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In honor of the Olympics, GO Burger is launching an eclectic globally inspired menu. Each burger is going for $16 a pop. Here's the menu: The Gold Medal (USA) Burger, BBQ sauce, frizzled onions Poutine Burger (Canada) Parker House bun, beef patty, french fries, GO Burger sauce, shredded cheddar c ... More >>
We have to hear 'I'm Too Sexy' again, and 40 other angry reasons
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg coffee shop and live jazz spot, Blackbird Parlor, has been closed and the phone disconnected. A Starbucks might be moving in. [Eater] Fay Da Bakery, in Midtown, is no longer shari ... More >>
An amazing spread of pan chan is only one of Kunjip's lures. Nearly all the two dozen or so Korean restaurants in Manhattan's Koreatown offer some sort of lunchtime special, often priced at one-third to one-half what a regular meal would cost, and usually incorporating extra freebies.
A rant for a rant, if you will: The New York Times Complaint box, always a repository of the stodgy, curmudgeonly, and slightly behind-the-times, is particularly egregious today. The premise that there are just not enough guys in the city -- that same old God-forsaken chestnut we keep hearing ... More >>
• Happy Friday! The heroin den formerly located at 417 W. 43rd St., inside, as the New York Post puts it, a "Next to Normal-seeming ground-floor duplex," (wink, wink! groan, groan) has been busted and a stash worth $6.5 million has been seized. Note: when the neighbors move in and put black ... More >>
As part of a minor overhaul of the restaurant, Eleven Madison Park has launched a coffee cart manned by a dedicated barista that will offer diners tableside coffee service prepared on a siphon or Chemex set. [T Magazine] The Seoul-based Bibigo chain, which hopes to become "the McDonald's of ... More >>
Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S. Lose your love. Break the law.
So, VICE is holding a media event right now where they're feeding media people lots of booze, and they're telling them things while they do it. The gist is this: they got a bunch of money from Intel, and they're not spending it on drugs. They've unleashed The Creators Project, which is three ... More >>
CafePress.comEven as we sob mournfully into our Dharma beers over the approaching series finale of ABC's six-season head trip, Lost, the gallerists at Manhattan's Vilcek Foundation are working on a Lost-centric exhibition to ease our pain.
Christine Choy's Long Story Short, John Wootak Kwon's Always Be Boyz, and more
The perils of inter-office traffic and beyond-the runway fashion
Sand, surf, and everything comes undone in Hong San-soo's Woman on the Beach
Yesterday's Asian Cinematic Renaissance Works Out Its Kinks (and Rape Fantasies)
America in the Spotlight (and the Crosshairs) at the Whitney
'New York Times' Freelancer Languishes in Chinese Jail
Al Sharpton and Others Rally for Peace
Jang Sun Woo Tops From the Bottom
The Other History of the Olympics
Young Sun Lim Makes Art of Life-Forms Struggling To Be Born
Three decades after Stonewall the movement it spawned has become a worldwide symbol of freedom