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Grand Central Oyster Bar Diner Finds Pearl In His Oyster Pan Roast

Grand Central Oyster Bar Diner Finds Pearl In His Oyster Pan Roastvideo

The Grand Central Oyster Bar (Jazz Guy / Flickr) A $14.95 oyster dish at the Grand Central Oyster Bar came with a surprise that could be worth thousands of dollars: A diner took a bite of...

Report: NY Supermarkets Guilty Of 'Rampant Mislabeling' Of Seafood

Report: NY Supermarkets Guilty Of 'Rampant Mislabeling' Of Seafood

Don't be a chump, test your chum (hartphotography/Shutterstock)( Supermarkets across New York are pulling the old bait-and-switch on unsuspecting fish fans, according to a recent investigation by acting Attorney General and fish pun fanatic Barbara Underwood....

After 41 Years, Cornelia Street Cafe Will Close On January 2nd

After 41 Years, Cornelia Street Cafe Will Close On January 2ndgallery

The Cornelia Street Cafe, a 41-year-old institution that became a magnet for artists in Greenwich Village, has announced it will close its doors on January 2nd, 2019. In a press release, the cafe called its time at...

Benelux, A Bistro For Grown Ups, Opens In Bushwick

Benelux, A Bistro For Grown Ups, Opens In Bushwick   gallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Bushwick for burgers and more. THE VIBE Remember King Noodle, that insane sensory-overload spot that served decent stoner food near the Morgan L? Benelux, a mostly-Belgian bistro that...

Shelsky's Brooklyn Bagels Is An Instant NYC Classic

Shelsky's Brooklyn Bagels Is An Instant NYC Classic   gallery

For many years now, Peter Shelsky and Lewis Spada have been making the good folks of Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill very happy with their first-rate Jewish Deli and Appetizing shop on Court Street, serving sandwiches, salads,...

Here Are All The SantaCon-Friendly Bars In Manhattan To Avoid This Saturday

Here Are All The SantaCon-Friendly Bars In Manhattan To Avoid This Saturday

(Scott Heins/Gothamist) We're just about 48 hours away from a horde of inebriated santas sloshing their way through Manhattan en route to SantaCon 2018. Organizers have now released a full list of participating bars you will...

Hill Country Food Park Recreates Austin Food Truck Vibe In Downtown Brooklyn

Hill Country Food Park Recreates Austin Food Truck Vibe In Downtown Brooklyngallery

It's been more than ten years now since Marc Glosserman opened the acclaimed Hill Country Barbecue Market on West 26th Street (in earlier days it received two raves in the Times, one in 2007, the other in...

Eataly NYC Flatiron Opens SERRA ALPINA, the Ultimate Winter-Themed Restaurant on the Roof

Eataly NYC Flatiron Opens SERRA ALPINA, the Ultimate Winter-Themed Restaurant on the Roof

Melted cheese, warming wines, and all the cozy winter feels - just a few of the things you can expect to find at SERRA ALPINA, Eataly's newest winter-themed restaurant on the roof. [sponsor]

A Look At All The Offerings Inside Industry City's New Japan Village

A Look At All The Offerings Inside Industry City's New Japan Villagegallery

Japan Village, the latest in an apparently inexhaustible series of NYC food halls, completed its first full weekend on Sunday with most, though not yet all, of its vendors open. Located within Industry City—though, conveniently, the entrance...

Video: George R.R. Martin Finally Finishes His Guide To NYC Pizza

Video: George R.R. Martin Finally Finishes His Guide To NYC Pizzavideo

(original photo of Martin: Anatoly Maltsev/EPA/Shutterstock) Do you ever get the feeling that George R.R. Martin will do literally anything to get out of finishing the A Song Of Ice & Fire series? It's been well...

Photos: Inside 1958-Styled 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Carnegie Deli, Now Open In SoHo

Photos: Inside 1958-Styled 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Carnegie Deli, Now Open In SoHogallery

New York City's iconic Carnegie Deli resurfaced in SoHo this weekend (a few miles from its original location), and hundreds of people lined up around the block for impressively stacked, 99¢ pastrami sandwiches and 50¢ black and...

Inside The Incredible Underground Garden That Grows Greens & Herbs For NYC Restaurantsgallery

Inside The Incredible Underground Garden That Grows Greens & Herbs For NYC Restaurants

In a nondescript office building in Tribeca, one that houses a restaurant, an ophthalmologist, and a canine rehabilitation facility (complete with therapy swimming pool), there is also a farm in the basement. Growing more than 500 varieties...

NYC May Pull The Plug On Cashless Restaurants, Retailers

NYC May Pull The Plug On Cashless Restaurants, Retailers

Dos Toros is among the cashless chains that would have to change its ways under proposed legislation from Council Member Ritchie Torres. (Scott Lynch/Gothamist) New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres proposed legislation Wednesday that would require...

Inside Miracle On 9th Street, One Of NYC's Holiday-Themed Pop-Up Bars

Inside Miracle On 9th Street, One Of NYC's Holiday-Themed Pop-Up Barsgallery

For its 5th consecutive year, Miracle—a Christmas-themed pop-up bar—has landed in New York. This year, there are three locations in NYC (and 80 total all over the world), and they've partnered with "notable tiki-connoisseur Jeff 'Beachbum' Berry."...

Continental Bar, One Of The Worst Bars In NYC, Is Closing Down

Continental Bar, One Of The Worst Bars In NYC, Is Closing Down

viviene gucwa's flickr It's become a regular, morbid NYC rite of passage: finding out one of your favorite bars, restaurants, book stores or local shops is going out of business because of rising rents and lease...

Good Japanese Bar Food At Moody New 'Hall' Near Flatiron

Good Japanese Bar Food At Moody New 'Hall' Near Flatiron   gallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to a Japanese spot on West 20th street for addictive bar food. THE VIBE First you should know that, in addition to being impossible to Google and unsatisfying to...

Update: Some Romaine Now Safe To Eat

Update: Some Romaine Now Safe To Eat

(Food And Drink/Shutterstock) If you're still actively searching for dreaded romaine lettuce heads, gathering up the stragglers and chucking them over your shoulder into the big lettuce bonfire, as per our instructions, we must now urge...

Iconic Carnegie Deli Will Reopen As A Pop-Up With 99-Cent Sandwiches (Thanks To Mrs. Maisel)

Iconic Carnegie Deli Will Reopen As A Pop-Up With 99-Cent Sandwiches (Thanks To Mrs. Maisel)gallery

Nearly two years after it closed, the iconic Carnegie Deli is returning for a week, with 1950s prices. Why? Well, it's a promotion for Emmy-winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which is returning for a second season...

[Update] Video Shows Just Salad Is Sometimes Just Ratsvideo

[Update] Video Shows Just Salad Is Sometimes Just Rats

Rat are ubiquitous in NYC, even at our finest fast food joints, our oldest buildings and our least reputable movie theaters. But generally, we all live our lives hoping the rats stick to their designated areas—subway trash...

NYC Ban On Some Single-Use Foam Products Goes Into Effect January 1st

NYC Ban On Some Single-Use Foam Products Goes Into Effect January 1st

Coming soon: Exactly this, only sans styrofoam. (Scott Lynch / Flickr) New York City will implement widespread disposable foam container restrictions starting January 1st, after winning a significant battle against the polystyrene-loving members of the restaurant...

Alert: Free Hanukkah Latkes At Katz's Deli's Brooklyn Outpost

Alert: Free Hanukkah Latkes At Katz's Deli's Brooklyn Outpost

Mhmmm (Courtesy of Katz's Deli) We are hurtling through the holidays, and though Thanksgiving Leftovers Week has only just begun, the next major face-stuffing occasion is just around the corner. No, not that one. We're talking...

Set All The Romaine Lettuce Ablaze

Set All The Romaine Lettuce Ablaze

No thanks! (Shutterstock) In alarming news for anyone who, say, ate a romaine lettuce salad in the past week: the CDC is warning of a new E. coli contamination. In what is frankly a goddamn terrifying...

Italy's Venerable Venchi Installs America's Largest Chocolate Waterfall In Union Square

Italy's Venerable Venchi Installs America's Largest Chocolate Waterfall In Union Squaregalleryvideo

Italy's gourmet chocolatier Venchi opened its flagship NYC location last week—a narrow, festive storefront near Union Square that features a full gelato counter, towering walls of treats, extravagant coffee drinks, made-to-order crepes, and, in the back cascading...

Jonathan Benno's Eponymous Mediterranean-Inspired Restaurant Now Open In The Evelyn Hotel

Jonathan Benno's Eponymous Mediterranean-Inspired Restaurant Now Open In The Evelyn Hotel

(Alex Staniloff) Acclaimed chef Jonathan Benno (formerly of Lincoln Ristorante and Per Se) has unveiled his latest fine dining venture, the eponymous Benno, nestled deep in the back of the boutique Evelyn Hotel on East 27th...

West Village's Tea & Sympathy Launches Campaign To Avoid Closure

West Village's Tea & Sympathy Launches Campaign To Avoid Closure

via Yelp As seems to now be the normal ebb and flow of commerce in NYC, there's been a rash of local restaurants and shops that have gone out of business this year due to rent...

Here's Why Avocados Have Gotten So Expensive Lately

Here's Why Avocados Have Gotten So Expensive Lately

(Shutterstock) This afternoon, the fast casual restaurant chain Dig Inn sent an email to its app users announcing that "no avocados have crossed the Mexico-US border for the past three weeks, and harvests have also been...

Anthony Bourdain Takes A Tour Of The Lower East Side In Final 'Parts Unknown'

Anthony Bourdain Takes A Tour Of The Lower East Side In Final 'Parts Unknown'

(David Scott Holloway/CNN) On Sunday night, CNN aired the long-awaited final episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, the last episode he filmed before he took his own life in June. And it was a fitting tribute...

NYC Food Trucks Will Get Letter Grades In December

NYC Food Trucks Will Get Letter Grades In December

(Shutterstock) After a year and a half of debate, the NYC Health Department has announced a letter grading system for food carts and food trucks, which will begin next month. It's believed that it will take...

Ice-T Claims He's Never Had A Bagel Or Coffee And I Will It Make It My Life's Mission To Change That

Ice-T Claims He's Never Had A Bagel Or Coffee And I Will It Make It My Life's Mission To Change That

(Photo of Ice-T: Vianney Le Caer/Shutterstock) If we learned anything from Cynthia Nixon's Bagelgate incident and the Apple bagel emoji fiasco, it is that New Yorkers have passionate opinions about bagels—how you order them, what you...

Here Are NYC's 2019 Michelin Star Winners

Here Are NYC's 2019 Michelin Star Winners

Meadowsweet in Williamsburg: Still Got It It's lunch time, and my decisions on that score will be based on which Seamless restaurant can get the best possible sandwich to me in the shortest possible order, but...

Open Letter Urges Gabrielle Hamilton, Other Chefs To Drop Out Of Food Festival In Israel

Open Letter Urges Gabrielle Hamilton, Other Chefs To Drop Out Of Food Festival In Israel

(Courtesy Heidi’s Bridge) The vague, nebulous term of “Middle Eastern food” has long been conflated with Israeli food. In New York alone, countless reviews of restaurants like Nur, Dizengoff, Miss Ada, Kubeh, and Glasserie fill all...

Inside NYC's First Goods Mart, An Upscale Convenience Store From L.A.

Inside NYC's First Goods Mart, An Upscale Convenience Store From L.A.gallery

Good Marts, an upscale convenience store which now has a location in NYC, may be opening more outposts here in the near future. Michigan native, PR veteran, and the shop's owner Rachel Krupa says she hopes to...

The 14 Best New Burgers In NYC

The 14 Best New Burgers In NYC

It's been three years since we last wolfed our way through mountains of meat in search of the best burgers in town, and that list, published in October of 2015, obviously contained many NYC classics. Thankfully, most...

'Everyone Was Mad': The UWS's Best Slice Joint Dressed Up As Dominos For Halloween

'Everyone Was Mad': The UWS's Best Slice Joint Dressed Up As Dominos For Halloween

Tipster Since it first opened in 1959, Sal & Carmine Pizza has reigned as the absolute best slice joint on the Upper West Side. Mamas Too, the very excellent new pizza place which moved in earlier...

Photos: Chickenjoy Fanatics Wait 20 Hours For Manhattan Jollibee Openinggallery

Photos: Chickenjoy Fanatics Wait 20 Hours For Manhattan Jollibee Opening

The lure of free fried chicken* (*many restrictions apply) proved to be too strong to ignore for hardcore Jollibee fans this weekend, many of whom queued up on Friday night for the chain's first Manhattan outpost's grand...

Michelin-Starred Tim Ho Wan's New Location Opens On 10/29 In Hell's Kitchen

Michelin-Starred Tim Ho Wan's New Location Opens On 10/29 In Hell's Kitchengallery

Have you been salivating over the news about popular dim sum eatery Tim Ho Wan opening a second location in NYC? If so, the wait is almost over; the new Hell's Kitchen joint opens on Monday. Mak...

Charming New Sandwich Spot In Bed Stuy Slinging Both Po' Boys And Banh Mi

Charming New Sandwich Spot In Bed Stuy Slinging Both Po' Boys And Banh Migallery

Two of the greatest sandwich styles on the planet, now in one place.

Beloved Greenwich Village Cheap Eats Spot Dojo Has Closed

Beloved Greenwich Village Cheap Eats Spot Dojo Has Closed

pics via Yelp NYU students, nostalgic Greenwich Village residents, and passionate fans of cheap Japanese comfort food alike will all be mourning today with news that Dojo has been shuttered. We'll always have (the memories of)...

Free Pizza For Losers

Free Pizza For Losers

(Ljupco Smokovski/Shutterstock) Hey, losers, you may have blown your shot at $1.6 BILLION (through no fault of your own... or is it?) on Tuesday, but at least you can get a free slice of fast food...

Are You Ready For Jollibee, The Filipino Chain Anthony Bourdain Called 'The Wackiest, Jolliest Place On Earth'?galleryvideo

Are You Ready For Jollibee, The Filipino Chain Anthony Bourdain Called 'The Wackiest, Jolliest Place On Earth'?

It's "the wackiest, jolliest place on earth," according to the late Anthony Bourdain, and now it's coming to Manhattan. Jollibee, which the NY Times called “the McDonald’s of the Philippines," will now expand with a storefront near...

Hunan Slurp Shop Is One Of The Best New Restaurants In The East Village

Hunan Slurp Shop Is One Of The Best New Restaurants In The East Villagegallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to one of the best new Asian restaurants to open in the East Village over the last few years. THE VIBE In recent years, the East Village has seen...

Aw, Apple Tried To Make Their Bagel Emoji Less Pitiful

Aw, Apple Tried To Make Their Bagel Emoji Less Pitiful

L-R: Bagel Emoji 1.0, Bagel Emoji 2.0 When the world's seemingly insurmountable problems feel too big, too out of our control, we tend to focus on little things we can control. And the bagel emoji gave...

Cool Cool Just A Little Something Extra In This Queens Grocery Baked Goods Sectionvideo

Cool Cool Just A Little Something Extra In This Queens Grocery Baked Goods Section

queens really is the most diverse borough pic.twitter.com/P4sINfpArL— grace marie (@nastyradishes) October 15, 2018 There's a lot we don't know at this hour. We don't know where exactly in Queens this video was taken, or how, or...

Ippudo Celebrating 10 Years With FREE RAMEN Tuesday

Ippudo Celebrating 10 Years With FREE RAMEN Tuesday

Ramen Zero. (Courtesy of Ippudo) Ippudo, one of the best ramen spots in the city, is celebrating a decade of success in NYC (and 33 years in Japan). To mark the occasion, they'll be giving away...

Inside Williamsburg's Museum Of Pizza Instagram Funhouse

Inside Williamsburg's Museum Of Pizza Instagram Funhousegallery

It's located in William Vale Hotel complex, and tickets cost $35.

Over 175 Small Food Businesses Displaced By Brooklyn Coworking Company Pilotworks

Over 175 Small Food Businesses Displaced By Brooklyn Coworking Company Pilotworks

Superlost Coffee was one of the small businesses ousted from the Pfizer building. (Courtesy Superlost/Instagram) Pilotworks, a coworking space for the food industry, unceremoniously shut its doors on Saturday, separating over 175 small business owners from...

End Of An Era: Photos From The Coffee Shop's Final Day

End Of An Era: Photos From The Coffee Shop's Final Daygallery

After 28 years of business, the Union Square adjacent Coffee Shop—part diner, part late-night lounge for models and celebs—has closed its doors. Co-owner Charles Milite had announced the closure back in July, noting: "The times have changed...

Morgenstern's Flagship Opens With A Whopping 88 Ice Cream Flavors

Morgenstern's Flagship Opens With A Whopping 88 Ice Cream Flavors gallery

The huge new space has seating for about fifty, inside and out, and the comically long menu includes 40 brand new flavors.

This 40 Pound Cheeseburger Pizza Is The Most Obscene Pizza In NYC

This 40 Pound Cheeseburger Pizza Is The Most Obscene Pizza In NYCvideo

(Champion Pizza) There are almost as many different styles of pizza in NYC as there are personal opinions about pizza—dollar slices, Detroit style, thing-crust pizza, sourdough pizza, and of particular interest to the slice at hand,...

Sammy Hagar To Bring Chill Beach Vibes To Times Square With New Cabo Wabo Cantina

Sammy Hagar To Bring Chill Beach Vibes To Times Square With New Cabo Wabo Cantina

Sammy Hagar hosts party at his Cabo Wabo Cantina, Las Vegas (Shutterstock) Ever since Mark Wahlberg's burger franchise, Wahlburgers, stopped paying rent on its Midtown outpost, you might've found yourself concerned about the coming scarcity of...

Eat The Best NYC Pizza Slices For $1 Each At Slice Out Hunger Pizza Event

Eat The Best NYC Pizza Slices For $1 Each At Slice Out Hunger Pizza Event

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) The only thing better than a pizza festival that doesn't turn out to be a scam is a pizza festival that doesn't turn out to be a scam that also benefits charity....

The 11 Best Milkshake Spots In NYC

The 11 Best Milkshake Spots In NYC

Let's start by saying this: Every season is Milkshake Season. And there are plenty of seriously soul-satisfying shakes around town (even pumpkin spice to compliment this particular season), concocted with varying degrees of complexity, and these are...

Can New Yorkers Get A Better Bagel Emoji Over Here?

Can New Yorkers Get A Better Bagel Emoji Over Here?

("Courtesy" of Apple) Soon, your iPhone will have 70 new emojis, and amongst them will be the glorious Bagel. Finally, no more typing the word "bagel" ever again. However, as all bagels were not created equal,...

Dim Sum Specialist Tim Ho Wan Says It Will Open Hell's Kitchen Location In October

Dim Sum Specialist Tim Ho Wan Says It Will Open Hell's Kitchen Location In Octobergallery

In late 2016, Tim Ho Wan opened the first New York location of their "cheapest Michelin-approved restaurant" chain in the East Village. Now nearly two years later, they are promising that a second location will be "coming...

Missy Robbins's New Italian Restaurant Misi Shines In Williamsburg

Missy Robbins's New Italian Restaurant Misi Shines In Williamsburg

(Evan Sung) The only problem with Missy Robbins's exceptional Williamsburg restaurant Lilia is getting a table. So when the acclaimed chef (and Obama favorite) opened her second Italian venture in Williamsburg, Misi, earlier this month, there...

A Mellow Review Of By Chloe's New CBD-Infused Product Line

A Mellow Review Of By Chloe's New CBD-Infused Product Linegallery

Two major events in the world of cannabidiol are happening today that may forever alter how we think about and use CBD: the DEA has officially placed CBD medication Epidiolex in Schedule V of the Controlled Substances...

The 13 Best Avocado Dishes In NYC

The 13 Best Avocado Dishes In NYC

Whether served on toast, as a dip, in a smoothie, or deep fried, here's where to find avocados at their best.

Video: Coffee Squirrel Just Can't Get Enough Bean Juice

Video: Coffee Squirrel Just Can't Get Enough Bean Juice

(Phil Davis/Flickr) Are you exhausted, bone-tired and sore after absorbing the myriad gut punches the news cycle dealt us this week, these past few weeks, months, years? Have you lived a century's worth of Monday mornings...

West Village Neighborhood Bistro Café Loup Will Reopen Today

West Village Neighborhood Bistro Café Loup Will Reopen Today

via Yelp After being shuttered earlier this month due to unpaid taxes, beloved neighborhood French bistro Café Loup is reopening later today. It will officially open its doors again to the West Village at 5:30 p.m....

'Unapologetically Authentic' Indian Food Awaits At The Thrilling New Adda

'Unapologetically Authentic' Indian Food Awaits At The Thrilling New Addagallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to LIC for some spectacular Indian food. THE VIBE It's not the most obvious location for one of the season's most exciting new restaurants. Adda, a contemporary "Indian Canteen,"...

Royal Halal Grill Wins Vendy Cup In Diverse Vendys Line-Up

Royal Halal Grill Wins Vendy Cup In Diverse Vendys Line-Upgallery

A husband and wife who emigrated from Bangladesh 28 years ago took the coveted Vendy Cup at this past weekend's 14th Annual Vendy Awards, which had the most diverse showcase of cuisines in recent memory. Their truck,...

Inside The New 'Comfortland' Doughnut Shop From The Queens Comfort Crew

Inside The New 'Comfortland' Doughnut Shop From The Queens Comfort Crewgallery

Earlier this year the good folks of Queens Comfort found a new, larger home for their much-loved, slightly demented Astoria restaurant and, much to the relief of the locals, the move only took them about two blocks...

New Pizzeria With Dipping Sauces Giving Out Slices Today In East Village

New Pizzeria With Dipping Sauces Giving Out Slices Today In East Villagegallery

Sauce Pizzeria, a new East Village restaurant slinging slices with a little crock of dipping sauce, is celebrating their opening by giving out free pizza today (September 21st). The new spot is fully opening Saturday with a...

West Village Neighborhood Bistro Café Loup Has Been Seized By Tax Department

West Village Neighborhood Bistro Café Loup Has Been Seized By Tax Department

Photo courtesy Caroline Eisenmann Café Loup, the French bistro that has been a West Village mainstay for decades, has been shuttered after being seized by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance over unpaid...

Eat Your Way Through New York With Our NYC Food Bingo Card

Eat Your Way Through New York With Our NYC Food Bingo Card

Click here for larger image. (Design by Sarah Butler) Last month, we presented our NYC Bingo Card, featuring squares filled with some beloved (and a few dreaded) New York City sights. A bodega cat, mismatched subway...

Lovely New Cafe Brings Flavors Of North Africa To Carmine Street

Lovely New Cafe Brings Flavors Of North Africa To Carmine Streetgallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to the West Village for North Africa cuisine. THE VIBE Diana Tandia is the owner, chef, counter-worker, server, busser, and occasional tea-pourer at her delightful new cafe in the...

Ferry Frustrating: Diner En Blanc Left Some Participants Fuming Over Long Wait For Boats

Ferry Frustrating: Diner En Blanc Left Some Participants Fuming Over Long Wait For Boatsgallery

Every year, huge numbers of New Yorkers convene for the wildly popular, medium-mysterious, BYO-dinner table event, Diner en Blanc. Thousands of participants sporting crisp whites and packing elaborate decorations look forward to a night of outdoor feasting,...

What To Eat At The Annual Feast Of San Gennaro

What To Eat At The Annual Feast Of San Gennaro gallery

Ninety two years ago, when Mulberry Street hosted NYC's first Feast of San Gennaro, there certainly wasn’t anyone hawking fried mozzarella balls coated in falafel, or boozy gummy bears, or disturbingly realistic Shar-Pei puppy ice creams. Here...

Meet The 2018 Vendy Cup Nominees gallery

Meet The 2018 Vendy Cup Nominees

The 14th annual Vendy Awards go down at Governors Island this Saturday, when 25 of New York's best street vendors go head to head in five categories: best dessert, best rookie, best market, best breakfast (a new...

Is This Ultra-Realistic Dog Ice Cream Adorable Or Intensely Disturbing?

Is This Ultra-Realistic Dog Ice Cream Adorable Or Intensely Disturbing?

Fried dough with powdered sugar, or marinara? Back in my day, that's what street fair fare was all about. Today, things are dreadfully different. Behold, the weirdest goddamn thing we saw at The Feast of San Gennaro...

(UPDATE) Free Food Alert: Unlimited Hot Pot & Chinese BBQ If You Vote Tomorrow!!!

(UPDATE) Free Food Alert: Unlimited Hot Pot & Chinese BBQ If You Vote Tomorrow!!!gallery

Calling all New Yorkers who love democracy and also dunking assorted meats into simmering bowls of spicy soup: Asian fusion chain 99 Favor Taste is offering free, basically unlimited hot pot and Chinese barbecue to anyone...

Cynthia Nixon Turns #Bagelgate Yuck Into Fundraising Yum

Cynthia Nixon Turns #Bagelgate Yuck Into Fundraising Yum

(Jen Chung/Gothamist) Cynthia Nixon will not be bagel-shamed. Two days out from the Democratic primary, and heavily trailing in the polls, the gubernatorial candidate is now doubling down on her stomach-and-take-churning Zabar's order—which, in case you...

Tiny New Sichuan Spot For Malatang Opens On Mercer Street

Tiny New Sichuan Spot For Malatang Opens On Mercer Streetgallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Peppercorn Kitchen for some Asian comfort food on Mercer Street. THE VIBE Located in the heart of NYU territory and already busy with back-to-schoolers, Peppercorn Kitchen is a...

Gabrielle Hamilton & Ashley Merriman Pull Out Of Spotted Pig Deal

Gabrielle Hamilton & Ashley Merriman Pull Out Of Spotted Pig Deal

Gabrielle Hamilton (Nancy Gomez/BFA.com/Shutterstock) Prune restaurateurs Gabrielle Hamilton and Ashley Merriman, who announced in June that they would be partnering with disgraced restaurateur Ken Friedman at The Spotted Pig, have exited that deal, according to an...

There's A Month-Long Waitlist For The $75 Whole Smoked Watermelon At Duck's Eatery

There's A Month-Long Waitlist For The $75 Whole Smoked Watermelon At Duck's Eatery

Whole Smoked Watermelon Ham (Courtesy of Duck's Eatery) This is the year of the viral hams. First came the resurgence of steamed hams. And now comes the watermelon smoked ham... which is not really a ham...

SEE IT: Cynthia Nixon Orders Cinnamon Raisin Bagel With... Lox And Capersvideo

SEE IT: Cynthia Nixon Orders Cinnamon Raisin Bagel With... Lox And Capers

The 10th circle of hell (Jen Chung / Gothamist) There's something about New York's endless supply of authentic eateries that transforms hopeful politicians into weird aliens who’ve never before encountered the concept of food: Back in...

Eat Lemons And Cotton Candy Clouds At The Beautiful LROOM Cafe

Eat Lemons And Cotton Candy Clouds At The Beautiful LROOM Cafegallery

Xue Ling, the owner of the brand new LROOM Cafe near Union Square, didn’t set out to be a restaurateur. A graduate of Parsons who did a stint in the fashion world, Ling found her passion in...

Beloved Morgenstern's Will Open Enormous New Ice Cream Parlor On LaGuardia Place

Beloved Morgenstern's Will Open Enormous New Ice Cream Parlor On LaGuardia Place

Morgenstern's (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Morgenstern's, one of the city's best ice cream shops, is opening a second shop in the former location of the Silver Spurs diner at 490 LaGuardia Place. It will be much...

These NYC Neighborhoods Have The Most Maddening Ice Cream Truck Noise

These NYC Neighborhoods Have The Most Maddening Ice Cream Truck Noise

(Robert S/ flickr) The creepy Mister Softee songs mysteriously emanating from LinkNYC kiosks have gotten a lot of attention lately, but let's not forget that the original source of that ominous melody is still out there,...

City Tamale, A Hunts Point Haven, Wants Tamales To Rule The Streets Of NYgallery

City Tamale, A Hunts Point Haven, Wants Tamales To Rule The Streets Of NY

Israel Veliz dreams of a tamale factory in Hunts Point, Bronx: A factory that can produce 10,000 tamales a day, shipped all over the city, supplying coffee carts and street vendors, as well as franchises that rival...

Legendarily Profane Restaurant Owner Kenny Shopsin Is Dead

Legendarily Profane Restaurant Owner Kenny Shopsin Is Dead

Kenny Shopsin, whose "my way or the highway" approach to serving customers made him a lovable if extremely grumpy figure in the NYC food world, passed away over the Labor Day weekend. His daughter Tamara Shopsin said on Instagram that the Essex Street Market location would be open on Wednesday, "My dad won’t be there in body but he will be there. I love you dad."

Randall's Barbecue Doesn't Deliver On Opening Hype  gallery

Randall's Barbecue Doesn't Deliver On Opening Hype

The new LES faux-joint has some work to be done.

Inside Paulie Gee's Retro Slice Shop, Now Open In Greenpoint gallery

Inside Paulie Gee's Retro Slice Shop, Now Open In Greenpoint

Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint makes some of the city's best pizza, but excruciating table waits and a notorious no-takeout policy means that it can be frustratingly difficult to actually eat there. Which is one of the reasons...

Pork Laden Extravaganza Pig Island Returns to Red Hook

Pork Laden Extravaganza Pig Island Returns to Red Hook

If your plans for next Saturday involve stress-shopping at IKEA, maybe skip the meatballs and lingonberry sauce and instead walk across the street to the 9th annual Pig Island festival at Erie Basin Park in Red Hook.

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