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Chez Brigitte Might Be the Best Restaurant in Manhattan

Written by Matthew DeBord on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Chez Ta Grand-maman Over the course of the last few months, I have eaten at Chez Brigitte, the hole-in-the-wall West Village French bistro, more than any restaurant. For me, this is typical: When it comes to decent, affordable establishments, I binge. The odd thing is, for most of my time in New York, I’d been [&hellip
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Where to Eat When Your Friends Move Away

Written by Matthew DeBord on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Lighting Out Ytournel 299 Warren St. (betw. Smith & Court Sts.) Brooklyn 718-797-2900 Point is this: I’m getting lonelier and lonelier, here in New York. Not in the sense of lugubrious solitude, not that. No, more along the lines of simply losing friends to other cities, other schemes, for life. It’s been going on for [&hellip
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Walking Spanish: Suckling Pig at Meigas, aka “The Foam Place”

Written by Matthew DeBord on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Meigas 350 Hudson St. (King St.), 627-5800 www.meigasrestaurant.com Meigas is a new and stupendously good Spanish restaurant on Hudson St., basically just around the corner from Film Forum, on a stretch of the city that I like to think of as High-Toned Tribeca–that corridor between the West Village, with its cozy vibe, and Tribeca proper, [&hellip
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Fisheaters and Fish Restaurants

Written by Matthew DeBord on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Fisheaters Watching the Pope quiver and shuffle his way through the Holy Land recently, I was reminded–as I always am during one of these hoopla-saturated ministerings to the worldwide flock by St. Peter’s heir–of my Catholic lineage. I fell from grace a while back, and for the most part I veil whatever allegiance I still [&hellip
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Bird Food at the Waldorf

Written by Matthew DeBord on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Birdland Peacock AlleyWaldorf-Astoria301 Park Ave. (betw. 49th & 50th Sts.) 872-4895. Location formed the core of the banter I traded a few weeks ago with a young publicist of my enviable acquaintance when she invited me to drop by Peacock Alley, recently revamped–and culinarily reimagined–in the guts of the Waldorf-Astoria. Now, before I get going [&hellip
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