After Harold Dieterle walked away victorious from the first season of Bravo's Top Chef, people expected him, he says, to open a massive restaurant in Times Square, one where he could put himself onstage in an open kitchen and smile benevolently down upon his fans. That's not his personality, though, ... More >>
Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from our Cookbook of the Week columnist, Hannah Palmer Egan. So, it's the holidays. And if you're a busy New Yorker like the rest of us, thinking through the gifting gauntlet ... More >>
Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>
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Request "African Art at the MoMA." Pics by Andrew Friedman, more below.Gordon Voidwell The Apollo Saturday, October 16 Better Than: That show about race and the workplace that's sometimes on PBS at 5 a.m. "Tonight, we're gonna ask a lot of questions and not answer them," warned Gordon Voidw ... More >>
Chef KevRemember that Very Special Episode of Top Chef when Kevin Gillespie won the opportunity to compete for Team USA in the next Bocuse d'Or? Well, like so much else on Top Chef, his involvement with the competition proved illusory.
As shoppers scurried to snatch up last minute gifts inside the Queens Center Mall, local elected officials and community organizations painted the shopping destination's landlord, Macerich, as the latest Grinch in the ongoing fight for living wages -- just days after the city council rejected a ... More >>
Six New York City supermarkets have agreed to pay some $300,000 to baggers who worked in their stores for tips only and no base pay, the state Department of Labor announced yesterday. The supermarkets, located in low-income neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, include a Key F ... More >>
Last Week, Republican state chairman Stephen Minarik called on Attorney General Elliot Spitzer to investigate the nonprofit, tax-exempt Drum Major Institute for being too friendly with Freddy Ferrer. Exhibit A, according to Minarik's letter, was a July 5 press conference condemning English-only repo ... More >>
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