• Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Mezini Opens in Park Slope With Oysters and Italian Food

    Despite its traditional billing as a winter item, a platter of oysters is ideal for summer snacking on a patio (and with modern fishing practices, you can enjoy the shellfish this time of year without worrying, too). Perhaps that's why the raw offerings have been such a popular draw at Mezini, the I ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013
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    April 16, 2013

    Dollar Pizza Reconsidered

    Hey, the pizza here is really good! A thought-provoking piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday by Sophia Hollander ("Economics, Sliced") bemoaned the decline of the neighborhood pizza slice, especially in Manhattan, and blamed it pretty squarely on the dollar slice joints, also fingering gourm ... More >>

  • News

    January 30, 2013

    Invasion Of The Charter Schools

    Former City Councilmember Eva Moskowitz, with Bloomberg's union-busting blessing, is pushing her Success Academy edu-franchise into Brooklyn. The natives aren't buying.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Updates from NYC Restaurants Still Closed After Sandy

    From the Seaport to Staten Island, we'll be checking in with restaurants all over the city that were hit by Sandy and updating you on their struggles and recoveries. Email us to tell us more about your reopening or rebuilding efforts. Puglia by the Sea sat right on the water in Staten Island, and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    5 Best West Village Wine Bars

    In theory, I should love wine bars -- I drink a lot of wine, and I often trade evenings in my dinky, NYC apartment for nights out. But I often cringe when I hear the term, since every restaurant proprietor takes poetic license to call their beverages a "wine list" and their establishment a "wine bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2012

    Burrata From Faicco's, and How It Got There

    Burrata is Dish #38 in our countdown (serving suggestion shown) Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. Edward Faicco from Sorrento, Italy -- just southwest of Na ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 5, 2012
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    August 9, 2012

    10 Tips for Wine Rookies

    Welcome to Unscrewed, your weekly antidote to wine-related malaise. Allow me to introduce myself with a list: 10 of my best tips for revitalizing your personal wine program or becoming a better drinker. 1. Be curious. There is no shame in learning, only in pretending to know what you don't. 2. Or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    A Quick Look at Jamie Bissonnette & Ken Oringer's Boston Restaurant Coppa

    Coppa's beef heart, bone marrow, lovage, and grated horseradish pizza -- and you can't get anything quite like it here. [See More On the Road: Robert in Kansas City | Weirdest Food Truck in San Francisco News on Eater that the celebrated Boston chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer had their he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Lidia Bastianich's Felidia: a Revisit

    ​The muti-fish tutto crudo was a sort of crunchy raw fish salad. Three years ago I published a long-winded account of a taping of Iron Chef America that I'd witnessed a year earlier. It featured chef Fortunato Nicotra of Lidia Bastianich's restaurant Felidia in a battle against Iron Chef Ma ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 28, 2011

    Osteria Cotta Boots Up

    A new osteria gives you a little bit of a lot of Italy

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Old Vs. New: An Early Report on Food at the San Gennaro Festival, 2011

    ​April Bloomfield of The Breslin is one of the new food saints at the Feast of San Gennaro, and this delicious pork tonnato sandwich is her benediction. For over 100 years, the street scarf at New York City's Italian religious festivals remained the same: hot or sweet pork sausages, grilled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Our 10 Best Loaves of Bread in NYC

    ​The rustic loaves at Balthazar are cradled in a birch branch. As Pablo Neruda says: "The best poet is the man who delivers our daily bread: the local baker." And indeed he was right. Little gives as much pleasure as a freshly baked loaf, and here are the 10 that please us most. Note that th ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 18, 2011

    Spasso Lets You Ciao Down

    Some laid-back Italian charm eases into the West Village

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Coming to Avenue B: Beltrami Foods, an Italian Restaurant

    Beltrami Foods will bring regional Italian cooking to Avenue B.​ Included in the agenda for Community Board 3's SLA meeting tonight is Beltrami Foods, an Italian restaurant that's set to occupy the long-dormant storefront on 14-16 Avenue B, at the corner of 2nd Street.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Elvis Impersonators, One Mentally Challenged, Pay Tribute to the King's Birthday

    To celebrate Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, Free Family Residences and Essential Enterprises (FREE), which cares for people with disabilities, brought some Elvis impersonators to Osso Bucco on University Place -- including one of FREE's own residents, Steven Malerba (described by the program's Gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Cooking with Italian Grandmas; Eating Sushi with a Concierge

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! SLOW U: Cooking with Nonna, Cenone di Natale ($45) Astor Center November 30 Who cooks better than Italian Grandmas? Not too many people, according to Rossella Rago, host of the onli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Donatella Arpaia on the New Mia Dona and Finally Pleasing Her Mother

    From Mia Dona's new menu: Fava puree with chicory​ "My mother doesn't really like the food in my restaurants," says Donatella Arpaia. "She didn't even like the food in my father's restaurants. She only likes her food," referring to the cuisine of Puglia, where her mother grew up. But now, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    What to 'B' to Ivo & Lulu

    Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a few good wines under $20 to pair with the food at a nearby BYOB restaurant. This week, we talk to Jim Kuhner of Vestry Wines (65 Vestry Street) about what to bring to Franco-Caribbean neighborhood favorite Ivo & ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 31, 2008

    Gambling and Gourmandizing at Colandrea New Corner Restaurant

    Red and alive in Brooklyn's Dyker Heights

  • Dining

    March 27, 2007

    Wine Whine

    More than just panini and prosciutto, but less than we might have hoped

  • Dining

    February 21, 2006

    Apulia Redux

    New South Brooklyn restaurant reflects southern Italian roots

  • NYC Life

    January 3, 2006

    A Year in Food Shopping

    Top ten food finds of 2005

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    May 10, 2005


    New Clinton Street trattoria kicks the Spotted Pig's ass

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    June 1, 2004

    Worth the Splurge

    Top 100 Italian Restaurants

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    June 1, 2004
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    June 10, 2003

    Priest vs. Godzilla

    Italian American in New Utrecht

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    November 27, 2001
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    December 21, 1999