The common cicada, as it looks just before you eat it Unless you've been hiding underground for the last few months, you probably already know that New York City is due for a cicada invasion. Indeed, the cicadas themselves have been concealed deep in the dirt as they've undergone their 17-year lif ... More >>
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The New York Times ran a story yesterday profiling a man who walks around Central Park hugging children while dressed as Elmo -- and whose antisemitic rant outside the Central Park Zoo was caught on tape earlier this week. For whatever reason, the Times made a (poor) attempt to protect the man's tru ... More >>
Since their launch, Num Pang has attracted a cult-like following for their Cambodian sandwiches. Another version of bahn mi, Num Pang sandwiches are known from their crisp baguettes and uniquely balanced combination of flavors. The sandwich shop was started up by Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz. The ... More >>
Sotheby's tried to sell a 1,000-year-old Cambodian statue that was pilfered from an important religious site, even though the famed auction house knew it had been stolen, federal prosecutors say. In a story filled with intrigue, spies, temple thieves, and the scent of money, federal prosecutors in ... More >>
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Sarah DiGregorioThis is why Num Pang is expanding.2010 was not the best year for Ratha Chaupoly: in August, he closed Kampuchea and replaced it with Bun & Co., only to close it four months later. But 2011 seems to have gotten off to a better start, as Chaupoly will open a second location of N ... More >>
Rebecca MarxMore than three months after Bun & Co. closed, its woes continue. According to this sign on the door of the shuttered, short-lived restaurant, the premises have been possessed by the landlord. Ratha Chaupoly opened the sandwich shop after closing his Kampuchea Noodle Bar last Augu ... More >>
behindtheknife.comTrading chopsticks for war. Ok, not really.No Reservations is back for a new season, only this one is slated to be a bit more serious than those in the past.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 11, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 45 Why do they still march? By Robin Reisig Why are you marching? I ask the only three blacks who had showed up at the assembly point for blacks, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and Asian-Americans. Why? I a ... More >>
EaterGiven that its gate has been pulled down for the past week or so, this isn't a huge surprise, but it seems that Bun & Co. has given up the ghost. Grub Street reports that Ratha Chaupoly closed the sandwich shop -- which replaced Kampuchea in August -- and its adjoining bar due to financi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 29, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 17 The vets & Mayday By Robin Reisig WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A man in dirty green was shouting at me in a language I didn't understand. "Dung lai!" Someone said he was asking for my identification. I said I di ... More >>
Looku.comNot on the menu. But adorable.Talk about fast turnaround time: almost immediately after he closes Kampuchea, Ratha Cbaupoly will reopen the restaurant as Bun & Co. Grub Street reports it will be a "sandwich bar and grill" featuring hot dog buns from Parisi Bakery that will be stuffed ... More >>
This week will be the last for Kampuchea, Ratha Chaupoly's four-year old Cambodian restaurant on the corner of Rivington and Allen Streets.
nypress.comGive at the bar.The Washington Commons may not be a destination bar for anyone outside of Prospect Heights, but it's a go-to for the locals. And it, too, wants to help Haitians in need of aid following last week's devastating earthquake.
It's Friday afternoon and all downhill from here. So to carry you into the weekend, here are the best posts of the last five days. We ranked Our 10 Best East Village restaurants. Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks talked about his website's expanding girth. Jason Cott discussed Bar Seven Five's p ... More >>
The Norry's barRatha Chaupoly and partner Scott Burnett have divided Kampuchea into two restaurants--the main dining room going fancy, the new Norry next door concentrating on small plates, sandwiches, and cocktails. We love Chaupoly's sandwich shop, Numpang, which turns out thoroughly delici ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and time to look back fondly on the best posts the week had to offer: We ranked Our 10 Best Beers. Ratha Chau shared his thoughts on the new Norry at Kampuchea, the Asian sandwich craze, and one Michael 'Bao' Huynh.
culinarygourmetRatha Chau and partner Scott Burnett started with a little neighborhood spot on the Lower East Side that quickly got dubbed a Cambodian noodle bar. Earlier this year, they opened their sandwich outpost, Num Pang, smack in the middle of an Asian sandwich craze. Tonight, the duo ... More >>
Even though there's seating upstairs in the tiny shop, many would prefer to eat their sandwich al fresco. Num Pang is a sandwich shop whose purpose is to tweak the banh mi formula in unexpected directions. If you go there jonesing for a traditional banh mi, you'll be sadly disappoint ... More >>
Ratha Chaupoly and Scott Burnett of Kampuchea are branching out -- once again. The duo has already successfully launched a sandwich spin-off of their Cambodian noodle joint, and now plans to expand the original Lower East Side space into the storefront next door.
The line for Num Pang on Tuesday afternoon--note the ramp and chicken liver special It's all sandwiches all the time around here these days. Three of the biggest Choice Eats hits were sandwiches: Porchetta, Baoguette and Sheep Station. Banh mi are suddenly breeding like bunnies. And Num Pang, the ... More >>
Last night's Choice Eats tasting event went off smashingly, if we don't say so ourselves. Yes, it was crowded, but that's unavoidable given the allure of tasting food from 56 restaurants, representing 37 different cuisines. These restaurants are scattered across all five boroughs, so having them all ... More >>
The luscious smoked chop at Beer Table (click to reheat) Much has been made of the special theme nights, guest chefs, and even micro-restaurants that have been implanted in regular restaurants lately. For restaurant patrons, this is a good thing, and one wonders why no one thought of it pre ... More >>
Saturday evening, just thinking about dinner before heading out to a rock club, I got a text from Zak Pelaccio: "Come up for some eats tonight," and later, by way of further incentive: "I have some baby lamb and some other fun." The carrion call of roast flesh was irresistible. I knew I couldn't r ... More >>
Mark your calendars! The second annual Choice Eats event is scheduled for March 31, and tickets are selling fast!Tuesday March 31, 2009 6:30 - 9:30pmThe 69th Armory at Lexington Avenue68 Lexington Ave @ 26th Street, NYCGo here to read more and buy tickets. Like last year, we've invited restauran ... More >>
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