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    April 4, 2014

    Eleven 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: an Italian comfort-food restaurant in Hotel Hugo; the infamous ramen burger finds its home downtown; and an East Vill ... More >>

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    March 28, 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: a grilled pizza joint in Union Square, a modern twist on classic Indian food on the Upper West Side, and a not-so-sec ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    Intelligent Design: John Fraser's Secret to Success Is Continuous Evolution

    It's been six years since John Fraser first opened the doors to Dovetail (103 West 77th Street, 212-362-3800), the Upper West Side restaurant that's both a neighborhood joint and an international destination, and it's success is as much a product of its owner's unrelenting drive to grow and evolve a ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    12 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: A $7 latte hits Brooklyn, a Death and Company vet concocts cocktails in Astoria, and Cómodo's husband-and-wife duo o ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Hawker Bar Owners Debuting Manhattan Cricket Club on the Heels of Burke & Wills

    When the Upper West Side and Prospect Heights outposts of Australian-themed Sunburnt Calf--satellites of East Village staple Sunburnt Cow and now-defunct LES bar Bondi Road--shuttered back in May, Aussies Tim Harris and Matilda Boland, who'd met doing time at the restaurants, jumped at the chance to ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Q&A: Dovetail's John Fraser on Mixed Martial Arts and Vegetable-Forward Cooking

    When much-lauded chef John Fraser isn't tending the pass at Dovetail, the acclaimed Upper West Side restaurant he opened in late 2007, he's living a lifestyle that includes vegetable-forward eating and practicing Muay Thai, a form of Mixed Martial Arts known also as Thai boxing. His personal diet ma ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Our 10 Best Upper West Side Restaurants

    Topped with bacon, slaw, and fried green tomatoes and sided with cheese grits, the fried chicken biscuit sandwich at Jacob's Pickles A score of years ago the Upper West Side was known as one of the worst dining neighborhoods in the city. Well, what happened? You may trace the transformation back t ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    10 Great Ways to Cater Your Passover Seder in New York

    Joan Nathan would never cater her Passover seder. The famed cookbook writer known for her Jewish-American recipes usually cooks everything for the holiday, which starts on Monday, March 25. She even hosts a gefilte fish-making party for a few friends at her home in Washington, D.C. "If I didn't have ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    The Upper West Side's Strangest Sandwich?

    Wrap your lips around this meaty strangeness. A fixture right on Broadway on the Upper West Side, Big Nick's Burger Joint has been around since 1962 -- just about the time West Side Story came out as a movie, immortalizing the neighborhood for the nation. Big Nick's is a product of that merging of ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    What Do Chefs Eat at Work? From Pig-Head Pozole to Cheese Steaks, Notes on Restaurant Staff Meals

    This week's review is of Cocina Economica Mexico on the Upper West Side, where Pedro Hernandez Perez was put in charge of a Mexican kitchen after winning over David Bank and the Land Thai team with the family meals he prepared, inspired by his hometown of Puebla. To celebrate good family meals (the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Cole's Greenwich Village Opens, Sen Launches Lunch

    Cole's Greenwich Village is the newest restaurant from David Rabin of the Lamb's Club and Jimmy, and is now open for dinner and drinks. Cole's features three rooms: a dining room, cafe, and bottle room, complete with a drink list from a mixologist's wet dream. The dinner menu features American dishe ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Anonymous Sex In Steam Rooms: An Inside Report

    This just came in from reader Jason Wise. Stretch. That's what 9 out of 10 personal trainers will tell you to do after a good workout. And somewhere warm. I'm a dancer, which means aside from stretching AFTER a work out, I have been scarred into stretching BEFORE a work out, in fear of getting in ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg Opened Homeless Shelters On The Upper West Side. Gasp!

    The U.S. economy currently is in the shitter, and with that comes high unemployment, which, naturally leads to more homeless people. So, in response to the spike in homelessness, Mayor Mike Bloomberg has setup homeless shelters in some of New York City's pricier neighborhoods.And who lives in New Yo ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Live: Rock And Roll Shape-Shifts And Settles Into The Ding Dong Lounge

    Strapping Fieldhands w/Escape By Ostrich, Harpoon Forever, Aaron Rosenblum Ding Dong Lounge Saturday, July 28 Better than: Being in the maze. There aren't many people actively watching the bands at the Ding Dong Lounge on Saturday night, though the music doesn't get ignored either. In one part of ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Marijuana Manners: Be a Good Neighbor by Keeping Pot Smells Inside Your Apartment

    Oh, city life! The Daily News' Ask an Expert column today has a not-too-uncommon conundrum -- sober neighbors who live next to stoner neighbors and complain about them. An Upper West Side woman wrote in for advice on this very issue, since she can smell pot smoke in her apartment. She's trying t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Love Letters: Now Required for NYC Apartments?

    Found the perfect apartment by skimming the obits? Well, the New York Times has some advice on how to sink the deal on any abode -- by writing the seller a love letter, that is. The Times' Appraisal column begins with the love story of David Motta and Michele Pagnotta. The husband and wife met s ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Helen Rosenthal Fundraises for City Council Bid in a Competitive Upper West Side Race

    It's the most wonderful time of the year -- when aspiring politicians across the city start to discuss their bids for public office and the large amounts of money they've already raised. Runnin' Scared is hoping to catch up with eager pols across the city in upcoming weeks and we thought we would st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Chicken Waffle Wings All Over the Web

    The result (left) and the process (right) Thanks to San Francisco correspondent @tracyjane and Upper West Side bon vivant Justin Kennington for clueing us in to this snack food newly invented by the website Dude Foods. Looks like a pretty nifty idea, except maybe you don't want your Teflon waffle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Happy Hour at Broadway Dive Bar

    Don't be fooled by the name of this Upper West Side establishment. Sure, Broadway Dive Bar (2662 Broadway, 212-865-2662) has the intimate feel of a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall, but the joint boasts a Scotch and craft-beer list that could rival the finest pubs.

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    October 26, 2011

    Dorothy Parker Fan Attempts to Save the Writer's Childhood Home​Sad news today for the old(er) New York includes Cooper Union denying St. Mark's Bookshop a lower rent to help keep them in business. And in other news of historic import, Dorothy Parker's childhood home, a 1890s limestone row house at 214 West 72nd Street, is slated for poss ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011


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    October 5, 2011

    Pickles, Biscuits and Beer on the Upper West Side

    The Southern-fried food trend continues to expand from the depths of Brooklyn, spreading up to the Lower East Side (Peels) to the Flatiron (Hill Country Chicken) to the Upper East Side (Southern Hospitality). Just an M86 bus ride away, we discovered a new place under construction: Jacob's Pickles.

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    September 7, 2011

    Signage Is Up at the New Sunburnt Calf BK

    Chantal MartineauAnother shrimp on the BK?​ While the rest of us kicked back and enjoyed the long weekend, the folks from Sunburnt Cow were busy at work, as evidenced by the signage for the new Sunburnt Calf in Brooklyn that went up on Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights.

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    July 23, 2011

    Flow of Raw Sewage in Hudson Contained, But Area Might Smell Like Dead Rats

    Lay off the kayaking for a while. ​The raw sewage seeping out of the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem has been contained as of 9:30 p.m. yesterday. However, it's advisable to refrain from any activities in the Hudson until further notice, as the area "smells like a dead rat," accor ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    New Yorkers Who Think They Have Found the Secret to Dating Have Actually Not

    ​Today the New York Post has the heart-warming story of single New Yorkers who have uncovered the secret to romantic happiness in the city. Confident that people who live in Brooklyn will never travel to the West Village, nor vice versa, these lovely representatives of healthy relationships ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    McCain Frozen Foods Magnate Dead; The Rise of Hash Brownies Without the Hash

    ​David Greco of Mike's Deli in The Bronx, Jake Dell of Katz's, and Nicky and Vinny Defonte of the eponymous Red Hook sandwich shop weigh in on the new generation of delis, including This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, Oxley's Carvery, and Bowery Beef. [NY Post] Wallace McCain, who helped found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Papaye, Uptown African Restaurant and Accra; Lauren Shockey at Tenpenny

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema goes West African at Papaye, Uptown African Restaurant, and Accra. Lauren Shockey finds fun and value in Midtown at Tenpenny.​ Sam Sifton discovers the reason Brooklyn Heightians are staying close to home these days, awarding Colonie one star: "Long and ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Cabrito Is Closing

    Laurieinbaltimore/Flickr​Cabrito, the sort-of Mexican restaurant that Our Man Sietsema once described as "nominally a glorified taqueria," is giving up the goat (sorry, couldn't resist). Sam Sifton got on the horn with Zak Pelaccio and learned that the chef will close his two-year-old restaura ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Lani Kai, Goodbye to Silk Road Palace

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. It looks like Village Tart in Nolita is, in fact, closed for good. The shutter's been down for a month, and now former employees have graffitied their grievances on the window. [Eater] Silk Ro ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    David Coleman 'Out' at Tocqueville; Craig Hopson 'In' at Tolani

    ​Tocqueville is getting a new chef de cuisine. David Coleman left the restaurant and Gregory Vernick, a Jean Georges and Pe Se alum, is taking over. [Eater] Pranna is getting a new menu designed by its fourth chef in less than two years of operation. Keith Kornfeld's vision is "food focused o ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Fairway to Open Branch on UES

    In the biggest Fairway news since the shop's cafe in the UWS branch was given a new lease on life, the Time's FloFab reports that the Upper East Side will get a Fairway at 240 East 86th Street. Fairway partner Howard Glickberg told the Times that the branch will open in about six months and stret ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Gazala, Goodbye to Bon Vivant

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bon Vivant, a Greek diner on Broadway near 12th Street, appears to be closed. The gate is down and the phone is going unanswered. [EV Grieve]​ Gazala Halabi of Gazala Place is opening he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Andrew Pressler 'Out' at Fatty 'Cue; Christopher Lee 'In' at Las Chicas Locas

    ​Scott Conant of Scarpetta has written an open letter to the city of Toronto introducing himself and inviting the city to his restaurant in Miami. [Huffington Post via Eater] Michael Psilakis's is closing down Gus & Gabriel Gastropub on the Upper West Side, but is planning to reopen it in a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Rachael Ray Pissed at Good Housekeeping; Marcus Samuelsson Takes Top Chef Masters

    ​ Michael Psilakis is looking for locations for his next venture in four different Manhattan neighborhoods: Midtown East, Upper West Side, the East Village, and the West Village. Plus, his Williamsburg project is still a "work in progress." Busy man. [Grub Street] Rachael Ray called out Good ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Chatting With Luke Holden: Con Edison, $30 Lobster Rolls, Maine Pride

    Photo courtesy of Luke's LobsterLuke Holden​Luke Holden is loathe to call himself a chef -- "I am no chef" were his first words after he picked up the phone to talk to us -- but he inarguably knows a thing or two about how to make a superlative lobster roll. The son of the owner of one of Main ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Tangled Vine Adds Brunch & Cocktails, Eyes Expansion

    Caleb FergusonTangled Vine spreads its roots.​Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen, with its Evan Spingarn-curated list of organic, biodynamic, and sustainable wines, already has its sights set on a second location. Owner Bruce Kravetz recently revealed that has has looked at potential locations on ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Bike Blessing Ceremony Spurs Brief Interest in DIY Blessings

    ​The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is hosting the 12th annual blessing of the bikes this Saturday at 9:30 am, we have learned from West Side Independent. The Reverend Canon Thomas Miller will sprinkle holy water upon the bikes in attendance, and cyclists who gone up to the big bike path in ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Possible Preview of the Preview of Fatty 'Cue on New Year's Eve

    ​Could this double-smoked pork belly be half a special Fatty 'Cue dish being served at Fatty Crab on New Years Eve? A friend and I were hanging out at the uptown Fatty Crab a couple of evenings ago, with the ostensible purpose of comparing the food at the uptown and downtown branches. (Inquir ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    A Possible Preview of a Preview of Fatty Cue at Fatty Crab(s)

    ​Could this double-smoked pork belly be half a special Fatty 'Cue dish being served at Fatty Crab on New Years Eve? A friend and I were hanging out at the uptown Fatty Crab a couple of evenings ago, with the ostensible purpose of comparing the food at the uptown and downtown branches. (Inquir ... More >>

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