• Tribes of New York: Afropolitans
    December 27 at 6:30 p.m. by Multiple Authors

    12.16.16 9:45 P.M. Copacabana Rooftop 760, Times Square. Friday night marked the year’s final edition of AfropolitanNYC, a Manhattan networking event and dance party that celebrates the African diaspora. The bash began in 2013 when, observing…

  • Brews Galore at Brooklyn Pour 2016
    September 26 at 9 a.m. by Sasha Gitin

    The Village Voice brought more than 65 breweries from around the country to Greenpoint over the weekend for the sixth annual Brooklyn Pour. This celebration of all things hoppy, malty, and sudsy showcased over 125 different beers, ciders, hard…

  • Kind of a Big Dill: Scenes From Lower East Side Pickle Day
    September 25 at 10:45 p.m. by Chona Kasinger

    Hundreds came out to a closed-off stretch of Orchard Street on Sunday afternoon to celebrate their love of pickles at this year's annual Lower East Side Pickle Day. From an animated dancing pickle posing with attendees to a home pickling contest…


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  • Competition Gets Fierce at San Gennaro's Annual Cannoli Eating Contest
    September 17 at 10:30 a.m. by Chona Kasinger

    The annual San Gennaro cannoli eating contest returned early Friday afternoon after a year off. The objective? Ten competitors were given eight minutes to scarf as many full-sized Ferrara cannolis as possible.  Congrats go to current Guinness…

  • Here's a Look Inside This Year's 'Secret' Diner en Blanc Party
    September 16 at 9:15 a.m. by B.A. Van Sise

    Fashion standards may decree that one never wear white after Labor Day, but more than 5,000 New Yorkers ignored that memo yesterday as they descended upon Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park for the sixth annual Diner en Blanc. The guests — who were…

  • The Museum of Ice Cream Is a Sweet Escape
    August 1 at 9:15 a.m. by Laura June Kirsch

    This weekend, the Museum Of Ice Cream opened in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. The tribute to the ultimate summer treat included a chocolate-themed room, a pool filled with sprinkles, ice cream sampling, and lots of ice cream-inspired artwork.…

  • Go Norse at With Claus Meyer at Agern in Grand Central Terminal
    June 30 at 2:30 p.m. by Bradley Hawks

    If Claus Meyer gets his way, New Yorkers may soon be reaching for open-faced smørrebrød sandwiches instead of burgers and bagels. The co-founder of Copenhagen's storied Noma restaurant — who owns numerous bakeries and restaurants back home in…

  • Delicious Scenes From the 2016 Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
    June 13 at 12:10 a.m. by Emily Tan

    The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party returned to Madison Square Park on June 11 and 12. People from all over the New York City area flooded the streets to try out dishes from over a dozen pit masters at the event. From smokey brisket and whole hogs…

  • Freek's Mill Impresses With Seasonal Small Plates and More in Gowanus
    June 8 at 12:15 p.m. by Bradley Hawks

    Freek's Mill feels primed for its rapidly changing neighborhood. Service is polished and genial, gratuity is included, and bread with bright-green ramp butter comes gratis. Not long after it opened in April at a hushed, industrial intersection, a…

  • Cafe Altro Paradiso's Pristine Italian Flavors Soar
    May 24 at 2:45 p.m. by Bradley Hawks

    If not for an accompanying hillock of gigante beans, Café Altro Paradiso's paunchy pork sausage — browned and left whole — would look right at home in your neighborhood biergarten. But not all is as it seems, so spear yourself a meaty nugget, dab…

  • Wylie Dufresne Lends His Expertise to Soho Tiffin Junction
    April 13 at 10 a.m. by Bradley Hawks

    For the past two years Soho Tiffin Junction has served only lunch, which has proved popular with NYU students and, according to social media, actress Phylicia Rashad. Dinner launched in early March; Jawahar Chirimar, Wylie Dufresne, and head chef…

  • High Street on Hudson Delights All Day Long in the West Village
    March 31 at 3 p.m. by Bradley Hawks

    There's no bar at High Street on Hudson, owner Ellen Yin and chef-owner Eli Kulp's effusively welcoming all-day West Village restaurant and bakery, but its cocktails hold secrets to the place nonetheless. Take the harvest highball, fennel-infused…

  • Llama Inn Carries the Modern Peruvian Torch in Brooklyn
    March 22 at 1:03 p.m. by Bradley Hawks

    The first-generation Peruvian-American chef, a former Eleven Madison Park sous, pairs his huancaína with fat fried potato wedges as part of a riff on pollo a la brasa, the heavily spiced rotisserie chicken that's become as emblematic of Peruvian…

  • Tygershark Masters Nouveau Korean Comfort Food
    March 15 at 6:02 p.m. by Bradley Hawks

    Ditching its stigma as sustenance for the aged or infirm, porridge is making a quiet comeback, and you can add Doug Hwang's Tygershark to the list of venues serving drool-worthy gruel. Diners descend upon the airy Prospect Heights canteen to sample…

  • The Faces and Food of Choice Eats 2016
    March 14 at 12:51 p.m. by Farooq Alihassan

    The Village Voice's annual Choice Eats tasting extravaganza took over the Metropolitan Pavilion on March 11, 2016. Tasty bites from 65 New York City restaurants were up for grabs all night long — from donuts to noodles and everything in between.…

  • Get a Closer Look at MIMI's Intrepid Fare in Greenwich Village
    March 11 at 5:32 p.m. by Bradley Hawks

    Much of chef Liz Johnson's cooking at MIMI is genuinely, profoundly intrepid. Though only 25, the peripatetic chef has already racked up a decade of global experience, including stints along the East Coast and in Denmark and Japan. From MIMI's…

  • Take a Tour of Glasserie's Modern Mediterranean Eats in Greenpoint
    March 1 at 1:20 p.m. by Bradley Hawks

    Poking around a satchel of grilled plants served as a fitting introduction to chef Eldad Shem Tov's waggish style of Mediterranean cooking, which he's honed during time spent in modernist kitchens like Wylie Dufresne's pioneering wd~50 and from…

  • Where to Find the Best Pizza on Staten Island
    February 9 at 8:47 a.m. by Mary Bakija

    From old-school slices to new-school pies, we trekked throughout Staten Island in search of the area's best pizzas. Here are our favorites. For more about these Staten Island pizza parlors, check out our list. Photos by Mary Bakija for the…

  • Pig Lovers Win When Five Chefs Compete at Cochon 555
    January 25 at 10:32 a.m. by Sachyn Mital

    Though the remnants of Winter Storm Jonas could have hampered attendance, Weylin B. Seymour's was packed on Sunday for the Cochon 555 food competition and fundraiser. Attendees feasted their eyes and their taste buds at the annual event, which pits…

  • Behind the Scenes at the Global Pizza Summit Where Making Pizza Is a Tasty Art
    January 14 at 11:58 a.m. by Bradley Hawks

    On January 11 and 12, 2016, top pizza makers from all over the country converged in Harlem for the Global Pizza Summit and 2016 Caputo Cup Invitational.  Each day brought a series of discussions and demonstrations hosted by some of the most…



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