There is perhaps no better reason to wake up at a semi-respectable hour on the weekends than brunch, and perhaps no better excuse to get a head start on a sugar rush than a well-deserved serving of French toast. Between egg-soaked brioche, butter, and sugar, we'd bet even your friends who adhere to ... More >>
Over the summer chef Danny Mena of Hecho en Dumbo made his second foray into cosmopolitan Mexican cuisine with Sembrado (432 East 13th Street, 212-729-4206) in the East Village. The space is slim and sleek, with brushed metal chairs, an exposed brick wall, and a mural of dark, psychedelic flowers at ... More >>
The fast-food Mexican format that offers quick mindfully-assembled tacos, tortas, and burritos is so popular in the western end of our country, but it has yet to take hold this far east. Unlike big-branch conglomerates serving slop, these types of restaurants serve streamlined Mexican fare, and the ... More >>
In this series, Seamless Warrior John Luong reviews meals ordered from the Internet. One of the numerous pitfalls of loading the Wikipedia homepage is discovering holidays of such obscurity that not even natives of the locale celebrating the occasions are aware of their existence. Such was the case ... More >>
Hot Bread Kitchen development director Molly Crossin is proud of her bakery's tortilla maker. "To me, this machine really illustrates the growth of the program," Crossin says, motioning to a hulking apparatus that can produce tens of thousands of tortillas in a day. The machine makes 200 dozen per h ... More >>
April Bloomfield and Roberto Santibañez team up, Mexican-style
Your dinner gets laid in Jersey City
It's been such good year for eating in New York! Here, the Fork team looks back at some of the very best things we ate in 2012, from rice porridge with uni in the West Village, to dreamy cheese fries upstate, and homemade bread pudding. Share your best bites in the comments or tell us about them o ... More >>
Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on the eighth day. Whose ... More >>
Dish #33 is a charred, sweet-savory delight 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.
RYU, a Japanese restaurant in the meatpacking district by Scott Disick from Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is launching a snack window on September 8. And if you want to catch a glimpse of Kourtney Kardashian's squeeze, Disick himself will be serving at the window this Saturday. The window, locat ... More >>
A visit to one of the city's most evolved taquerias
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. [See More 100 Dishes: Pea Shoot and Snap Pea Salad at Roman's, Dish #76 | Bhel Puri at Desi Galli, Dish #77]
[See More Recipes: STK Burger | Homemade Smoothies] This week, chef Nickolas Kipper of Maslow 6 Wine Bar shares his recipe for swordfish tacos with salsa fresca. Kipper, who moved to New York from Kansas City, MO in 2010, cooked at Bouley and Tenpenny.
[See More Interviews: North Fork Table & Inn's Gerry Hayden | Travis Post of Yunnan Kitchen] Yesterday, Peter Endriss told us about opening a permanent bakery in Gowanus, baking at Per Se, and working 35 hours a weekend. We follow up today with part two of our chat with the gifted baker. He shares ... More >>
Since their launch, Num Pang has attracted a cult-like following for their Cambodian sandwiches. Another version of bahn mi, Num Pang sandwiches are known from their crisp baguettes and uniquely balanced combination of flavors. The sandwich shop was started up by Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz. The ... More >>
California expats find themselves a clubhouse in NYC
'Wichcraft recently added two new sandwiches to its menu: a roasted mushroom frittata with cheddar cheese on ciabatta, and a roasted chicken topped with braised kale on a roll. But we're most excited about the return of some of our favorite sandwiches, like a Gruyère grilled cheese, which 'wich ... More >>
The past and present of a legendary soggy sandwich
With their chocolate covered baguette slices, P.Q. has found a way to turn shit into Shinola. Just because we're making Xmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa gift suggestions, doesn't mean we can't make fun of the very gifts we're recommending. We're schizy that way. And here's a case in point.
The "meat ball baguette" at Chatham Square's Thien Huong. The city is undergoing a cheap Vietnamese food renaissance, led by the signature soup pho, and the signature sandwich banh mi, and both are now available in many neighborhoods outside of Chinatowns. Last week, we reported on an exem ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyNot your typical meatball hero. Better.For a while now, our go-to meatball hero has been the chicken meatball and mozzarella topped with mushroom gravy from the Meatball Shop. It's savory and cheesy and a big satisfying bite. But then we stumbled across the Ukrainian meatball ... More >>
Rebecca Marx The pan-bagnat is what a tuna sandwich is called if you happen to be eating it on the French Riviera. (And if you do, well, lucky you.) Much like the salad Niçoise, another specialty of Nice and its environs, it partners tuna with chopped hard-boiled egg and a generous qua ... More >>
photo by Michael TulipanLe Comptoir's French Toast Crème Brûlée Don't you love having dessert for breakfast? At Le Comptoir, in Williamsburg, chef-owner Sebastien Chamaret has been serving his French Toast Crème Brûlée since he opened the restaurant last year. He shares his recipe for t ... More >>
The rustic loaves at Balthazar are cradled in a birch branch. As Pablo Neruda says: "The best poet is the man who delivers our daily bread: the local baker." And indeed he was right. Little gives as much pleasure as a freshly baked loaf, and here are the 10 that please us most. Note that th ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyFight night!!! When coming up with this week's Battle of the Dishes, we thought, let's take this battle beyond the same old taste-taste and make it a bona fide battle. As in, let's FIGHT. It was Breaking Bread Week here at Fork in the Road, so obviously what better tool for jo ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Bien CuitZachary Golper and Kate Wheatcroft display some of the fruits of their labor.Last month, Zachary Golper and his wife, Kate Wheatcroft, opened the doors to Bien Cuit, their brand-new bakery on Smith Street. The couple came to New York from Philadelphia, where Golper ... More >>
Chef Aaron Chambers' Andalusian gazpacho treads on Italian territory. Gazpacho has become a standard on summer menus around town, a dish that, in its original form in Spain's southern province of Andalusia, is made with just a few simple ingredients, including crushed tomatoes, olive oil, c ... More >>
A new Sri Lankan restaurant slings hoppers, woodapples, and pittu
Rebecca MarxWelcome to the 2011 Edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of the dishes we've stumbled on that we're fond of -- old standbys and new finds alike. Over the ensuing weeks, we'll be counting these down leading up to our Best of 2011 Issue -- and see ... More >>
Rebecca Marx It had been awhile since we'd been into Peels, but yesterday, remembering the bliss we'd found in Shuna Fish Lydon's St. Louis Sticky Gooey Cake, we decided to remedy the situation.
cbertel/FlickrA veritable eon after La Esquina made tacos safe for the bottle service set, the "trendy taqueria" seems to still be a thing.
Goat TownGoat Town has gone and gotten itself a new chef.
Chantal MartineauThe namesake taco. Cochinita, the new taco joint in Clinton Hill, is already causing quite a stir. The diminutive restaurant is often packed and would-be patrons have been spotted lingering outdoors when it's forced to close to, well, make more tortillas. We checked out the g ... More >>
Bell Book & Candle's Patty Melt BurgerWith Memorial Day so near, we were hoping to break out the grill sooner than later. But with such a relentlessly rain-filled forecast, we might have to settle for flipping the season's first burger in a pan instead. Whatever the weather, why not lay your ... More >>
Don't get the delicious red guajillo chile sauce on your sleeve. It will never wash out. Ever since immigration from southern Mexico began in the 1980s due to prolonged drought, Mexican food around here has been getting better and better, as more fresh ingredients have been imported, and ma ... More >>
Although the yellow glare and malfunctioning camera lens don't do it any justice, the whitefish salad platter at B&H Dairy is an excellent way consume a week's worth of marine life.
Mexicans and the dark side
Plus average cabbage at Nikki Cascone's new Jewish restaurant
We tried in vain to calculate how many goats the massive barbacoa pot held at El Jarochito. Alongside Sunset Park, East Elmhurst, and Corona, Brighton Beach and Coney Island are collectively becoming one of the foremost destinations for southern Mexican food. That was confirmed last weekend ... More >>
Rebecca Marx A cake so sticky it had to be emphasized twice, the St. Louis Sticky Gooey Cake at Peels pays loving tribute to the St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake, a concoction invented - depending on who's telling the story - in the early 1940s at either the Koppe Bakery or the St. Louis Pastries ... More >>
As the photo above suggests, the good folks at Northern Spy Food Co. are serious about their roughage. Order the restaurant's kale salad and you will indeed get kale, served in an abundant enough quantity to put the salutary benefits of wheatgrass juice to hot-cheeked shame. But it's to the ... More >>
The so-called kachori chat at the new Jackson Diner -- no kachori in sight, but good nonetheless. Long ago and far away (well, Jackson Heights, Queens), there was once a tiny café called Jackson Diner. The proprietors had taken over a Greek diner near the corner of 74th Street and 35th Aven ... More >>
Nordic grains repose beneath the cucumbers.National Sandwich Day may have come and gone, but the New Amsterdam Market will carry the flame next Sunday, Nov. 14, with its smørrebrød table. Smørrebrød, pronounced "smoe-bruth," are Danish open-faced sandwiches made wi ... More >>
Jackson Heights serves up a South Asian two-for-one
Black magic women
Chinatown's new banh mi parlor turns to France for inspiration
Our rollicking crew checks out a couple of Brooklyn taquerías