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2011 Winner188 Bedford Ave.Respect your elders, as the dictum goes, especially when they're managing your alcoholic intake. That's the most important rule of thumb in befriending the decidedly colorful over-sixty bartending staff of Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern (a/k/a "GPT"...
2011 Winner167 5th Ave.Tired of buying the same old baby stuff, cute as it might be, from registries or department stores? Pink Olive breaks the mold of wee children's stores in that you will secretly want at least half of its offerings for yourself, whether you have a ...
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2011 Finalist1230 5th Ave.El Museo del Barrio highlights the culture and art of Latin America, and its café does, too, featuring dishes from countries throughout the region. Current offerings on the menu include fish ceviches from Peru, chicken tamales from Mexico, and roa...
2011 Finalist207 W. 14th St.Frita Cubana Burger at Coppelia: How can you go wrong with a burger topped with pulled pork and fried pork skins? Julian Medina's upscale, pan-Latin diner is open all night, meaning you can get your porky, beefy fix whenever the craving strikes.
2011 Finalist53 Great Jones St.Sharing plates helps set the mood for romance, and there's plenty to divvy up at this new offshoot of Il Buco (another romantic spot, though somewhat pricier). Your ideal meal: acorn squash salad and ricotta bruschetta with grapes to start, bucati...
2011 Winner450 W. 15th St.Changing apartments is (and we hate to be indelicate here) a complete ass-pain. An informal survey around the Voice revealed past grievances with professional movers: abandoning boxes in rainstorms, breaking valuables, and just good ol' fashioned ...
2010 Winner230 E. 51st St.Well, it's a "lawn" of prickly Astroturf, but nature is a relative concept south of 59th Street, anyway. The Pod, a Japanese-style efficiency hotel of stacked bunks and condensed rooms, is a fine spendthrift lodging option, but its real boon is th...
2010 Winner434 Amsterdam Ave.Squid ink is one of nature's most perfect seasonings, and it's put to expert use at the Tangled Vine Wine Bar in a wonderful version of fideos negros. The Spanish dish is made from short, thin noodles—likely of Moorish origin—plus braised cuttlefi...
2010 Winner238 Canal St.Recently, a young woman was in Magic Jewelry, a tiny Chinatown shop stocked with myriad healing crystals and lucky gems, to have a photo taken of her aura. For the uninitiated, an aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds a person's body, a...
2011 Winner113 N. Third St.It's almost impossible not to have a good time at this spacious Williamsburg beer hall, furnished with two bars and a grilling station where you can choose from seven types of freshly cooked sausages. Radegast hosts live bands and beer tastings ye...
2011 Finalist39 Downing St.There's a lot to be said for a restaurant where you can actually have a conversation with your dining companion. Plus a rustic-chic setting, tasty cocktails, and an ever-changing menu that always is luxurious (chestnut soup with cured duck leg, lo...
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