This week Robert Sietsema reviewed Cole's Greenwich Village, a West Village restaurant in a building "shaped like a wedge of brie," while Tejal Rao took a crack at Alder, Wylie Dufresne's new spot in the East Village.
Sietsema begins with a history lesson:
Jonathan Morr's seven-year-old burger joint Stand closed last week in Greenwich Village. Grub Street reported that its website went kaput ("Stand4 is closed Thank you for your business") and that many of its innards were
Finally, a pad thai that kicks your ass
Pad Thai is one of those dishes to be instinctively avoided. Even at great Thai restaurants, the cooks switch into gringo mode and turn out an indifferent heap of pale rice noodles that's invariably bland and way too sweet. But then last Friday evening a gro ... More >>
In case you missed it, our week in review:
We launched a new drinks column with 10 awesome tips for wine rookies! After debating the future of food trucks, we got a taste of Colombian-style roast chicken, and discovered a funny new word.
Two attendants are required to operate the new concession -- though both must arrive by separate means, as you can see from the small cab.
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Fork in the Road's third favorite gelateria in t ... More >>
We're not sure how we didn't notice this before, but the building that housed a clandestine Weather Underground bomb factory, located at 18 West 11th Street, is now on the market for some $11 million. (Thanks to our man Sietsema, for bringing this to our attention!)
The quiet, tree-lined street in ... More >>
I learned that by googling myself--as I do every three minutes--and coming across my page on Philosopedia.org.
It starts off really nice, mind you:
"He dishes the dirt and minces no words. His use of circle endings, double entendres, catty sense of humor, and witty in-jokes brings laughter out of ... More >>
Run down to The Greenwich Village Follies at Manhattan Theatre Source, and when they ask the trivia question about a certain newspaper that started in 1955, yell, "The Village Voice!"
You'll win a free condom.
You should run there anyway because the revue -- a loosely structured glimpse at ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
August 23, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 34
Letter from Camp Washington Square
by Clark Whelton
Dear Mom and Dad,
Well, here it is time for my weekly letter and right off I want to thank you both again for sending me to summer camp in Washing ... More >>
At last it's Friday afternoon. As the day retreats into a shroud of seasonal gloom, it's time to look back on the week that was.
Lauren Shockey, a lifelong New Yorker, lists her top ten childhood restaurants that still exist.
Our Man Sietsema goes to Staten Island for some meat and murder.
'Brook ... More >>
This week in food blogs...
Eater listed its top 10 most potentially game-changing neighborhood restaurants, including Kin Shop in Greenwich Village and Mary Queen of Scots on the LES.
Grub Street offered a brief history of cars crashing into restaurants, following the recent accident at The Bean.
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Three pastries presented for your delectation (left to right): the very-Parisian thick flan deposited in a pastry shell, tiramisu using traditional lady fingers, and coffee eclair.
"You know how far I used to have to go to get a pastry around here?" My friend from Clinton Hill said, gesturin ... More >>
AleBovini/FlickrSweet, sweet Sunday.
Easter, whether you celebrate it or not, has one universally appealing factor - treats, and lots of them. As if that's not enough, the bunny brought New York the nicest weather of the year, which makes everything much sweeter.
So, we've found an ideal wa ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
June 30, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 37
By Howard Smith
The girl who plays the drums is not allowed to play barefoot any more. There seems to be a city regulation against naked toes and soles in a restaurant. She still has a lot going ... More >>
Think of it as a mini meatloaf on a bun. Like the name says, hamburgers originated in the port city of Hamburg, Germany, where ground meat has been a popular viand at least since the late Middle Ages. According to one cockamamie story, Genghis Khan invented it when his invading hordes put meat under ... More >>
Greenwich Village stalwart Babbo was closed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in an unusual late-night raid. The bar crowd and a handful of patrons still dining were swept out onto the sidewalk around midnight as the chef, his signature orange clogs slapping on the pavement, was le ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJuly 26, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 40In Greenwich Village, Sex Is Where You Find ItBy Stephanie Gervis"Sex and the Single Girl" is not a how-to-do-it book but a how-to-get-him book.What it would help you get, however, is not what most Greenwich Village ... More >>
A woman got vomiting drunk one night in December, and a couple of cops helped her back to her apartment at 13th Street and Avenue A at about 1 in the monring. Surveillance camera footage from a nearby bar shows that the cops returned twice -- once at about 2 a.m., coming in behind a tenant, and onc ... More >>
Nobody in the neighborhood seemed to notice, and the nannies continued to sweep into the bakery for cookies and milk with their young charges, just picked up from Greenwich Village's P.S. 41 next door.
But Lafayette Bakery--which has rather grandly called itself a "French Baker ... More >>