We've spent another week feasting our way through New York City, discovering new dishes and rediscovering old favorites. Our favorite bites this week include a whole duck for two, a killer guacamole, and pork skewers we crave each year come spring.
Spendy weekend? Need to tighten the belt to make it to your next paycheck? We have you covered. Our cheap eats this week span the globe without leaving the boroughs. Not a single one will set you back more than $10.
The Arctic isn't through with us yet. With significant snowfall predicted for this Thursday night, it may be wise to continue packing on layers of protective winter blubber. Fortunately, multiethnic Astoria boasts warming, fatty foods from every corner of the globe to prepare you for a long hibernat ... More >>
Avgolemono from Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine (747 Ninth Avenue, 212-245-7992), $5-$7 Feel a cold weather-related illness coming on? Have a little Greek penicillin.
As childhood friends Spiro Menegatos and Costa Youssis ate their way around New York City, they frequently lamented the state of the town's Greek restaurants. "Greek hospitality got lost," says Youssis. "And these restaurants have been stuck doing traditional recipes for the last ten years." So the ... More >>
"We want to offer storied foods," says bartender and waiter Dimitri Manousakis of Tribeca restaurant The Greek (458 Greenwich Street), which is in its soft opening. "It's food for thought."
Sweep up the stairs and into the spacious dining room to begin your tasting menu of short plates from Cyprus. Astoria newcomer Kopiaste ("Come in and sit down") Taverna presents the Greek cooking of the island of Cyprus, which is much closer to Turkey and Syria than to the other Greek islands. You ... More >>
Go balls-to-the-wall with your lovers favorite takout on V-Day.There's something to be said for shelling out $100 plus per person for luxury ingredients and romance, but sometimes it's better to just eat at home, for a number of reasons. A) It's cost-effective and the economy sucks. B) You can co ... More >>
After being under construction since the summer, Village Taverna has finally opened its doors at 81 University Place (212-982-3457), offering up a comprehensive menu of Greek specialties.
Rare roast lamb, Greek salad with feta and red wine vinaigrette, caramelized brussels sprouts, shrimp in tomato sauce over rice
A tiny place in Astoria puts the other Greeks to shame
newyorkstreetfood.comSoon you'll get seating with your souvlakiSouvlaki GR, arguably the best Greek mobile food purveyor around (and 2010 Vendy winner for Best Rookie Truck) will soon be expanding its stomping grounds from Midtown, Union Square, and SoHo to the Lower East Side with its first ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Risot ... More >>
Anthi's Greek Food opened a few weeks ago on Amsterdam Avenue. Hidden among a strip of businesses that include a deli, dry cleaner, hair salon, and barbershop, it's so small that it doesn't even get a full street number -- finding its address, 614A, brings to mind Harry Potter's secret trai ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>
Geoff Peters 604/FlickrBehold, souvkaki.Indentured office workers now have another reason to take to the streets: over the weekend, the new Souvlaki Truck began peddling grilled meats and pita throughout Manhattan.
Baby Bacchus drinks Greek wine. So should you.Most people's first experience with Greek wine is pine-y, syrupy retsina -- that country white so ancient even Homer himself may have sipped it while composing his epics (poetry and booze being the classic combo that it is). But the cradle of wine ... More >>
Istanbul Cafe is a warm, comfortable spot that opened about a year ago in the old Le Biarritz space. In the afternoons, tables of men linger over glasses of sweet mint tea and a dessert or two. Although lamb and beef are cooked every which way here--in kabobs, as kofte, stuffed into manti dum ... More >>
Mideast fare—and some new Greek—in Bay Ridge
The nearly unpronounceable kolokithokeftedes are fried zucchini patties served with an ouzo-laced tomato dipping sauce. This week, Counter Culture triremes into Ovelia, a modernistic boite in Astoria that retains its ancient outlook. The portions are generous, the tariff light. Anything that ... More >>
An Astoria joint gives Greek fare a grilling
A good sign Grilled octopus with oregano and lemon, plus ouzo If our childhood church had jettisoned the brownies in favor of cephalopods and booze, we might have stayed in the fold. The good people at Kimisis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church on 18th Avenue in Brooklyn know how to throw ... More >>
Beautiful grilled sardines, one of the many non-endangered species available at Greek restaurants. Think for a minute how much we owe to the Greeks. Archimedes of Syracuse (the one in Sicily, not in New York) discovered the means of calculating the volume of an irregular mass as he ... More >>
In a city enamored with Italian -- from upscale enotecas to the ubiquitous slice -- Michael Psilakis has been accredited with introducing New Yorkers to haute Greek cuisine. Anthos was the first Greek restaurant outside of Greece to be awarded a Michelin star. Not bad for a guy who started ou ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg has entered into a friendly wager with Calgary Mayor David Bronconnier. The two men are betting on tomorrow's championship lacrosse game between the New York Titans and the Calgary Roughnecks. If the Titans win, we are told, Mayor Bronconnier will send Mayor Bloomberg "world fa ... More >>
Yogurt and pine-nut delights in Bay Ridge
Midnight at the oasis
But beware of sand sharks
A dough canoe from the Aegean mysteriously disappears
Spinach pies and baseball loukanika by the Gowanus Expressway