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Get Your Grub On

So your parents are sticking around the city for an extra day, and you need a nice restaurant to take them to that isn’t too far out of the Morningside bubble; or perhaps you’ve met a cutie, and you want to seal the deal with a romantic date at a campus hot spot. Fear not, […]

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Goodbye Rack & Soul

After six years of faithfully dishing up feel-good Southern food, Rack & Soul is turning off its ovens and closing its doors. The 109th Street establishment endeared many in both of its past locations with its ribs, fried chicken, and biscuits. The owner, Michael Eberstadt, broke the news with a sign. Mouth-watering meat via Shutterstock

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Morningside Heights Is A Den Of Filth

The Health Department is, as of this summer, requiring that every restaurant in New York display the letter grades they most recently received for cleanliness. This is a nightmare for everyone; it’s rare that any restaurant will sneak away with no health violations. The grades will be assigned during the next year, when the Health […]

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It’s Official: Spring Has Sprung!

Although the cold drizzle outside today may have led you to believe otherwise, spring is here, and nothing officially heralds the season better than the Morningside Heights restaurants (hmm, except maybe you, Mill Korean!). Oh, outdoor seating, how we’ve missed you:

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“I Think This is Going to Change Morningside Heights Forever!”

Finally, the hints of a new new, Westside-related restaurant are coming to fruition. A tipster alerted us that local blog Harlem + Bespoke recently posted on a new sign in the area, revealing that the restaurant in question would be called Vareli (Restaurant Lounge), filling the long-empty niche for Nice Restaurants With Artisan-Crafted Bronze Signs. […]

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Our Greasy Chinese Food Money at Work: Ollie’s to Pay Employees $2.3 Mil

 -Photo via z-mation.com In a sign that small, awkward protests (at least some) can get things done, Tsu Yue Wang, the man who seems to own every Asian restaurant around Columbia, was ordered by the State Labor Department to pay $2.3 million in back wages to hundreds of employees at some of his eateries. The […]

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Heard It Through the Vine: Protesters at Vine Sushi

   – AMP A small cadre of protesters amassed outside Vine Sushi this afternoon, holding up signs and offering handouts to passerby. When asked why they were protesting, they explained that they were former Tomo employees. Their claim is that, after trying to unionize, Tsu Yue Wang, who owns Ollie’s, Tomo and Vine, shut down […]

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No, We’re Still Dealing With Ragnarok

With all the other restaurant switching going on, several commenters have asked about Haakon’s Hall, which was supposed to replaced Radio Perfecto last fall (including free wifi). Today, though, Bwog Viking Establishment Correspondent James Downie investigated, and found a notice saying that the opening has been delayed until April.  Hang on, then, Valhalla aspirants – […]

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Vine Opens. Commence Sake Bombing.

It seems like just last week Vine: Sushi & Sake was a mere creeper in our consciousness, but today it arrives in full verdant bloom. Go ahead and get excited-it’s doing fine business during tonight’s dinner hours, and it’s already garnered one positive review. Plus, its location is perfectly accessible even when there are eight inches of freak March […]

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Restaurant Week Becomes Restaurant Lifetime

– Photo via nycgo.com Its official: the state of New York will not rest until you eat a $35 dinner at a really expensive restaurant. Restaurant Week, which was supposed be over in late January, has now been extended until March 20. 130 restaurants are still on board for the $24.07 lunch and $35 dinner […]

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Caffe Swish Is Resurrected As…

Bwog fearless restaurant resuscitation expert James Downie sent in this picture of the restaurant replacing Caffe Swish: It looks like the new eatery is The Vine: Sushi and Sake. Given their chosen language for job notices, though, the authenticity of the cuisine remains to be seen.

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Japanese Food Vacuum Emerges: Tomo to Close

Oh noes! Bwog tipster Rachael McMillan just let us know, horrified, that Tomo is going to close — permanently — next Sunday. A quick call to the hostess on duty revealed that their lease is up, and so is rent. The rent increase is “like, a lot” and they will not be able to continue […]

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Restaurant Week Becomes Restaurant Month-and-a-Half

As the doldrums of February kick in and we all begin to forget our New Year’s resolutions, Bwog encourages you to skip the gym (not like you weren’t going to anyway, right?) and hustle instead to one of the over 250 restaurants participating in a time-honored New York culinary tradition, Restaurant Week. This year, the […]

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UWS Shake Shack Open At Last!

A good seven months ago, Bwog began to hear murmurs on every city and/or foodie blog that the infamous Madison Square Park-based Shake Shack was to branch out and open an Upper West Side outpost. Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over. Beginning today, no longer will you have to consult the Live Shake Cam […]

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The Rest of the “Best of”: Margaritas

Welcome back to the Best of series in which Bwog analyzes the best in a category of chosen food product!  There are few things that are as much fun and as thirst-quenching as a margarita.  And after a weekend of being nice to your parents or studying for midterms, there are few things as much […]

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