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  • The Barrel

    The Barrel

    This strange take on pan-European "tapas" comes from the owners of Japanese bakery Panya next door. The menu lists burgers, salads, sandwiches, and an array of small-ish plates. The food is cooked relatively skillfully, but it seems off-kilter... More on The Barrel »

  • 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 »

  • EN Japanese Brasserie

    EN Japanese Brasserie

    There are more than 40 locations of this izakaya-style restaurant in Japan; it¹s 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 »

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Bars & Clubs

  • 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 »

  • 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 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 »

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Music Venues

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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

  • Cobble Hill Cinemas

    Cobble Hill Cinemas

    Housed in the old Rio Theater, which operated as a double-feature neighborhood movie theater through the 1960s, Cobble Hill Cinemas in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn caters to the varied tastes of the neighborhood with a mix of first-run, independent, and... More on Cobble Hill Cinemas »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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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 »

  • 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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    • 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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