Posts Tagged ‘Restaurant’

End of a Dance Era Downtown

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Lafayette Bar and Grill follows its dearly departed owner into oblivion With the recent passing of restaurateur Dino Bakakos, the former proprietor of the now-defunct Lafayette Bar and Grill in Tribeca, many in the dance and performing arts community worry that the climate for live performance downtown may be forever changed. Bakakos, 63, who passed [&hellip
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Vai-ing for Attention

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining West Side Spirit, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Vai stands out from the crowd on Amsterdam Avenue The restaurant row of Amsterdam Avenue is dominated by the sort of Japanese fusion restaurant whose menu is dominated by eight pages of maki that feature mango, cream cheese, and tempura-fried everything. Their outdoor seating is a sea of blond ponytails and pink-and-purple-topped plates, and waves [&hellip
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Haunted Ground

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town Downtown, Breaking News

The superlative ghostly hangouts of Downtown Manhattan By Annie Lubin Most (Proven) Haunted Place: Merchant’s House Museum The Merchant’s House Museum is the oldest New York City home to have survived virtually intact. Built in 1832 and occupied by the same family for 100 years, the house would be interesting if only because it’s a [&hellip
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At El Porron, Taste of Spain Is Delivered

Written by admin on . Posted in Eat & Drink

Authentic dishes served with flair By Tom Steele Before I visited Spain for the first time, my friends warned me that I’d be disappointed by the cuisine there. On the contrary, I was not only completely beguiled, but the trip changed the way I cooked in several important ways. For example, as soon as I [&hellip
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Down Under on the Upper West Side

Written by admin on . Posted in Blog

Earlier today, an odd package arrived at our offices. Inside was a plush orange spray-painted cow named Bruce, who brought news of a new Upper West Side eatery: the Sunburnt Calf, at 226 W. 79th St. (former home to Indian restaurant Bagicha)
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Open Mic at Sugar Bar

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Steps from the No. 1/2/3 subway at West 72nd Street, regulars and newcomers packed Sugar Bar, a cozy restaurant and bar owned by the soul music duo Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson. Professionally known as Ashford & Simpson, the married couple is responsible for composing legendary hits including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All [&hellip
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Good Enough to Reopen

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

When a Con Edison inspector detected several gas leaks in the building that houses Good Enough to Eat, 483 Amsterdam Ave., gas was shut off to all six stories on Oct. 29. Owner Carrie Levin thought the eatery would be out of service for just a day or two. Instead, a nine-day ordeal of back-and-forths [&hellip
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