The southern Mexican food is fine at El Jalapeno, but maybe you'd rather go for the opulent nachos regulares, shaped like a sunflower.
To look at the neighborhood today, with its bustling commercial strips, tidy frame houses, apartment towers, and plentiful parks, you wouldn't know Elmhurst was fo ... More >>
Voice critic Tejal Rao was nominated for the James Beard Foundation's Craig Claiborne award for distinguished restaurant reviews and the award ceremony is tonight! Meanwhile, you can catch up on reading the critic's three nominated reviews below:
Is that strawberry jam -- or real blood?
This via Incredible Things (where else?) via Tracy Van Dyk: an artist who works in a bakery in Ratchaburi, Thailand -- a suburb just southwest of Bangkok -- has invented a product made out of bread dough that looks exactly like bloody body parts.
Yesterday we talked to Claire Handleman, who cooks at Del Posto and blogs about her constant travels at Passport to Eat, about how she fell in love with Thai cuisine and the best papaya salad she's ever eaten. Today, she talks about fine dining in Bangkok, Del Posto's Italian cuisine and whe ... More >>
Everyone loves to travel; not everyone, however, lives to travel. During most of the year, Claire Handleman pays the rent working at Del Posto, the Bastianich-Batali Italian juggernaut that won four stars from the New York Times last year. Every winter, she packs up her bags and spends at le ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Lauren Shockey orders her food "Thai hot" at the East Village offshoot of Queens restaurant Zabb Elee and is delighted to find a menu that "traverses a maze of sour, tangy, and piquant flavors, each brighter than the next."
Sam Sifton shocks the New York restaurant scene by ... More >>
Cute, not good for luggage.In the craziest tale of an animal smuggler we've heard this year, a man was busted in Thailand with the following in his luggage:
1. 2 baby leopards
2. 2 baby panthers
3. a baby bear
4. 2 baby macaque monkeys
The next time you find yourself grumbling over the weekend crowds clogging the average New York City greenmarket, consider this: at least you don't have to worry about being run over by a commuter train.
Seven years after opening its doors in the Meatpacking District, Spice Market is expanding to London. Jean-Georges Vongerichten will export his Southeast Asian restaurant to the city's W Hotel on February 14, with Vong veteran Tim Tolley as the chef de cuisine. If the above image ... More >>
Real tiger cubEarlier this week we informed you that 1 out of 4 grown, adult men travel with their favorite widdle stuffed bear or doggie on business trips. We don't think, however, that this was what was intended by that study. A Thai woman at Bangkok airport headed for Iran was just busted ... More >>
• BP (and dozens of other oil companies) were allowed to drill in the Gulf without getting required federal permits, "despite strong warnings from that agency about the impact the drilling was likely to have." Also, scientists are saying the size of the spill has been underestimated, while ... More >>
No doubt it has a beguiling name, but did Thai Pot make our top 10?
It wasn't too long ago that New Yorkers had to hang their heads in shame when we compared our collection of Southeast Asian restaurants with those in Los Angeles. And our experience of the cooking of Thailand's nort ... More >>
Ogilvy & Mather in Bangkok designed this and other hand-drawn ads for Wusthof knives. The idea behind the campaign is that the knives are so sharp you can skin an animal just like peeling an apple--in one long, hairy strip.
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In this week's Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Summer Arts Guide: Stacey Anderson on the constantly curious and enduringly romantic Malian duo Amadou & Mariam, Jed Lipinski on author Lawrence Osborne's delightfully vulgar Bangkok Days, Aaron Hillis in conversation with Surveillance director Jennif ... More >>
Here is the visual evidence of four wonderful meals at the new Thai restaurant Ayada, which focuses on the cusine of Bangkok, but tips its metaphorical hat to other regions of the country as well.
The appetizer called "raw shrimp" amazed us -- it was a Japanese sashimi adapted for Tha ... More >>