August has arrived, which means you should be attempting fill up on as much fun as you can take before Labor Day deals a crippling blow to summer. Here are a few things to nibble on this weekend.
What do you do with a Chelsea restaurant that's not living up to its full potential? If you're Jeff Kreisel, who took over the executive chef role at Pounds & Ounces in that neighborhood last month, you give the menu an injection of lighter, healthier fare, focusing your attention on Greenmarket pro ... More >>
A new mixer for the downtown set
And I found out about it while playing Bingo! I joined Murray Hill and Linda Simpson in calling Bingo numbers last night at the Hotel Chantelle to help raise money for the Ali Forney Center. (Their drop-in center was devastated by the hurricane, so granny's board game came to the rescue, all hepped ... More >>
And I'm not even in a rest home yet!
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Asian fusion restaurant Asia de Cuba, in Morgans New York hotel, will close in October. The owners will replace it with a new concept. [Crains] Leske's, the last Scandinavian bakery in B ... More >>
Bar goes here. Wondering who would move into the long-abandoned storefront at the southwest corner of Delancey and Ludlow streets has been a favorite Lower East Side guessing game for quite some time. And now that game is over.
Bowery BoogieAlmost a year after its construction began, APL is opening next week on Orchard Street.
BravoIn the two-plus years since a fire burned Paloma to the ground, Camille Becerra has played the role of wandering chef, hosting "secret" pop-up dinners and briefly touching down at APL, the still-unopened "urban American" restaurant on Orchard Street, before disagreements with the owners ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Navy Yard Cocktail Lounge, which has been called the "Scariest Bar in Brooklyn," has closed, and the space appears to have been taken over. [Brownstoner] Moe's bar, a Fort Greene mainstay, ... More >>