Booze & Grub: NYC

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

Little Collins

Little Collins

When I think of Australia it conjures all sorts of things. Sharks. Spiders. Boomerangs. Kangaroos. The Great Barrier Reef. Walkabouts. Learning "Waltzing Matild...
Berreria

Birreria

There's nothing like reviewing a beer garden in the dead of winter. Though calling Birreria a beer garden is a bit of a misnomer, despite all outward appearance...
Zum Schneider

Zum Schneider

There were decades of my life in which I never considered eating German food. I thought of it as nothing but sausages and sauerkraut. It turns out I wasn't that...
Quality Eats

Quality Eats

Quality Eats is kind of what mid-level New York eating is all about. It qualifies as a steakhouse because of the steak on its menu, but it certainly wouldn't be...
Draught 55

Draught 55

I'll give you two guesses what street this joint sits on. Ok, I'll give you no guesses (and I'll even put the address down at the bottom of this review) and jus...
The Dutch

The Dutch

The Dutch is a joint that doesn't try to be anything other than what it is. How's that for a non-committal, god-awful intro to a restaurant review? So, Mr. Hips...
Cuba

Cuba

When I first attended a boozy brunch at Cuba we were not legally allowed to visit that country as Americans. And, honestly, I'm not even sure if we're necessari...
Paradou

Paradou

I don't speak French. Like at all. I can say hello and goodbye and thank you. Sort of. Otherwise it's a giant mush of vowels to me. I would be in big troubl...

Hundred Acres

From the team that brought you Cookshop and Five Points (R.I.P.) comes my latest foray into the sustainable world of coziness. And, yes, Hundred Acres is...
Carroll Place

Carroll Place

I somehow walked by Kenny's Castaways probably around a million times in my early life and never went inside. Something about the joint repelled me. Maybe it's ...