Hell's Kitchen

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Vegetarian Treats Pepper the Menu at Italian Deli Sergimmo Salumeria

    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

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Tabata Noodle Opens a Third Location in Hell's Kitchen

    Tabata launched as a non-descript ramen joint on one of the least picturesque corners of Hell's Kitchen, under the overpass on West 39th Street and Ninth Avenue, but it quickly garnered our favor for its unique bowls of noodle soup. Last year, a second Tabata opened just a couple of blocks away, thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Our Five Best Cheap Eats in NYC This Week

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine's Avgolemono, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    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.

  • Dining

    November 6, 2013

    Isaan Like Donkey Kong

    Three new spots try the other Thai

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Cheap Drink Deals at Domain NYC, Ardesia, The Winslow, and Miles

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Tabata 2 Now Open Near Penn Station

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Drink Cheaply at Spring Lounge, Lincoln Park, and Corcho Wine Room

    School is just around the corner--are you saving up for supplies? That's as good an excuse as any to drink cheaply at one of this city's happy hours. Here are three we'd hit this week.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Beer and Cheese, IPA Day, Our Global Kitchen: What Are You Doing This Week?

    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:

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    New York City's Best Juice Bars

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    The Sequester Ruins...Fleet Week's Gay Nightlife?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Our 10 Best Upper West Side Restaurants

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 3/8/13

    Here are the 10 best concerts this weekend, in no particular order.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Gay Nightlife Competition Heats Up: Here's The Dish

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Where to Get Cheesesteaks and Tofu Desserts in Hell's Kitchen

    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.

  • Music

    December 12, 2012

    New Year's Eve Guide: Ignite the Night

    Reinvention is the new resolution. Ring in 2013 with eats, drinks, music, and more.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Sephardic Dish #5

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    What New York City Restaurants Are Open During Hurricane Sandy? [UPDATED]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2012

    Our Best Posts of the Week!

    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 >>

  • Dining

    September 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Balkanika, Tejal Rao at 606 R&D

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    10 Best Hell's Kitchen NYC Restaurants

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Lotus, What Went Wrong?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Drag Opera Diva Should Be On Broadway

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Sound Of The City's Search For The Quintessential New York Musician Pits John Coltrane (1) Against Lisa Lisa (16)

    The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madness—in which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musician—continues, and you get to vote on who makes it to Round Two. The final match in our Uptown division pits its top see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Alicia Keys (14) Takes On Tito Puente (3) In Sound Of The City's Search For The Quintessential New York Musician

    The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madness—in which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musician—is under way, and you get to help choose who makes it to Round Two. Today's first match pits "Empire State Of Mind" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    New Guidelines for Gluten Sensitivity: Report

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Don Antonio by Starita and Chocolate Works Now Open

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    New York Neighborhoods Make List Of Top NYE Destinations

    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 made a list of the"Top 50 New Year's Destinations for U.S. Travelers." (Read: "top New ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 2, 2011

    Chuko, Tabata, and Ramen Misoya: Let's Go Bowling

    A slurp through three new ramen joints

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Open House New York Is Your Chance to See NYC Behind the Scenes

    Williamsburg's Nighthawk Cinema, by Ty Cole​Open 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    'Metropolitan Etiquette Authority' Posts New Signs Around New York City

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    After 78 Years, the Film Center Café Closes Its Doors in Hells Kitchen

    Film Center Café​Looks like yet another old-timer has gone to the great beyond: after 78 years, the Film Center Café has closed.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Real Estate Company Renames Midtown 'MiMa'

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Pour George, Goodbye to Wall Street Burger Shoppe

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    L'Ybane Chef-Owner Al Rineh Opens La Carafe Wine Bar

    nydailynews.comAl Rineh​Nearly 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.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Co-op Food and Drink, Goodbye to Elaine's

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Luke's Lobster Is Expanding Yet Again, This Time With a Truck

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to West End, Goodbye to Café Flo

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Empellón; Goodbye to Dinner at Insieme

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    No. 18: Cemita Milanesa Res at Tulcingo del Valle

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Danji; Goodbye to Benito's One Restaurant

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Gazala's, a Druze Restaurant on the Upper West Side

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Our 10 Most Challenging Dishes in NYC

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Happy Braai Day

    'Rumors of zebra were greatly exaggerated.'

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    The Tank Loses Its Home at the End of July; Supporters Eat Pizza and Mull Over the Possibilities

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    What the Butler Saw: How Gay is Xanadu!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    Club Quickies...

    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 >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2005

    Kill the Sauce

    Innovative Clinton Venetian Excels at Appetizers and Pastas

  • Dining

    May 15, 2001
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