The Olympics are fun--ooh a majestic Canadian curler!--but there is no better sport for xenophobic excitement than the FIFA World Cup. Lucky for you, we've uncovered 11 of the best bars in New York to watch the World Cup games, hosted in South Africa from June 11 to July 11, 2010. What does that mean for New Yorkers? The time difference nicely lends itself to drinking at inappropriate times: games are broadcast at 7:30am, 10am and 2:30pm EST. Now go enjoy the thrilling breakfast treat of soccer and beer. (Photo: Nevada Smiths)
It's hot as hell in the East Village, at least where the new Mexican restaurant Diablo Royale Este is concerned. The neighborhood's newest dining crop has a fancy entry in Faustina, but most are the kind of neighborhood joints that East Villagers get excited about: burgers at Grassfed, inventive Vietnamese at DOB 111 and super cheap falafel (like $2 cheap) at Cheep's Pita Creations. (Photo: The Brindle Room)
Dos Caminos (pictured) lures the size-two senoritas with prime outdoor seating; The Collective bucks the high-end trend with its junkyard-chic atmosphere; and Colicchio and Sons is the place to find the hairless "Top Chef" judge and James Beard "Best Chef in New York" behind a stove instead of in front of a camera. Read on for reviews of these and more of the Meatpacking District's other newest restaurants.
Every true drinker has woken up at least once to discover a bruise or drinking-related injury from the previous night. Me, more than others. Since the day I turned 18--er, 21--I've displayed an almost magnificent tendency to drink, slip and fall, and I've done it at bars across New York City. Why am I telling you all this? Because I'm drunk now, obviously. But seriously, watch your step at these seven bars, or you could end up like me--and as my parents can confirm, you really don't want that.
Whether you're newly smitten with artisinal tequila or are already decades into a love affair with Scotch, we've got just the place. New York is newly flush with bars that specialize in a single liquor, some with absurdly wide selections--400 kinds of tequila, for instance--and bartenders knowledgeable enough to teach you about the subtleties of your obsession, or give you reason to pick up a new one. (Photo: Cienfuegos is for rum-lovers)
Though a zealous community board often restricts developments on the idyllic tree-lined streets of this historic neighborhood, a slew of restaurants have passed muster recently and opened in the West Village. Read on for a comprehensive list of new spots in one of New York's most charming 'hoods. (Photo: Betel)
New York is often thought of as an adult's paradise, but kids can have more than their fair share of fun, too. With several zoos, an aquarium, some of the country's most respected urban parks--and that's just the outdoor activities--children and their parents have more options for kid-friendly activities than hours in the day. Read on for the best attractions to visit with kids in New York City. (Photo: Bronx Zoo)
Ask any dumpster-diving freegan, and they'll tell you how wasteful restaurants are with food, and that's on top of all the harsh cleaning chemicals, plastic takeout containers and other unfortunate by-products of the industry. But eco-conscious eaters have options in New York, from the expected hippie-dippie vegan restaurants to an organic burrito joint to a surprisingly green new Keith McNally hot spot on the Bowery.
When I'm visiting the folks in Westhampton, this is where we go for lunch, dinner or a sweet treat (photo: donuts from Beach Bakery).
This Valentine's Day weekend (Feb. 13-14), we're teaming up with eight local businesses to give New Yorkers the chance to eat, drink, shop and relax, all while saving some cash. We're calling it Local Love, and we even have a fancy logo to go with it! From discounts and freebies to in-store events like tarot card readings and Champagne, what's not to love?