Want a cheap Happy Hour? Well, your in luck if you live in the West Village. Lemon Bar has just been opened a short time, yet it's already packing them in to the rafters with no signs of slowing down. Why so crowded? Well, prices for one. When beers start at $3, all day, every day, and your joint happens to be located in such a hip part of town, with a comely waitstaff to boot, well, guys and gals are very likely to show. The food is also worthwhile. Of course, there are the usual bar suspects, like wings and nachos, but also trendy fare, such as hummus or flatbreads. Yet, one of the very best dishes at Lemon Bar is also one of the humblest, a basket of bottomless frites. These fries are ultra-crispy and addictive, and a positive steal at four bucks. Actually, the biggest issue at Lemon Bar is parking; you shouldn't drive endlessly around the block looking for an empty spot, merely head for the West Village garage located smack dab in the middle of all the shops and restaurants. Website for Lemon Bar is www.thelemonbar.com, but it's still a work in progress.
Food Czar has communications and drama degrees and has been a newspaper columnist, stockbroker, actor, college instructor, customer service pro and federal employee in his rather interesting life. He may be the only restaurant reviewer in America who has had gastric bypass. Texan born and bred, he would like to thank God, his family, his cats, James Little & the Texas Burger Guy for inspiration, his longtime friend The Rock for always being there, and most especially, his lovely wife the Rock Star for all things wise and wonderful. Food Czar can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.