A neon gamophone hung in the window gives a clue to what's inside the deceptively large space at 115 Allen, a Salvation Army store turned a number of failed concepts -- including the former Scotch-fueled hangout Mary Queen of Scots -- that's been given fresh life by Hill & Dale, which opened last ni ... More >>
The Vaselinesthe rascally horny, popcentric duo of Eugene Kelly and Frances McKeeare, as their classic song from their 1989 debut LP Dum Dum portended, ageless "Teenage Superstars." The twosome formed The Vaselines in 1986, and along with fellow pop- purveyors Glasgowians The Pastels, ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. A second location of cheesesteak purveyor Shorty's has opened in Murray Hill. It also features an extensive beer selection. [Zagat Buzz] Smith Street has yet another n ... More >>
Even though you're still probably digesting the spoils of Meatopia, it's time to start readying your colon for another carnivorous onslaught: on September 10, Pig Island will descend upon Governors Island.
Alex Sorenson, the opening chef at Colonie in Brooklyn Heights, has left the restaurant to open his own place. He'll be replaced by Brad McDonald, who has worked at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Per Se, and Noma. [Eater] Christopher Rendell has taken over the kitchens at both Mary Queen ... More >>
A longtime Broadway fave from revivals like Cabaret and Mary Stuart, John Benjamin Hickey is giving a powerful performance in the acclaimed revival of The Normal Heart, in which he plays the Times writer who becomes involved with the Larry Kramer character (Joe Mantello), with bittersweet res ... More >>
brusroom.comMoira C. Asks: I'm on a gluten-free diet, but I don't want to be limited to gluten-free restaurants. Can you suggest some great gluten-free dishes you've had recently around the city? Dear Moira: The city does have some well-known and tasty gluten-free restaurants like Risotter ... More >>
Bagpipes optional at a new Lower East Side spot
This week in the Voice, Runnin' Scared's own Jen Doll details the ups and downs of being a single woman in New York. Gotham may stack the odds against women, and the oft-repeated stats are discouraging, but she urges women to "make New York your playground and stop complaining about how singl ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers authentic Hungarian comfort food on the Upper East Side; Lauren Shockey is bored by oodles of tartan and whiskey at Mary Queen of Scots. San Sifton is charmed by Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan: "Those who recall when Chinese food first began to matt ... More >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauFranco-Scot-tailThe drink: The Auld Alliance The bar: Mary Queen of Scots, 115 Allen Street, 212-460-0915 The price: $12 The ingredients: Cognac, Laphroaig, maraschino liqueur, a ... More >>
New York PostT.J. LynchT.J. Lynch can most nights be found -- silver 'hawk and ginger stubble intact -- behind the bar at Highlands in the West Village, cracking wise and slinging Scotch-based drinks. He also fills in at Mary Queen of Scots, the second venture by the team behind Highlands, wh ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema approves of Kin Shop: "When [Harold Dieterle] debuted Perilla in 2007, it wasn't a marquee assignment, but a small West Village bistro that gradually attracted a fervent following. Now, after a measured period of time, he's opened a second place a few blocks d ... More >>
It turns out that calling a restaurant "Allen & Delancey" was not so much a statement of location as a prophecy: The intersection has now been completely taken over by establishments that traffic in food and drink.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bossa Nova Brazil in Hell's Kitchen has closed to make room for Flavor, which looks like it could be a martini bar. [Life with Food and Drink] Donald Sacks in Battery Park is closing do ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater listed its top 10 most potentially game-changing neighborhood restaurants, including Kin Shop in Greenwich Village and Mary Queen of Scots on the LES. Grub Street offered a brief history of cars crashing into restaurants, following the recent accident at The Bean. ... More >>
There are more and more dining options for Muslims in France, including a new supermarket that stocks halal Chinese food and pizza. [Wall Street Journal] Chef Richard Sandoval believes there is such potential for Latin American food these days that he opened two restaurants next door to each ... More >>
Long Story Short offers an amusing tour of world events
Delancey Street will get the royal treatment.The fate of the former Allen & Delancey space has finally been decided: it will become home to Mary Queen of Scots, the second restaurant from the team behind the Scottish gastropub Highlands.
From undervalued plays and underfunded companies, 10 years of freewheeling joy
In the middle of an off-Broadway revue called A Night at the Carlyle, a woman sashays onstage and the actor playing the bartender exclaims, "You're Rachelle Rak from Sessions, the show we alternate with in this theater! Why don't you sing a song from that show?"
At an American Theatre Wing dinner at Cipriani the other night, I got to sit with a bevy of Tony award types and wet myself with delight. At my table, Roger Robinson--who's Tony nominated for Joe Turner's Come and Gone--said that, after the bump they got from the Obamas seeing the show, he was stun ... More >>
Not all the liquid refreshment was at the after-parties.
Actually, I never even leave my seat at intermission.
The Tony Award nominees have just been announced. The best musical nominees are Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, and Shrek the Musical. (Rock of Ages being a jukebox musical, its place in the Best Score category was taken by 9 to 5; [title of show] replaced it in the Best Book list.) Best ... More >>
Much wood in B'way's Desire Under the Elms revival.
Plus the Hookies, contrary Mary, and Jerry's real kids.
Queen Hard with a Vengeance's golden age and porcelain throne
Summer means outdoor classical theaterand it's not just Shakespeare in the Park
If this season was any indication, the future is brighter Off-Broadway
Three queens and a pair of plays equals a royal flush
A Great Director Makes an Old Play Walk Again
One Woman in Her Time Played Many Parts