Booze & Grub: NYC

Reviews of New York City’s most popular (and least popular) bars and restaurants.

Fedora

Fedora

There was a time in the early nineties when every white guy on earth thought he could get away with wearing dress headwear. I went out in 1990 and bought myself...

Fool’s Gold

I can't help but feel a little insulted by the name of this place. Not so much insulted, I guess, but definitely confused why you would name your bar "Fool's Go...
The Up & Up

The Up & Up

It's an ironic name (kind of like the mustache on that dude hanging in the doorway), but also a pun. Get it? It's a subterranean bar (the first "up) and "up" is...
The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys

Sorry, I know this cart (which is now an army of carts) is popular and supposedly one of the best, but to me it's straight garbage. Mass produced and inconsiste...
Boulton & Watt

Boulton & Watt

The last time I was in this space it was an awful mish-mash sports dive bar called Nice Guy Eddie’s. We spent an embarrassing number of hours in that joint way ...
Hunan Slurp

Hunan Slurp

Generally you like your restaurants to have appetizing names. You know, names that evoke velvety richness, or hominess. Something nourishing or refreshing. Or e...
Amor y Amargo

Amor y Amargo

Being a bar in NYC must be tough. First, there are like a million of them. Second, even when you think you have some sort of unique take on a bar, there are pro...
Ess-a-Bagel

Ess-a-Bagel

Sometimes you just want a bagel. Sometimes you just want a sandwich on a bagel. And, yes, I know it's a controversial take to call anything on a bagel a "sandwi...
Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse

Shouldn't it be Keen's Steakhouse, like with a possessive 's'? And who is this Keen dude? And why is he so obsessed with oldie timey churchwarden pipes? Like ob...