Need a cheap drink? If you're facing the pain of tying up a few loose ends before the holidays, take a break and tie one on during one of these cheap happy hours:
While you could probably fry an egg on the sidewalk thanks to the weather this week, it's much more pleasant to grab a cold drink. And we have a fresh batch of places that offer discounted versions of just that.
Spuds on Sixth Avenue Just as adjacent West 8th Street is filling up with restaurants instead of shoe stores, many of them quite pricey, Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village latitudes is becoming a cheap, franchise-eats haven. Ninety-nine Cent Pizza led the way, and soon there was a Chipotle just acr ... More >>
A sea worthy clam shack
At the new Burger Joint in Greenwich Village, a burger, fries, and a Coke will set you back $11.16, including tax. The abrupt opening yesterday of the first branch location of Burger Joint occasioned a flood of notoriety, suggesting you get more publicity by behaving impulsively than by following ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in January.
A square of tomatoey goodness When a new type of pizza arrives in town, expanding the city's already far-flung pizza boundaries, it's an occasion to sit up and take notice, whatever the source might be. [See More Taste Tests: Checking Out the New Breakfast at Rosemary's in the Village | David's Ne ... More >>
The hand-held vape: small, hideable, and odorless I was sitting with a group of friends at a low table in a new Lower East Side spot - you know, one of those places where the cocktails are front and center, and the pallid food menu seems like an afterthought. I won't mention the name. As we sat, a ... More >>
In face of jeers from Greenwich Village residents, the City Council approved New York University's 2031 expansion plan by a 44-1 vote this afternoon. The nearly 20-year construction project, which will not begin until 2014, will expand the university's campus to include additional academic facilit ... More >>
Answer: Juice Generation I was at their Greenwich Village location munching on the amazing Coco Acai Bowl. Blended ingredients: organic açaí, banana, coconut soy milk. The toppings: organic coconut, banana, hemp granola.
Congratulations to Bon who guessed Quantum Leap. I was eating their Black Bean Burger ($7.50) with grilled veggies on the side.
The lines stretched around the block during the 55-cent special that inaugurated Go! Go! Curry, a Japanese curry joint located in the West 30s, and it's likely to happen again next week on March 15, when the restaurant expands to Greenwich Village, opening up at 231 Thompson Street (212-505-2555).
A walk by Il Cantinori, the upscale Greenwich Village Italian restaurant that's been around since 1983, revealed that it's back in business after a fire devastated the kitchen and its recently renovated back dining room earlier this fall, causing 100 firemen to be on the scene. Welcome back! For ... More >>
There's an UrbanBaby thread making its way around Internet circles, inspiring a sense of both depression and horror. It is about money, and how we feel about what we make, particularly in New York City, where we all seem to need a little bit more than people who live anywhere else. Despite the remin ... More >>
Looks like NYU students and other Greenwich Village residents will be getting a pair of Mexican eateries in the new year. Opening at 28 East 12th Street (212-627-0900) will be Dorado, specializing in tacos and quesadillas. And right around the corner at 94 University Place (212-776-1830) will soon b ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyBone thugs n harmony, on a plateLaura Maniec, the world's youngest female Master Sommelier, has created a hub for oenophiles in Greenwich Village with her new Corkbuzz Wine Studio (13 East 13th Street, 646-873-6071). You can drop by to take a recreational class, learn more about ... More >>
KjundstormA few slivers of this will set you back a couple of paychecks.A few months ago we brought news of the white truffle occupation of Manhattan. Well, now white's on the decline and black truffles are making their way into your macaroni and cheese. Only this time, everyone seems to be jumpi ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyIt's back! Stalwart Greenwich Village diner the Waverly Restaurant shuttered earlier this year, but as of this morning (slightly later than the predicted November opening), it's back to business as usual, slinging cups of coffee and big egg breakfasts.
Hmmmm, will flying to Mars for dinner make me seasick? There has always been an element of zaniness in the New York dining scene, ever since pretty girls started selling hot ears of buttered corn down on Delancey Street in the 19th Century - or maybe even before that, because a restaurant b ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. International Gourmet Kitchen (IGK) is a new lunch spot in Chelsea, offering great value on everything from burgers to burritos to Asian rice bowls. [Midtown Lunch] To ... More >>
So beloved of the French are garden snails that they make special little ceramic dishes with indentations to warm and serve them in.
GowallaComing soon to Waverly PlaceSeems like the East Village isn't big enough for M2M, the Asian supermarket and cafe located on Third Avenue, and which also has a branch in Morningside Heights. It'll soon expand to Greenwich Village, setting up shop at 19 Waverly Place.
Sandy Hook, New Jersey Here are a few of Fork in the Road's favorite signs of the last few weeks. Who knows what they really mean?
Jason Wang of Xi'an Famous Foods and Jonel Picioane of the Ridgewood Pork Store and the Sunnyside Meat Market are examples of second generations in food families taking their businesses into the 21st century. [NY Times] Au Bon Pain has announced a redesign to stores and a menu expansion that ... More >>
flickr/19melissa68A-tisket a-tasket , a lovely wicker picnic basketThe weather might be wonky, fluctuating from cold to hot like a menopausal gal, but that just means you need to take advantage of the sunny day while you can. And the best way to do that would be with a picnic. Now that Fork ... More >>
ARatedOnly.com has announced its new website and smartphone app, each featuring a comprehensive guide to all the Department of Health A-rated restaurants in the city. All your favorites are there: the Wendy's on Flatbush Avenue, Burrito Loco in Greenwich Village, as well as other spots like T ... More >>
Since the shuttering of Xie Xie, Angelo Sosa is keeping busy with projects such as rolling out a new kati roll with the Kati Roll Company. You can even see him behind the counter! [Midtown Lunch] Kevin McGhee, the former sous-chef at Eleven Madison Park, is the new chef de cuisine at Picholi ... More >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Rum and coconut.The drink: Dark 'n' Cloudy The bar: Kin Shop, 469 Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Village, 212-675-4295 The price: $12 The ingredients: Kraken dark rum with a side of coconut ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Gonzalez y Gonzalez, a lively Mexican joint near Broadway and Houston, is shuttering after 22 years in business. [Paper] The West Village beer and burger spot Stoned Crow has also closed, due ... More >>
The CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases has found that one in six Americans gets sick, as opposed to one in four, which was previously reported. [WebMD] A 90-year-old Harlem man mugged after leaving a Key Food received $500 in cash and $500 in gift cards from t ... More >>
To hear the New York Post tell it, the life of the woman whose hands are on the cover of the Twilight book consists only of telling people about her faceless micro-fame. She is also a foot model. But when she doesn't have jobs, she spends her time telling people about this one gig she had one ... More >>
The wacky windows at Cowgirl Hall of Fame have been entertaining kids for upwards of two decades. Bulletin boards and blogs are filled with endless discussions of which restaurants to bring children to, and which to avoid. Some sites favor places that concentrate on simple-minded food like p ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Andrew's Coffee Shop in the Financial District has shuttered after 31 years in operation. It comes a year after a West 34th Street location of the small chain closed its doors. [Jeremiah's Vani ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 26, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 2 Vigil at the Battery: Backing Up the Troops by Joe Flaherty Apart from the ugly slogans on the signs, the scene at the Battery Park on Saturday was reminiscent of old photos depicting band concerts at ... More >>
Enthusiastic munchers line up outside the micro-pizzeria all day and late into the night. Pizza prices have inflated over the last few years, so that today an indifferent slice from a corner pizza parlor can cost you $2.50 or more. And as for an effete slice made in a wood-burning oven, or m ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 17, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 5 Koch Upsets Incumbent, But No Other Surprises All the incumbents who ran in the Greenwich Village area won election on November 8, except Republican Councilman Woodward Kingman, who was defeated by D ... More >>
Jerry Seinfeld's wife, Jessica Seinfeld, has won her plagiarism case against author Missy Chase Lapine, who claimed that Deceptively Delicious was a ripoff of her book, The Sneaky Chef. [NY Daily News] The Greenwich Village restaurant Commerce has stopped accepting cash and will only accept ... More >>
The long-awaited Williamsburg beer hall, Berry Park, has opened with 15 beers on tap, re-purposed wood picnic tables, and a TV projector. A food menu is on the way. [Eater] Sweet Afton, the new Astoria bar from the owners of Bua and Wilfie & Nell, will feature 12 beer taps, signature cocktails, and ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema indulges in some (hopefully sustainable) ultra-fresh seafood at Liman. Bruni's third to last review is of a slipping Union Square Cafe. The beloved Danny Meyer restaurant lost one star from the three William Grimes awarded it in 1999. [NY Times] Restaurant ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJuly 18, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 39'Greenwich Village Story'By Andrew Sarris"Greenwich Village Story" (at the Victoria and 55th Street Playhouse) is so basically stupid in its conception that any detailed analysis would be needlessly sadistic. The t ... More >>
Chef Michael Citarella has left the kitchen at Freemans, in part, presumably, to a negative review in the Times when Bruni wrote "the eating seems never to live up to the setting."[The Feed]Iron Chef Cat Cora and her girlfriend are reportedly both pregnant, via (I guess that's the right preposition ... More >>
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