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Whisk's Williamsburg Location To Close After Monthly Rent Surges To $26,500

Whisk's Williamsburg Location To Close After Monthly Rent Surges To $26,500

Whisk's Williamsburg location will close on April 30th. (Courtesy of Lindsey Smith) The cooking supply store Whisk will shutter their Williamsburg, Brooklyn location at the end of April, owner Natasha Amott has told Gothamist. During lease...

Gowanus Yacht Club Is NOT Closing, Will Be Open In 1-2 Weeks

Gowanus Yacht Club Is NOT Closing, Will Be Open In 1-2 Weeks

(Flickr User Wally G) Brooklyn's outdoor drinking enthusiasts had quite a scare yesterday, after rumors began circulating online that Gowanus Yacht Club had quietly set sail for the dive-farm upstate. Thankfully, however, reports of GYC's death...

Listeria Outbreak Linked To Delicious Deli Meats And Cheeses

Listeria Outbreak Linked To Delicious Deli Meats And Cheeses

An enticing-looking pile of bologna, which is probably good to stay away from...for now. (Glane 23/Creative Commons) Deli-sliced meats and cheeses, a staple of many discerning New Yorkers' daily and late-night diets, have been linked to...

Rosé 'Mansion' Lays Influencer Thirst Trap In Midtown Mall

Rosé 'Mansion' Lays Influencer Thirst Trap In Midtown Mall

Nope. (kubais/Shutterstock) May I present a concept scientifically engineered to freeze your blood in its veins? Okay, here it is: An influencer experience designed around Instagram's favorite summer bev—rosé, natch—and staged in the second floor of...

PSA: Maybe Avoid Spicy Tuna Rolls For The Time Being

PSA: Maybe Avoid Spicy Tuna Rolls For The Time Being

Don't do it! (designs by Jack/Shutterstock) The CDC and FDA is urging sushi eaters to steer very clear of ground raw tuna originating from Jensen Tuna in Houma, Louisiana. The seafood purveyor voluntarily recalled an unknown...

Wonderful Nigerian Homestyle Cooking Comes To Bushwick

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Our latest installment of Quick Bites bring us to Bushwick for some impressive African cuisine. THE VIBE A quick tour this past weekend of the area around Bushwick's Jefferson L station confirmed that Jefftown (is that still...

FDNY: Brighton Beach Boardwalk Fire At Tatiana Was Sparked By Cigarette Igniting Mattress

FDNY: Brighton Beach Boardwalk Fire At Tatiana Was Sparked By Cigarette Igniting Mattress

(Facebook) The Sunday night fire that engulfed Tatiana, the beloved Russian eatery and nightclub located on the Brighton Beach boardwalk, was started by a lit cigarette under the boardwalk, the Fire Department said Monday. The two-alarm...

Photos: Smorgasburg WTC Opens Under The Oculus's Giant Wing

Photos: Smorgasburg WTC Opens Under The Oculus's Giant Winggallery

Now open every Friday through October, the popular food market brings 25 vendors to the World Trade Center Oculus plaza

Here's All The Food That Will Be At Governors Ball This Year

Here's All The Food That Will Be At Governors Ball This Yeargallery

At Woodstock '69, all people got to eat was brown acid. But now, fifty years later, we've landed in a time when food is almost as important as the music lineup. Or at least, it can be...

[Update] 'Game Of Thrones' Fans Can Sit On The Dragonstone Throne At West Village Shake Shack Today Only

[Update] 'Game Of Thrones' Fans Can Sit On The Dragonstone Throne At West Village Shake Shack Today Onlygallery

In the lead up to the premiere of the final season of Game Of Thrones (you...may have heard of it?), we've seen contests to sit on the Iron Throne and secret Shake Shack tie-in menus. But you...

De Blasio Orders City Agencies To Stop Purchasing Disposable Plastic Foodware

De Blasio Orders City Agencies To Stop Purchasing Disposable Plastic Foodware

Plastic garbage on the beach, Dakar, Senegal (Herbert Berger / imageBROKER/Shutterstock) Mayor Bill de Blasio has instructed all city agencies to stop purchasing single-use plastic foodware, as part of an effort to reduce the city's plastic...

We Tried The Food At The New 'Clean' Chinese Restaurant Lucky Lee's...

We Tried The Food At The New 'Clean' Chinese Restaurant Lucky Lee's...gallery

A new "clean" American Chinese restaurant in Greenwich Village became a lightning rod for controversy this week after people decried its white owners' marketing strategy as racist and culturally appropriative. Nutritionist Arielle Haspel opened Lucky Lee's for...

Living Large At Hudson Yards' Wild Ink

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Last month some 25 different restaurants, cafes, and food shops opened almost simultaneously in the gigantic mall at Hudson Yards which, if nothing else, was a singularly impressive feat of logistics. Among the most eagerly anticipated of...

This Genius Brand Saves You From NYC Grocery Shopping—and Helps You Eat Healthy

This Genius Brand Saves You From NYC Grocery Shopping—and Helps You Eat Healthy

Hungryroot is here to keep you healthy and save you from NYC grocery shopping. Get 20% off your first 2 boxes with code GOTHAMIST. [sponsor]

White Woman's New 'Clean' Chinese Restaurant Provokes Immediate Backlash

White Woman's New 'Clean' Chinese Restaurant Provokes Immediate Backlash

Lucky Lee's. (via Yelp) A white woman who recently opened a "clean" American Chinese restaurant in the West Village is fending off a wave of criticism decrying her marketing strategy as racist and culturally appropriative. Nutritionist...

East Village Gets Its Own 'Big Tray Chicken' Place With Jiang Diner

East Village Gets Its Own 'Big Tray Chicken' Place With Jiang Dinergallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to East 5th Street for Big Tray Chicken, or as they call it here: Big Plate Chicken. THE VIBE It may still be operating in "soft-open" mode—the first night...

This One Easy Hack Will Ensure You're Not Tipping Wrong

This One Easy Hack Will Ensure You're Not Tipping Wrong

(Flickr / Gina Herold) How much should you tip? On the one hand, a team of chronically underpaid human beings are literally waiting on you hand and foot, catering to your every desire, and whisking your...

Photos: Huge Crowds Eat Everything At Smorgasburg's Opening Weekend

Photos: Huge Crowds Eat Everything At Smorgasburg's Opening Weekendgallery

It was a glorious weekend to get outside and eat one's way through Smorgasburg's offerings, and thousands of people did exactly that as the annual event opened for the season to huge crowds in both Williamsburg and...

Philly Import Tony Luke's Now Griddling Up Cheesesteaks In Downtown Brooklyn

Philly Import Tony Luke's Now Griddling Up Cheesesteaks In Downtown Brooklyngallery

Nashville Hot Chicken, Mission Burritos, Rochester Garbage Plates, Cincinnati Chili, New Orleans Po Boys, NYC Bagels... the list of regional specialties that local residents get insanely defensive and haughty about goes on and on. "This is NOT...

Hundreds Line Up For Cédric Grolet Pastries At Dominique Anselgallery

Hundreds Line Up For Cédric Grolet Pastries At Dominique Ansel

It's hard to believe it was six years ago that Cronuts, the combination croissant and donut from inventive pastry chef Dominique Ansel, hit New York with such fervor that an online black market cropped up in exchange...

The 10 Best Parm Sandwich Spots In NYC

The 10 Best Parm Sandwich Spots In NYC

Hot meat, gooey cheese, warm tomato sauce, soft chewy bread.. what's not to love about a great parm sandwich? Not everyone gets the combo right, however... in fact, the failure rate during my research this past month...

Shake Shack Offering 'Secret' Game Of Thrones Items For Valyrian Speakers ONLY

Shake Shack Offering 'Secret' Game Of Thrones Items For Valyrian Speakers ONLY

(Shake Shack) With the final season of Game Of Thrones coming in just over a week, all the brands are trying to get in on the action, whether it's special Oreos or athletes and Migos singing...

Tabletop Hibachis And Pizza Boats At Greek Party Spot 'Karvouna' On Bowery

Tabletop Hibachis And Pizza Boats At Greek Party Spot 'Karvouna' On Bowerygallery

There was a time, and not so long ago, when upper Bowery briefly became one of the city's most incongruous stretches of destination-dining, with hotspots like Pearl and Ash, Cherche Midi, DBGB, and Rebelle hosting wine-soaked parties...

Soufflé Pancakes, Waygu Sushi & Hangover Sandwiches: First Look At All The New Deliciousness Coming To Smorgasburg

Soufflé Pancakes, Waygu Sushi & Hangover Sandwiches: First Look At All The New Deliciousness Coming To Smorgasburggallery

Smorgasburg Season officially begins on Saturday, April 6th, when 100 small business vendors roll into Williamsburg's East River State Park to kick off the ninth year of what has become "America's largest, weekly open-air food market." As...

Inside Whole Foods' New Corner Convenience Store In Chelsea

Inside Whole Foods' New Corner Convenience Store In Chelseagallery

Is the gigantic grocery chain Whole Foods, owned by the even more gigantic Amazon, now going after that most treasured NYC institution, the humble bodega? Maybe? Earlier this month, the vast conglomerate opened what they’re calling the...

Are Sliced-Up Bagels An Abomination Or Brilliant Lifehack?

Are Sliced-Up Bagels An Abomination Or Brilliant Lifehack?

WELCOME TO HELL (alex tymchak's flickr) A few times every century, there is a world-changing event so momentous, it gets dubbed the "shot heard round the world." First, there was the shot heard round the world...

Former Momofuku Ko Chef Opens Golden Diner In Two Bridges

Former Momofuku Ko Chef Opens Golden Diner In Two Bridgesgallery

Though the utilitarian greasy spoon diner can seem like an endangered species in parts of NYC, there continues to be an upswell of more refined diner fare—a trend that dates as far back as, well, Diner. The...

West Village Locals Hold Rally And Irish Wake For The White Horse Tavern

West Village Locals Hold Rally And Irish Wake For The White Horse Taverngallery

Activists rallied outside the venerable White Horse Tavern on a rainy Thursday afternoon in a call to action against the historic bar's new landlord, as well as for the interior landmarking of the institution. The White Horse...

Grimaldi's DUMBO To Reopen As Part Of Owner's Son's National Chain

Grimaldi's DUMBO To Reopen As Part Of Owner's Son's National Chain

Grimaldi's, February 2019. (Jen Carlson / Gothamist) Renowned Arizona pizzeria Grimaldi's is finally opening up an outpost in Brooklyn, in an extremely iconic location the pizza-loving among you will surely recognize: 1 Front Street in DUMBO....

What's Going On With Moishe's Bake Shop?

What's Going On With Moishe's Bake Shop?

The shuttered Moishe's Bake Shop, replete with paper on its windows. (Paula Mejía/Gothamist) It appears that the East Village's venerable Moishe's Bake Shop may just be renovating, and not closing forever, despite clashing reports. In the...

Van Da Brings The Flavors Of Hanoi, Saigon, And Hue To Alphabet City

Van Da Brings The Flavors Of Hanoi, Saigon, And Hue To Alphabet Citygallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to East 4th Street for Vietnamese food. THE VIBE Another Vietnamese restaurant opened last Friday in the East Village, which is an always welcome development in any neighborhood, especially...

Residents At Community Board Meeting Concerned About The White Horse Tavern's Integrity

Residents At Community Board Meeting Concerned About The White Horse Tavern's Integrity

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) On Thursday night, Community Board 2 in Manhattan held the first public meeting regarding the recent sale of the historic White Horse Tavern. Opened in 1880, the White Horse is the second-oldest...

Mega-Guide: All The Food And Drink At The Huge Hudson Yards Mall

Mega-Guide: All The Food And Drink At The Huge Hudson Yards Mall gallery

More than 20 different restaurants, bars, cafes, and sweet shops all open today in the seven-story mall.

Cuomo's Labor Department Is Dragging Its Feet On Tipped Wage Reform, Worker Advocates Say

Cuomo's Labor Department Is Dragging Its Feet On Tipped Wage Reform, Worker Advocates Say

A server at the Grand Central Oyster Bar (Mike Dresser / Flickr) Last year, under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the state Department of Labor held a series of hearings to explore ending the tipped...

LES Shawarma Stand Zyara Is One Of The City's Great Mediterranean Spots

LES Shawarma Stand Zyara Is One Of The City's Great Mediterranean Spotsgallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Clinton Street for some damn good Mediterranean food. THE VIBE Stroll by Zyara NY, located on the most restaurant-y stretch of Clinton Street, and there are few outward...

A Brief History Of The White Horse Tavern, NYC's Legendary Literary Watering Hole

A Brief History Of The White Horse Tavern, NYC's Legendary Literary Watering Hole

The White Horse Tavern, 1961. (Library of Congress). The building housing the White Horse Tavern, a historic, no-fuss dive located at 567 Hudson Street in Greenwich Village, has been sold to the notorious landlord Steve Croman,...

In Rare Request, Preservation Group Seeks To Landmark Interiors Of White Horse Tavern

In Rare Request, Preservation Group Seeks To Landmark Interiors Of White Horse Tavern

Scott Lynch / Gothamist A preservation group is asking the city to grant landmark designation to the interior of the White Horse Tavern, the legendary New York literati gathering spot that was recently sold. In what...

Bartender Suspended From UWS Bar For Kicking Out Trump Supporter In Maga Visor

Bartender Suspended From UWS Bar For Kicking Out Trump Supporter In Maga Visor

Conservative activist Dion Cini celebrating a pro-Trump banner drop in November (via Facebook) An Upper West Side Trump supporter is contemplating legal action against the sports bar Jake's Dilemma, after he claims he was kicked out...

West Village Residents Worry About Fate Of White Horse Tavern And Surrounding Buildings

West Village Residents Worry About Fate Of White Horse Tavern And Surrounding Buildingsgallery

News that a group of West Village buildings, including the one that's home to the White Horse Tavern, have been sold has alarmed locals, with reports suggesting the new owner is convicted slumlord Steve Croman. The Commercial...

West Village Neighborhood Bistro Café Loup Seized Again Over Nearly $500K In Unpaid Taxes

West Village Neighborhood Bistro Café Loup Seized Again Over Nearly $500K In Unpaid Taxes

via Yelp Last fall, beloved neighborhood French bistro Café Loup was shuttered and seized due to unpaid taxes. It unexpectedly and happily reopened a week later, but it seems that the initial problems were never fully...

Coffee Shop For Instagram Influencers Promises Expensive Designer Lattes

Coffee Shop For Instagram Influencers Promises Expensive Designer Lattes

This is not the "most expensive latte you can drink." (immmguy_62/Shutterstock) A concept, for your consideration: A digital-media-slash-designer-coffee-slash-commerce brand plans to lure customers to its forthcoming Manhattan storefront with the promise of "the most expensive latte...

This Disco Ball, Now Hanging In Manhattan, Comes From 1980s Los Angeles

This Disco Ball, Now Hanging In Manhattan, Comes From 1980s Los Angeles

The massive disco ball at The Fleur Room, overlooking the Empire State Building (Courtesy of Michael Kleinberg for Moxy Chelsea). New York and Los Angeles nightlife scenes have always been wildly distinct entities. They are by...

White Horse Tavern Building Reportedly Sold To Infamous Landlord Steve Croman

White Horse Tavern Building Reportedly Sold To Infamous Landlord Steve Croman

Photograph by Orin Blomberg / Flickr The legendary White Horse Tavern, the literary watering hole where Dylan Thomas had his last drink(s), has been sold, along with other buildings on the same West Village block—and it...

Mario Batali Officially Separates Himself From Former Restaurant Empire

Mario Batali Officially Separates Himself From Former Restaurant Empire

Joe Bastianich (left) and Mario Batali (right) show Mayor Bloomberg some pasta at the 2010 opening of Eataly. (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock) Disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali formally divested himself of his restaurant empire on Wednesday, over a...

[UPDATED] East Village Mainstay Moishe's To Remain Open After Rumors Of Closure

[UPDATED] East Village Mainstay Moishe's To Remain Open After Rumors Of Closure

(Photo by Aaron Johnson) UPDATE, 3/14: Moishe's Bake Shop, a longstanding kosher bakery located in the East Village, is not closing, as originally reported. It is currently shut and undergoing renovations. Last night, the shop's owner,...

Murray's Now Serving First-Rate Mac & Cheese On Bleecker

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Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Bleecker for some of the best mac & cheese in town. THE VIBE When Murray's does anything new, especially if, as is invariably the case, it involves cheese,...

Where To Eat Your Weight In Pączki In NYC

Where To Eat Your Weight In Pączki In NYC

A Pączki paired with chamomile tea, perfect for a snooze (Photo by Lablascovegmenu/Creative Commons). Last Thursday, Polish communities celebrated Tłusty Czwartek, a sugar-filled feast preceding Lenten lean times. A centerpiece of the Fat Thursday festivities, Pączki...

Tuck Into Niche Niche, A Cozy New Wine Bar In SoHo

Tuck Into Niche Niche, A Cozy New Wine Bar In SoHo gallery

The restaurateur Ariel Arce—the mind behind Tokyo Record Bar and Air's Champagne Parlor —will open a new spot in SoHo tonight (Monday, March 4th), this time catered to wine aficionados. The idea, as the site puts it,...

Williamsburg Dive The Abbey Is Closing

Williamsburg Dive The Abbey Is Closing

The Abbey, pictured over the summer (Via Googlemaps). Another Williamsburg watering hole is biting the dust. Bedford and Bowery reports that tonight will be The Abbey's last night open. The Abbey, located at 536 Driggs Avenue,...

Beware The Bodega Ham

Beware The Bodega Ham

What insidious objects lurk inside this ham brick? (innakreativ/Shutterstock) An astounding 13,224 pounds of ham-based deli meats have been released into the national market, with surprise "extraneous materials" embedded inside—just in time for Mardi Gras! Unfortunately,...

NY1 Investigation Reveals Prevalence Of Health Code Violations At NYC School Cafeterias

NY1 Investigation Reveals Prevalence Of Health Code Violations At NYC School Cafeterias

A food service worker lays out lunch for students (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons). A damning report released this week by NY1 revealed that nearly 1,000 New York City public school cafeterias were slammed with health...

Enjoy NYC Beer Week With WQXR's Classical Beer Jam!

Enjoy NYC Beer Week With WQXR's Classical Beer Jam!

New York City Beer Week is here, and WQXR is in a New York state of mind! Get tickets to a special night of music and beer tastings.

Inside Precycle, Bushwick's No-Waste, Package-Free Grocery Store

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New Yorkers looking to further reduce the amount of waste they produce should stuff their coats full of reusable bags and head over to Precycle. Located in Bushwick, Precycle is one of the first no-waste and package-free...

The Lovely 'Luncheonette And Liquor Bar' Gertie Opens In Williamsburg

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All-day restaurants, places that are open straight through for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner, pouring coffee and booze with equal enthusiasm, have become increasingly common among each season's new crop of openings. But Gertie, which just started...

No Bar, Angela Dimayuga's New Wave Gay Bar, Opens At The Standard East Village

No Bar, Angela Dimayuga's New Wave Gay Bar, Opens At The Standard East Village

No Bar pictured on opening night (Photo by Samantha Nandez/BFA.com). No Bar, a new wave gay bar housed inside the Standard East Village, opened in the ground floor of the lively hotel on Wednesday night. The...

MoMA PS1's New Restaurant Will Be 'A Little Miami, Greek Island, And NYC'

MoMA PS1's New Restaurant Will Be 'A Little Miami, Greek Island, And NYC'

Stone's take on braised green beans with roasted sardines and lemon. (Courtesy of Mina Stone) For the past fifteen years, chef Mina Stone has been an integral part of the art world's dining table. Stone, who...

Fluffy Japanese Soufflé Pancakes Await At The End Of This Hours-Long Line In Chinatown

Fluffy Japanese Soufflé Pancakes Await At The End Of This Hours-Long Line In Chinatowngallery

Taiyaki, the tiny shop on Baxter Street that opened with one thing on the menu (taiyaki, naturally, served with soft serve ice cream), has been drawing insane lines recently with a new offering. Owner Jimmy Chen—who also...

The TWA Flight Center Will Be Home To Retro 'Sunken Lounge'

The TWA Flight Center Will Be Home To Retro 'Sunken Lounge'

The Sunken Lounge circa 1962. (Photo by Balthazar Korab) The iconic TWA Flight Center will finally reopen its doors this year, after 18 years of languishing in abandonment like a mid-century time capsule. The good news...

What's Going On With Grimaldi's?

What's Going On With Grimaldi's?

Grimaldi's, February 2019. (Jen Carlson / Gothamist) The Brooklyn pizzeria famous for toppings like giant olives and metal shards seems to have shut its doors under mysterious circumstances: According to an anonymous tip Gothamist received Tuesday,...

Porteñas, NYC's First Yerba Mate Bar, Opens In Williamsburggallery

Porteñas, NYC's First Yerba Mate Bar, Opens In Williamsburg

Three women from Buenos Aires have opened the city's first yerba mate bar.

The Plating Is Pretty At Mint Kitchen, But The Food Lacks Personality

The Plating Is Pretty At Mint Kitchen, But The Food Lacks Personalitygallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to University Place for a nearly carb-less meal. THE VIBE Mint Kitchen, which opened a few weeks ago on University Place but only just started serving dinner this past...

Health Department Delays CBD Edibles Ban Until Summer

Health Department Delays CBD Edibles Ban Until Summer

(CJ Holm) At the start of the month, the Department of Health announced that it had begun ordering all restaurants and bars in the city to stop selling CBD-infused products, citing an FDA ruling from December...

NYC Council Considers Banning Single-Use Plasticware

NYC Council Considers Banning Single-Use Plasticware

Bye? (Michael Wels/Shutterstock) The city may expand the scope of its Plastic Battles, potentially catching in its crosshairs disposable plastic forks, knives, and spoons—all single-use plasticware, really, could be targeted for banishment. On Wednesday, Councilmember Rafael...

'Militantly Vegan' Sweets Shop Confectionery! Unveils Its Valentine's Day Specials

'Militantly Vegan' Sweets Shop Confectionery! Unveils Its Valentine's Day Specialsgallery

Almost three years ago baker Maresa Volante and chocolatier Lagusta Yearwood, self-described best friends, joined forces to open Confectionery!, a small but remarkably well-stocked sweets shop in the East Village. Among the signature items are Yearwood's Furious...

Fornino Williamsburg Has Reportedly Closed

Fornino Williamsburg Has Reportedly Closed

A Soppressata pie at Fornino. (Alexis Lamster/Creative Commons) Pizza mainstay Fornino appears to have closed its Williamsburg location, on South 2nd and Kent Avenues. A pizza-deprived tipster informed us on Monday that the space is now...

Fantastic Treats At The Hudson And Charles Dinette In The West Village

Fantastic Treats At The Hudson And Charles Dinette In The West Villagegallery

In our latest installment of Quick Bites, we head to Hudson Street for a burger, fries, and much more. THE VIBE Hudson and Charles is the name of two Manhattan butcher shops that traffic in "local, sustainable,...

SCHMEAR YE SCHMEAR YE: Russ & Daughters Opens New Location At Brooklyn Navy Yard

SCHMEAR YE SCHMEAR YE: Russ & Daughters Opens New Location At Brooklyn Navy Yardgallery

About three years ago, the Brooklyn Navy Yard announced that Russ & Daughters—the 105-year-old Jewish "appetizing store" mecca—would become the anchor tenant in the refurbished Building 77, which would be transformed into part-public food hall and part-manufacturing...

Everyone Says Gennaro Lombardi Brought Pizza To NYC. What This Blog Presupposes Is... Maybe He Didn't?

Everyone Says Gennaro Lombardi Brought Pizza To NYC. What This Blog Presupposes Is... Maybe He Didn't?

Filippo Milone, pictured in an ad in the May 9, 1903 issue of Il Telegrafo, an Italian newspaper published in New York City, that Regas found in his research. [Peter Regas’ scan/New York Public Library] Update...

Williamsburg's Samesa Introduces 10-for-$10 Vegetarian Tasting Menu

Williamsburg's Samesa Introduces 10-for-$10 Vegetarian Tasting Menugallery

Let’s be honest. Tasting menus can be pretentious and comically strenuous (not to mention exorbitantly expensive). There was a moment in the food world, where it seemed almost a competition for who could have the most courses...

Beloved Williamsburg Dive Rosemary's To Close At The End Of February

Beloved Williamsburg Dive Rosemary's To Close At The End Of February

The exterior of Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern. (Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim) The venerable Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern, a no-frills dive bar in Williamsburg known for its cheap drinks and punk rock soundtrack, will close at the...

New Crown Heights Restaurant 'Hunky Dory' Adopts Zero Waste Approachgallery

New Crown Heights Restaurant 'Hunky Dory' Adopts Zero Waste Approach

Taking over the former site of BKW Wine Bar on Crown Heights’ bustling Franklin Avenue, Claire Sprouse opened Hunky Dory (alongside co-owner Chad Arnholt) last month, where she has adopted a sustainability ethos and "waste not" approach...

DOH Prohibits NYC Bars & Restaurants From Serving CBD Products

DOH Prohibits NYC Bars & Restaurants From Serving CBD Products

(CJ Holm) The Department of Health announced today that it is ordering all restaurants and bars in the city to stop selling CBD-infused products. Despite the fact that CBD is legal on a federal level, they...

East Village Residents Enraged By Atomic Wings Super Bowl Sunday Meltdown

East Village Residents Enraged By Atomic Wings Super Bowl Sunday Meltdown

via Yelp Since that infamous day in the Exumas in 2017, it has become a tradition to compare any failed festival or scammy event to Fyre Fest. When the New York City Pizza Festival turned into...

Great Fried Chicken And Decent Doughnuts At The New Bagock In East Williamsburg

Great Fried Chicken And Decent Doughnuts At The New Bagock In East Williamsburggallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Brooklyn for doughnuts and fried chicken. THE VIBE The list of TV-famous and/or regionally-loved chefs coming to New York and not quite getting it right is long and...

Escape To A Winter Happy Hour At Eataly’s SERRA ALPINA On The Roof

Escape To A Winter Happy Hour At Eataly’s SERRA ALPINA On The Roof

Come warm up and chill out this winter at Eataly's seasonal rooftop restaurant SERRA ALPINA by Birreria. [sponsor]

New York City Council Considering A Foie Gras Ban

New York City Council Considering A Foie Gras Ban

A duck fattened for foie gras production. (Anna50/Shutterstock) The city council is considering a bill banning the sale of foie gras on the grounds that it's cruel to physically pump fowl full of feed before leading...

Photos: Quentin Tarantino-Themed KillBar Opens In Williamsburg

Photos: Quentin Tarantino-Themed KillBar Opens In Williamsburggallery

Vincent Vega and Jules Winnifield musing on the Royale with Cheese. Hans Landa enjoying a strudel with cream. Mr. Brown explaining the true meaning of "Like A Virgin" to a group of criminals while having breakfast and...

A NJ-Based Pizzeria Is Selling This Fyre Fest-Inspired Slice

A NJ-Based Pizzeria Is Selling This Fyre Fest-Inspired Slice

via Facebook If the multiple recently-released Fyre Festival documentaries have taught us anything, it's that there are people out there who will pay exorbitant amounts of money for a curated "experience." Even those of us who...

WTF Is Up With People Drinking Iced Coffee In Freezing Weather?

WTF Is Up With People Drinking Iced Coffee In Freezing Weather?

Molly Blackwell's Twitter As a coffee-agnostic person—I mostly prefer to drink tea, the beverage of choice for the likes of Jean-Luc Picard and Winnie The Pooh, thank you very much—I'm always piqued by the intensity of...

Inside Bed-Stuy's Bright New Cuban Bakery

Inside Bed-Stuy's Bright New Cuban Bakerygallery

Step inside Bed-Stuy’s Pilar Cuban Bakery and you might, for a moment, think you’re in Miami instead. The bright space, which opened this week, is awash with pastel, brilliant tiled floors, and an ever-present neon sign advertising...

Two New Slice Joints That Get It Right (And One That Misses)

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And the hits just keep on coming. Even by NYC norms—constant change, ferocious appetites, everyone crazy for pizza—there's been an inordinate number of standout slice shops and full-pie restaurants opening in just the past month or so....

Greenpoint Mainstay Enid's Is Closing After 20 Years

Greenpoint Mainstay Enid's Is Closing After 20 Years

via Yelp After 20 years dishing out Southern-tinged comfort food on the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Driggs, Greenpoint mainstay Enid's announced today that it will be closing at the end of March. "We've made so...

Happy Valentine's Day, Sweethearts Are Dead

Happy Valentine's Day, Sweethearts Are Dead

Love is dead. (Cj Gunther/EPA/Shutterstock) We're looking at a loveless Valentine's Day this year, having been robbed of the purest mode of romantic communication in existence: Sweethearts, the ubiquitous minty chalk morsels stamped with charming sweet...

[Update] Blue Point Turns L Train Shutdown Confusion Into 'What The L' Lager

[Update] Blue Point Turns L Train Shutdown Confusion Into 'What The L' Lager

(Blue Point) The situation with the state of the L train and the un-shutdown has only grown more confusing as officials have bandied about contradicting information and plans. The whole thing kinda makes you want to...

Chick-Fil-A Reportedly Taking Over Old Blue Water Grill Space In Union Square

Chick-Fil-A Reportedly Taking Over Old Blue Water Grill Space In Union Square

Highly original photo illustration by Jen Chung. (via Yelp) Despite the boycotts engendered by its homophobic philanthropy, controversial chicken purveyor Chick-Fil-A apparently has enough capital coming in that it can afford a $2 million Manhattan rent....

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