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  • Ohana Japanese Hibachi Seafood & Steakhouse

    Ohana Japanese Hibachi Seafood & Steakhouse

    Those looking for a little entertainment with their dinner should head over to this Japanese hibachi on the Bronx's City Island. Diners sit around hefty tables equipped with sizable grills where chefs in traditional Japanese uniforms perform... More on Ohana Japanese Hibachi Seafood & Steakhouse »

  • Zaitzeff

    Zaitzeff

    Taking the plebian diner burger as its prototype, Zaitzeff makes patchwork upgrades, and doubles the price. It might just be worth it. The quarter-pound sirloin burger comes deposited on a sweeter, more finely textured bun heaped with sautéed... More on Zaitzeff »

  • 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 »

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Bars & Clubs

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Bowery Electric

    Bowery Electric

    Located just down the block from the legendary, defunct CBGBs, the Bowery Electric is a rock-centric, workhorse music venue with a robust concert calendar on the lower tip of the East Village. The bar plays at its famous ex-neighbor's punky... More on Bowery Electric »

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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 »

  • 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 »

  • Rodeo Bar

    Rodeo Bar

    With the exception of a mechanical bull, Rodeo Bar has found a way to incorporate every joyous, grandiose Texan stereotype into one building. Positioned at the center of the room above the bar, for example, is a large oil tank painted red, white,... More on Rodeo Bar »

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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 »

  • IFC Center

    IFC Center

    Formerly the Waverly Theater, the IFC Center has carried on the art-house cinema tradition in Greenwich Village for decades. The theater is famous for its midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Five cinemas screen a variety of... More on IFC Center »

  • City Cinemas Village East Cinema

    City Cinemas Village East Cinema

    A kind of New York movie house landmark, even if it didn't show movies until relatively recently, the Village East opened in 1926 as the Yiddish Art Theatre, and later had several incarnations (and names) as an Off-Broadway playhouse before being... More on City Cinemas Village East Cinema »

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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

  • 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 »

  • 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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    • Jonah Miller began mapping out plans for a restaurant when he was still a teenager. "Broadly speaking, I grew up in the city, and I knew from a very young age what I wanted to do," he says. "I started working in restaurants at 14." Twelve years later, the chef -- who has spent time behind the burners at Chanterelle, Gramercy Tavern, and Savoy -- is making good on that goal. Huertas (107 First Avenue), a pintxos bar and restaurant that channels northern Spain, will make its official debut on Tuesday.Miller's inspiration comes from a variety... More on Huertas »

    • When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a soba restaurant above a sushi mainstay, a grilled cheese joint in Bushwick, and a Paris wine bar finds a home stateside. Daruma-Ya, 428 Greenwich Street, 212-274-0428 The restaurant above Sushi Azabu is now Daruma-Ya, a Japanese izakaya and soba house. We talked to soba master Shuichi Kotani, earlier this week, who told us, "Buckwheat is very hard. Ramen is... More on Daruma-Ya »

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