Dine Out to Help Out: Downtown Restaurants Need You Now

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, West Side Spirit

forkknife At this point, the roar of Hurricane-Franken-Tropical-Storm-Plus Sandy has faded to a dull murmur of reminders to donate to the Red Cross. As members of the modern era, our attention spans have been diverted at least three times over since last week’s storm; by the election, by the jokes your friends have made about the [&hellip
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Ironing Things Out With the Iron Chef

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

morimoto Morimoto speaks about angry chicken, tofu battles and his new Tribeca restaurant By Angela Barbuti Chef Masaharu Morimoto is most widely recognized for being an Iron Chef. So much so that people are known to start “screaming and giggling” when they see him around town. You don’t have to travel far to catch a glimpse [&hellip
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Heart of Darkness on 44th Street

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Krista @ GoodiesFirst --1 Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar is too flashy and doesn’t have much heart The arrival at 220 W. 44th St. of Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, aka The Guy Fieri Restaurant, was for some the final nail in the coffin of the old Times Square, that halcyon place of peep shows and slashers, flashers and [&hellip
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Caveman Chic

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

dining photo Caveman_1   Perhaps you remember the Paleo diet. It arose during the great fad-diet renaissance of 2008, after Atkins had been thoroughly debunked by the master’s unfortunate heart attack and the market for bombastic pseudoscience was wide open. Into the vacuum rushed the French Women Don’t Get Fat diet, the Glycemic Index diet, the adoption of [&hellip
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The Best Coffee You’ve Never Had

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Macchiato @ Kaffe 1668-jonathan mcintosh In Manhattan, there is no shortage of coffee shops, and even some of the craft independent houses have gained citywide reputations as big as the ubiquitous corporate giants. Instead of engaging in a caffeinated argument over which of these hallowed spots serves the best coffee, we decided to go off the beaten java path and [&hellip
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Last Glass with the Penniless Epicure

Written by Josh Perilo on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, The Penniless Epicure, West Side Spirit

thepennilessepicure-150x60 A few bits of ageless wine wisdom to drink by And so we have come, dear reader, to the end of the road. Yes, I am sad to report that you are reading what is to be the final installment of Penniless Epicure published by Manhattan Media. I don’t know if I’ve actually picked up [&hellip
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Yoga for Wines

Written by Josh Perilo on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, The Penniless Epicure, West Side Spirit

thepennilessepicure Whatever your politics are, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that there are some pretty huge problems inherent in the current business of agriculture. Way back in the 1920s, before anyone was yammering on about corn subsidies or crop rotation, an Austrian scientist named Rudolf Steiner developed a revolutionary treatise concerning the growing [&hellip
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Dopo Teatro East: Authentic Italian on 62nd Street

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Dining-sea bass By Amanda Woods With so many Italian eateries in New York City, it can be difficult to find an “authentic” one—offering 100 percent home-cooked food and an ambience that transports diners to Italy, if only for an hour or two. Dopo Teatro East, which opened on East 62nd Street between First and Second avenues at [&hellip
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