Murray Hill hosts his annual swinging shindig
Just one more full work week until the holiday, so go enjoy yourself before you're stuck spending all your time stressing out about the turkey. Your week in food:
We're inching closer and closer to Thanksgiving, which means you only have so much free time left before the holiday parties are in full swing. We think that's as good of a reason as any to do something delicious this weekend.
The only thing scarier than going to a haunted house this October is watching the price of pints rise. Fortunately, we've found a few places where the art of affordable drinking is still practiced.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
The press has been fawning over Salvation Taco, April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's Mexican-inspired bar in Murray Hill, ever since it opened two months ago, and for good reason--the Bloomfield-ian touches, like lamb on naan, pineapple and pork belly salads, and deep fried pigs ears, a panoply of cr ... More >>
Monday's Broadway Beauty Pageant, a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, brought out the caring, the sharing, and the chutzpah. Here's a bunch of high spirited photos documenting the event, some by Gustavo Monroy for Next and others from Broadwayworld.com.
Lauren BloombergThere's molten cheese hidden inside of these babies.Spicy, cheesy, fried. Jalapeno poppers are pretty much one of the most perfect snack foods. They're as ideal for noshing in front of the television as they are for serving as a cocktail party bite. But, aside from TGI Fridays and ... More >>
SweetOnVeg / FlickrWhen aspirin doesn't cut it, try these drinksSo while the efficacy of the hangover patch remains in question, it's time to explore some of New York City's other remedies that aim to cure that splitting headache and bleary-eyedness that comes after a night of fun ringing in ... More >>
As you'll recall, I'm in TV on the Radio's video for Nine Types of Light. I brilliantly played a hapless janitor, Carol Burnett-style, thanks to filmmakers Amy Davis and Jon Mortisugu, who cast me with a mop in mind and also nabbed Murray Hill to play the nightclub MC. And it's up for the G ... More >>
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Joey Phadungsil has taken over the kitchen at Sura Thai Urban Kitchen, on the Upper West Side. She previously worked at Rhong-Tiam. [NY Times] James Beard finalist Jim Burke, from Philadelphia, will be the executive chef at Stephen Starr's forthcoming restaurant in the New York Historical So ... More >>
Make them the cutest boys that weve ever seen
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 >>
Yes, I was one of the lucky 2% of the population who, last night at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time, got magically swept up to a de-luxe apartment in the sky-aye-aye. And luckily they have Internet service up here, so I can keep on blogging away for you poor, earthbound folks. In fact, the servi ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisNo need to hurry to Curry in a Hurry Every now and then, even the most misanthropic, bookish types need a little excitement in their lives -- more spice, if you will -- than looking at framed pictures of their cats between sips of Earl Grey. Exotic food, in particular, helps ... More >>
A beauty pageant all its own
Barb N. asks: I know you've probably heard this one a thousand times before, but what's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? Dear Barb: I never get tired of answering that question, but the answer is usually the same. It's not the cow penis I ate in a Chinese place on College Point Boulevard in F ... More >>
Carrie SchechterIf you think I could possibly resist using this cover, you're wrong In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla interview Laurie Anderson, Francis Davis visits the Murray Hill apartment of jazz vocalist Theo Bleckmann, Richard Gehr basks in the sheer urgency of the polarizing 'Syr ... More >>
Oh, the G-train. If you talk to your typical rider, G stands for any number of things before it implies actually Getting you anywhere -- Grumpiness, aGgression, and Goddamn. is it not running this weekend, again? Pity the poor G-trainer because there's more where that came from. Per amNewYor ... More >>
Avatar, 10 Best Picture nominations, long, boring speeches—yes!
It's Friday afternoon, and all downhill from here, meaning it's time to spotlight some of the best posts of the past week: Ardesia's chef, Amorette Casaus, talked about eating local, duck banh mi, and the challenges of cooking in miniscule kitchen. Roger Dagorn, Porter House's master sommelier, ta ... More >>
Michael Musto has been the Voice's resident chronicler of New York's famous and profane since 1984, when he started penning his weekly La Dolce Musto column. He's also a sometime actor and TV commentator, year-round bicyclist, and the author of three books, including the forthcoming Fork on ... More >>
Murray Hill . . . on ice!
Few things are more fun than stumbling on an unfamiliar supermarket and racing through the aisles examing products, conducting an impromptu, if hair-brained, cultural analysis. H-Mart--a Korean discount grocery and appliance complex, seemingly just three letters short of being a K-Mart--provi ... More >>
Burlesquers descend on Gotham
I appear to be as passive as a dime-store sponge, so I tend to attract people who like to dominate and control me. But what these freaks don't seem to realize is that my socially inept exterior hides a will of steel, and the more they order me around or act disapprovingly, the faster I run back to t ... More >>
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