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Anna Maria

Anna Maria gets a big pat on the back for bringing me right back to my drunken college years. Remember that thin, lifeless pizza that you thought was so wonde...
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DT-UT

This place is every kiddy-toucher's dream. Wall to wall junior high girls flock to DT-UT to drink strong coffee, eat the joint's famous s'mores and ruin $7,00...
Taco Today

Taco Today

Mmm, Chinese Mexican food. As most people in New York have come to know over the years, most take-out Mexican restaurants in the city are owned and operated by ...
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Al’s

An actual conversation with a bouncer at Al's: Me: "So, do you guys get all the games on Sunday" Bouncer: "Which games?" Me: "Um, the football games." B...
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Ship of Fools

If this were 1991, we would call this place Ship of Tools. Actually, we would probably still be calling it by its former incarnation, Easy Street. The name ...
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Seasons Restaurant

There's nothing better in this world than having a large Greek lady with a head of hair that looks as if a giant condor nested in Flo's beehive scream your ...
Bar-Coastal NYC

Bar-Coastal

Who do these people think they're fooling? The Cowboy Bar may be gone, but the high cheese factor remains. This unfortunate joke of a bar comes complete with a ...
Brady's

Brady’s

This is hands down one of the homeliest bars in the entire city. What can only be described as a horrendous train wreck, Brady's resembles a perfectly square fr...
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Panorama Cafe

Hello, I'm Eurotrash, party of six. Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another annoying subspecies of freaks on the UES, we find the slick-hai...
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The Big Easy

We didn't think it was possible to get more sad than the Dapper Dog--then came The Quiet Man (so silent you could hear a pin drop). In the wake of what was tha...
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Kelly’s

My god, make the boredom stop! Something, anything. When people mention words like generic, derivative and horribly dull, Kelly's immediately comes to mind....
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Copper Lounge

A mighty roar went up on the UES when Sweet Melissa's closed its doors. OK, we did hear one high-school student call it the "end of an era." Opened in its pla...
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Vespa

A crowded little Italian place on the UES. Sound familiar? It is. The funny thing is, we never get sick of decent, mid-priced pasta. Vespa has a true neighb...
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Who’s On First

One of the original kiddy joints on 1st Avenue, Who's On First has somehow survived the slaughter of its UES brethren. It does this while actually having th...