While we comb the boroughs for good meals, we're always on the lookout for cheap eats, and we round up five of those sub-$10 meals for you here each week. This week's line-up includes wontons and dumplings, hot dogs, and a pair of Middle Eastern restaurants in different parts of Manhattan.
We often dine out in the city multiple times per day, and so we've begun amassing notes on the dishes we taste that strike just the right note. Our five highlights this week include a simple salad, a platter of bacon, and ice cream worth seeking out even in the cold.
Something about heavy snowfall just calls for a hearty meal. Although prime wild game season tapered off about a month or so ago, dining on animals like venison, wild boar, and partridge feels nothing short of primal. These are hibernation foods -- the excessively rich dishes that lead to involuntar ... More >>
Next weekend is all about getting comfy on the couch if you're a sports fan (or a Super Bowl commercials fan/nachos fan/party fan), which means you have all the more reason to get out and explore this weekend. Here's a look at what's happening around the city.
In this series, Seamless Warrior John Luong reviews meals ordered from the Internet. As per usual, my Sunday routine consisted of two primary objectives: allay the anxiety associated with the week ahead and find caloric inputs in spite of having a refrigerator bereft of contents. The bonus objectiv ... More >>
Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a ... More >>
They may have nixed a scene in Nolita's Little Cupcake Bakeshop, but the Girls crew was spotted shooting at Sugar Shop on Baltic Street this morning. The Cobble Hill sweets emporium is becoming a favorite set location--Paul Rudd was also seen filming there last year.
Spring is ripe with surprises (80 degrees, 40 degrees, you know the drill). This week, our professional eaters explored two curveball restaurants and were pleasantly delighted--though not equally--by each. Tejal Rao appreciated the food at Pearl & Ash more than the dark and noisy space on the Bowery ... More >>
Andrew Carmellini's new French restaurant, Lafayette, opened on Monday. He tweeted that the bakery opened at noon and dinner service was available at 5:30. Carmellini joined forces with his partners from Locanda Verde and the Dutch, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom, to run the bistro. Chef Damon Wise cr ... More >>
Friday, March 29 Founders Beer and Field Trip Beef Jerky Tasting Head to Nolita Mart and Espresso Bar to sip Founders Brewing Co.'s All Day IPA and nosh on Field Trip beef jerky from 6 to 8 p.m. And bring friends, because this tasting is free. 156 Mott Street
Deciding where to watch the Super Bowl is stressful. Do you pick the place with the best drink specials? The greatest food deals? Do you follow the crowd? Find a quiet bar with a decent screen to watch the game in private? We've broken it down by hood and borough of where to get the most bang for yo ... More >>
These off-the-menu (but on almost every table) yucca chips are deep-fried and dusted with paprika and salt before being served at Nolita favorite, Balaboosta. Served alongside the restaurant's "grind-it-yourself" hummus ($7) or eaten on their own, the crunchy bits are reminiscent of Spanish chicharr ... More >>
While this clip from a future episode of the much-loved HBO show Girls, which hits on the multitude of lows that occur in the lives of twenty something New Yorkers, won't make it on TV, it does leak two truths about the upcoming season. Firstly, women on HBO are still really into cupcakes. Secondly, ... More >>
Bang for your buckwheat
This week, our own Tejal Rao found the beauty in buckwheat at Nolita's Cocoron. Of the restaurant's signature soba, she writes that "the noodles here have soul and bite. A massive pot of water rolls in the back of the kitchen, sending up a clean, perfumed steam." This second location for husband an ... More >>
Many of the week's food festivities have been canceled, but the show will go on for these celebrations. Wednesday, October 31 Sound and Cinema at Nitehawk Cinema: Nitehawk Cinema will screen Nosferatu, the 1922 black-and-white silent horror flick. Sip creepy cocktails like "There Will be Blood" and ... More >>
Now that this year's San Gennaro festival has stuffed its last cannoli, my neighborhood has returned to its relaxed self. While I'm all in favor of the Old Country vibe surrounding most of Mulberry Street, my go-to spots around Little Italy and NoLIta aren't actually Italian (except for one!). [See ... More >>
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[See More Favorites: 5 Cooling Dishes to Help You Beat the Heat | 5 Best Cheap Eats on Eldridge Street] Despite the hype, Baja-style fish tacos have never quite gotten the traction here we might have expected, still constituting something of a gastronomic rarity in New York. Following are the seven ... More >>
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. Eric Hara's 9 has shuttered. The number to the restaurant is disconnected and even the website seems to be disabled. [Grub Street] After 10 months, Gold Coast Deli closes its doors. No word yet ... More >>
Tacombi at Fonda Nolita, Elizabeth Street, Friday, 10:53pm See more Offered Without Comment snapshots
Bricola, a tiny wine bar created by the people behind Aria Wine Bar in the West Village, has opened in Hell's Kitchen. [Zagat] Pounds & Ounces, a gastropub outfitted with an in-house DJ, is opening Wednesday in Chelsea. [Grub Street] Granduca di Sicilia, an Italian restaurant with a Sicilian focus ... More >>
How many times have you thrown together a dish based solely on what you happened to have in the fridge? That's exactly how Carrie Firestone came up with Nibblers, a vegan, gluten-free dessert sold in cafés like The Bean and Teany. "I had some ingredients in the fridge -- some dark chocolate that w ... More >>
It may be a long time since you've heard anything about New Mekong Restaurant, the Thai-Vietnamese spot that once graced Nolita and now sits on the corner of Sixth Avenue and King Street. It's been open for a few years, ancient in this day and age of food blogs clawing for the newest, hottest nex ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThe messy-but-tasty corn tacoTacombi at Fonda Nolita, the popular Nolita taqueria, recently branched out to feed office workers and culinary amblers at Chelsea Market. Unlike the airy, cavernous flagship -- complete with its taco-dispensing VW bus -- this new outpost operates o ... More >>
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Dig into a sammy at the new Torrisi Italian Specialties spin-off
Lauren BloombergLenny's: Where the Pilgrims went for takeout? Sure, Thanksgiving is awesome. There's turkey, stuffing, and all sorts of delicious sides, but what's even better than a commemorative feast? The day-after sandwiches. Thanksgiving sandwiches are one of the best parts of the holid ... More >>
Lauren BloombergA little something from Osteria Morini to propel you over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. The New York City Marathon is coming up in just 10 short days. You know what that means? There's going to be a lot of pasta eating in this city. Nothing sets you up better for a big race th ... More >>
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. Kenmare has given up the ghost. The Paul Sevigny and Nur Khan one-time hotspot, in Nolita, will be replaced by a new concept. [Zagat Buzz] ... More >>
It's National Taco Day, apparently! While New York City might not be Los Angeles when it comes to scoring premium carne asada off the street, there are still lots of excellent taco options to try. Plenty of new spots have opened since we listed the 10 Best Tacos in New York a couple of years ago, wi ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Double Crown, on the Bowery, will close its doors this month and reopen as Saxon & Parole. The adjoining gin joint, Madam Geneva, will remain intact. [Diner's Journal] Harry Boland's Pub, whic ... More >>
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Lauren ShockeyTacombi's Avocado TacoFork in the Road readers triumph once again, correctly guessing that I was eating at Tacombi @ Fonda Nolita (267 Elizabeth Street, 917-727-0179), the newish Nolita taqueria where tacos are dispensed from a VW bus. Vegetarian tacos abound here, from the pob ... More >>
Todd English got the third degree from lawyer David Katz giving his deposition regarding allegations that he skipped out on a $9,000-a-month lease on a Nolita loft. [NY Post] The state has for the first time released the definitive guide to what foods can be taxed. In short, if it comes read ... More >>
Tired of LES? Sick of Nolita? Bored with NoHo? Furious at FiDi? Stil furious even though it's now known as SoMa? Well, get your ass together and move to MiMa! No, not the modern art museum.
A History of New YorkFor seven years, Cinema Nolita occupied the storefront at 178 Mulberry Street. The video and DVD rental shop was one of the last of a rapidly dying breed, but when word of its potential closure surfaced in 2009, its customers rallied to try to save it. But despite their e ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! New York Loves Japan Punch Party Summit Bar Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a glass of punch for a good cause. $20 buys you admission to this unlimited open-bar ev ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyNot Your Typical County Fair FareAsiadog has been a Brooklyn Flea staple for a while now, but as of today, it has a bricks and mortar location (albeit a wee one) in Nolita. Given our love of all things Asian and most things hot dog related, we had to swing by and grab lunch on ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyIngredients: sugar and spice and everything nice. Cupcakes might be so last year (hell, five years ago), but you wouldn't know it, at least judging by the proliferation of pastry that's arrived in Nolita over the past few months. Indeed, two new bakeries -- Billy's Bakery (268 ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Pussycat Lounge has closed after 41 years in business in the Financial District, reportedly by the city for construction without a permit. [Grub Street] Select Burger in the East Village h ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater rounded up 10 eyeball-searing New York restaurant signs. And, yes, Pulino's does make the list. Grub Street wondered why McDonald's Japan gets all the fun burgers? Midtown Lunch documented the internet buzz over Koreatown's new Food Gallery 32. Serious Eats liste ... More >>
SheGotTheBeat/flickrNo cake, but other goodies.Wait, don't get too excited. There won't actually be pound cake sold at Poundcake NYC, the new pop-up shop at 242 Elizabeth Street in Nolita. Instead, this traveling boutique sells jewelry, accessories, art, photography, and vintage furniture by ... 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 >>
eats.com Socarrat, home of paella goodness and crispy rice bits, is expanding to Nolita and we've got a glimpse of what's to come.
Making up for that whole being dumped by man and horse debacle, Georgina Bloomberg, the mayor's younger daughter, has purchased herself a little pick-me-up to the tune of a co-op on Central Park West. The 27-year-old shelled out "very close" to the asking price of $4.15 million, reports the N ... More >>
Jacques, looking thirsty.For those who don't know the significance of the year 1534, it marks the date French explorer Jacques Cartier set out to discover a Western passage to Asia and instead landed in Canada -- specifically, in what is now known as the province Quebec. A new cocktail bar, l ... More >>
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 >>