• Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Arco Expands an UWS Empire With Sardinian Food

    Sebastiano Cappitta has been building an Upper West Side empire over the past several years, working his way uptown as property values and rents climb. "I keep moving up," he says. "I like to be pioneering." His seven restaurants -- which include Acqua, Bettola, Bettolona, Buca, Coccola and Isola on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Cocktail Architect Yusef Austin on the Mixing Room, Which Opened Sunday

    The bar at the Lexington New York City in Midtown East hasn't exactly been known for its cocktails. "It had this almost sports bar vibe," says Yusef Austin, who calls himself a cocktail architect and consults on mixology programs around the world. "It needed a lot of help." Help came in the form of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Wine, Snacks, and Naps May Be Secrets to Long Life

    A wonderful Times story about the residents of the small, self-sufficient Greek island of Ikaria explores the simple magic of getting together for good food and drink, and how the pleasures of the table may have something to do with the residents' long lives, good health, and sharp minds. Dan Buett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Scientology on the High Seas: Posing as Archaeology Students for the Sardinians

    In November we started a new feature here on Fridays: the Voice has obtained hundreds of copies of L. Ron Hubbard's previously unpublished "Orders of the Day," which he gave to crew members as he sailed the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Our documents cover the period from late 1968 through 1971, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Boulud Sud; Lauren Shockey at Hospoda

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is impressed by Boulud Sud: "Despite a few missteps, this is summer cooking par excellence, and the lightness of the food combined with the smallness of the portions means you won't drift away bloated into the sultry summer evening." Lauren Shockey falls for H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    River Deli: New Sardinian Food in Brooklyn Heights

    Steamed asparagus with b├ęchamel, prosciutto, and Sardinian bread​River Deli sits on a bucolic stretch of Joralemon Street just a block from the East River, where leafy trees obscure the rush of the nearby BQE. Last night the new restaurant was bustling with a steady stream of neighbors stoppi ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 26, 2010

    The Gramercy Pork Hotel: Maialino

    Danny Meyer pigs out at his latest restaurant

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    An Italian Wine Bar in the Making for Brooklyn Heights

    ​ The Iris Cafe isn't the only new tenant of the Riverside Apartment complex on Columbia Place: Down the block, the old River Deli space will soon be home to an Italian wine bar, according to one of Iris's proprietors.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Our 10 Best: NYC Wine Bars

    ​ Tin ceiling, marble bar, rows of wine bottles glinting in the candle light--what could be cozier than a wine bar late in the evening? (Shown: Gottino, in the West Village) lists 110 wine bars in the city. From our perambulations around town, frequently stumbling on wine bars i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Market Watch: Di Palo Dairy's New Italian Delicatessen

    ​ Nothing better for a picnic than a thick slice of porchetta. Along with other fans of the city's greatest Italian cheese store, I sat on the edge of my seat awaiting the outcome of Di Palo Dairy's historic expansion. A second storefront was to be incorporated into the cheese store, while a ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 18, 2009
  • Film

    June 13, 2006

    Keeping It Real

    An overlooked oeuvre harks back to Italian cinema's postwar heyday

  • Columns

    March 29, 2005
  • Film

    March 15, 2005

    Message in a Bottle

    Rustic eccentrics wax philosophical and 'terroirists' denounce globalizers in wine doc

  • Dining

    October 5, 2004

    Where's Lardo?

    East Village Roman attempts to answer the perpetual question

  • Film

    March 16, 2004

    Early Spring

    A Brooklyn waitstaff, a sullen teen athlete, and a crying camel step into the spotlight

  • News

    February 4, 2003

    I, JP

    A Contest to Decide Who Looks Most Like the Fake Version of a Real Velásquez Portrait

  • NYC Life

    November 26, 2002
  • News

    February 13, 2001
  • NYC Life

    June 8, 1999