West Village

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Birch Coffee Grows Into Small UES Space

    In just two years, Midtown East has become one of the best neighborhoods in the city for specialty coffee -- to the point that writing that sentence has actually become redundant -- and now its influence is expanding beyond its borders. You can now find great coffee as far north as 62nd Street, than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Seven 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 classic 1940s diner hits the West Village, a successful LA restaurant finds a home in Brooklyn, and Hell's Kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    A Taste of What You Should Order at The Black Ant

    It was early May when The Black Ant (60 Second Avenue, 212-598-0300), a contemporary Mexican restaurant in the East Village, soft-opened its doors to a select few. There was a sturdy doorman dressed in black consulting a clipboard of names, an actual velvet rope, a truncated red carpet, and one of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Six 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 beer garden in the Financial District, a Woody Allen inspired speakeasy, and a no-frills American pub in the West ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Seven Years in, Market Table Is in Good Hands

    For this week's review, I headed to The Clam (420 Hudson Street, 212-242-7420), Mike Price and Joey Campanaro's sleek bivalve-centric restaurant. It's an aesthetic departure from the partners' other West Village establishment Market Table (54 Carmine Street, 212-255-2100) (and from Campanaro's Littl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Where to Eat Cheaply This Week

    Eating out gets really expensive really quickly in New York City, which makes it a tough place to subsist if you're scraping by until your next paycheck or trying to save a few bucks. If that's you this week -- perhaps you lost a Super Bowl bet? -- check out our round-up of cheap eats, a list we'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Annisa Chef Anita Lo Considers Her Legacy: "What's the Story of Me As a Chef?"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Mark Carson Was One of 5 Anti-Gay Attacks in Manhattan This Month Alone

    On Friday night, Mark Carson was walking with a male friend in the West Village when three men started following them. "Look at these faggots," one said, before taking out a revolver and shooting Carson in the face, according to charges filed Sunday. The 32-year-old was pronounced dead shortly there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Sietsema on Cole's Greenwich Village; Rao on Alder

    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:

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    10 Best Restaurants for Vegetarian Food in New York (Even if You're Not a Vegetarian!), 2013 Edition

    There are plenty of vegetarian-friendly restaurants in New York. Some deal in chewy gluten strips and meat facsimiles, others turn out raw foods and seed pastes, but there are plenty of places where you don't need to be a devotee to enjoy the food. Go for a meatless meal at these restaurants for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    The Unusual Japanese Cooking of Chez Sardine

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Checking Out the New Breakfast at Rosemary's in the Village

    A flying wedge of flavor, the salmon panino at Rosemary's Breakfast is the new frontier. The lure is lower prices and less crowdedness. And a really relaxing meal. This was precisely what FiTR found at the new breakfast service offered by West Village restaurant Rosemary's.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    100 Reasons to Eat and Drink Downtown Today (and Tomorrow, and the Day After That)

    Last week, we did a lot of reporting on restaurants operating in the dark, doing whatever they could to provide light and food to those who needed it. We checked in on our review restaurants, both of which happened to be in blackout zones, and found one had stayed open all week, while the other floo ... More >>

  • News

    October 31, 2012

    Sandy's Wrath

    The Village Voice's Hurricane Coverage

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    La Maison du Toasted Cheese

    The toasted cheese is perfectly executed, but expect to pay for it. Serving single products in general, and limiting oneself to toasted cheese sandwiches in particular, has been a common meme of urban dining, both in small storefronts and vended from trucks. So the menu of newly opened La Maison d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Say Goodbye To Malaga, Diablo Royale Este

    Malaga, which was closed on August 25, after racking up 77 points in a DOH inspection is still closed even though their voicemail says they'll be back on September 5. [NY Eater] Porchetta.Hog is temporarily closed. Although it's located just a couple of blocks away from Sara Jenkins' Porchetta, th ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 2012

    Masak: Asian Rustic

    They're slinging Singapore food in the East Village

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Q&A, Part 1: Dan Ross-Leutwyler of Bellwether on His Culinary Background, Transitioning to Brooklyn, and the Fatty Crew

    [See More Interviews: Chez Jose's Jose Ramirez-Ruiz and Pam Yung | The Chipped Cup's Karen Cantor and Andrew Ding] Perched at the crossroads between Union Avenue, Richardson Street, and North 11th, the mint-green, retro-decorated Bellwether is not a newcomer to the Williamsburg scene. But with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Frozen Kefir (Frokefir?): New Summer Treat Busts Out

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Co. Chef Jim Lahey Gives Advice to Chefs and Reveals More on Sullivan Street Bakery 2.0

    Yesterday we spoke with Jim Lahey, innovator of no-knead bread and author of the soon-to-be released book, My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home. He explained how making pizza at home is actually much easier than you'd expect and also told us about how he's using hookworm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Where Was I Eating? Berimbau

    And thus a quick end to this week's round of Where Am I Eating? Not many guesses, but it only takes one correct one to win! I was eating at Berimbau, the cozy restaurant on Carmine Street named for the Brazilian percussion instrument. If you want to get into the spirit of Rio's Carnival -- which is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Tepito's Quesadilla Is Full of Shroomy Cheesiness

    Lauren ShockeyCheese, please​First Avenue near 13th Street has seen a lot of restaurant turnover recently. In addition to the just-unveiled Sao Mai and BaoBQ, there's a new Mexican restaurant on the block called Tepito (228 First Avenue, 212-777-7980). As the East Village Local notes, the eate ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 30, 2011

    Mas (la grillade): The Will to Grill

    Galen Zamarra plays with fire in the West Village

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Tertulia; Lauren Shockey at Hot Kitchen

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema tries Tapas at West Village newcomer Tertulia. He loves the piqueos, but advises against the main picks, as they seem "poorly executed." Lauren Shockey samples the spice of dining life with Hot Kitchen, an East Village Chinese resto. The only not-so-hot plat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Banana Leaf

    Going bananas for Malay plates​This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples screwpine at Banana Leaf, Sunset Park's new Malaysian outpost. Slurp the super-sour asam laksa for a true sense of the archipelago's aromas. Eric Asimov savors Sushi Yasuda. His verdict: Even with the departure of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Long Running Lesbian Bar Rubyfruit Swaps Identities, Now Budhu Lounge

    ​The current identity of the space at 531 Hudson is Budhu Lounge, and the slogan is "Eat-Drink-Love." Landmark West Village lesbian bar Rubyfruit is no more. Well, actually, it hasn't been since 2008, when the name was changed following financial and legal problems reported in the New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    "Twin Towers" on Sixth Avenue About a Mile Apart

    Steven Thrasher​Yesterday, we wrote about how from the middle of Sixth Avenue in the West Village, you can get a view that is eerily reminiscent of what the Twin Towers looked like from the same spot a decade ago. The optical illusion is created by the pairing of the Trump SoHo Tower and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Former West Village Restaurant Properties Being Converted to Retail Stores

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at He Nan Flavor; Lauren Shockey at Beecher's Handmade Cheese

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers authentic Henan on the Lower East Side at He Nan Flavor. Lauren Shockey sips a Grilled Cheese Martini at Beecher's Handmade Cheese.Liz BarclayCurd-ish pleasures at Beecher's​ Adam Platt isn't exactly charmed by the new West Village Fatty 'Cue ( ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 14, 2011

    Left Bank: A Trip Down Meh-mory Lane

    You've seen it all before at this new West Village bistro

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    The Corner Bistro's Burger May Very Well Be Overrated

    Corner Bistro​The 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?

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Rebecca MarxLemon chess pie, Scratch Bakery, Durham, N.C.​Friday, finally. So now a look back at the four days that preceded it. Our 10 best things to eat during the dog days of summer. Blue Smoke's Kenny Callaghan talks about the new location of Blue Smoke, his favorite barbecue spots, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    June 28, 2011

    Where Was I Eating? Dos Toros

    Lauren Shockey​Once again, another round of Where Am I Eating? has been swiftly conquered. This one was a tad easier than others, with only so many burrito joints in this town. I was, in fact, eating at the recently-opened West Village branch of Dos Toros, the Bay Area-style burrito peddler. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Our 10 Best Places to Eat in NYC on Gay Pride Weekend

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Places to Eat in NYC on Gay Pride Weekend

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Monument Lane's Fluke Fingers and Fish Bellies Ain't No Gordon's Fish Sticks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    West Village, Monday 10:15pm

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Where Was I Eating? Kin Shop

    Lauren Shockey​Fork in the Road readers, you're all so smart. Or at least omnivorous and possessing photographic memories. For this week's Where Am I Eating? I was, indeed, dining at Kin Shop, Harold Dieterle's excellent modern Thai restaurant in the West Village.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Yes, It's Time for Spring Restaurant Previews

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Lievito's Unique Northern Italian Pizzas

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Where Am I Eating? Smörgås Chef

    Lauren Shockey​ Fork in the Road readers prove that they're the original foodspotters, with this week's answer correctly submitted by gargupie. Congratulations! Email me to claim to your cookbook. The dish pictured was in fact the cold-water shrimp sandwich with dill dressing and a dollop o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Crumbs to Go Public, Further Inflict Itself on Public

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    Happy Friday everybody. Here are some of our favorite posts from the week that was. A very (very) minimalist hot dog in Chicago The West Village Restaurant so snobby it doesn't want your money True, we swear: Former vegetarians are becoming butchers We put new cookbook Takashi's Noodles to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Chocolate Crack

    A new paradigm in chocolate retailing is upon us, or should I say a new cult has infiltrated our ranks? Right before Christmas it moved into a large and long-vacant West Village space at the corner of Bleecker and West 10th. Pure Dark was a store that vended only dark chocolate, often presente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Summer Friday Short Cuts, from Co-Op City to Qdoba

    The power outage that briefly left much of Co-Op City dark this morning is over, reports WCBS. The Battle of Brooklyn sounds like it should be your favorite Revolutionary War battle, until you realize our side lost it. Nonetheless amNY's Richard Pyle commemorates the August 29th anniversary of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Second Avenue Met Foods Threatened by NYU Rent Increases

    East Village residents are circulating a petition to ask NYU to keep the Met Foods grocery store in its current home on 2nd Avenue. Word of the store’s potential closure has been making the online real estate blog-rounds — it began with Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, then made the rounds ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2006

    Poacher's Paradise

    Culinary empire spreads to the West Side Highway

  • Dining

    February 3, 2004

    Mad Cow Strikes!

    French-kissing a duck tongue on West 13th, with a pizza chaser

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