Aren't they unspeakably cute? -- and they protect the finish on your fine furniture, too.
Drink coasters are something of a retro-phenomenon. While our moms had several sets with different themes in neat stacks under the bar -- to protect her good finish from dad's sloppy drinking habits -- ... More >>
The four-cheese mac-and-cheese at Macaroni, Macaroni is engagingly crunchy.
If you haven't been on the stretch of MacDougal Street between Houston and West 4th in a while, you need to pay a visit. This student haunt and historic refuge of Bohos from John Reed to Bob Dylan has lately become ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyOutside ThelewalaMacDougal Street has seen a bunch of new cheap eats recently, first with Saigon Shack and then Artichoke Pizza and, most recently, Macaroni Macaroni. Now comes Thelewala, a tiny cubby selling Indian street foods. A bit of a gamble since Kati Roll Company is lo ... More >>
Amol MhatreToasting chiles in Mumbai
I've often wondered why there aren't more successful high-end Indian restaurants in New York--legit Indian or Indian-influenced places that are not better than the best down-home spots, but which show subcontinental cooking from a different perspective. (N ... More >>
Above all, a cookbook should be useful and accurate, but that's not why we love them. A great cookbook isn't just a compendium of recipes; it takes you somewhere--into a cook's kitchen, to the South of France, or the South Pacific, or back in time. Following a 1961 recipe for Chateaubriand do ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
Discovered at: Antique mall
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