Chelsea

Barcade New York

Barcade New York

Barcade is like every nerd's dream, but with lots of beers on tap. The question is, what nerds are they trying to serve? Arcades aren't a thing that the presuma...
Da Umberto

da Umberto

Old school is both a good and bad thing when it comes to food. There are old school places that have become institutions and churn out great food still. But the...
Hill Country

Hill Country

This is like the Katz's Deli of barbecue places, and it's not just the brisket that makes it so. Wait your turn with your Chilis-like beeper, and once you're be...
Markt II

Markt (II)

Definitely a come down from its massive original space down in the heart of the Meat Packing District, this diminutive version is a clean and neat Chelsea-f...
Hog Pit II

The Hog Pit (II)

Moving up from The Meat Packing District to Chelsea is a weird move for this honky-tonk barbecue joint. Ignore the fact it now sits directly across the street f...
Royal Siam

Royal Siam

I'm stuck in a Thai rut. That kind of sounds dirty. I guess it's better than being caught in a Bangkok? Whatever the case, I think I've reached the pinnacle of ...
Le Zie 2000

Le Zie 2000

Now why would an owner of a restaurant go ahead and put a date in the name of his restaurant? Unless this place opened in like 1948 (it actually opened in 1999)...
Cafeteria

Cafeteria

Here, once again, is a restaurant at which I didn't eat a thing. I just kind of sat back with a beer and soaked in the gay. It's not as if I'm a burly mountain ...
Craftsteak

Craftsteak

became: Colicchio & Sons If you looked up "overpriced meat joint" in the dictionary, you'd find a photo of Tom Colicchio rolling naked in a giant pile o...
Cookshop

Cookshop

The stomach flu is a bitch. It can turn what is a perfectly pleasant meal into a study in persistent denial and peristalogical (to coin an adjective) gymnastics...