Stand up for Ai Weiwei at PEN American center’s protest
It can be extraordinarily expensive to eat out in this town, yet most of us head to a restaurant (or online to Seamless) for every meal. Save a few pennies with this week's round-up of cheap eats, which includes Korean fried chicken, a cheap plate of pasta, and a Vietnamese delicacy.
One of these dishes is #17 in our countdown, but which one? 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. A few days ago, Fork in the Road detailed how Northern Chinese B ... More >>
An assortment of brochettes from this innovative Chinatown barbecue cart is Dish #22 in our countdown. 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. It was only five year ... More >>
What does soy sauce look like when it's underneath a microscope? Apparently like golden crystals. This photo, part of the 46th Annual Nikon Small World Competition, was taken by Yanping Wang from the Beijing Planetarium.
Chinatown Duck from Li's Restaurant (136 Avenue C, 212-677-6003)
Where the hell did the fortune cookie come from, anyway? How they were invented is a matter of some dispute, not where they were invented -- which was California. The magic happened approximately 100 years ago, when a Japanese company in that state decided to make a modern American version of a te ... More >>
If the name of this dish could be properly written, it might read Soupy Mass of Chicken in a Wok, which describes perfectly what it is.
The peanut Pure Snowy at Snopo Last week, Counter Culture rode the long silvery escalators downstairs to the humongous new food court at the New World Mall in Flushing. Obviously, would couldn't eat everything at the 28 stalls -- many of which offered multiple specialties -- but we did sam ... More >>
Will the Chinese star's detention force the art world to better confront human rights?
A New York Times veteran of nearly two decades, Bob Herbert is leaving the Op-Ed page, the paper announced in a memo on Friday. Saturday will be his last column. Herbert's resignation comes in the wake of Frank Rich's departure for New York magazine after nearly three-decades in various roles ... More >>
toxel.com1. Vending machine from Japan turns shopping for seafood into a game of skillWhen Fork in the Road Beijing correspondent Lillian Chou wrote to tell us about a new Chinese vending machine that dispensed hairy crabs kept alive at barely above-zero temps, it got us thinking about other ... More >>
Coincident with the publication of the Voice's annual Best Of issue, we hereby finish up with our 100 Dishes to Eat Now. Thanks for paying attention! And please scour the list of all 100 on the last page of this post, to ferret out those dishes you may have missed. Today's Pick: Fatty Beef C ... More >>
Jaden Smith will never catch a fly with chopsticks
Oh, hello! What is that piece of flesh looking up at me? Xi'an Famous Foods' "Spicy and Tingly Lamb Face Salad" might be the most perfect summer meal: shredded scallions, green chiles, sprouts, and a catalog of variety meats from the facial area, immersed in a gritty red sauce with lots of a ... More >>
From L.A. to Bali, city workers film mayor touting himself at your expense
King among bread bakers, Jim Lahey was a co-founder of Sullivan Street Bakery, but, apparently, he always longed to make pizza. You can get an excellent slice of pizza at the bakery, but it comes in big rectangular sheets (potato, mushroom, or the fabled pizza bianca), and is served at roo ... More >>
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