Chelsea Market

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

    In just a few short hours, we'll open the doors to our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, and you'll have the chance to sample the goods of more than 80 restaurants from around the boroughs. In the lead-up to the party, we've been previewing the dishes from our Choice Eats participants (see i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Take a Tour of Arthur Avenue With an Italian Pasta King

    Manhattan's Little Italy may be disappearing, but up in the Bronx, an enclave of descendants from that southern European nation still leads a vibrant existence, turning out cured meats, freshly made cheeses, just-shelled clams, and filled-to-order canoli from a stretch of shopfronts along Arthur Ave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Buying Chocolates for Valentine's Day? Go Local

    Whether or not you put any stock in the Hallmark holiday coming up on February 14, we think you should use the occasion to eat a little chocolate. It's been a brutal winter here in NYC, after all. And if you're buying a gift set for someone special? Go local. Here's where:

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Saltie and Little Chef's Caroline Fidanza: We're No Longer Making Progress in the Seasonal Local Movement

    Over the course of her two-decade-long career in New York City's restaurants, Caroline Fidanza has both witnessed and shaped the ever-evolving conversation about the place of local sources and sustainability in food: After stints at local sourcing-focused Savoy and almost every single one of Andrew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Super Saturday At Union Square Holiday Market

    Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from Nicole Schnitzler. With the last weekend before Christmas upon us, it's full shopping speed ahead. And while it's doubtful any retailer will offer a tranquil experience o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Siphon Coffee: Highest Expression of the Coffee Bean?

    If you watched (obsessed over) Breaking Bad, you might remember the moment in the second half of season five (episode 603 entitled "Sunset", to be precise) when Gale Boetticher introduced Walter White to his coffee-making apparatus over a fresh cooked batch of meth. The machinery looks complex, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    The Stunning Food of Toro

    For this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan checked in on Toro (85 Tenth Avenue, 212-691-2360), the vibrant tapas eatery Boston powerhouses Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonette planted near Chelsea Market earlier this year. "The dining room quivers with the electricity of a place where life is happening, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Hybird and Questlove Bring The House Down; Here Are Photos

    When David Chang defeated Questlove in a battle of fried chicken supremacy, The Roots drummer and budding gourmand took his second place finish in stride. While the competition reinforced Chang's excellence as a chef, it also put the fried chicken world on notice that the musician/DJ/The Hoodie Shop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Questlove DJ Set at Hybird, Bastille Week, Memento Film Feast: What to Do This Week

    Still nursing a holiday hangover and trying to fend off the heat? Here's a look at our favorite reasons to venture out this week, sure to keep you cool and cushion the blow of your post-long-weekend return to responsibility.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue's Matt Fisher: "This Town is Fiercely Competitive, and We're Insanely Lucky to be Cooking Here."

    In part one of our interview with Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue pitmaster Matt Fisher, he talked about creating a style of barbecue unique to New York City and then weighed in on the food he just won't eat (fish), why he admires Kenny Shopsin, and the reason he uses cheap knives in his kitchen. Here, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Yerba Buena: A Pisco Primer and a Taste of Peru, Er, Chile

    The bartender took out a chilled glass, separated the egg whites into a tin and then measured and added the lime, pisco and simple syrup and shook the cocktail into a froth. As he poured, the white drink toppled into the glass, the lime and pisco separating to the bottom. "Pisco hasn't been very pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Grading the New Sushi Bar at Lobster Place in Chelsea Market

    Lobster Place's uni (sea urchin) was breezy and briny, and got a grade of A-. As part of the current evolution of Chelsea Market, old tenants are grabbing more space and revamping their premises to provide more opportunities for the sale of prepared food. In this connection, seafood distributor an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Cull & Pistol Opens in Chelsea Market; MP Taverna Hits Astoria

    Michael Psilakis opened the latest version of MP Taverna in Astoria on Monday. Other outposts of the Greek restaurant have become popular in Roslyn, Long Island, and Irvington, N.Y. Psilakis told Flo Fab that lamb dumplings, a favorite from his original restaurants, and a Greek paella with seafood a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Wylie Dufresne Opens Alder in East Village; Desnuda Opens in South Williamsburg

    Wylie Dufresne has caused quite a stir with the opening of Alder, his new restaurant on Second Avenue. The hotspot opened last Thursday and was the newest East Village restaurant to warrant waiting lines around the block. Dufresne told Flo Fab, "It's not meant to be a destination, like wd-50." Inste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    10 Great Ways to Cater Your Passover Seder in New York

    Joan Nathan would never cater her Passover seder. The famed cookbook writer known for her Jewish-American recipes usually cooks everything for the holiday, which starts on Monday, March 25. She even hosts a gefilte fish-making party for a few friends at her home in Washington, D.C. "If I didn't have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Krescendo Opens in Boerum Hill; L&W Oyster Co. Opens in Flatiron

    Giovanni Rana Pastificio E Cucina opened in Chelsea Market and is the first full-service American outpost from Italian pasta company Giovanni Rana. [Grub Street]

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    5 Great Food Markets to Visit Right Now

    There's no doubt: New York is a buyer's market. At least where food is concerned. Stroll through the souk-like stalls of our city's great markets as you scarf down spicy, chicken pigs-in-blankets from Brooklyn Piggies and a chaser of Grady's Cold Brew, and revel in these first breezes of fall as yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    10 Best Gelatos in New York

    A waffle cone costs you no more than a regular cone at Eataly's Gelateria. The creamy imported-from-Italy treat called gelato has taken the city by ice storm over the last decade, and even old-guard Italian ice palaces have started selling it. This cousin of ice cream (which sports a lower fat con ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 28, 2012

    Spring Guide 2012: Which 'Wich?

    Spring for some one-hand sammy classics

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Blue Bottle: Coffee as Crack

    ​The sole output from Blue Bottle's downstairs is pour-overs -- no espressos! When San Francisco's Blue Bottle Coffee hit town two years ago in the Williamsburg outback, it changed the paradigm of the coffee bar. As a friend said to me, peering into the place's expansive premises, "Hey, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Tacombi Sets Up a Wee Cart in Chelsea Market

    Lauren ShockeyThe messy-but-tasty corn taco​Tacombi at Fonda Nolita, the popular Nolita taqueria, recently branched out to feed office workers and culinary amblers at Chelsea Market. Unlike the airy, cavernous flagship -- complete with its taco-dispensing VW bus -- this new outpost operates o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    The Curly & the Turk at the Tippler

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. The drink: Curly & the Turk The bar: The Tippler (425 West 15th Street, 212-206-0000) The price: $11 The ingredients: G'Vine gin, blue curacao, lemon juice, hibiscus syrup, chile, Moroccan bitters

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Valentine's Day Peeps Push the Peep Envelope

    We're hereby declaring a start to the Valentine's Day mayhem, and hope to give you some decent advice as to where to eat cheaply and well in a romantic atmosphere, and what kind of foodie gifts are available in a Cupidian theme.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2012

    No Beans! Chili Dog Goes Upscale at Dickson's Farmstand Meats

    ​The overstuffed chili dog at Dickson's. If you look carefully, you can see the glint of mayo through the morass of chili. Papaya King, watch your ass! Papaya Dog, too! There's a new chlli dog roaming the city's dog runs, from boutique meat source Dickson's Farmstand Meats.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Gingerbread Decoration at Eleni's New York

    Wine Tasting on a Boat As part of an ongoing series about world wines, Classic Harbor Line will host a sampling tonight, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Meet at Chelsea Piers' slot no. 62. Sign up for the $85 event here. Gingerbread Decoration at Eleni's New York Want to build the house of your dreams ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Boo! All the Halloween Coverage on Fork in the Road So Far

    ​Scary security guard at Chelsea Market The Fork in the Road staff takes Halloween quite seriously. As evidence, here's a rundown of the gruesome-holiday coverage we've offered so far this year, and a chance to catch up with the posts that you missed.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Dish No. 50: Sushi and Nigiri From the Lobster Place

    Rebecca Marx​ New York abounds with pre-packaged sushi, and a lot of it sucks. And that's one of the reasons we're grateful for the Lobster Place, where the pre-packaged sushi is so fresh and pristine it could pass muster in a good sit-down restaurant.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Our 10 Best Loaves of Bread in NYC

    ​The rustic loaves at Balthazar are cradled in a birch branch. As Pablo Neruda says: "The best poet is the man who delivers our daily bread: the local baker." And indeed he was right. Little gives as much pleasure as a freshly baked loaf, and here are the 10 that please us most. Note that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Next Week, People's Pops Will Pop up on East 7th Street

    ​Between the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, Van Leeuwen's, and Butter Lane's Blue Bell ice cream, East 7th Street is shaping up to be a frozen treats fantasia. And next week it will get even frostier, thanks to the good folks of People's Pops.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Laurent Gras Will Lend His Chefly Talents to Momofuku Ko

    laurentgras.typepad.comLaurent Gras when he's not cooking.​Laurent Gras is a serial dater. Ever since moving to New York from Chicago a few months back, the Michelin-starred chef has enjoyed flings with Locanda Verde, the Chelsea Market, Corton, and BLT Fish. Eventually, he plans to commit to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Friday afternoon is sliding into Friday early evening, so without further ado, a look back at the week that was ... Our 10 Best West African Restaurants. Why getting into the Hester Street Fair is a little like getting into college. Lure/Burger & Barrel's Josh Capon talks burgers, not barrels.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Susan Ungaro Reveals the Behind-the-Scenes of the James Beard Foundation Awards and Responds to Anthony Bourdain's Criticisms

    Chefs gonna be winning!​April showers bring May flowers, but also the James Beard Foundation Awards! The second week in May the awards will celebrate the country's best chefs (and journalists and writers), and are a big ole party of who's who in the industry. Wanting to take a peek behind th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Beer Table to Come to the Aid of Grand Central Commuters

    apol3/Flickr​Two years ago, Beer Table announced its plans to open a retail store in the Chelsea Market. Those plans never materialized, but now it looks like the Park Slope restaurant, which is known for its extensive selection of craft beers, has moved on to grander pastures.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    The High Line Will Get Itself Some New Elevated Eats

    David Berkowitz/FlickrExtra nice with a dribbling lobster roll​ The food vendors lucky enough to win a spot on the High Line this summer are still being decided upon. But if the organization that runs the elevated park gets what they asked for in proposals due yesterday, April 14, New Yorkers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Hot Cross Buns and What They Mean -- Plus a Video

    ​Hot cross buns recently went on sale at Amy's Bread, for $1.50 apiece, and will be sold through Easter Sunday. The small-yeast risen rolls appear sometime during Lent, in the run-up to Good Friday. Each roll is criss-crossed with white icing, and ramified with candied fruit. The frosting is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Colonie, Goodbye to Niko's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Satsko on the Lower East Side has been shuttered recently and plastered with bright orange "seizure" stickers, apparently due to state taxes owed. [Bowery Boogie] Salt & Pepper in Midtown West ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Afghan Fried Chicken Fight; Whoopie Pie War

    ​Spot Dessert Bar won customers back after the blizzard by offering half-price hot drinks on Facebook, Twitter, and its blog. It also offers discounts to people who "like" the place. [Wall Street Journal] Abdul Haye, who owns the Kennedy Fried Chicken brand, is declaring war against all Afgha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Buvette; Goodbye to Vutera

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg's Vutera and its upstairs venue Rose Live Music are celebrating the venue's fifth and last year this week, as both are set to close at the end of February. [Wall Street Journal] R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Next Year, Dickson's Will Teach You All About Meat

    Project Gutenberg​ Given the latest video exposing the utterly awful reality of factory farming, we're even more grateful for butchers like the Meat Hook and Dickson's Farmstand, which get their meat only from small producers who raise their animals responsibly and humanely.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    A First Look Inside Foodparc, NYC

    ​Foodparc is not quite as big and grandiose as it looks from the outside. If this era coming up has a theme, it might be the Era of Food Courts. They seem to be popping up everywhere.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    People's Pops Looks Towards Next Spring With Plans for a Retail Store

    Robert Sietsema​People's Pops is officially shutting down for the season in the coming weeks, but once it emerges from hibernation next spring, it may be with its very own stand-alone storefront.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Where Can NYC Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians Dine Together in Gastrointestinal Harmony?

    The Simpsons​What do you do when your friend is vegetarian but you love meat and hate earnest vegetarian restaurants? Can you recommend any non-vegetarian restaurants that have stand-out vegetarian options? The good news here is that the city's current fixation with all things farm-to-table m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Battle of the Chelsea Market Walnut Brownies: Amy's Bread v. Fat Witch

    Amy's Bread on the left, Fat Witch on the right.​With its avenue-long daisy chain of bakeries, Chelsea Market is more or less a carbophile's dream and dentist's worst nightmare. Two of the market's most highly-trafficked storefronts are Amy's Bread and Fat Witch Bakery. The former is an outpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Elliott Erwitt Photo Show Officially Opens Today at Chelsea Market

    ​The work of America's grand old man of point-and-shoot photography, Elliott Erwitt, is currently being represented by an excellent new show at Chelsea Market.

  • Dining

    May 25, 2010

    Summer Guide: The Village Voice's Field Guide to Cold Summer Treats

    From gelato to affogato to fro-yo&emdash;our recommended frozen fun

  • Music

    February 21, 2006

    Old-Fashioned Amenities

    Track after track of sincere classicism, internationalist anarchism, and foiled espionage

  • Columns

    November 29, 2005
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    June 21, 2005
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    June 7, 2005

    Flee Market

    Chelsea's weekend bazaar hangs on for dear life

  • NYC Life

    December 30, 2003

    Eat Your Heart Out

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