Entries Categorized as 'WEST VILLAGE'

NYC West Village Pizza: John’s Of Bleecker Satisfies In That Perfectly Greasy Bar Pizza Way You Want (And Goes Great With Cheap Beer)

Date November 13, 2013

I’m not much for food and wine pairings. I like to save my space for food and then drink after.  But sometimes I get really sophisticated and have an epiphany, like at John’s of Bleecker last week.  I realized that this may be the perfect pizza to pair with cheap beer. It’s super crispy [...]

NYC Best Chicken Fingers: Salted Caramel, Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Fingers at Sticky’s Finger Joint Satisfy On So Many Levels

Date November 7, 2013

They’re sweet, sticky, salty, and crunchy. And that’s before you even get to the tender white meat chicken. At first glance the salted caramel pretzel idea doesn’t seem to jive with chicken, but it works so well you’ll be kicking yourself for not thinking of this concoction first.  Chicken fingers are battered in crushed pretzel, [...]

NYC Best Burgers: Six Dream-Worthy Burgers From All Around Manhattan

Date September 13, 2013

Clockwise from top left:
Coppelia, Blue Collar, The National, Bayard Ale House, Brindle Room, Full Shilling
“I not only think about food all day,” said Henry Miller in “Tropic of Cancer,” “but I dream about it at night.” NYC Food Guy, he dreams about cheeseburgers. Big, dinner plate-sized sandwiches filled with juicy beef patties [...]

NYC French Fries: Umami Burgers “Manly Fries” & Truffle Fries May Look Good, but Save Room for the Burgers

Date September 11, 2013

I know these look good. How could they not? They’re French fries, one of the hardest-to-resist foods on the planet (for me at least). But when push comes to shove, you didn’t wait in line at Umami Burger for 30 to 90 minutes for the fries, you’re here for the burgers.  These fries look sinful [...]

NYC Breakfast & Brunch: “Oatmeals” in the West Village Proves Oatmeal Can Actually Be Exciting

Date September 10, 2013

What’s your first memory of oatmeal? For me it was my Dad mixing it over the stove and then offering me some to taste. My first bite was a forgettable one as my Dad uses little to no sugar and wanted to let me try it that way too. Five minutes and half a [...]

West Village Breakfast: Sweet Revenge Debuts New Weekday Breakfast Menu & Fills Void Left by Grey Dog Cafe Closing; Red Velvet Waffles Ensue

Date October 31, 2011

Sweet Revenge, the West Village shop known for pairing wine with decadent cupcakes, may be in line for a community service award.  One week after Grey Dog Cafe closed its original Carmine Street location and left a void in hearty neighborhood breakfast options, Sweet Revenge plays hero and debuts a new breakfast menu today.  It will [...]

NYC Best Pork and Crab Soup Dumplings: RedFarm is Far Superior to Joe’s Shanghai

Date October 17, 2011

Joe’s Shanghai (above) and Red Farm (below).

In my RedFarm post last week, I called chef Joe Ng’s steamed pork and crab soup dumpling the best in Manhattan. Stacy, a commenter on the post, asked how RedFarm’s version compares to Joe’s Shanghai, which many consider the finest steamed soup dumpling on the island. After [...]

West Village Chinese Food: Author Malcolm Gladwell Dines at RedFarm, Here’s What I Hope He Ordered

Date October 10, 2011

In his best-selling book “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell writes that a person needs 10,000 hours of practice in order to be called a world-class expert in anything. It’s no wonder Gladwell sauntered into Red Farm for dinner late Thursday night; chef Joe Ng and partner Ed Schoenfeld must have well over 10,000 hours of practice [...]

West Village Pizza: OliO Packs the House but $21 Campagnola Pie Fails

Date July 28, 2010

On its second day of official business, OliO greeted NYC Food Guy with a full house, bar and all.  But while the 1,000 degree oven churned out pies like the brightly flavored Margherita ($12) by the minute, not even the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, the governing body of Neapolitan pizza, could prevent the disaster that [...]

Pizza Rumors: Artichoke Reportedly Scouting 3rd Location on MacDougal Street in West Village

Date July 27, 2010

A source inside the Artichoke empire tells NYC Food Guy that management was reportedly scouting MacDougal Street in Manhattan’s West Village Monday as the location for a possible third branch of its eponymous slice joint. This very early tip comes on the heels of new signage appearing outside Artichoke’s impending 2nd [...]

Sweet Revenge Pairs Wine & Beer with Vibrantly Flavored, Decadent Cupcakes

Date July 8, 2009

I had to shake my head and smile as I re-read the title to this post.  Beer and wine paired with cupcakes? A revolutionary idea to say the least.  But in the end, how can you really go wrong? Especially when the cupcakes are as ridiculously delicious as the ones at Sweet Revenge.  I tried [...]

Final Word on Corner Bistro, A Burger Saved by Toppings

Date July 1, 2009

Whenever the conversation about Manhattan’s best burger arises, Corner Bistro, the self proclaimed “last of the bohemian bars in west Greenwich Village,” always seems to get a mention.  My question is always “why?”  Despite being broiled, the burger is par-cooked and flavorless.  The only saving graces are a plethora of toppings which divert attention away [...]

West Village Dessert: Roasting Plant, Batch & Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee

Date February 10, 2009

If decadent desserts aren’t enough to pull you out of bed on a wintery day, you may have some issues.  Then again, maybe NYC Food Guy is the one with issues.  After all, who else decides to go on a West Village Dessert Tour when snow is blowing sideways? What would you do if cookie [...]

NYC Best Falafel: Azuri Cafe beats Taim as NYC’s Best Falafel

Date February 5, 2009

New Yorkers desire the best and when it comes to food, NYC Food Guy delivers just that.  I’ve made the claim before about burgers, West Village slices, Midtown pizza, and french fries.  Now it’s time to deliver the best falafel crown to Azuri Cafe on 51st Street near 10th Avenue. The cozy Kosher cafe run [...]

NYC Cheese Steaks: Wogie’s Doesn’t Take the Crown, But There’s Many Reasons to Return

Date January 15, 2009

The hunt for NYC’s best cheese steak continues! After eating Wogie’s version, I can’t award them the cheese steak crown, but everything was tasty and their menu is a grease lover’s dream.  Lil NYC Food Guy and I teamed with our cousin Doug to indulge in three different sandwiches, read on to find out which [...]