This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema fattens up nicely at Minetta Tavern, while Sarah DiGregorio checks out the Williamsburg banh mi scene at Bep and Nhe Toi. Bruni gets his tapas on, awarding two stars to "expressly Spanish" La Fonda del Sol and one star to the at times "memorable," at times " ... More >>
Zagat reports that Williamsburg Latin steakhouse Pampa Grill has been shuttered. [Zagat] After vendors who were owed money tried to force Town into bankruptcy, the restaurant has closed its doors. [Grub Street] Le Cafe at L'Occitane in SoHo is closed with plans to reopen at another location. The b ... More >>
First, like the rubes that we are, we drank hot sake. Then, we discovered that heating it was all just a ruse to mask cheap wine. So, we started ordering it cold. Eventually, we learned the differences between junmai-shu and ginjo-shu and experimented with milky unfiltered stuff in dark sake dens li ... More >>
I stopped by 172 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg yesterday to see how Banh Mi's construction is going (the space used to be a Polish butcher shop). Looks nice from the outside, but the paper over the windows is so throughly taped up, I couldn't see inside. No one seemed to be working, so maybe they' ... More >>
When five o'clock struck, the line was already around the block for the Bacon Takedown at Radegast (click to savor). Over the last year or so, the defining event in the Brooklyn culinary scene has become the recipe cook-off, whether it involves baby pig, mac-and-cheese, chili, or chowder. Yeste ... More >>
All hail the lonely cotton-candy vendor, his wares umbrella'ed above him in pastel, particolored splendor. A harbinger of spring, he waits for the first children to arrive in the park across the street in Richmond Hill, Queens (click to enlarge). At 113th Street and Park Avenue in Ma ... More >>
The W slideshow about kids in Williamsburg dressing in "Recession Fashion" -- described in the text as "vests and newsboy caps," but shown to include floral headpieces, suspenders, and vintage dresses -- reminds us of nothing so much as the brief vogue 35 years ago for modified 20's-wear inspired by ... More >>
Brooklyn director Marcin Ramocki isn't trying to ridicule Williamsburg in his new documentary, Brooklyn DIY (debuting at the Museum of Modern Art tomorrow), although it might come across as such. In the film Ramocki, who also directed the video game documentary 8 BIT, examines the creative renaiss ... More >>
Spotted on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. So true, it hurts.
Spotted this van in the netherworld under the BQE in Williamsburg. One side bore the enthusiastic slogan "Eat Your Baby." Is it the name of a band, or advice to the stroller-pushing hordes appearing on Bedford? Either way, the Voice cannot condone cannibalism. This cryptic bumper sticker ... More >>
(photo: I'm Not Sayin')Sad news from Williamsburg. The former Miss Williamsburg Diner, more recently 718, on Kent Avenue was gutted by a fire early this morning. The establishment is said to have suffered "extensive" damage, while the building next door known as "Monster Island" suffered minor damag ... More >>
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Can't dykes all just get along?