No one’s been able to come up with an adequate name for them—bastraunts? restobars?—but these restaurant-lounge hybrids have reached a critical mass. Their tantalizing promise of good cocktails, beers, and food is impossible to ignore. But are they any good? We ate and drank at ten spots that have opened in the past year to find out.
A handful of smart ideas for our favorite BYOs
Macaroni and cheese smackdown!
In just a decade, a bake-it-yourself pizza has won over a deep-dish town.
There’s a coffee shop on every corner. But who really pours the best cup o’ joe? We sent a dining critic with a mild coffee addiction to sample the regular daily brew from each of the city’s most prolific purveyors.