Sweep up the stairs and into the spacious dining room to begin your tasting menu of short plates from Cyprus. Astoria newcomer Kopiaste ("Come in and sit down") Taverna presents the Greek cooking of the island of Cyprus, which is much closer to Turkey and Syria than to the other Greek islands. You ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
[See More Edible News: Tapioca Pearls May Cause Cancer | Manhattan Pizza Parlor Price War Ends] Hillary Clinton and the State Department are challenging the power of food by enlisting top chefs to join an effort to forge cultural exchanges over the dining table worldwide. According to the Associat ... More >>
We vowed earlier this year to never waste your time with cute kitten videos -- and we will uphold that vow. Awesome walrus videos, however, are a different story -- and there is nothing more awesome than a walrus dancing to Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal."(See some video of rehearsal below).
What the hail? If you were in New York City yesterday, you are certainly aware of the inclement weather which loudly dumped several inches of rain and quarter-size icerocks on our fair metropolis -- resulting in at least four lightening-related injuries and flooding in subway and highway hubs, acc ... More >>
A Brooklyn restaurant leaves herds of sheep testicle-free
Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 - June 9, 1870)Say hello to Charles Dickens on his 200th birthday, a man known for his appreciation of food, who was regularly feted at the best restaurants in the U.S. when he passed through on book tours. In New York he was a regular at Delmonico's, where a ... More >>
The GOP debates have essentially turned into a traveling theater production, and today's matinee in New Hampshire was surprisingly energetic given their late performance last night. After going easy on Romney yesterday, the other candidates tried to stick it to him during this morning's MSNBC debate ... More >>
Avlxyz/FlickrCold nights need warm beveragesLeslie B. asks: Is there anywhere in New York where I can drink salep? Dear Leslie: I must confess that before I received your question, I knew very little about salep, except that it was used to thicken Turkish ice creams, giving them a chewy, alm ... More >>
Crazy person and Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty has come up with a totally inventive term for our current health care laws: "Obamneycare." Get it? Like Obama Romney. It's supposed to recall how Mitt Romney shamefully tried to help uninsured people with health problems as the gover ... More >>
Orhan Yegen had a little lamb...that he ground up and sold to people as tasty food
jessicamelling/flickrLallisse arrives.A couple weeks ago, we told you about the new Mediterranean wine bar, Lallisse, coming soon to Murray Hill. Now, we hear that the grand opening of Lallisse is slated for this Friday, October 8. Evan Spingarn, the consulting sommelier who selected the sust ... More >>
snowpea&bokchoi/FlickrIn need of the world's protection?To the list of chefs, dietitians, and people who want to sell you things who extol the Mediterranean diet, we may be able to add UNECSCO.
Britain's health chief openly attacked Jamie Oliver for the campaign he inspired to make school lunches healthy, claiming that the number of kids eating school meals dropped since the menu overhaul. [NY Daily News] Paolo Urbani, known in Italy as "Re del Tartufo" -- the king of truffles -- d ... More >>
Istanbuls biggest performers rock out near the Great Lake
A mini Ottoman Empire beckons in Sheepshead Bay
BravoIt's called the Oral Office, Beavis.So close, yet so far: Bravo today announced that there is but little more than a month remaining until the premiere of Top Chef: Washington, D.C., which will premiere on June 16. Season Seven already has a few things going for it, including three New Y ... More >>
An undergraduate was killed during the making of a student film for NYU's highly-esteemed and well-regarded film program. What could've been done to prevent it? Why isn't anyone talking about it? And just how dodgy has NYU been over this? Village Voice staff writer Steven Thrasher investigate ... More >>
No. 7 Sub's General Tso's TofuLast week, after months of drooling anticipation, No. 7 Sub Shop opened its doors in the Ace Hotel, becoming the newest member of what is effectively the city's most pedigreed food court. Long before the shop opened, Tyler Kord had earned a reputation as somethin ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives July 8, 1965, Vol. X, No. 38 A Few Notes About The Village Square By John Wilcock In the beginning was a sign in the window of the Eleven Arts Bookshop on Sheridan Square. I had been in New York one week, had been nosing around the Vi ... More >>
File under Summer 2009's Worst-Kept Secrets: Jelly NYC is, again this year, throwing a slew of free Sunday-afternoon shows in Williamsburg. As pretty much everyone and your L-Train-puking pug already knew (except AM New York), this season's location is 90 Kent Ave a/k/a the Williamsburg Waterfront ... More >>
Deerhunter at McCarren Pool last summer, photo by Rebecca Smeyne No Age, Deerhunter, Dan Deacon--the CMJ 2007 All-Star trifecta--just announced a summer tour, and the schedule includes an August 2 date at the Jelly Space 2009. Excellent news, since this officially confirms that Jelly NYC are throw ... More >>
Maverick Turkish auteur gets (over)due retrospective
Europe's Muslim womenand the men who murder them. Two Islam-themed plays at St. Ann's Warehouse.
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