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  • Talia's Steakhouse & Bar

    Talia's Steakhouse & Bar

    An upscale steak house on the weekdays, Taliaas transforms itself into a glatt kosher club every Saturday night, with a certified supervisor on-site to bless the drinks and make sure no one is dancing. If people become overwhelmed by the combo of... More on Talia's Steakhouse & Bar »

  • Joy Burger Bar

    Joy Burger Bar

    This home-grown burger mini-chain seeks to outflank places like Five Guys by offering similar prices, but also an expanded menu that includes wraps, salads, and lots of fried sides (including such far-flung items as the Caribbean batata tuber).... More on Joy Burger Bar »

  • EN Japanese Brasserie

    EN Japanese Brasserie

    There are more than 40 locations of this izakaya-style restaurant in Japan; it&185;s too bad not more of them have made their way to the United States. Executive chef Koji Nakan cooks some of the most refined Japanese food in the city, taking humble... More on EN Japanese Brasserie »

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Bars & Clubs

  • The Brooklyneer

    The Brooklyneer

    Manhattanites no longer have to cross a bridge to get their fix of Salvatore ricotta, Acme smoked fish, and Mama O's kimchi. Instead, they can head to the Brooklyneer, a new West Village bar and small plates restaurant celebrating the best of the... More on The Brooklyneer »

  • Lucky Cheng's

    Lucky Cheng's

    Come here to get your drinks served by chicks with dicks. The transvestite shows glitter, the Chinese lamps sparkle, and Lucky Cheng's is full of charm for those wanting a singular dining and drinking experience. A popular bachelorette and... More on Lucky Cheng's »

  • Slate Plus

    Slate Plus

    This self-described azenith of grandeura flaunts 34 pool tables splayed across two floors. In between games, sex-oozing bartendresses serve candy-stick mixed drinks with names like aQ-Balla and aSneaky Pete.a More on Slate Plus »

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Music Venues

  • Sapphire

    Sapphire

    Everyone from Jersey folk to Village kids to uptown city kids get down and dirty on the dim Sapphire dance floor. It's not as trendy at the Meatpacking clubs, not as aggressive as the midtown ones-and isn't that a good thing? More on Sapphire »

  • Terminal 5

    Terminal 5

    The WrestleMania of Bowery Presents venues, Terminal 5 is where you go to revel in sweaty, overgrown, not-so-indie acts such as LCD Soundsystem, Ratatat, My Morning Jacket, and so on. The bands that play here are capable of filling up the Bowery... More on Terminal 5 »

  • Metropolitan Room

    Metropolitan Room

    This cabaret and pop room is growing in popularity and influence; their regular amateur contests are some of the best nights in the city to discover new crooners. Enjoy the romantic interior and proximity to the piano; you can't get much closer... More on Metropolitan Room »

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Movie Theaters

  • Bryant Park

    Bryant Park

    Now a prissy picnic spot, that football-field sized lawn between Fifth and Sixth, south of 42nd used to be a Midtown dealers paradise. Now, bright-light pop artists such as Hillary Duff perform here, garden tours promenade through the grounds and... More on Bryant Park »

  • Pavilion Theatre

    Pavilion Theatre

    I always wondered where parents hid the Slope's young adults (did they just roll tykes downhill when they started to outgrow the baby carriages?) until hitting the Park Slope Pavilion on a Friday night. Maybe it's just me, but the adolescent... More on Pavilion Theatre »

  • Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn Museum

    Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm; first Saturday of each month 11am-11pm; all other Saturdays 11am-6pm; Sunday 11am-6pm More on Brooklyn Museum »

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Food Trucks

  • An Angel in Queens

    An Angel in Queens

    This philanthropic food truck and foundation has been recognized by President Obama and the Yankees. Jorge Munoz created An Angel in Queens in 2006 to combat a hunger problem in the borrough by providing hot meals to homeless and unemployed... More on An Angel in Queens »

  • El Olomega

    El Olomega

    This year El Olomega drove off with the coveted Vendy Award for best food truck in NYC. They couldn't deserve it more. The Lainez family fries up "The Original Red Hook Salvadoran Papusa," a corn flour tortilla stuffed with various meats and... More on El Olomega »

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Coffee Shops

  • B Cup

    B Cup

    This is the kind of funky coffee shop every neighborhood should have at least one of. The graffiti-style paint job outside is a sign of what to expect inside, a design scheme that celebrates the East Village's artsy, gritty history with... More on B Cup »

  • Nuyorican Poets Cafe

    Nuyorican Poets Cafe

    The lyrical verbiage unfolds as slammers and poets take to the stage at this small mainstay crowded with bare wooden tables for onlookers to hoot and holler from in appreciation. Embracing all of the arts, you can also find emcees, theater... More on Nuyorican Poets Cafe »

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks

    Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in New York and around the world. Named for the chief mate on the... More on Starbucks »

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    • Need a post-tax day drink? Or craving a plate of bratwurst now that it's grilling season? This week's happy hour specials offer both, plus a suggestion on where to head if you've got hours to kill on a cool April day. See more happy hour specials in our archives.The Marrow, 99 Bank Street Harold Dieterle's West Village dining room is now offering a happy hour with a focus on German and Italian drink specials. Beers like Radeberger and Birra Moretti are $5 each from 5:30 to 7 p.m, while select red and white wines from both countries are... More on The Marrow »

    • Flushing's Myung San (162-21 Depot Road, Queens, 718-888-1245) is known for fermentation, Zachary Feldman learns when he stops in for this week's review and dips into cheonggukjang, otherwise known as dead body soup. "When more than two tables order the soup -- with its musty, rust-colored kimchi broth murky with bean paste and punctuated by cubes of semi-firm tofu -- walking into the spare 26-seat space feels akin, at least olfactorily, to entering a shipping container that doubles as a poorly ventilated hot yoga class for Medieval Times... More on Myung San »

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