In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in January.
Perhaps you made some killer Jell-O shots in undergrad, but if that's as good as your bartending game gets, The Cocktail Weenies are eager to teach you more -- and they'll put on a show while they're at it.
This week in the Voice, out today: Our Best of New York issue has finally arrived! Inside, we celebrate New York's inherent internationalism, with guides on how to travel the world without leaving the five boroughs.
Maura Johnston looks at modern New York's scattered musical culture.
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This week in the Voice I profiled the Brooklyn composer-songwriter-singer-multiinstrumentalist Gabriel Kahane, whose new album Where Are The Arms (Second Story Sound) is being celebrated at Littlefield next Wednesday. A couple of days before our chat, he posted a provocative rant on Spotify a ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Rocco Ancarola has ended his partnership in Greenwich Village gastropub Rabbit in the Moon. The place was quickly sold and renamed The State Room.
The Chelsea location of 'Swich is c ... More >>
Vox Pop, pre-shutter.Yesterday, word got 'round that Vox Pop had gotten seized -- again -- by the tax man. Now there's a bit more information about the closure of the Ditmas Park coffee house, courtesy of manager Debi Ryan.
Vox Pop, now re-open for business.
In mid-December, Vox Pop was shuttered by the tax man for non-payment of back taxes. Debi Ryan, the proprietor of the Ditmas Park coffee house and community center, told Fork in the Road that she wouldn't be able to re-open until she came up with $10,000 to ... More >>
Brownstoner.comMimi's retail sibling, Market, will open on Jan. 25.
While eating at Mimi's Hummus on New Year's Eve, one-fourth of Fork in the Road heard owner Avi Shuker mention in passing that the market he's opening next door to his Ditmas Park restaurant would be opening at the beginning ... More >>
Vox Pop in better days.
On Tuesday, Vox Pop, the Ditmas Park coffee house and de facto community center, was closed down by the tax man for non-payment of back taxes. Now, it looks like it's closure will be indefinite: according to Debi Ryan, its CEO and general manager, Vox Pop will not be a ... More >>
hawthornestreet.comJim Mamary may have built the Smith Street dining scene with his bare, manly hands, but now it looks like his foundation's beginning to crack. The Real Deal is reporting that three of Mamary's restaurants -- Since 1963, Bueno, and Fly Fish -- closed last week, and others ma ... More >>
All photos by Sam Horine."This is our neighborhood joint -- we want to make the best of it!" Such is the brightly unpretentious way Jessica Dessner, the show booker for the bar/tiny concert space/flower-shop-by-day The Sycamore, describes the motivation behind the venue (which her architect h ... More >>
SummerTomato/flickrMimi's Hummus, the diminutive Israeli restaurant that's been luring the chickpea faithful to Ditmas Park since it opened in February, is getting a new next-door neighbor. Avi Shuker, Mimi's owner, is in the process of opening a market and wine bar. The wine bar, whose name ... More >>