• Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Experience Celebrity Chefs and Southern Flavor Over a Weekend in Washington DC

    Need to get out of town for a weekend? This column highlights food vacations you can explore in your two days off of work. For more getaways, check out our archives. The only thing elected officials in Washington DC tackle less than good governance is the capital's booming dining scene. Here, it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Hammer & Claws Brings a Chesapeake Bay Tradition to NYC

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    What's Happening This Week: Queens Brewery Night, Dinner With A Critic, Crab-A-Palooza

    After a great weekend, the last thing you want to do is take a look at the calendar and realize it's Monday--and the last Monday of summer at that. With school back in session and Labor Day barbecue preparations underway, why not sneak out of the house for one more night? Here's a look at this week' ... More >>

  • News

    September 19, 2012

    Fracking: Boom or Doom

    America's hydraulic fracturing gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation

  • Voice Choices

    December 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Frank Foster, R.I.P.

    via Jazz Legacy Films​ Saxophonist, flautist, composer, arranger and educator Frank Foster died on Tuesday in his Chesapeake, Va., home. Born in Cincinnati on September 21, 1928, Foster's early jazz career was primarily in the Midwest, where he played tenor and soprano saxophone as a studen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    C'est l'après-midi de vendredi! Alors, les articles de la semaine ... Our 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in NYC. Amanda Hesser talks Charlotte Russe, Chesapeake crabcakes, and the new Essential New York Times Cookbook. Jackie Hoffman doesn't do shellfish, cooks a nice chicken, and likes a big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    The Great New York Lost Finale Party Guide

    LolLost The fated day is almost upon us: This Sunday is the series finale of ABC's beloved tropical clusterfuck, Lost. If you've yet to find your ideal finale viewing party bar, now is probably the time to figure it out. Do you prefer island-appropriate mixed drinks? Or perhaps a city-wide scavenge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Another Creepy Story About the Threat to New Yorkers' Drinking Water

    You know the drill: Companies eye the potentially lucrative Marcellus Shale, while New York City worries about the safety of its upstate watershed.A creepy new development related to possible hazards to New York City's drinking water comes courtesy of an upstate woman. Laurie Lygle allowed a natural ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Fork in the Road Shacks Up

    So far, the critical word on Butcher Bay, a mid-Atlantic-style seafood "shack" has been pretty bad. In my mind, it's a mixed bag (the fried chicken was greasy, for one thing), but a worthwhile mixed bag.  For one thing, the lobster pot pie is mind-bendingly good--if you like Maine lobster, crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    The Early Word--Kevin's

    Although I am an admitted American-brunch-denier (and now there are even more reasons to hate on brunch), for the sake of household peace, I often find myself brunching. This past weekend, we decided to try Kevin's, a newish restaurant in Red Hook.Kevin's dinner menu looks promising--simple, good st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    What They Ate: The Obamas' First State Dinner

    While much of America was watching this years' Oscars, with its awkward montages and musical numbers, on Sunday night, the Obamas were, of course, hosting their first state dinner for the country's governors and their spouses. A staff of ten, including White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford, ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2003

    Concerning Sotoligarchy

    What happens when the rich and powerful rule the stupid? It's called America.

  • News

    November 7, 2000
  • Specials

    August 31, 1999
  • Dining

    December 22, 1998
  • News

    September 15, 1998

    Native Son

    Ginky SanSouci Dives Into the Deep End of Pool