1. Homok -- There's nothing quite like it in town, a light-as-helium mousse made from fish, egg, and coconut milk, curried to a deep shade of orange and utterly irresistible.
This week, Counter Culture swims into Chao Thai Too, the spinoff of Chao Thai and every bit as good, offering dishes from a ... More >>
Pig Ear in Aspic (a/k/a "Crystal Pig Skin Frozen" on the menu) was one of the more unusual dishes assayed by the Organ Meat Society that evening.
Lately, the Organ Meat Society has been often seen along Flushing's Main Street, because that is where the city's best collection of variety meats is fo ... More >>
Robert Sietsema checks into Casa Enrique in Queens, whose menu provides a window into the rarely seen cooking of Chiapas: "The chocolate-tinged mole familiar from NYC's taquerias is here called mole de Piaxtla, referring to a town in southern Puebla. You can get it with roast chicken or poured over ... More >>
Cochinito Chiapaneco ("little female pig ribs from Chiapas") is a dish that demonstrates the adept way Chiapas cooks use dried red chiles to create subtle sauces.
This week, Counter Culture rides on donkey back into the remote mountains of Chiapas in far southern Mexico, via a series of meals at C ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.
Neta, a sushi restaurant in the Village run by the people behind Masa, opened last Friday. [Grub Street]
Today is opening day for Russian restaurant Brasserie Pushkin ... More >>
Mexican protesters prefer kisses to bullets
More than 100 people marched with signs and drums from the Mexican Consulate to the United Nations on Sunday, to ask the powers that be to bring a halt to the drug-gang violence plaguing the Aztec nation, the Spanish-language newspaper reports.
The march ... More >>
John Ross -- beat-era poet and revolution-championing journalist -- died this week in Mexico of liver cancer. He was 72 --- or was it 73? The Associated Press says the former, Counterpunch's Frank Bardacke, another veteran of the Bay Area left, says the latter. Whatever, the age matters less ... More >>