West Village

Houston Hall

Houston Hall

I have no idea if this place was once a garage or a stable or what, but it clearly wasn't always the German-like beer hall that it has become. Which, of course,...
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...
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...
The Happiest Hour

The Happiest Hour

It's not enough that I walk into work every day and feel goddamn ancient. Then I have to go to an early bird dinner for a drink and a burger and have to be bomb...
Wilfie & Nell

Wilfie & Nell

A bar built for a Hobbit. Like as in the Shire. That's the first thing that came to mind when I walked in already buzzing to this very cozy wood and brick space...
Ofrenda

Ofrenda

Ms. Hipster is obsessed with the Day of the Dead. She loves the calavera, which is that Mexican sugar skull thing that you see all over the place around Hallowe...
Highlands

Highlands

So, yeah, the Scottish. Or is it the Scotch? They make great booze and I'm a superfan of their tape, but I can't say I've ever heard anyone say, "Hey, dudes, le...
Tertulia

Tertulia

There is nothing I hate more on this green earth than egg salad. This hatred generally extends to any kind of hard-boiled egg, including the dreaded deviled...
RedFarm

RedFarm

This joint was probably dreamt up by our commie, pinko president who wants to take away all my guns and is a nazi. I mean "red?" Get it, red? Like People's Repu...
The Rusty Knot

The Rusty Knot

My buddy suggested we go to the Rusty Knot, a bar in the West Village called "The Rusty Knot!" Wait, that's not a euphemism for a butthole? But it's a rusty. Kn...
Lowcountry

Lowcountry

I stopped into this place for a beer or two just because I liked the looks of it. Call it a classy redneck joint. Rather than a rusted tin roof, license pla...
Perilla

Perilla

I suppose you could call the chef at the helm of Perilla a "celebrity." After all, Chef Harold Dieterle won the first season of Top Chef, which I guess make...
Empellon Taqueria

Empellón Taqueria

There were tacos. And more tacos. Tacos made from duck and beef, pork, lamb, short rib pastrami and reindeer and elephant trunk. Ok, those last two are fake, bu...
Lyon

Lyon Bouchon Moderne

I got totally hopped up on beef at this joint. Like multiple cows died in my ravenous wake. I had beef soup (yeah, I know it sounds nasty) and a short rib f...
Jeffrey's Grocery

Jeffrey’s Grocery

Yet another restaurant in which I drank but did not partake of the grub. It's not that the piles of oysters and other fish-like things -- mingled amongst the br...
Yerba Buena Perry

Yerba Buena Perry

I wish I could say I actually ate something at this joint. The menu looked fun and delicious. That's pure speculation, of course, but judging by the cool su...