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  1. Openings
    Jerusalem Nights Brings More Hookahs and Hummus to Little EgyptA new hookah garden comes to Little Egypt.
  2. Openings
    Afghan Kebab House Opens in AstoriaA look at the menu, and the extra-patriotic décor.
  3. Openings
    Ramen Setagaya Opens Third LocationIn addition to the shio-based (salt-based) ramens served at the original location, customers will also be able to chose among shoyu-based (soy-sauce-based) varieties.
  4. Openings
    Astoria Taco Truck Ready for Restaurant Big TimeEl Rey del Taco truck expanding its domain.
  5. Openings
    Cheaper Greek FoodAstoria gets a new Greek taverna.
  6. VideoFeed
    Roving Chef: Michael Psilakis Buys Greek in AstoriaWhere to get the best feta in town.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    New Dessert Bar on Clinton Street; Kurve’s Menu IncompleteToloache’s $1 tacos are going fast in Times Square, and the East Village gets a new Thai restaurant, in today’s neighborhood news roundup.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Ribs Tonight in Midtown; $1 Tacos at ToloacheA new chocolate happy hour in the East Village, and Astoria’s version of Miami cool, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  9. Openings
    New Restaurant Opens in Little Egypt: No Hookahs AllowedEastern Nights Café adds a next-door dining room.
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    The Return of Aquavit’s Crawfish Week; BYO Toppings at South BrooklynA pizza truce in Sunset Park, and more evidence to suggest Veselka’s burger is serious, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    Food-Cart Turf Wars; Wii at Wildwood
  12. Neighborhood Watch
    Cafe Zaiya to Open Real Restaurant; Williamsburger on its WayBobby Flay on Bobby’s Burger Palace, and an umami-ful dinner in the West Village, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Patsy’s Pizza for 60 Cents in Harlem This August; Fresher Isn’tFrank Bruni picks restaurants for their looks, and Craftbar has some standout cocktails, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  14. Neighborhood Watch
    Alain Allegretti to Possibly Open New Restaurant; Rayuela’s Street-FoodThe cool Greenmarket and the secret of the Spotted Pig burger, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  15. Neighborhood Watch
    Bruni Way Skeptical of Country Steak; Clover Club ReactionsSexy Brooklyn-pizza pics and hard frozen yogurt, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Merkato 55 Has a Notable Fan; Get a Look at Artichoke Pizza’s Crab-DipMimi Sheraton likes Merkato 55, and a self-proclaimed Danny Meyer veteran has opened a restaurant in Cobble Hill, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    Food Vendors Back at South Street Seaport; First Word on 5 Napkin BurgerMilk samples, a “snakejaw” burger, and more local food news, in our daily roundup.
  18. NewsFeed
    Astoria’s Hell Gate Social Adds SandwichesOne of the neighborhood’s loveliest bars has just gotten better.
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    The Return of NYC ICY; Chelsea’s Latest Wine BarMatsugen serves a wide range of Japanese treats, and not all best-sliders lists are equal, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  20. Neighborhood Watch
    Sapa to Get Latin Makeover; Dorrian’s Inspires Preppies to SingWhere you can now find Vietnamese sandwiches in Tribeca and watching the Euro Cup at a beer garden, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    Harvard Grad Couldn’t Find His Way Out of a Bar With a Key; FirstWhat Bruni thinks of the Beard results and why you might consider spending $12 for a forty, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  22. Neighborhood Watch
    Sam Talbot Finds His Groove in Montauk; Whole Foods Unpacking in TribecaIt’s farmers-market season in Dumbo and restaurateur musical chairs in Clinton Hill, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Sweet Melissa Brings Specialty Sundaes to Cobble Hill; Tasting Room on LastWhere to sample a whole new world of frozen-yogurt flavors in the West Village, and where to find free burgers and beer in Astoria, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  24. Neighborhood Watch
    Miss Favela Sambas Into Williamsburg; Q&A With Gordon Ramsay’s NYC Go-ToGramercy’s latest BYO spot, and why you should buy your BBQ Block Party fast passes now, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  25. Neighborhood Watch
    East Village Brunch Favorite Closes; First Word on Brooklyn’s Latest Beer HallCheck out Bouchon Bakery’s bread benefit and Astoria’s new coffeehouse and bar, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  26. Neighborhood Watch
    Broome Street Bar Burger Rules; the Hottest Potential in the HamptonsThe best burger in Soho and not-great pizza in the East Village, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  27. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Food at Grand Sichuan; Vive La Marqueta!What will be the hottest spot in the Hamptons and the East Village’s latest Frankie’s, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Self-serve Model for Frozen Yogurt Causes Stir in the East Village; Junior’sWhere to have barbecue brunch in the Flatiron, and meet singles who like wine, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    You Yelling, Dramatic Speakers at the Slope’s CB 6 Meeting, You’re onGustavino’s reopens for private events, and CSA sign-ups, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    Pigs Not Safe in the East Village; Why Can’t We All Party Like a Studio B Party?Soho welcomes Tisserie and service at Centro Vinoteca hasn’t improved in today’s neighborhood food news.
  31. Neighborhood Watch
    Box Not That Cool? Kiev Curse Lingers in the East VillageThe Box is doubted and cheap Kobe sliders arrive in today’s neighborhood food news.
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Wafels & Dinges Normally Only Uses Imported Waffles; Free Guacamole Tonight atBlack Iron burgers coming this June to the East Village and where to find the Treats Truck, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Tequila Cocktails Come Out With the Sun; New Wine Bar in South SlopeApril Bloomfield’s sex in a tin and a margarita list just in time for warm weather highlight today’s neighborhood news.
  34. Neighborhood Watch
    Order Your Seder Today; Doughnuts Ease Tax PainTax Day specials and kids’ party venues in our roundup of neighborhood food news.
  35. Neighborhood Watch
    Bar Milano Opens, Predicts Star Rating; Bruni Dines at KoThe owners of Bar Milano have (very) high hopes for the restaurant’s success, Bruni’s cronies finally score an online seat for him at Ko, and a recipe for bread pudding from Gramercy Tavern.
  36. Neighborhood Watch
    Zeppelin’s New Space; Jay-Z and Beyoncé Have Good Taste in Pizza, TooZeppelin to moor on Church Street, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are fans of Lucali, and Almondine will deliver on one day only — for mom.
  37. Neighborhood Watch
    Yankee Stadium Beer a Joke; Plenty of Time to Say Farewell to the Hog PitThere are so many things you can buy for the price of a stadium pint, the last vestige of grunge gives up the ghost in meatpacking, and some of the ginormous alcoholic beverages found around town.
  38. Neighborhood Watch
    Astoria Has Red Velvet Cake Too; Fino Shuttered by the DOHMore chains for Chelsea, red velvet is a new trend in Astorian bakeries, and BarFry tops the list of one-hit wonders.
  39. Neighborhood Watch
    New Menu at Fatty’s; Weather Up a Success: Manhattan Cocktails and Prices!Weather Up fills a void in Prospect Heights, and Jerry’s 2.0 is Your Asian.
  40. Neighborhood Watch
    Single, Attractive Cooks Wanted in Williamsburg; Rhum Sure to Make You Frisky onA cooking show wants to mate sexy Brooklyn foodies, Insomnia Cookies could be faster, and Madaleine Mae is marketing rum shots as “cures.”
  41. Neighborhood Watch
    East Village Pizza Spot Aspires to Match Di Fara; Foosball Lures Families toAn East Village pizza spot attempts to live up to Di Fara, a two-story funhouse for kids with good food for parents opens in Cobble Hill, and how to get in to Rao’s by the Insatiable Critic.
  42. Neighborhood Watch
    Bar Milano Merely Weeks Away; Winegasm Hopes to Avoid Schism in AstoriaWinegasm has a terrible name but a good location, Fedora is truly old-school, and Bar Milano isn’t far off.
  43. Neighborhood Watch
    Bobo’s New Chefs Have Hearth and 360 Pedigrees; Psilakis Revolutionizes the BarVisit the newly opened Vue Cafe in Astoria, attend a cocktail mix-off in midtown, and try chocolate tres leches in Williamsburg.
  44. Neighborhood Watch
    Schnitzel Moving Into the West Village; Recession Makes Gael Greene Crave SweetsAstoria: You think $12.95 is good for an all-inclusive brunch deal? Michael’s has a weekday three-course dinner deal for the same price. “This neighborhood never ceases to amaze.” [Joey in Astoria] East Village: Pichet Ong is teaching a class at Astor Center tomorrow on sweets and science. [Zagat] A new stuffed-potato bar is coming to town, but there’s already one on East Houston Street near Avenue A called NY Stuffed Idaho. [Eater] Midtown West: Moylvos celebrates Greek Easter with “Breaking the Fast.” At midnight on April 27 they’ll host a parade to the local Greek church and offer a tasting menu that includes slow-roasted lamb with yogurt-Feta dumplings. [Restaurant Girl] Upper West Side: The Insatiable Critic samples the new sweetshops in town. [Insatiable Critic] West Village: 14th Street near Fifth Avenue is getting a schnitzel shop. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  45. Neighborhood Watch
    Reubens Are Totally Like Corned Beef and Cabbage, and You Can Find Them at LotsAstoria: Martha’s Country Bakery on Ditmars frosts its cupcakes wedding-cake-style (with fondant icing), and they’re open until 1 a.m. on weekends. [NewYorkology] A restaurant called Cellar 34 has opened at 34-02 Broadway, and the New Orleans–bred chef is adding Cajun and creole accents to some of the basic dishes. [Joey in Astoria] Boerum Hill: Lunetta is just one restaurant participating in Dine-In Brooklyn (March 24–31), when restaurants will offer three-course meals for $23. [Zagat Buzz] Brooklyn Heights: Seventy-two-year-old restaurant Armando’s will close after Sunday dinner. [Eater] Midtown East: If a Reuben is as close as you want to get to corned beef and cabbage on Monday, you can find a good one at Patrick Conway’s on East 43rd Street. [Gridskipper] Midwood: This photomontage follows the making of a Di Fara pie; though Domenico’s secret weapon might be revealed by the article’s last line: “And then he’s off to the back room for a shot of grappa (I think that’s what it was), and it’s back to making pies.” [Epi-Log/Epicurious]
  46. Neighborhood Watch
    Pelaccio Focusing on Fatty ‘Cue; Bruni Gets the Fiamma MemoAstoria: Leng Thai’s brown rice is delicious; they mix in red grains. [Joey in Astoria] Clinton Hill: A new bakery is supposed to open around June on Fulton near the Met. Baker: “When I was young, we’d go to the bakery every Sunday after church for a fresh loaf of French bread, soft and still warm from the oven. I’d love to re-create that here.” Blogger: “OMGYAY!” [Clinton Hill Blog] Murray Hill/Kips Bay: A former Sapa chef will head the kitchen at a new Pan-Asian restaurant called Prana, set to open in June in the old Scopa space. [Zagat] Soho: Fabio Trabocchi has written a personal note to Bruni and has worked with B.R. Guest to lower prices across the board at Fiamma (including dropping the price of the seven-course menu from $138 to $125). Sorry to those who ate at Fiamma last week. [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Williamsburg: Zak Pelaccio’s project with Robbie Richter might be called Fatty ‘Cue. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Related: Breaking: Zak Pelaccio and Robbie Richter to Collaborate on Asian Barbecue in Williamsburg West Village: If you want to celebrate the Irish all next week, August will be “toasting the Irish” through March 21 by serving Guinness Extra Stout and specials like house-made corned beef and cabbage. [Strong Buzz]
  47. Neighborhood Watch
    Cool Bar With a Cheesy Pedigree in Carroll Gardens; Terroir Set to OpenAstoria: Ovelia’s another stellar, cheap brunch option with a mix of Greek and American cooking: “Think French toast stuffed with Greek yogurt and honey or pancakes paired with homemade sausage — made from a family recipe.” [Foodista] Brooklyn: Domino’s has started a marketing campaign that “offers speech lessons to Brooklynites who want to rid themselves of ‘annoying, fake’ accents” meant to appeal to “male college students across the country,” and the borough is pissed. [NYDN] Carroll Gardens: The owners of Smith & Vine and Stinky Brooklyn are opening a bar-cum-café called the Jake Walk at 282 Smith Street this Friday. [NYS] East Village: Terroir opens tonight. [NYT] West Village: Mama’s Mudsliders’ beignets filled with chocolate cream “are light, ungreasy, deep-fried dough balls of delight.” [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  48. Neighborhood Watch
    Cheap Food Still Available in Astoria; Bronx Pizza Will Get BetterAstoria: Wow, cheap-eats prices may be going up in elsewhere, but at Omonia (the café that baked the elaborate wedding cake for My Big Fat Greek Wedding), you can get a $12 brunch that includes an entrée, dessert, a morning cocktail, and coffee, tea, or juice. (And it’s good.) [Foodista] Bronx: Peter Meehan found someone to drive him to Trattoria Zero Otto Nove on Arthur Avenue to try the margherita that’s been getting blog buzz as “the best Neapolitan pizza in New York City.” It’s good, he says, but needs work (and less sweet sauce). [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Slice’s Adam Kuban, Ed Levine’s, and DJ Bubbles also tried Zero Otto Nove and found potential not perfection. The grilled pizza from Coals at 1888 Eastchester Road was also dubbed “surprisingly good” during the same trip. [Slice] Lower East Side: Chubo has closed, and it looks like it’s going to be turned into a Japanese cooking school that will sell its pastries out of a flagship café by this summer. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Upper East Side: Chef Michael Vernon has left Geisha to consult on new Serafina restaurants. [Strong Buzz] Midtown East: The owner of now-closed Portofino Grille will open a steakhouse called Creston’s Bar & Grill in the same space come May. [Zagat Buzz] Upper West Side: Spigolo chef Scott Fratangelo loves Land Thai restaurant. [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Williamsburg: The state of neighborhood pizza here is weak overall, evidence being leftover slices you don’t even want to eat. [A Brooklyn Life]
  49. NewsFeed
    Athens Tavern: Open or Closed?Athens Tavern? Does the name ring a bell? It opened less than a year ago to much hype, considered a potential rival to Anthos as the city’s most ambitious Greek restaurant. Chef Yiannis Baxevanis was the only Michelin-starred Greek chef not named Michael Psilakis, and the only one who actually had a restaurant in Greece. A Queens tipster reports that the restaurant has been closed a week, but owner Nikos Gregoriou insists that Athens Tavern is shuttered only temporarily while a new dishwasher is installed. “We will be open in a week,” he says. “We just had to change some machinery.” But our neighborhood source says neither the staff nor the vendors have been paid recently, and that there is major strife between Gregoriou and his partner. Moreover, Baxevanis appears to have left: He’s currently working at a restaurant in Dubai. Gregoriou confirms that Baxevanis is gone (and has been replaced with an unnamed “lady”) but was indignant when asked about owing staff and vendors money: “You come in and eat dinner with me next week, and then you can ask me those questions.”
  50. Neighborhood Watch
    Belgian Room Closed for Underage Drinking; Park Avenue Winter Preparing for ItsAstoria: Sweet shop Oleput is now offering a lot more savories in the form of small plates and panini. [Joey in Astoria] Clinton Hill: Rustik Tavern has a warm interior, but the menu doesn’t sound too rustic: chili, wings, nachos, though for the last one the blogger liked “that it’s cheese sauce rather than real cheese.” [Clinton Hill Blog] Dumbo: Food writers including Kara Zuaro (I Like Food, Food Tastes Good), Phoebe Damrosch (Service Included) and David Wondrich (Imbibe) and Edible Brooklyn’s Gabrielle Langholtz will talk about — what else? — eating, at Powerhouse Arena next Tuesday. [A Brooklyn Life] East Village: Belgian Room has been closed for letting minors booze on Lambic. [Down by the Hipster] Soho: Vosges bacon chocolate now comes in the shape of flying pigs. But they can’t escape. [Snack] Upper East Side: Park Avenue Winter will turn into spring on March 26, just in time for Easter. [Zagat]
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