Just a few weeks ago, beloved Lower East Side chocolatier Roni-Sue's (148 Forsyth Street, 212-677-1216) ventured beyond its Essex Street Market stomping grounds and into a stand-alone retail location on Forsyth Street. In addition to soon-to-launch classes, the sibling space is offering coffee, hot ... More >>
If it seems early for us to be hawking "perfect holiday presents," keep in mind that the Christmas commercials are already airing, department stores are telling us that the shoes we want for ourselves are actually great gifts for other people, and here in New York, the Winter Village at Bryant Park, ... More >>
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Photo courtesy Franklin BeckerFranklin Becker still loves chicken wings on game day...but grilled onesYesterday we spoke with Franklin Becker, the chef at both Abe & Arthur's and Lexington Brass, who told us all about revamping the menu at Abe & Arthur's and what food trends are here to stay. ... More >>
Michael Psilakis, chef/owner of FishTag, is going to be jumping into some new culinary terrain. Literally. Eater reports that BBC America is launching a television program called No Kitchen Required, which will be "a culinary competition" in which three chefs get dropped by helicopter into unfamilia ... More >>
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Ricki Rosen for NYT"The tall man in the velvet fedora and knee-length black jacket with ritual fringes" taking "long, swift strides toward the Western Wall" in today's New York Times is not Knicks basketball star Amare Stoudemire, who discovered his Hebrew roots over the summer. It's Brooklyn ... More >>
The Signature Theatre and Michael Grief remount Tony Kushner's seminal play
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Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! A Craft-y Thanksgiving Hours: 2:00pm-8:00pm Sure, it's not mom's green bean casserole. But you could do worse than Tom Colicchio's Thanksgiving dinner ($115). An amuse-bouche of spi ... More >>
One of William Dean's delectables.Bowls of cacao beans, vats of liquid chocolate, and stacks of truffles invaded the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this past weekend as the Chocolate Show touched down in New York. French event planners Sylvie Douce and Francoise Jeantet have taken their tra ... More >>
Though Shyne was indeed scheduled to get out of prison yesterday, his reps told MTV News that the Brooklyn MC had instead been placed in the hands of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement "at an unspecified facility in Western New York State." Because god forbid we as a country harbor rapp ... More >>
sudeep1106/flickrAccording to a report from Bloomberg, Cadbury's popular Dairy Milk bars will carry Fair Trade certification, beginning this week. The British company, responding to rising demand in the U.K. for ethically sourced products, will use Fair Trade cocoa and sugar from Ghana and Belize, r ... More >>
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The explosion of two novelty grenades outside the British Consulate this morning has all of New York wondering: Why would anyone bomb the British? I mean, they're so nice, Coldplay rocks, and "The Office" is really funny! But, dear Watson, it turns out we have more suspects than the British road n ... More >>
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