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Legislation Advances To Require DOH Letter Grades For Food Trucks

Legislation Advances To Require DOH Letter Grades For Food Trucks

(Bitch Cakes/Flickr) Like brick-and-mortar restaurants before them, food trucks and food carts may soon be displaying the letter grade results of Health Department inspections alongside the price for hot dogs. On Tuesday, legislation introduced by Queens...

Ice Cream With A Side Of Social Justice Has Arrived In Times Squaregallery

Ice Cream With A Side Of Social Justice Has Arrived In Times Square

Two years ago, Ice & Vice went from mobile food darlings to bonafide brick-and-mortar sensations with their East Broadway scoop shop. Their bold approach to ice cream flavor design is now on display in Times Square, where...

One Of Brooklyn's Best Pizza Spots Is Coming To Manhattan

One Of Brooklyn's Best Pizza Spots Is Coming To Manhattan

Via Foursquare I used to think I was special, living only a few blocks from Matt and Emily Hyland's spectacular Clinton Hill eatery Emily. It's not often you count a spot with some of the city's...

Fat Pig Brings Neighborly Vibes & Good Barbecue To Upper Manhattan

Fat Pig Brings Neighborly Vibes & Good Barbecue To Upper Manhattangallery

THE VIBE There's a new barbecue joint on the border of Inwood and Washington Heights called Fat Pig (from the owners of nearby popular tapas spot Marcha Cocina), which just opened on a stretch of Dyckman Street....

Thousands Of Nathan's Hot Dogs Recalled Thanks To Metal Shards

Thousands Of Nathan's Hot Dogs Recalled Thanks To Metal Shards

(MidtownLunch's flickr). Just in time to save Joey Chestnut's life, the government has recalled over 200,000 pounds of Nathan's and Curtis hot dogs after metal fragments were found in the meat. The hot dogs' Ohio-based manufacturer,...

There's A Lot To Drink This Week So Let's Get Started, Shall We?

There's A Lot To Drink This Week So Let's Get Started, Shall We?

(Fung Tu) Experience Cocktails, Dim Sum, and Dreams at Fung Tu on the Lower East Side on Monday. Mixologists who've worked at Mace and The Nomad bar will be serving a special menu of cocktails ($13)...

Anthony Bourdain's Journey Through Queens Is A Celebration Of The American Dream

Anthony Bourdain's Journey Through Queens Is A Celebration Of The American Dream

via Parts Unknown facebook It was only a matter of time. Last night, Anthony Bourdain's award-winning CNN travel series Parts Unknown paid a visit to Queens, leading viewers on a toothsome trip through the borough's diverse...

Ex-Pastry Chef At Babbo Suing Mario Batali For Discrimination

Ex-Pastry Chef At Babbo Suing Mario Batali For Discrimination

Babbo (wallyg's flickr). A laid off pastry chef at Babbo, Mario Batali's and Joe Bastianich's flagship restaurant in the West Village, is suing the celebrity owners and several coworkers for discrimination, citing multiple instances of homophobic...

Peter Luger Sues Rival Steakhouse For Using The Famous Luger Name

Peter Luger Sues Rival Steakhouse For Using The Famous Luger Name

Classic (and delicious) heart-attack on a plate at Peter Luger (Courtesy tienmao's flickr) Regardless of its standing with steak cognoscenti in the city, there's no denying Peter Luger is an institution, in name and reputation. Which...

Calorie Count Labels Coming To Some NYC Grocery & Convenience Stores

Calorie Count Labels Coming To Some NYC Grocery & Convenience Stores

Via Facebook A new calorie labeling rule coming to city food retailers like grocery stores adds even more venues for enacting the furtive eye movements New Yorkers have been perfecting for years to avoid knowing the...

Drink Hard Cider Made With Green-Wood Cemetery Apples, And More Weekend Eats

Drink Hard Cider Made With Green-Wood Cemetery Apples, And More Weekend Eats

Maison Pickle (Scott Heins/Gothamist) The fun and belly-filling Taste of the UWS returns for its 10th year this weekend. On Friday, the Summer in the City: Surf & Turf ($105) even offers fare from 40 local...

Landmarked Coney Island Childs Restaurants Reopening As Kitchen 21gallery

Landmarked Coney Island Childs Restaurants Reopening As Kitchen 21

The food group responsible for the dining options at Yankee Stadium debut a multi-concept restaurant and bar Saturday inside the landmarked Childs Restaurants on Coney Island. Plans have been in the works for years to refurbish the...

A Look Inside Grand Central's Newly Reopened Bar 'The Campbell'gallery

A Look Inside Grand Central's Newly Reopened Bar 'The Campbell'

Stately Grand Central Terminal houses many secrets, and hidden amenities. From its whispering galleries to the tennis court and its gorgeous bar The Campbell Apartment, which has been reborn The Campbell under new ownership. The Gerber Group,...

'Mad Tropical' Opens In Old Tandem Spot In Bushwick

'Mad Tropical' Opens In Old Tandem Spot In Bushwick

Courtesy Mad Tropical Bushwick standby/my former neighbor Tandem Bar shuttered about a year and a half ago. Tandem was an early entry in the history of Bushwick's hip-ification, and though the neighborhood's bar scene has exploded...

Return To Flavortown: Revisiting Guy Fieri's Times Square Restaurantgallery

Return To Flavortown: Revisiting Guy Fieri's Times Square Restaurant

After nearly five years, 51 questions, and countless squirts of donkey sauce, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar endures—nay thrives—in Times Square. The restaurant that inspired one of the most viral NY Times reviews ever still beckons to...

The Legendary Campbell Apartment Reopens In Grand Central

The Legendary Campbell Apartment Reopens In Grand Central

(The Gerber Group) It's five o'clock somewhere, and The Campbell (née the Campbell Apartment) is now officially reopened. The bar, hidden away in Grand Central’s southwest corner, has a storied history, and most recently underwent a...

Chef Behind LA Super Hit Sqirl To Cook In NYC This Summer

Chef Behind LA Super Hit Sqirl To Cook In NYC This Summer

(Seaport FoodLab) Those who worship at the chef's altar should take note of what's going on at the South Street Seaport this summer. Big name chefs including Hugh Acheson and Jessica Koslow (if I have to...

Even This Comically Large Chip At Enrique Olvera's Atla Badly Disappoints

Even This Comically Large Chip At Enrique Olvera's Atla Badly Disappointsgallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to NoHo for a disappointing meal. THE VIBE Enrique Olvera is widely regarded as one of the world's best chefs, leading the likes of Pujol in Mexico City and...

Restaurant Or Recording Studio? Esther & Carol Aims For Bothgallery

Restaurant Or Recording Studio? Esther & Carol Aims For Both

It's not enough to simply be a restaurant anymore. The space must also house a butcher shop or a grocery store or a museum or...a recording studio? That's the gimmick at Esther & Carol, where there's dining...

What It Was Like Growing Up In McSorley's, One Of NYC's Oldest Barsgallery

What It Was Like Growing Up In McSorley's, One Of NYC's Oldest Bars

If you've been to McSorley's at any point in the past four decades, there's a good chance you were served by Geoffrey "Bart" Bartholomew. A longtime bartender of the venerable East Village watering hole—which counts Abe Lincoln,...

New Canal Street Market Food Hall Serves Pour Over Miso Soupgallery

New Canal Street Market Food Hall Serves Pour Over Miso Soup

The food hall component to Chinatown's new Canal Street Market opened Monday with some newish concepts from established food brands including Ippudo and Nom Wah Tea Parlour—plus a very interesting way to serve soup. Ippudo Kuro-Obi, which...

Heroic Pizza Deliveryman Brings Dinner To Hangry Passengers On Stalled Amtrak Train

Heroic Pizza Deliveryman Brings Dinner To Hangry Passengers On Stalled Amtrak Train

@_IainMartin @Amtrak PC: @nic_grams pic.twitter.com/eLtaiupTKP— Mitch Katz (@MitchKatz) May 15, 2017 When a train breaks down, some choose to revisit DMX's catalogue or impotently rage at the transit gods. But for Mitch Katz, a partner at CA...

Bobcat Stew & A Human Chalice: Inside NYC's Wildest Dinner Partygallery

Bobcat Stew & A Human Chalice: Inside NYC's Wildest Dinner Party

It's been raining for nearly 24 hours when I arrive Saturday night at the gates of the Andrew Freedman Home, a sprawling mansion in the South Bronx. A former senior center, the mysterious estate has been described...

Let Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches Cool You Off This Week

Let Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches Cool You Off This Week

(Victoria Morris) California's exceptional McConnell's Fine Ice Creams lands at Maman locations for the summer. The shops will serve scoops of flavors including Chocolate Almond Brittle and Sea Salt Cream & Cookies, along with ice cream...

Breakfast Finally Blows Into Shake Shack At Madison Square Park

Breakfast Finally Blows Into Shake Shack At Madison Square Park

(Evan Sung) Shake Shack's original location in Madison Square Park is the site of the burger chain's latest breakfast debut, the first time a location outside of a transit hub will serve BECs—unless you believe those...

Upper West Side Brunch Mainstay Isabella's Abruptly Shutters

Upper West Side Brunch Mainstay Isabella's Abruptly Shuttersvideo

(Isabella's website) A popular Upper West Side restaurant closed today, apparently without warning. Isabella's posted a sign noting that "this location has permanently closed," according to West Side Rag, which also reported a passerby saying, "Wow,...

Tapestry Reborn As Rahi In The West Villagegallery

Tapestry Reborn As Rahi In The West Village

Restaurateur Roni Mazumdar's short-lived eatery Tapestry has been reborn as Rahi, an artisanal Indian restaurant with a brand-new chef and menu. Chef Chintan Pandya flipped the script on the now-common "snacks, apps, mains" menu designations, instead interpreting...

NYC To Ban Polystyrene Foam Packaging (Again)

NYC To Ban Polystyrene Foam Packaging (Again)

(Shutterstock / Thanaphiphat) Polystyrene foam: that stubborn, squeaky takeout container substance keeps floating to the surface. Literally, in our waterways, and figuratively, in our politics. In this latest installment, we have warring City Council bills. One...

Mad Sq Eats Returns Saturday With Korean 'Cups' And Artisan Sandwiches

Mad Sq Eats Returns Saturday With Korean 'Cups' And Artisan Sandwiches

Bolivian Llama Party (Clay Williams / Gothamist) Bi-annual outdoor market Mad. Sq. Eats reopens Saturday, May 13th, operating daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. through June 9th. Urbanspace, the company behind lots of these outdoor...

The 'World's First' Avocado Bar Blows Through 650 Pounds Of Avocados Per Weekgallery

The 'World's First' Avocado Bar Blows Through 650 Pounds Of Avocados Per Week

In April, a little shop serving organic toasts, smoothies and salads enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame. Why? Every dish on the menu was centered around avocados. Avocaderia owners Alessandro Biggi, Francesco Brachetti and Alberto Gramigni dubbed...

All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ...With Cats? And More Top Weekend Eats

All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ...With Cats? And More Top Weekend Eats

(Black Tap / Four & Twenty Blackbirds) It's National Apple Pie Day on Saturday and the viral milkshake makers at Black Tap are at it again, partnering with the pie-makers at Four & Twenty Blackbirds on...

A Breakfast Festival In Brooklyn Celebrates The Many Ways New Yorkers Start The Day

A Breakfast Festival In Brooklyn Celebrates The Many Ways New Yorkers Start The Day

Gristmill (Facebook) BECs, egg tarts, croissants, avocado toasts and many of the other myriad ways New Yorkers celebrate the first meal of the day come to Industry City in June for the 2nd BreakFestival. Put on...

Israel Meets Latvia With Opening Of Miss Ada In Fort Greenegallery

Israel Meets Latvia With Opening Of Miss Ada In Fort Greene

The cuisines of the Middle East and the Baltic region engage in an elegant dance beginning Thursday at Fort Greene's newest restaurant Miss Ada. Bar Bolonat, Gramercy Tavern and Maialino vet Tomer Blechman mines Israeli cuisine for...

The Rose Latte Is The Unicorn We Deserve

The Rose Latte Is The Unicorn We Deserve

The rose latte served up at Grace Street in NYC. (Photo by Scott Heins/Gothamist) Last year the early stages of what could have turned into a very expensive habit began to form, as I purchased $5...

Video: Customers Shout N-Word At Xi'an Famous Foods' Employeesvideo

Video: Customers Shout N-Word At Xi'an Famous Foods' Employees

via Facebook A video shared Thursday by Xi'an Famous Foods CEO Jason Wang documents two men shouting racist insults at employees of the midtown Manhattan location, in an exchange that culminates with one of the customers...

The 12 Best Ice Cream Parlors In NYC

The 12 Best Ice Cream Parlors In NYC

Ice cream, without question, is the world's greatest food. About 20 years ago I got into the habit of eating at least one serving of this magical frozen dessert every single day, and I've never been sick...

Bill Murray-Hosted Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala Cancelled Day Before Event

Bill Murray-Hosted Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala Cancelled Day Before Event

(MCC) What should have been the triumphant return of the glitzy Manhattan Cocktail Classic has seemingly devolved into a confused mess as ticket holders to Friday night's star-studded Gala were informed of its cancelation just over...

Raw Vegan Restaurateur-Turned-Fugitive Pleads Guilty To Fleecing Staffers, Investors

Raw Vegan Restaurateur-Turned-Fugitive Pleads Guilty To Fleecing Staffers, Investors

Sarma Melngailis, left, and estranged husband Anthony Strangis Former raw vegan restaurateur Sarma Melngailis has copped a plea for stealing nearly $1 million from investors and staff to fund lavish trips and her husband's gambling sprees....

The 30-Minute Sushi Concept Is Spreading, With Two New Options In Manhattan

The 30-Minute Sushi Concept Is Spreading, With Two New Options In Manhattan

Sushi on Jones (Yelp) David Bouhadana, sushi chef and now notorious opponent of the city's glove rules, is on the move again. Next Monday, Bouhadana opens Sushi by Boū, a four seat "restaurant" inside the Gansevoort...

Pretend You Have A Backyard At The Great Brooklyn Grill Out

Pretend You Have A Backyard At The Great Brooklyn Grill Out

(Sai Mokhtari/Gothamist) Competition for the city's public grills heats up starting Memorial Day weekend—if you have a backyard I don't want to hear from you—but if you're not ambitious or inclined towards cooking, the first summer...

Here Are The NYC Bars & Restaurants Featured In 'Master Of None' Season Two

Here Are The NYC Bars & Restaurants Featured In 'Master Of None' Season Two

Aziz Ansari has brought his love for food back in Master of None's second season, which starts off in one of the biggest culinary capitals of the world, Italy, before settling back into New York. And since...

How The $38 Pizza Won Over A Pizza Hype Skeptic

How The $38 Pizza Won Over A Pizza Hype Skepticgallery

Every time I come across the latest pizza craze—whether it's Inception Pizza, Hawaiian Pizza, Russian Nesting Doll Pizza or even Pizza Bagels (ugh!)—I am deeply skeptical. As someone who thinks a classic plain slice is the ideal...

Win This Dumpling Contest & Score A 'Night Of 1,000 Dumplings'

Win This Dumpling Contest & Score A 'Night Of 1,000 Dumplings'

(Yelp) Only if you can you tell your pork and chives dumplings from your lamb and green squash dumplings are you competent enough to compete in the Dumpling Galaxy Tasting Contest, the newest dumpling-centric event from...

Gigantic Spanish Food Hall & David Chang Restaurant Announced For Hudson Yardsgallery

Gigantic Spanish Food Hall & David Chang Restaurant Announced For Hudson Yards

The Hudson Yards mega-development has lost a Meyer but gained a Momofuku, plus a slew of other celebrity chefs and a giant food hall dedicated to the cuisines of Spain. Dining plans for three of the 18...

Butcher Bar Bringing Its 'Meat Candy' To The Lower East Sidegallery

Butcher Bar Bringing Its 'Meat Candy' To The Lower East Side

Butcher shop turned smokehouse Butcher Bar opens its second location on Wednesday, expanding from Queens into Manhattan with a new Lower East Side restaurant. They'll be doing BBQ from all over the country, but their Burnt Ends...

David Chang-Backed Delivery Service Maple Calls It Quits

David Chang-Backed Delivery Service Maple Calls It Quits

Maple, the David Chang-backed delivery service that planned to revolutionize home food delivery, has ceased operations after two years in business. The service sent word to customers this afternoon that they were closing down citing "many...

Conquer The Week With Cheap Oysters & Expensive Champagne

Conquer The Week With Cheap Oysters & Expensive Champagne

(Clancey/Facebook) Bivalve devotees have two new outlets to feed their cravings. Oceana on West 49th Street hosts a week-long scotch and oysters celebration this week, offering four pairings of oysters from NY, NJ and WA with...

Lovage Rooftop Makes 40th Street Funky 37 Stories Upgallery

Lovage Rooftop Makes 40th Street Funky 37 Stories Up

It's rooftop bar season and here's another to add to your list, should such a thing exist. Here's a peek at Lovage on top of a building on West 40th Street. The bar's got some pizzazz, we'll...

Landmarked Four Seasons Space Reopens As The Grill, Where The Staff Wears Tuxedos

Landmarked Four Seasons Space Reopens As The Grill, Where The Staff Wears Tuxedos

The Grill Bar (Anthony Causi) With one flashy opening after the next, the restaurateurs behind the Major Food Group continue to redefine over-the-top, an ethos on full display at their latest The Grill, which opened inside...

Out East Ties Long Island To The Decade's Trendiest Colorgallery

Out East Ties Long Island To The Decade's Trendiest Color

What common thread do Millennial Pink and Long Island share? They're both key features in Out East, a new East Village restaurant from Chef Tim Meyers (Charlie Bird) and Peter Kane and Anthony Serignese (The Stanton Social,...

Bohemian Cafe Beloved By Jack Kerouac Reborn As Douchey Bar For Models & Influencers

Bohemian Cafe Beloved By Jack Kerouac Reborn As Douchey Bar For Models & Influencers

via Yelp The San Remo Cafe was a historic bohemian haven in Greenwich Village where a who's-who of intellectuals, writers and musicians mingled in the early-to-mid-20th century, before it shuttered in 1967. The list of famous...

Sundays Are Now Reserved For Unlimited Paella

Sundays Are Now Reserved For Unlimited Paella

A post shared by Bird & Bone (@birdandbonemia) on Mar 10, 2017 at 3:03pm PST A Miami-based restaurant will be throwing a one-weekend-only hot chicken pop-up on Saturday's and Sunday's Smorgasburgs in Williamsburg and Prospect Park....

Brooklyn Cafe Owners Say Starbucks Stole Their Unicorn Drink

Brooklyn Cafe Owners Say Starbucks Stole Their Unicorn Drink

Unicorn Latte, $9, at The End. (Photo by Scott Heins/Gothamist) Earlier this year a Brooklyn cafe called The End, sister shop to Montauk Juice Factory, introduced a frothy blue drink called the Unicorn Latte. It was...

An Edible Forest Is Floating Around NYC On A Bargegallery

An Edible Forest Is Floating Around NYC On A Barge

Foraging for supper ingredients inside NYC parks could get you slapped with a fine or at the very least admonished by a Parks employee. Plus the threat of dog pee (or worse). Swale, a floating edible forest...

Loosie's Cafe In Williamsburg Looks So Darling We Can't Stand Itgallery

Loosie's Cafe In Williamsburg Looks So Darling We Can't Stand It

Loosie's Cafe—the third installment in the Loosie fleet that includes a New Orleans-inspired bar and a restaurant called Loosie's Kitchen on Williamsburg's South 6th Street—opens Friday adjacent to its sister dining and drinking establishments. The all-day cafe...

Test Your Mettle At This New Rooftop Bar With A Glass Bottom Floorgallery

Test Your Mettle At This New Rooftop Bar With A Glass Bottom Floor

The rooftop component to Top Chef competitor Dale Talde's first Manhattan restaurant opened last month in the Arlo NoMad hotel, offering another angle to peer up at the Empire State Building—and down below at 31st Street. Called...

Roebling Tea Room To Close After 12 Years In Williamsburg

Roebling Tea Room To Close After 12 Years In Williamsburg

(Courtesy Roebling Tea Room) Roebling Tea Room, which has blessed Williamsburg with good cocktails and refined comfort foods for the last 12 years, will shutter at the end of the month, according to a sign posted...

Breakfast Tacos Swoop Into Downtown Brooklyn With Second Jalapa Jar Outpost

Breakfast Tacos Swoop Into Downtown Brooklyn With Second Jalapa Jar Outpost

(Jalapa Jar) Jalapa Jar's breakfast tacos are rising up from the subway station and into a new temporary home in Downtown Brooklyn, their first that won't compete with commuters in the daily rushes. Real estate company...

There Are Literally 1,000 Different Spirits At This New Village Bargallery

There Are Literally 1,000 Different Spirits At This New Village Bar

Contemporary cocktail spots often adopt the "book" method for their menus, giving patrons a wide overview of their cocktail, spirit and other drinking options. The book at newly-opened Library of Distilled Spirits is a tome literally called...

You Can Now Get Flaming Pizza In A Subway Station, Among Other Things

You Can Now Get Flaming Pizza In A Subway Station, Among Other Thingsgallery

TurnStyle, the shopping and dining venue that opened last spring in a subway station passageway at Columbus Circle, has changed up its vendor lineup to include some incendiary new tenants. Champion Pizza, which slings pies in Nolita,...

This $38 Pizza Is The Most Exclusive Pizza In NYC Right Now

This $38 Pizza Is The Most Exclusive Pizza In NYC Right Now

via Over the course of modern history, our finest food scientists have struggled to keep up with humankind's demand for more and more elaborate pizzas to sate our desire for cheese-tomato-bread hybrids. That has led to...

Some Visitors Are Bitterly Disappointed By This Bubble Tea Pop-Up 'Boba Room'

Some Visitors Are Bitterly Disappointed By This Bubble Tea Pop-Up 'Boba Room'

...vs reality (see below) (Yelp) Though organizers billed it as the Museum of Ice Cream meets "sexy" Asian drinks, The Boba Room pop-up exhibit may have more in common with the failed Great Googa Mooga experience....

Gourmet Edible Insect Dinner Pairs Lobster With Larvae

Gourmet Edible Insect Dinner Pairs Lobster With Larvae

Lobster Medallion with roasted wax worms (courtesy of Dinner Echo) There's nothing gross about eating bugs. People all over the world eat insects, including in New York City, where you can eat grasshoppers and fried silk...

New LES Pizza Window Makes Sauces The Stars Of The Piesgallery

New LES Pizza Window Makes Sauces The Stars Of The Pies

Six-year-old Sauce Restaurant on Rivington Street has converted part of its outdoor seating area into a takeout-pizza spot by repurposing one of the Allen Street side windows into a walk up slice joint. "I always thought it...

A Naples Legend Brings His Floppy Fried Pizza To Little Italy

A Naples Legend Brings His Floppy Fried Pizza To Little Italygallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Little Italy for pizza frittas and a side of tomato sauce on our shirt. THE VIBE At first glance, Zia Esterina looks like the most average sort of...

Backed By Danny Meyer, Joe Coffee Unveils Major Expansion

Backed By Danny Meyer, Joe Coffee Unveils Major Expansion

Via Yelp In January, Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality group announced an investment in third wave coffee purveyor Joe Coffee, with an eye towards expanding the company both in NYC and across the country. The first...

Oval Pizza & Meatball Burgers Debut At Altesi Downtown In SoHogallery

Oval Pizza & Meatball Burgers Debut At Altesi Downtown In SoHo

Step aside squares, NYC's newest pizza shape is the oval. Savore in SoHo has been reborn as Altesi Downtown, an offshoot of restaurateur Paolo Alavian's uptown Italian spot of the same name. There aren't any pizzas on...

It's Finally Oyster Happy Hour & Rosé Season

It's Finally Oyster Happy Hour & Rosé Season

Villanelle oysters (Michael Tulipan) Greenwich village newcomer Villanelle offers two new reasons to stop by: lunch and an oyster happy hour. During the day the restaurant will serve dishes including Burrata with celery, unripe strawberry and...

A Brooklyn Woman Is Turning Mean Internet Comments Into Tasty Troll Cakes

A Brooklyn Woman Is Turning Mean Internet Comments Into Tasty Troll Cakes

(Troll Cakes) Not to toot our own trolls, but Gothamist's comment section is the stuff of legend (shout out to the endurance of Rocknrope, among others...let's try to forget that other incident). Though it's advisable in...

Chez Ma Tante Poised To Be Destination Dining In Greenpointgallery

Chez Ma Tante Poised To Be Destination Dining In Greenpoint

"There's a little bit of maple syrup everywhere," says Chef Aidan O'Neal, whose new restaurant Chez Ma Tante opened in the former Jimmy's space on Greenpoint's Calyer Street this week. That a Vancouver native who spent five...

These Doughnuts Will Get You Drunk & Other Ways To Eat Through The Weekend

These Doughnuts Will Get You Drunk & Other Ways To Eat Through The Weekend

(Doughnut Project) Fresh off an experiment making doughnuts out of entrees, The Doughnut Project in the West Village now turns its attention to cocktails in a new series that launched last Friday. The team has sought...

Happy Hour, Every Hour: Check Out These Wine And Spirit Subscriptions

Happy Hour, Every Hour: Check Out These Wine And Spirit Subscriptions

These wine and spirit subscriptions plus accessories will have you ditching happy hour and hosting it at your place instead: from artisanal cocktails to wines from around the world (and all the stuff you need to serve it), we've got everything you need to say cheers to the weekend (finally) being here.

Street Vendors Sue City After DOH Seizes & Disappears Their Food Carts

Street Vendors Sue City After DOH Seizes & Disappears Their Food Carts

(via Flickr user doug turetsky) A pair of street vendors are suing the city over what they say was an unconstitutional seizure and destruction of their property by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In...

The Best Rooftop Bars In NYC

The Best Rooftop Bars In NYC

We may have been denied blue skies and a beaming sun too often in recent weeks, but rooftop bar season is here at last. Many of the coveted al fresco spots in this city come with annoying...

The Governor's Ball Food Lineup Is Here To Upstage The Music

The Governor's Ball Food Lineup Is Here To Upstage The Music

Expect many, many shots like this (Scott Lynch/Gothamist) To hell with the music, we're going to Governor's Ball to get fed. The festival unleashed its lineup of food vendors this morning and it's chock full of...

Restaurant In Trump SoHo Hotel Will Close, Employees Blame Public Disdain For Presidentvideo

Restaurant In Trump SoHo Hotel Will Close, Employees Blame Public Disdain For President

(Koi SoHo) The SoHo location of Japanese clubstaurant Koi will close this summer because of a sharp decline in business—a sadly common occurance in a competitive city such as ours—only this restaurant is located inside the...

Nur Makes The Case For Gefilte Fish (And The Bread Is Awesome, Too)gallery

Nur Makes The Case For Gefilte Fish (And The Bread Is Awesome, Too)

"I am very skeptical of real gefilte fish, since fish should never have the same consistency as a sponge," Rebecca Fishbein, Gothamist's newly-minted taste tester, said after sampling a new dish from forthcoming restaurant Nur. "But this...

Grab Both Poke & Pocky At New Fast Casual Fishery RAW MKTgallery

Grab Both Poke & Pocky At New Fast Casual Fishery RAW MKT

Newly-opened RAW MKT on East 8th Street ticks off quite a few boxes in current NYC dining trends: "fancy" fast casual, restaurants masquerading as grocery stores, and Hawaiian food. Cafe-type dining spots have proliferated in the NYU-adjacent...

Chipotle's Payment System May Have Been Hacked

Chipotle's Payment System May Have Been Hacked

(Claire Voon / Gothamist) Chipotle says it has "detected unauthorized activity" on the system that processes payments, which could mean that customer data has been exposed to hackers. All of this after over a year of...

Bar Uni Exalts The 'Butter Of The Sea' In Greenpointgallery

Bar Uni Exalts The 'Butter Of The Sea' In Greenpoint

A new Greenpoint restaurant inspired by the "butter of the sea" opens Wednesday evening on Manhattan Avenue after several months in "soft opening" mode through neighborhood word-of-mouth. Owners Ben Pasquale and Shirley Yeo tapped two Morimoto alums—Jeremy...

Chef Jose Garces Brings Flavors Of Basque Region To New Restaurant Near Bryant Parkgallery

Chef Jose Garces Brings Flavors Of Basque Region To New Restaurant Near Bryant Park

For his second NYC restaurant, Jose Garces—a James Beard-award winning chef known for both his status as a prolific restaurateur in Philadelphia (and elsewhere) and a stint as a "Next Iron Chef"—mines the rich tapestry of Spanish...

Turmeric Tortillas And A Relaxed Vibe At Vegan Mexican Joint Jajaja

Turmeric Tortillas And A Relaxed Vibe At Vegan Mexican Joint Jajajagallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to a vegan spot on East Broadway with turmeric tortillas AND turmeric queso. THE VIBE Changes on the eastern edge of Chinatown—sorry: in the Two Bridges neighborhood—continue apace with...

Scotch Egg Burgers & Juicy Lucys Top This Year's Annual Burger Week

Scotch Egg Burgers & Juicy Lucys Top This Year's Annual Burger Week

Whitman's (Yelp) The annual Burger Week festivities commence on May 1st, the start of a week's worth of special burger collaborations and events. Each year some of the biggest names in burgers join forces to create...

Chelsea's Iconic Empire Diner Reopens Yet Again On Mondaygallery

Chelsea's Iconic Empire Diner Reopens Yet Again On Monday

Chelsea's iconic Empire Diner gets another crack at life under new ownership, the fourth in the last decade alone. John DeLucie, along with the owners of Chelsea's Cafeteria, reopen the diner Monday evening serving "upscale renditions of...

David Chang's Delivery-Only Restaurant Ando Launches In Downtown Manhattan

David Chang's Delivery-Only Restaurant Ando Launches In Downtown Manhattan

(Facebook) David Chang's delivery-only "restaurant" Ando initiated its next major expansion Monday, debuting delivery of Chang's cheesesteaks and fried chicken to downtown audiences. Ando began in Midtown East last spring, eventually expanding to service parts of...

How Will YOU Observe National Pigs In A Blanket Day?

How Will YOU Observe National Pigs In A Blanket Day?

(New York Yankees Steakhouse) Those of us observing National Pigs In A Blanket Day on Monday can find an inventive version being served at New York Yankees Steakhouse in Midtown. Available throughout the season, too, the...

Dumpling Burgers Debut At Chinese Club In Williamsburg

Dumpling Burgers Debut At Chinese Club In Williamsburg

(courtesy Chinese Club) The Williamsburg restaurant now known as Chinese Club has reinvented itself from a Malaysian eatery to an Indian-Chinese spot and are now channeling Tibet for their latest special. The restaurant now serves a...

Sugar Paintings, Cricket Tamales, Sisig Tacos, And Ube Rolls Star At 2017's First Queens Night Market

Sugar Paintings, Cricket Tamales, Sisig Tacos, And Ube Rolls Star At 2017's First Queens Night Market     gallery

The lines were long for the season's opener, but a new advance-ticket-only system, in place last night and next Saturday, helped keep the crowds from getting too crazy.

This Video Of Two Subway Rats Fighting Over A Bagel Can Really Teach Us Something

This Video Of Two Subway Rats Fighting Over A Bagel Can Really Teach Us Somethingvideo

Ever since the viral video of a rat dragging a slice pizza down subway stairs turned out to be an elaborate bit of rodent performance art from Zardulu, other videos have come and gone, from Donut Rat to Churro Rats, even Pita Rats and Taco Squirrel, trying to sate our thirst for footage of animals eating human food. But the latest entry is actually worth watching from start to finish over and over again—meet "Two Rats, Half a Bagel":

The Boba Room Brings Bubble Tea To Life In New Interactive Exhibitgallery

The Boba Room Brings Bubble Tea To Life In New Interactive Exhibit

Many sad New Yorkers were denied entry to the Museum of Ice Cream last summer after the coveted tickets were immediately snapped up and sold out before the dang thing even opened. There's now a Museum of...

Protesters Chain Themselves To Bakery Truck In Solidarity With Immigrant Workers

Protesters Chain Themselves To Bakery Truck In Solidarity With Immigrant Workers

BREAKING: Tom Cat Bakery trucks stopped at the dock. #DayWithoutBread pic.twitter.com/XFq45UsQR5— Brandworkers (@brandworkers) April 21, 2017 Protesters chained themselves to a Tom Cat Bakery delivery truck at 3 a.m. today, in solidarity with more than two dozen...

Wylie Dufresne's Serving Fried-To-Order Donuts In Williamsburggallery

Wylie Dufresne's Serving Fried-To-Order Donuts In Williamsburg

The Hot Now sign will always be activated at Wylie Dufresne's forthcoming donut shop Du's Donuts and Coffee, which is opening as part of the William Vale Hotel's dining complex on Wednesday, April 26th. The innovative chef—who's...

Duck Waffle Sandwiches & Barbadian Fishballs On The Menu This Weekend

Duck Waffle Sandwiches & Barbadian Fishballs On The Menu This Weekend

(courtesy The Anthony) Village clubstaurant The Anthony launches a decadent-sounding brunch this weekend. Indulge in Lobster Benedict ($22) on a cheddar biscuit, French Onion Fondue ($14) with vegetable crudite, Breakfast Mac & Cheese ($13) with chicharrones...

Watch Stephen Colbert Taste The Unicorn Frappuccino, 'A Sugary Affront To God'video

Watch Stephen Colbert Taste The Unicorn Frappuccino, 'A Sugary Affront To God'

Last night, despite all of our warnings, Stephen Colbert tasted Starbucks new Unicorn Frappuccino live on air. (#Brave!) "Oh, I wish I was dead," Colbert immediately declared after the frothy melted crayon drink hit his lips. "Tastes...

Smoke Your Lungs Out Inside This UES 'Speakeasy' Sugar Eastgallery

Smoke Your Lungs Out Inside This UES 'Speakeasy' Sugar East

It's been over a decade since New Yorkers could spark one inside their local watering hole—cigarettes, friends, though wouldn't that have been a beautiful world? There are still a handful of places where smoking is legally allowed...

'Day Without Bread' Protest Calls Attention To Threatened Immigrant Bakery Workers

'Day Without Bread' Protest Calls Attention To Threatened Immigrant Bakery Workers

(Facebook) Workers at Tom Cat bakery who face termination after a Department of Homeland Security audit found 31 employees without proper legal documentation have set up a "Day Without Bread" action Friday to draw attention to...

The 12 Best Hot Dogs In NYC

The 12 Best Hot Dogs In NYC

It's as iconic a NYC dish as a slice of pizza or a bagel with a schmear, but decades of "dirty water dogs" slander has somehow rendered the frankfurter a second-tier snack in the minds of many....

Feed The Munchies With These 10 Stoner-Friendly 4/20 Specials In NYC

Feed The Munchies With These 10 Stoner-Friendly 4/20 Specials In NYC

Happy Holidaze, everyone. If you're celebrating today's holiday, you might be feeling a bit peckish. For that, we've rounded up some stoner-approved specials happening today, along with some of our own suggestions for what to munch out...

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