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  • See Ya, 2011: A Look Back at Our Top Posts of the Year
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    See Ya, 2011: A Look Back at Our Top Posts of the Year

    published Dec 30, 2011

    2011 was a big year for listicles here at Fork in the Road. Our weekly Friday "10 Best" posts nabbed eight of the 10 most popular stories of the year. Of course, we did more than name the tastiest (a... More >>

  • Where Am I Eating? Here's Another Clue

    published Dec 30, 2011

    Despite more good guesses coming in, no one has hit the nail on the head with this one. I'm not at Mayahuel, Pulqueria, Esperanto, Cienfuegos, Prima, Desnuda, Malparido, Nai Tapas, Nuela, or the Beag... More >>

  • Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter Coming Soon to Avenue C
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    Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter Coming Soon to Avenue C

    published Dec 30, 2011

    Southern food might have been one of the big restaurant trends of 2011, but it shows no signs of slowing down. The newest addition to the city (located not too far from another bird-named Southern sp... More >>

  • Tepito's Quesadilla Is Full of Shroomy Cheesiness
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    Tepito's Quesadilla Is Full of Shroomy Cheesiness

    published Dec 30, 2011

    First Avenue near 13th Street has seen a lot of restaurant turnover recently. In addition to the just-unveiled Sao Mai and BaoBQ, there's a new Mexican restaurant on the block called Tepito (228 Firs... More >>

  • Cafetiny Replaces Casetta, Trades Chocolate Chip Cookies for Baklava

    published Dec 29, 2011

    Just over a year ago, Casetta opened in what's surely 8th Street's smallest storefront, selling coffee and baked goods from Sarivole. Alas, that's no longer the case, as 11 West 8th Street (212-470-4... More >>

  • Where Am I Eating? Here's a Clue

    published Dec 29, 2011

    Some great guesses coming in for this week's Where Am I Eating?, but I'm not dining at Cubana Café, La Mar, Yuca Bar, Coppelia, Yerba Buena, Boca Chica, Ceviche, Caracas, Mamajuana Café... More >>

  • Bigoli's Agnolotti Are Little Pockets of Veal-y Delight
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    Bigoli's Agnolotti Are Little Pockets of Veal-y Delight

    published Dec 29, 2011

    Earlier this winter, Alessandro Stratta, a chef who's had a good amount of success in Las Vegas, opened Bigoli (140 West 13th Street, 212-647-1001), his first New York City restaurant, located in the... More >>

  • Day in the Life of...a Macaroon Maker
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    Day in the Life of...a Macaroon Maker

    published Dec 29, 2011

    Welcome to Day in the Life of, a feature that will appear every so often on Fork in the Road in which we look at different culinary professions in New York City and the people behind them. How do the ... More >>

  • Where Am I Eating?
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    Where Am I Eating?

    published Dec 28, 2011

    While the present-giving of Christmas and Hanukkah might be over, the real fun is just about to begin here at Fork in the Road. I've got a rad cookbook to give away to the winner of this week's Where ... More >>

  • Dorado and Tortaria Bringing Mexican Food to Greenwich Village. Fiesta!

    published Dec 28, 2011

    Looks like NYU students and other Greenwich Village residents will be getting a pair of Mexican eateries in the new year. Opening at 28 East 12th Street (212-627-0900) will be Dorado, specializing in... More >>

  • Battle of the Classic vs. Newfangled Fancy Grilled Cheese at Little Muenster
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    Battle of the Classic vs. Newfangled Fancy Grilled Cheese at Little Muenster

    published Dec 28, 2011

    The humble grilled cheese has gone gourmet at Little Muenster, the tiny Lower East Side sandwich shop. Indeed, you won't find Kraft on Wonder Bread, but rather combos like Asiago, Parmesan, butternut... More >>

  • Calyer: Greenpoint Counterpoint

    published December 28, 2011

    Many restaurants have splashy openings fueled by flittering publicists and camera-ready chefs. Not Calyer, the latest eatery from the team... More >>

  • South Brooklyn Pizza on Bleecker Street Now Percy's $1 Pizza

    published Dec 23, 2011

    Looks like the dollar-food trend is continuing. A stroll down Bleecker Street today revealed that the South Brooklyn Pizza outpost that opened back in August at 190 Bleecker Street has now been transf... More >>

  • Sottocasa Brings Boerum Hill the Sausage Pizza It's Been Looking For
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    Sottocasa Brings Boerum Hill the Sausage Pizza It's Been Looking For

    published Dec 23, 2011

    Sottocasa opened this past fall in Boreum Hill from Kesté alum Luca Arrigoni, who has brought a wood-fired oven from Italy to make his Neapolitan-style pies. The sunken, white-washed pizzeria ... More >>

  • 5 Drinks to Cure That Post-Holiday Hangover
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    5 Drinks to Cure That Post-Holiday Hangover

    published Dec 23, 2011

    So while the efficacy of the hangover patch remains in question, it's time to explore some of New York City's other remedies that aim to cure that splitting headache and bleary-eyed-ness that comes a... More >>

  • Guy Fieri Jewelry by Room 101: What Not to Get that Special Someone For Xmas

    published Dec 22, 2011

    And just when you thought you couldn't have enough Guy Fieri in your life comes Guy Fieri Jewelry. Available on OpenSky, the jewelry collection, which was designed by Fieri, is described as being "off... More >>

  • Where Was I Eating? La Promenade Des Anglais

    published Dec 22, 2011

    And so ends this week's Where Am I Eating? I was, in fact, eating at La Promenade des Anglais, Alain Allegretti's new Francophilic spot in Chelsea. The dish in question is a tasty lentil soup flecked... More >>

  • Checking Out the Barbecue at BaoBQ
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    Checking Out the Barbecue at BaoBQ

    published Dec 22, 2011

    Michael Huynh has never met a pun with the word "bao" he didn't love (think Baoguette, and the shuttered Baotique and Baorrito). So, it was only a matter of time until he opened BaoBQ (229 First Aven... More >>

  • Geoffrey Zakarian on His Holiday Plans: Interview Part 2
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    Geoffrey Zakarian on His Holiday Plans: Interview Part 2

    published Dec 22, 2011

    Yesterday we spoke with Geoffrey Zakarian, chef at the National and the Lambs Club, about his big win on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs. Today he reveals his plans for Christmas and New Year's, and ... More >>

  • Butcher Bar Brings the Rockstar Butcher Trend to Astoria

    published Dec 21, 2011

    And you thought the rock-star butcher trend was ending. Nope. It's now expanding into Astoria, thanks to Butcher Bar (37-08 30th Avenue, 718-606-8140), the borough's first high-end butcher shop. The N... More >>

  • Where Am I Eating? Here's Another Clue

    published Dec 21, 2011

    Seems like this week's pictured dish is stumping the crowds. But don't worry. The week isn't over yet and there's still time to win a cookbook. Here's another clue that will help you out.We've gotten... More >>

  • Geoffrey Zakarian on Winning <i>The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs</i>
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    Geoffrey Zakarian on Winning The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs

    published Dec 21, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian is ending the year with a bang. The chef at the National and the Lambs Club can now also call himself an Iron Chef, having beaten nine other culinary pros competing on The Next Iron... More >>

  • It's a Festivus at the Big Gay Ice Cream Store on Thursday and Friday

    published Dec 21, 2011

    Here's a sweet ending to the year. The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop will be celebrating the holidays on December 22 and 23 (the shop's last day open in 2011) with a Festivus spectacular.During those two day... More >>

  • Onegin: Meanwhile, on the Russian Front

    published December 21, 2011

    How would Eugene Onegin, the title character of the Russian lit classic, feel about his new namesake restaurant on Sixth Avenue? He was... More >>

  • Where Am I Eating? Here's a Clue

    published Dec 20, 2011

    It looks like we have a bit of a stumper with the dish pictured in this week's Where Am I Eating?, so here's a clue that will hopefully help you on your way to winning a cookbook.It's a green lentil-... More >>

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