Justin Warner

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Do or Dine's Nippon Nachos, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 29: Nippon nachos from Do or Dine (1108 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-684-2290)

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Here's What You Missed at Taste Talks

    The weekend's Taste Talks events went off without a hitch, bringing together top New York food mavens and eager eaters to share in conversation and plenty of good dishes. From Friday evening to Sunday night, Taste Talks hosted a round of events -- dinners, presentations, a Future of Food expo, and S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Act Quickly: There Are a Few Choice Sub-$100 NYCWFF Tickets Left

    Even though the annual New York City Food and Wine Festival (NYCWFF) and its hoard of groupies don't storm the city for another month, tickets have already been pillaged for a number of events. How typical! (Writes the jaded New Yorker.) Don't despair though -- we've sifted through the remainder of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Where to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in NYC

    Summer is coming to a close, and the epic rager known as Labor Day Weekend is staring us right in the face. Consider celebrating all weekend long by checking out these events.

  • Voice Choices

    August 27, 2014


    A bbq with gourmet flair

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Move Fast: Nab Your Tickets for This Year's Taste Talks

    "Mario [Batali] asked me to this, and my general rule is, if Mario asks me to do something, I say yes," chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese and Mission Cantina explained of his turn as master of ceremonies and curation for the upcoming Taste Talks event in Brooklyn, September 12-14. "April wasn't a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Here Are the Five Best Memorial Day Weekend Food Events in NYC

    Not fighting the traffic or beach crowds this three-day weekend? Make the most of sticking around the city by taking advantage of what's cooking up around town.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants for Munchies in NYC

    In this week's Village Voice, I probe the neuromechanics behind the munchies and why we crave certain foods while we're high. I also talk stoner cuisine, which seems to have taken off in recent years, driven by young, curious mouths who are pushing chefs to experiment with ever more esoteric ingredi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Weed Eaters: Stoner Food Isn't Just Blowing Smoke

    Think of the craziest plate of food that might work as an actual dish. Consider the components, the flavors, the interplay among them. A work of art in early spring bounty. And we're not talking some boring variation on beet-ramp-blood orange-lamb shank here: Find the third path, the one that leads ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Red Hook's El Olomega Wins Top Vendy

    This weekend the 2013 Vendy Awards, known as "the Oscars of street food," corralled 28 trucks and tables into Sunset Park's Industry City for a marathon of gormandizing before naming New York City's best mobile cuisine purveyor.

  • Dining

    July 24, 2013

    The Cold Comfort of Chilled Soups

    Offering relief from the sweltering summer.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Deccan Spice; Tejal Rao at The Penrose

    [See More Reviews: Masak; Governor | Tacos Cachanilla; Neta] Robert Sietsema heads over to Jersey City's Little India for Deccan Spice. The menu sports unique offerings like goat brains and intestines. There's a fair number of egg dishes too -- rare for a northern India restaurant: "My favorite is ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 29, 2012


    A party to stay in town for

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Pucker Up For a Pickleback

    ​Bed-Stuy restaurant Do or Dine has more in common with Spain's El Bulli than you may think. It's fairly difficult to get to. Both restaurant's figureheads (Justin Warner and Ferran Adrià, respectively) are keen on whimsically named dishes. And each restaurant is fond of spherification. Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    April Bloomfield Gets the Vice Munchies Treatment

    Perhaps you've heard of April Bloomfield? The no-nonsense chef takes a break from running the Spotted Pig, Breslin, and John Dory to go on a joyride with some her food-industry friends in the latest from Vice's "Munchies" series. First, though, she talks with business partner Ken Friedman about whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Do or Dine's Justin Warner On Why Brunch Sucks: Interview Part 2

    Photo: Maggie Hoffman at Serious Eats Yesterday we talked with Justin Warner, chef and part-owner of Bed-Stuy's Do or Dine, about the controversy over his foie gras doughnuts, becoming a chef with no traditional culinary training, and why all food can be categorized as either a sandwich or nachos. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Do or Dine's Justin Warner Explains the Nacho/Sandwich Theory

    Photo: Maggie Hoffman at Serious Eats Do or Dine isn't your typical restaurant. For one, chefs Justin Warner and George McNeese, both 27 years old, never worked in a restaurant kitchen before setting up shop in Bed-Stuy. More impressively, the restaurant's unorthodox menu, including gyoza smothere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Of Course Do or Dine's Chef Was Arrested for Riding a Tricycle on the Sidewalk

    ​Last week, Justin Warner, the chef/co-owner of Do or Dine, was in the news for pissing off animal-rights activists with his foie gras doughnuts. This week, it seems he got arrested for riding a tricycle on the sidewalk. While he was carrying a bag of doughnuts. All of which makes us want to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Foie Gras Protestors Find a New Target, Miss the Greater Issue

    How to draw a headline​Having presumably tired of Manhattan's fine-dining scene, foie gras opponents have taken their rhetoric over the East River to Bedford-Stuyvesant.

  • Theater

    January 17, 2006

    Head Cases

    An autism opera, an aphasia comedy, a Tourette's musical