried dough fetishization: following months of delays, Bomboloni has opened on the Upper West Side. A project of David Ruggerio, who owns the neighborhood restaurant's Lansky's Old World Deli and Sushi a Go-Go, it will sell, as its name suggests ... More >>
Today is Columbus Day. Alternate side of the street parking is suspended; schools, city government offices, and courts are closed; mail delivery is suspended. Some banks may be open. So, probably, is the place where you work, as Columbus Day has become, in our work-or-die era, something like an opt ... More >>
Because nothing dampens outrage like the promise of bulk bins and vacuum-packed bags of goji berries, Upper West Siders lined up last night for a preview of the new Whole Foods at 97th Street and Columbus. According to Racked, the new store, located on the site of a former jazz club, won't be sellin ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesAugust 13, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 43Inside with MonkBy J. R. GoddardFor the second straight week I've lucked on some good Village jazz, which makes me feel a little like Columbus discovering both North and South America on one quick boatride. M ... More >>
Snap these sausages up when you see them around town, because a key packaging facility in South San Francisco burned to the ground. Shown above, Columbus' uncured dry salame (left) and the transcendent cacciatore (right). Sixty-five fire fighters responded to multiple alarms at the Columbus ... More >>
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
Sunday's Hispanic Day Parade on Fifth Avenue enjoyed gorgeous weather and healthy attendance. The concurrent Muslim Day Parade on Madison had the weather but not the crowds -- though they did enjoy heavy coverage by right-wing bloggers who want you to know the attendees all wanted death for America ... More >>
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