A Styrofoam cooler of pre-made burritos dragged from dive to dive may not be the ideal format in which to sample a good burrito. Nevertheless, that's just how Pepe Urquijo, a Bay Area expat, started his business B'klyn Burro Burrito (at Don Pedro's, 90 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn) early this year, co ... More >>
It's been a slow, uphill battle, but more and more, Brooklynites are winning rounds over Manhattanites in the "my-place-or-yours" social gathering predicament. And while vaguely loftier apartments or fair neighborhood rotation might be at play, you can't negate the charming restaurants in the boroug ... More >>
Donuts from Peter Pan Bakery (727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-389-3676), $1 If you can get on board with replacing a meal with a donut or two, one of the best cheap meals in the city awaits you in Greenpoint.
Brooklyn and Queens, Mayor Bloomberg has a present for you just in time for the holidays. The city has extended its contract with NY Waterway, the company that runs the East River ferry service. Even though the R train between Manhattan and Brooklyn comes back online in late 2014 and there are plann ... More >>
On the same day the Daily News announced that Manhattan rental market was "losing steam" as Brooklyn's continued to explode, at least one high profile Park Slope family chose to buck the trend. Citing logistical and security concerns, the de Blasio family announced Wednesday they would be decamping ... More >>
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 eve ... More >>
The holidays are creeping in on us. And you know what else is? A freakish Christmas elf! Catch a screening of the 1989 B-movie Elves at Spectacle Theater. But before that let's figure out what films are actually doing to our brains at ArtLab's Film and the Unconscious.
Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from our Unscrewed columnist Lauren Mowery. We all know that while you're out hunting for the perfect present, you may end up inspired by your market research, and so you buy ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
This weekend is all about testing your boundaries and seeing what you're truly made of. Experience what it's really like to push yourself to the limit at an experimental art show, watch a bad actress make a deal with the devil, plus much more. Don't be scared! Well, maybe a little.
What are you doing tonight? Because we still have a few tickets left for Holiday Spirits, our inaugural tasting event showcasing dozens of New York's finest distilleries, and we think you should join us. This is Repeal Day, after all, and no better way to celebrate the end of Prohibition than by exe ... More >>
Several years ago, Joe Santos and Emil Jattne decided to leave their corporate careers behind to open up their own craft distillery. Formerly brand directors for Bacardi, both men had extensive experience in the industrial booze world. But when it came to crafting the libations by hand, they started ... More >>
Chef-partners Joshua Sharkey and Brandon Gillis successfully transformed the hot dog from sidewalk fare to gourmet eats with their Park Slope restaurant Bark Hot Dogs (474 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, 718-789-1939). And next year, Manhattanites will be able to sink their teeth into homemade pickle-toppe ... More >>
For months, there's been a battle raging in Bushwick between Castle Braid, a pricey condo building "custom-built to enable the artist," as their website puts it, and Occupy Bushwick, who accuse Castle Braid of failing to provide affordable housing, despite receiving a generous tax abatement that req ... More >>
Brad Estabrooke opened Breuckelen Distilling in June 2009 after giving up a career as a bond trader. Several years later, his gin and whiskeys are known as some of the best in Brooklyn -- and they're sold around the country as well as internationally. We caught up with Estabrooke to learn more about ... More >>
Who is boxing's 'King of Brooklyn'?
Holiday season is in full swing, which means you must rejoice and be merry each and every day (you have no choice in the matter!). We've got your week perfectly balanced with a variety of events, including a performance by the fabulous Johnny Weir at Bryant Park, comedy on the Lower East Side, and c ... More >>
Happy Thanksgiving...and Thanksgivukkah. Sometime today, amid the cooking, feasting, and napping, you'll likely reflect, if only for a moment, on the things that you're thankful for. Here at Fork, we're thankful every day for New York City restaurants, without which we'd have very little to cover. B ... More >>
Hunters explode at Glasslands
Party hard this weekend -- it's a short week next week. Here's what's happening around town.
Prepare for a full pre-Thanksgiving agenda this weekend as we help you sweat off the pounds (before you gain a couple next week) on the dance floor, and while you whiz through the shopping aisles. Pack some water. You're going to need it. Friday [Lit] Have a couple of shots tonight to honor come ... More >>
"While I love the creativity of telling stories on television," Van Brunt Stillhouse proprietor Daric Schlesselman told us, "one of the things I find frustrating about television is it's so ephemeral. Once you tell a story, it's sort of gone. My hobbies have always been cooking, brewing beer, and gr ... More >>
Kitty Pryde headlines this week's BK Night Bazaar
Roast the planet with comedy, not global warming
Despite good press, Xixa (241 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, 718-388-8860) -- the second Williamsburg restaurant from the team behind Traif -- remains somewhat hidden on a frightful corner in the shadows of the on-ramp to the Williamsburg bridge. It's lucky that chef Jason Marcus's polyglot cuisine, wh ... More >>
Roast the planet with comedy, not global warming
Brooklyn's gastro-theater hosts its first-ever shorts fest
It's dark. It's cold. There isn't any reason to go outside, right? If this time of year is giving you the blues, why not get out of your discomfort zone and check out a few of this weekend's top events? The reward for braving the elements, after all, is delicious.
The 80th anniversary of Prohibition seems like a momentous occasion to imbibe, and so we're throwing a party: Our inaugural Holiday Spirits tasting event descends on Studio Square (35-44 37th Street, Long Island City, 718-383-1001) on December 5, and with it comes a chance to taste your way through ... More >>
Karaage from Momo Sushi, 43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, 718-418-6666, $9 Fried chicken joints keep proliferating, but the scene's not exactly saturated with Japanese versions. Check out this Bushwick spot's rendition of karaage, a small entree-sized portion that won't set you back much.
We know you've had a busy week, but don't lose steam and sleep the weekend away. That would be tragic. We've got your entire weekend all mapped out with exhibitions, shopping, and more importantly, a killer party.
We know you've been busy. Don't worry -- we've got your TLDR (too late, didn't research) voting guide right here. Click through for more information on any candidate or issue. But first, find your polling place.
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 >>
San Francisco-based food startup Good Eggs wants to "grow and sustain local food systems worldwide." Luckily for New Yorkers, phase two of its plans for world domination brought it to Brooklyn. Under the direction of entrepreneurs Rob Spiro and Alon Savant, the company has evolved from two tech guys ... More >>
Williamsburg may have been the center of Brooklyn's globe-spanning craft revolution, but it's neighbor to the east, Bushwick, has come on strong in recent years--and as artists and artisans continue to move in, it's unsurprising that we're seeing a steady rise in shops, galleries, and restaurants, a ... More >>
Hurricane Sandy put a halt on Halloween last October. So this year, we have no excuse (knock on wood) but to go all-out. Here's what's going down this week: Tuesday [Community] Various candlelight vigils take place throughout Brooklyn to commemorate the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Light ... More >>
If you didn't catch Eve Turow's video interview with Jack from Brooklyn's Jackie Summers last week, now's a good time to go get caught up. And if you like what you see there--and you'd like to meet the maker and sample his wares--you might consider buying tickets for our inaugural Holiday Spirits ta ... More >>
"If mom's apple pie and dad's liquor cabinet got together and got busy, and you put it in a bottle, you get Sorel." So says Jack Summers, the proprietor of Jack from Brooklyn, a one-man startup on the shores of Red Hook that has one specialty: sorel, a hibiscus liqueur.
Just because it's getting cold out doesn't give you the right to act like a hermit. This weekend's round-up will keep you nice and cozy.
Learn how to make whiskey at Smorgasburg
For six months, Christopher McPhaul allegedly sold 30 firearms to a Brooklyn man who seemed to be an eager customer. So much so that McPhaul would reach out to the man when he returned to New York with a fresh supply of weapons, according to prosecutors, who say that McPhaul texted the man in code: ... More >>
Back in August, we told you about LeRoy McCarthy, the man spearheading a campaign to have Fulton Street between St. James Place and Cambridge Place--the block where Biggie Smalls grew up--renamed in honor of the Brooklyn native. On Tuesday, McCarthy made his case to Brooklyn's Community Board 2. Hi ... More >>