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    September 10, 2014

    Here's What to Eat at Taqueria Tehuitzingo's Ninth Avenue Offshoot

    Early this year, Taqueria Tehuitzingo (578 Ninth Avenue, 646-707-3916) opened an offshoot of its Tenth Avenue bodega in a diminutive stall on Ninth. The splashy font of signage catches the eye of travelers pouring out of Port Authority, filling the spot's five tiny tables for post-expedition plates ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Where to Eat, Drink, and Cure Your Hangover on a Weekend Getaway to Atlantic City

    Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular daytrip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. The dining scene in Atlantic City has seen its fortunes rise ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Campeón Gives the Sports Bar a Mexican Twist

    Just in time for the World Cup is the debut of Campeón (9 East 16th Street; 212-675-4700), a Flatiron sports bar with a south-of-the-border spin -- decor is inspired by Mexico City, down to the hand-painted ceramic tiles. Sports fans will be excused if they miss that detail, though: The place also ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014
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    February 26, 2014

    New York Vegans Have a New Reason to Go to Chipotle

    New York vegans have a new reason to go to Chipotle.

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    December 11, 2013

    Celebrate Tamale Season at Tamales Mexicanos

    Unlike many foodstuffs, the Mexican tamale resists modernization. The process -- making a braised filling, mixing a dough, soaking cornhusks, assembling individual dumplings, wrapping each package, then steaming until cooked through -- is so time-consuming that it enervates even the most eager parti ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Five Spots for Nachos on National Nacho Day

    Retail stores be damned, Christmas is eons from now -- and just think of how many food holidays those crafty corporate vendors could be celebrating in the meantime! Like today, for instance, it's National Nacho Day, surely worthy of a little fanfare. We'll take any old excuse to chow down on a platt ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    The Strangest Sandwiches in the City Come From Sunny & Annie's

    The deli sandwiches from my neighborhood bodega are reserved for particular times of day: 4 a.m., when I'm stumbling home drunk, or around midday after a big night out when I'm stocking up on water and Advil and don't have the willpower to wait for a more decent meal to soak up the hangover. Sunny ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 3, 2013


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    June 5, 2013
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    April 5, 2013

    Malai Marke's New Snack Kitchen Now Serving Kati Rolls, Chaat, and More Indian Street Food

    I love making a quick lunch of hot masala chai and pav bhaji, one of India's finest junk foods. The bread rolls should be generously buttered and deeply browned, ideally served with a super-spicy curried mash that's full of flavor and devoid of nutritional value. Shiva Natarajan's sparse and shiny ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Sweet Yummy House Serves Up Sichuan, Taiwanese-Style

    Under the overpass, Elmhurst burns its tongue

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    December 19, 2012

    Munch an Ugly Duckling at Jeepney

    A Pinoy throwback cracks open in the East Village

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    November 14, 2012

    Some of the City's Best Nachos, in an Unexpected Place

    No lack of cheese on this version of New York's favorite bar snack. Nachos is a quintessential Tex-Mex dish that was invented in the border town of Piedras Negras in 1943 by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya, but it's now on the menu of nearly every family-style chain restaurant, fast food establishment, and ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Chao Thai Too: Five Dishes You Shouldn't Miss

    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 >>

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    October 14, 2012

    Koong Chae Nam Pla at Chao Thai Too, Dish #3

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.

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    October 3, 2012

    Rural Restaurant: No Rice, Still Nice

    More great food from China's far northeastern corner

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    September 19, 2012

    Chiapas, NYC at Casa Enrique

    The city gets some long overdue regional Mexican fare

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    August 28, 2012

    Sai Krok E-San at Chao Thai Too, Dish #50

    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. [See More 100 Dishes: Pannelle Special from Ferdinando's Focacceria, Dish #51 | Rola Melitzanas at Boukies, Dish #52]

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    August 10, 2012

    Lakruwana's Mango Mousse, Dish #68

    Sunday buffet, $11.95 Shortly after moving to New York, I read about Sri Lankan food culture on Staten Island and immediately wanted to visit. But it wasn't until several years later, when I actually had a friend living on Staten Island, that I realized how easy it is to get there. No more excuses ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    How to Make Scallop Aguachile From Gran Electrica

    [See More Recipes: Boozy Sparkling Watermelon Punch from the Smith | How to Make the Whipped Green Eggs from Paprika] Here's a recipe for scallop aguachile from Gran Electrica chef Sam Richman. At this Mexican restaurant in DUMBO, Richman (formerly of Jean Georges) serves market-driven dishes inspi ... More >>

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    August 4, 2012

    Edible Garden On Top Of North Square Restaurant

    Talk about an extensive herb garden. Located on top of North Square Restaurant in the Washington Square Hotel, Jake's Edible Garden is an herb garden that has just sprouted and will be providing all the herbs for executive chef Yoel Cruz's dishes. The herbs, chilies, and tomatoes come from Oak Gro ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    How to Make Swordfish Tacos With Salsa Fresca from Maslow 6 Wine Bar

    [See More Recipes: STK Burger | Homemade Smoothies] This week, chef Nickolas Kipper of Maslow 6 Wine Bar shares his recipe for swordfish tacos with salsa fresca. Kipper, who moved to New York from Kansas City, MO in 2010, cooked at Bouley and Tenpenny.

  • Dining

    July 4, 2012

    Mission Chinese Food: Red Hot in a Pink Glow

    A San Francisco transplant wows the city's gastro-cognoscenti

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    May 21, 2012

    Recipe: Oaxacan-Style Tamales from Almond

    Today we bring to you a recipe from Almond, an American bistro in the Flatiron district. One of the restaurant's bussers named Antony actually acquired the recipe from his grandmother who comes from Tulcingo del Valle, Puebla. She made these tamales at her neighborhood and church gatherings. The t ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Our 10 Best Sichuan Restaurants in NYC

    Braised whole fish with hot bean sauce at Grand Sichuan House When Sichuan sailed into town in the '70s, it was spelled Szechuan and the food was a pale evocation of one of China's foremost regional cuisines. If chili oil was used, it was just a drop, and the sole vector of a timid spiciness was ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Cemita Versus Torta: Your Mexican Sandwich Primer

    Peeling back the top of a sandwich from a Mexican bodega can sometimes cause momentary confusion. "Where's the pickled jalapeno? What's this green stuff?" is all too common a refrain. Here we clear up the difference between the two most popular Mexican sandwiches, the cemita and the torta, and where ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Make Ngam Chef Hong Thaimee's Thai Fruit Salad

    Photo courtesy Hong ThaimeeWho says you can't have a tasty fruit salad in winter?​Hong Thaimee, the chef and owner of Ngam (99 Third Avenue, 212-777-8424), is looking to extend the reach of Thai cuisine into the homes of New Yorkers by offering a series of monthly cooking classes at her East V ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Jalapeno Poppers Pop-Up on Downtown Menus

    Lauren BloombergThere's molten cheese hidden inside of these babies.​Spicy, cheesy, fried. Jalapeno poppers are pretty much one of the most perfect snack foods. They're as ideal for noshing in front of the television as they are for serving as a cocktail party bite. But, aside from TGI Fridays and ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Hot Kitchen's Mei Shan Beef Is Nice 'N' Spicy

    Lauren ShockeyLots of chiles in Hot Kitchen's mei shan beef​Although New York City now boasts a wealth of Sichuan restaurants, the East Village hasn't seen too many of them -- until now. Hot Kitchen (104 Second Avenue, 212-228-3090) opened quietly several weeks ago, offering a vast menu of Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    The City's Strangest Pizza? The 900 Degrees at 900 Degrees

    ​Guess what's on it! (Click on image to enlarge.) 900 Degrees is the city's latest newfangled pizza parlor, descended from Tony's Pizza Napolitana, one of the first establishments to bring Neapolitan-style pies to San Francisco two years ago. Now you can taste that ur-pie and a couple dozen ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 8, 2011

    Flushing's Hunan Kitchen Wants to Give You a Hot Time

    The city's best—and damn spicy—Hunan restaurant

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    May 11, 2011

    The Jalapeño NYC Truck's Goat Barbacoa and Salt Beef Tacos

    Chantal MartineauYet another taco truck. Yay!​ When we told you about the newly minted Jalapeño NYC truck last week, you may have thought to yourself, "Great. Not another taco truck." And, yes, it may be the last thing the city needs on the whole. But it certainly isn't the last thing Fort Gr ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Make Suvir Saran's Savory Indian Crepes with Tomato-Shallot Chutney, Available This Valentine's at Devi

    Ben FinkSavory Indian Crepes with Tomato-Shallot Chutney​Suvir Saran, the New Delhi-born executive chef and partner at Devi, is hosting a Valentine's brunch this coming weekend. The $25 prix fixe include two courses and a cocktail. Or you can always stay in with your honey and try to replicate ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Burger King Jalapeno & Cheddar Stuffed Steakhouse — Reinventing Meatloaf

    ​Though the bun displays more buoyancy, the BK Jalapeno & Cheddar Stuffed Steakhouse resembles a standard burger -- minus the pickles and onions. For the last couple of decades, to make their products seem more "natural," fast-food franchises have shunned fillers and chemical additives. Befo ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Recipe Exclusive: Make Back Forty's One-Pot Pozole Verde, Available Throughout December

    Back Forty's Pozole​Back Forty's One-Pot Dinner Series debuted last month and is slated to run through March. The idea was to feature one, soul (and body)-warming meal each cold-weather month, like Brazilian feijoada or Cajun gumbo. But November's Pozole Verde was popular with patrons that the ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    El Cantinero Proves Tex-Mex Ain't Muerto

    An old-line margarita mill evokes the days of the chile queens

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    February 15, 2009

    Incredibly Cheap Eats -- Street Tamales

    A tale of two tamales, one red and one green (click to explode) Not sure how when it happened, but East Harlem's 116th Street has become of paradise of Latin street vending. At $2 for two, the tamale meal you see above constitutes one of the city's most formidable Incredibly Cheap Eats. Purchased be ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Oedipus, Starring Vegetables

    This very funny version of Oedipus (funny and Oedipus don't often go together) was brought to my attention by my former boss at Chile Pepper magazine. It features a potato as Oedipus and a tomato as his sexy mom. You know how this ends. Surprisingly, not totally safe for work. See it on a bigger scr ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    Cabrito's Rajas con Crema

    The West Village's Cabrito (50 Carmine Street) earned one star from Frank Bruni in the Times today and mixed praise from our own Robert Sietsema last July. For the big game this Sunday, they're offering 6-foot heroes made from their special recipe chili-marinated pork. If your Super Bowl celebration ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Floral Park: A Lesser Known Little India

    Vada Pav from Mumbai XpressThe neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens, is located as far east as you can go and still be in New York City. The neighborhood cozies up against the Nassau County line, and is made up of wide, quiet streets lined with small brick houses with yards. It also happens to be hom ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    Ordering Off-Menu at Blimpie

    Any Blimpie's bland facade might be hiding unexpected goodies. There was the one on 31st Street, which evolved from a Blimpie with a Thai steam table to a full-fledged Thai restaurant, and the one on 6th Avenue at 37th Street that served Latin food like roast pork and plantains. Both of those are ac ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008
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    September 18, 2007

    Blonde on Blonde

    Bangladeshi restaurant in Queens smothers us in mustard oil

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    January 17, 2006

    Bali Who?

    Do the durian shake at new Sumatran café in Elmhurst

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    December 14, 2004

    Pounded Nuts

    New Elmhurst Indonesian shows us what we've been missing

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    January 27, 2004

    Hometown Mole

    Former delis bring Mexican country cooking to Clinton

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    May 25, 1999
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    December 29, 1998
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