John McDonald

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    January 9, 2013

    Olive Oil on Tap at Le Midi; Not Everything's Awful at Bill's Food and Drink

    Tejal Rao took a break from professional eating this week, but our own Robert Sietsema kept at it by checking in at Le Midi Bistro. Located in a former East Village Woolworth's building and karaoke den, Sietsema notes in his review of Le Midi that the restaurant "is one of those old-school bistros w ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    SoHo's MercBar on Hunt for Dog Painting Thief

    via Eater​As robberies (pranks?) go, this one catches our attention, because we have to somehow admire the guile of the bar-room Thomas Crown who managed to get away with a substantial-sized painting of a dog from MercBar this weekend. It's 10:00: Do you know where your dog paintings are?

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    September 15, 2009

    Chinatown Brasserie to Get a Makeover

    ​Per the Feedbag, Chinatown Brasserie, the well-reviewed but under-populated dim sum shrine on Lafayette, will be relocating to its basement. The makeover will come courtesy of Serge Becker, the empire-builder behind La Esquina, Cafe Select, the Box, BBar, and Joe's Pub. Becker was recruited b ... More >>

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    August 27, 2007
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    December 5, 2006
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    December 9, 2003
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    April 22, 2003

    The Price of Progress

    Oil Execs Muscle U.S.-Backed Pipeline Through Environmental Treasure

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    November 24, 1998


    Postcards from the edge of NASCAR's infield