UPDATE: Upper West Side RedFarm Is Now Hiring; Targeting Mid-September Open

It’s been more than a year since West Village based RedFarm confirmed rumors they were planning an UWS outpost of their popular Chinese/dim sum restaurant at the former Fatty Crab space at 2170 Broadway (76th/77th). The eagerly anticipated opening was originally slated for “early 2013,” but UWS fans have been forced to wait as the [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Ollie’s Noodle Shop, Choco Bolo, Triad Theater, Stage 72, Card-o-Mat, Red Farm

Posted last Thursday about the fire that broke out in Ollie’s Noodle Shop on Broadway and blanketed a huge chunk of the West 60s in smoke. At the time, it was reported that Ollie’s (1991 Broadway, between 67th & 68th) would be closed “indefinitely.” Well, “indefinitely” has been changed to “permanently.”

UWS Closings: Fatty Crab, Lisca

Posted back in July that the Upper West Side outpost of Fatty Crab would be closing in the “fall” to make room for uber-popular West Village Chinese/dim sum restaurant RedFarm’s expansion into the neighborhood. Looks like “fall” meant “Labor Day,” as Fatty Crab will shuttering tonight.

UWS Openings & Closings: RedFarm, Fatty Crab, Thai Season, Nordstrom

UPDATE 12/3: A rep from RedFarm told me they expect to open “sometime in early 2013.” Rumors have been swirling for months that RedFarm, the incredibly popular West Village Chinese/dim sum restaurant, was looking to expand to the Upper West Side. Esteemed restaurant critic (and Upper West Sider) Gael Greene first mentioned the possibility back [...]

Top 10 Family-Friendly Restaurants On The Upper West Side

Good read over at DNAinfo, where they published a “Top 10 Family Friendly Restaurants on the Upper West Side” list yesterday.

Upper West Side Weekend Planner: 11/19 & 11/20

A few items of note this weekend….

“Dine Out Irene”: Eat Out Tomorrow & Help Support Local Farms Devastated By Hurricane Irene

Nice promotion tomorrow to help support local farms that were hit hard by Hurricane Irene. While the damage in Manhattan was limited, many farms around the state were devastated. Tomorrow (Sunday, 9/25), participating New York City restaurants will donate up to 10% of sales to aid those farms. The funds will go directly to GrowNYC [...]

NY Craft Beer Week Means Discounted Brews On The Upper West Side & Around NYC Through 9/25

Beer lovers rejoice — we’re in the midst of the 4th Annual NY Craft Beer Week. While participating venues are located throughout the city, a handful are here on the Upper West Side.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings

Central Park food options keep getting better and better: Fatty Crew’s first food cart has found a permanent home at the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park.

Malaysian Restaurant Week Starts Today — Three Upper West Side Restaurants Participating

Today marks the beginning of Malaysian Restaurant Week in NYC (yeah, I didn’t know either). Three (or maybe two) UWS restaurants are participating: