Our own Tejal Rao visits former Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen's Lower East Side South Asian restaurant, Pig and Khao, and finds the outcome boisterous and inconsistent. While Cohen's ability to cook is evident in the noodle curry khao soi which is "full of quality crunch and chew," the crispy pata ... More >>
On a trip to Baltimore last week, I stumbled on a Nepalese grocery in the northern reaches of the city that had an attractive display of Lay's potato chips -- but these weren't just any Lay's potato chips. This assortment was from India, where Lay's is aggressively invading the snack food mar ... More >>
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Wednesday, November 9
Better than: Wondering what Bollywood and Hollywood really have in common.
"I'm not sure, but I think the band that played here last night might have spilled beer or something," pondered singer Kiran Ahluwalia, half- ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. This is a compilation of 2010's best local music, lovingly curated by YIMBY columnist Christopher R. Weingarten. See last year's tape here.
R.I.P. Chris Weingarten's old blue trucker hat. Photo by Rebecca ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here.
If the New York Times called Liz Phair's 2003 pop album "an embarrassing form of career suicide," then "Bollywood" is her ghost coming back to toilet paper her grave. After all of indie-rock's circa 2003 hand-wringi ... More >>
Hot stuff.The so-called tandoori comedy by The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi premieres next Friday, November 19, at select theaters in the city. See Today's Special, starring Mandvi, Bollywood star Naseeruddin Shah, and Indian cookbook legend Madhur Jaffey, at the Sunshine Cinema on Houston Stree ... More >>
A rare moment where you could see more than two feet in front of you. Pics by Puja, more below.Every now and then a tribal baritone yell cut through the fog of the Pyramid Club last night, though I was too busy dodging slaps from the man in front of me to seek out the source. A new wave of sm ... More >>
In the latest issue of Time magazine, comedic writer Joel Stein does a profoundly unfunny bit about how families from India have descended upon the New Jersey town where he grew up. "The A&P I shoplifted from is now an Indian grocery. The multiplex where we snuck into R-rated movies now shows ... More >>
Valentine's Day--aka Love, American Style, the Movie--is one of those criss-crossing ensemble pieces starring literally everyone alive who's ever walked the earth and ended up in front of a camera.
In an attempt to satisfy every possible demographic, it has young people, old people, whites, ... More >>