Some of the best sommeliers in NYC are female, and these ladies not only know their wine, they effusively share their knowledge with customers and friends without any of the pretension often (rightly or wrongly) associated with that, ahem, other species of somm. I caught up with six of these women t ... More >>
You're almost there, New York. In just a few short hours, you'll be free to hop on a rented Citi Bike and cruise away into the glorious weekend sunset. Check out our picks for food-related events you might want to pencil into the calendar as you count down the hours until Friday freedom.
Stay safe and dry. We're gathering a list of open restaurants. Keep checking back for updates. Leave us a comment, tweet @ForkintheRoadVV, or email me for tips. 5 Napkin Burger (Hell's Kitchen) 630 9th Ave @ 45th Street 5 Napkin Burger (Upper West Side) 2315 Broadway @ 84th Street 5 Napkin Burge ... More >>
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Fork in the Road hears that French chef Jean-Yves Schillinger will be taking over the kitchen of the enormous Nikki Beach space in Midtown.
At Aporkalypse Now, an all-you-can-eat pork fest taking place this Saturday at 404 (404 Tenth Avenue, 212-290-2665), 10 New York City chefs will each prepare a whole farm-raised hog in nose-to-tail fashion and serve the spoils to the guests. Among the featured chefs this year are Prime Meats' An ... More >>
Season 1, Episode 1 features a fictitious place called, appropriately enough, Mama's Boy. Freelance journalist and former Cosmo online columnist Lauren Otis has put together an extensive catalog for complex.com called "The Complete History of Restaurants Featured on Curb Your Enthusiam," an ... More >>
Metropolitan Museum of ArtLaura M. Asks: I'm going to the Alexander McQueen show at the Met this week and I am looking for some restaurant recommendations nearby. Nothing too fancy, but other than that I'm pretty open. Dear Laura: Having seen the Alexander McQueen exhibit, "Savage Beauty," ... More >>
It's Friday, blessed Friday, and time for a look back at the week that was: Our 10 best and cheapest Pennsylvania Station eats. Mile End's Noah Bernamoff talked about what's next for the restaurant, keeping Jewish food alive, and schmaltz. Vermin roaming your apartment? If you can't beat 'em, eat ... More >>
recipetips.comEpoisses = smells like butt, tastes goodThe Stinky Cheese Festival is ending this Friday, which means there're only two days left to indulge in funky-smelling dairy products. Created by Tour de France, the company that owns Francophilic restaurants like Café d'Alsace, French R ... More >>
Good pot.What a tease. Temperatures hit balmy spring levels last week but, alas, it wasn't meant to last. It's still February and the season of hearty one-pot meals continues. Keep the cold at bay with Brasserie's Le Baeckoeoffe d'Alsace, a meaty communal Alsatian dish that pairs wonderfully ... More >>
Torrisi Italian Specialties opens today in Little Italy selling Italian foods made in America. Owners Richard Torrisi and Mario Carbone, both chefs, cure their own anchovies and olives, and will start offering prix-fixe dinners in February. [NY Times] Teen stars Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautn ... More >>
yumsugar.comMiller High Life may have billed itself the "Champagne of Beers" back in 1903, but that was before a handful of breweries started making actual champagne-style beer. Most beers made with saccharomyces bayanus, the champagne yeast, are ales. Lager yeast doesn't agree with champagne ... More >>