The Super Bowl's debut in the Big Apple has the city's restaurant industry abuzz with offers. From fan friendly events to bars that have more TVs than Best Buy, there are plenty of reasons to skip the home made onion dip and head out into the wild blue yonder for the game. But before you do, here's ... More >>
While the weather forecasters throw darts to predict how the rest of the week will turn out, the rest of us would probably like to have a little consistency in our lives. Hence, the midweek happy hour. Here's a look at some places you might like to get stuck inside whenever the next tornado or hail ... More >>
When we recently shared our 10 Best Dive Bars, including classics like Sophie's and the Times Square hole Jimmy's Corner, we also asked readers to nominate their own choices, via hashtag #vvdivebars and comments. Dive bars are personal -- every neighborhood has a great one, and every New Yorker has ... More >>
Beach House didn't entirely disappear from the cultural consciousness, but they did go hide out for a while. The Baltimore duo of Alex Scally and Victoria LeGrand toured the hell out of their last record, Teen Dream, before heading back home to write Bloom (Sub Pop), which comes out tomorrow. Even t ... More >>
Did you enjoy looking at that picture of the giant rat in the Bronx Foot Locker? Yes? First, ew, and second, we've got the perfect quest for you. As part of their "New Yorkers Deserve A Rat-Free Subway" campaign, the city's Transport Workers Union has started a "Rate My Rat" contest.
As far as beer-based mixtape titles go, Asher Roth's new Pabst And Jazz is 2011's front-runner. According to Asher, who's just signed to Def Jam, the music was "created over a beer and kicking it" during a three day period earlier in the year. So with Asher hitting the Brooklyn Bowl on Decemb ... More >>
Along with its numerous and evident charms that extend beyond the facial hair variety, New York is good with mustaches. The American Mustache Institute (yes!) has published the results of a two-year study on which cities people with mustaches would most feel comfortable residing. The methodology is ... More >>
Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith died yesterday in his home in Los Angeles at age 66 and took an awful lot of history with him. There were two primary reasons why Bubba Smith became such a folk hero while still in college, at Michigan State. The first is that the '65-'66 Spartans were the first major c ... More >>
The Great White Way has become the the Great White Gay, with heels on! Next month, the great Harvey Fierstein will take over the role of Albin in La Cage aux Folles (the show he wrote the book for), and Wilson Jermaine Heredia, who once donned drag for Rent, will play the cross-dressing maid ... More >>
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photo by Nate "Igor" SmithTila Tequila, trying to tame an angry mob with party-store supplies There was bound to be a problem at the 11th annual Gathering of the Juggalos--and there was. In one corner, we have a Playboy-model-turned-reality TV star who became famous only because she had the most fr ... More >>
And here we are on yet another Friday afternoon, pausing briefly before the onset of the weekend to look back on the week that was ... We ranked Our 10 Best Cookies. At Whole Foods' fish counter, adventures in unsustainable seafood. The 10 easy rules of the Sietsema Weight Loss System.
zavracky.comJake ZavrackyJake Zavracky is living the dream: tending bar by day and making music by night. Or is it the other way around? In any case, when he's behind the bar at Lowlands, the beer garden that opened in Gowanus earlier this year, he aims to please. What's on tap that's season ... More >>
Position mouth under spigot Apparently, the only beer that's doing well right now is beer cloaked in distracting, gimmicky packaging. Most domestic beer sales are down--save Coors Light, which is attracting drinkers by making a bottle that turns blue when it's cold. Because that is easier tha ... More >>
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The "big" story today is the massive mob bust carried out in the city and in Sicily yesterday. Tabloids and mobsters have long been the not-so-strange bedfellows of yellow journalism. Brutal crime and secrecy are to reporters what catnip is to little Fluffy—just too good to resist. One of the larg ... More >>
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