With larger than life Bavarian pretzels, specially brewed beer, and polka music, Oktoberfest has once again descended upon our fair city. But with festivities already underway and running well into October, finding the right party can be harder than squeezing into a pair of lederhosen after a plate ... More >>
This season brings the seventh iteration of Summer of Riesling, a vinous campaign founded and led by Riesling's greatest advocate, Paul Grieco of Terroir Wine Bars, to educate consumers on the grape's breadth of styles (e.g., most aren't sweet, many of the best are dry) and celebrate the grape's gen ... More >>
Need a midweek pick-me-up? Check out the always amazing combo of pizza and beer, which is featured twice in this week's happy hour specials.
Pop-up vendors who parlay their successes into brick-and-mortar restaurants have become a common story. And the most recent vendor to make the jump is The story of Schnitz (177 First Avenue, 646-861-3923), which just opened in the East Village.
Some people go abroad and bring back a tattered Lonely Planet guidebook and a photo memory card full of bucolic, indecipherable landscapes. Sandy Lee brought back a business plan. The Leckerlee founder moved to Berlin in 2009 for a break from New York, and during her first year there, she fell in lo ... More >>
Over the last decade, Noel McDermott has watched cobblestone-covered Stone Street grow from a silent stretch of Financial District landscape into a busy strip of restaurants and bars popular with the Wall Street afterwork crowd. "Over the last ten years, it's gone from a ghost town to a really vibra ... More >>
Chefs Take on the Sausage
Chefs take on the sausage
Pumpkin Ale. Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Pumpkin Pie. Whatever your fall vice may be, pumpkins don't have to be all of them. In fact, if you haven't had a chance to strap on some lederhosen, this weekend is a good time to catch some last minute Oktoberfest fever. Here's a look at a few ways to ring in Oct ... More >>
Food and wine are natural companions, so I'm polling some of New York's most illustrious chefs to find out what kind of wine they are drinking off and on the job. After establishing they actually drink wine (a surprising number prefer beer!), I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a pencha ... More >>
Harold Dieterle has a schnitzel at The Marrow... Among Manhattan restaurants, at least, schnitzels are on the upswing. While you may think that the pounded-thin, breaded-and-fried cutlets belong mainly in the city's antique German restaurants like the Heidelberg, Zum Stammtisch, and Killmeyer's Ol ... More >>
We may be thousands of miles away from Munich, but that won't stop us from celebrating Oktoberfest. The 16-day Oktoberfest festival will be held from September 22 to October 7. Located at 1 Penn Plaza, OktoberfestNYC will feature almost 10,000 square feet of total festival space, including tented be ... More >>
Don't clam up. This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema bites into bivalves at Littleneck, a Gowanus clam shack: "The most spectacular appearance of Brooklyn's iconic bivalve is on a clam roll ($16), featuring full-belly littlenecks with creamy tartar sauce and a few shreds of lettuce for colo ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyLa Maison du Macaron makes cookies in every color you can imagine23rd Street isn't necessarily considered a gastronomic thoroughfare. More likely, it's thought of as being home to various chain eateries (Pret, Chipotle, etc.) catering to the office worker lunch crowd and, of co ... More >>
Way down below the Gowanus lurks Schnitzel Bar. We really only ever hear about a handful of restaurants out of the 50,000 that I estimate exist in the city. Even in Manhattan itself, there are vast swatches in Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, the Upper East Side, and around the fringes o ... More >>
Noisy-ass beer garden blasts into Midtown from Munich
ioffer.com1. Divan Parisien Restaurant, 33 East 48th Street - Even to its frequenters, the meaning of "Divan" was somewhat unclear. Some said it was French for "meeting place," others claimed it was Turkish and referred to the furniture of the Sultan's palace. Others took it to mean, as "div ... More >>
Ingrid Roettele returns with a new restaurant
Reflecting on our small kitchens through music and drinks
The bratwurst at Der Schwarze Kölner is one of the best bar-food deals in Brooklyn. Associated with the northern Bavarian city of Nürnberg, bratwurst is perhaps the quintessential German sausage, the leader in a crowded field that runs to dozens upon dozens of types.
Austria annexes a little bit of Avenue C
John Kelly revives his noted performance piece
It's icky out. Make wiener schnitzel.Daniel Angerer has had a busy year: he had a baby, made headlines with his wife's breast milk cheese, and started releasing details about his forthcoming sausage-centric restaurant. Today, he warms us up with a recipe for wiener schnitzel, just as he makes ... More >>
stu_spivack, FlickrFor your chopped organ delectation. It is on the menu at Café Katja, where it is made by hand, paired with red-onion jam, and sold for $8. It is on the menu at the Upholstery Store, an Austrian-inflected wine bar, where it was deemed "excellent" by Our Man Sietsema. It is ... More >>
Vyne recently opened in the West Village, offering a wine list that's weighted towards white wines, and a number of requisite small dishes and snacks.
Housemade blutwurst from Schaller and WeberWho knew The Odyssey could make you hungry? "As when a man besides a great fire has filled a sausage with fat and blood and turns it this way and that and is very eager to get it quickly roasted..." wrote Homer, proving that blood sausage has been ar ... More >>
A homemade pretzel, served with butter and tangy mustard, is one of the glories of Prime Meats. With a name like Prime Meats, you think the place--spawned by Frankie's Spuntino, just down the block--would be a steak house, but it isn't...
Erin Gleeson/The New York TimesCafe Katja's Andrew Chase, second from left. Two years ago, Andrew Chase and Erwin Schrottner opened Cafe Katja, a tiny Austrian restaurant and wine bar on Orchard Street serving big flavors and high spirits. Chase and Schrottner, who previously both worked at t ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily reviewed the Momofuku cookbook and found the hype justified. Midtown Lunch noticed that Schnitzel & Things, perhaps amped up by the TIWYF challenge, wrapped a bratwurst in pork schnitzel. The Atlantic Food Channel noted that Europe put a stop to crazy healt ... More >>
A Russian neighborhood gets a German beer garden and roadkill chicken
"Vendrification" may have entered the edible lexicon, but just because a new, artisanally-inclined wave of food trucks is redefining the way people think of street food, fancier food isn't synonymous with fancier finances. To wit: as Midtown Lunch reports, Schnitzel & Things, the much-publici ... More >>
On September 26, Vienna will be home not to just mountains of high-caloric wiener schnitzel, but to scads of bad-for-you stars singing their love for Michael Jackson so they can gain a mass televised audience and revive their careers. It's basically the memorial all over again, but without al ... More >>
Terroir is about to get the royal treatment. Tomorrow, as part of the East Village wine bar's annual Summer of Riesling Festival, German Wine Queen Marlies Dumbsky will be holding court from behind the bar. Paul Grieco, Terroir's eloquent and eccentric cruise director (he's otherwise known as its ... More >>
This week, check out my review of Wechsler's Currywurst and Bratwurst, a new temple to German sausage (and friends) on First Avenue. Andre Wechsler, a native of Germany, left his job in finance to open his little shop--a good move, as sausages seem a better (and happier) bet than stocks right now. ... More >>
Most of the time, I do not love brunch. Dim sum, yes, bloody mary, yes, smoked salmon, yes, sad omelet, no, waiting in line for sad omelet, no. Unfortunately, the fellow I live with loves brunch, all brunch, all the time. That's why I was very happy to discover that Eurotrip's brunch is so very good ... More >>
Gentrification has definitely come to the stretch of 5th Avenue between 17th Street and 24th Street in south Park Slope. Where there was once pretty much just a discount store, a great Polish restaurant and deli, a good, old-school pizza place and a decent Ecuadorian restaurant, we now have a medioc ... More >>
New German pork-and-beer joint in Bay Ridge delivers a winner schnitzel
Head for the headcheese at venerable Queens German restaurant
Biergartens filling mugs a century after Kleindeutschland
Would you wear lederhosen? Would you wear lederhosen for $3 beer?
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