Break out the festive hats, it's about time to bet on some horses and hit a fiesta. And a slew of venues all over the city are ready to accommodate your antics, whether you're planning on donning a sombrero or a floppy bonnet, whether you'll be drinking margaritas or mint juleps. Here are the 10 be ... More >>
Have a drink with some old friends
Spring is definitely, at long last, in the air, which means your social schedule should be ramping up as your friends emerge from hibernation. Gather a crew for a cheap drink and food deal at one of this week's hand-picked happy hour spots.
It's Friday, and the start of the weekend is in sight. So ditch the suit and tie or pencil skirt, and head out to one of these events.
Friday, May 3 The Food Book Fair The Food Book Fair started on Thursday, but its events will run all weekend. Some highlights include a book signing and Q&A with Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, a foraging panel with Fredrik Berselius of Aska, and a farming panel at the Wythe Hotel. See all the eve ... More >>
[See More Gears 'n' Grub: A Taste of Sri Lanka on Staten Island | A Ride to the Roll 'n' Roaster in Sheepshead Bay] Cinco de Mayo's goat soup is the soup of my dreams. Thin, but deep in flavor. The tomato-based broth has chunks of goat on the bone and nuggets of hominy. I usually add in a healthy s ... More >>
What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Robert Sietsema gives us the verdict on the best soba in NYC. He talks up Lower East Side Corcoron and throws in a mention for the East Village-based SobaKoh: "Soba are often eaten cold with a soy-based dipping sauce. The noodles feel cool on the ... More >>
It was a busy night for our bars what with Derby Day, Cinco de Mayo and the less-toasted event of the evening: the super moon. I sort of learned about the super moon from the barflies at Burp Castle, where I spent a few very quiet hours drinking excellent Belgian beer: It's the closest the moon ha ... More >>
The more, the merrier. Or, in this case, the more vices, the better. At least that's what New York Assemblyman Micah Kellner thinks and just in time for the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo.In an interview today on the radio station WCBS 880, he introduced his plan to bring back the betting kio ... More >>
By 10pm, there were long lines in front of the West Village's most notorious margarita mills. [click on any image to enlarge] Though not much celebrated in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that commemorates an 1862 victory of Mexico over France at the Battle of Puebla. In New York City, the rece ... More >>
Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner and that calls for some rounds of tequila and maybe a margarita or two. Here's a round-up of five places where you can get discounted booze on the Mexican independence day. 1) $5 bar at Tortoria. Tortaria's four Mexican-style beers on tap will all be $5 each ... More >>
What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Lauren Bloomberg interviews Kutsher's Tribeca's Zach Kutsher, who talks about kosher cuisine and smelly cow feet. Robert Sietsema heads over to Ozone Park and reviews the dim sum over at Genting Palace. We rounded up five creative Cinco de ... More >>
Cinco De Mayo is heading our way on the weekend. For those opting to stay in and celebrate with the family, we've rounded up some of the best Mexican-themed foods from the web for you. Click on the title of the dish to get the full recipe on the original site.
This week in food blogs ... Food Babe investigates why she became so addicted to Chick-fil-A. One of her reasons: "If I turn in the toy from the kid's meal I can get an ice cream cone that my kid loves and I don't have to deal with all these annoying toys everywhere in my house." Gilt Taste explo ... More >>
A Cinco de Mayo party with class
Today is Australia Day. The day when our buddies down under get off of work in order to eat, drink, and attend public celebrations like concerts and festivals. Unfortunately, unlike, Cinco de Mayo or Bastille Day, it's a holiday that Americans rarely piggy-back on turning a traditional soiree int ... More >>
As Capital NY reported earlier today, I'm leaving the Voice (my last day here is the 24th of January) for the Atlantic Wire. Coming on in my stead is Victoria Bekiempis -- that's pronounced "Bee-kemp-is" -- who has been writing for the past couple weeks on Runnin' Scared while also contributing to f ... More >>
This week in food blogs ... Eater mapped 10 of the best new spots for spring drinking. Grub Street did some mapping of its own: Mother's Day brunch spots! Midtown Lunch rounded up its favorite Mexican restaurants just in time for this week's Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Serious Eats unearthed the ... More >>
Friday afternoon is sliding into Friday early evening, so without further ado, a look back at the week that was ... Our 10 Best West African Restaurants. Why getting into the Hester Street Fair is a little like getting into college. Lure/Burger & Barrel's Josh Capon talks burgers, not barrels.
Photo courtesy Josh CaponJosh Capon, Equal Opportunist When It Comes to Meat and Seafood Josh Capon is a busy man these days, helming both Soho staple Lure Fishbar and his newer venture Burger & Barrel, located on Houston Street. Wanting to know his patty philosophy, we called him up and got ... More >>
It's Cinco de Mayo! We're going to go ahead and admit that we have no idea why Americans celebrate the holiday other than to over-indulge in margaritas, tacos, and cervezas. As it turns out, though, tonight's schedule of dance parties is more than willing to accommodate. If you want to get y ... More >>
WikipediaWord.Donald Trump has his own vodka, but the best celebrity booze hybrid most certainly is the new Ghost Face Killah spicy beer!
Bowery BoogieAlmost a year after its construction began, APL is opening next week on Orchard Street.
An Aztec deity visits the Cinco de Mayo festivities in East Harlem on Sunday (click on picture to enlarge). This week, Fork in the Road will be running extra stories in honor of Cinco de Mayo ("Fifth of May"), a principally Mexican-American holiday celebrating the immigrant group's Mexican ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! All-Clad Metalcrafters at the JBF LTD Chelsea Market May 3-7 April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and John Dory Oyster Bar; Gavin Kaysen of Café Boul ... More >>
Go ahead, take a bite of this delicious chile-soaked pambazo. Cecomex, the community organization that figured largely in this week's Voice cover story, sponsored this year's East Harlem Cinco de Mayo festivities. The street fair filled two city blocks, from Lexington Avenue to Second Aven ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Victoria Bekiempis tells the sordid tale of Juan Cáceres, founder of the Spanish Harlem nonprofit CECOMEX. Cáceres is revered by many in his community as an exemplary leader, even after "being convicted of second-degree rape -- of his own daughter, from the time she ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! New York Loves Japan Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. La.venue Join some of the most influential Japanese chefs and sake distributors for an evening of fundraising and ... More >>
Andrew GrantRoberto Santibañez knows how to have a fiestaYesterday Fonda chef Roberto Santibañez told us all about his new cookbook, Truly Mexican. Today the busy man tells us about what's next in store. Hint: Mexican sandwiches.
'Tis Friday afternoon, and time for a look at the week that was ... Roberto Santibañez talked about his cookbook, his torta concept, and his Cinco de Mayo plans. A battle of the Park Slope Passover macaroons between Trois Pommes and Sweet Melissa. Our 10 Best Things to Eat at the Chelsea M ... More >>
Today in El Diario, that newspaper at your bodega you always wondered about... Beauty Salon Queens Washington Heights isn't just known for its bachata and meringue music, reports the Spanish-language daily -- it's also known for its vibrant commerce, especially its booming beauty salon indu ... More >>
Rich aliens, rich alienation. Still via connect.in.comWith sincere apologies to Chuck Eddy, my two favorite records of the year also produced my two favorite singles: funny how that happens. And though ten songs increasingly feels like about forty too few, especially when Dr. Luke is working, ... More >>
A brief interlude between dirty jokes. Pics by Rob, more below.Marnie Stern The Rock Shop Tuesday, October 5 Better than: Most Sarah Silverman routines Marnie Stern talks about vaginas a lot. Maybe you knew this. Tonight we are celebrating the release of her pretty great new album (self-tit ... More >>
Boycotting Cinco de Mayo to celebrate it the right way
Celebrate the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla with these Cinco de Mayo fiestas: Elizabeth in Nolita is hosting a Garden Party tonight from 5-7 pm featuring 50-cent shots of Tanteo tequila, 50-cent pulled pork, roasted chicken, grilled steak and veggie tacos, 50-cent scoops of Tanteo tequila ... More >>
It's Cinco de Mayo, and while Mayor Mike Bloomberg is basking in (more!) endorsements from Mexican community leaders today, one of his appointees has just resigned over slurs she made against Mexicans. In response to the swine flu outbreak, Betsy Perry, a member of Bloomberg's prestigious Commissi ... More >>
As you may recall, Mayor Bloomberg announced the cancellation of the Casa Puebla Cinco de Mayo party in Flushing during that pandemic nobody remembers anymore. Other local CdM events are also off, but the Guactacular is still planned for tonight at the Bell House, at which local restaurants will com ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg rode the subway today and said he felt "perfectly safe." Of course he does -- he's surrounded by bodyguards and, if attacked, can shoot deadly streams of money from his sleeves. But he meant from swine flu contamination -- the trip, broadcast on local TV news, was evidently meant to ... More >>
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