West Village

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Chef Einat Admony Is Sick of the Bull Sh*t Hype

    When Einat Admony and her husband Stefan Nafziger first opened the doors to their West Village falafel shop, Taïm (222 Waverly Place, 212-691-1287), in 2007, Admony didn't feel proud. "I was a little ashamed," she admits. "I was at a really nice restaurant before Taïm, and to open a falafel restau ... 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

    December 13, 2013

    Have You Seen This Douche? Pennsylvania Police Need Your Help

    There's a perp on the loose in New York, and he apparently specializes in driving incredibly long distances to rob people. Also, he sounds like a real douche. We got an email yesterday from Detective-Corporal Roy G. Ferrari, who works at the Solebury Township Police Department. Solebury is in Penn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Where to Brunch This Weekend: Korchma Taras Bulba, House of Small Wonder, B.B. King's, and Cornelia Street Café

    The weekend is just about here, which means it's time to head out for celebratory end-of-week drinks -- and then figure out a brunch place where you can ease out of that hangover. A few suggestions for the second part of that equation:

  • 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

    March 20, 2013

    Big Gay Ice Cream Launches New Soft-Serve This Friday

    Doug Quint road tests the old chocolate mix (left) against the new (right). When Doug Quint of Big Gay Ice Cream started selling his enhanced soft-serve from a Mister Softee-type truck back in 2009, he was constrained to use a commercial ice cream mix provided by a local manufacturer, which came i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Kirschen-Clark's Painterly New Food at Café Cluny

    Heirloom beet salad -- Bartlett pear, arugula, ricotta, walnuts First cutting his eye teeth at Jimmy's No. 43, playing a pair of hot plates like a DJ, chef Philip Kirschen-Clark bounced around trying to find a new place that was a good fit. Most recently, he developed a menu at Vandaag representin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Setback for Spectra Pipeline Opponents as State Judge Throws Out Lawsuit

    The juggernaut that is the NJ-NY Expansion Project, familiarly known as the Spectra Pipeline, has crushed another obstacle, bringing the operation of a 30-inch-diameter transmission line full of highly-pressurized explosive natural gas in the heart of the West Village one step closer to reality. Op ... More >>

  • 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

    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

    The West Village, Hurricane Edition

    A nabe's unwanted new waterfront views

  • News

    October 31, 2012

    Sandy's Wrath

    The Village Voice's Hurricane Coverage

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Sandy: A Storm Diary, Updated Mid-Storm

    Perhaps because the waterway is at low tide, the barriers to the Hudson River Park have been removed. Here storm watchers gather on the Christopher Street pier. Despite promises to the contrary in many cases, 95% of the restaurants in the West Village are now closed. Those that remain open, like T ... More >>

  • 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

    October 23, 2012

    See How Much Your Favorite James Bond Drinks, Kills, and Hooks Up

    The Economist has composed a chart of James Bond's alcohol consumption in relation to his take-downs and hook-ups. [See More Drink Up: 5 Great Sodas in NYC | 5 Best West Village Wine Bars | The 10 Best Draft-Beer Bars in New York]

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    5 Great Sodas in NYC

    Now that the days of dropping five bucks on a jumbo, movie theater Coke will be going the way of smoking in bars, New Yorkers might want to consider a carbonation contingency plan. Despite Mayor Bloomberg's approved soda ban, plenty of NYC restaurants are crafting their own sodas in-house. Although ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Homophobic Fatso Sought In West Village McDonald's Slicing

    Cops are looking for a homophobic fatso who slashed a gay guy with a razor blade at a West Village McDonald's earlier this week. But that was only after making homophobic comments to the man.The NYPD released photos of the 350-plus-pound man this morning. He's huge.According to authorities, about 7 ... 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

    August 22, 2012

    Robert Sietsema At Tacos Cachanilla; Tejal Rao At Neta

    Robert Sietsema visits Tacos Cachanilla, one of the city's most evolved taquerias: "Relatively new to New York, these 'market tacos' are fabricated from giant flatbreads too big to be called tortillas. Also within find yellow rice, fried chile strips, onions cooked to softness, and--brace yourself-- ... More >>

  • 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 20, 2012

    New Review: Landbrot

    For this week's review, I visited Landbrot in the West Village (the opening of a sister location in the Lower East Side had been delayed several times over the last few months, but it finally opened this past weekend).

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    The City's Weirdest Frozen Treat? Salted Licorice Pops

    Glistening seductively, the salted licorice frozen pop from Sockerbit If you thought licorice, salt, and dairy products could never occupy the same gastro-space, consider the frozen ice-milk pop flavored with salted licorice recently made available at Sockerbit, for around $4.

  • Voice Choices

    April 11, 2012


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  • 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

    January 25, 2012

    Chilaquiles Migrate North to New York Menus

    Lauren BloombergDon't you want to bathe in El Parador's cheesy crock of chilaquiles?​Belgium boasts its waffles. Japan's sushi customs have spread the world over, and French fries are in every happy meal across the globe. So, what foodstuff to we credit Mexico with exporting? You could say it's ta ... 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Dining

    November 9, 2011

    RedFarm: Dim Sum and Then Some

    Find your fancy Chinese food in the West Village

  • 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 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 14, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Birreria; Lauren Shockey at Left Bank

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema ascends to the summit of Eataly, to Birreria, where "the food is superb." Lauren Shockey is not so impressed by Left Bank: "Although the food and exceptionally friendly service more than pass muster, the culinary creativity is, well, lacking." Sam Sifton, in ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Dining

    July 13, 2011

    Jones Wood Foundry Puts Some English On It

    Bubble and squeak your way through a new Yorkville gastropub

  • 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 >>

  • Dining

    April 20, 2011

    Buvette in the West Village--Wave Hello to Franco Boho

    Jody Williams tries a 'gastroteque'—whatever that is

  • 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 20, 2011

    Brooklyn Building Suffers Heavy Fire Damage; More Than 180 Dead In Libya Protests (Sunday Links)

    via Gothamist/AP​A six-story residential building in Flatbush was partially destroyed by a fire last night. Over 70 people now have to seek housing elsewhere, and two dozen were injured (minor injuries mostly). It took firefighters more than four hours to control the blaze because of last night's ... 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

    December 27, 2010

    West Village Restaurants Largely Dug Out and Accessible, But Can Employees Make It Into Work?

    ​Magnolia Bakery's walks were shoveled, but a shortage of workers kept the place closed. For restaurants in the West Village, digging out from the reported 20 inches of snow last night -- still blowing and drifting in a harsh wind gusting up to 40 mph -- opening the premises to foot traffic w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema approves of Kin Shop: "When [Harold Dieterle] debuted Perilla in 2007, it wasn't a marquee assignment, but a small West Village bistro that gradually attracted a fervent following. Now, after a measured period of time, he's opened a second place a few blocks d ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2006

    Poacher's Paradise

    Culinary empire spreads to the West Side Highway

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