Wander Greenwich Village's intricate web of angled, leafy streets that criss cross alleys, mews, and narrow sidewalks leading to 19th Century brownstones, low-rise apartment buildings and quaint carriage houses. South of 14th Street, it's bordered by Broadway to the east, the Hudson River to the west, and bustling Houston (pronounced How stun not Hu ston) to the south. The first stop for countless European immigrants and rebels, it spawned beat and folk, the Village has always been known as an artists' haven. Its historic, subterranean music venues like the classic Cornelia St. Cafe are packed with jazz fans, while bars like the Ear Inn and White Horse Tavern proudly proclaim "Dylan Thomas drank here" on Hudson Street. Today, the area is more swank than bohemian. row houses have morphed into multimillion dollar private homes and international boutiques line leafy Bleecker Street. Still, the creative energy in the neighborhood's award-winning kitchens inspire. From European Viennese vibes, to cross-border glob-trotting chefs who devise multi-cultural recipes, to farm-to-table fare and burgers, Greenwich Village is home to many of the city's top restaurants. Chefs like Dan Barber, Kurt Gutenbrunner and Mario Batali made their names right here in the Village.