Sick of your usual call drink? Try something new. In this series, we're asking the city's bartenders to name their current drinks of choice. Check out our Good Call archives for another round. Today's call comes by way of Keith Nelson, beverage director of several Manhattan restaurants, including t ... More >>
Best spots to watch the marathon
While chef Marc Murphy has busily grown his TV persona over the last several years--regularly starring as a judge on Chopped along with making countless appearances on a slew of other food-related shows--he's been fairly quiet on the restaurant opening front; his last debut was the Upper West Side D ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
The gang is all here! #MichaelLomonaco, David Carr, Anthony @bourdain & @questlove #partsunknown #porterhouse #nyc twitter.com/BullfrogAndBau...— Bullfrog & Baum (@BullfrogAndBaum) April 11, 2013 Holy media overload! What happens when two reformed bad boys (Anthony Bourdain and NY Ti ... More >>
For our own Robert Sietsema, hearing the name Sweet Yummy House "conjured up gingerbread dwellings deep in the woods made by witches." In reality, the Elmhurst restaurant is one of the city's newest Sichuan restaurants, specializing in "delicious peculiarities resulting from fusion with other cuisin ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
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 >>
Don't clam up. This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema bites into bivalves at Littleneck, a Gowanus clam shack: "The most spectacular appearance of Brooklyn's iconic bivalve is on a clam roll ($16), featuring full-belly littlenecks with creamy tartar sauce and a few shreds of lettuce for colo ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is shocked to find that, at Neely's Barbecue Parlor, "Much of the food is good, despite hatred of the restaurant spewed by Yelpers and others." Lauren Shockey is charmed by Do or Dine, which "embraces a youthful (but still professional) spirit of chance-taking ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyAnd how quickly we come to the end of this week's Where Am I Eating? It was a relatively easy one this week, with the pictured dish being none other than the famed oysters and pearls at Per Se. The dish, a Thomas Keller classic, is a menu staple at the luxe restaurant located ... More >>
10 ways to remember
Despite early rumors that this would be the "summer of bedbugs," we've heard relatively little as the doings of those adorable creatures this season, especially compared to prior years. Remember when they took over Victoria's Secret, Hollister, Hachette Filipacchi, the U.N., the Time Warner C ... More >>
"The Mountain," by Gaston LachaiseTramway Plaza between East 59th and East 60th Streets at Second Avenue, already the epicenter of much traffic chaos, will soon house a sculpture of a 9-foot "voluptuous reclining nude woman" by Gaston Lachaise, modeled after his own, presumably more human-siz ... More >>
Bouchon BakeryThe cookie everyone loves to love, and loves to hateThomas Keller's new branch of Bouchon Bakery officially opens today at 1 Rockefeller Plaza (212-782-3890) and will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., ensuring that Midtowners will be able to get their fix of cookies, cakes, pastrie ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Vai, the Upper East Side spot that just got a Soho outpost, has closed. The building is reportedly being torn down. [Grub Street] Café Flo in Astoria did not survive a four-alarm blaze that r ... More >>
Cannelle Patisserie's pear tart. The season of overindulgence is fast descending upon us with the subtlety of a Zeppelin, bearing glad tidings of weight gain and dental despair. To celebrate the occasion, we've decided to round up our favorite bakery desserts, the ones that make us cross riv ... More >>
The 2009 tree, with ornaments.• Wyoming is having trouble finishing their ornaments for the White House Christmas tree this year. They have only 1,600 of the 5,000 they're responsible for. Apparently these ornaments have to be handmade, weatherproof, a foot tall, and in a Western theme. And ... More >>
Bedbugs have now infested the AMC movie theater in Times Square. Yes, it's horrifying. But at this point, the idea that bedbugs are all over the damn place is not new. Let's look at all the places that have been infested by the little critters this summer:
You are getting very itchy.Yesterday the mayor held a press conference to announce the city's new bed bug plan, a multi-pronged and rather high-minded-seeming (bed bug information portals? bed bug czars?) approach to a completely physical problem: bed bugs feasting on the blood of the city's ... More >>
Coming soon to Midtown.Today brings excellent news for fans of Bouchon's monolithic and life-altering Nutter Butter: Thomas Keller will open a second location of the bakery in Rockefeller Center. Flo Fab reports that it will replace Dean & Deluca, and will have 45 outdoor tables and no waiter ... More >>
Carlo Romero, the Stirrings competition winnerStirrings, a brand of natural bar ingredients that, yeah, you've probably never heard of until now, held a competition for a new brand ambassador/official bartender today at the Time Warner Center. Six shirtless (but apron-clad) finalists competed ... More >>
via NY Daily NewsPeople having fun in "the Linc"!Remember when they started calling "Hell's Kitchen" "Clinton" or, generically, "Midtown West"? You know, to better represent its pastoral delights? Now, an area near the Lincoln Tunnel that was previously known only as a place you avoided at al ... More >>
Open wide. After a couple of underwhelming Fat Pants Friday forays, we're happy to report that Bouchon's Nutter Butter has completely restored our faith in the healing powers of sweet, fatty baked goods.
Ants, be damned.As the weather turns balmy, Landmarc has started offering ready-to-go meals that come packed with a picnic blanket and frisbee for the perfect Central Park picnic. Landmarc in the Park lunches vary from simple sandwich meals for $15 to a lounge-in-the-grass box for $20-$25. Pi ... More >>
Fun with assisted suicide. Plus: Puffy Combs on the craft of acting?
The Empire State Building will be shutting off its lights tonight for an hour at 8:30 in observation of Global Earth Hour 2010. Earth Hour is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund, which asks "individuals, schools, organizations, businesses and governments" to turn off or dim their lights ... More >>
If you're like most of our readers, you came to this post by accident. But it's a serendipitous accident if you stroll the streets of our fair city at night, because the tireless publicists of the Empire State Building inform us that tonight the skyscraper will glow pink and white in honor of ... More >>
The Feed brings word that A Voce Columbus, younger sibling to the celebrated A Voce, will "officially open" in the Time Warner Center on September 18. Its reservation line will open on August 24, and the restaurant, with executive chef Missy Robbins presiding in the kitchen, will subsequently expand ... More >>
It comes as little surprise that just days after Frederick's Downtown closed, its sister restaurant on the Upper East Side has also shuttered. Owner Frederick Lesort tried to battle slow business by offering discounts, but apparently it wasn't enough to save either restaurant. [Eater] Upper East Si ... More >>
Break Out in Song did it again, getting a bunch of dancers to jump around to "If My Friends Could See Me Now" in the Time Warner Center yesterday. Further performances are promised for this afternoon at the South Street Seaport, tomorrow at the Intrepid, and Sunday in front of the Marquis in Times ... More >>
Oh snap. The Post reports today that at a recent Time Warner Center "debate" between Karl Rove and James Carville, "the moderator asked the 200 Republicans in the room how many were comfortable with Palin becoming president if something were to happen to John McCain," and only one of them raised his ... More >>
A fun new wine bar brings a taste of even the most expensive wines within reach.
The New York Times critic goes for a thick porterhouse, as always
Upper-end places worth the expense
Takayama tweaks it on the 4th floor of Time Warner Center
Transit Union Leaders Find an Old Real Estate Deal Smells