Cajun and Creole Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Find Out What Acadian Fare Is When King Bee Opens in the East Village

    When Eben Klemm and Ken Jackson began plotting opening a restaurant together a few years back, they originally planned to bring Cajun fare to New York City, but they quickly realized they'd have to retool: "We both felt that real Cajun cooking is hard to do in the north," says Klemm, a beverage cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Ivan Ramen's Ankimo Diry Rice, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 76: Ankimo dirty rice from Ivan Ramen (25 Clinton Street, 646-678-3859)

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Crawfish Boil, Mermaid Ball, New Amsterdam Market: What to Do This Weekend

    Ah, Friday! The weekend's so close you can taste it! Does it taste like the ocean? Because this weekend is full of tasty sea-centric events, and we've rounded up our favorites just for you.

  • Dining

    June 12, 2013
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    June 12, 2013

    Where Are You Heading to Happy Hour?

    Summer concerts, pool parties, even the thought of weekend Slip 'n Slide might make you forget there's a lot of fun to be had during the week. Happy hour should help you remember. Here's a look at some of our favorite places for cheap weekday drinking.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    It's Crawfish Season at Willow Road

    Monday, April 8 Willow Road Crawfish Boil Guest chef Jason Hua of The Dutch joins the Willow Road crew for a late-night all-you-can-eat crawfish boil. Feast on fingerling potato salad, andouille dirty rice, and loads of sides for $20. Add another $10 for all-you-can-drink Labbat brews. E-mail reser ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 31, 2012

    Exchange Alley: The Big Easy Apple

    Paul Gerard brings us a touch of New Orleans

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2012

    Big Tex, Icon of Texas State Fair, Burns to the Ground

    Burn, baby, burn Big Tex, the 52-foot-tall symbol of the Texas State Fair, smoldered, caught fire, and was finally engulfed in flames late last week at the fairgrounds in Dallas before firefighters could arrive and put it out. As the above video demonstrates, the process took only six minutes. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Spiny Softshell Turtles on Mott Street

    The spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera) is available live in Chinatown fish markets along Mott and Grand streets. Those enjoy looking in those cardboard boxes (either approvingly or disapprovingly) that are used to merchandise live creatures on the sidewalks in front of Chinatown markets had a sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    My Top 10 Comfort Food Dishes in New York City

    New York City is full of fancy restaurants where people go for a spirited night on the town, to sample the exquisite creations of chefs in vogue, while sitting shoulder to shoulder with the other hundred diners in the know. Then there are the restaurants for the city's homebodies, people who would r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Where to Celebrate Fat Tuesday in NYC

    Looking for a place to celebrate Fat Tuesday NoLa style? We've got a few suggestions:

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Teriyaki, Celeriac, and Bao

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Wheeling & Dealing: More Food Truck Publicity Stunts to Look Out For

    Eat like these guys, curbside.​It isn't just fast-food chains that are clued in to the food truck craze. Corporations like Heinz have jumped on the bandwagon, unleashing food truck promotions on the streets of New York. Air France is premiering its own mobile vending publicity stunt today, fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Fat Tuesday Dinner; International Women's Day Drinks

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Fat Tuesday Bash Blue Water Grill Tuesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. The restaurant's Jazz Room will host a three-course prix-fixe menu inspired by New Orleans and accompan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    What's Happening This Week

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! This week, we bring you an ancient feast and a good ol' fashioned crawdad boil. Capitale Executive Chef Jason Munger has teamed up with the Archaeological Inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Top Chef: Things That Make You Go Bam

    photo: izik/flickrThe end is near. The final four cheftestants arrived in New Orleans last night and met up with guest judge Emeril Lagasse, the only guest judge we can recall not meriting a Hosea testimonial about the chef's importance. The only person who remarked on Emeril's credentials was Jamie ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 10, 2008

    Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp, and Grits at BedStuy's Peaches Market

    A Southern-style café that fits in like it's been there for years

  • Dining

    August 15, 2006

    Neon Rainbow

    Single-minded Egyptian fish joint rules near Journal Square

  • Dining

    November 21, 2000