In this interview, Flatiron Lounge (37 West 19th Street, 212-727-7741) and Clover Club (210 Smith Street, Brooklyn, 718-855-7939) owner Julie Reiner reveals her go-to cocktail, predicts what we'll be drinking next, and weighs in on the bartender/mixologist debate.
In case you missed it, our week in review: We launched a new drinks column with 10 awesome tips for wine rookies! After debating the future of food trucks, we got a taste of Colombian-style roast chicken, and discovered a funny new word.
Talk about an extensive herb garden. Located on top of North Square Restaurant in the Washington Square Hotel, Jake's Edible Garden is an herb garden that has just sprouted and will be providing all the herbs for executive chef Yoel Cruz's dishes. The herbs, chilies, and tomatoes come from Oak Gro ... More >>
flickr/19melissa68A-tisket a-tasket , a lovely wicker picnic basketThe weather might be wonky, fluctuating from cold to hot like a menopausal gal, but that just means you need to take advantage of the sunny day while you can. And the best way to do that would be with a picnic. Now that Fork ... More >>
Jenn and Tony Bot/FlickrIt's time to celebrate!Coreen K. asks: I'm going to be visiting New York for my son's NYU graduation. Can you recommend some restaurants where we can have a nice but simple lunch near the campus? Dear Coreen: Well, first off, congratulations to your son for graduatin ... More >>
Naturally, this record shows up quite a bitAs our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City winds down, we thought we'd reach out to a bunch of musicians with a simple question: What's your favorite Dylan song?
In the '70s and '80s, knowing Bob Dylan was one of the most crucial skills of being a good rock critic, right alongside "a smug sense of entitlement" and "snorting this whole table of blow." But how does he fare among a new generation of critics? For young rock writers, Bob is basically an in ... More >>
"Fortunately, I didn't have too much time to think about it." Scarlet Rivera may well be the most famous post-Band musician to play behind Bob Dylan. Two reasons: a violin that stands out more than, say, even the most stylistic bass or drum set, and one hell of a story. In February 1976, Pe ... More >>
So we've spent the week revisiting old Greenwich Village Bob Dylan landmarks, thanks to the tireless work of SOTC writer/interviewer Rob Trucks and video guru Jeremy Krinsley; they've dropped by the Gaslight, Jones Street, Cafe Wha?, and the Washington Square Hotel, among various other Dylano ... More >>
Photo via Fred W. McDarrah, there from the start.Yes, it was Dylan Week here at SOTC, a veritable orgy of Greenwich Village-scouring videos (with installments covering Cafe Wha?, Jones Street, the Gaslight, and Washington Square Hotel, or just enjoy the whole thing in one shot here), along wi ... More >>
We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City with videos, artist tributes, and old Voice stories. Already we've seen a stage-crashing, fruit-throwing Mods vs. Rockers brawl at one of Dylan's early electric shows and a glowing review of the kinder, gentler Blo ... More >>
"i'm hoping if i ever meet bob dylan that i don't end up pinned under a garage door."To continue our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City, we've asked folk singer/jovial Renaissance Man Todd Snider for his thoughts on Dylan's legacy, and his intimidating ... More >>
Try and guess which famous song Bob wrote at this spot while you enjoy one of the six best margaritas in New York City. Pic by Trucks.All this week we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in Manhattan; with Cafe Wha? and Jones Street behind us, day three of our video tou ... More >>
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City, we're rolling out a host of essays, videos, old Voice clips, and assorted fanfare. Here, professor, author, and critic David Yaffe explains why 1961 was the year Dylan could never forget, and never duplicate. A simpler time ... More >>
Tic Tac Toe wasn't there at the time, no. Pic by Trucks.As Monday marked the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City, we move now to the second Jeremy Krinsley-helmed video in our week-long celebration. Today's tour stop features 161 West Fourth Street, the site of Dylan's fi ... More >>
Photo by the incomparable Fred W. McDarrah/Getty ImagesBob Dylan's life is short on concrete facts and figures, very much by design, but the experts seem to agree on this one: The man born Robert Zimmerman arrived in NYC on January 24, 1961, exactly a half-century ago. He immediately started ... More >>
Pic by Trucks.Today marks the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City: To celebrate, each day this week we'll be taking you to a different landmark integral to the half-century-old Bob-in-NYC story, hosted by the most deadpan voice-over guy in history (that'd be me) and filme ... More >>
We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City with videos, artist tributes, and old Voice stories about the man, the latter starting with this piece, first published on September 2, 1965, on the tension between Mods and Rockers at an early show during the divi ... More >>
Sud-slinging santas toast the season