Hey, boys, check out this press release: Marnie Stern's on the market! WIN A RELEASE DATE DATE! Win An All-Expenses Paid Date With Marnie Stern On The Day of Her Album Release: March 19 Hipster guys, are you tired of seeing Marnie Stern have relationships with an endless array of losers and bores? ... More >>
You probably suspected it already, but many national restaurant chains treat their workers badly. Two of the biggest abuses involve discrimination based on race and sex and something called "wage theft," which involves asking workers to do such odd tasks as sorting silverware, filling ketchup bottle ... More >>
The picture-perfect beef on weck sandwich at Mile End Sandwich. It's something of a black eye that New Yorker City dwellers have never quite figured out how to make a beef on weck sandwich until now. Mainly because it's a particular specialty of our sister metropolis of Buffalo, New York -- both c ... More >>
McDonald'sWhat's better than the McRib? Oh, we'll tell you what's better. If you haven't been watching television, reading any food blogs, or paying visits to McDonald's recently, you might not know that the cult favorite McRib sandwich is back. The sandwich stuffs a pork patty (sorry, no act ... More >>
And now, a look back at what was on the menu here at Fork in the Road this week. Bottoms up... it's Friday! We weighed in on that ever-important question: how much should you tip? We rounded up Our 10 Best Beer Bars in the city. The Extraordinary Cookbook author Stefan Gates explained how ... More >>
To reenact this scene, you'd have to travel 1,360.1 miles from the Empire State Building. With his developer-friendly real estate policies, Bloomberg has opened the floodgates to fast-food franchises. Ten years ago we had a fraction of what we have now, and ma-and-pa eateries prevailed at ... More >>
Kreayshawn The Box Thursday, July 21 Better than: Not being in an air-conditioned room. Kreayshawnan Odd Future outlier and Lil' B acolytehas skyrocketed upwards since her arrival on May 16, 2011. In the immediate days after "Gucci Gucci" hit YouTube, she spent time in the studio wi ... More >>
WikipediaPreservationists, look away: the space that was home to Gage & Tollner for 112 years is now Ladies & Gents, a discount jewelry store. Although we're not sure that tacky jewelry is really any worse than the TGI Friday's and Arby's that occupied the site following the historic restaura ... More >>
Just as cocktails came back, it makes sense that the soda fountain (where so many bartenders went to work during Prohibition) is also making a comeback across America. [NY Times] As high-fructose corn syrup is increasingly demonized, chefs around the country are creating their own sodas, ket ... More >>
Soul DaddyJamawn Woods, Restaurateur No MoreSoul Daddy, the winning concept of America's Next Great Restaurant, has shuttered its third and final location, in Minnesota's Mall of America (the New York City location closed a few weeks ago). According to the company, "The restaurant simply was ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science gets on its hands and knees and crawls around, searching the dark world of science and technology. Often terrifying, sometimes humbling, our discoveries will make you run to the nearest 7-11 and stock up on canned goods and doomsday porn. This week, we found a stud ... More >>
Last week, the birth of rap's newest star-to-be happened suddenly. Kreayshawn, a California rapper with Amy Winehouse's tattooes and piercings, Queen Latifah's earrings, and a modified version of Michelle Williams' pixie bob, dropped her video for "Gucci Gucci," and every person who was tweeting abo ... More >>
pbase.comAt one time, Lundy's was the world's largest restaurant, seating 2,800 hungry souls. Shed a tear for Brooklyn's great restaurants of the past. They once defined life in the borough, making it unnecessary to toddle to Manhattan for a lively and memorable night out, and they died as t ... More >>
Monte's isn't the only historic and defunct Brooklyn restaurant that's showing signs of life: Thanks to HBO, Gage & Tollner is also being resurrected, if only for a day or so.
Yes, the sandwich is a prodigious mess -- but that doesn't mean it's not good. Yesterday, I dropped into Bowery Beef (f/k/a Bowery Poetry Club) to grab a mug of Blue Bottle. The staff was sitting around celebrating the fact that the place had just passed its Health Department inspection, an ... More >>
A new study shows that people who eat more trans fats from cheese, milk, or processed foods may have a 48 percent increased risk of depression. [Bloomberg] McDonald's Hamburger University, on the outskirts of Shanghai in China, can be harder to get into than Harvard. [Bloomberg] The Veselka ... More >>
A Smashburger.We've known for a few months that Smashburger has set its sights on Brooklyn, but now Metromix has a few more details about the Denver-based burger chain's intentions. In an interview with the site, Jim Denburg, the guy who intends to bring the chain to Brooklyn, said he's pla ... More >>
WikipediaAdieu, Arby's.Seven months after the Landmarks Preservation Commission-approved Arby's opened in the old Gage & Tollner space on Fulton Mall, it has closed.
Britain's health chief openly attacked Jamie Oliver for the campaign he inspired to make school lunches healthy, claiming that the number of kids eating school meals dropped since the menu overhaul. [NY Daily News] Paolo Urbani, known in Italy as "Re del Tartufo" -- the king of truffles -- d ... More >>
You know it for fridges. Now Sears is looking to sell food, too. The company quietly launched MyGofer on Memorial Day in Manhattan and the Hamptons, which delivers groceries and other goods from its Kmart stores. [Chicago Tribune] Since being voted the best restaurant in the world by San Pel ... More >>
All Whizzed out with no place to go: the roast beef with cheese at Ziggy's. Reinventing Arby's with better ingredients my seem like reinventing the wheel, but that's just what some canny restaurateur has done in Bay Ridge.
The owner of the Santa Monica restaurant that was the target of a sting operation conducted by the team from the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove has been arrested for serving whale meat. [AP] Chris Santos of Stanton Social shops for alternatives to traditional wooden knife blocks, which c ... More >>
Located underneath Interstate 70, Pioneer Pit Beef has a reputation of being the best pit beef joint in town. This weekend I went to Baltimore to visit friends and relatives, but what started out as a quiet mini-vacation ended up as a full-scale eating binge. Here are some of the highlights. ... More >>
WikipediaGage & TollnerBack in 2004. TGI Friday's desecrated took over the space that Gage & Tollner had occupied since 1892, horrifying preservationists, foodie types, and regular people with a sense of decency alike. So when TGI's vacated in 2007 and reports surfaced that Arby's would be th ... More >>
Chex cereal sees about half its annual sales occur in the final three months of the year, when party throwers buy multiple boxes -- Corn, Rice, and Wheat -- to make Chex Mix. The brand is now pushing new microwaveable recipes. [NY Times] Krispy Kreme was sued by Fairfax County earlier this y ... More >>
New research reveals that tomatoes can help you lose weight, as they act as a natural appetite suppressant. [NY Daily News] Kellogg has decided to remove the banner on the front of Rice Krispies boxes that says the cereal "helps support your child's immunity," but failed to cite the San Fran ... More >>
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Ben RowlandDas Racist, not thinking Arby's In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla chats with geniuses behind "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell," otherwise known as Das Racist. J. Pablo takes a stroll through Bed-Stuy with dead prez. Bret Gladstone with the Avett Brothers at I ... More >>
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