Manhattan has its fair share of cooking competitions, but few embody the quirky spirit of the East Village -- and its love of food -- quite like Jimmy Carbone's cassoulet cookoff. After descending down a flight of stairs into Carbone's basement beer cave Jimmy's No. 43, guests were treated to a tast ... More >>
In this series, Seamless Warrior John Luong reviews meals ordered from the Internet. This Sunday, in what has become an annual tradition, I trekked to the Bastille Day on Smith Street affair hosted by Bar Tabac. Because my expectations were sufficiently grounded, I found it compelling to walk along ... More >>
Eight years in, Mountains albums arrive with certain expectations attached. There will be gently melancholy expanses of sound. There will be lapping-wave dissolves and cross fades caulked with spectral drone. There will be reed-rustling whispers and dry-heaving synthesizers. There will be the illusi ... More >>
Ten years ago, audio engineer Mark Johnson boldly decided to part ways with a career that had him recording the likes of Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, and Los Lobos. He decided to chase after a new pipe dream that must have seemed at once both wildly ambitious and thoroughly hare-brained. Spurred into ... More >>
On the heels of last weekend's Cassoulet Cook-Off comes the welcome news that more is on the way, courtesy of Savoy.
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
The folks at Shea and Yankee Stadiums want you to enjoy your final season in these hallowed ballfields, but if you try to filch a memento you will be led away in cuffs. That's the message of an obviously planted New York Daily News story, which states that "already this year, fans have been found st ... More >>
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