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  • 5 Reinvented Takeout Staples at Talde
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    5 Reinvented Takeout Staples at Talde

    published Mar 07, 2012

    For this week's review, I headed out to Park Slope to visit Talde, the new restaurant from Dale Talde (of Top Chef and Buddakan fame). It's easy to like the grub served here; much of it is elevated r... More >>

  • My 5 Favorite Tea Houses
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    My 5 Favorite Tea Houses

    published Mar 07, 2012

    New York might be a city that runs on caffeine and espresso-based beverages, but sometimes you just need a spot of soothing green tea to get you through the day. And the Big Apple offers many differe... More >>

  • Coney Island Brewing Company Returns for the Summer Season
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    Coney Island Brewing Company Returns for the Summer Season

    published Mar 06, 2012

    Shmaltz Brewing Company is launching the second official season of Coney Island Brewing Company -- a/k/a the World's Smallest Brewery -- located, yep, in the heart of Coney Island. Last summer saw the... More >>

  • Five Tacos Offers Some Taco Redemption

    published Mar 06, 2012

    After yesterday's sham of a taco lunch, we decided to venture out and find ourselves some tacos worth eating. Fortunately, we were successful in our quest, chowing down at the recently opened Five Ta... More >>

  • Where Was I Eating? The General Greene

    published Mar 06, 2012

    Fork in the Road readers, you never cease to amaze me with your food-spotting skills. Another week, another round swiftly over. I was, in fact, eating at the General Greene, the cozy Fort Greene eate... More >>

  • Talde: Pan-Asian in the Pan

    published March 7, 2012

    Dale Talde sure knows how to write a menu. In perusing the bill of fare at his new Park Slope restaurant, More >>

  • Teriyaki Sliders at Bohemian

    published Mar 06, 2012

    When a friend recently suggested we grab dinner and drinks at Bohemian, I presumed she meant beer and sausage at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, the beloved spot for outdoor boozing in Queens. "No, no... More >>

  • Despite the Buzz, Wahoo's Fish Taco Is Actually Kinda Meh
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    Despite the Buzz, Wahoo's Fish Taco Is Actually Kinda Meh

    published Mar 05, 2012

    Transplanted West Coasters were pretty pumped when Wahoo's Fish Taco opened its doors at 333 Park Avenue South (212-466-3330) a few weeks ago, its first outpost east of the Mississippi River. The fas... More >>

  • Where Am I Eating?
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    Where Am I Eating?

    published Mar 05, 2012

    In the mood for a little lunchtime fun? Well, you're in luck. It's time to play Where Am I Eating?, our weekly restaurant guessing game. To play, look at the photo below, then name the eatery that ser... More >>

  • Movies Make Kids Want to Binge Drink

    published Mar 05, 2012

    Most teens want to be like their movie-star idols, but now comes some research that they want to drink like them, too -- at least on-screen. CNN's The Chart reports that researchers in Europe have fo... More >>

  • Acme's Uber Trendy Sunchokes: Hay-Smoked! Foam! Herbs and Flowers!

    published Mar 02, 2012

    Many people were bummed when Acme Bar & Grill shuttered last year, but its reincarnation at 9 Great Jones Street (212-203-2121) -- a swankier New American concept with Mads Refslund, a Noma founder, ... More >>

  • François Payard on Skipping Dessert and Bad Baked Alaskas: Interview Part 2
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    François Payard on Skipping Dessert and Bad Baked Alaskas: Interview Part 2

    published Mar 02, 2012

    Yesterday we spoke with pastry chef François Payard of François Payard Bakery, who told us all about why macarons are superior to cupcakes and how to celebrate Macaron Day on March 20. (Hint: Eat l... More >>

  • What Do Special Edition Girl Scout Cookie Savannah Smiles Taste Like?  We Find Out!
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    What Do Special Edition Girl Scout Cookie Savannah Smiles Taste Like? We Find Out!

    published Mar 02, 2012

    After learning about the 2012 Girl Scout cookie pop-ups, you're likely pretty excited about stuffing your face with sweets, no? But then comes the age-old question of what cookie to order. Purists mi... More >>

  • Celebrate Purim with Hamantaschen from Prime Butcher Baker

    published Mar 01, 2012

    Purim's a week away, but why not get the party started early with some hamantaschen, the tasty triangular-shaped cookies said to resemble evil Haman's three-cornered hat? The recently opened Prime Bu... More >>

  • Back Forty West's Pulled Pork Sammy Is Some Fine Swine

    published Mar 01, 2012

    It was a sad day when Savoy shuttered last year, but locavores needn't cry over spilled milk. Back Forty West (70 Prince Street, 212-219-8570), an offshoot of the Avenue B eatery, has opened in its p... More >>

  • François Payard on Why Macarons Are Way More Awesome Than Cupcakes
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    François Payard on Why Macarons Are Way More Awesome Than Cupcakes

    published Mar 01, 2012

    Pastry chef François Payard, who runs François Payard Bakery (210 Murray Street, 212-566-8300), has become synonymous with chocolates and fancy French desserts. Payard is also currently organizing ... More >>

  • Shamrock Shakes Are Baaaaaaack

    published Feb 29, 2012

    McDonald's might be best known for its Big Mac, but the true cult favorites are the McRib, occasionally available in the fall, and the Shamrock Shake, the mint-flavored milkshake served in a clear cu... More >>

  • Behold, the Banh Mi Taco
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    Behold, the Banh Mi Taco

    published Feb 29, 2012

    For this week's review, I went to two new casual Vietnamese spots in the East Village. The first, Sao Mai, offers your standard -- though fresh and flavorful -- selection of Viet fare, including pho,... More >>

  • Happy Leap Day! Celebrate Your Once-Every-Four-Year Birthday With These Deals
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    Happy Leap Day! Celebrate Your Once-Every-Four-Year Birthday With These Deals

    published Feb 29, 2012

    Depending on your life outlook, having a birthday on February 29 is either really cool (yay for uniqueness) or really sucky (too bad you can only celebrate on your actual birthday once every four yea... More >>

  • Where Was I Eating? Ramen Takumi

    published Feb 28, 2012

    A swift end to this week's Where Am I Eating? True, there are only so many ramen shops in this great city of ours. In any event, I was eating at Ramen Takumi, the cozy noodle joint on University Plac... More >>

  • Sao Mai and Xe May Sandwich Shop: Finally, Your Banh Mi Tacos

    published February 29, 2012

    It was an auspicious beginning: a squat stack of culantro nestled against the branches of Thai basil and crisp bean sprouts on the herb plate... More >>

  • Beecher's Big Deal: When You Want a Big Ole Meaty Cheesy Sandwich

    published Feb 28, 2012

    Is $11 too much money to pay for a grilled cheese sandwich? That's the question posed by Beecher's Big Deal, one of its special sandwiches: a grilled cheese packed with caramelized onions, spinach, s... More >>

  • <i>Asian Tofu</i> Author Andrea Nguyen's Tips For Terrific Tofu at Home
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    Asian Tofu Author Andrea Nguyen's Tips For Terrific Tofu at Home

    published Feb 28, 2012

    Getting down with Meatless Mondays is pretty easy, but truth be told, for the die-hard carnivores in the crowd, cooking with tofu for the first time can be intimidating. Should you use firm or extra ... More >>

  • Where Am I Eating?
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    Where Am I Eating?

    published Feb 27, 2012

    And with just a weekend gone by after last week's game came to a close, we're back with a brand-new round of Where Am I Eating? To play the game -- and have the chance at winning a great new cookbook ... More >>

  • Thin Mints! Samoas! Do-Si-Dos! Here Are the 2012 Girl Scout Cookie Pop-ups
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    Thin Mints! Samoas! Do-Si-Dos! Here Are the 2012 Girl Scout Cookie Pop-ups

    published Feb 27, 2012

    You've gotta feel bad for the New York City Girl Scouts. Door-to-door cookie sales just aren't as fun when you're riding up and down in apartment building elevators. But those enterprising little lad... More >>

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