Joseph Leonard

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    May 28, 2014

    Why Little Wisco's Brian Bartels' Tombstone Will Read "Here Lies Rose's Little Bitch"

    If chance encounters make the world a small place, then Wisconsin is downright little. Just ask Little Wisco director of bar operations Brian Bartels, who cut his teeth serving an "underage Gabriel Stulman" alongside Jim Meehan at Paul's Club in Madison before heading to NYC for a series of bartendi ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Where to Look for Wine List Deals at Our 99 Essential Restaurants

    As we prepared to write about our 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to the chefs and owners behind these places, asking them to discuss their history and unique place among the other eateries in this town. But we were also thinking of your wallet, dear readers, and so we asked ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    A New Year's Day Bloody Mary Guide, By Neighborhood

    The first day of a new year brings with it hope, resolutions, and, depending on the previous night's festivities, a well-seasoned hangover. While sleep and caffeine are sound weapons of choice, there's perhaps no better fix than the hair of the dog, and perhaps no better combating cocktail than the ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    The (Semi-) Great GoogaMooga Recap: Food, Music, Rain

    The Great GoogaMooga had a lot to prove after last year's disastrous debut. For starters, the three-day Brooklyn food and music festival, held in Prospect Park, needed shorter lines, better phone reception, better organization and, perhaps most importantly, more food and alcohol to accommodate the m ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 23, 2013

    Gimme Five at Chez Sardine

    Gabe Stulman adds another Village outpost

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    January 4, 2013

    Our 10 Best Hot Booze Cocktails in New York City

    You've survived another holiday season. Have you ever had better reason to settle into a dark bar with a stiff drink? I didn't think so. But, as we battle through the next few long john-wearing months, now feels like a good time to order up a strong, warm drink -- with a whole lotta booze. Here a ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Where Am I Eating This Spicy and Sour Bowl of Yellow Curry?

    It's Monday morning, which means it's time for another round of Where Am I Eating?, Fork in the Road's weekly guessing game. Check out the photo below and identify the restaurant that served the pictured dish. Leave your best hunches in the comment section. I'll be dropping hints throughout the week ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Where Was I Eating That Crispy, Sweet Mound of Cauliflower? Joseph Leonard!

    Congratulations to Christian, who correctly guessed that I was eating the caramelized cauliflower ($14) at Joseph Leonard. The heaping pile of roasted brassica is studded with capers, red onions and pine nuts before yielding to a sharp, mustard vinaigrette. A few rough-edged bits of the raw vegetabl ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Chez Sardine Opens in West Village; Sen in Flatiron

    Gabriel Stulman added another West Village restaurant to his dossier. Chez Sardine is his newest endeavor, following Fedora, Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, and Perla. Chez Sardine is an izakaya set against a menu featuring things like a foie gras and smoked cheddar grilled cheese sandwich. 183 W ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Restaurateurs: How Not To Use Your Sidewalk Chalkboard

    1. Insulting signage, even when humorously intended, will still be seen as insulting by many, and the more thoughtful will realize it's also seriously passive-aggressive. It makes you not want to go inside. [See More Bad Food Jokes: 5 Funniest TV Food Commercials of Stan Freberg | 10 Funniest Food ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Summer Solstice: Restaurants Farm Fertile Ground in New York City

    The summer solstice marks the official start to summer, and for many cultures around the world, this seasonal change is met with celebrations of fertility, abundance, and plentiful sun. For New Yorkers, however, the start to summer signifies the arrival of days spent wading through thick air, dreade ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 9, 2012

    Perla: Italian With a Midwestern Accent

    Gabriel Stulman expands his Greenwich Village empire

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    September 30, 2011

    Kick Off Vegetarian Awareness Month By Hugging a Vegetarian

    October is officially Vegetarian Awareness Month, meaning for the next 31 days you should be aware that vegetarians exist. Also, try eating a little less meat. PETA is backing off its usual controversial tactics to advocate something a little more adorable -- hugging vegetarians. So, where should yo ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Where Was I Eating? Joseph Leonard

    Lauren ShockeyFree cornichons for all! ​ A speedy round of Where Am I Eating? this week, with the featured crock of pickles coming from none other than Joseph Leonard. The jar of tiny gherkins are placed down on your table as soon as you arrive and make for great snacking while you peruse the ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Joseph Leonard's Fried-Crunchy-Salty-Tasty Cauliflower Salad

    Lauren ShockeyThe cruciferous gets cool at Joseph Leonard​ Eating a green salad is often pointless. Save for a few very good ones that actually use farm-fresh lettuces, most are like eating slightly crunchy air. Simply put, a good salad needs substance. And Joseph Leonard features one that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Friday, Friday, Friday: time for five days' worth of moderate nostalgia: Our 10 Best Legal and Sort of Legal Picnic Spots. The Dutch's Naren Young discusses barrel-aging cocktails and stealing pickled ramp juice. Talking with Alex Alejandro of El Parador Café about salsas, customer demogra ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Battle of the Fancy Shrimp and Grits: Imperial No. Nine vs. Joseph Leonard

    Lauren ShockeyShrimp grits = YUM​ The Southern staple of shrimp and grits has moseyed on up North and become fancified by many of Gotham's top chefs at decidedly non-Dixie restaurants. Now, as My Cousin Vinny taught us, no self-respecting Southerner would ever use instant grits. But would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    The Recipe of Coke, Revealed?; Chef's Tables Are All the Rage

    ​An Atlanta radio show host recently revealed what he claimed was the original formula for Coca-Cola, a recipe that includes coriander oil and citric acid. [NY Times] In Nigella Lawson's kitchen, mugs live in a drawer so as not to waste head space in cupboards, and pegs are custom built for s ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Girl Scout Cookies Going Extinct; Little Italy Is Back

    ​Padma Lakshmi's custody battle with baby-daddy Adam Dell is heating up as Dell reveals the Top Chef mom had hoped billionaire Teddy Forstmann was Krishna's biological father. [NY Post] Gabriel Stulman of Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, and now Fedora has created not only a series of popul ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Gabe Stulman Gets His Thursday Styles Close-Up

    The Huffington PostGabe Stulman​Today, the Times' Thursday Styles section turns its attentions to the matter of Gabe Stulman and discovers that he is more or less a one-man employment agency for "scruffy young" Wisconsin ex-pats:

  • Dining

    December 15, 2010

    Jeffrey's Grocery Serves Up Lamb Shank and Toilet Paper

    Gabriel Stulman offers you a seat at his high-end general store

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    December 13, 2010

    Joseph Leonard Re-Opens Tomorrow, and Veselka Bowery Will Open in March

    Robert SietsemaJoseph Leonard, post-conflagration.​Two months after it was shut down by an electrical fire, Joseph Leonard is back in business: per Eater, the Sheridan Square restaurant will open for dinner tomorrow.

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    November 16, 2010

    Joseph Leonard Restaurant Fire: An Update

    ​A crew of six was busy at work today at Sheridan Square. It's been almost a month since an early morning fire shuttered Sheridan Square's Joseph Leonard. We promised to keep an eye on the rehabilitation of the space as it progressed, so here's the first report.

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    October 18, 2010

    Joseph Leonard Felled by Early Morning Fire -- Updated

    ​By midafternoon, work had already begun in restoring Joseph Leonard. Update: Well, when we heard that Joseph Leonard had suffered a fire early this morning, one of the first things we wondered was how long it would take for the restaurant to reopen. The short answer is: maybe not as long as ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Gabriel Stulman Is Taking Over the Fedora

    Lost CityFedora's sign shines on.​After a couple of days of speculation, it has been confirmed that Gabriel Stulman will take over the lease on the Fedora, the restaurant and bar that has sat on West 4th Street since 1952.

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    March 26, 2010

    Another Day, Another Joe Dobias Twitter Rant

    ​ In these uncertain times, you take levity where you can find it. Which is why we're grateful for Joe Dobias for providing it so reliably. When he's not raging at bloggers, he's threatening to run them over with his bicycle. This week, the contentious chef has taken to Twitter to serve up ano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Our 10 Best West Village Restaurants

    ​This cryptic facade on Sixth Avenue refuses to identify itself to the passing rabble. What restaurant is it? Such a profusion of restaurants and small cafes the West Village offers! Though the opportunities for budget dining have dwindled the last few years, as pirates like Marc Jacobs and R ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Joseph Leonard's James McDuffee Shares his Recipe for Pan-roasted Chicken Breast with Baby Carrots, Turnips, and Mashed Potatoes

    You've heard a lot about Joseph Leonard. Now, listen to the recipe for its pan-roasted chicken.​ For a small, quaint West Village restaurant, Joseph Leonard has had a difficult time staying out of the press since it opened last summer. Even after the opening buzz died down, it made headlines f ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Under Review: Sietsema at Best Fuzhou Restaurant; DiGregorio at Bunny Chow

    ​This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema inadvertently visits Best Fuzhou Restaurant, where "fortunately... the food was spectacular," while Sarah DiGregorio fills up on the eponymous dish at Bunny Chow. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Casa Lever, noting that "the service is appealing, comic- ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    Our 10 Best Restaurant Openings of 2009

    Saltie turned out some spectacular sandwiches in 2009. But did it make our top 10?​ ​ During the past couple of weeks, food publications have thrown our year's-end lists like so many cords of wood onto the fire. Now, it's our turn. We've decided to end the year with a shout-out to the 10 ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Today in Lawsuits: Gabriel Stulman v. His Former Partners at Little Owl

    Daniel Krieger/EaterGabriel Stulman has a big beard and big lawsuit.​ Nothing says holiday spirit quite like a lawsuit, so here's a good stocking stuffer: CityFile has learned that Gabriel Stulman, proprietor of the five-month-old Joseph Leonard, is suing Mikey Price and Joey Campanaro, his fo ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Joseph Leonard Will Feed You Cereal

    ​ Critical darling Joseph Leonard, which Our Man Sietsema pronounced "often spectacular," has begun serving breakfast this week, from the hours of 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays. Among the more predictable breakfast dishes, like Anston Mills grits, brioche French toast, lox on r ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Under Review: Voice's Best Of New York Issue

    This week in the Voice, check out our Best Of New York eats, from best bacon to best sustainable fish. Sam Sifton pens a three-star love letter to Marea, comparing the sea urchin and lardo crostini to "kissing an extremely attractive person for the first time." [NY Times] Adam Platt rains on Jose ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Quinto Quarto

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema gets transported to Rome at Quinto Quarto. Pete Wells loosens his grip on his precious stars to award two to Saul Bolton's eponymous restaurant in Brooklyn, despite his nostalgia for the original 1999 menu. [NY Times] Adam Platt finds that "the more ambitio ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Momo Milk Now in Carton Form

    The Feed brings word that starting today, Momofuku Milk Bar & Bakery is selling its flavored milk in actual to-go cartons. They're available in different sizes at the Milk Bar; this may be the biggest news in cartons since Joseph Leonard started selling carbon-filtered, purified municipal water ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Car Crashes Into Joseph Leonard Restaurant on Waverly

    A silver Honda Civic smashed into the Joseph Leonard restaurant at 170 Waverly Place this morning, then rolled till it came to rest in front of the Chinese massage parlor at 43 Christopher Street. "Driver was a female," reports our hard-bitten legman Robert Sietsema, who was on the scene. "She stepp ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Sietsema on the Scene at Joseph Leonard...

    ​As reported on Runnin' Scared, Our Man Sietsema happened to be walking by Joseph Leonard earlier today when a car crashed into the restaurant and then rolled along until it came to a stop in front of a nearby Chinese massage parlor. Fortunately, no one was hurt -- aside from the car's driver, ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Frank Bruni: On Food Blogs, Restaurants He Would Have Liked to Review, and Advice for Sifton

    Soo-Jeong Kang​ Frank Bruni's last review for the Times came out yesterday, and today marks the official launch of his new memoir, Born Round. (Check out our review of the book.) Bruni has been promoting the book everywhere from Nightline to the New Yorker, but he was nice enough to make time ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Bia; Goodbye to Frederick's Downtown

    Gabriel Stulman, the mastermind behind Little Owl and Market Table, has opened Joseph Leonard, a cozy resto-bar that forgoes a cocktail list so that patrons can order whatever they want. James McDuffee, formerly of Bouchon Bakery, serves up easy plates of housemade pates, roast chicken for two, and ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Some More Openings to Chew On

    <em>New York</em> magazine's Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld have some details about a few restaurants opening in the coming weeks:Joseph Leonard is the first solo project from Market Table and Little Owl vet Gabriel Stulman; the "bar with serious food" is named after Stulman's grandfat ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    At Joseph Leonard, Drinking Outside of the Box

    ​When Gabriel Stulman opens Joseph Leonard, his so-called "bar with serious food," next week, he'll be the first New York purveyor of Boxed Water Is Better. As its name suggests, this is water with a purpose: according to its website, it's "part sustainable water company, part art project, part ph ... More >>