Greenwich Village

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...
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 ...
J.G. Melon Greenwich Village

J.G. Melon – Greenwich Village

I was last at a J.G. Melon -- obviously the original Upper East Side location -- back when a burger was just something you got on a paper plate with an American...
124 Old Rabbit Club

124 Old Rabbit Club

I believe a rabbit’s hole is called a "warren." I suppose I could Google that shit, but where's the fun in that? I've always said it's better to be absolutely w...
Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern (II)

I had only been to this joint once in my life. And I recall it being dark and shabby and somewhat on the depressing, retirement home side. No wonder Keith McNal...
Amity Hall

Amity Hall

So, Mr. Hipster, you ask. What the hell were you doing at this Village bar just steps from NYU? Isn't this where kids go when they want a fancy burger, or are s...
Falucka

Falucka

This place was a total drop-in. Meaning that I was walking around with a small group of guys, had slightly dried out since our last drink and decided the jo...
Esperanto Cafe

Esperanto Cafe

I spent a whole bunch of time in coffeehouses in my teenage years in LA. At the time it was a great place for a high school guy, or group of guys, who went to...
Lupa

Lupa Osteria Romana

Expectations are a bitch. Not that I knew exactly what to expect from the red-headed fat dude with the ponytail who loves to serve organ meat and weird sea crea...
The Half Pint

The Half Pint

I have a somewhat foggy recollection of my time at The Half Pint. In fact, I didn’t even remember going there until some blurry cell phone photos I snapped turn...
Oliver's Bar and Grill

Oliver’s Bar and Grill

Somehow they've taken the space that was the dreadful Barney Mac's and super-sucked it. I mean I find it amazing that any place that actually serves booze c...
Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern

Reopened: Minetta Tavern (II) The fact that this thing is just getting its place on The Survey in late 2007 is pretty funny. I've been doing this for a few ...
Otoo

Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

I can't hear the name Otto without thinking about the worst mascot in college sports history. I'm speaking, of course, about the smiling piece of fruit that is ...
Camaje

Camaje Bistro

On a space scale of small to large, Camaje ranks a tiny. Its smallness is also its strongest feature, as we owned the entirety of the restaurant for a private p...
Bellavitae

Bellavitae

The problem with writing reviews on this site is that I often attend meals and whatnot with friends and loved ones. More times than not I end up at these plac...