The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Sergimmo Salumeria (456 Ninth Avenue, 212-967-4212) Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen / Garment District Cuisine: Italian deli
Pinch your pennies this week by feasting on pho, Portuguese sandwiches, and huevos rotos at a new bakery. Not a single dish on this list will cost you more than $10. Need more cheap eats ideas? Check out our archives.
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.
Three new spots try the other Thai
Celebrating the hour when drinks, food, and talk are cheap can help the tip the glass to half full when you're facing the middle of the week. After all, Monday and Tuesday aren't exactly the easiest days to face. But Thursday and Friday precede the weekend! Here's a round-up of cheap drink deals tha ... More >>
Have we mentioned how much we like Tabata Ramen? The Hell's Kitchen noodle shop turns out chicken bone broth-based soups, a couple of which are of killer bracingly spicy versions, but because it's located in that weird industrial area right by the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, it's rarely so busy ... More >>
If you're stressed about the summer being half over, lean back in that office chair--or on that yoga ball--and relax. There are plenty of upcoming opportunities to live it up while the sun is out. Here's a look at events that should erase post-weekend blues:
Never mind the chatter about cleanses and hyperbolic claims about health benefits. Juice is delicious -- period. Shops dedicated to the freshly pressed elixirs (extracted by pulverizing mounds of fruits and vegetables in an industrial machine) have been popping up around town, from old-school East V ... More >>
If you tuned into this afternoon's dour White House press briefing, you would have heard a lot about...dun dun dun...the sequester. Several public goods are going to get mercilessly slashed as the cuts begin to take effect, and they go something like this: Head Start, Meals on Wheels, food facility ... More >>
Topped with bacon, slaw, and fried green tomatoes and sided with cheese grits, the fried chicken biscuit sandwich at Jacob's Pickles A score of years ago the Upper West Side was known as one of the worst dining neighborhoods in the city. Well, what happened? You may trace the transformation back t ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts this weekend, in no particular order.
John Blair and Beto Sutter recently left xl--the gay dance club on West 42nd Street--but I hear the Saturday night event that they used to promote there is still super crowded without them. But that could change. I hear Blair--along with Alegria promoter Ric Sena--will start Saurday night gay bash ... More >>
Welcome to Drinks, Dinner, and Dessert, in which we share three picks in one neighborhood, keeping an eye out for deals, off-the-menu items, and new stuff to check out. This week, get off the C train at 50th Street and use these suggestions to guide you through Hell's Kitchen.
Reinvention is the new resolution. Ring in 2013 with eats, drinks, music, and more.
Begin the Tajine! Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on th ... More >>
Stay safe and dry. We're gathering a list of open restaurants. Keep checking back for updates. Leave us a comment, tweet @ForkintheRoadVV, or email me for tips. 5 Napkin Burger (Hell's Kitchen) 630 9th Ave @ 45th Street 5 Napkin Burger (Upper West Side) 2315 Broadway @ 84th Street 5 Napkin Burge ... More >>
We wrote a haiku comic about a $1 doughnut, because that's how we roll, and tasted a goat pepper soup so hot that Robert put it in the running to be our city's spiciest dish. Meanwhile, Eric got drunk in the Catskills, Lauren swirled some organic and biodynamic wines, and I found the kind of hot ch ... More >>
Robert Sietsema dives into the pan-Balkan cuisine at Balkanika, where 18 dips are neatly displayed in tubs. Located in Hell's Kitchen, Balkanika adds a passel of Balkan hot dishes served as main courses and a cheeses and charcuterie list that emphasizes Eastern European products: "Other hard-to-find ... More >>
These wonderful fried pork-belly tidbits are served with an arepa and lime wedges at Farmers Rotisserie -- for less than $5. [See More 10 Bests: Doughnuts | Gelato] No New York neighborhood offers a denser collection of restaurants, aimed at theater-goers, tourists, local neighborhood types, Time ... More >>
Up goes the butcher paper...doneski! Two months ago, Eater reported that the reservations system had gone dead at New York's Lotus of Siam, and the restaurant appeared to be closed, though there was no posted sign, and the phone message inviting customers to come in played merrily on. It still doe ... More >>
We already have color blind casting on Broadway. Well, how about gender-blind casting? Over at the gay club xl on Tuesdays, Gary Hall--who normally is the drag star Shequida--plays Jessye Normous, a gigantic opera singer who needs to eat every 15 minutes and who bitches that "This is Hell's Kitche ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musiciancontinues, and you get to vote on who makes it to Round Two. The final match in our Uptown division pits its top see ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianis under way, and you get to help choose who makes it to Round Two. Today's first match pits "Empire State Of Mind" ... More >>
A panel of experts recently released a report that proposed a new way of classifying gluten-related disorders, according to the Wall Street Journal. The authors of the report, which was partially supported by a company that sells gluten-free products and published in the journal BMC Medicine, ass ... More >>
Don Antonio by Starita, the brainchild of Kesté's Roberto Caporuscio and pizza guru Antonio Starita, opened yesterday in Hell's Kitchen, according to Eater. Check out its wild pizza menu, which features a selection of fried pizzas, traditional pies topped with fancy ingredients like h ... More >>
Oh, New Year's Eve. The most dreaded of holidays is fast approaching. CBS New York reports that the Times Square Ball is being installed today. But where should you venture come December 31? Luckily Priceline.com made a list of the"Top 50 New Year's Destinations for U.S. Travelers." (Read: "top New ... More >>
Parties you'll remember the next day
A slurp through three new ramen joints
Williamsburg's Nighthawk Cinema, by Ty ColeOpen House New York, a yearly opportunity for you to creep into the secret, often forbidden or under-acknowledged corners of the city, a/k/a, a celebration of the city's architecture and design, is being held this year on October 15 and 16. With the ... More >>
Jason Shelowitz, or Jay Shells, a New York artist who in 2010 launched a subway etiquette campaign covering all sorts of ills committed by commuters (something we clearly have an interest in as well), and later followed with a "clean up after your dog" series, is at it again. He put up street ... More >>
Film Center CaféLooks like yet another old-timer has gone to the great beyond: after 78 years, the Film Center Café has closed.
Kesté PizzeriaBuon giorno, midtown.Save for the closure of Motorino's Williamsburg location, it's been a quiet summer on the Neapolitan pizza front. But no longer: this fall, Kesté owner Roberto Caporuscio will partner with Antonio Starita, the owner of Naples' 110-year-old Pizz ... More >>
New York City real estate agents have given us one more reason to despise them; they're trying to rebrand Midtown West as MiMa, which is short for "The Middle of Manhattan," because the word "Midtown" doesn't make that clear enough. This new name is the work of Related, the company that just ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bravo Gianni, a go-to Midtown Northern Italian, has closed after nearly 30 years in operation due to the chef and owner, Gianni Garavelli, suffering a stroke. [NY Times] Cosmos Diner, which ha ... More >>
nydailynews.comAl RinehNearly a year ago, Al Rineh moved the New York outpost of his Nice restaurant L'Ybane from the east side to the west side. Well, the neighborhood -- Hell's Kitchen -- must have been good to him because this past month, he added a wine bar to his repertoire.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Elaine's was unable to survive the death of its owner and namesake, Elaine Kaufman. Six months after her passing, it's shuttering for good. [Eater] Woo Lae Oak, the pioneering Soho Korean, wil ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Luke's LobsterThe rolls are hitting the road. It's been an eventful week in the food-truck universe, between the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck's return, Rickshaw Dumpling's imminent expansion to a Midtown storefront, and the realization that the Jalapeño NYC Truck has hit t ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Vai, the Upper East Side spot that just got a Soho outpost, has closed. The building is reportedly being torn down. [Grub Street] Café Flo in Astoria did not survive a four-alarm blaze that r ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Angelo & Maxie on Park Avenue South and its sister restaurant Maxie's Grill appear to be closing. According to Steve Cuozzo, the spaces will be on the market soon. [Eater] Insieme doesn't see ... More >>
A cemita from Tulcingo del Valle is one hell of a meal. Cemitas are the signature sandwiches of Puebla, a region of Mexico south and east of the capital. These sandwiches are made on round seeded rolls traditionally made with cactus pulp.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Benito's One Restaurant has been evicted from its Little Italy space and has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with some $481,000 in liabilities. [Crain's] La Bonne Bouffe in the East Village ha ... More >>
Chak choka (pronounced "shack shooka") is one of several Druze breakfasts at Gazala's. Gazala's (380 Columbus Avenue, 212-873-8880) is an offshoot of a small cafe in Hell's Kitchen called Gazala's Place, named after chef Halabi Gazala. With Gazala's Place, she opened the city's first Druze ... More >>
A stew at Island of Taiwan incorporates pig bung and blood, a match made in heaven. When it comes to dining, we each have our own comfort zones. Some avidly down handfuls of Sichuan peppercorns, relishing the burn, while others consume animal glands of the earthiest and most arcane sort as i ... More >>
"Emergency Tank Town Hall" Le Poisson Rouge July 8th What do you do when you're a non-profit performance space that just found out that your floor is seeping with raw sewage? Unfortunately, the Tank had to face that question when they discovered recently that a water problem was much worse than the ... More >>
Kerry Butler, the one on the left As I mentioned in the column, I finally met Kerry Butler, the winning star of Broadway's nutty Xanadu, and she told me she LOVES it when she looks out into the audience and spots a lot of gays. "I think, 'Yay! it's gay night!'," Kerry exulted with a glinty smile. O ... More >>
The beloved Maverick will no longer work the door at Hiro ballroom on Sunday. He should be an actor anyway...Drag hostess Linda Simpson is semi amicably leaving Slurp Wednesdays at the Cock after this week's event due to "budget differences" with the owner. I guess Linda thought there should BE a bu ... More >>
Innovative Clinton Venetian Excels at Appetizers and Pastas