Roberta Morrell's parents first opened the Morrell (1 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-688-9370) wine shop in a 600-square-foot space on 49th Street in 1947, and in the 67 years since, the retailer has moved around Midtown, occupying addresses on 53rd Street and Madison Avenue before making its way back to it ... More >>
"I thought this was a doughnut shop?" The gaunt man asked incredulously. He was standing inside Dough Loco, the latest venture from the team behind ABV, Earl's Beer & Cheese, and the Guthrie Inn.
If you haven't made a reservation for Valentine's Day by now, you're a failure. At least that's how it'll feel as you frantically scroll through OpenTable, only to find you can dine at 5 p.m., 11 p.m., or anytime you like at TGI Fridays. Instead of competing with every jerk in the city for a tabl ... More >>
Happily, New York gets some more South African food
For many years, Jason Corey tended bar in Times Square, where the most popular drinks were Jager Bombs for vacationing bros or Manhattans for elderly diners. Sick of the noise and anonymity, he opened The Immigrant in 2010 (341 East 9th Street). Corey recently explained why he's happy to live like a ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Hollis Famous Burgers, in Jamaica, appears to be closed. The website is down, and the phone line disconnected. [Grub Street] Ci ... More >>
Photo courtesy Jake KleinJake Klein, lover of bone marrow and white wine The Morrell Wine Bar (1 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-262-7700) is one of the city's great spots for downing a glass or two -- its extensive list boasts more than 2,000 different bottles. Pairing food with wine can be tricky, t ... More >>
Chefpogrebinsky.comAlong with Hung Ry, the Castello Plan also has some chef-related news to report.
Leave it to the Terroir gang to find a way to immortalize both German wine and an English wizard while (unintentionally?) poking fun at the self-importance of Vanity Fair. The above creation is one of the newest additions to the wine bar's compendium of dependably iconoclastic menu pages a ... More >>
Who still has VHS tapes, anyway?Ah, New York City in the summer! Generally, we really do love it, despite the on-the-way-to-work sweatiness and fish-in-an-old-sweat-sock smells. But with summer comes air conditioners, and with air conditioners come inept installations into apartment windows, ... More >>
Tarallucci e Vino, the Italian café and wine bar chainlet with three downtown locations, spawned an Upper West Side outpost earlier today. It's located at 475 Columbus Avenue, near West 83rd Street, and it'll be serving breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch. In the evenings, it will bec ... More >>
The coffee cocktails at the Randolph at Broome are well made and not cloying, bringing new cred to the genre. [NY Times] New York's largest beer distributors have agreed to stop selling caffeinated alcoholic drinks like Four Loko due to insufficient proof that they're safe. [Wall Street Jou ... More >>
Bar Henry (90 West Houston Street), the purported "American sister" of the West Village's Cafe Henri, opened last night. This wine-centric American bistro, housed in the space formerly occupied by Zinc Bar, is serving up Pat LaFrieda and Niman Ranch-sourced meats prepared by chefs Christian O ... More >>
An appreciation of a new wine bar and a plea
More than just panini and prosciutto, but less than we might have hoped
Entrées? Don't need 'em at Soho's most ambitious wine bar