• Voice Choices

    July 30, 2014


    Local brewmasters pair their cuisine to their creations

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Village Voice Announces Winners of 59th Annual Obie Awards, Names Tom Sellar Lead Theater Critic

    The Village Voice presented its 59th annual Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, at a ceremony earlier tonight at Webster Hall in Greenwich Village. The festivities were co-hosted by Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater. Among the presenters: Betsy Aide ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Week

    Disclaimer: Everything in this post is not some bogus attempt at making an April Fools' joke, that's not how we roll. We don't mess around when it comes to social activities. Spend this evening with real comedians including Janeane Garofalo at Union Hall, and Colin Quinn at Housing Works Bookstore, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    How to Really Enjoy Tea, Per the Experts at Harney & Sons

    A family-run business launched over thirty years ago in upstate Connecticut, Harney & Sons (433 Broome Street), purveyor of fine teas, now runs two shops -- one in Millerton, New York, a small town of less than 1,000, and the other in SoHo where pedestrians numbers in the thousands every half hour. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Spring Fever Cure: Chicane's Coastal French Fare

    We feel reasonably assured that this New York City winter will soon release us from her icy clutches for good, letting us feel warm and happy again after a very bleak season. In the meantime, we have Chicane (430 Broome Street, 212-226-5999), a SoHo bistro that specializes in food from the French Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    A Chef's Open House and Bar Food Blowout in this Week's Events

    Prepping for St. Patrick's Day? While the city gets ready to paint the town green, there are plenty of other activities to occupy your time. From pasta specials to chef training programs, here's what's happening this week.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: Love Hurts, The Night We Called It a Day, and Repulsion

    Valentine's Day is on Friday. But before you get all squirmy and pissed off about love, or the concept of celebrating love on one particular day, this week's best round-up of events isn't about that. Not really. Yes, V-Day events are already underway, but don't fret, we only honor the idea of being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Cheap Drinks at Lulu's, Upright Brew House, Paddy's, and Von

    Still nursing a post-Super Bowl party hangover? Or need to relax after playing ice capades every time you set foot on the sidewalk? Go have a cheap drink at one of these spots.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Pig Island, The Vendy Awards, Chocolate Scavenger Hunt: The Weekend Is Upon Us

    Now that your days off don't mean getting buried in the sand, you're going to want to fill those 48 work-less hours with something productive. Here's a look at this weekend's upcoming events, where you can still shovel ... some tasty food into your mouth.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Citi Bike Stations Moved From Wealthy Neighborhoods; Commence Class Warfare?

    Another week, another Citi Bike dilemma. As the bike share program blows past the 250,000 rides mark, the placement of stations has become the subject of contention since its Memorial Day inauguration. The reasons are varied: The streets are too narrow to fit them; the streets are too packed with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Say Goodbye to Denny's Ice Cream Shop, Gilt, Boom

    Denny's Delight in Coney Island has closed after sustaining $50,000 in damages after Hurricane Sandy. Denny's was known for its famous soft serve custard and funnel cakes. Owner Dick Zigun told Brooklyn Paper, "I'm as much of a fan of banana-pistachio ice cream as anybody else. I'm going to miss it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Recipe: Dharma Of Lychee From Lotus Blue

    [See More Daily Shot Recipes: Cedilla Chope From Mother's Ruin | Sadie Hawkin's Sling From JBird] The drink: Dharma of Lychee The bar: Lotus Blue The price: $12 The ingredients: 5 pieces of mango, diced, 1 lychee, whole, 1 oz Riesling, 1 oz Cuban white rum, 1 oz lychee nectar, splash of SoHo Lyc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Robert Sietsema At Masak; Tejal Rao At Governor

    Robert Sietsema says that Singaporean joint Masak is Asian rustic: "But instead of making diners dodge crab-shell fragments like at Fatty Crab, Masak delivers the primmer and more approachable chili crab dip." Tejal Rao heads out to DUMBO and eats at Governor, where she notes that the chef is both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Tavern On The Green Will Reopen Fall Of 2013

    Finally. After years of drama and heated talks, Tavern On The Green has finally been reoccupied. The city granted the license to the Emerald Green Group, a Philadelphia-based restaurant group. According to DNAinfo, Emerald Green will offer a locally-sourced menu for 200 to 300 diners plus takeout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2012

    Say Hello To Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar, Bugs

    Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar at the Mondrian SoHo opened today. It's Sicilian food by executive chef Victor LaPlaca, who spent the last 17 years opening restaurants with Todd English. Signatures off Isola's trattoria menu will include cuscinetto with goat cheese and black olive, baby heirloom tomato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    July's Openings and Closings

    The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2012

    Long Island City's Tech Takeover

    The Hozziner has his eyes set on the tech industry, repeating over and over that he wants New York City to become the new Palo Alto, the new Mountain View and the new Copertino - all hubs of some of the past decade's greatest innovations. Progress is rapidly being made to make that dream a reality: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2012

    In the Future, All Our Apartments Will Have Magical Folding Furniture

    When I first started apartment hunting in New York, a dear friend warned me that it wasn't possible to find a place in Manhattan with cheap rent, decent closet space, and privacy. (He was right. I moved to Brooklyn.) Everyone who lives in this city has had a similar experience, and many of them hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Food and Fashion Don't Quite Go Together

    There's more to the Internet than food blogs (except this one of course). If you only read recipes and ogled food porn, you'd miss out on fantastic videos like the ones from MVPleez -- their newest opus to ramps, starring Harold Dieterle and Jimmy Bradley, is one to waste a few minutes on. And how c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Eben Freeman's Greatest Hits; Tequila and You

    What's interesting in the world of tipples this week: Eben Freeman, the man behind the drink program at The Butterfly, Michael White's restaurant opening this summer in SoHo, is planning a greatest hits cocktail menu for the bar, reports Diner's Journal. It would include drinks he conjured up while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2012

    D*Face Talks About The Love, Loss And Public Interaction In His NYC Murals

    Last weekend we brought your attention to RETNA's mural on Bowery and Houston, but in the week that has past most of the city's artistic focus has been off the streets and into the various fairs participating in Armory Arts Week. But that's not the case for British street artist D*Face who took to S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Savoy Becomes Back Forty West; Benares Brings Indian to the Theater District

    Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. ​Chef Peter Hoffman's former Savoy space, said the be one of the original farm-to-table restaurants, will re-open as Back Forty West this week. The SoHo sister restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    This Week in the Voice: Our 39th Annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll

    This week in the Voice, out today: Our 39th Annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll. Maura Johnston notes that many songs transcended the disappointments and uncertainties of 2011: "A lot of the albums and singles that performed well had a sense of wonder about themselves, inviting the listener along on jou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Dreamy Photo Of Me In Absolut Book

    A new book details Absolut's history as the cool, artsy vodka for the nightlife crowd, complete with devilish recipes. And in it, there's the above photo of me looking surprisingly creamy and dreamy, maybe because even then I only drank in massive moderation. Says the text:

  • Voice Choices

    November 9, 2011


    Baby Wants Candy needs your help

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Occupy 38: What Was the Occupation of a SoHo Gallery All About?

    From Occupy 38's YouTube manifesto.​Is "Occupy Everything!" supposed to be taken literally? Maybe not, as evidenced by what happened at an art gallery in SoHo this weekend. Occupy Wall Street has spawned one main offshoot so far (Occupy Washington Square Park), and this weekend a new faction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Comments of the Week: Get Your Village Voice T-Shirts!

    It's that time of week again. The time when those of you who were not utter dirtbags in the comments get rewarded! We've rounded up the comments that made us laugh, cry, ponder, nod and/or shake our heads, and the authors of those comments can get their very own lovely Village Voice t-shirt. If we c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Hollister Paints Another Totally Necessary Mural On Houston

    Because SoHo needed another enormous mural depicting a Southern California symbol. Hollister's latest addition to its display of murky brown mega-advertising is the California state flag, a natural fit for the space that used to have a DKNY mural with the Statue of Liberty.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2011

    Fashion's Night Out: As Seen Through My iPhone (at Patricia Field's, Ace Hotel, Helmut Lang, Saks, Pachute)

    Social media in full effect at Saks​Bedlam broke out in the streets of Manhattan Thursday night for the 3rd annual Fashion's Night Out. Even though we sort of knew what to expect, the evening turned out to be a clusterfuck--in a good way. We're still grappling with the events that took place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Frites 'n' Meats Hopes to Return to the Streets Next Week

    ​Almost three months after its propane tank exploded and injured two people, the Frites 'n' Meats truck is almost ready to get back on the road.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Study: Americans Won't Pay More for Healthy Food; The E.Coli Outbreak in Germany Really Is the Worst Ever

    ​The new generation of Silicon Valley millionaires may be foodies, but they prefer cheaper food to fancy restaurants, and are partial to ethnic fare. [Wall Street Journal] The restaurant industry is applauding legislators for changing debit-card swipe fees from 44 cents on average per transac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Woo Lae Oak Is Closing After 12 Years

    ​Woo Lae Oak is the latest restaurant to fall victim to lease renegotiation: after 12 years at 148 Mercer Street, the upscale Korean restaurant will close its doors at the end of May.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Our 10 Best SoHo Eats

    Sarah DiGregorioStuff your belly with these clam bellies from Ed's Lobster Bar​SoHo might automatically come to mind as a place filled with throngs of slow-moving tourists and not populated with tasty treats, but the neighborhood spanning from Houston to Canal Streets and Lafayette to Sixth Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best SoHo Eats

    Robert SietsemaThe schiacciata con l'uva at Sullivan Street Bakery is a super tasty (albeit seasonal) flatbread. But is it good enough to make it into the top 10?​SoHo might be considered more of a shopper's paradise than a gourmand's, but there are still plenty of delicious eats to enjoy whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Remembering the Food at Food

    ​ Speaking of venerable Manhattan food establishments that inspire nostalgia, the Soho Memory Project has a great remembrance of Food, the pioneering cooperative restaurant opened by eight Soho artists in 1971.

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Where Have All the Hipsters Gone?

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 10, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 32 Where have all the hipsters gone? By Bill Amidon What's going on around here? Where the hell is everybody? I've been living in the West and East Villages for the past 13 years and I'v known a gang of ... More >>

  • Film

    February 9, 2011
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    January 5, 2011

    Trans Fats Labels Lie; Movie Theaters Offer In-House Dining

    ​Trans fats labels may be misleading due to a law that allows foods containing less than 0.5 g of trans fat to claim they have none at all. [CBS News] The Post's dining trends forecast for 2011 includes pizza, German and Austrian wine bars, and chefs from Montreal. [NY Post] Movie theater c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Souvlaki GR Will Open a Restaurant in the LES

    newyorkstreetfood.comSoon you'll get seating with your souvlaki​Souvlaki GR, arguably the best Greek mobile food purveyor around (and 2010 Vendy winner for Best Rookie Truck) will soon be expanding its stomping grounds from Midtown, Union Square, and SoHo to the Lower East Side with its first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    The Early Word: Cafe Kristall

    Lauren ShockeyCrabmeat with marinated fennel​ Although its bona fide Austrian roots must please chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, the Swarovski store in SoHo is an unlikely setting for a full-blown restaurant. Yet we stopped by Café Kristall (70 Mercer Street, 212-274-1500) last week while holiday sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    SoHo House 'Dead Woman in Bathtub' Mystery Unfolds; SoHo House Bathtubs Really Nice

    An actual SoHo House tub, from the 950 square foot "Playground"/via SoHo House​The New York Post jumped on the dead woman found in the SoHo House bathtub story we mentioned earlier today and has uncovered some interesting details. Apparently, Nicholas Brooks, the 26-year-old son of "Oscar-winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Greg Tate, Raquel Cepeda, And Other Best Music Writing 2010 Honorees Are Reading At SoHo's Housing Works Tonight

    ​This year's edition of Best Music Writing, guest-edited by Ann Powers, is so loaded with rock-crit superstars that it'll take two nights of readings to honor them all: The fun begins tonight at Housing Works in SoHo and features Sasha Frere-Jones, Alex Ross, Robert Christgau, Starrene Rhett, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    CMJ Profile: Freelance Marketing Manager Alicia Polmanteer

    photo by Sam Horine Alicia Polmanteer Resides: SoHo Occupation: Freelance marketing manager Favorite CMJ band: Local Natives

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Summer Is Here, Says Mr. Van Leeuwen

    Summer came on like a runaway train this past weekend. To wit: we spotted the Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream truck in SoHo doling such goodies as ginger, red currant, and peppermint chip scoops.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Is Topshop Just For Tops?

    The Topshop just opened in SoHo and I wasn't invited, even though I'm exclusively a top! Shouldn't this place be for tops only? If not, it's false advertising and the clothing store chain should be sent back to the UK from whence it came. On either continent, shouldn't they ban anyone who takes it u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2008

    YourAsian Crashes and Burns

    I went by YourAsian for lunch today, the new place opened by Jerry Joseph, lately of Jerry's in SoHo, thinking I'd put it in the dining guide. First of all, the sign is terrifying. Second of all, the food is such an unmitigated disaster that I can't justify wasting the newsprint for a dining guide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    No Context: Sia and the Big Rainbow Bus

    No Context by Zach Baron Sia Apple Store SoHo January 9th, 4pm Sia Virgin Megastore Union Square January 9th, 7pm If you are a recording artist in 2008, there will inevitably come a day where you will have to sit down with whoever is manufacturing your new record and decide how to convince peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    Times Discovers Todd P: Now We're All Fucked

    Get your goddamn cartoon characters straight, will ya? Dear New York Times, The Apple Store in SoHo does not belong in the same piece as the Silent Barn. South 1st Street in Williamsburg is not an alley. And Dan Deacon wasn't wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt, it was Fred Flintstone! Thank you, Sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2006

    Yellow Rat Bastard Busted

    After complaints that he's been exploiting his workers, Yellow Rat Bastard owner Henry Ishay was arrested Wednesday for failing to maintain proper payroll records. The bust was part of a larger investigation by the New York State Attorney General's office into allegations that the “streetwise ... More >>

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