The crown jewel of northern Manhattan, Harlem's creative and socioeconomic identity has undergone -- as all neighborhoods are subject to -- a series of transformations since the renaissance of the 1920s. And while it hasn't experienced enough gentrification in recent years to qualify as the "William ... More >>
Shakshuka from Chick P (490 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, 718-783-1525), $9 This belly-warming bowl of stew will fortify you against the cold -- or give you a good base for a beer-fueled night at Barclays Center.
Should you find yourself in Murray Hill craving Indian food, there's not exactly a shortage of spots to sate your desire--the neighborhood didn't earn the nickname "Curry Hill" for nothing. But that didn't stop Paradise Biryani Pointe, the nation's largest chain of Indian restaurants, from planting ... More >>
Sephardic-Uzbek shish kebabs, top to bottom: chicken hearts, ground-beef lulya, lamb, and marinated chicken Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunse ... More >>
Curry Hill gets a great Indian newcomer
This is a loaf of banku, a mash that looks a lot like fufu, but is subtly different. Fufu can be made from plantains, or it can be made from cassava (a/k/a yuca or manioc). Either way it's boiled, kneaded, and pounded till the starch achieves a bouncy and utterly agreeable consistency. When you ge ... More >>
Welcome to the best Ghanaian joint in town
The finalists for the 2012 Vendy Cup, which celebrates the best food vendors in the city, have been announced. The nominees are below:
New York City has a lot to offer when it comes to Middle Eastern dining--beyond falafel sandwiches and kebabs. Tomorrow, find out where to get the best grilled meats, tender braises, honey-drenched pastries, savory flatbreads, and light, bright mezze that make up the region's complex cuisine.
The four-cheese mac-and-cheese at Macaroni, Macaroni is engagingly crunchy. If you haven't been on the stretch of MacDougal Street between Houston and West 4th in a while, you need to pay a visit. This student haunt and historic refuge of Bohos from John Reed to Bob Dylan has lately become ... More >>
Mhaithaca / FlickrBest way to start the day George R. Asks: I recently returned from the Middle East where I frequently ate shakshuka -- the tomato stew with poached eggs -- for breakfast. I'd love to find a spot in New York that sells it. Dear George: I can understand why you fell for the ... More >>
Will it be bacon or hummus or both?
Rebecca Marx Since opening earlier this year in the former Taro Sushi space off of Flatbush Avenue, Kalushkät Gourmet Falafel has distinguished itself with, simply put, some damn fine balls.
Photo courtesy of Taïm MobileGiven Taïm Mobile's widespread popularity, it seems that everyone, everywhere loves its falafel. But you know who doesn't? Restaurant owners who have to look at the truck outside of their windows.
The peanut-dusted lamb kebabs called suya from northern Nigeria, available at Brooklyn's Buka In the late 80s, the typical Senegalese immigrant was a guy who furtively sold counterfeit watches and handbags on the street. He took his meals at temporary restaurants set up in SRO hotels rooms ... More >>
Rebecca MarxHubba hubba.Falafel doesn't typically remind people of something found on a Prince b-side, and perhaps that's as it should be. But it seems that the people behind Darna, a falafel bar set to open in Cobble Hill, feel otherwise.
CRISPThe fusion falafel mobile. Taïm Mobile will soon be getting some competition out on the streets. CRISP, which has three brick-and-mortar locations in New York City, will be getting a truck that's hitting the pavement on April 4.
Rebecca Marx When we wrote Our 10 Best Vegetarian Street Foods round-up last week, we hadn't yet been able to make it to the Kimchi Taco Truck. But now that we have, we'd like to make its tofu edamame falafel tacos an honorary member of the canon.
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...
Rebecca MarxOrhan Yegen, the talented if somewhat bombastic owner of Sip Sak, today added another restaurant to his Midtown holdings with the opening of Bi Lokma on East 45th Street.
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>
In just 11 days' time, the falafel faithful will have new reason to rejoice: That's when, should all go according to plan, TaïmMobile will take to the street. Grub Street brings word that the truck, the four-wheeled incarnation of the tiny West Village takeout counter, will be overseen b ... More >>
Welcome to the Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences: Large ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now: Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes--old standbys and new finds alike--compiled daily. Today's pick: Nigerian goat stew ($7) from Baku
Like the sign says: New York's Best Egg Cream St. Marks Place is only three blocks long, but packs an astonishing 63 places to eat along its truncated and colorful length, some of them nearly invisible. It constitutes one of the city's foremost tourist destinations for the under-40 crowd, th ... More >>
Theeatenpath.comNow with wheels.She may have just opened Balaboosta, but Taïm's Einat Admony still has expansion on the brain: she's about to launch Taïm Mobile, a roving extension of her miniscule falafel and smoothie shop on Waverly Place. Feast reports that Admony will be servin ... More >>
More West African for Fulton Street. Buka, a new West African restaurant on Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, has opened at the corner of St. James Place, and is awaiting a liquor license. The menu features several pepper soups - the traditional goat, as well as fish and chicken - dubbed "Lookm ... More >>
Fort Defiance's deviled egg with amaranth.Hello from deep inside the bowels of the Lexington Avenue Armory! It's 6:19, meaning there are 11 minutes until Choice Eats 2010 officially begins. When we arrived at 5 p.m., people were already lining up outside in the rain; now, the crowds are begin ... More >>
Bits and pieces are coming out about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the shooter in custody in the Fort Hood massacre. Records show he was born in Virginia, graduated from Virginia Tech and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' F. Edward Hebert School Of Medicine in Bethesda, Mary ... More >>
Clockwise starting at midnight: Two classic leaf-based Guinean sauces, Ivory Coast athieke, Senegalese dibi (lamb), and Caribbean-style curry chicken. Beware the red scotch bonnet pepper! (click to consume) I watched sadly as many of the West African restaurants in Bed-Stuy along Fulton wen ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema indulges in some (hopefully sustainable) ultra-fresh seafood at Liman. Bruni's third to last review is of a slipping Union Square Cafe. The beloved Danny Meyer restaurant lost one star from the three William Grimes awarded it in 1999. [NY Times] Restaurant ... More >>
Typical restaurant meal in Tehran (which Moussavi won't be eating--he's under virtual house arrest) would include kebabs, chello rice, and grilled mild or hot peppers. photo: razzletravels.blogspot.com While newsies sit on the edge of their seats watching riots erupt in Tehran, fo ... More >>
For-now-signless Sintir offers a mysterious face to its East Village neighborhood Sintir is the East Village's pretentious new Moroccan restaurant, turning a cold shoulder to its long-running competitor, the still-delicious Cafe Mogador. The restaurant is named after a three-stringed lute, ... More >>
Molly, the cow (actually a calf) who escaped her Queens slaughterhouse yesterday, has been placed in protective custody by the city's Animal Care and Control department at a farm in Suffolk country. We are told it is an organic farm, which at first led us to believe Molly would eventually become fre ... More >>
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