This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema and Sarah DiGregorio bring you Izakaya Week. They check out Rockmeisha in the West Village and Qoo Robata Bar in Williamsburg, respectively, for satisfying Japanese pub grub.
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Today, Our Man Sietsema and I present Izakaya Week for your reading, eating and drinking pleasure. Izakayas are Japanese pubs that serve lots of alcohol, and a large selection of snacks--noodles, grilled meat and seafood, fried chicken, rice porridge, and so on.Our Man Sietsema is at Rockmeisha, whe ... More >>
Saturday evening, just thinking about dinner before heading out to a rock club, I got a text from Zak Pelaccio: "Come up for some eats tonight," and later, by way of further incentive: "I have some baby lamb and some other fun." The carrion call of roast flesh was irresistible. I knew I couldn't r ... More >>
Rebecca SmeyneStill so mad I missed this...
This will seem strange, but the Oscars were not even a week ago. Not that they were all that memorable--at this point, we only retain a foggy recollection, something about a Beck song and James Franco recommending a certain book on the red carpet...
To b ... More >>
As the blind man cries in Los Olvidados, "One less! One less!" Magic Johnson's Viridian condoplex in Greenpoint opened its doors to buyers optimistically with a "Buy Low -- Live Large Party." But even before it debuted, people were skeptical: Miss Heather laughed at it ("Who wouldn't want to pa ... More >>
The Brides.com annual Valentine's Day mass wedding takes place tomorrow at the top of the Empire State Building. This year the event includes its first same-sex couple.
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Oh, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, now we will never be together. You will never sit in boxer shorts at the foot of my bed, singing "Buriedfed" in husky a cappella (yeah that song is about predicting your own suicide, but in a sexy way), and we will never spend a sun-dappled afternoon strolling ... More >>
The Solitary Cyclist at Monkey Town
Food blogging luminaries turned out Saturday night at Monkey Town in Williamsburg to bid farewell to Ganda Suthivarakom of eatdrinkmanwoman.com. She's leaving this week for a six month stint in Stockholm. The band she fronts as lead singer -- The Solitar ... More >>
The post where I tell a cute couple what's what
Let me, first, formally apologize for perpetuating the rumor last week that Williamsburg drums-and-keys duo Matt and Kim are profoundly cute. "We try to push away the 'cute' factor a lot, but it just keeps coming," Kim told me. And then I went and wr ... More >>
The Observer portrays the impending demise of the W train as "Another W New Yorkers Not Sad to See Go," because the line, which runs on weekdays from Whitehall Street in Manhattan to Ditmars Boulevard in Queens, offers crappy service -- the lowest-ranked by the Straphangers' Campaign. This follows t ... More >>
Chris Day: Faile fed on Mighty Mouse instead of Mao?
Now that Matt & Kim have an instrumental jam on their upcoming full-length Grand called "Cinders," Cinders Gallery may be Williamsburg's M79--except not smelly. Tonight there's an excellent group show from Closed Caption Comics, a 'zine collecti ... More >>