In recent memory, the NYC bar scene has witnessed few belly-flops as full-on and frontal as Matt Levine's idiotic Cocktail Bodega (an alcoholic smoothie bar), which shuttered in April after just seven months in business. Afterward, Levine filed a $20 million lawsuit against his former partners, V ... More >>
We get word that Sons of Essex has named a successor for Seth Levine, the chef who left the spot back in April over creative differences with owner Matt Levine. Stepping in to fill the culinary void is Roger Llanes, a New Jersey native who did time behind the burners as an extern at Eleven Madison P ... More >>
Mason DixonLast night's CB3 meeting was a predictably contentious one, owing in large part to the continuing saga of Essex Street's Mason Dixon.
Rocco Ancarola has broken off his partnership with Greenwich Village gastropub Rabbit in the Moon and is now working with Lavo. Rabbit was quickly sold and renamed The State Room. [NY Post] More details on David Chang's Toronto venture: The first floor will feature "some type of rendition of ... More >>
Puja PatelYou get older, and Amanda Lepore stays the same age.Last night's Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards joined the dismayingly long list of 2009 award-show travesties. The invite-only event went down at M2 (the old Mansion) to a packed audience of important downtown scenesters (that's the ... More >>
CV's clientele and decor, respectively. PIx by Puja Patel.I was admittedly disappointed when I heard that 105 Riv was mysteriously closing down for "renovations" a few months ago--the bar had become a favorite during my early days in NYC. That doesn't make very much sense, considering ... More >>