You may have heard about Empire Biscuit (198 Avenue A), the East Village's answer to the soulless 24-hour IHOP. Unlike the house of pancakes though, it seems that people actually want to be at this spot at all hours of the day and night: The biscuit emporium opened two weeks back, then had to renege ... More >>
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'Dragons in Space Redux' Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Mar. 6, 7pm, Free And here we are, rounding off Housing Works' Geek Week, or as any respectable frat guy might know it--every other week of the year. At tonight's panel discussion, science fiction and fantasy--sorry, we mean SF/F--writers Peter B ... More >>
Gabe Stulman adds another Village outpost
Maki Tempura -- a deep fried, nori-wrapped roll filled with shrimp and avocado -- is one of Chez Sardine's unusual izakaya offerings. Chez Sardine is the fifth link in the Little Wisco chain, radiating outward from the statue of General Sheridan in the West Village's Sheridan Square. The place pro ... More >>
Bushwick got an Asian fusion restaurant, Bon! Asian Spice Cafe. The menu features gyoza, yakisoba ramen noodles, pork belly buns, and other dishes that blend ingredients from all over Asia. They also offer Asian style brunch with entrees like bulgogi omelets and waffles with Japanese-style fried chi ... More >>
While we're still mourning over the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte shortage, other chain stores have given us a reason to celebrate -- more pumpkin-flavored treats. IHOP is debuting pumpkin, carrot cake, and New York cheesecake pancakes today and the Krispy Kreme brand is rolling out pumpkin spice ... More >>
The signage is up, but the news might not be good, depending on your perspective. The conquest of New York City by national franchises continues apace, as a banner announcing a new IHOP goes up at the corner of Carmine Street and Varick Street in the West Village.
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Living near the IHOP on East 14th Street is not a good idea if you don't want your apartment to constantly reek of bacon grease. At least that's what the residents who live near the diner and have been writing to EV Grieve have been saying. One resident of a building behind the IHOP wrote this in an ... More >>
The raw materials When I was a kid in Minneapolis, a visit to IHOP (or its feuding competitor, Perkins Pancake House) was a rare and much-to-be anticipated occasion, and one of the very few meals eaten outside of the house or the confines of the backyard. When my twin brothers and I got the ... More >>
SmashburgerEat up, Dubai. Looks like Brooklyn was a mere pit stop on Smashburger's road to world domination: Three months after opening its first New York location in a Fort Greene condo tower, the Denver-based chain has announced it will expand to the Middle East.
Gary Soup/FlickrEddie Huang and a man named Gary Soup. Baohaus 2 appears to be close to opening, and the Internet has once again taken note of Eddie Huang.
bearbooandyumyum/FlickrSoon, world, this will all be yours.Although you could be forgiven for thinking that Magnolia Bakery had already achieved worldwide domination, its reach extends only to New York, Los Angeles, and Dubai. But that's about to change.
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Nineteen fast food chains, including Burger King, Chili's, IHOP, and Friendly's, plan to start offering healthy food options in their kids' meals. [ABC News] Beat the summer heat with Mark Bittman's four takes on icy pop -- that's Popsicles to the plebes -- including fruity, savory, creamy, ... More >>
Soul DaddyJamawn Woods, Restaurateur No MoreSoul Daddy, the winning concept of America's Next Great Restaurant, has shuttered its third and final location, in Minnesota's Mall of America (the New York City location closed a few weeks ago). According to the company, "The restaurant simply was ... More >>
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A Cinn-a-Stack sand blast!Following in the steps of Shake Shack, the Chocolate Bar, Pinkberry, and cupcakes, IHOP is the latest US company to bank on the Middle East's appetite for all-American excess.
Sometimes I'm LMFHO over them, but other times it's like WTF? Maybe the height of well-meaning absurdity with acronym-mania came when a perfectly nice person recently approached me to say he liked my review of IHO. "What are you talking about?" I replied. "The International House of Pancake ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyInternational House of Pancakes. Literally.You'd think when one shop fails, the restaurant taking its place shouldn't have the exact same concept. But the owners of Crepeaway, a brand new creperie near NYU, don't agree, having revamped the space formerly occupied by Crepe Crea ... More >>
Scientists have accidentally discovered a five-day treatment that reverses baldness in mice, ABC News reports. Does this mean you will never have to tell someone his thinning hair looks "dignified" ever again? Maybe. Dr. Mulugeta Million and his team of scientists (we'll call them "The Millio ... More >>
You will soon enough.In a boon to tourists, nocturnal stoners, and everyone else who wants New York to look even more like the rest of America, IHOP has just announced its plans to open a big ol flagship restaurant in Times Square - as well as 24 more locations throughout Manhattan and Queens ... More >>
This time last year, Tiger Woods was on his way down. On November 27, 2009, the once-golden golf star was injured in a car accident outside of his home in Orlando, Florida. According to preliminary local reports and the initial statement Woods posted to his website, "the car crash that sent him to ... More >>
There is IHOP, and there is IHOP. One, officially known as the International House of Pancakes, peddles breakfast foods all day, every day, 365 days a year. The latter is the International House of Prayer. It peddles Jesus all day, every day, 365 days a year. And now, in what is perhaps the b ... More >>
Food chains across the country seem to have taken This is Why You're Fat to heart. First there was the Double Down, sandwiching bacon-and-cheese between fried chicken, and then IHOP's Stackers, smooshing together pancakes and cheesecake. The latest in the greasy fast food arms race is being ... More >>
Well, color us pleasantly surprised and genuinely honored. The Association of Food Journalists just announced a slew of award nominations, and the Village Voice is one of three finalists for Best Newspaper Food Coverage 150,001-250,000 Circulation. Thanks, AFJ! The awards will be announced ... More >>
srqpix/FlickrBelly on up.Ah, these schizophrenic times: even as the First Lady launches a campaign to combat childhood obesity, the government considers telling food companies to go easy on the salt, and a group releases a report stating that Americans are getting too fat to serve in the mili ... More >>
frostnova/flickrSyrup: a sweet boon for the state? First, it taunted us with its poutine and smoked meat sandwiches. Now, Quebec has become the target of Senator Charles Schumer's new maple syrup scheme. According to a Times opinion piece, he hopes to have New York eclipse French Canada as th ... More >>
Just as all eyes were on the mighty state senator Pedro Espada Jr. and his many escapades, along comes some strong competition for Bronx Schemer of the Week Award.A freshly unsealed indictment this morning by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, based on a joint city-federal probe, charges ... More >>
That's the message of some twisted group called the International Healing Foundation, which just sent out the attached press release in the wake of the TV movie Prayers for Bobby, in which a mother realizes the church shouldn't judge gays, especially since that kind of oppression helped drive her so ... More >>
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