Need a reprieve from an intense week? Or maybe you just need to get out more? This weekend's line-up includes plenty of art, music, endless drinks, and food, of course, too.
Need to get away for a few hours? No matter what the changing season brings, take solace in the fact great brunch places are there when you need them. Here's a round up of a few retreats we've scouted out for some temporary relief.
Anita Lo had a stellar restaurant upbringing -- she worked under David Bouley, Guy Savoy, Michel Rostang, and David Waltuck at Chanterelle before she took a turn running the burners at Mirezi. But in 2000, she was craving creative control, and so she and her then-partner Jennifer Scism decided to st ... More >>
Celebrate seven years of Trouble & Bass
We'd like to pretend we're too cool to care about the new member of Britain's royal family, but did we click on the news alert that announced the Duchess of Cambridge had popped out a baby boy? Yes, yes we did, and we'll keep one eye on news on this subject, too, until the tiny prince has a name. ... More >>
Later this year, we'll pen our Best of NYC issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes, and drinks. Until then, you can get a tast ... More >>
Bistro musical chairs
This week Robert Sietsema reviewed Cole's Greenwich Village, a West Village restaurant in a building "shaped like a wedge of brie," while Tejal Rao took a crack at Alder, Wylie Dufresne's new spot in the East Village. Sietsema begins with a history lesson:
Maki Tempura -- a deep fried, nori-wrapped roll filled with shrimp and avocado -- is one of Chez Sardine's unusual izakaya offerings. Chez Sardine is the fifth link in the Little Wisco chain, radiating outward from the statue of General Sheridan in the West Village's Sheridan Square. The place pro ... More >>
Veranda hasn't had the best luck with state politics. After being fined $200,000 for underpaying employees last year, and losing its liquor license, the West Village has closed its doors. The restaurant/ lounge was issued violations from the Department of Buildings for illegally running a nightclub. ... More >>
Crab Spot in Park Slope opened this week and is serving seafood pots and surf and turf. According to their Twitter, the grand opening special is Maryland Blue Crabs. Free drink with your entree, they promise. 33 Union St.
This nicely turned out (and relatively inexpensive at $7) breakfast is Dish #10 in our countdown. 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.
Dish #12 is pretty luxurious for a ham and cheese 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.
Considering women now buy more than half the wine that ends up on the American table, a few companies have devised marketing tricks to stand out. I submit the following: Exhibit A The wine purse. No, there aren't pockets for your cell phone, mirror and gloss. That might make the packaging useful as ... More >>
In theory, I should love wine bars -- I drink a lot of wine, and I often trade evenings in my dinky, NYC apartment for nights out. But I often cringe when I hear the term, since every restaurant proprietor takes poetic license to call their beverages a "wine list" and their establishment a "wine bar ... More >>
16 Handles Frozen Yogurt is expanding across Manhattan with four additional stores. Already opened: Chelsea at 178 8th between 19th and 20th streets. Slated to open late August: Murray Hill at 428 Third Avenue between 29th and 30th streets. October opening: SoHo at 240 Lafayette between Spring and P ... More >>
Some time in the last few days, the red Marshal's Notice appeared in the window of Lafayette French Pastry. West Village old-timer Lafayette French Pastry, 26 Greenwich Avenue, was seized by marshals pursuant to an eviction notice in the last few days, and the gates were up during what would have ... More >>
Where do you intend to use that thing? Kips Bay? New York real estate makes for some mighty screwy bedfellows. No sooner had coffee-bar-turned-restaurant Doma been unceremoniously ejected from its West Village digs at the corner of Perry Street and Waverly Place than the brown paper went up in the ... More >>
The serving size known as "Skinny" and the frozen kefir flavor called "Classic" Kefir is a fermented milk beverage that was invented in the Caucasus Mountains between the Black and Caspian seas millennia ago. It was originally the soured camel's milk carried in leather saddle bags, which often gen ... More >>
WORST: A seemingly homemade clock featuring a chocolate donut, Hershey bar, and three semi-wrapped kisses. [click to enlarge] Every year, the West Village's Perry Street Block Association throws an open-air block party, which is more of a down-at-the-heels flea market that a peddler of tube socks ... More >>
Run through 'Little Bohemia'
Handbag store, Bleecker Street, West Village, Sunday, 8:45pm
Galen Zamarra plays with fire in the West Village
Once a pie shop and cafe Routinely, monthly round-ups of restaurant openings and closings show twice as many openings as closings, as we mentioned in our recent pessimistic assessment of the challenges facing restaurateurs today. We're apparently in a huge hospitality bubble, wherein any p ... More >>
Corner BistroThe Corner Bistro has been in the news lately more for its eastward expansion to Queens than its storied hamburger, a situation that A Hamburger Today has taken it upon itself to rectify by asking what plenty of have already asked: Is the Corner Bistro's burger overrated?
Food trucks are soooo passé. You can barely walk down the street without hitting one with your fancy new handbag! Since we as a city do not sit and stagnate (unless it's today) but instead ebb and flow like the sewage-filled tides, there is a new entry in the truck camp. There are vibrator t ... More >>
Aube, once an area that simply supplied grapes to the more important production regions in Champagne, is coming to be known for its own independent winemakers. [NY Times] Hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams is launching a new dessert liqueur with Diageo called Qream, which will target "women wh ... More >>
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 >>
Le Petite Puppy, that adorable Christopher Street store that you can't help gazing into the newspaper-shaving-coated puppy-housing windows of for hours and hours, and maybe even going inside even though you have no intention of buying a puppy nor do you believe in pet stores, really, has issu ... More >>
Stucco-covered Julius' may be the city's very first gaystropub. Why is the weather always hot as hell during Pride Weekend? Your best refuge -- before, during, or after the march -- is in a well-air-conditioned restaurant for a meal or snack (with a frozen cocktail or two, if you prefer). ... More >>
Hmmm, Bone Lick B-B-Q -- the name and location are right, but will it score high on the other criteria? This being the week of Fork in the Road's Big Gay Food Blog, there was really no other choice for Our 10 Best than ferreting out the optimum places near the parade march route to eat brunc ... More >>
Guess what's on it! (Click on image to enlarge.) 900 Degrees is the city's latest newfangled pizza parlor, descended from Tony's Pizza Napolitana, one of the first establishments to bring Neapolitan-style pies to San Francisco two years ago. Now you can taste that ur-pie and a couple dozen ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyHave some fish on Friday, or every day!Monument Lane (103 Greenwich Avenue, 212-255-0155), the relatively new West Village restaurant that took over the old Day-O digs, has been quietly establishing itself as a spot for tasty, slightly upscaled comfort foods. And a recent visit ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Crab Boil Back Forty Tuesday, June 14th, 7 p.m. Peter Hoffman's East Village spot Back Forty will kick off summer by throwing its first Crab Boil of the season. For ... More >>
The Fusion Arts Museum on Manhattan's Lower East Side has a new exhibit entitled "Store Buyout: The Art of Convenience," which started with artist Kyle MacDonald and his crew entering the West Village's Hercules Fancy Grocery with a briefcase full of cash. They inform the man behind the counter that ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Nicky's Pho in the East Village has closed just three months after it opened. Co-owner Billy Dang said there wasn't enough foot traffic. [Grub Street] Charlie Palmer's Métrazur restaurant in ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Michael Feingold muses on the current state of theater, cost-cutting and all. "The arts can find ways out of their straitened financial situation," he says, going on to talk about the folks in New York theater who help, and have helped, give it meaning. Related: Eric G ... More >>
The White Horse on Hudson Street is one of the city's oldest bars, long associated with Dylan Thomas and other literary figures. The tables outside are incredibly uncomfortable. Monday is usually a slack night in the restaurant industry, which is why the timing of this perfect spring day -- ... More >>
riverdaze.blogspot.comCrocuses. Like restaurants, sort of.Allegedly, spring is coming, and Time Out New York is celebrating this week with a preview of the "top restaurants and bars you need to know about" once it stops freezing. Among the rag's 11 choices are Danny Meyer's Untitled, the new ... More >>
Certainly, we are bacchanalian sorts, at least, this half of Runnin' Scared is. And we've gotten into all sorts of scrapes while intoxicated that would have caused great pain had we been sober (Drunk Bike Accident of '09, you were a doozy). But this is a cautionary tale to EVEN US. Via the Ne ... More >>
The Wurstel is topped with German sausages that look and taste a lot like hot dogs. WTF? This week, Counter Culture examines Lievito, a new pizzeria in the West Village where the pies reflect Northern Italian flavor preferences. The handsome tiled oven produces a range of pies -- many with ... More >>
sheckysnightlife.comEast Village taqueria standby Mercadito Cantina (172 Avenue B, 212-388-1750) will be shuttering its doors at the end of the month and will turn into an event space. Per Mercadito's rep, the space will be utilized for "innovative cooking demonstrations by Chef Sandoval, be ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Chilean sandwich shop Barros Luco in Midtown has closed after a little more than a year in operation. [Grub Street] Galaxy Global Eatery, a restaurant specializing in hemp-based cuisine, has c ... More >>
Rebecca MarxCrumbs, dissected.Not content to limit their detritus to the streets of the West Village, cupcakes, The New York Times reminds us today, are not going anywhere.
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Boqueria Soho & Flatiron Welcome the new year with a nine-course tapas tasting menu. There are two seatings -- 6 and 9 p.m. -- priced at $65 and $95, respectively. ... More >>
The CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases has found that one in six Americans gets sick, as opposed to one in four, which was previously reported. [WebMD] A 90-year-old Harlem man mugged after leaving a Key Food received $500 in cash and $500 in gift cards from t ... More >>
zimbio.comFamous people get hungry too Because no trip to New York City is complete without a celebrity spotting, ABC News has compiled a list of places where the stars like to hang out and dine. You can be just like famous people! Except they won't have to endure long waits and reservatio ... More >>
Gabriel Stulman offers you a seat at his high-end general store
Free readings of 14 new plays
French-kissing a duck tongue on West 13th, with a pizza chaser