• Art

    May 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2011

    Satellite Probably Crashed Into Southeast Asia, Scientists Shrug

    ​ROSAT, the decommissioned German satellite that fell to Earth yesterday, broke up upon entering the atmosphere and probably scattered debris over Southeast Asia. We say, "probably," because no one really knows where the dang thing is. The Washington Post reports ROSAT entered the atmosphere b ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 20, 2010

    Best of NYC: Our Critics List Their 10 Favorite Dishes

    Robert Sietsema, Sarah DeGregorio, and Rebecca Marx recap their respective years in food

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Our 10 Best Fish Dishes

    Seattle Weekly​Today, in honor of Good Friday and Passover, we bring you a list of the 10 best fin fish dishes in the city. We've left shellfish and cephalopods for another day, and tried to choose plates in which fish star, rather than play in the ensemble--so you won't find your favorite as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Mr. Cutlets Bids Bluefin Farewell Because it's Endangered. And Boring.

    It's time to say bye-bye to bluefin.​Josh Ozersky's Time column this week documents what may very well be his last bite of bluefin tuna: "It was awesome. But I have to stop eating it. And so do you," writes the unrepentant carnivore. Ozersky goes on to cite the numbers many of us have heard re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Chongqing Chicken Obsession, Part Three

    Don't fear the chiles!​ No matter how good the cold tripe and tongue in hot sauce, or the lotus root, or the spicy braised fish, whenever we go to a Sichuanese restaurant, we can't quite resist the siren call of the Chongqing chicken. Fuchsia Dunlop writes that the dish is from Geleshan, a tow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    China to Ban Public-Space Smoking in 7 Cities

    ​The anti-smoking ban pioneered in New York have finally caught on in its natural home of Red China, where the totalitarian government has ordered a ban on smoking in indoor public spaces in seven provincial capitals. It's up to the local governments of Tianjin, Chongqing, Shenyang, Harbin, N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Our 10 Best Wintery Restaurants

    ​ In the summer, sometimes all you want is a taco from a cart, a tomato salad, or a cold beer and sausage, eaten outside at the Bohemian Beer Garden. But winter calls for more substantial fare--bread dumplings that will insulate your ribs like a puffy ski jacket, pizza crackling hot from a woo ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Spicy Mung Bean Noodles at Bay Ridge's Grand Sichuan House

    "Jiggle, jiggle," say the noodles​Revisiting our favorites at Grand Sichuan House in Bay Ridge yesterday (which was favorably reviewed by Our Man Sietsema last year), we punctuated our chile-pepper-laden Chongqing chicken and cumin lamb with an estimable vegetarian dish from the "cold dishes" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Chongqing Chicken Obsession

    Grand Sichuan St. Mark's Chong Qing ChickenWhen Sietsema's review of Grand Sichuan House (8701 Fifth Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn) ran accompanied by a gorgeous shot of what looks like a plate mounded with dried red chiles and nothing else, I ran right down to Bay Ridge to try the dish. The preparati ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2000

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