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    January 6, 2014

    Former Voice Editor Don Forst Dies; Joined This Paper to Work With Its "Homosexuals" and "Trotskyites"

    Donald "Don" Forst, the former editor of the Village Voice, who also helmed New York Newsday and the Boston Herald during his 50-year career as a journalist, has died at the age of 81. The New York Times obituary didn't cite a cause of death, but Peter Nessen, the friend who confirmed Forst's death ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Florencia 13; One NYT Star for Alison Eighteen

    In this week's Voice, Robert Sietsema tests out Cal-Mex specialties and margaritas at the Village's Florencia 13: "You should start your meal with a flaming margarita, though that flame is confined to a small slice of cucumber floating on top. It's indicative of a playful element in Mexican cuisine ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Zero Otto Nove; Stars for The Toucan and the Lion and Kyo Ya

    See what NYC's restaurant critics have been up to this week: In the Voice, Robert Sietsema compares the Bronx and Flatiron locations of Zero Otto Nove: "With the exception of the pizzas--which are not quite as perfect due to the use of less wood in the oven--Manhattan proves it can furnish food ev ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at John Brown Smokehouse; No Times Stars for La Mar Cebicheria

    See what the city's restaurant critics have been up to this week: In the Voice, Robert Sietsema tries some Kansas City 'cue at John Brown Smokehouse in Queens: "Like all great barbecues, John Brown tends to be quirky and uneven; you wouldn't want it any other way and will quickly zone in on the th ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Mercado on Kent; Lauren Shockey at Talde

    See what the city's restaurant critics have been up to this week:

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    September 14, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Birreria; Lauren Shockey at Left Bank

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema ascends to the summit of Eataly, to Birreria, where "the food is superb." Lauren Shockey is not so impressed by Left Bank: "Although the food and exceptionally friendly service more than pass muster, the culinary creativity is, well, lacking." Sam Sifton, in ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at St. Anselm

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds mostly hits and a few misses at the recently reopened St. Anselm: "The appetizers were terrif... Which is not to say a steady hand always rested on the tiller of the restaurant." Sam Sifton approves of Danji: "Hooni Kim, who opened this place in Decembe ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Boulud Sud; Lauren Shockey at Hospoda

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is impressed by Boulud Sud: "Despite a few missteps, this is summer cooking par excellence, and the lightness of the food combined with the smallness of the portions means you won't drift away bloated into the sultry summer evening." Lauren Shockey falls for H ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Bhim's Café and Lali Guras; Lauren Shockey at Sa Aming Nayon

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema treks out to Queens' Little Himalayas for momos and other Nepalese stables at Bhim's Café and Lali Guras. Lauren Shockey welcomes Filipino food back to the East Village at Sa Aming Nayon.​ Sam Sifton awards a star each to Palm and Palm Too: "Palm is fo ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at The Trilby

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds "unexpectedly grand" food at The Trilby, the latest incarnation of The Cooper Square Hotel's restaurant. Steve Cuozzo finds hits and misses at Boulud Sud: "Its creations vary in finesse, as they do in origin. 'Sud?' my Paris-born friend sniffed of the w ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Banana Leaf; Lauren Shockey at The Dutch

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples Ceylonese starches at Banana Leaf in Chelsea; Lauren Shockey gets a table at the most-hyped restaurant of the year, The Dutch. Sam Sifton also weighs in on The Dutch, deeming one dish: "the culinary equivalent of Jay-Z playing cards in the kitchen of ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Empellon; Lauren Shockey at Imperial No. Nine

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema sees what famed pastry chef Alex Stupak can do at Empellon: "The tacos are magnificent... Using his gastronomic prowess, Stupak has sent the flavors soaring." Lauren Shockey finds hits and misses at Imperial No. Nine: "Some dishes fail completely... But other ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Man'ouChe; Lauren Shockey at Spasso

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers "the city's most intimate look at today's Lebanese vernacular cuisine" at Man'ouChe; Lauren Shockey finds hits and misses at Spasso.​ Sam Sifton revisits Gotham Bar and Grill, allowing it to retain its three stars: "A meal at Gotham is about y ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Coppelia; Lauren Shockey at The Brooklyn Star

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds that "the food runs from inspired to terrible" at Coppelia; Lauren Shockey drinks the Kool-Aid at the Brooklyn Star. Sam Sifton awards The National Bar and Dining Rooms one star: "[The décor] is appetizing, as it happens: it is the sort of restaurant w ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Hofbräu Bierhaus; Lauren Shockey at La Silhouette

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds Munich in Midtown at Hofbräu Bierhaus; Lauren Shockey is charmed by old-fashioned La Silhouette. Sam Sifton awards three stars to the Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, raving, "What [César] Ramirez is doing at the Chef's Table is entirely his own p ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Robert Sietsema, Illustrated, at V-Nam Café; Lauren Shockey at Saro Bistro

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema visits V-Nam Café... as a cartoon! Lauren Shockey is underwhelmed by Balkan cuisine at Saro Bistro. Sam Sifton raves over M. Wells: "Those who recall the thrill of eating at the Momofuku restaurants for the first time would do well to book passage on the No. ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Top Chef Masters Airs Tonight, New York Chefs Poised to Dominate (Hopefully)

    theage.com.auPretty yes, but he's no Padma​Because there can't be more than two weeks without a Top Chef show on the air, Season Three of Top Chef Masters premieres tonight on Bravo at 11 p.m. Nevertheless, this season is shaping up to look exciting.

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    March 23, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Goat Town; Lauren Shockey on Mulberry Street

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema enjoys the French bistro fare at Goat Town; Lauren Shockey takes a tour of a revitalized Mulberry Street with stops at Rubirosa, Torrisi Italian Specialties, and Balaboosta. Sam Sifton awards one star to La Petite Maison: 'This scene is not, obviously, for ev ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Fedora; Lauren Shockey at Graffit

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema gorges himself on Quebecois-accented food at Fedora in "Little Wisco"; Lauren Shockey experiments with Graffit: "While not everything is a smash success, the food is playful and visually compelling."​ Sam Sifton is unimpressed with Fishtag, deeming it " ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Dai Wah Yummy City; Lauren Shockey at Breuckelen

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema heads to Bensonhurst's Dai Wah Yummy City: "The menu features exactly what the adults crave: Cantonese food with Hong Kong flourishes, plus dishes from other regions of China that have been popularized and added to the southern Chinese canon." Lauren Shockey i ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Red Rooster; Lauren Shockey at Edi & The Wolf

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema enjoys the "wacky fusion" of East African, Scandinavian, and North American at Red Rooster; Lauren Shockey gets her schnitzel on at Edi & The Wolf. Sam Sifton echoes what pretty much every critic has to say about Bar Basque: "there is much to enjoy about eati ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Andre's Café; Lauren Shockey at Mary Queen of Scots

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers authentic Hungarian comfort food on the Upper East Side; Lauren Shockey is bored by oodles of tartan and whiskey at Mary Queen of Scots. San Sifton is charmed by Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan: "Those who recall when Chinese food first began to matt ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Cholulita; Lauren Shockey at Octavia's Porch

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds authentic Pueblan in Mexican grocery-turned-restaurant Cholulita in Brooklyn; Lauren Shockey discovers that "global Jewish" cuisine isn't as comforting as it sounds at Octavia's Porch. Sam Sifton awards two stars to the new incarnation of the John Dory ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema approves of Kin Shop: "When [Harold Dieterle] debuted Perilla in 2007, it wasn't a marquee assignment, but a small West Village bistro that gradually attracted a fervent following. Now, after a measured period of time, he's opened a second place a few blocks d ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Umi Nom

    Robert Sietsema samples balut (duck embryo) and other pan-Asian treats at Umi Nom. Sam Sifton awards one star to Osteria Morini, where "pastas glisten with pork fat, with butter, with cream, with oil. They are aggressively salted. They hang around on the outskirts of Too Much. ... [Chef Michael] Wh ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    The Barneys Food (Network)-Themed Holiday Windows: Some Pictures

    ​Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Donatella

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has a lot of love for the pies at Donatella: "Of all the places in town making the laughable assertion that they're re-creating 'the true pie of Naples' (some even have a certificate from Verace Pizza Napoletana to prove it!), Donatella's comes closest." Sam ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Sohna Punjab Indian Restaurant & Bar; Sarah DiGregorio at Peels

    This week, in the Voice, Robert Sietsema enjoys top-notch versions of all your Punjabi favorites at Sohna Punjab Indian Restaurant & Bar. Sarah DiGregorio samples the "gussied-up regional American food" at Peels. Sam Sifton finds that Lambs Club reminds him of "the now-shopworn if still-beautiful S ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Sam Sifton Previews Eataly; Ryan Sutton Slams Del Posto

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema, Sarah DiGregorio, and Rebecca Marx reveal their top picks for eats and treats in the city. Elsewhere... Sam Sifton offers an early look at Eataly: "It's groceries. To be fair, though: those groceries are pretty good... Il Pesce is worth visiting... There is ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Yee Kee H.K. Style and East Ocean Palace; Sarah DiGregorio at Honeychiles'

    This week in The Voice, Robert Sietsema finds true Hong Kong cuisine at Yee Kee H.K. Style in Brooklyn and East Ocean Palace in Queens, while Sarah DiGregorio discovers Louisiana fare at Honeychiles' in the Williamsburg punk rock bar The Charleston that is "far, far better than you'd expect to get a ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Momokawa; Sarah DiGregorio at Má Pêche

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples the "venerable micro-cuisine" of Kyoto at Momokawa, while Sarah DiGregorio heads to Má Pêche, where chef Tien Ho "is doing some remarkable cooking," but the room kinda sucks. Sam Sifton also files on Má Pêche today: "The food is not quite as preci ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at The Commodore; Sarah DiGregorio at Takashi

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has a stiff drink and the usual "retro-Southern-locavoric-hash-house fare" at The Commodore in Williamsburg. Sarah DiGregorio chews on some raw tripe and grills beef heart at Takashi. Sam Sifton approves of the newly reopened Annisa, where Anita Lo, "is not b ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Halikarnas and Marmaris; Sarah DiGregorio at 5 & Diamond

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema takes to Sheepshead Bay to visit Halikarnas and Marmaris, two competing Turkish seafood spots; while Sarah DiGregorio heads up to Harlem to see just how Twitter-happy chef Ryan Skeen is holding up at 5 & Diamond. Sam Sifton approves of Takashi: "a modest and ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Sam Freund Out at One if By Land; Tom Colicchio Pissed at College Paper Review

    ​West Village mainstay One if by Land, Two if by Sea, has a new chef, its third in two years. Sam Freund, who took over from Craig Hopson a year and a half ago, has left the restaurant for a job in Denver. Andrew Matthews, who has been at OIBL for more than a year, is now at the helm. [Eater] ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Hibino; Sarah DiGregorio at El Quinto Pino

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers the "heart of Japanese cuisine" at Hibino in Cobble Hill; Sarah DiGregorio finds a few missteps at El Quinto Pino, but doesn't mind because "the place is fun, and spirited." Sam Sifton awards Recette two stars, despite the restaurant earning tepid r ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at The Meatball Shop; Sarah DiGregorio at Merit Kabob and Dumpling Palace

    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 >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Red Sea 47; Sarah DiGregorio at Recette

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds a few redeeming dishes among the blandness at Red Sea 47; Sarah DiGregorio loses her shirt trying to get full at Recette. Sam Sifton awards Motorino one star, declaring that it "serves the city's best pizza.... consistently, at both locations." [NY Time ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Sietsema at Sapthagiri; DiGregorio at Torrisi Italian Specialties and Despana

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema samples an array of vegetarian southern Indian, including Jain and Swaminarayan food, at Sapthagiri in Jersey City. Sarah DiGregorio makes a couple of meals out of the Italian-American bites at Torrisi Italian Specialties and the Spanish tapas at Despana. Sa ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Fabio Trabocchi May Leave Us for D.C.

    Chester Higgins, Jr./New York TimesFabio Trabocchi​ While there's no further word on what, exactly, the "philosophical differences" were between Fabio Trabocchi and his former employers at the Four Seasons, there's some indication that he's having similar issues with the city as a whole.

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    January 13, 2010

    Under Review: Sietsema at The Breslin; DiGregorio at Highlands

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema falls in love with the lamb burger at The Breslin, while Sarah DiGregorio finds warmth, Scotch, and the best haggis this side of the Atlantic at Highlands. Sam Sifton also pays a visit to The Breslin, where "yes, the food is good. But it is monochromatically ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    2009 Claims Another Victim: The Kitchen Club is Set to Close

    weblogs.hollanddoc.nlMarja Samsom in the Kitchen Club, which will close after New Year's Eve​ The carnage of 2009 continues: the Kitchen Club, which has sat on the Southeast corner of Prince and Mott Streets since 1990, will close after New Year's Eve.

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    December 23, 2009

    Under Review: DiGregorio at Lan Sheng; Sietsema on Dining Trends of the Aughts

    This week in the Voice, Sarah DiGregorio discovers delicious, authentic Sichuan and a labor dispute at Lan Sheng. Our Man Sietsema rounds up the decade's best dining and drinking trends (Neapolitan pizza! Ramen! Beer!). Sam Sifton revisits La Grenouille, pronouncing it "a classic French restaurant. ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at The Vanderbilt; DiGregorio on a Citywide Martini Crawl

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema is Brooklyn-bound for The Vanderbilt, where "partners Saul Bolton and Ben Daitz pride themselves on their homemade sausages"; while Sarah DiGregorio bellies up to a couple different bars in search of the perfect martini. Sam Sifton offers up a two-fer this w ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Ovelia Psistaria; DiGregorio at Los Feliz & Dos Toros

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema follows the call of the best fries in town to Greek grillmaster Ovelia Psistaria, while Sarah DiGregorio delves into the different flavors of Mexicana at Los Feliz & Dos Toros. Sam Sifton approves of A Voce Columbus, despite it being "a corporate enterprise, ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Ambiance; DiGregorio at SD26

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema gets well fed at Ambiance in Carnasie, while Sarah DiGregorio tries to find warmth at SD26. Sam Sifton drops in on Le Relais de Venise l'Entrecote, where there is "no real menu to speak of. There is only salad and steak frites... And you know what? It's terr ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    David Chang and Mario Batali: So Important, So Overrated

    Grub Street surveyed members of the gastronobility to assess the "state of our food union," questioning the likes of Anthony Bourdain, Alan Richman, Gael Greene, and LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold. Unsurprisingly, New York figured largely into their appraisal: David Chang and Mario Batali were named two ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: The Many (Possible) Faces of Sam Sifton; Is Momo Midtown On Its Way?

    This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily imagined what sort of disguises Sam Sifton might use to hide his already public identity, including a retro Batman mask, Gael Greene-style hat, and Donald Trump wig. Midtown Lunch got excited at the prospect of a MomoMidtown... or is it MidtownFuku? Rumor ha ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Under Review--Sietsema At Hunan House

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema samples the flavors of Mao country at Hunan House, where we're told the specialty is "spicy whole fish and fish heads, preserved meat, dried bean curd, and lots of what's inside a cow and pig, too." Bruni finds his way to Rye in Williamsburg, where he isn't ... More >>

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