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:
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 >>
When we spotted the rhubarb banana daiquiri on the list at ABC Cocina, we joked that we "don't often see banana in drinks that aren't smoothies." In our interview with beverage manager Ann Marie De Bello this morning, we learned that she added the creative concoction to mirror the bananas on the foo ... More >>
On the Upper East Side, where can you drink a digestif out of this crazy glass, which seems bent on demonstrating a scientific principle? Four years ago Fork in the Road inaugurated the Our 10 Best guides, and we've never looked back. They've proved so popular that readers have asked for some sort ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Rub BBQ on 23rd Street shut its doors after eight years. Dec. 31 was its last day and owner Andrew Fischel posted on Facebook, "The universe has spoken and we must abide." This is after the restaurant survived Hurricane Sandy and a stolen Hummer that crashed into its facade. 208 W. 23rd St.
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.
The ramen ride
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 >>
A nabe's unwanted new waterfront views
The Village Voice's Hurricane Coverage
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 >>
Construction on a pipeline that will bring fracked natural gas under the Hudson and into the West Village was halted for two hours Wednesday when George Pingeon, a member of the opposition group Occupy the Pipeline, chained himself to a backhoe on the construction site. Opponents have been fighting ... More >>
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]
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
They're slinging Singapore food in the East Village
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 >>
See what NYC's restaurant critics have been up to this week: Robert Sietsema files a piece on Rosemary's in the West Village. He compares the restaurant's recipes to that of Italian pasta guru Alfredo Viazzi: "While one is often well-advised not to stray into secondi in Tuscan-style restaurants bec ... More >>
[See More Favorites: 5 Cooling Dishes to Help You Beat the Heat | 5 Best Cheap Eats on Eldridge Street] Despite the hype, Baja-style fish tacos have never quite gotten the traction here we might have expected, still constituting something of a gastronomic rarity in New York. Following are the seven ... More >>
[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 >>
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).
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.
Sex writing done right
At Landbrot, a German bakery and café that opened yesterday in the West Village (137 7th Ave. South), you'll find an entire wall covered with loaves of bread and stands full of pretzels on the front counter.
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 >>
Today is Australia Day. The day when our buddies down under get off of work in order to eat, drink, and attend public celebrations like concerts and festivals. Unfortunately, unlike, Cinco de Mayo or Bastille Day, it's a holiday that Americans rarely piggy-back on turning a traditional soiree int ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Going bananas for Malay platesThis 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 >>
Find your fancy Chinese food in the West Village
Steven ThrasherYesterday, 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 >>
Monica P. asks: Brunch is by far my favorite meal, but I always seem to end up at restaurants that have the same brunch menu, like eggs Benedict, eggs Florentine, buttermilk pancakes, and mimosas. I'm looking for an awesome brunch spot that offers something different. Any ideas? Dear Monica: When ... More >>
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 >>
Lauren ShockeyA side of deliciousness at Left Bank We're not generally fans of ordering sides when frequenting restaurants since they usually end up being a rip-off, like $9 for a single chopped potato that costs, oh, 10 cents. But a recent visit to West Village newcomer Left Bank convinced ... More >>
Bubble and squeak your way through a new Yorkville gastropub
Lauren ShockeyOnce 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 >>
Jody Williams tries a 'gastroteque'—whatever that is
This week in the Voice, David Shapiro and Runnin' Scared's own Joe Coscarelli shadow "Kai," an internet-age heroin dealer who pushes smack on Craigslist. He's not your average dealer; a graduate of "an elite private university in Boston," Kai impatiently paces throughout Manhattan, waiting fo ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyFork 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.
via Gothamist/APA 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 >>
A new study shows that people who eat more trans fats from cheese, milk, or processed foods may have a 48 percent increased risk of depression. [Bloomberg] McDonald's Hamburger University, on the outskirts of Shanghai in China, can be harder to get into than Harvard. [Bloomberg] The Veselka ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Culinary empire spreads to the West Side Highway