• Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Here's a Taste of the Breakfast at Cafe El Presidente

    At 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the streets of the Flatiron district are bustling with suits, tourists with sky pointed cameras, and bike commuters, who weave through the chaos at an occasionally terrifying clip. Breakfast for most of these early risers comes in clutched paper cups from corner rolling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Chez Sardine Changes Course, Now Bar Sardine

    The city's fish face-eating fanatics were left distraught earlier this month when restaurateur Gabriel Stulman and chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly closed their eccentric West 10th Street izakaya Chez Sardine for a design and concept revamp (RIP miso maple salmon head). The petite space reemerged last ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Here Are This Week's Four Best Happy Hours in NYC

    Come join us at Choice Streets tonight! And prior to that, kick back with a cocktail at one of these fine establishments. Need more happy hour ideas? Check out our archives.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    An Early Taste of Chalk Point Kitchen, Now Open in Soho

    Be forewarned: If you're planning to eat at Chalk Point Kitchen (527 Broome Street, 212-390-0327) in these early days of its existence, you'll need a reservation -- when we showed up yesterday, wandering in through its SoHo entrance sometime around 6 p.m., even the bar seats were booked. And though ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Bo's Marries Big Apple With Big Easy

    Chef Todd Mitgang is a native Long Islander, but his restaurant resume encompasses everything from Thai cuisine at Kittichai to Mexican street fare at Cascabel Taqueria. So when the opportunity to expand his horizons by opening Bo's (6 West 24th Street, 212-234-2373), a New Orleans-inspired restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Reader: Hopefully the List of the 10 Best Breweries in NYC Is in Random Order

    Almost as soon as we published our list of the 10 best breweries in NYC(-ish) last week, a number of this city's craft beer aficionados took to the comments section and Twitter to discuss our ranking order and point out omissions they perceived as particularly glaring.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2012

    Nativism, Fedoras, and the 'Hipster' Takeover of Montauk

    A few weeks back, New York Times writer Jim Rutenberg wrote a piece on the newest victim of the constantly invading bohemian culture that sucks up dilapidation and spits out haute couture. Ugh, yes, it was another "This is where the hipsters are going this week" piece that we all love to hate b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    10 Best Hell's Kitchen NYC Restaurants

    These wonderful fried pork-belly tidbits are served with an arepa and lime wedges at Farmers Rotisserie -- for less than $5. [See More 10 Bests: Doughnuts | Gelato] No New York neighborhood offers a denser collection of restaurants, aimed at theater-goers, tourists, local neighborhood types, Time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Bloated Pig/Rat-Monster Washes Up On Shore Of East River

    If anyone's missing a gigantic, bloated pig/rat-monster, it's been found on the bank of the East River -- and it's disgusting.The above photo -- and others you can see after the jump -- were taken under the esplanade along the East River by a woman named Denise Ginley.It's unclear what this thing ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    A Father's Day Mix Of Songs With Mixed Feelings About Fathers

    Every May, there's no shortage of mawkishly sentimental songs to play on Mother's Day, but a month later, there are comparatively few Father's Day equivalents. Sure, there are some treacly tracks like Bob Carlisle's 1997 adult-contempo hit "Butterfly Kisses," but fatherhood is more often than not in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    This Week's Specials: Breakfast Tacos and Ma Po Tofu

    Robert Sietsema shares with us a list for his five favorite breakfast tacos: "Sadly, breakfast tacos are few and far between in Gotham, and you have to behave like a ferret to find them." What's the story behind Sichuan mapo tofu? The dish features bean curd, ground meat, fermented bean paste, chi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Milk Bar Now Serving Crack Pie Beachside

    The Momofuku Milk Bar team opened its newest spot in Montauk this past weekend, a sweet, makeshift shop that's up and running for the summer.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Parish Hall's 5 Best Dishes

    "Duck" -- Nothing better than fat-rimmed Normandy duck breast and leg, in a kind of warm salad with greens, braised leeks, and beet puree. This week, Counter Culture scrambles in to Egg spinoff Parish Hall, where the seasonal menu -- much of it sourced upstate -- is a delight. Here are the five di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2012

    Despite Snow Storm, Union Square Greenmarket Carries On

    ​There were eggs to be had aplenty -- but you had to fish them out of the snow drifts. In spite of the year's first major snowfall, the Greenmarket went on as planned today at Union Square. The tarmac was paved with slush, and the fervent locavores who make up the market's customers in weat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Patrick Connolly 'Out' at Bobo; Jeffrey Tascarella 'In' at NoMad

    ​Patrick Connolly has left Bobo after three years with the restaurant -- reportedly, an amicable departure. A replacement for both Bobo and Carlos Suarez's forthcoming restaurant in the old Village Paper space has yet to be named. [Eater] Jeffrey Tascarella, a proprietor of Tenpenny along wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Shitshows, Marshmallows and Dumb Restaurant Laws

    katerha/flickrWhat a marshmallow.​ This week in food blogs... Eater celebrated its legendary Shitshow Week and even offered tips on how to start your own. Grub Street unofficially investigated secret cameras inside Starbucks bathrooms. Midtown Lunch penned an ode to Cer Te's new Montauk Han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Scaffolding Totally Ruins Bride's Dream Wedding

    ​You know what they say about weddings -- something is bound to go wrong. Ideally it's not because you eat a peanut and die from anaphylactic shock, or because it turns out that your groom had an affair with your mother, though anyone with allergies and/or a certain kind of groom/mother should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    New York City to Get Vibrator Trucks

    ​Food trucks are soooo passé. You can barely walk down the street without hitting one with your fancy new handbag! Since we as a city do not sit and stagnate (unless it's today) but instead ebb and flow like the sewage-filled tides, there is a new entry in the truck camp. There are vibrator t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Would You Pay $250 For A Free Concert By A To-Be-Confirmed Band?

    If you're not doing anything else with it... ​Back in the bubbly, heady days of 2007 the idea of rock-and-roll class wars was stoked by Social@Ross, a $15,000, five-concert series in the Hamptons that had big names like Billy Joel and Prince and that got deeply discounted before not being aske ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2011

    It's Fathers' Day; Obama and Boehner Golf Together; Four Die in Montauk-Bound Cessna

    via AP​Today is Father's Day! Call your Dad and grill something. Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner had a friendly lil' round of golf yesterday with Joe Biden and Ohio Governor John Kasich, and it fixed America. [The Atlantic Wire / Politico] A Manhattan family died yesterday in a ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 1, 2011

    Imperial No. Nine--Check In to the Hotel Crapshoot

    Sam Talbot launches a seafood spot at the Mondrian Soho

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Imperial No. Nine's Sam Talbot Talks About Tuna, Television, and Being a Top Chef

    Photo courtesy Sam TalbotGo fish, Sam Talbot.​ Sam Talbot might be best known as the hunky chef who appeared on Top Chef, but now he's making a splash with his new, seafood-focused restaurant Imperial No. Nine, located in the Mondrian Hotel in Soho. We called him up to learn more about what s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Ditch Plains Travels North to the Upper West Side

    Ditch Plains​If the continuing success of Luke's Lobster is any indication, inhabitants of the city's upper climes love consuming crustaceans in hot dog buns. And beginning today, they'll have even greater opportunity to do so.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Announcing "Meet Me in Montauk," an All-Ages Daytrip with K Recs' Calvin Johnson and Astronautalis

    Judith BaumannPicture this with long pants and a foggy cliffside view. Montauk's mostly known to be a resort town with the "charm of the Hamptons without the pretensions," as Voice gadfly Michael Musto put it last August. Sounds about right for the destination of a show roadtrip, made all the more h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Ariel Panero Memorial Set For Sunday

    ​People are saying their own kind of goodbyes in the comments section here, but if you'd like to do it in real life, the memorial service for Ariel Panero will be held this Sunday, December 12, at the Montauk Club in Park Slope, Brooklyn (25 Eighth Avenue) at 1 p.m. "Please come out and show y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Will Hurricane Earl "Smoosh" with Jersey Shore?

    Hurricane "Snooks."​Labor Day weekend isn't looking to be the last-hurray-of-summer-sunshine affair its supposed to be, with Hurricane Earl ready to very literally rain on the plans of anyone about to have one last blowout before calling the summer off. And it looks like the Jersey Shore -- wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Will Anyone Buy "Woody Hoodie" Condoms?

    ​CLICK HERE for my column in which I pose that trenchant question, proving once again that I know people in low places. Also in the column: *What was Jane Fonda drinking at that premiere last week? *Where does Sutton Foster's new dominatrix character draw the line? *Who put the tauk back i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Jamie Oliver Wins Emmy for Food Revolution; General Tso Still Rules Chinese Food Orders

    ​A recent study reveals that most people -- 79 percent, in fact -- would dine at a restaurant that was "certified green" over one that wasn't. [Nation's Restaurant News] Nestlé, the maker of Nespresso espresso pods, is suing its rivals, claiming they are making cheaper versions of the Nespre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    NYC's Best BBQ; Is Aged Beef Overrated?

    This week in food blogs... Feast listed its highest scoring barbecue joints, including Georgia's Eastside BBQ, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and Hill Country. Grub Street continued to follow Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's legal woes, discovering that employees from another five restaurants now want to su ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2010

    Your Summer Live-Jazz Cheat Sheet

    Options abound for fans of all inclinations and bank accounts

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Sex and The City 2 Spoiler: Carrie's Jihad on Islam?

    ​For years, HBO's Sex and the City made New York City an excitable frontier of moneyed men, inexplicably well-off women (despite shitty writing jobs that realistically pay nothing), and a world where everyone is someone else's plus-one. And that frontier was then seized upon by basically every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2009

    Weekend Special: Escape from Thanksgiving

    ​A few will admire me, but more will detest my behavior, either because they actually love the holiday, or are too chickenshit to do what I did. This year, after decades of suffering dry-breasted turkeys, inane "catch-up" conversations with people I barely know, and hours of waiting for total ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Few Save Surfers, David Blaine Brave Beaches During Hurricane Bill

    ​The closing of most local beaches on account of Hurricane Bill was mostly respected, but there are always a few brave/foolhardy souls who wish to trifle with the enraged god of the sea. At the open Orchard Beach in The Bronx this weekend, the Times found a few visitors. None of them were repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Animal Has Popped Up in Montauk

    At Montauk's Sole East, the pop-up restaurant from Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of L.A.'s Animal is up and running. Grub Street reports that the meat-happy menu will be available for the rest of the week, but reservations are going fast.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Oh, Those Animals! Jon Shook Looks Forward to Surfing (and Cooking) in Montauk

    According to Jon Shook, the motivation for him and Vinny Dotolo, his co-chef at L.A.'s Animal, to do their upcoming pop-up restaurant at Montauk's Sole East was pretty simple. "Both Vinny and me are from Florida, and we grew up surfing, skateboarding, and hanging out on the beach," Shook says. "Even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Under the Toque: A Spanish Chef in the House at Mercat; Lady Chefs Gone Wild

    Ryan Skeen--formerly of Resto, the General Greene, and Irving Mill--has officially been named the new executive chef at Allen & Delancey on the LES. Both chef Kyle Bailey and pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac have left the restaurant. A new pastry chef has yet to be named. [NY Times] Spanish chef Paco G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Hello New York! Whale Songs Heard for First Time in NY Waters

    Could Sludgie the Whale, who briefly graced the Gowanus last year, have been an urban pioneer? Bioacoustical researchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation say that, for the first time ever, their recording devices in New York Harbor a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 19, 2008


    A game of seduction and style

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008
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    July 30, 2008

    What Could You Do With a Parking Spot, Bond References in Sean Connery Renovations Lawsuit, and the Montauk Monster...

    As activism gets wackier and wackier these days look out for September 19th when 50 parking spots will become parks for a day. After last year’s success with 25 spots, organizers now will let you apply for a mini-grant until August 8th. [Streetsblog] Sean Connery faces another lawsuit from no ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 30, 2006

    Diggin' Ditch

    Greenwich Village seafood shack offers clam strip tease

  • NYC Life

    May 16, 2006

    Garden State

    Eating alfresco never tasted so good

  • Columns

    April 26, 2005

    Out of Here

    Three getaways for New Yorkers in need of a little R&R

  • NYC Life

    April 26, 2005
  • People

    February 1, 2005
  • Dining

    June 1, 2004

    Worth the Splurge

    Top 100 Italian Restaurants

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    July 10, 2001
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    August 17, 1999
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