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  • Ask the Critics: What's a Good Winter Cocktail?

    published Nov 24, 2010

    Brighid L. asks: Now that it's cold, my go-to gin and tonic just doesn't hit the spot. Any suggestions for a winter drink? Dear Brighid: Drinking a gin and tonic shares many similarities with wearin... More >>

  • How New York City Chefs Prep for Thanksgiving

    published Nov 24, 2010

    By now, the turkey should be brining, the cranberry sauce underway, and the medicine cupboard stocked with an ample supply of Valium should the family get-together take a turn. And how are New York ... More >>

  • Marco Canora Talks Turkey and Twitter: Interview Part 2
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    Marco Canora Talks Turkey and Twitter: Interview Part 2

    published Nov 24, 2010

    Yesterday we chatted with Marco Canora about his appearing on The Next Iron Chef. Today, the Hearth chef and co-owner of Terroir and Terroir Tribeca predicts the next big trends in dining.You left In... More >>

  • Marco Canora Dishes About The Next Iron Chef and Cooking at the School of Hard Knocks

    published Nov 23, 2010

    The Next Iron Chef ended its run this week, and Marc Forgione was crowned the winner. But runner-up Marco Canora still has plenty to celebrate: A Tribeca location of his East Village wine bar Terroi... More >>

  • Bubby's is Giving Away Free Pie Right Now

    published Nov 23, 2010

    Getting into the Thanksgiving spirit a few days early (and to celebrate its 20th anniversary), Bubby's (120 Hudson Street, 212-219-0666) is giving away free slices of the trendiest dessert du jour: pi... More >>

  • Shut Your Piehole! Desserts (Other Than Pie) That Deserve to Be the Next Big Trend
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    Shut Your Piehole! Desserts (Other Than Pie) That Deserve to Be the Next Big Trend

    published Nov 23, 2010

    Over the past several weeks, pie has been repeatedly touted as the next big trend in desserts. Yes, it's time for the cupcake to disappear within Dante's Third Circle of Hell, but is pie, America's ... More >>

  • Asian Chipotle Will Get Competition from "Asian Chipotle"

    published Nov 22, 2010

    Crain's reports that the first of five locations of Sensebowl, a new "fast-casual Asian eatery concept," is set to open this week at 150 East 52nd Street. Partners Jonathan Krieger and John Woo descr... More >>

  • Gail Simmons Gets a Book Deal

    published Nov 22, 2010

    Life just got a little sweeter for Top Chef: Just Desserts host Gail Simmons. According to Eater, Simmons has nabbed a deal with Hyperion to write her memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full. In addition... More >>

  • The Media Noche at Court Street Grocers

    published Nov 22, 2010

    Court Street Grocers (485 Court Street, 718-722-7229) isn't scheduled to open its main dining room until mid-December, but this Carroll Gardens shop, which opened two weeks ago, is already doing a br... More >>

  • A Look Inside The Meadow or, How I'm on My Way to Salt Snobbery

    published Nov 19, 2010

    I was skeptical of salt snobbery before visiting the Meadow, self-described "selmeliers" Mark and Jennifer Bitterman's new West Village shop specializing in salt. How different is one salt from the n... More >>

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town, or at Least to Rolf's

    published Nov 19, 2010

    If the cheftastic display at Barneys has kindled the holiday spirit within, get thee to Rolf's, the restaurant that doesn't know the meaning of holding back when it comes to Christmas.EV Grieve repor... More >>

  • The Institute of Culinary Education Launches an iPhone App

    published Nov 19, 2010

    Not to be outshone by the French Culinary Institute's impending expansion to California, rival culinary school the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) has come up with its own item of news: an iPhon... More >>

  • Your New Restaurant Critic Reporting for Duty

    published Nov 19, 2010

    Hi Fork in the Road readers, I wanted to officially introduce myself since I'm now reviewing restaurants for The Village Voice and blogging here at Fork in the Road.I'm very excited to be working al... More >>

  • Will Ribena Be the Next Hot Trend in Cocktails?

    published Nov 18, 2010

    If you're a bartender and have crème de cassis on hand, there's really no reason why you would also need Ribena, the blackcurrant-flavored soft drink and cordial wildly popular in Britain. But New Yo... More >>

  • Cool Food Culture Around the World

    published Nov 18, 2010

    UNESCO created the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage as a means of recognizing significant local customs and traditions, and it recently added 46 new items, ranging from Peking o... More >>

  • Bread for the Masses

    published Nov 18, 2010

    For a mid-morning distraction, check out Bread People, a Tumblr devoted to pictures of celebrities whose faces emerge from a variety of breads. Biscotti Pippen and Ol' Dirty Batard are pretty genius,... More >>

  • Four Loko: How to Make Your Own
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    Four Loko: How to Make Your Own

    published Nov 18, 2010

    Yesterday, The Atlantic Food Channel posted a recipe for "a really horrible beverage" that is sort of supposed to mirror the flavor profile of Four Loko. A valiant effort, but here's a much simpler ... More >>

  • Saigon Shack Promises Banh Mi and More

    published Nov 17, 2010

    The banh mi remains the sandwich trend that refuses to die, and giving it further life is Greenwich Village's Saigon Shack, which opened this past Sunday.Saigon Shack's banh mi lineup is pretty standa... More >>

  • Judith Griggs' Last Stand?

    published Nov 17, 2010

    The Cooks Source saga appears to have drawn to a close with editor Judith Griggs' final meditation on the copyright fiasco. There's an apology (albeit a defiant one, and in desperate need of some cop... More >>

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