Yorkville

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Etats Unis

Calling this place small is like saying that Tom DeLay is kind of an asshole--an understatement of epic proportions. To make matters worse, the roof sprung a ...
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American Trash

This place is like an institution on the UES. While so many crappy bars have come and gone over the decade or so since I've lived here; American Trash has s...
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Mimma’s Pizza

The original joint that inspired the timeless pun, "You can make a chicken roll, but you can't make a chicken roll," Mimma's serves up late night pizza and ...
Biddy's Pub

Biddy’s Pub

The name makes it sound like there are a bunch of blue-haired yentas hanging out in this joint. Apparently my Irish vernacular isn't so good, as a biddy is also...
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The Bar Harbour

Upper East Side, living-with-mommy-spending-daddy's-credit card-kids are scary. Imagine if a couple of these kids got a "loan" from mom and dad to open a sick...
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Cilantro – South

Kin to the Cilantro about a dozen blocks to the north, we actually decided to sit down and eat at this location. And, to our surprise, it was pretty damn go...
Iggy's

Iggy’s

"Just fuckin' kill me." That's all I kept repeating while standing in this dump. I thought I was just thinking it, but apparently I was saying it out loud--in f...
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Sushi Hana

Designed to look like a quaint Japanese dojo or something, we actually saw a crazed, drunken man dressed in fatigues staring in the window tearing at his fa...
Finnegan's Wake

Finnegan’s Wake

Unfortunately the name of this joint is very apropos. It made me feel very sad--mainly for this Finnegan guy, as nobody bothered to show up for his funeral. All...
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Sushi Generation

It takes years of eating sushi before you start to realize the difference between excellent sushi, good sushi, mediocre sushi and bad sushi. The sushi you g...
Reif's Tavern

Reif’s Tavern

Ah, so this is where all the depressed, 60-year old divorcƩs hang out. Nothing says fun like four old dudes in Irish snap-brim caps holding cigarettes that are ...
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Carino

If I wanted bland, watery home cooked food, I'd defrost something from my grandmother's freezer. The woman freezes soup for God's sake! This narrow UES Ital...
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Trilogy Bar & Grill

With the demise of Dakota, Trilogy takes over as the ultimate UES ughfest. Pushing the stereo to decibels not heard since theater owners first played that T...