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Village Voice

  1. The Other Critics
    Zachary Feldman Takes Over Long-Vacant Village Voice Restaurant-Critic“People want the Village Voice to succeed,” the paper’s editor says.
  2. Bookshelf
    Former Village Voice Critic Robert Sietsema Lands Book DealThe book will tell the story of modern New York City through its food.
  3. Quote of the Day
    Robert Sietsema Is Hopeful for the Future of Food WritingThe twenty-year veteran critic was fired last month.
  4. Back In The Game
    Ex–Village Voice Critic Robert Sietsema Joins EaterHe’s going to need a new mask.
  5. Critical Move
    Tejal Rao Resigns As Village Voice CriticThe alt-weekly’s critic resigns just a few days after twenty-year veteran Robert Sietsema was fired.
  6. WTF
    Village Voice Fires Twenty-Year Veteran Restaurant Critic RobertThe critic started off in New York as a rock musician who liked to write about food.
  7. Downtown
    Here Are 100 More Reasons to Eat and Drink DowntownFrom Nom Wah to Calliope, and beyond.
  8. Lists
    Which ‘Secret Gardens’ Did the Voice Leave Off Its List?We’d vote for Franny’s and the Mermaid Inn.
  9. Lists
    Better Than Boca? Here’s Another Veggie-Burger RoundupThe ‘Village Voice’ says Five Napkin’s is best.
  10. Foodievents
    Two Tasting Events You Won’t Need to Don a Tux ForThey’re back: The ‘Voice’ Choice Eats and Metromix’s Hot Plates Live.
  11. Beef
    ‘Overrated’ Pelaccio: ‘There’s No Conceiveable Way toIs Fatty ‘Cue “cynically” overcharging? The owner doesn’t think so.
  12. Lists
    Most Overrated RestaurantsThe city’s top ten, per the ‘Voice.’
  13. The Other Critics
    Eggs Need Work at Green Eggs; New Yorkers Eat Their Way Through TownRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews
  14. Lists
    After Richman Disses Di Fara, Voice Thumbs Nose at Lucali and Co.The ‘Voice’ chooses its top ten pizzas.
  15. Foodievents
    Village Voice Hosts Affordable Tasting EventFor only $35, taste varied offerings from all five boroughs, and the world.
  16. Mediavore
    A Cuban-Restaurant Primer; Build Your Own Root CellarPlus: Divey Hanger Bar is replaced by the upscale Elsa, and the Chocolate Show begins, all in our morning news roundup.
  17. NewsFeed
    Globalist Chefs Want to Whip Inflation Now! But They Can’t.As the dollar weakens, so does our ability to cherry-pick the best exports in the world.
  18. Foodievents
    Global Grub Abounds at ‘Voice’ Choice Eats There’s a lot to recommend the Voice’s Choice Eats dinner, coming up on March 11 and taking rezzies now. For one thing, it’s cheap: These kind of events are usually a small fortune, whereas this one costs $25 in advance, and $35 at the door. But more important, the restaurants represented are all ones searched out by the paper’s xenophilic critic, Robert Sietsema. Sietsema’s various West African stew houses and Uzbek kebab palaces tend to be more read about than visited and are spread far throughout the five boroughs. The event — a chance to eat at 30 of them at the same time (including Albert’s Mofongo House, Yeti of Hieizan, and Peppa’s Jerk Chicken) — amounts to a global-cheap-eats summit. No self-respecting New York gastronaut should consider doing anything else that night. You can buy tickets here. The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., nr. Houston St.; Mar. 11, 6:30–11:30 p.m.
  19. NewsFeed
    Sietsema to Blow the Lid Off ‘Iron Chef’ TomorrowThe Village Voice’s press department writes in to let us know that the cover story of tomorrow’s issue will be Robert Sietsema’s “Iron Chef Boyardee,” in which “our man Sietsema gets into an Iron Chef America taping, and learns that the reality TV show is more bogus than even he realized.” When we attended an Iron Chef tasting, we did wonder how so much good food could be invented and cooked in an hour when many New York restaurants can’t do the same in six months. Maybe it was sleight of hand? Related: ‘Iron Chef’ Taping Leads to Earth-Shattering Revolution
  20. NewsFeed
    Food-Labor Discord Spreads to Laborers If our recent coverage of the deliveryman revolt caused you to imagine a Utopia in which once lowly restaurant workers pour bubbly on their bikinied yacht passengers while singing “I’m a go-getter,” think again: A feature in today’s Village Voice indicates that all is not well within the Restaurant Opportunity Center of New York (ROC-NY), the group that protests alleged labor-law-flaunting restaurants like Daniel, Smith & Wollensky, and the Fireman Hospitality Group’s eateries. The nonprofit is being sued by former members who allege that they were cheated out of a fair share of the ROC’s pioneering co-op restaurant, Colors. And that’s just the start of the beef. Fork Off [VV] Related: Deliveryman Revolt Continues With No Check in Sight [Grub Street] The Delivery Man’s Uprising [NYM]
  21. The Orange Line
    Riding the B Line: Georgia on Our MindSomewhere in the world there may be a train line that covers more gastronomic territory than the B and V subway lines, which start in southernmost Brooklyn and end deep in Queens, but if there is, we don’t know about it. For the next twenty-odd weeks, we’ll be riding the B and V from Coney Island all the way to Forest Hills, jumping off frequently to rave about our favorite restaurants and food stores near the subway. This week: The Sheepshead Bay B Stop