Category Archives: Reviews

Scarpetta: Round two delivers knockout blow

October 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I found myself in the Meatpacking District on a Saturday night to attend an event. After leaving, I wandered around, totally unsatisfied by The Standard,

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Interview with Bâtard’s acclaimed chef, Markus Glocker

October 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD It was a great pleasure to meet the Michelin-starred

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Mighty Quinn’s BBQ: The documentary

Our interview became so in-depth that I jokingly call this a documentary. Enjoy.

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Terra wine bar in Tribeca is packed

December 12, 2013- By Steven E. Greer MD I was getting some exercise and walked by Terra wine bar at 222 West Broadway, by Franklin Street. It opened just a month or so ago in the triangular space of the … Continue reading

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Famed Totonno’s Pizza reopens after being destroyed by Sandy

Update: March 27, 2013 Totonno’s is finally reopening. Here’s the story Update: November 27, 2012 The NYT reports how Hurricane Sandy has shut down the famed Totonno’s We took a road trip to Coney Island to taste “The best pizza … Continue reading

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The El Vez breakfast burrito

October 18, 2014- The new El Vez brunch burrito has nicely flavored chorizo

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What is FIKA’s chocolate master Håkan Mårtensson up to for Halloween?

October 12, 2014- Chocolate master Håkan Mårtensson is creating some

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Blue Smoke desserts get back to Southern roots

October 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The poor staff at Blue Smoke do their best under the challenging conditions of having lame leadership.

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Review: City Winery is the best music venue Downtown

April 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We had the pleasure of visiting the City Winery on Varick Street to watch Simon Townshend play (the brother of The Who’s Pete Townshend). The layout is ideal for a civilized evening of … Continue reading

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Review: Employees Only suffers from extreme inconsistencies

October 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Since I first went to Employees Only in June (see original story below), I have been back approximately six times. I keep going back in search of that good experience that I … Continue reading

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Exclusive first look: El Vez rolls out the burrito line

Update October 17, 2014- The Greer-influenced beef and chicken burritos were approved and are on the menu now, at

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Review: Brushstroke Ichimura Sushi

September 30, 2014- Brushstroke was awarded two Michelin stars in the new 2015 guide. July 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The “Executive Diner’s Club” that we have assembled met this time to see the famed sushi chef Eiji … Continue reading

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Add Bouley’s Japanese Brushstroke to your bucket list

February 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Back in 2011, When David Bouley first opened his latest Japanese restaurant called Brushstroke, in the same location

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Review: Uncle Steve’s (Schirripa) spaghetti sauces are fabuloso

September 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I received a mystery UPS package tonight, and

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Scarpetta: five years in and still elite

October 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer If you want some absurdly good Italian/Mediterranean food, five years after opening, Scarpetta still impresses the senses.

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Blue Smoke’s new Shrimp Po’Boy

October 2014, 2014- By Steven E. Greer New Orleans native Jean-Paul Bourgeois has added several Cajun items to the Blue Smoke lunch menu. We tried the Shrimp Po’Boy sandwich.

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Blue Smoke adds another Cajun: The Pastalaya

October 9, 2014- The $23 Pastalaya (play on the word jambalaya, with pasta instead of rice) is tasty and a nice

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The Blue Smoke crispy chicken Bánh mì sandwich

October 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I enjoyed my Blue Smoke Po’Boy sandwich so

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The NYT’s Pete Wells pens essay supporting ours: Cocktails have jumped the shark

October 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I recently wrote my definitive review of “The World’s Best” cocktail bar, Employees Only. (It was voted world’s best by

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Tip of the Week: Stop the brain decay with Khan Academy

September 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD If you have the luxury of working in an enclosed office,

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