• Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Pastrami Dishes in NYC That Aren't Sandwiches

    Introduced to New York by 19th century Eastern European immigrants (the same folks who gave us pierogies, knishes, and kishka), pastrami is an easy contender for GMOAT (Greatest Meat Of All Time), and also one of the foodstuffs most synonymous with our fair city. Brined and coated in strong spices i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Drew Nieporent's Bâtard Is a Warhorse Ready for Battle -- Have a Taste

    The first thing you'll likely notice about Bâtard (239 West Broadway, 212-219-2777) is how warm the room feels, a far cry from previous tenant Corton's somewhat sterile atmosphere. And even though the monochrome color scheme had worked for chef Paul Liebrandt's elaborate cooking, the new room -- wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    10 Ways to Celebrate Passover in NYC

    Passover began last night, and if you've ignored the holiday until now, there's still plenty of time for redemption; lucky for all of us, this city is filled with great Passover options for every level of religious commitment, whether you're a by-the-book kosher zealot, a "cultural" identifier with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Five Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: two Frenchmen bring crepes to TriBeCa, a Le Cirque alum calls a new kitchen home, and an Indian eatery takes on the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    The Four Best Happy Hour Specials This Week

    Spring is definitely, at long last, in the air, which means your social schedule should be ramping up as your friends emerge from hibernation. Gather a crew for a cheap drink and food deal at one of this week's hand-picked happy hour spots.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Distilled's Jennifer Walsh on Strong Female Mentors, Post-Shift Rituals and Ditching Microscopes for Tweezers

    At Distilled (211 West Broadway, 212-601-9514) in Tribeca, chef Shane Lyons cooks a menu of inspired New American pub food from a gorgeous space in a landmark building. When the kitchen's cranking out plates of fried duck over waffles and the restaurant's signature gochujang-slathered wings, Lyons c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Cheap Drinks at 3 Sheets Saloon, Troost, Puffy's Tavern, and Good Company

    What better way to say goodbye to the frozen hell that was January 2014 with a drink? Sip it and find relief in knowing February can't get much worse. Here are a few places where you can grab cheap booze and warm up.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Get a Taste of Swedish Coffee at Kaffe 1668

    Having looked at Australian and Japanese entrants to New York's coffee scene, I'd be remiss not to touch on the impressive coffee heritage of Scandinavia, especially Norway, and its curious lack of presence in the city. If you managed to read all of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    NYC Winter Wine Festival Arrives in February

    The arctic chill of the polar vortex has left the city, but we've still got another 70 days before spring. If you're in need of a fun, informative indoor activity, consider attending the Fifth Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival at the Best Buy Theater (1515 Broadway, 212-930-1950) in Times Square on Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Marc Forgione's American Cut Hits NYC (INTERVIEW)

    When Iron Chef Marc Forgione and LDV Hospitality first unveiled American Cut in Atlantic City a couple of years back, "it was like a first date," says Forgione. "We wanted to see if there would be others. I think the first date went really well. Once that happened, conversation started to be, 'What ... More >>

  • News

    April 3, 2013
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    March 13, 2013

    Catch Up with Our Critics: Sietsema at Lotus Blue; Rao at Cocina Economica

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    New Pizzeria in Tribeca: American Flatbread

    The handsome beehive oven at American Flatbread, one of two American Flatbread is a small but ambitious chain of pizza parlors that originated in New Hampshire. The chain recently opened a massive new pizza parlor at the corner of Hudson and Canal. As you wait for your pies, you can watch convolut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Crisp and Chewy Pizza at Juliana's; Spectacular Japanese Food at Chez Sardine

    Tejal Rao visited pizza legend Patsy Grimaldi's new outpost, Juliana's, where the pies are made with an old-fashioned touch -- cheese first, sauce last. The method allows the "tomato sauce [to] protect the cheese like sunblock," Rao writes in her review of Juliana's." The benefits of such care are c ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2013

    Tribeca Twelve: Recovery House

    A new college residence offers students 12-step living—for a price

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Rao Dines at Atera; Sietsema Revisits Union Square Cafe

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Presenting the Pastrami-Reuben Egg Roll

    Dish #7, the best thing to happen to egg rolls this year? 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: Mozzarella in Carrozza, Italian or Italian-A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2012

    Fig Paste Stuffed French Toast from Enid's, Dish #25

    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: A New Spot for Breakfast Dosas in Tribeca | Tabata Ramen Gets New Noodle Broth]

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Super Linda's Matt Abramcyk Talks Branding, Dinner and a Show Part 1

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Under the Toque: Bagel and Lox Creations, Art Installations

    Mario Batali and artist Jim Dine teamed up to make a super fancy, limited-edition cookbook up for auction on eBay with a minimum bid of $1,200 a copy. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Lunchbox Fund. [Eater] For the annual conference of the International Academy of Culinary Professionals, chefs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Where to get: Souffle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    This Week in the Voice: Air Safety on the Cheap; Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    In the Voice's first issue of 2012, Nick Pinto writes about airport security contractors, like Prince Jackson, who make minimum wage and have no health insurance or sick days -- yet are responsible for keeping the terminals safe. "The scene today at airport-terminal security doesn't look so differen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    More New Year's Eve Eats

    If your New Year's Eve plans call for a classy meal and calm glass of champagne more than falling asleep with vomit caked in your hair, consider checking out these swanky scenes. Just remember to call ahead for reservations, and also be sure to look at Lauren Bloomberg's useful NYE guides to inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Back to Black Truffles

    KjundstormA few slivers of this will set you back a couple of paychecks.​A few months ago we brought news of the white truffle occupation of Manhattan. Well, now white's on the decline and black truffles are making their way into your macaroni and cheese. Only this time, everyone seems to be jumpi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Cupcake Party

    Cupcakes Take the Cake Anniversary Party The go-to blog for these frosting-topped pastries will host its 7-year anniversary party tonight, at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art (138 Sullivan St.) The shindig starts at 7 p.m. Tickets can still be purchased online for $7.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Turkey Leg Ball

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Turkey Leg Ball 2011 This boozy foodie event might be sold out, but you can still try to win tickets to Wednesday's dining and drinking fest. Just sign up on Immaculate Infatuation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Say Hello to Kutsher's, Konditori

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Say Hello to JoeDoe, NY Tofu House

    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 Joe Dobais, of the Lower East Side's JoeDoe, has amped up expansion into sandwiches. Today marks the opening of his newest project -- JoeDough, a sort of modernize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street Gains Traction With Neighbors as CB1 Passes Resolution

    Zoe SchlangerMusicians at Zuccotti Park. ​Last week, sub-committees of Lower Manhattan's Community Board 1 drafted a resolution in hopes of easing tensions with their new neighbors, Occupy Wall Street. Last night, the full board passed the resolution by a large majority. Held at a public sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    I Finally Ate At Le Bernardin!

    ​ Well, I ate things made by Le Bernardin. And Blue Hill and Landmarc and Tribeca Grill and even Ed's Chowder House. This was at City Harvest's Bid Against Hunger, an annual event at the Metropolitan Pavilion which not only squelched my hunger, it raised money to feed NYC's homeless. You go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    The Pane e Panelle Sandwich at Pane Panelle at Stuzzicheria

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Mark Strausman 'In' at Hotel Griffou; Micah Phillips 'Out' at Atera

    ​Hotel Griffou already has a replacement for David Santos, who left recently, citing creating differences with management. Mark Strausman, of Fred's at Barneys New York, is reportedly taking over. [Grub Street] Atera, the soon-to-open new incarnation of Compose, has lost its pastry chef. Mica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    David Malbequi 'Out' at La Silhouette; Michael White May Be Headed to UWS

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Sietsema Judges Plethora of Pizzas at 900 Degrees; Shockey Spends Big at Bouley's Brushstroke

    No, 900 Degrees isn't a new boyband; it's the Greenwich Village offshoot of a San Francisco pizzeria, where the Voice's Robert Sietsema was a bit overwhelmed by the six different categories of pizza, from the fantastic Naples pies to the "rib-sticking, but unremarkable" thick Sicilian pies to the gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Summer of Riesling, Peak Organic Dinner, Taste of Greenmarket

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Peak Organic Beer Dinner The Vanderbilt Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. Chef Saul Bolton is cooking up a four-course meal with beer pairings from Maine's Peak Organic ... More >>

  • 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

    June 7, 2011

    Brushstroke's Crab and Truffle Chawan-mushi Is Picture Perfect

    Lauren ShockeyTruffle broth egg custard crab = deliciousness in a cup​Brushstroke (30 Hudson Street, 212-791-3771), David Bouley's recently opened Tribeca restaurant, specializes in kaiseki-style menus at a pretty price ($85 for eight courses, or $135 for ten courses). But you can still d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Telepan TriBeCa Debuts Tonight

    Village VoiceNot quite the same digs, but Bill's behind the burner​Chef Bill Telepan is heading downtown tonight to launch an "unbuttoned version" of his flagship Telepan restaurant at TriBeCa cafe Pecan (130 Franklin Street, 646-613-8296). And it's a good deal--only $45 for a four-course tas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Frites n Meats' Propane Tank Explodes, Injuring Two

    Julie Shapiro/DNAInfo​Well, this certainly puts last Friday's food truck scuffles into perspective: earlier this afternoon a propane tank on the Frites n Meats truck exploded after the truck collided with another vehicle. Two people on the truck were burned; fortunately, their injuries do not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011 Launches for All Your A-Rated White Castle Needs

    ​ has announced its new website and smartphone app, each featuring a comprehensive guide to all the Department of Health A-rated restaurants in the city. All your favorites are there: the Wendy's on Flatbush Avenue, Burrito Loco in Greenwich Village, as well as other spots like T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Is Matsugen Closing?

    Photo courtesy of Matsugen​Almost three years after Jean-Georges Vongerichten opened it, it looks like Matsugen may be closing.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    City Has Not Planned for People to Actually Visit the 9/11 Memorial

    Rendering of Memorial, via ​It's been almost 10 years since the World Trade Center attacks, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will finally open this fall. Which is great, except that now there's this looming problem of people (or, let's call them "tourists") wanting to, you kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Dans Le Noir? Will Court Tourists, Team Building

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2010


    Celebrating the language of hip-hop

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Blue Water Grill Goes Tiki; Coffee Liqueurs Make a Splash

    ​Eben Klemm, the head mixologist for B.R. Guest Restaurants, which owns Dos Caminos and Blue Water Grill, is trying out "tiki-inspired" tropical drinks for the summer, as well as cocktails made with Riesling. [Washington Post] Several new coffee liqueurs are making a splash, including Firelit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Open & Closed--Say Hello to Table 8; Goodbye to Atria

    The long-awaited New York debut of Govind Armstrong has arrived in the form of Table 8 at The Cooper Square Hotel. The California chef will focus on local, seasonal products, and feature in-house cured meats, rare salts and custom-blended teas. Entwine has opened with its small bar that seats se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Open & Closed--The March Tally? 27 Closings

    The multistory Kesté Pizza & Vino opened on Bleecker street, and will serve pizza made according to the standards of the American chapter of the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani. [NY Times] In other pizza news, Anselmo's Coal Oven Pizzeria is still set to open any day now in Red Hook. [Slice] S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Open & Closed

    Tonda opened in the former E.U. space featuring a fancy revolving wood-burning pizza oven. Bob Giraldo and partner Luigi Comandatore of Bread Tribeca are at the helm. [Grub Street] Harbour, a seafood joint on Hudson headed by Chef Joe Isidori, will serve up urban market cuisine, affordable wines an ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 4, 2005


    Tribeca brasserie features fine food and rewards oenophiles

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