Upper West Side 72nd Street Bagel Closed By Health Department

Another day, another DOH closing. Wrote yesterday that Cheesy Pizza (Broadway & 100th) was temporarily shuttered. Now comes word that 72nd Street Bagel (130 W. 72nd) is the latest UWS eatery to suffer the wrath of the health department. 72nd Street Bagel had previously earned an “A” during their last graded inspection in September 2012.

Upper West Side Cheesy Pizza Closed By Health Department

Upper West Side stalwart Cheesy Pizza (2640 Broadway, at 100th) is the latest neighborhood spot to be closed by the Health Department. The restaurant, which has been on the UWS for more than 20 years, was shuttered on Friday. Cheesy Pizza previously earned a “B” during its last graded inspection in July 2012.

MONDAY 2/11: Guys Shopping Event At UWS Lululemon With Free Beer & Pizza

Attention Upper West Side Dudes: The Lululemon at Broadway & 75th is hosting a special men’s shopping event tonight (Monday, 2/11) for “all the men who could use some suggestions for their Valentine’s Day shopping.” As an enticement, they’re providing beer and pizza, along with personal shoppers and free passes to a couples spin class [...]

Acclaimed Chef (And Upper West Sider) Bill Telepan Dishes On His Favorite Neighborhood Food Spots

Serious Eats regularly posts neighborhood dining guides based on the favorite spots of well-known/respected food and restaurant biz types from around NYC. Previous UWS guides include Chef Michael White (James Beard Award recipient and top restaurateur,) and Mandy Oser (owner of popular Hell’s Kitchen wine bar Ardesia and former Business Manager and Head of Strategic Partnerships [...]

UWS Openings: Pick-A-Bagel, Pizza Bolla, El Mitote, Alexis Bittar Jewelry

Pick-A-Bagel has opened a new Upper West Side location. To celebrate, the store is offering 10% off through the end of October.

UWS Openings & Closings: Numero 28 Cucina, Mike’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, Tasti D-Lite, Alamo Drafthouse

UPDATE 10/3: A few photos and additional details on Numero 28 Cucina from Thrillist Posted last month that Lisca Ristorante had closed (660 Amsterdam, between 92nd & 93rd) . It didn’t take long to find out what’s moving in — Numero 28 is opening their first Upper West Side location. In addition to having “normal” [...]

Fire On West 72nd Requires 65+ Firemen To Control; 3 Sent To Hospital & Pizzeria Opening Likely Delayed

Posted back in June that Rigoletto Pizza would be moving from 208 Columbus (between 69th & 70th) — its home for 20 years — to a new location at 141 W. 72nd (between Amsterdam & Columbus). They were supposed to open any day now, but a large fire broke out at the new space earlier [...]

UWS Restaurant Wok City Closed By Health Department

UPDATE 7/3: Wok City has reopened Looks like Chinese joint Wok City (153 Amsterdam, between 66th & 67th) is the latest neighborhood spot to be shuttered by the Health Department. Wok City had previously received an “A” grade as recently as February.

UWS Openings, Relocations & Speculation: Rigoletto Pizza, Magnolia Bakery, One Cup Two Cupcakes, Museum Of Food & Drink

After 20 years at 208 Columbus (between 69th & 70th), UWS pizza fixture Rigoletto is relocating elsewhere in the neighborhood. They’re moving nearby, into the former Red Velvet Bakery space at 141 W. 72nd, between Amsterdam & Columbus. It’s probably nothing, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that 208 Columbus is located adjacent [...]

UWS Opening: Fratelli la Bufala — Menu, Photos & Initial Thoughts

Posted last week that the long-awaited Fratelli la Bufala at 2161 Broadway (corner of 76th) finally opened on Friday. I’m a bit late on my follow-up, but here’s a copy of the menu, some photos, and a few initial thoughts.