Ellis Bar

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Freddy's Is Re-Opening in the South Slope

    Freddy's new watering hole.​When Freddy's Backroom & Bar was unceremoniously evicted from its home almost half a year ago, manager Donald O'Finn promised that the bar would re-open on Fourth Avenue and Union Street. O'Finn stayed true to his promise, but not the location: Freddy's will indeed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Shameless Restaurants: Come for Training, Bring your Friends

    A friend of mine recently went through an unpaid "training" as a waitress at a restaurant, only to not be hired. She was never paid for the long shift she actually worked. It's a common practice -- telling someone they're hired, but they need to train, i.e., work, unpaid, for a shift or two. While i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Fork in the Road Hates the Snake, Loves the Fry Bread

    This week, I review Ellis Bar, a Southwestern restaurant that serves food like rattlesnake and fry bread. Real Southwestern-American fare is a rarity in New York (not fake-y Mexican, but actual Southwestern). So although Ellis Bar is an odd place that does some dishes very well and others rather bad ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 17, 2008

    Got Rattlesnake? Ellis Bar Does.

    This Fifth Avenue spot brings a mixed bag of real Southwestern food to New York

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Ellis Bar Open

    Fry bread and Bacardi.