The burger at Square Diner arrives disassembled--garnish it as you will. One strange aspect of the Age of Foodism has been the fetishization of the humble hamburger. This has occurred for a variety of reasons: Cash-strapped restaurateurs have increasingly glamorized burgers because they're an asse ... More >>
Friday, May 17 Sweet Leaf Tea's Be Sweet New York Sweet Leaf Tea will unveil a bottle cap art installation on the High Line in Chelsea tonight. The event kicks off the company's "Be Sweet Out There" campaign to inspire kind acts in New York City, and complimentary tea and entertainment will be given ... More >>
This week, Robert Sietsema introduces his meal of crossing-bridge-noodles at Tribeca's Lotus Blue through a Yunnan folktale. Further uptown, Tejal Rao reminisces about the highs and lows of restaurant staff meals before exploring the Upper West Side's new Mexican comfort-food restaurant, Cocina Econ ... More >>
The high-low mash-up at Tribeca Canvas tastes worse than it sounds
Monday, February 4 Chocolate Week Start the week off right with a healthy dose of chocolate. Keep the sweets coming all the week at restaurants participating in Chocolate Week. Bakeries, restaurants, and stores around the city will offer special Tea Gourmand, Coffee Gourmand, or Bubbly Gourmand menu ... More >>
A new college residence offers students 12-step living—for a price
The Voice's Tejal Rao scored a coveted counter seat at Atera, Chef Matthew Lightner's avant garde Tribeca restaurant. The 25 or so courses include sweetbreads with "a barbecue-flavored coating so powerfully sticky that it slows down time, lengthening its gentle flavors, hushing conversation." The V ... More >>
I wasn't with my family for the holidays, and I wasn't planning to fast for Yom Kippur, but I kinda changed my mind at the last minute! Where could I go with friends for a good break-the-fast meal? Hi Anonymous, Restaurants can become extensions of our homes in New York, especially for those of u ... More >>
Dish #23, French-American shortbread from a cookie master Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Roasted Bone Marrow at Hillside | Fig Paste ... More >>
Plum Pizzeria has shuttered on Second Avenue. No notice on their accounts. They opened in 2010 and an applicant by Alder Restaurant LLC was on the August docket to take over the space. [EV Grieve] Pomodora, the pizzeria on Second Avenue between 10th Street and 11th Street might be closed. Last mon ... More >>
Tribeca restaurant Marc Forgione will serve a Tiki-inspired Scorpion Bowl developed by sommelier Matthew Conway and bar manager Cary Goldberg.
Robert Sietsema pays a visit to Boukiés: "The most exciting part of the menu is Pitarakia, those savory phyllo pastries of which spanakopita is the most well-known. You can get pies filled with feta and drizzled with honey or ones enwrapping an herby seafood combo." Tejal Rao goes to Joshua Smookl ... More >>
Joshua Smookler brings tonkotsu ramen to Tribeca
Yesterday, we talked smelly cow's feet and kosher food with Kutsher's Tribeca's Zach Kutsher. Today, we continue by delving into the health advantage, or lack thereof, of using the rendered chicken fat known as schmaltz, his Dirty Dancing childhood, and what the Borscht Belt would be like if gamblin ... More >>
Yesterday, we gabbed with Super Linda's Matt Abramcyk about the pressure for restaurants to provide both dinner and a show aspect to the meal. Today, we delve into the world of small-brand artisanal products, get the scoop on his cousins' sandwich shop, and find out why he has chosen Tribeca to put ... More >>
Super Linda is not Matt Abramcyk's first Tribeca restaurant, and it's certainly not his last (but more on that in part two tomorrow). The finance guy turned nightclub honcho now spearheads a mini-empire of restaurants in the neighborhood once dominated by Mr. DeNiro. We caught up with the laid-back ... More >>
In food blogs this week: Well devises a test to see if you can make it as a vegan. Paleofuture at the Smithsonian looks at the disco robot waiters of 1980s Pasadena. At Food Republic: Why cocktail competitions suck.
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. Santorini Grill, a Mediterranean restaurant with a "pay what you want" policy, has shut down. [Gothamist] Bun Soho is no longer in business ... More >>
Stuffy, fussy, and difficult to make are all things that come to mind when souffle is mentioned. However, the puffy dessert is not much more difficult to make then a bowl of Jello. Seriously.Long a menu stalwart at haute French restaurants, the souffle (basically whipped egg whites folded into flavo ... More >>
And thus concludes another fun round of Where Am I Eating? Looks like we've got some readers with a sweet tooth, for I was, indeed, at Bubby's, the Tribeca comfort-food spot also known for its impressive pie selection. The pictured sweet is none other than their Michigan sour cherry pie, oozing with ... More >>
Fork in the Road is proud to announce former Smiths bass guitarist and veteran DJ Andy Rourke will be spinning the wheels of steel at this year's Choice Eats tasting event. Which raises the question: Can you pogo while eating?
Roberto Santibañez is establishing another Fonda restaurant in the East Village. The grand opening is set for February 21. [Diner's Journal]Empellón Cocina, the sister restaurant of the West Village's Empellón Taqueria, opened last week in the East Village. [Eater]
A new spot evokes the Jewish resort hotels of the past
Maslow 6's Charity Tasting At this Tribeca wine shop (211B West Broadway), a tasting will help fund a music education non-profit -- the Harmony Foundation. Starting at 6 p.m. Monday, attendees can sample wines, meats, cheeses, and live music. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the group ... More >>
Here are some of the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Mega-restaurateur and convicted felon Jeffrey Chodorow has launched Kutsher's, a Catskill-resort-culture-influenced resto in Tribeca. The menu includes pastrami ... More >>
Zefrey Throwell/Art in GeneralNudity, nudity, nudity. There's more of it coming your way starting on Saturday, when an art project called "I'll Raise You One..." opens at Art in General, at 79 Walker Street in Tribeca. The project, which is the creation of artist Zefrey Throwell (who will par ... More >>
Lauren BloombergTribeca gets a mouthful at Pane Panelle. First, there was speculation that the owners of Torrisi Italian Specialties would take over the vacant space next door. Then it was announced last spring that they would indeed turn the adjacent spot into a second location: A spin-off o ... More >>
This particular pane e panelle sandwich was developed by Paul Di Bari at the now-closed Bar Stuzzicheria; today, it's served out of a tiny counter tucked in the back of Stuzzicheria in Tribeca. It doesn't look like much. It's a drab mix of brown and white, with nary a sprig of basil or slice of toma ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. The Porch appears to be giving up its space in the East Village. A source says that an Indian restaurant will move in. [EV Grieve]̴ ... More >>
Town Real Estate153 Franklin StreetThe luxe Tribeca townhouse where Dominique Strauss-Kahn lived before the collapse of his attempted-rape case is back on the market, those of you who are fabulously rich will be happy to know. According to the listing, 153 Franklin Street has four bedrooms an ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Blue Donkey Bar on the Upper West Side has closed after complaints to police, specifically from a neighbor. [West Side Rag via Eater] The Upper East Side location of healthy pizza joint Sl ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Double Crown, on the Bowery, will close its doors this month and reopen as Saxon & Parole. The adjoining gin joint, Madam Geneva, will remain intact. [Diner's Journal] Harry Boland's Pub, whic ... More >>
La Silhouette has a new chef. Matthew Tropeano, who most recently cooked at La Grenouille, is replacing David Malbequi after just seven months in the kitchen. [Eater] Michael White has revealed that he is scouting locations for his next venture on the Upper West Side. [Grub Street] David Bo ... More >>
Bubby's Pie CompanyAh, to live in Tribeca, where the smell of a restaurant becomes a community's rallying cry.
It really should not surprise us that Dominique Strauss-Kahn's former house arrest location, at 153 Franklin Street in Tribeca, is now being used as a background for picture-taking French tourists whom we imagine gleefully sporting fanny packs and an unmistakable joie de vivre...but it does, ... More >>
Since the 1980s, American Flatbread has been one of Vermont's most recognizable food exports: even if you haven't been to one of its restaurant locations, you've probably seen its pizzas in the Whole Foods freezer aisle. And now the company is planning to export itself to Tribeca.
That didn't take long! Dominique Strauss-Kahn's new lodgings have been identified as "a posh pad in Tribeca" with all the amenities, secured by his wife, Anne Sinclair, reports the New York Post. The three-story, 6,800-square-foot townhouse on 153 Franklin Street rents for $50,000 a month, wh ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! An Evening in Rioja The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen Monday, May 16 at 7: 30 p.m. The wine bar dedicated to organic, biodynamic, and sustainable Old World wines, ... More >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. 'The true way' to happiness?The drink: Via Vero The bar: Weather Up (159 Duane, Tribeca, 212-766-3206) The price: $14 The ingredients: Añejo rum, pear liqueur, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, and Jer ... More >>
NYO / Google MapsThe Real Deal says that Hazelden, the renowned, Minnesoate-based addiction clinic, is eyeing a $10 million spot in a Tribeca condominium on West Broadway. Finally, New York's celebrity alkies and drug addicts can get clean in the kind of luxury their fame affords!
Following flirtations with both Soho and the Lower East Side, Dans Le Noir?, it was revealed last month, began getting serious with Tribeca. The Tribeca Citizen attended last night's CB1 meeting and emerged with some more details about what the first New York outpost of France's dining-in-the ... More >>
The Dans Le Noir? saga continues! After declaring their intentions in August to take over the former Tonic space on Norfolk Street, the owners of the French-based chain of "dining in the dark" restaurants subsequently backed out of the deal and retreated into the wilderness. Now it looks like ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Tribeca mainstay, Columbine, is closing after 13 years of operation. Owner Barbara Stratton is planning to relocate nearby. [Tribeca Trib via Grub Street] The Corner on the Upper West S ... More >>
Colicchio & Sons has opened in the Craftsteak space with a menu based on the Tom: Tuesday Dinner series. The front Tap Room boasts a wood burning oven and extensive beer list. [Eater] The Munch Truck has launched at the corner of 56th Street and Park Avenue, serving standard cart food (falafel, gyr ... More >>
Bravo announced the chef'testants slated to compete in the upcoming Top Chef spinoff, Top Chef Masters, which include New Yorkers Wylie Dufresne, Anita Lo, Nils Noren, Christopher Lee and Jonathan Waxman. [Eater] Christian Delouvrier of La Goulue in Bal Harbour, Miami and previously of Alain Ducas ... More >>