• Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    What's Happening This Week

    Now that the city has returned to normal -- or at least as normal as New York can be -- we've got a few non-sports related activities for you to consider doing in your free time. Here's what's happening this week.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Boqueria Chef Marc Vidal on This Weekend's Calçotada Festival

    Marc Vidal, chef of the growing Boqueria empire that launched in Flatiron in 2006, takes hold of a green shoot, pinches the bottom of the attached white bulb and, as if peeling off long underwear after a cold winter day, slips off the charred skin of what looks like a green onion. He holds up the na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Scotch Lesson, Beer Tasting

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Scotch Whisky: A Regional Tasting Tour Astor Center Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. Join booze expert Karl duHoffmann for this primer on single malt scotch. You'll get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Five Curious Culinary Christmas Customs

    ​How about some eels for Christmas dinner? Get 'em on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. You think fruitcake and eggnog are strange? You think houses made of gingerbread are weird? Read on about some even more off-the-wall Christmas dining habits.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: A Calçots Festival & Housing Works' First Tasting Event

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Annual Calçotada Festivals Savoy and Back Forty May 10 & 11 Forget ramps. In Catalonia, the seasonal onion that gets everyone excited is the calçot. Sample gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Lizarran: Chain Tapas from Spain Arrives in Soho

    Anil Mhatre​In 1988, the first Lizarran opened in Sitges, Catalonia, a small seaside city about 21 miles south of Barcelona. Now the pintxos (Basque canapes) and tapas restaurant has franchises all over Spain, and in seven other countries, including China, Russia, France, Portugal, and the Uni ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 30, 2010

    El Quinto Pino: Sand Eels for Your Tongue

    A great Chelsea tapas spot gets even better

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Fork in the Road on the Road: Bounteous Eats in Barcelona

    One of many stalls in La Boqueria Market where you can get cured pig of all kinds. The smell alone is enough to knock you over. ​ I was recently in Barcelona, a city with a hugely thriving restaurant culture. At all times of day, people flock to cafes, bars, and restaurants to eat pastries an ... More >>

  • Books

    September 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Tapas Recipe: Esqueixada

    This recipe for Esqueixada--salt cod with onion, tomato, peppers, and olives--was one of my favorites from Chef Sixto Alonso's tapas class at the International Culinary Center. Like many tapas dishes, it's pretty simple, relying on a relatively small number of well-sourced ingredients combined with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    The Lance Armstrong Comeback: 2009's Bizarro Race Routes

    With about five weeks to go before Lance Armstrong makes his return to pro cycling at a stage race in Australia, the weirdness is mounting.Over the weekend, race organizers in Venice unveiled the route for next year's Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy), and somehow they managed to out-bizarre the route f ... More >>

  • Film

    January 17, 2006
  • Film

    July 15, 2003

    Oceans Apart

    A Cuban Exodus Chronicled

  • Film

    November 20, 2001
  • Dining

    May 9, 2000
  • News

    June 22, 1999

    Justifying Our Love

    The world is recognizing lesbian and gay relationships