You could head upstate on an apple picking trip this weekend, but if you're feeling like it's a little early for that, there are plenty of fall activities happening in the city to get you in a more autumnal mood. Here's a look at where to head.
When Annapolis native Josh Morgan landed in New York City in 2009, he found that he missed a quintessential Chesapeake Bay summertime experience: The blue crab feasts ubiquitous in mid-Atlantic homes and restaurants. He quickly realized, though, that New Yorkers would be just as into the tradition a ... More >>
This week, Robert Sietsema introduces his meal of crossing-bridge-noodles at Tribeca's Lotus Blue through a Yunnan folktale. Further uptown, Tejal Rao reminisces about the highs and lows of restaurant staff meals before exploring the Upper West Side's new Mexican comfort-food restaurant, Cocina Econ ... More >>
A spin-off in Elmhurst outdoes the original
Female crab broken open to display orange roe -- that's some good eatin'! This morning Fork in the Road wrote about the spiny softshell turtles currently being displayed live in Chinatown fish markets. But those aren't the only things crawling around in wooden crates and cardboard boxes on display ... More >>
The homemade tofu at Hibino Tanya T asks: I'm just hearing about Brooklyn restaurant week. Can you give me some recommendations maybe a little off the beaten track that won't be mobbed?
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! The Joy of Cheese Presents Cheese & Beer Rules!! Culturefix Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Forget wine and cheese. The best pairing for curds is, by far, beer. For $25, learn wh ... More >>
flickr/Allerina & Glen MacLartyShuck 'em!Get ready for some shucking and slurping: It's going to be an oysterpalooza on Saturday, April 9 at New Amsterdam Market!
Sarah ShatzAmanda Hesser encourages you to forget the meringue. Amanda Hesser's new The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century (W.W. Norton & Company, 932 pages, $40) explores many decades of culinary history with an eye -- well, perhaps a palate -- for modern ta ... More >>
How much fun is recycling, you guys?It's Earth Day tomorrow, which has all of us wondering: How do we treat the world we live in a little bit better? According to the second annual Earth Day survey from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry , there are a few simple steps tha ... More >>
A new restaurant tries to whisk you away to Baltimore
Back in August, Dell'Anima's Bobby Werhane and Houston's Josh Morgan went before CB2 to make the case for the Maryland-style fish shack, to be called Rockfish, that they were planning to build in the old Bar Q space. Five months later, the restaurant, now called Choptank, is scheduled to open ... More >>
...Josh Morgan (Houston's) and Robert Werhane (Dell'anima, L'Artusi) talked about their plans for the former Bar Q space at 308 Bleecker Street: Their "Chesapeake Bay-inspired fish house" will feature seasonal small bites and weekly specials. Morgan and Werhane have spent three years planning the co ... More >>
How a cash voucher for city teaching students hurt the President
Of course, when I wasn't cooking for the fantasy writing retreat, I was exploring the countryside looking for local delicacies. Just driving around was a pleasure, though a landscape of dairy farms, wooded ridges and rolling countryside, and a slanting winter light and gray overcast sky that ma ... More >>
Do we have to pick just one? Kenny Heller won't admit it, but he could make a case for the title if he hadn't been disbarredfor obnoxious behavior.
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