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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Pars Grill House and Bar

    Pars Grill House and Bar

    The only non-kosher Persian in town, Pars has a menu with several unusual dishes on it. Take the hilariously named kuku sabzi, for example: a small quiche in which herbs like parsley, coriander, and dill make up the majority of ingredients; or... More on Pars Grill House and Bar »

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Bars & Clubs

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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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 »

  • Bowery Ballroom

    Bowery Ballroom

    The Bowery Ballroom is generally regarded as the city's best music venue. It has three floors, three bars, an intimate 550-person capacity, balconies for the mosh-pit-adverse, and status as the most popular destination for rising indie-rockers.... More on Bowery Ballroom »

  • 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

  • Quad Cinema

    Quad Cinema

    Operating for over 40 years, Quad Cinema has become a cinematic institution of Greenwich Village. It screens a variety of independent and foreign films in four theaters. Quad Cinema's theaters are not completely handicap accessible, but... More on Quad Cinema »

  • AMC Empire 25

    AMC Empire 25

    This cinema is located near Times Square just off the Port Authority Bus Terminal. It features 3D screening, stadium seating, and made-to-order hot food. Wheelchair access and assisted listening devices are also available. More on AMC Empire 25 »

  • AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

    AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13"Ž

    The 13 screens at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in Lincoln Square offer a wide variety of cinematic options. The theater specializes in new releases, with both 3D and IMAX formats available as well. AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 is a short walk from... More on AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13"Ž »

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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

  • Oren's Daily Roast

    Oren's Daily Roast

    The line for coffee is always long at Oren's but their roasts come from all over the world, and some are caffeine-heavy enough to give even the most devoted coffee fanatic a twitch. Order the Beowulf Blend for espresso, or pick your own beans... More on Oren's Daily Roast »

  • Baskin-Robbins

    Baskin-Robbins

    It's not enough that this ice creamery has introduced more than 1,000 ice cream flavors in New York and across the world. Despite increased frozen-dessert competition, Baskin Robbins, always easy to find on Voice Places, has been named the top... More on Baskin-Robbins »

  • 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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    • In this week's Village Voice, I probe the neuromechanics behind the munchies and why we crave certain foods while we're high. I also talk stoner cuisine, which seems to have taken off in recent years, driven by young, curious mouths who are pushing chefs to experiment with ever more esoteric ingredients, styles, and techniques. There's never been a better time to get high and go eat in New York City. Where specifically? Peep the choices below for some dank eats to sate even the strongest of buzzes. King Noodle, 1045 Flushing Avenue,... More on King Noodle »

    • Escape the holiday festivities and see what the city has to offer this weekend. Here are the four best food events for happening over the next three days.Chef Plates: The Philadelphia Collection, James Beard House, 167 West 12th Street, Friday through April 30, by appointment Open to the public, this collection located in the venue's Greenhouse Gallery showcases oil paintings by artist Mike Geno that capture actual dishes from a selection of Philadelphia chefs. The paintings are designed to invoke the appeal of food through texture, color,... More on James Beard House »

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