• Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Here's a Taste of the Breakfast at Cafe El Presidente

    At 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the streets of the Flatiron district are bustling with suits, tourists with sky pointed cameras, and bike commuters, who weave through the chaos at an occasionally terrifying clip. Breakfast for most of these early risers comes in clutched paper cups from corner rolling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Explore the Vegetarian Side of Los Angeleno Mexican Food at Taqueria Lower East Side

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Taqueria Lower East Side (198 Orchard Street, 212-677-3910) Neighborhood: Lower East Side Cuisine: Mexican

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Here's What to Order at Cafe El Presidente

    The quilt of melting chihuahua cheese that glues sweet al pastor pork to a gringa Madison comes on a fresh made tortilla -- not the corn kind that has finally been receiving its fair share of attention in NYC, but flour. Cafe el Presidente (30 West 24th Street, 212-242-3491), the new project from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Here's the Key to a Great Taco

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back Tue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Hey, Pete Wells -- There's No Such Thing as Free Bread

    Last week, New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells waxed nostalgic for an era when diners were treated to free bread and water as soon as they sat down at a table. You can still get tap water, Wells acknowledges, but you have to sheepishly ask for it. As for the bread, he writes: ...[T]here's no ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 26, 2014

    Mission Cantina Hits the Sweet Spot for Mexico City-Style Tacos

    Danny Bowien's latest venture flaunts from-scratch tortillas

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Mexico City Expats Will Be Happy at Sembrado

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    In Chelsea Market, Look for the Tacos at Los Tacos No. 1

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Minar Brings Dosa to Your Door

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Bread and Bakers on the Rise at Hot Bread Kitchen

    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 >>

  • Dining

    January 30, 2013

    Tongue These Pig Ears at the Pod Hotel's Salvation Taco

    April Bloomfield and Roberto Santibañez team up, Mexican-style

  • Dining

    January 16, 2013

    Heaven for Eggheads at Chennai Flavors

    Your dinner gets laid in Jersey City

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    The Best Things We Ate in 2012

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #4

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    The Peachy Bacon Flatbread from Home/Made

    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.

  • Dining

    August 22, 2012

    Tacos Cachanilla: Pass Me the Pigskin

    A visit to one of the city's most evolved taquerias

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Cheesy Brioche Buns from Mille-Feuille, Dish #75

    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]

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    How to Make Swordfish Tacos With Salsa Fresca from Maslow 6 Wine Bar

    [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.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Q&A, Part 2: Runner and Stone's Peter Endriss on Brooklyn Flea, "Tart-tening" Up Bread, and NYC's Whole-Grain Movement

    [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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Recipe: Coconut Tiger Shrimp from Num Pang

    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 >>

  • Dining

    April 18, 2012

    Florencia 13: Gangsters Get Their Burritos

    California expats find themselves a clubhouse in NYC

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    'Wichcraft Adds Two New Sandwiches to Menu and Brings Back Old Favorites

    ​ '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 >>

  • Dining

    February 1, 2012

    French Dip, Once Hip

    The past and present of a legendary soggy sandwich

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Chocolate 'Enrobed' Baguette Slices From Pain Quotidien, Gift Suggestion #12

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Introducing the Meatball Hero, Vietnamese Version, at Thien Huong

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Dish No. 22: Épicerie Boulud's Pan Bagnat

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Make Le Comptoir's French Toast Crème Brûlée, Like Chef-Owner Sebastien Chamaret

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Our 10 Best Loaves of Bread in NYC

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Battle of the Baguettes: Amy's Bread vs. Blue Ribbon Bakery

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    For Bien Cuit's Zachary Golper, Sourdough Starter Is One Temperamental Lady

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2011

    Dish No. 68: Andalusian Gazpacho at Boulud Sud

    ​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 >>

  • Dining

    July 6, 2011

    Chelsea's Banana Leaf Sails to the Island of Strange Starches

    A new Sri Lankan restaurant slings hoppers, woodapples, and pittu

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Dish No. 93: The Ship's Biscuit at Saltie

    Rebecca Marx​Welcome 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Mexican Food: Still Fancy, Hip

    cbertel/Flickr​A veritable eon after La Esquina made tacos safe for the bottle service set, the "trendy taqueria" seems to still be a thing.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Cochinita's Tortillas Are Worth Crowing About

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Make Bell Book & Candle's Patty Melt Burger, Like Chef-Owner John Mooney

    Bell Book & Candle's Patty Melt Burger​With 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    B&H Dairy's Whitefish Salad Platter: A Nice Way to Consume Marine Life

    ​ 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.

  • Columns

    March 2, 2011

    Mocha Mix

    Mexicans and the dark side

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Fat Pants Friday: Peels' St. Louis Sticky Gooey Cake

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Northern Spy Food Co.'s Kale Salad

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Jackson Diner: Next Stop Greenwich Village

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Fork in the Road at the Little Tortilleria that Could

    Yes, please.The makeshift taco stall inside Bushwick's Tortilleria Mexicana los Hermanos had a dedicated following of Chowhounds and cheap-eats-lovers for several years, but last year it was shut down by the killjoys at the health department for not being up to code. No one puts a stop to good food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Incredibly Cheap Eats: Buon Pane Focaccia

    Left: onion, artichoke, olive, Parmesan; Right: broccoli, mushroom, Gorgonzola, rosemaryThe Union Square Greenmarket, while one of the best food landmarks in the city, is not often a place I think of for Incredibly Cheap Eats. Usually, I buy my brussels sprouts or radishes or tomatoes there because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Kick Stuffing to the Curb--Try General Greene's Bread Pudding

    For this week's dining newsletter, the lovely and talented Hailey Eber spoke with Nicholas Morgenstern of the General Greene (which has just started serving breakfast and lunch on weekdays). Morgenstern gave us this over-the-top, savory bread pudding, which you can make instead of stuffing for this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    The Taste of Childhood?

    Anthony Bourdain asked, we answer.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008
  • Dining

    February 13, 2007

    A Hero's Welcome

    Chinatown's new banh mi parlor turns to France for inspiration

  • Dining

    May 2, 2006

    Frida Fatigue

    Our rollicking crew checks out a couple of Brooklyn taquerías

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