• Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    At Westville, the Best Meal Is Built With Sides

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Westville East (173 Avenue A, 212-677-2033) Neighborhood: East Village Cuisine: American

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Westville's Smoky Mac & Cheese, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Smoky mac & cheese from Westville (multiple locations), $8 A cold-weather favorite from a neighborhood staple.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    The 10 Best Macaroni and Cheeses in NYC

    Unless you're a lactose-intolerant celiac, odds are you've got a soft spot for macaroni and cheese. Among the numerous dishes that make up the comfort food lexicon, the spruced up noodles hit that perfect balance of crisp crust and gooey interior, and the top renditions can be downright mesmerizing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    10 Things the NYC Dining Scene Does Better Than Anywhere Else

    With tens of thousands of brick-and-mortar restaurants and even more kiosks, delis, and roadside stands where you can grab a bite to eat, there's no place in the world like New York City when it comes to food and drink--you could spend your entire life eating and drinking here without conquering all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Where Was I Eating? Here's A Clue

    No correct guesses yet to where I was eating this past week. It's not Westville or Pastis. The joint opened in 2010 and features an extensive beer menu and by-the-book pub snacks like spinach and artichoke dip and juicy sliders. [See Where Else I Ate: Babbo | Crif Dogs]

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Dish No. 31: Westville East's Veggie Burger

    Rebecca Marx​ Westville East is our go-to for unassuming yet often very well-prepared comfort food. This is in part because of the restaurant's veggie burger, which is as idiosyncratic as it is delicious.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Westville East's Blueberry Pie Is a Slice of Summer

    Rebecca Marx​ Along with barbecued pork ribs, egg foo young, and fried catfish, blueberry pie deserves pride of place on the menu of classic American dishes. Pie settled this country along with the Pilgrims, who adapted their recipes to incorporate the fruits and berries of their adopted home. ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 25, 2011

    Summer Guide: Eat the Phreak -- Make This Summer Your Salad Days

    At Gazala Place, Nice Matin, Gottino, and a host of other NYC restaurants

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Our 10 Best Veggie Burgers in NYC

    Rebecca MarxHillstone's meaty, beaty, big and bouncy veggie burger.​Ah, veggie burgers. For so long regarded as the bête noire of vegetarian cuisine, they've been slowly but surely breaking free of their Morningstar-Boca shackles, thanks to a number of restaurants who have started to tre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Eat Plain Foods?

    almostbourdain.blogspot.comThe plain Jane of poultry​Ann C. Asks: Where should I go if I only like plain foods and chicken? Dear Ann: Only plain foods and chicken? That is a bit of a challenge, given the often ambitious culinary landscape in New York City. But here are a few places that mig ... 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 >>

  • NYC Life

    August 23, 2005

    Dog Run

    The great regional frankfurters, in NYC