When your dinner party sees a bigger dish variety and a smaller tab, it's hard to argue against shared plates (sorry, solo dish devotees). And while you'll have to be on board with your dining partner's food tastes, these medium-format offerings carry perks -- especially romantic ones. The one-dish- ... More >>
Yesterday, we stopped by Glorietta Baldy (502 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-529-1944), the latest outpost from the three brothers Wiley-- the guys responsible for beloved Brooklyn standbys Bar Great Harry, Mission Dolores, and Owl Farm. We found Ben Wiley applying finishing touches and waiting for ... More >>
Vampire Weekend play more than just the hits
Water on the brain
A dead baby dolphin washed up on the Queens shoreline, and scientists think the infant might be part of a lager group that had recently been stranded off the Cape Cod coast. Officials from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation told the New York Daily News that the 3-foot d ... More >>
In 1620, a group of religious extremists set sail from Plymouth, England, on a ship called the Mayflower. The pilgrims basically wanted to set up a theocracy in the New World, and found a couple of British investors to foot the bill. So off they went, hoping that their slice of paradise -- pretty mu ... More >>
Although the Big Gay Ice Cream boys are still hard at work readying their shop for business, they're doing what most sane New Yorkers do in August, which is to get the hell out of town.
Littleneck, or a rendering thereof.While the Gowanus doesn't exactly summon comparisons to Cape Cod, Aaron Lefkove is planning to make its dining options a wee bit more evocative of the New England shore.
Photo courtesy Pichet OngPichet Ong, Master of International DessertsYesterday we spoke with Pichet Ong about his new gig at Coppelia (207 West 14th Street, 212-858-5001). Today, he reveals more about his forthcoming cookbook and his favorite junk foods.
Good news for bivalve freaks: when the Brooklyn Flea's outdoor incarnation returns on April 2, it will add oysters to its menu. Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch reports that the oysters will come courtesy of Oystergirl, a spin-off of Brooklyn Fish Camp. Priced around $3 apiece, they'll be sourc ... More >>
The Village lost a life-long partisan and a true voice last Friday, with the passing of Susan Rotolo after a long illness, at home in her Noho loft and the arms of her husband of 40 years, Enzo Bartoccioli. Suze Rotolo was a talented artist (the maker of artist books and delicate book-like o ... More >>
Ryan Skeen joins Michael Psilakis to cook up some water creatures
Well this is outstanding. Both the Black Keys and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig showed up on Colbert last night to argue about who's gotten their music in more commercials. Koenig: "Are you challenging us to a sell-out-off?" Black Keys' Dan Auerbach: "Bring it on, Cape Cod!" Colbert: "Clearly ... More >>
Behold: bread has come to the Essex Street Market. Excellent news for everybody except, perhaps, the gluten-intolerant: After months of delays, Pain d'Avignon Bakery has opened in the Essex Street Market. Located in the old Roni-Sue space, it's packed floor to ceiling with baguettes, rolls, b ... More >>
Vampire Weekend/Titus Andronicus United Palace Theatre Sunday, January 17 I personally do not see anyone wearing the $30 bright-yellow "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" scarf available at Vampire Weekend's merch table -- and believe me, I'm looking -- but later it's rumored they're completely sold out, so ... More >>
Christian metal's finest (and yellow-and-blackest) foot-soldiers re-enlist
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Not the best lobster roll ever, but one of many good lobster rolls One-fourth of Fork in the Road just got back from Cape Cod (where this particular one-fourth grew up). And you know what's great about Cape Cod? The fact that, no matter where you are, you are never far from a decent lobster ... More >>
Ezra, after this, we have come to make amends. As a new band, would you rather that people hate to love you or love to hate you? Why not both? Vampire Weekend dropped from the sky last year with an infectious, jittery, joyously awkward merger of Ivy League frathouse pop and jaunty African guitar-go ... More >>
photo by Ryan Dombal So once upon a time I tried to understand a band called the Teenagers, three guys my age from Paris-via-London, who maybe I liked because their music may or may not have had a certain airheadedness that may or may not have been an interesting exercise in doing Pulp's "Common Pe ... More >>
So much to eat... Serious Eats' Adam Kuban came across this list called The Omnivore's 100—a quirky run-down of foods that every omnivore should try at least once—everything from bagels and lox to whole bugs and Hostess fruit pies. Very Good Taste, the UK-based blog that came up with the idea, ... More >>
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