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BY GABE HERMAN | Ikinari Steak, a restaurant chain from Japan, opened its latest Manhattan location in the Village at the end of November. The sit-down eatery, at 205 Bleecker St., between MacDougal St. and Minetta Lane, is less pricey than a traditional steakhouse. It offers a variety of cuts, including ribeye, sirloin, filet and […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Counter & Bodega, a Latin restaurant and bar, is a recent addition to the Chelsea food scene. Located at 266 W. 23rd St., just off Eighth Ave., its grand opening was Oct. 9. It features diverse foods from many Latin countries, with each country’s flag labeled on the menu next to […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Berber Street Food, a small, fast-casual restaurant serving Afro-fusion food, has been an instant hit in the Village since opening in August at 35 Carmine St. With dishes and flavors from countries all over the world, and prepared on location in a homemade style, Berber has gained a loyal following. About […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | When a local restaurant is no-frills, with no Web site and in an unassuming spot, yet has been around for decades, you know the food has to be good. And that’s the case with the Spanish restaurant El Castillo de Manhattan. It’s deep in the Lower East Side at 207 Madison […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | If you’re looking for truly authentic and healthy Italian pizza and food with traditional flavor from the old country, look no further than the East Village’s Tramonti Pizza. Headed by chef Giovanni Vittorio Tagliafierro, the small restaurant at 130 St. Mark’s Place, between First Ave. and Avenue A, opened nearly two […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Kati Roll Company has been a MacDougal St. mainstay since 2002, yet the shop remains easy to miss, tucked away midway between Bleecker and W. Third Sts., up several steps from street level, above the Greenwich Village Comedy Club. But that hasn’t slowed this spot’s gaining popularity. The shop, serving […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | If you’ve always felt a nagging need for more Nutella in your life, good news: New York’s first Nutella Cafe is now open for business near Union Square, on University Place at E. 13 St. The menu is full of items featuring the chocolate-hazelnut spread, including grilled banana bread, a frozen […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Just as Dick Clark had a long and defiant run as “America’s oldest teenager,” drag king Murray Hill gives no indication of intent to abdicate his well-earned position as the “hardest working middle-aged man in show business.” Having made his bones with a breezy, bawdy persona that draws on vaudeville, burlesque, borscht […]

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Life In A Cabaret

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Life In A Cabaret

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | They were the icons of an era — The Tropicana, El Morocco, and The Stork Club — clubs that defined New York’s nightlife in the 1940s through 1960s as the sine qua non of the glamorous life, dripping with stars and churning with gossip, all to the tune of fantastic entertainment. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A gourmet wrap shop called Wolfnights had its grand opening on 235 Bleecker St. near Carmine St. last month. This is its second location after its popular original spot at 99 Rivington St. on the Lower East Side. If you can get past the term “gourmet wrap,” and the slick logo […]

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