The White Horse Tavern as it looks today Stay in one place long enough, many bars have found, and you're likely to eventually develop literary cachet. Indeed, many of the city's most venerable taverns - Old Town, McSorley's, and the currently-defunct Chumley's - are or were lined with the dust jac ... More >>
via Jeremiah's Vanishing New YorkJoe Gould is immortalized in digital form.Although it's been so thoroughly McNally-fied that its famous portrait of Joe Gould no longer has a place there, the Minetta Tavern has been reinvented yet again, this time as a video game.
Friday afternoon has arrived. And so has the weekly round-up of the best posts of the last five days. You really can earn a PhD in bar culture. Our list of the 10 Best Cheeses. This weekend's Brooklyn Beefsteak would make Joseph Mitchell and Tammany Hall proud. Battle of the Dishes pitted indust ... More >>
tvol/flickrIt's what's for dinner.Andrew Dermont and Derek Silverman, the two twentysomethings behind the Brooklyn Beefsteak, are scarcely old enough to remember Beefsteak Charlie's, let alone the 19th- and early 20th-century meatstravaganzas that inspired the beef-and-beer blowout being held ... More >>
Like many shut-ins, we had not noticed that the Minetta Tavern had been transformed into a hip boite until Jeremiah of Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, who still gets around a little, informed us of it. The new Minetta serves a "cote de boeuf... a sublime hunk of glorious meat that you dream ab ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 28, 1957, Vol. II, No. 44 Last Rites for a Bohemian By Dan Balaban Finally they bearded and buried Joe Gould. On Friday morning, August 23, he lay clean-shaven, hands folded, made up like a little wax doll, in the chapel of the Fr ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 21, 1957, Vol. II, No. 43 Joe Gould, Bohemian "What ever happened to Joe Gould?" At least someone in the Village must have asked that question every day for the past five years. The secret is now out -- and the story is over. Joe Gou ... More >>
Peasants are we
Reporter Joseph Mitchell's fiction finally emerges in book form. Pass the cod bladders!
A.J. Liebling had an eye for the beauty of a con and an ear for the city's idioms
Hope Davis's Ordinary Magic
The Diary of a Legendary Village Bohemian Surfaces at NYU