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  • And You Thought Four Loko Was Gone for Good!

    published Dec 30, 2010

    Spotted: Best Pizza (33 Havemeyer Street, 718-599-2210). Refrigerator. Cans of Four Loko. Just sayin'. Happy New Year's. Have a tip or restaurant-related news? Send it to fork@villagevoice.... More >>

  • The Failed Restaurants of 2010

    published Dec 30, 2010

    Making it in New York City isn't easy, and restaurants have it pretty bad, given the high rents and intense competition out there. And the recession! As the year dwindles down, a look back at those ... More >>

  • Floyd Cardoz Discusses Tabla's Closing and Why He'll Be in Times Square on New Year's Eve
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    Floyd Cardoz Discusses Tabla's Closing and Why He'll Be in Times Square on New Year's Eve

    published Dec 30, 2010

    After being in business for 12 years, Tabla, Danny Meyer's upscale Indian restaurant, will serve its final meal this evening. We called executive chef and partner Floyd Cardoz to get the last word o... More >>

  • Debi Mazar, Food TV Star?

    published Dec 29, 2010

    Grub Street's reporting that Debi Mazar will be hosting a new show on Cooking Channel, along with her husband, Gabriele Corcos. The show, called Extra Virgin, debuts on January 19 at 10 p.m. and will... More >>

  • Midoriya Brings Japanese Groceries to Williamsburg

    published Dec 29, 2010

    The Sunrise Mart is a favorite one-stop shop for everything Japanese (assuming you can't make it to the Mitsuwa superstore in New Jersey, that is) from "manly" Pocky snacks to fresh miso paste to boni... More >>

  • Need a Hangover Helper? Try these Restaurant Dishes

    published Dec 29, 2010

    New Year's Eve's approaching. That single evening of fun and booze that results in a terrible hangover the next day. Everyone has his own cure, from drinking pickle juice to simply drinking more bo... More >>

  • Ask the Critics: Where Can I Get a Japanese Breakfast?
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    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Get a Japanese Breakfast?

    published Dec 28, 2010

    Mo P. asks: My girlfriend is craving Japanese breakfast -- the rice/miso soup/pickles/mackerel spread we had every morning in Japan a few years ago. Where can I take her for Japanese breakfast in or a... More >>

  • New York City Pilot Program Helps Restaurateurs Not Totally Fail

    published Dec 28, 2010

    Why would anyone want to open a restaurant in New York City? The thought of dealing with all the bureaucracy and hassle in obtaining liquor-license permits and certifications is enough to drive anyon... More >>

  • Karloff Brings the Good Life to Brooklyn U.

    published December 29, 2010

    Going to college isn't about reading the works of Shakespeare or grasping Kierkegaard's Either/Or. It's not about getting drunk every... More >>

  • The Early Word: Café Kristall

    published Dec 28, 2010

    Although its bona fide Austrian roots must please chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, the Swarovski store in Soho is an unlikely setting for a full-blown restaurant. Yet we stopped by Café Kristall (70 Mercer ... More >>

  • It's a Shitshow at JFK's McDonald's

    published Dec 27, 2010

    Being stranded at the airport blows. Being stranded and then being denied food sucks even more. As you can see below in an eyewitness' report, it's not a pretty scene over at JFK's Terminal 4 McDona... More >>

  • The New Yorker Deconstructs Modernist Desserts

    published Dec 27, 2010

    Adam Gopnik expounds upon the origins of modernist desserts and the future of the sweet course in The New Yorker this week. Gone are the familiar forms and yummy, comforting confections of yore. In ... More >>

  • Chick-fil-A to Offer Free Spicy Chicken Biscuits

    published Dec 27, 2010

    Our Man Sietsema recently ranted against the sole Manhattan branch of Chick-fil-A, and for good reason. They offer a sad, sad-looking sandwich. But there's a glimmer of hope ahead. Beginning today,... More >>

  • Painkiller to Revamp Menu, Add Hot Drinks

    published Dec 23, 2010

    Now that winter's officially begun, it's time to get out the Snuggie and curl up with the booze. Cocktails can be tricky when it's cold, but luckily a new trend is about to be sprung upon New Yorkers:... More >>

  • Il Vagabondo Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Scam

    published Dec 23, 2010

    Up until now, Upper East Side Italian restaurant Il Vagabondo (351 East 62nd Street, 212-832-9221) has been best known for its indoor bocce court. But now that owner Ernest Vogliano has pleaded guilt... More >>

  • It's a Citrus Spectacular at Eataly!

    published Dec 23, 2010

    OK, so it's not like Eataly needs more press than it already has, but a glimpse at its produce selection last night yielded an amazingly awesome assortment of citrus fruits, many of which are rarely ... More >>

  • Ask the Critics: Where Should a Brooklyn-Based Vegetarian Celebrate Her Birthday?

    published Dec 22, 2010

    Alainna L. asks: I'm celebrating my birthday this month, and I'd like to go out to eat with a few (six- to nine-ish) of my friends. The problem? I'm vegetarian, but they're not. Any suggestions of pla... More >>

  • T.G.I. Friday's Wants to Make Bartending an Olympic Sport?

    published Dec 22, 2010

    What to do when you've got a scandal on your hands? Create a diversion of ridiculous proportions, of course! With recent raw-sewage-dumping charges looming overhead, T.G.I. Friday's has come up with... More >>

  • Call for Queries — Ask the Critics

    published Dec 22, 2010

    Have a burning itch question that you need resolved? Now's your chance! We're looking for food- and restaurant-related questions (in the vein of "Where should I celebrate my anniversary?" or "Where... More >>

  • Battle of the Budget Bubbly: André vs. J. Rogét
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    Battle of the Budget Bubbly: André vs. J. Rogét

    published Dec 22, 2010

    It's time to break out the bubbly and celebrate the season, but let's be real. Not everyone (ourselves included) has the budget for the good stuff, especially post-holiday-shopping. But everyone ha... More >>

  • Where to Buy Wine for the Holidays

    published Dec 21, 2010

    With the season comes many a holiday party, which means plenty of opportunities for wassailing and even more for drinking. Showing up to a party empty-handed is a surefire way to garner a "Scrooge" n... More >>

  • Sarivole Organic Bakery Brings Cookies and Coffee to 8th Street

    published Dec 21, 2010

    Insomnia Cookies is going to be getting a run for its money now that an outpost of Sarivole organic bakery (11 West 8th Street, 347-480-0855) has opened on the same stretch of 8th Street.Sarivole was ... More >>

  • Home for the Holidays with New York City Chefs

    Home for the Holidays with New York City Chefs

    published Dec 21, 2010

    Ah, the holidays. A time for eating, cozying up by the fire, eating, caroling, and more eating. How will New York City chefs be celebrating this yuletide? We got in touch with a bunch of them to s... More >>

  • Osteria Morini Welcomes You to the Pasta Barnyard

    published December 22, 2010

    Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna, is often heralded as Italy's culinary capital, and deservedly so. How can you not champion a cuisine... More >>

  • Vacherin Mont d'Or, a Cheese for the Holidays

    published Dec 20, 2010

    Brie is an easy go-to for the holiday party, since it requires little work except garnishing with some nuts or baking in the oven until oozy, but it's worthwhile looking beyond the brie to another se... More >>

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