What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Robert Sietsema gives us the verdict on the best soba in NYC. He talks up Lower East Side Corcoron and throws in a mention for the East Village-based SobaKoh: "Soba are often eaten cold with a soy-based dipping sauce. The noodles feel cool on the ... More >>
It was a busy night for our bars what with Derby Day, Cinco de Mayo and the less-toasted event of the evening: the super moon. I sort of learned about the super moon from the barflies at Burp Castle, where I spent a few very quiet hours drinking excellent Belgian beer: It's the closest the moon ha ... More >>
Don't try this at home.On a street lined with loud pubs, at least one tucked away bar promises quiet respite. That place is Burp Castle. Though the name suggests boozy, bro-laden belchfests, the locale -- which boasts an impressive beer menu -- has a calm, low-key vibe.
"Do you mind if we talk in here?" Jimmy Carbone gestures to his narrow basement kitchen at Jimmy's 43, outfitted with hot plates, metal racks holding dishes, and wooden chopping boards. Carbone already has the onions out, waiting to be diced for a peperonata he's making for this evening's Ho ... More >>
Holy Tyr! Queens voters made American history tonight, when they chose Dan Halloran as the nation's first openly heathen elected official. Halloran will serve as the City Council member from the 19th district, representing Bayside, Auburndale and part of Flushing. He and Kevin Kim were invo ... More >>
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The plastered-over storefront at the corner of Second Avenue and East 3rd Street has finally found a tenant, according to EV Grieve. The large space, which had sat vacant for years, has for the past few months sported a sign urging interested parties to call its "crazy landlord." Now, it appears tha ... More >>
Hardcore brewing dudes make peanut butter beer in an NYC tenement apartment