With Food Prices Jumping, How Do UWS Markets Compare? Frugal Frannie Investigates…

Tis the season of check-out shock. My typical grocery shop used to hit around $50 a go. But in September, each trip started landing at over $60. How about … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wollman Rink Announces Reopening Date, as a ‘Partner’ Talks About Food and a More-Inclusive Mission

Wollman Rink, the storied ice skating rink at the southern end of Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

The New Cottage Opens and Quickly Draws a Crowd; Check Out the Menu

The New Cottage, an update of the Szechuan Chinese restaurant that closed on 77th and Amsterdam last year, opened on Wednesday on 78th and Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Here’s the Dish: Polpette 71’s Homemade Tiramisu

In a town and maybe even a culture that insists their tiramisu is “the best in t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Popz Toys, Rampoldi, The Cottage, Gong Cha

For years, the Upper West Side has been losing toy stores. So it's a nice surprise to see one … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Brooklyn Fare, My Pie, Juice Cube, La Beaute Salon

A new supermarket is ope … Read the rest of this entry >>

Here’s the Dish: Scarlatto’s Homemade Fettuccini with a Half Lobster, Clams, Shrimp and Calamari in Aioli Sauce

The lobster is plump and delicious, and the baby clams melt in your … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings, Closings and Reopenings: Lululemon, Peaky Barista, Pinkberry, Gourmet Square Deli, Floating Mountain

More chain stores have closed on the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Last Chance; A Taste of the Upper West Side 10/1-10/2

SPONSORED: Taste of the Upper West Side presented by American Airlines® and Mastercard® will return October 1st - 2nd with over 70 chefs participating. Several restaurants will make … Read the rest of this entry >>

Here’s the Dish: Yu Kitchen’s Chicken Noodle Soup

When my soul needs soothing, I head to Yu Kitchen for their chicken noodle soup with mushr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Here’s the Dish: Pomodoro Rosso’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

My favorite dish is the spaghetti and meatballs at Pomodoro Rosso, on Col … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings and Reopenings: Plum Vietnamese, PJ Clarke’s, Sunloom, Gourmet Square, and More

They've got some exciting chef's specials, like the shaken steak and egg and Vietnamese c … Read the rest of this entry >>

Here’s the Dish: Silver Moon Bakery’s Chocolate Chip Cookie

Here’s the dish on Silver Moon’s gooey-yet-crunchy, chewy-but-soft chocolate chip c … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Ellington Reopens, Extending Upper Broadway’s ‘Restaurant Row’

“We are now officially the Upper West Side’s restaurant row,” I heard a man say as the doors to The Ellington swung … Read the rest of this entry >>

Liquor License Applications Hint at New Restaurants, Including Lolo’s Chicken Shack

Community Board 7's business and consumer issues committee is meeting later this month to consider new liquor license application … Read the rest of this entry >>

Here’s the Dish: A Taste of Ecuador’s Roast Pork With Rice and Beans

I’ll let you in on a big secret, for THE best Roast Pork with rice and beans, take a wa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Sherry Herring, Afternoon, Wau, Sapps, Atlantic Grill Reborn, Beard Papa’s, Swatch

As Fall gets set to start, there's lots of openings and closings news on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Here’s the Dish: Saiguette’s Flank Steak Banh Mi

The flank steak banh mi from Saiguette is a stunning sandwich. Vietnam’s a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Janie’s Baked Goods, Another Blue Marble, Pinky, Cassidy Ingram Dog Training

"I grew up on the Upper West Side, and I live here now, so moving into this space felt like coming h … Read the rest of this entry >>

Columbus Avenue’s New Open Street Starts Sunday; These Restaurants are Participating

Columbus Avenue will be closed to traffic from 68th to 77th Street starting this Sunday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and then every S … Read the rest of this entry >>

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