Hell's Kitchen

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Casellula's Pig's Ass Sandwich, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 46: Pig's Ass Sandwich from Casellula (401 West 52nd Street, 212-247-8137)

  • News

    August 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Seven Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a classic 1940s diner hits the West Village, a successful LA restaurant finds a home in Brooklyn, and Hell's Kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Annabel Brings Up-Market Pizza and Beer to Hell's Kitchen

    It's been 15 years since Amnon Kehati, Sam Erlich, and Avi Camchi first opened Thalia in Hell's Kitchen, putting down new American roots in a rapidly changing neighborhood that was then bereft of good dining options. The territorial gamble paid off -- Thalia became a neighborhood joint, a rising boa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Where to Brunch This Weekend: The Spot, Sugar Freak, Nook, Golden Unicorn

    If you're experiencing a weekend without brunch, it probably means you got left off the invite list. If that's the case, be proactive by making new friends at one of these four lively brunch spots.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Where to Brunch This Weekend: KTCHN, Rose Water, City Winery, and Measure at Langham Place

    Still in need of a brunch reservation for seldom-seen relatives visiting this weekend? Or maybe you've got your first online date and couldn't take advantage of Eve Turow's top nighttime date spots? Whatever your modus operandi, settle in with a mimosa at one of the city's midday feasts.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Banksy in NY: It Looks We'll Have to Wait Until 5 p.m. for Today's Announcement

    In a week full of firsts for Better Out Than In, Banksy announces not the art, but when the formal announcement of today's artwork will take place. There you have it, folks: Banksy opens up a new frontier in meta-announcements.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Banksy Stencils the Door Shutters of Larry Flynt's Hustler Club

    Today's Banksy is in Hell's Kitchen, slapped on the door shutters of a strip club.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Schmackary's Cookies for a Cause; German and Belgian Beer Night at Top Hops

    Happy Wednesday, New York City. Need something to get you through the rest of your Hump Day afternoon? Here's a pair of specials that might help.

  • Dining

    February 20, 2013
  • Columns

    January 2, 2013

    Hell's Kitchen Is Gayer Than Ever! Here's My Bar Guide!

    The hookup meets the walk-up as far out as Tenth Avenue

  • Music

    December 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Which NYC Nabe Has The Most Gay Bars?

    That's easy! Hell's Kitchen! According to the invaluable map in Next magazine, HK and environs has no fewer than 13 LGBT bars! (There's Vlada, Posh, Barrage, Therapy, Industry, Hardware, Escuelita, Fairytail Lounge, The Ritz, Flaming Saddles, Bar-Tini, xl, and Ninth Avenue Saloon). And there's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2012

    3 Sugar-Filled Breakfasts: Summer's Over, So Who Cares About Being Healthy?

    With summer officially over, there's no longer a reason to sacrifice savory sweets for a beach body. And because breakfast is the "the most important meal of the day," morning-inspired munchies have found a home on Manhattan's dessert menus--making waffles, crepes, and donuts twice as nice. Here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Say Hello To Meli, Glaze Teriyaki Grill

    Meli, a new Greek restaurant, just opened in Murray Hill. Menu highlights include a charcoal-grilled octopus ($18) with roasted peppers, onions and capers, as well as roasted baby beets with feta skordalia ($10) and raki-cured salmon ($16) served with shoestring potatoes. Glaze Teriyaki Grill ope ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2012

    This Week's Specials: Best Of Hell's Kitchen, Free Iced Booze

    What we've been up to this week at Fork in the Road: Robert Sietsema lists out his ten favorite restaurants in Hell's Kitchen. We list out a hot summer deal about free iced booze at Bottlerocket in the Flatiron district. One of the menu items: "Bootlegger Vodka Sno-cones with Fruit Syrups." Seve ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Where Am I Eating? Here's A Clue

    Good tries so far, but I was not at Puddin', Rice to Riches, or Sugar Sweet Sunshine.

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    123BurgerShotBeer.Com -- The Bar That Wants You To Feel Cheated

    The $2 shot turns out to be a very small mixed drink at 123BurgerShotBeer.Com. This one has the charming name of Panty Dropper. The siren song of the storefront is irresistible: It seems to suggest you'll be able to buy a burger for $1, a shot of hard liquor for $2, and a beer for $3. Why is the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Say Hello to Hakkasan, Taboonette

    Arabesque, a Morrocan restaurant and lounge, has just opened in Midtown. [Diner's Journal] A new branch of Hakkasan, a trendy restaurant chain with outposts in Dubai, Mumbai, and Miami, has just opened in Midtown. [Zagat] The Franks have turned the delicatessen and provision store next to Prime Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Superbowl Sunday: Cafe de la Esquina or Hotel Yotel for Your Touchdown Dance?

    Michelle FefferHow can you watch the game with a Super Pang in your midst?​On Sunday, the Patriots will try to topple the Giants, but if you're not a football fan, what will you do while your friends scream at the television? Most likely, you'll eat. For some, Super Bowl Sunday marks the end of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Presenting the Most and Least Compatible New York City Neighborhoods

    According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Happy Hour at The Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge

    The Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge has a few distinctions that don't really relate to its drinks.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Two Pieces Have I! My Favorite Bar Duplicates Itself!

    ​The long-standing Village gay bar Pieces recently secured a new location in Hell's Kitchen when their lease started running out. But as if out of a gay nightlife version of It's A Wonderful Life, there will now be two Pieces. I'm seeing double, and I'm not even drunk.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Ryan Phillippe As Carol Channing?

    Christian Freedom​ I mean Channing Tatum. I mean Channing McClaren! You see, some friends and I happened to be passing by New World Stages last night when we saw these posters outside and squealed, "Ooh! Ryan Phillippe -- Reese's ex and the divoonly good-looking star of Flags of Our Fathers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Where Can I Get Turkish-Style Bureks?

    The boureka at Gazala Place, with a side of babaganoush​A Reader Asks: Where can I get a Turkish burek? Not the little finger-shaped sigara bureka, but the kind my relatives in Turkey made -- little triangular ones made with filo dough. Dear Reader: That's a good question. Throughout the Balk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Teleporting for the First Time to Dohyo in the Yotel Hotel

    ​The futuristic facade of the Yotel stares down at Tenth Avenue right at the corner of West 42nd Street. When I heard about a sumo-themed restaurant in a futuristic hotel in Hell's Kitchen, my initial response was, "So what?" I knew that theme restaurants often let the food lag, since they k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Places to Eat in NYC on Gay Pride Weekend

    ​Hmmm, Bone Lick B-B-Q -- the name and location are right, but will it score high on the other criteria? This being the week of Fork in the Road's Big Gay Food Blog, there was really no other choice for Our 10 Best than ferreting out the optimum places near the parade march route to eat brunc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    The East Village Is NYC's Most Popular 'Date Spot'

    ​HowAboutWe, the online dating site based on what you want to do -- how about we wake up early and blog together? -- has pulled together information from the more than 100,000 dates posted on its site to determine the neighborhoods New Yorkers most frequently pick as date spots (at least, acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Lauren Shockey Likes It Hot at Zabb Elee; Sifton Takes Masa Down a Peg

    This week in the Voice, Lauren Shockey orders her food "Thai hot" at the East Village offshoot of Queens restaurant Zabb Elee and is delighted to find a menu that "traverses a maze of sour, tangy, and piquant flavors, each brighter than the next." Sam Sifton shocks the New York restaurant scene by ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 27, 2011

    La Silhouette Jumps in la Time Machine

    A West '50s restaurant dials it back a few decades

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Breaking: The East Village Has a Lot of Bars

    sickfacebook.comThis is what Community Board 3 warned you about.​Over the weekend, The New York Post thoughtfully made official what most people already knew: the East Village is home to many, many bars.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Bierhaus; Goodbye to Vince & Eddie's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Rocco Ancarola has ended his partnership in Greenwich Village gastropub Rabbit in the Moon. The place was quickly sold and renamed The State Room. [NY Post] The Chelsea location of 'Swich is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Ask the Critics: What Are Some Good Gluten-Free Dishes?​Moira C. Asks: I'm on a gluten-free diet, but I don't want to be limited to gluten-free restaurants. Can you suggest some great gluten-free dishes you've had recently around the city? Dear Moira: The city does have some well-known and tasty gluten-free restaurants like Risotter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Buvette; Goodbye to Vutera

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg's Vutera and its upstairs venue Rose Live Music are celebrating the venue's fifth and last year this week, as both are set to close at the end of February. [Wall Street Journal] R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Anderson Cooper and Boyfriend Go To Gay Party

    CNN's charismatic Anderson Cooper and his boyfriend, club owner Ben Maisani, turned up at the gayest party in town on Wednesday night.It was gay club promoter Josh Wood's birthday bash in a suite at the Chelsea Hotel, and I hear it was attended by a glittery bunch of males, plus two women and one pe ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 26, 2011

    Cholulita Sells Smut Under the J Tracks

    Corn smut, that is. A Bed-Stuy bodega's authentic Pueblan food.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to 61 Local, Goodbye to The City Grill

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. La Taqueria in Park Slope has closed completely after downsizing from sit-down restaurant to takeout joint in October. [Eater] East Village vegan café the Little Bird appears to be closed and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Ciano; Goodbye to Donald Sacks

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bossa Nova Brazil in Hell's Kitchen has closed to make room for Flavor, which looks like it could be a martini bar. [Life with Food and Drink]​ Donald Sacks in Battery Park is closing do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    Finally, Friday afternoon. Early evening, in fact. So without further ado, here's a look back at the week that was. Kittichai's Ty Bellingham talked Thai food, feeding kids, and his curry paste guy. A Fat Pants Friday blow-out at Cannelle Patisserie. Our 10 Best Halloween Trick-or-Treat Candies. ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 6, 2010

    New York's Best Dive Bars

    In his new book, New York City's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Big Apple, Ben Westhoff riffs on the five boroughs' finest dumps. Here are his 10 favorites.

  • Dining

    April 27, 2010

    Talent Thai's Kitsch Kitchen

    No pig's blood, but plenty of flavors on 34th Street

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    We Taste Amarula... And Yes, We're Aware It's a Cream Liqueur

    In these days of master mixology and cocktail snobbery, cream liqueur can be a hard sell. But Bailey's tastes like watered down chocolate milk next to the silky, complex cream that is Amarula from South Africa. Made from the famed fruit of the marula tree--you know, the one you've seen on the Discov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2009

    Weekend Extravaganza: How Do You Spell G-U-T-B-O-M-B?

    This amazing gutbomb, courtesy of Korean chain New York Hot Dog and Coffee, piles tons of grilled beef bulgogi and hot-tart cabbage kimchee, along with some extraneous greenery, onto a poor defenseless hot dog. Take a gulp of Pepto after you eat this one. 245 Bleecker Street, 917-388-2608 take the j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    Hello, Friday afternoon, and thanks for rolling around again. Here's a recap of our favorite blog posts of the week. Our Man Sietsema found some mighty fine chiles rellenos (a vegetarian delight) in Hell's Kitchen. Chantal continued her running coverage of BYOB spots, and interviewed Jamie Wolff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    YouTube Treasure: Ode To Bobbie Gentry

    Country cultists will remember that Bobbie Gentry is the sultry Mississippi-born singer of story songs like "Ode To Billie Joe" and "Fancy," a woman of great curves and fabulous notes, even when emitting glorified nonsense syllables. Well, here she is on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour performing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC -- Boreks

    Herein begins a new series highlighting the city's best vegetarian dishes. Spinach borek at Gazala Place, along with a side of the marvelous smoky babaganoush, laked with green olive oil (click to enjoy). The flaky pies variously called boureka, bureks, or boreks originated ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2007

    How Green Was My Mole?

    A New Mexican café in Williamsburg excels at Pre-Columbian fare

  • Dining

    January 27, 2004

    Hometown Mole

    Former delis bring Mexican country cooking to Clinton

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