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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 »

  • Mexico Lindo

    Mexico Lindo

    Lined with autographed photos of Latino celebrities whose names your parents would recognize, this old standby serves versions of Mexican food from the days before the cuisine was gourmetized and reduced to regions. Not a bad thing, considering... More on Mexico Lindo »

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Bars & Clubs

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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Movie Theaters

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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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 »

  • 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 »

  • Dunkin' Donuts

    Dunkin' Donuts

    Founded in 1950 in Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts has achieved global domination of the donut market with more than 10,000 locations in 32 countries. New York donut lovers will find them here in practically every incarnation, from Bavarian... More on Dunkin' Donuts »

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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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