Yesterday, Billy Lyons spilled details on new Williamsburg Hawaiian joint Onomea, where the Spam fried rice and loco moco burger were particularly enticing to him. And when he spoke with the owner about why she was inspired to open up shop, she told him that she was hoping to give Hawaiian expats li ... More >>
The simit tastes pretty good, but is it actually a bagel? Above: the whole wheat simit A neophyte chain called Simit Smith has introduced a new sort of bagel to the Upper West Side. In Turkey, it's known as a simit, but there are a half-dozen other names for it in the Middle East, Greece, Romani ... More >>
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And you thought Mitt Romney saying that windows on planes should be openable was the dumbest remark of the year! Well, here comes Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro demonizing Lady Gaga as some kind of Reefer Madness-style villain because she was photographed smoking a joint in Amsterda ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today, Graham Rayman tells a sordid story of sex, power, and text messaging involving a Palisades Interstate Parkway police officer's relationship with a Brooklyn woman, writing: "During the course of her interaction with the Palisades cops in 2010, she had an affair with ... More >>
This just in: Picture the Homeless says that its funding has been frozen because of a New York Post story claiming that the non-profit, which received $240,000 from the city in recent years, taught people how to illegally squat. The funding fracas started when Andres Perez, a board member of the Br ... More >>
Beets and goat cheese as a combination may be lowbrow-despicable, joining meatballs and anything with truffle oil as over the hill, over-saturated, and oft mocked menu items. However, beets aren't leaving the table anytime soon, in fact, it's tempting to say they're making a comeback. Fortunately ... More >>
Yesterday we spoke with Telepan chef Bill Telepan about Chefs Make Change, a new coalition to help reform school lunches. Today we return to restaurant Bill as he tells us what it's like helming the kitchen. Would you say that your culinary point of view has changed over the years? No, the feel of ... More >>
Smell that? It's the scent of Mamajuana wafting through Manhattan's streets. No, not that herbal aroma, that's something else entirely. Chef Ricardo Cardona (Sofrito) is taking his Dominican-Spanish cuisine and branching out from his original Inwood location. His second spot, on Amsterdam at 88t ... More >>
Joseph Keckler puts a spell on you
Rijcken on the Brooklyn Bridge, in the outfit she was later stopped in.What did we learn last week? It's legal to be topless in public in New York City! The police even said so. Yet there is plenty of other prudishness to contend with, given a recent story, which we originally read on Lovely ... More >>
Just because the notion of pie as the new cupcakes proved to be a bit of a non-starter, that doesn't mean that bakers aren't still bound and determined to build businesses upon it. To wit: Pie Corps, the new pie company that will be making its debut at this Sunday's New Amsterdam Market.
Best eats at the New Amsterdam Market this weekend: Sunday gravy boat ($6) from Table Tales Cafe, featuring braised pork and beef, sausage, and meatballs lodged in a hollowed-out bread. Gone is the extravagant New Amsterdam Market of last autumn, featuring dozens upon dozens of vendors and t ... More >>
apol3/FlickrDrink it, live it.Between pickles, New Amsterdam, and the Grub/Hester Street festival, there are already plenty of ways to stuff your face this weekend. And now, in honor of Oktoberfest, here are two more.
Trust us, this looks way more appetizing than an actual eel.Back in May, the New Amsterdam Market commandeered the Marble Cemetery for a fundraiser showcasing a variety of wild botanicals from Vermont. On Sunday, the Vermont food gatherers will return to the market, and they'll have plenty of ... More >>
Nine 11 Thesaurus. Photo by Santiago Felipe.In this week's Village Voice, Andy Beta profiles Bushwick teen rap ensemble Nine 11 Thesaurus and the after-school program that produced them, Ray Cummings talks with Brooklyn noise pop band Sisters, Eavvon O'Neal on Salem and witch house, and Adam ... More >>
Community Board One voted last night 24-to-11 (with two abstentions) not to push for landmark status of 45-47 Park Place. That location is set to be the home of the formerly named Cordoba House, the $100 million mosque and interfaith cultural center just a couple blocks from where the World Trade Ce ... More >>
In a shocking twist, it turns out that the nastiest oil story of the week goes to a company called Trafigiura that, back in 2006, had the brilliant idea of transporting their illegal toxic sludge to the Ivory Coast where they could all forget about all about it and "get their lives back." Mea ... More >>
Where curds and kimchi meet and mingle. For those of us who spent a certain portion of last summer consuming Anne Saxelby's grilled cheese sandwiches at the Brooklyn Flea, the news that she would not return for this season's market was cause for, if not mourning, then certainly disappointmen ... More >>
David ShankboneGet a load of this email thread between Gary Hall (aka drag star Shequida) and Delta Airlines over terrible service that caused Hall to miss his flight and forfeit big sums of money. In return, they offered him 100 smackers. And he smacked them right back down!
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Movie star Bruce Willis is set to acquire 3.3 percent of Belvedere vodka, as part of a long-term investment, although the actor won't get a seat on the company's board of directors. [Wall Street Journal] The Red Hook Winery is selling its first vintage at Brooklyn Wine Exchange on Court Stre ... More >>
High ambitions from a Low Land
In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage to the New World, the city's been doing all sorts of Dutch-themed things this week, including building New Amsterdam Village, a replica of a Dutch village, in Bowling Green Park. Among all of the windmills and stroopwafels, ther ... More >>
artichokeheart.wordpress.comFork in the Road has been eagerly awaiting the return of the New Amsterdam Market, Robert LaValva's labor of locavore love. The market, which comes to the South Street Seaport this Sunday, will run once a month through December, and feature some 80 regional artisan ... More >>
September? How'd that happen? The local political endorsements are flying thick and fast, as are emails from operatives desiring they be publicized. Today Bill Thompson got his first newspaper endorsement -- from the Amsterdam News. Ha! Bloomberg's got two dozen of those, and the Voice is c ... More >>
thoughtsonthetable.wordpress.comAmong the many matters that Robert LaValva must attend to before his New Amsterdam Market returns to the South Street Seaport next month is that of cake. Specifically, the kind of cake that may or may not be sold at the stand run by Saltie's, the new bakery fro ... More >>
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