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  • 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 »

  • Ayza

    Ayza

    Located in Korea Town, Ayza offers a wide selection of tapas and wine. More on Ayza »

  • Croxley Ales

    Croxley Ales

    Ask any dude walking around the East Village where to grab some cheap chicken wings and he'll probably point you here. That's because from Monday through Wednesday wings are only 10 cents each and only 20 cents each on Saturday (12pm-5pm) and all... More on Croxley Ales »

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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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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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 »

  • 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 »

  • Iridium

    Iridium

    Named after a shiny metal, and hoping to capture the newest sounds in NYC jazz, Iridum has postioned itself to be one of the best jazz clubs (with food!) in the city. More on Iridium »

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Movie Theaters

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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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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