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    May 9, 2014

    Kashkaval Is Closing While Kashkaval Garden Expands

    Kashkaval Cheese Market and Wine Bar (856 Ninth Avenue, 212-581-8282) has held down its slot of Hell's Kitchen for 16 years, becoming a neighborhood gathering spot for its dairy emporium, small bites, and vino in the process. But its landlord has opted not to renew its lease, and so at the end of th ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    An Early Look at Emily, A New Clinton Hill Pizzeria

    Over the weekend, we dropped into Emily (919 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 347-844-9588), the new Clinton Hill pizzeria opened in late January by Brooklyn Central alums Emily and Matt Hyland. The Kickstarter-funded, family-run operation (Emily's sister Lauren greets guests at the door, acting as host, wa ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Hampton Chutney Co. Throws Classic Dosa Fillings Out the Window

    In this space, James A. Foley explores New York City's strangest sandwiches. Hampton Chutney Co. is an Indian snack shop that sells a variety of chutneys. There is delicious iced chai, cardamom coffee, and a mango lassi on the menu, and a daily curry special, too. The joint also sells more than a ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Yummiest Food Combo Ever!

    No, it's not chicken wings with quinoa. Or Jell-O and caviar. Or Lucky Charms with pesto sauce. Or foie gras chow mein. It's that old standby, Genoa salami and provolone cheese. I sauntered into an upscale grocery mart on Sixth Avenue in the 50s the other day and happened upon that very product (a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 27, 2013


    Let your nose lead the way

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    January 7, 2013

    What's Happening: Harmony of Beer and Cheese and Cassoulet Cookoff

    Monday, January 7th The Harmony of Beer and Cheese: If you're sick of pairing cheese with wine, Murray's Cheese is offering a beer and cheese pairing class for $75. The experts at Murray's say to pair German smoked Rauchbiers with a "meaty washed rind cheese" to create a "bacon bomb." Sounds delight ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    La Maison du Toasted Cheese

    The toasted cheese is perfectly executed, but expect to pay for it. Serving single products in general, and limiting oneself to toasted cheese sandwiches in particular, has been a common meme of urban dining, both in small storefronts and vended from trucks. So the menu of newly opened La Maison d ... More >>

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    September 9, 2012

    Burrata From Faicco's, and How It Got There

    Burrata is Dish #38 in our countdown (serving suggestion shown) Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. Edward Faicco from Sorrento, Italy -- just southwest of Na ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    P.S.--They Burned the Crap Out of My Burger, Then Served It To Me Anyway!

    Bun cinder at P.S. Burgers I was excited when I spotted the new burger joint on Carmine Street, P.S. Burgers. A little rudimentary googling proved the place an offshoot of a Mineola indie burger spot that Yelpers seem to adore. Said one, "Fresh ingredients, well prepared, friendly staff, and GRE ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 20, 2012

    Pete Zaaz: The Spud's No Dud, Bud

    A Crown Heights pizzeria challenges the traditional pie

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    March 9, 2012

    Blogroll Gazette: Exploding Food, Sushi Chef Flicks

    This week in food blogs... Food Republic shows us how amazing exploding food is when photographed up close. Gilt Taste remembers Biggie Smalls' death with an essay by Francis Lam on what the rapper's lyrics taught him about food.

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    February 13, 2012

    'Wichcraft Adds Two New Sandwiches to Menu and Brings Back Old Favorites

    ​ 'Wichcraft recently added two new sandwiches to its menu: a roasted mushroom frittata with cheddar cheese on ciabatta, and a roasted chicken topped with braised kale on a roll. But we're most excited about the return of some of our favorite sandwiches, like a Gruyère grilled cheese, which 'wich ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Murray's Cheese Shop: The Spot for Valentine's Day Gifts for Cheese Lovers

    ​ Some ladies want chocolate and roses for Valentine's Day; others want cheese. Murray's Cheese Shop is now selling Swiss-style cooking utensils from a Dutch brand called Boska that you can use for a cheesy, romantic dinner for two.

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    December 28, 2011

    Battle of the Classic vs. Newfangled Fancy Grilled Cheese at Little Muenster

    Lauren ShockeyThe classic fancy grilled cheese​The humble grilled cheese has gone gourmet at Little Muenster, the tiny Lower East Side sandwich shop. Indeed, you won't find Kraft on Wonder Bread, but rather combos like Asiago, Parmesan, butternut squash puree and brown butter, or Oaxaca chees ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Beecher's Handmade Cheese: Some Cheddar in Your Martini?

    The curd-ish people get a homeland in the Flatiron district

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    September 6, 2011

    Make Trattoria Dell'Arte's Late-Night Risotto Radicchio Mascarpone, Like Chef Marino Rosato

    Trattoria Dell'Arte's Risotto Radicchio Mascarpone​It seems like everyone stays up -- and eats out -- late these days. The latest restaurant to add a special late-night menu is Trattoria Dell'Arte. Chef Marino Rosato suggests night owls end their evening (especially if it was a particularly ro ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    St. Anselm Invents the Cooked Caprese

    ​The dish is called "grilled tomato and burrata," but you'll recognize it for what it really is -- a Caprese salad, named after Italy's Isle of Capri. You'd think someone would have tried it before: Except only the English grill their fresh tomatoes* (maybe as a throwback to the days when th ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Beecher's Opened Today, Curd Nerds in Heaven

    Lauren ShockeyCheesemaking in Action​Today marked the New York City opening of Beecher's, the Seattle-based cheese shop, which took over more than 8,000 square feet of space just north of Union Square. A veritable cheese mecca? Obviously we had to scope out the scene.

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    May 20, 2011

    The 2nd Annual Cheesemonger Invitational Will Be a Curd Nerd Fantasia

    ​Vegetarians despairing of the massive meat consumption that will in part define the month of July, take heart: July will also offer one whole evening to ingest as much cheese as the human digestive system can bear.

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    May 19, 2011

    Jordan Frosolone is August's New Chef

    John Frosolone​Three months after Terrence Gallivan left August to go to the ill-fated Alto, the Bleecker Street restaurant has officially named Jordan Frosolone as its new executive chef.

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    March 3, 2011

    Beaumarchais Chef Nicolas Cantrel on When He First Wanted to be a Cook and Why Bananas are Good Substitutes for Endives: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Nicolas Cantrel ​Yesterday we spoke with Beaumarchais chef Nicolas Cantrel about the shuttering of brunch hotspot Bagatelle. Today he tells us about how he got into the cooking business and why he's a gruyere master.

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    December 28, 2010

    'Blizzard Bingo' Saves NYC

    ​How boring are the people who've made themselves homebound just because they're afraid of the rare occurrence that's white and 10 inches. I went out! Last night, I went to "Blizzard Bingo" at Bowery Poets Cafe, hosted by quirky performers Murray Hill and Harriet Halloway, who led the crowd- ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Grilled Cheese Panini at Lucy's Whey

    Prairie Breeze cheddar, fig spread, and an Amy's Bread ciabatta are unequivocally delightful.​ The grilled cheese sandwich is one of the relatively few foods on which vegetarians and carnivores share common ground: unless you're gluten-intolerant, it's difficult to dispute the merits of good, ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Saxelby Cheese and MIL Kimchi Will Make Beautiful Fermented Music Together

    Say cheese.​Mother in Law's Kimchi's Lauryn Chun is not shy about pairing her fiery fermented cabbage with unexpected partners -- last November, she did a wine and kimchi tasting, and tomorrow, she'll collaborate with Anne Saxelby to pair kimchi and cheese.

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    March 25, 2010

    Birch Coffee Will Compete at the National Grilled Cheese Invitational

    brain.centipedes/FlickrCurd nerds, unite.​Warmer weather and a mention in the recent Times article about New York coffee have meant that things have been busy at Birch Coffee lately, but not busy enough to cause Jeremy Lyman's mind to stray far from thoughts of grilled cheese supremacy. Lyman ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Abe and Arthur's New Dishes Include Exploding Blue Cheese

    In November, Our Man Sietsema liked the appetizers at Abe and Arthur's, the former nightclub turned comfort food emporium. Well, the comfort factor has been ratcheted up even farther with new menu items that seem designed to reduce you to a drooling, blanket-swaddled version of your former self.

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    February 22, 2010

    Make Michael Ferraro's Margarita Mac from Macbar

    Chef Michael Ferraro's Margarita Mac​Comfort food shows no sign of slowing down in New York, and nothing epitomizes the trend more than an entire restaurant dedicated to mac and cheese. (In fact, our fair city boasts two such establishments.) Macbar, the all-yellow carb-peddling annex to Deli ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Drink to the New Year With Some Smoked Beer, Courtesy of Beer Table

    Praguemonitor.comA glass of rauchbier, somewhere in Germany.​Smoking is a trend that's been, ahem, gathering heat over the past year, and doesn't look like it's going to flame out anytime soon. On Monday, January 4, the good folks at Beer Table will celebrate the craft with a discussion and ta ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 15, 2009


    Cooks compete. You eat.

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    December 8, 2009

    Recipe: Make Antonio Prontelli's Venison Stew With Chestnuts and Dried Apricots & Mascarpone Polenta

    Chef Antonio Prontelli gets his game on.​Seems like everyone is getting into game these days. It's wild, lean, and full of flavor. But cooking it isn't exactly a no-brainer -- the risk of ending up with a tough hunk of meat is high. Chef Antonio Prontelli of Rock Center Cafe avoids this proble ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    I, Locavore: A First Look at Lucy's Whey in the Chelsea Market

    ​In line with locavoric principles, the cheese-eating public has shown a greater interest in cheeses produced in our part of the country, which means New York and New England. Of course, this is partly due to the efforts of Anne Saxelby at Saxelby Cheese, but ideas like this are infectious and ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Escarole and Hubbard Squash Salad at 'Inoteca

    ​ If a salad seems like summer fare, check out this plate of greens, devoured at 'Inoteca last night. It might be the Platonic ideal of a salad--composed of bitter escarole, slicked with a salty, funky Gorgonzola dressing, and sweetened with roast hubbard squash and a flurry of pistachios. It ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Recipe: Make Sisha Ortuzar's Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Gratin with Black Olives

    ​Is there nothing more satisfying than cheesy potatoes? Sisha Ortuzar of 'wichcraft, which recently launched a full dinner menu, shakes up this comfort-food staple by changing the cheese and the potato. And who should know comfort food better than the co-founder of Tom Colicchio's sandwich bra ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Our 10 Best Cheeses

    ​ ​Is it a piece of marble or a blue cheese? And did it make the list of Our 10 Best Cheeses? Who doesn't love cheese? A friend says she administers a cheese test to potential boyfriends. If the guy doesn't crave the coagulated milk products of cows, sheep, goats, or water buffalo, it's ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    I, Locavore: Bobolink Dairy's Duck Fat Ciabatta and Cheddar

    Duck fat-roasted garlic ciabatta​ Nina and Jonathan White own a 200-acre farm in Vernon, New Jersey, where they raise about 30 mixed breed cows, including the Bobolink Black, a result of crossing modern dairy breeds (like Jersey) with Irish Kerry cattle. The cows graze on pasture, are milked s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Where Cheesemongers Go to Geek Out​Jasper Hill is an upstanding member of the cheese snob's canon: Its Constant Bliss and Baylen Hazen Blue are staples at stores like Murray's, Blue Apron Foods, and Artisanal Cheese Center. Today, Slashfood reports on a recent tour to the Vermont dairy farm's cheese caves, led by form ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Market Watch: Di Palo Dairy's New Italian Delicatessen

    ​ Nothing better for a picnic than a thick slice of porchetta. Along with other fans of the city's greatest Italian cheese store, I sat on the edge of my seat awaiting the outcome of Di Palo Dairy's historic expansion. A second storefront was to be incorporated into the cheese store, while a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    The Early Word--Bklyn Larder

    Rapini and ricotta sandwich Andrew Feinberg and Francine Stephens, the owners of the cultish pizza place Franny's, have opened a new specialty foods and sandwich shop, Bklyn Larder. I stopped in yesterday, on opening day. The shelves are stocked with a rather twee selection of goods--sherry vine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    What's Happening This Week

    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! This week, we bring you a cheese and beer pairing and food as art. The Lab Gallery at The Roger Smith Hotel will show "the art of food,' a live cooking show fe ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Casey Speaks Out

    Lest we feel too bad for poor Carla who seemingly lost it last night because sous chef Casey convinced her to cook sous vide and do a souffle, Casey defends her kitchen honor and she's pissed, writing:Carla was not prepared and in over her head. The show did not talk about how the first course (crab ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    How Do You Spell G-U-T-B-O-M-B?

    Eating hindsight is always 20/20. Looking back I wouldn't have ordered this creation called Wonton Nachos, but I'm a sucker for nachos and odd variations. I was checking out the new Brooklyn Public House (247 DeKalb Avenue) after a show at BAM. It was late, and beer-drinking food called to me. This ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 7, 2009

    Hearty Krishna Cuisine in Jersey City

    New vegetarian restaurant hits Jersey City's Newark Avenue

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    January 10, 2006

    Mountain Food

    My designated eater emerges from the maze of the Minotaur

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    February 17, 2004


    Belleville builds a better bistro in Brooklyn's Park Slope

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