In the course of a year, the Voice's restaurant critic Robert Sietsema encounters more obscene sausages, yogurt-splooged gutbombs, and scary fish faces than your average New Yorker. He also documents them. Here're some of this year's highlights. More daily food updates at Fork in the Road.
On Friday night, teenage girls looking like Long Island cougars and Long Island cougars looking like teenage girls stuffed Madison Square Garden in anticipation of a live reprise of the year's most ubiquitous background noise. (Read the full review here.)
For last Thursday's installment of the erratic but erotic Boys Gone Wild Thursdays, scruffy, hot guys piled into Mr. Black for girl talk and dancing in the main room. Emily Peet-Lukes documented the sausage-land strip tease for your viewing pleasure featured in this week's La Dolce Musto.
David Bowie might never grow old for the 24-hour party circuit in our great metropolis, and BowieBall was a rousing success to that end, with a small army of could-be guys or girls (including Chloe Sevigny and Debbie Harry) celebrating the glam-legend at Santos' Party House.
Pasty dudes and their 8-bit masterpieces flocked to the Bell House in another installment of Blip Fest, a tech-fetish gathering of the more discerning GameBoy/Chiptune connoisseurs. More about the first night of Blip Fest here.
Requisite tranny stars, hot chicks prone to progressively drunker posturing, Go-Go dancers posing for family photos. With bottle service. Another installment of a night on the town with Nate "Igor" Smith.
The second annual Turkey Day with Pilgrim William (Bradford Scobie) was held this holiday season at Joe's Pub and featured "Strippin' Squaws, Tassel Twirlin' Turkeys and Impure Puritans." Was your Thanksgiving this fun?
With a marquee-ready name, the 25-year-old Penn State grad might throw off professional pugilism's miserable recent record and bring back those rarest of days: the epoch of the educated, erudite gentleman boxer. More about Tor Hamer here.