April, with her intermittent beautiful days interspersed with rainstorms, is such a tease. Let's all agree to embrace the spring weather by wetting our whistle on the cheap.
'Inoteca (98 Rivington Street, 212-614-0473) needs wine drinkers. Open since 2004, the restaurant started last night's service with 1,300 bottles in total, each one of which needs to be drained to dregs before Sunday morning at 4 a.m. when the doors will close for good. "We're hoping to get through ... More >>
The first day of a new year brings with it hope, resolutions, and, depending on the previous night's festivities, a well-seasoned hangover. While sleep and caffeine are sound weapons of choice, there's perhaps no better fix than the hair of the dog, and perhaps no better combating cocktail than the ... More >>
Falafel sandwich from Taïm (222 Waverly Place, 212-691-1287), $6.25 Even if you're unconcerned with saving a few bucks, this West Village Middle Eastern spot should be on your list.
It doesn't matter that Thanksgiving is one of the biggest homemade meal holidays of the year -- apartment kitchens in NYC are still tiny, and the prospect of turning a full feast out of a set-up that resembles an E-Z-Bake oven and a Bunsen burner is daunting at best. If you're inclined to let someon ... More >>
While the weather forecasters throw darts to predict how the rest of the week will turn out, the rest of us would probably like to have a little consistency in our lives. Hence, the midweek happy hour. Here's a look at some places you might like to get stuck inside whenever the next tornado or hail ... More >>
You could head upstate on an apple picking trip this weekend, but if you're feeling like it's a little early for that, there are plenty of fall activities happening in the city to get you in a more autumnal mood. Here's a look at where to head.
We caught up with Vanessa Repice last week, who detailed her desire to reclaim a bit of her West Village neighborhood, where she's been a resident for 12 years, and restore some of the charm she's seen ebb away via her new restaurant Charlemagne. But as with most areas of this city, some of her ne ... More >>
Harold Dieterle's West Village restaurant, Perilla, has launched a Monday night three-course spring menu. The family-stye meal includes dishes like wild rice with eggplant and cherry tomatoes, lamb-stuffed artichoke, and bay leaf sorbet. Make a reservation for $34 a person. 9 Jones Street; 212-929-6 ... More >>
Gabriel Stulman added another West Village restaurant to his dossier. Chez Sardine is his newest endeavor, following Fedora, Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, and Perla. Chez Sardine is an izakaya set against a menu featuring things like a foie gras and smoked cheddar grilled cheese sandwich. 183 W ... More >>
Big Gay Ice Cream opened a storefront in the West Village yesterday. No sparkly unicorn murals just yet, but Salty Pimps are up for grabs. 61 Grove St.
While the vast majority of West Village residents had power restored last week after a harrowing five-day blackout following Hurricane Sandy, the trauma of being without power for a few days can have lingering effects.Those trips to Trader Joe's to replace the perishable gourmet foods that didn't su ... More >>
Jesus Nunez is the chef of Barraca, a newly opened Spanish spot in the West Village owned by Hector Sanz, whose restaurant group is also behind downtown spots Macondo and Rayuela. Formerly of Gastroarte on the Upper West Side, Nunez is dishing out authentic Spanish tapas and paella in West Village ... More >>
Flood waters rising in the West Village after the power went out. Looking toward the Hudson River from the intersection of Perry and Washington streets. In the West Village, prospects for power reinstatement seem grim. The explosion at the 14th Street and Avenue D transformer farm could be seen fr ... More >>
Robert Sietsema is at Chao Thai Too, maybe one of the best Thai places in the city. He notes that they serve blood Jell-O "interspersed with pork meatballs, and crispy stir-fried frog legs flavored with basil (pad kra prao kob). Gnaw on these, and you might never go back to chicken wings." Tejal R ... More >>
Tuesday, September 18 Crab Boil. Fatty Crew Hospitality Group announces the seventh anniversary of Fatty Crab this month. To celebrate, the restaurant will be hosting a Maryland-style crab boil from September 17 through October 17. It's serving blue crabs with "Malay old bay" seasoned water, steamed ... More >>
[See Where Else I Ate: Union Square Cafe | Ai Fiori | The Modern] A big congratulations to phoebey who guessed Babbo Restaurant.
[See More Openings: Wafels & Dinges Expands To Downtown And Brooklyn | Wasabi To Bring Individually Wrapped Sushi To NYC] If you thought Northeast Kingdom was a bit pork obsessed with their home grown pig feast, you were completely wrong. Meet Swine, the new pork-centric bar and restaurant in the W ... More >>
Hopefully this rainy week will turn into a stunningly sunny weekend. No one wants a washed out Memorial Day weekend, so we'll keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best as we make our plans. We're mostly half-glass-full types anyway. With that in mind, we'll offer up a few outdoor eats for the c ... More >>
It took a while but you guessed it. I was eating at Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano, a cozy, rustic Italian joint in the West Village. It's great for brunch and they have one hour unlimited cocktails (the bellini is divine). The dish pictured here is the cianfotta -- two poached eggs with zucchin ... More >>
I review Perla this week, a charming new Italian restaurant in the West Village from restaurateur Gabriel Stulman, with chef Michael Toscano in the kitchen. Read the full review here. I also got a tip on the best kind of eatin' pants:
Sometimes life calls for a glass of wine. Vyne in the West Village focuses on white varietals, and has a particularly interesting selection from Eastern Europe. They have happy hour until 7pm every day. Get your hands on their Gruner Veltliner, Nero d' Avola, Cava Rose, or Six Point for just $5. Jus ... More >>
After a hiatus of only a few weeks, the West Village's Doma reopens. To some, a beloved coffee shop, to others just a pick-up joint for 30-somethings, Doma first appeared a decade ago at the corner of West 4th and Perry Street just off Seventh Avenue South. Ensconced on the parlor floor of a char ... More >>
Devi, the Flatiron Indian restaurant headed by Suvir Saran, is out of business. [Eater] The DOH temporarily shut down the West Village's Little Owl because of a mice infestation. [Diner's Journal]
The fabled Niku-Uni (chuck flap topped with sea urchin) at Takashi. But is it good enough to catapult the restaurant into Our 10 Best? It's been two years since Fork in the Road has offered up a ranking of Our 10 Best West Village Restaurants.
WordRidden / FlickrIt's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and p ... More >>
Chantal MartineauNow it's the West Village who will get Stuffed.After news broke last week that Stuffed Artisan Cannolis would be closing its Lower East Side shop last week, a bit of good news: it's relocating.
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. Moonshine Bar, in Red Hook, has announced it's closing on its Facebook page. The bar was known to have one of the only working cigarett ... More >>
bobonyc.tumblr.com/Bobo's gorgeous garden.Earlier today, we linked to a post on the unromantically named Food Poison Journal about West Village restaurant Bobo being closed due to health department violations this past weekend. The restaurant reopened its doors Tuesday night.
Hercules Fancy Grocery, which has sat on the corner of Morton Street and Seventh Avenue since 1997 and existed in some form in the West Village since 1979, is packing it in by the end of the month. The culprit, as usual, is the rent. According to DNAInfo, the store's owner, Hercules Dimitrato ... More >>
Notice the difference between this and the original place? If you're a fan of Dos Toros, like me, you'll be elated to hear that a new branch has appeared on Carmine Street in the West Village, not all that far from the original on the very short stretch of Fourth Avenue. If you're on a bike, ... More >>
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 >>
Some laid-back Italian charm eases into the West Village
flickr/A Culinary (Photo) JournalHealth food never looked so goodWest Village Japanese restaurant Aki (181 West 4th Street, 212-989-5440) has shifted its focus slightly and now offers macrobiotic fare come lunchtime. Japanese food is already considered to be relatively healthful, so why woul ... More >>
flickr/rdpeytonFlex those musselsAccording to Crain's New York, Flex Mussels owners Alex, Bobby, and Laura Shapiro's bivalve business has done so well over the past three years since its opening, in addition to their Upper East Side and West Village digs, they're currently scouting for an Upp ... More >>
A pair of pineapples flank the stairway of a house on Charles Street, welcoming visitors. After seeing wrought iron pineapples all over the West Village and wondering what they meant, I decided to investigate.
The LionUsually, joints that attract power brokers are awful, with lousy food and terrible service, because when you come down to it, people with power secretly love nothing more than to be humiliated. But The Lion, the cozy West Village eatery at 62 W. 9th Street, deserves to be the king of ... More >>
Small plates, that is. A new West Village tapas bar.
chelle1miracle.blogspot.comFork in the Road is soliciting questions from our readers for our weekly Ask the Critics column. Wondering where to take your girlfriend on a cheap date or need recommendations for Italian restaurants in the West Village? Go ahead, ask us anything, and we'll have a ... More >>
It's been a busy year in home improvements for Westville East, which sparked a bit of a neighborhood kerfuffle earlier this year with its application for a sidewalk café. The Avenue A restaurant has now turned its attentions inwards: according to signs posted in its papered-up windows, ... More >>
Waverly Place, West Village, 11:35 am
In just 11 days' time, the falafel faithful will have new reason to rejoice: That's when, should all go according to plan, TaïmMobile will take to the street. Grub Street brings word that the truck, the four-wheeled incarnation of the tiny West Village takeout counter, will be overseen b ... More >>
Pizza till the wee hours.Late-night revelers in the West Village will now be able to satisfy their craving for pizza until even later. OliO Pizza e Più is now open until 4 a.m. The newish Neapolitan-style pizzeria has also launched a new late-night menu, available every night from 11:30 p.m. ... More >>
This Saturday, Lowcountry, the new Southern restaurant in the West Village, will start offering the requisite brunch, featuring a Kentucky hot brown and shrimp and grits with country ham and red eye gravy, among other dishes. More interesting, though, are the restaurant's new fried chicken a ... More >>
Bar Henry (90 West Houston Street), the purported "American sister" of the West Village's Cafe Henri, opened last night. This wine-centric American bistro, housed in the space formerly occupied by Zinc Bar, is serving up Pat LaFrieda and Niman Ranch-sourced meats prepared by chefs Christian O ... More >>
Bookshelf, St. Luke's Thrift Shop, West Village. As the Depression birthed Monopoly, so the credit crisis has birthed Crunch: The Game for Utter Bankers. Use your Too Big To Fail card! Gay sixth-grade teacher invites students to his commitment ceremony. Jesus freaks go nuts. One asks what would ... More >>
This week, Counter Culture barges into Rockmeisha, a West Village itzakaya, or Japanese pub. The occasion of this invasion was a piece in rameniac.com (Hailey Eber also blogged about it) that claimed the place offered the fourth best ramen noodles in NYC. Indeed, the chashu ramen are delicious, thou ... More >>
Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and fellow cheftestant Leah Cohen make it in Page Six for allegedly "passionately making out" in a West Village bar. As if the finale wasn't bad enough.[NY Post]A Harvard study comparing four different types of diets--high carb, high fat, low fat, and high protein--fo ... More >>
After 41 years in the West Village, the Oscar Wilde Bookshop, believed to be the city's oldest (maybe the world's oldest) serious gay and lesbian bookstore, is slated to close on March 29. "Unfortunately," said owner Kim Brinster in a statement, "we do not have the resources to weather the current e ... More >>