Silver Moon Bakery Hosting ‘How to Bake’ Sessions; Rhubarb Tart is Coming

Silver Moon Bakery on the northeast corner of West 105th Street and Broadway is a neighborhood gem, and owner Judith Norell is using her talen … Read the rest of this entry >>

Magnolia Bakery Installing a ‘Cleanse Portal’ and ‘Troffers’ to Keep UWS Store and Facilities Clean

Magnolia Bakery on Columbus Avenue and 69th Street is instituting a new technology to try to reduce the risk of employees and customers contracting Covi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Ella Kitchen & Bar, Metro Diner, Osteria 106, Amsterdam Ale House, Wok City

Business is “lousy,” Frank the owner told us, glumly. We told him to wait until Rag readers got word he is … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Pizza Collective, Chipotle, Duane Reade

Pizza Collective, a restaurant at 71st and Broadway that was in the works before the coronavirus hit, has opened. The menu incl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend Column: The Comeback For One Bar & Grill Will Take Creativity and All Hands on Deck

When I opened Hi-Life Bar & Grill, on the corner of Amsterdam and 83rd Street, in 1991, the Upper West Side was just beginning its retail and restaurant renais … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Irving Farm, (Some) Starbucks, Ortomare, Turkuaz, and Box Kite Coffee

We reopened last Friday and are trying to get back to some kind of routine, as close to normal as pos … Read the rest of this entry >>

Chopped Liver Shortage Has Zabar’s Nervous; ‘Customers Get Very Very Cranky’

It's tough these days to purchase all sorts of products, from paper goods to baking supplies. Don't get us started on toilet paper. More scarcity is on the horizon. According to Scott Goldshine … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Calle Ocho, Kefi, The Hungarian Pastry Shop, Han Dynasty, La Dinastia

You may not be doing any traveling these days, but you can eat like you are, a different country every … Read the rest of this entry >>

Trader Joe’s Extends Shopping Hours

Trader Joe's reduced its shopping hours in March as it dealt with high demand and new procedures to get the store ready for shoppers amid the coronav … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mama’s Too Pizzeria Is Giving Out Pizza-Making Kits on Monday, and Frank Will Teach You to Make Pies

Mama's Too, the celebrated pizza joint at 2750 Broadway between 105th and 106th Street, is doing a special event on Monday. The … Read the rest of this entry >>

Happy Mom’s Day! Top Local Restaurants Have Some Delicious Promotions…

SPONSORED: Going stir-crazy in quarantine? We bet it makes waiting in line for Good Enough to Eat’s famous brunch not seem so bad... Well, we’v … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Fairway Owners Say Technological ‘Bumps’ Will Be Fixed

Fairway switched to new ownership this week, and any glitches that customers may have experienced have to do with the switchover, not any new polici … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Mille-Feuille, Alachi Masala, Noche Mexicana, Blossom, Buceo 95, Aangan, Tri Dim West, Harvest Kitchen, Pisticci

“It’s only a fraction of the business we used to do, but I’m cautiously optimistic that if we can survive this interim period, we’ll be okay … Read the rest of this entry >>

Changes at Fairway Raise Fears That New Ownership Is Shifting Policies

The Fairway at West 74th Street and Broadway appears to be undergoing some operational transformations, indicating its change of ownership may be comp … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings (and One That Never Closed): Manhattan Diner, Freddie & Pepper’s, The Muffins Shop Cafe, V & T Pizzeria, El Mitote

Manhattan Diner, fresh and healthy American food, 2532 Broadway (95th Street), reopened on Wednesday, May 7th. “We initially closed out of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two More Restaurants Feed Emergency Workers, Now Starting Program to Order Meals for Older People

More restaurants are getting creative -- and philanthropic -- to stay busy during the pandemic. Cibo e Vino (89th & Broadway / and Marlow Bistro (110th & Amsterdam /, which … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gray’s Papaya Just Reopened With an Extra-Special Recession Special

Gray’s Papaya, on 72nd and Broadway, reopened for takeout and delivery on Wednesday, May 6th, after being closed for a mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Viand, Andy’s Deli, Pappardella, The Owl’s Tail

A commenter reminded us to emphasize that these Reopenings are only for takeout and/or delivery; sit-down service is still awhile … Read the rest of this entry >>

Here’s What UWS Restaurants Could Look Like Once They Reopen for In-Person Dining

New York City's stay-at-home order has restricted bars and restaurants to delivery and takeout service since March 22. While they still don't know when they … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Leaders Explore Ideas to Keep Small Businesses Afloat

Industry leaders are working hard to determine how Upper West Side restaurants and small businesses might be able to survive the fallout from the coronavirus. But uncert … Read the rest of this entry >>