This week, Angelica Kitchen (300 East 12th Street, 212-228-2909) owner Leslie McEachern rang the digital alarm with an email informing patrons of the 38-year-old East Village stalwart's battle against raised rents, bemoaning that "Angelica's is at risk of becoming a casualty of the business climate ... 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 >>
Net awesomeness Mock meat perplexes. Sometimes, the texture comes out pitch-perfect -- like Angelica Kitchen's homemade seitan. Other times, the fake flesh winds up both stringy and rubbery -- like Tofurky. Seafood, in particular, presents many challenges to vegetarian chefs. For starters, ... More >>
For vegetarians and vegans, holiday mains often disappoint -- and with good reason. Tofurky, a much-loathed turkey substitute, tastes neither of tofu or turkey, and tends to have the vibe of a rubbery, freezer-burnt salt lick. Soy sausages, another popular go-to for herbivores, can have a plastic ... More >>
Isnt bean curd the blandest substance on earth? Not on your life!
The Village VoiceYou won't find booze (or meat) on Angelica Kitchen's menu. But will it make our top 10? It's time to get drinking again now that the grace period for New Year's resolutions has ended. (Who really keeps their do-gooder promises past February 1? Anyone?) Ordering off the wine ... More >>
Photo courtesy of John's Italian RestaurantJohn's Italian Restaurant has been serving red-sauce Italian-American food since 1908, but now it seems that it's taken a cue from Angelica Kitchen, its next-door neighbor on East 12th Street. According to Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, the restauran ... 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 ... Rebe ... More >>
Although the arrival of gray, clammy weather has a way of driving people either to the bar or to the pill bottle, a more appetizing - and affordable - source of succor can be found in Angelica Kitchen's three-bean chili.
Robert SietsemaSapthagiri's kanchipuram idli. While New York has no scarcity of excellent vegetarian food, actual vegetarian restaurants are in shorter supply, and categorically superb vegetarian restaurants are an even rarer breed. Or so it would appear if you limit your search only to plac ... More >>
A sushi assortment from Kanoyama shimmers, with huge eel filets slithering down the center of the plate. The East Village is swarming with restaurants, many of them excellent. The mixture is as eclectic as anywhere in town, with 30 or so ethnicities represented, and price levels ranging from ... More >>
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