We're just two weeks away from our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, which hits Basketball City (299 South Street) with 83 vendors on March 25. And today, we're announcing the return of our Choice Streets food truck event, which brings together mobile vendors and for a night of feasting an ... More >>
Break out the acid wash denim jorts -- it's downright summery outside. And no better way to celebrate a warm day (or pretend that it's swimsuit season) than with a frozen drink. Here are our 10 favorites around town.
Commuting by bus in the wilds of Brooklyn or Queens was filled with less uncertainty than usual this morning, as GPS trackers on Sunday debuted on every damn bus in the boroughs, completing a citywide project introduced more than two years ago.
We promised you 60 handpicked restaurants for Choice Eats, our annual tasting event that brings together eateries from all over the city -- and we've now confirmed 83. That's 83 of our favorite spots from all five boroughs doling out tastes in one place for three hours, giving you the opportunity t ... More >>
Shortly before 4 p.m. on Sunday NYPD officers pulled an ATV rider over near Pitkin Avenue and Lincoln Avenue in Brooklyn. According to the police department, the man "was stopped by officers for driving erratically. As the officers approached, the suspect attempted to leave the scene and dragged one ... More >>
Last night, Barcade (388 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-302-6464) celebrated ten years of chili cook-offing at its Williamsburg outpost. The intimate affair featured crockpots aplenty and a good many wooden spoons.
A funny thing happens if you type "drug section Brooklyn" into Google: the omniscient Interweb points you to a precise Bensonhurst corner.
Explore the city's Mexican options, dig into a pot of mac and cheese, or sit down to a cheap beer-and-biscuit combo. No matter what you choose, you'll eat cheaply.
When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: A $7 latte hits Brooklyn, a Death and Company vet concocts cocktails in Astoria, and Cómodo's husband-and-wife duo o ... More >>
Bacchanal Pepper Sauce creator Sonya Samuel and Brooklyn Dehli owner Chitra Agrawal are part of Brooklyn's makers community, the DIY-tinged artisan packaged food movement that's been integral to the borough's food culture over the past several years. And as the ranks of the craft industry continue t ... More >>
Valentine's Day is stressful, and all the coordination, expectation, and overall hub-bub often put a damper on things. And right now, if you've yet to make a plan for the evening (or are in need of a back-up), you're likely feeling panic creep in. We got you. Here is a list of great V-Day events aro ... More >>
Last night Park Slope residents and Filipino food fanatics descended on Pork Slope (247 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-768-7675) for a night of festivities and food from the host restaurant, Maharlika, and Jeepney. Fork photographer Emily Tan was on location, and she brought back a little food porn in ... More >>
If Valentine's Day is stressing you out -- or you just want to celebrate being single -- happy hour is an excellent relaxation technique. Here's a look at a few place you'll always be sure to find true love for less -- we're pretty sure it's at the bottom of a glass somewhere.
We still have a few more general admissions tickets available for our Choice Eats tasting event, the party that brings together great restaurants from across all five boroughs for an eating extravaganza. So if you're hoping to join us for the event, which happens on Tuesday, March 25, from 7 to 10 p ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
The work week's almost over, so start thinking about where to enjoy the next 48 hours of freedom. Here are a few events that you should take into consideration.
We're not sure about you, but we're not looking forward to watching the Winter Olympics, so rather than be glued to the tube, here's what's going on this weekend. Two great art openings are happening tonight, including Elisa Kreisinger's "Framed" at Kianga Ellis Projects, as well as Derek Rippe's "M ... More >>
While the excitement of underground dinners has come and gone for some, others are just getting in on the game. Last week, three friends orchestrated a five-course meal paired with New York beers in a cozy, whitewashed living room. On the third floor of a Brooklyn walkup, the hosts ushered in guests ... More >>
Whether or not you put any stock in the Hallmark holiday coming up on February 14, we think you should use the occasion to eat a little chocolate. It's been a brutal winter here in NYC, after all. And if you're buying a gift set for someone special? Go local. Here's where:
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Less than two months remain before our annual Choice Eats event hits Basketball City (299 South Street), bringing with it an epic line-up of food from restaurants all over the five boroughs. If you haven't purchased your entrance yet, jump on it: We're sold out of VIP fares, and our general admissio ... More >>
If you're super tired of the out of town NFL takeover of Bryant Park, Broadway, and any other patch of walking space in the more touristy swatches of the city, we feel you. Here's a look at a few local events that have nothing to do with football.
Super Bowl is on your mind. We know this, but there's still plenty of fun to be had before the big game. Videology is hosting a workout session and screening old-school Jazzercise videos, a group of artist have built a pyramid scheme (of sorts_ for a one-day show, and crowds gather in Chinatown on S ... More >>
Tlales, also known as chales, talitos, or biuses, are the dregs of the chicharron pot. They are occasionally sold in a commercial context by professional chicharron producers, but even still, these pork crumbles are exceptionally rare, even for Mexican-centric cities like Los Angeles.
If you missed your chance to jump on our pre-sale tickets for our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, fear not: Tickets go on sale tomorrow, January 29, at noon. And just in time, we're announcing our first batch of confirmed restaurants that will be doling out tastes.
Grilled cheddar at Little Skips (941 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-484-0980), $4 This simple sandwich is worth the inevitable crowd you'll encounter at one of Bushwick's most frequented coffee shops.
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The weekend's almost here! Time to start making plans. Here are a few tasty options.
A little bit of coffee and an amicable dosage of sugar might just be man's best friend when it comes to the dreaded "L" train commute. Leave the pre-work personality drink to The Bakeshop by Woops (548 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-384-4410), the brick-and-mortar extension of by Woops macarons that o ... More >>
If you're lucky enough to have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, we're giving you an extra day of great, inexpensive ideas to keep your three-day weekend perfectly filled. Highlights include the second annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014, Feeling Gloomy's Cheer Up, Bowie! party, and the Whitney Hous ... More >>
I can't believe I'm going public with this, and I may well regret it, but here goes: I visited the new Gowanus Whole Foods (214 3rd Street, 718-907-3622) the other night and I really liked it. God help me. I need to emphasize: I'm not being paid to say this. I don't even write for this blog usuall ... More >>
You likely had a rough commute this morning, which means you're definitely having an end of day drink, right? Right. Here are a few places where you can make that happen cheaply.
This week we're adding a bit of fabulousness to your agenda. Partake in a night of Queeraoke (yes, that's exactly what it sounds like), party like a supermodel at Steven Kasher Gallery, and catch rousing dance performances by the lovely ladies of Victrola Burlesque. You're welcome.
Whether your choice of poison is coffee, 5-Hour Energy drinks, or Redbull and vodka, we recommend that you down a couple soon. The fun-filled weekend begins this evening at 6 sharp, unless you're planning to miss everything that is absolutely enjoyable. If that's the case, you should leave New York ... More >>
Taco Chulo (318 Grand Street, 718-302-2856), a middle-class taqueria tucked away on Grand Street in Williamsburg, has an expansive open room as big as a dancehall with high ceilings, red walls, and a tiny bar in the back. It fills up early with families sharing taco salads ($11) and seared fish burr ... More >>
It officially became the coldest January 7 New York City has ever seen when the mercury dipped to five degrees this morning, beating out January 7, 1896 by a single degree. Forecasters say it "feels like" 14 below. And, yes, it's miserable, but it's nothing compared to January 6, 1896 when the tem ... More >>
We know we're supposed to stay indoors today, but it's not that cold -- at least, not compared to how cold it was back in 1896. Tonight, author Ben Marcus chats with Sam Lipsyte at McNally Jackson, and comedians share their most sexual TMI stories at the People's Improv Theater, plus much more going ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Still looking for a resolution? How about being more active...by checking out this weekend's best food-related events?
And we're back! Sort of. After a glorious holiday break, we were eager to return and give you a rundown of the best and most inexpensive happenings around town. And then this blizzard happened. But, wait, you're in luck! The entire city has not shut down. There's still plenty of cool events going on ... More >>
News broke a couple of months ago that Fatty 'Cue Brooklyn would abruptly shut its doors to become a new dining experience called Fatty Lab (91 South 6th Street, Brooklyn, 718-599-3090) (and this after the space had been closed for months of renovations, reopening in spring of last year).
If you've resolved this year to get your brain, as well as your body, limber, the pub quiz is a great start. This athletics of the mind can be highly rewarding, both tangibly (winning nets you cash prizes, bar tabs, and gift certificates) and intangibly (finding an outlet for such mental detritus as ... More >>