"I've learned that giving up is not my choice," says Ngam chef-owner Hong Thaimee as she reflects on the journey that brought her from Chiang Mai to owning New York City restaurant Ngam (99 Third Avenue, 212-777-8424).
Three new spots try the other Thai
Welcome to the doldrums of winter. Unless you spend your weekends driving to the mountains, you're probably dreaming of warm, exotic locales to escape to during these blustery months. But don't imagine bland lagers and coconut cocktails -- the old drinks of tropical travels -- because more tourists ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.
Andy Ricker draws Thai-food lovers to Truckland, Brooklyn
Ian Chalermkittichai, formerly of Kittichai and currently at Ember Room, is taking over at Spot Dessert Bar from Pichet Ong. Chalermkittichai also recently opened a dessert bar in Bangkok. [Zagat Buzz] Dominique Ansel, the ex-pastry chef at Daniel, is opening Dominique Ansel Bakery this October, wh ... More >>
Rock 'n' rollin' with the Wasabi Arctic Surf Clams The dog days of summer started barking prematurely this year, as heat and pollution settled on the city last Friday like a filthy shag carpet. What to eat during this difficult period? A thick steak is probably the last thing you want, the ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The East Village's Wai? Café has closed and will be replaced by Sa Aming Nayon, serving "authentic Filipino cuisine." [EV Grieve] Havana Central is closing its Union Square location as part o ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 15, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 7 Home from the war by Joe Shea CLARK AIR FORCE BASE, Philippines -- He was a tall, blond, and heavy man who breezed into the bar around 2 a.m. in a rumpled blue polo shirt. He ordered a Coke and we t ... More >>
greenprophet.com In a food culture that constantly seeks out the rare and arcane, insects constitute the final frontier. Though you can readily find pig ears, fiddleheads, sea urchins, foie gras, and truffles on menus all over town, season permitting, where would you go to find bugs?
The noted Las Vegas Thai joint chances New York City
As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just inv ... More >>
via the Daily NewsThe 17-year-old daughter of Eric John, the U.S. ambassador to Thailand, died tragically early this morning after a late night of partying at Tenjune in the Meatpacking District followed by drinks at a friend's Midtown high-rise apartment.
Bravotv.comA little something up his contempo Bangkok sleeve.... Annnd we were right: Former Top Chef winner and Perilla co-owner Harold Dieterle is indeed opening a restaurant in the former Philippe Chow Express space. The Times reports it will be serving "contemporary Thai fare in a casual ... More >>
No pig's blood, but plenty of flavors on 34th Street
Hollywood's voyage to the Third Dimension is continuing apace with announced plans to re-release newly 3-D-ized versions of 2001, Star Wars, and The Passion of the Christ, but the first 3-D musical -- an all-star remake of The Sound of Music -- is proving to be more difficult than anticipated ... More >>
In October, it was noted that Kurve, Andy Yang's infamously nonsensical neon Thai restaurant on Second Avenue, had altered its service to include a daily, $7.95 all-you-can-eat buffet. But now, it looks like it's altered its name.
One of travel's greatest pleasures is wandering in food shops frequented by locals--whether it's a supermarket, a cheese shop, or a spice merchant. A busy market is a reprieve from the tourist's whirlwind of restaurant-eating, where you can catch a glimpse of people's everyday food lives. ... More >>
Hmm. The presumption was suicide, but now it is being suggested that David Carradine's death might be homicide, or just a good time gone wrong. Police in Bangkok say the now-famous curtain cords were tied around Carradine's neck and genitals, suggesting auto-erotic asphyxia. A Thai forensics specia ... More >>
The next threat to the Queens hegemony
On the mysterious, mesmerizing, and politically defiant globe-trotting record label Sublime Frequencies
They got it bad, and that ain't good.
More Toronto highlights, from Nazis to anarchists
Bokaer gets physical, digital, and naked
Shopping ethnic: Chinatown vs. Whole Foods
Ko Girls, Paddle Battles, and Talking Guns
Federally Funded Missionaries Threaten a Southeast Asian Culture
Garment Workers Face Down Cops in Slave-Labor Uniforms
The Fall Fashion Magazines
With In The Mood For Love, Art-House Auteur Wong Kar-Wai Goes in Search of Lost Time
Building Toward a Political Sports Movement
''At Kurfew, the revelers sloppy-kiss as if their only romantic experience was from watching Freddie Prinze Jr. movies.''