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  • 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 »

  • Perla

    Perla

    The framed portrait of Mos Def clues diners in to the obvious fact: this refined Italian restaurant is doing things a little differently. Gabe Stulman expands his West Village-based Little Wisco empire (Joseph Leonard, Chez Sardine, and Fedora)... More on Perla »

  • Balkanika

    Balkanika

    Let’s say you wanted a meal consisting mainly of vegetables – Balkanika, specializing in the cuisines of the Eastern European Balkan Peninsula would be a good choice. Take a peak into the extensive glass cases as you enter the snaking warren of... More on Balkanika »

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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 »

  • 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 »

  • Lit Lounge

    Lit Lounge

    Marquee and Tenjune aren't the only places to dance in this town (but you're not there for the dancing, are you?). Lit offers stellar DJs spinning anything with a good pulse (though they tend towards the New Wave, and have for years),... More on Lit Lounge »

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Music Venues

  • Irving Plaza

    Irving Plaza

    In recent years, the historic Irving Plaza has had more name changes than Puff Daddy. This 1,200-capacity venue has gone from Irving Plaza to the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza to the Fillmore East and then back again to Irving Plaza. The... More on Irving Plaza »

  • 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 »

  • Beacon Theatre

    Beacon Theatre

    The Beacon, an old vaudeville theater that dates back to 1928, presents performances that range from productions of A Christmas Story

    to the annual two-week residency of the Allman Brothers in March. Though tastes run in an adult contemporary...

    More on Beacon Theatre »

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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

  • 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 »

  • 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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    • Spring made an impact on our dining decisions this week, and we finally felt ready to cast off the heavy meats of summer for the produce and seafood we crave in the warmer months. The best things we ate this week include a platter of artichokes, a whole-roasted fish, and a cookie, for good measure.Kinpira at 1 or 8, 66 South 2nd Street, Brooklyn, 718-384-2152 This sleek Williamsburg sushi joint does a well calibrated mix of traditional and modern raw fish offerings, but don't skip the foresake the soup and appetizer part of the menu just to... More on 1 or 8 »

    • Better Than: Soul food with an emphasis on screaming, shaking, censor-free soul. You knew the evening would be special as soon as the mac n' cheese came around. Before Kelis took the tiny stage at the McKittrick Hotel--made all the tinier by her 12-piece, brass-ridden band--concert-goers were more or less asked to take a seat and dig in. Dishes started making their way through the crowd, and various small plates were put down, licked clean and whisked away only to be replenished at a moments' notice. Duck confit on toast? Gone in a sec.... More on McKittrick Hotel »

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