Denny's Corporation

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Ootoya Greenwich Village Coming Soon

    Fans of home-style Japanese fare will soon be able to avoid the trek uptown to get a taste of Ootoya's (11th Street and University Place) expansive menu. The Japanese chain is slated to open its third Manhattan location at the beginning of next month.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Five Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a food and beer hall hits Crown Heights, the East Village gets a snow creamery, and the first Denny's location opens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Justin Timberlake Kills SNL Again, But Should He Have Played 'Mirrors'?


  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Six Ways to Ruin Everyone's Lives With Karaoke

    It's the holidays! Time for you and your dopey friends from high school to reunite and tear up the town. What'll it be this evening: pouring manure on your hated gym teacher's front door step and then urinating on it? Getting trashed and picking a fight with the bully who became the bouncer at whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Watch A Hobbit Fan Ravage Denny's Entire Middle Earth Menu in 20 Minutes

    Think you really stuffed your face this Christmas? Jamie "The Bear" McDonald probably ate a few bites more than you did. The competitive eater visited his local Denny's to try and down all eleven dishes on the restaurant's Hobbit-themed menu. What, exactly, is served for breakfast, lunch, and dinn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Say Goodbye to Denny's Ice Cream Shop, Gilt, Boom

    Denny's Delight in Coney Island has closed after sustaining $50,000 in damages after Hurricane Sandy. Denny's was known for its famous soft serve custard and funnel cakes. Owner Dick Zigun told Brooklyn Paper, "I'm as much of a fan of banana-pistachio ice cream as anybody else. I'm going to miss it. ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 15, 2012

    Ootoya: Yo, Tokyo!

    A Japanese mega-chain invades our fair city

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    This Week in The Voice: A Call To Harm

    This week in the Voice, out today, Nick Pinto track's the NYPD's poor judgment with the mentally ill, recently culminating in the death of a schizophrenic woman, writing: "With a growing international consensus on the best practices for police interactions with the mentally ill -- practices the NYPD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Robert Sietsema At Ootoya; Tejal Rao At Sorella

    [See More Under Review: Robert Sietsema At Ootoya; Tejal Rao At Sorella | Robert Sietsema at Hazar; Tejal Rao at Ken & Cook Robert Sietsema goes to Ootoya, also known as "the Denny's of Japan." There's a lot of diversity in the menu and save for the skanky sea urchin, the restaurant did fairly well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    5 Best Things To Eat at Ootoya

    What's that splatting the top of my ramen? This week Counter Culture yams its way into Ootoya, a Japanese chain restaurant that's been compared to Denny's. (Don't worry, it's way better than that.) Here are some of the things my friends and I enjoyed at this reasonably priced set-meal destination, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2012

    "Tom Cruise Worships David Miscavige Like a God": A Scientology Insider Gives First Full-Length Interview to the Voice

    I've spoken to John Brousseau numerous times over the past couple of years. In 2011, I reported about the photographs he smuggled out of Scientology's International Base east of Los Angeles which documented the work he did customizing a motorcycle, a Ford Excursion, and an airplane hangar for Tom Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Scientology's Own Promotional Material Attests to 15-Year-Olds in the Sea Org

    As we explained yesterday, TMZ probably messed up when it claimed that Katie Holmes was filing for divorce because she feared that her husband Tom Cruise and Scientology would send her daughter Suri away to the Sea Org, which is a "boot camp." We went to some lengths yesterday to point out that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Channing Tatum Is In Marilyn Monroe Drag In New Movie

    Watch out, James Franco. Another Hollywood hunk has donned Marilyn Monroe drag, and this one felt comfortable in it. It's for a "goof-off scene" in Magic Mike, based on Tatum's real-life stripping adventures.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Red Lobster One of the Worst Chains To Work For, According to ROC

    You probably suspected it already, but many national restaurant chains treat their workers badly. Two of the biggest abuses involve discrimination based on race and sex and something called "wage theft," which involves asking workers to do such odd tasks as sorting silverware, filling ketchup bottle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Live: David Johansen, Marianne Faithfull, And An All-Star Cast Pay Tribute To The Rolling Stones At Carnegie Hall

    The Music of the Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks 1964-1971 Carnegie Hall Tuesday, March 13 Better than: Paying $300 to see The Stones. Okay, so maybe most of the audience was old enough to remember the first time they saw Mick Jagger shake his hips and lips on The Ed Sullivan Show. And a sea of salt-an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    BREAKING: Has Topless Breakfast Come to an End in Montreal?

    Sheri Teris/ inappropriate here...​It's a sad time for the Canadians who think that breakfast is best served with boobs, since their Montreal hangout -- topless diner Restaurant Les Princesses d'Hochelaga -- is now a fully clothed eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2011

    Scientology Succession: Commenters of the Week!

    [Image blatantly stolen from shoopers at WWP]"Finally, a country that treats its people right!"​We had a feeling that this week leading up to Christmas would be pretty quiet around the underground bunker. And boy, were we wrong! What a crazy week, and it all started Sunday morning with our usu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Scientology Kids: Fully Indoctrinated by 18

    ​On Sunday, we published a disturbing new document which was produced by Scientology recruiters in Australia. It purports to be the testimony of an 18-year-old named Denny Chang, who extols the virtues of Scientology's most hardcore contingent, the Sea Org, and urges other young church members ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Nine Fast-Food Franchises Missing From NYC and How Far You Have to Go to Find Them

    ​To reenact this scene, you'd have to travel 1,360.1 miles from the Empire State Building. With his developer-friendly real estate policies, Bloomberg has opened the floodgates to fast-food franchises. Ten years ago we had a fraction of what we have now, and ma-and-pa eateries prevailed at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Champs Bakery in Williamsburg Now a Vegan Diner

    Despite the tattooed, fixed-gear-bike crowd that inhabits Williamsburg, there is a curious dearth of vegan options aside from Foodswings and Bliss Café. Champs, a small bakery tucked away on residential Ainslie Street, is changing all of that by transforming itself into a full-service vegan d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2011

    Pot Smokers are Less Likely to be Fat than Non-Smokers, Pretty Chill Study Says

    ​A study conducted by French scientists says that people who don't smoke marijuana are more likely to be obese than their stoned counterparts. The Daily News reports the researchers found that "between 22% to 25% of participants who didn't smoke pot were obese." Only 14% to 17% of people who s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Denny's Is the Chain Most Likely to Go Bankrupt (Except, Like, Soul Daddy)

    Soul DaddyJamawn Woods, Restaurateur No More​Soul Daddy, the winning concept of America's Next Great Restaurant, has shuttered its third and final location, in Minnesota's Mall of America (the New York City location closed a few weeks ago). According to the company, "The restaurant simply was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Always Open Presents Yet Another Web Series About Foodies

    Food is becoming quite the trendy subject matter for web series these days. First there was news of Foodies, the web series that premiered last night and which seeks to ridicule all those who love sea urchin ceviche. Now College Humor has Always Open which features actor David Koechner chatting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Denny's Fight Club: First Rule Is Post it On YouTube (Updated)

    File this video under Crazy Americans. Late night, in a Denny's in Chicopee, Mass. on Sunday, Feb. 20, two men, and three women duke it out during an extremely profane and vicious argument that supposedly started over maple syrup, at least according to whoever posted it on YouTube. Well, we made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Evangelical diet book blames your big ol' butt on Satan

    Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. ​ Help, Lord - The Devil Wants Me Fat! Author: C. S. Lovett Date: 1977 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Andrew W.K. Has The Best Idea for a Restaurant Ever.

    Mike LumAndrew W.K.​Most people know Andrew W.K. from the hit singles off his first album, 2001's I Get Wet, which included "Party Hard," "She is Beautiful" and "I Like to Party." If you sense that he's a fun guy who likes to party, then you, sir or madam, are correct. He parlayed his passion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Food Fraud Abounds; Olive Oil Shortage Looms

    ​Denny's will launch its first national value menu on Saturday, dubbed the "$2 $4 $6 $8 Value Menu." It features 16 items, including biscuits and gravy with hash browns or an egg, and lemon-pepper chicken with two sides, bread, and a drink. [Nation's Restaurant News] Food fraud is more commo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    It's Raining Meatballs in Manhattan; Finally, a Return to Real Salsa

    ​Denny's, with its "Grand Slam for a Year" promotion, is just one of the fast-food chains with food prizes. Subway, Krispy Kreme, and KFC also give away, respectively, foot-long subs, doughnuts, and popcorn chicken to loyal, lucky customers. [Wall Street Journal] New York is meatball mad thes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Our Ten Best: Brooklyn Bars

    ​The best thing about drinking in Brooklyn is how incredibly diverse the options are. You can belly up the bar in an old sailor's hangout, or a place where they make their own bitters, a spot with 19-century charm, or one with no charm at all. A stellar Brooklyn bar might be a neighborhood tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    The Fish in Your Filet-o-Fish is Both Ugly and Possibly Unsustainable

    The hoki, known more commonly as a filet-o-fish.​The Times has a piece about the hoki, the homely yet delectable fish that's been the star of countless McDonald's filet-o-fish sandwiches and featured on the menus of chain restaurants like Denny's and Long John Silver's. The hoki, which lives i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Years ago, Ella Taylor interviewed Quentin Tarantino at his favorite Denny's. She returns to the scene to ask about Inglourious Basterds and his career. Tarantino is charmng, but if you want to be pissed at him, he does say things like, "A case can be made that I re-created the gangster fil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Studies in Crap Goes Where No Big Boy Has Gone Before

    Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. ‚ÄčAdventures of Shoney's Big Boy No. 51Publisher: Paragon Products, Pompano Beach, Flori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Denny's Gets Sued Over Salt; Hawaii to Kick Wienermobile to the Curb

     A man from New Jersey is suing Denny's for failing to warn him that his favorite item, the Moons Over My Hammy egg sandwich, was "loaded up with the salt." [NY Daily News] Brooklyn councilman Bill de Blasio has proposed that New York follow in Chicago's footsteps and pass a green food resolut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Real Dives--Denny's Steak Pub in Kensington, Brooklyn

    Real Dives: In which we recommend authentically divey dive bars. A real dive bar may be characterized by low prices, clientele over 60, trucker hats only on actual truckers, a long history, lotto, lack of ironic PBR, and a sense that the place is not trying to impress you, or anyone else, ever. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Times: Recession Leads to More Downscale Dating

    The Times is getting on the recession-positive bandwagon we noted yesterday. They say that since the economy went down, more Americans have, too. "Online and offline matchmakers are reporting that dating interest is up, way up," the paper says. Reporter Abby Ellin attributes increased activity at Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    California Agriculture in Danger

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu warns that California's farms and vineyards could vanish by 2100 if the nation doesn't act to slow global warming. [LA Times]Following Mayor Bloomberg's Meals on Wheels reforms, sources say that some food deliveries in Queens are not reaching dozens of housebound sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008
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    October 14, 2008

    Denny's Provides Young "Rockstars" with Food, Possibly a Trade

    Bands leaving late gigs in the wasteland that is most of America allegedly favor Denny's, so the shredded-homefries chain is sopping up the cred with Denny's Allnighter, a website to which musicians are invited to profess their love for Denny's and maybe throw up a few tunes. The site also "adopts" ... More >>

  • Screens

    July 12, 2005
  • NYC Life

    June 14, 2005

    Would You Like Shrimp With That?

    Casual dining goes overboard with Surf 'n' Turf

  • Film

    March 1, 2005
  • Music

    February 18, 2003

    It's the Tune, Stupid

    Lou Harrison, 1917–2003

  • Columns

    October 15, 2002
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    September 24, 2002
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    September 10, 2002
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    March 5, 2002
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    November 20, 2001

    Scenes From a Marriage

    First-Time Filmmaker Todd Field Goes Behind Closed Doors

  • Music

    June 6, 2000

    MJQ (1952–99) r.i.p.

    The Longest Running Ensemble in Jazz History Makes Its Last Stop

  • News

    March 2, 1999

    Virtual Bill

    Assault Charges Hit President, Right Revives

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    December 1, 1998
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