In January, chef Shanna Pacifico left her post at Back Forty West after a seven year run working under greenmarket pioneer Peter Hofffman. Last month, she opened her first solo venture, Pacifico's Fine Foods (798A Franklin Avenue, 917-966-2670), with Kristi Banister of High Horse Saloon and chef Rob ... More >>
The Lower East Side has amassed a collection of California Mexican restaurants: First came Angeleno bar Taqueria Lower East Side, then was Danny Bowien's Mission Cantina, which is at least influenced by the Golden State, even if it's also heavy on ingredients from many other places in the world. Now ... More >>
A Styrofoam cooler of pre-made burritos dragged from dive to dive may not be the ideal format in which to sample a good burrito. Nevertheless, that's just how Pepe Urquijo, a Bay Area expat, started his business B'klyn Burro Burrito (at Don Pedro's, 90 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn) early this year, co ... More >>
On the heels of a report that New York's tech sector grew faster than almost any other city's--becoming the city's second-largest industry this year--comes more good tech news. Mayor Bloomberg announced Monday the city will be rolling out free and public wireless corridors to 10 neighborhoods in D ... More >>
Chicken, Oreos, and even butter, are all fried standards by now, but what beats classic French fries? Crisp, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and dunked in ketchup (or mayonnaise), fries are irresistible, cheap and perfect for sharing, and can be topped with just about anything. Our 10 best picks hig ... More >>
Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith as subjects
The New York City Health Department yesterday renewed a recommendation to gay men who've had sex with a man they met via-a digital "app": get a meningitis vaccine.In the last 12 months, there have been a total of 11 cases of meningitis within the City's gay community, two of which were diagnosed wit ... More >>
Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar at the Mondrian SoHo opened today. It's Sicilian food by executive chef Victor LaPlaca, who spent the last 17 years opening restaurants with Todd English. Signatures off Isola's trattoria menu will include cuscinetto with goat cheese and black olive, baby heirloom tomato ... More >>
[See More Taste Tests: Taco Box Debuts at B Bar on Bowery | Is This New York's Most Expensive [Normal] Hot Dog? | Noodles: Hand-Pulled or Knife-Peeled?] Fact: Deep-fried foods are bad for you. Fact: They are tasty. But not all deep-fried foods are created equal--or equally bad for you, anyway. On a ... More >>
A natural Casanova?
The Voice is starting a new feature several times a week. As foreclosures continue unabated across the nation, the Voice will be profiling the foreclosures that happen every week right here in the five boroughs. We'll be looking closely at the properties facing foreclosure, the public auctions where ... More >>
In chef news this week: British chef Jamie Oliver found a treasure worth $1.7 million hidden in the basement of his latest restaurant. [NY Post]Who knew that Florida is the only state with a full-time official chef? Justin Timineri's job is to create healthy menus for people in the food-stamp progra ... More >>
Happy Valentine's Day! Today's all about love (or, if you're single, it's about getting bombed on pink champagne in a bubble bath while listening to Whitney). And Conversation Hearts. And chocolate-covered strawberries. Now, those nibbles are all fine and dandy, but if you really want to get in the ... More >>
According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>
The rain didn't stop a group of religious leaders and elected officials from rallying outside Morris High School in the Bronx today before the mayor's State of the City speech. Around 100 protestors were fenced in a block away from the school chanting under a sea of umbrellas. They had trekked to th ... More >>
Here are some of the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. The Sweetery (433 West 34th Street) can now satisfy your cookie, cake, and sugary baked-good fix. The group behind the Eatery runs the new pastry shop. [Zagat B ... More >>
Last month, we told you about Smoke Joint expanding to Clinton Hill with a new location right next door to popular neighborhood bar Hot Bird. The owners are keeping mum about the new spot and its further expansion plans, but the word is that it will be called Little Brother.
This is a crime story! There's apparently a new breed of criminal, a foul and despicable creature, who employs a hug and the words "I love you" to distract his victims, thereby allowing an accomplice to swiftly steal their most valuable possessions! This person and his friend have been dubbed the "I ... More >>
Not newborn Irene Hope, but close enough.This week, a lost cat was adopted and a baby lamb was born, and we can all thank Hurricane Irene. Yeah, that Hurricane Irene, the one that is one of the top ten costliest storms in U.S. history, shut down the biggest transit system in the country for a ... More >>
cbertel/FlickrA veritable eon after La Esquina made tacos safe for the bottle service set, the "trendy taqueria" seems to still be a thing.
No blarney, but a great burger in Prospect Heights
At Gazala Place, Nice Matin, Gottino, and a host of other NYC restaurants
Good news for bivalve freaks: when the Brooklyn Flea's outdoor incarnation returns on April 2, it will add oysters to its menu. Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch reports that the oysters will come courtesy of Oystergirl, a spin-off of Brooklyn Fish Camp. Priced around $3 apiece, they'll be sourc ... More >>
If you happen to live in Williamsburg, we're happy to tell that you won't have to travel very far for the best of tonight's dance parties. Stay local if you can for three very different but equally excellent dance floors, all within a few blocks of each other. Start your Friday night at Publi ... More >>
davidstanleyredfern.comWhy buy wine when you can bring your own?Restaurants generally mark up wine bottles at three times the price they paid for them wholesale. Meaning that you, the customer, are getting screwed. Throw in some pricey cocktails and you're really in trouble. Hence the beau ... More >>
On your mark, get set, shop!
The Emerson, on a recent night.Clinton Hill's bar scene has been heating up lately with Fulton Grand, which opened at its namesake intersection this past summer, and the forthcoming Hanson Dry, a cocktail bar that was supposed to open this past weekend, but was still dark and papered over on ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now: Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes--old standbys and new finds alike--compiled daily. Today's pick: Nigerian goat stew ($7) from Baku
Some like it fiery.On a sticky summer's day, the last thing you are likely to be craving is hot soup. But, like Indians with their tea, Africans will sip a steaming bowl, which causes the body to perspire and, eventually, cool down. At the newly opened West African restaurant Buka, on Fulton ... More >>
More West African for Fulton Street. Buka, a new West African restaurant on Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, has opened at the corner of St. James Place, and is awaiting a liquor license. The menu features several pepper soups - the traditional goat, as well as fish and chicken - dubbed "Lookm ... More >>
Revenge: best served cold.Assami Semde may have foiled the would-be thieves who tried to steal his pizza earlier this month, but not all restaurant delivery workers are so lucky. And so in response to a recent rise in violent incidents, City Councilwoman Letitia James and Brooklyn District At ... More >>
Goods hopes to deliver the goods soon.Prospect Heights residents have for several months been awaiting the opening of Goods at 115 Underhill, a specialty foods market and cafe that has been taunting passersby with its promise of "grocery, food, and drink" since the fall. According to co-owner ... More >>
Brownstoner.comInside the NeroDoro Clinton Hill seems to be surfing a small wave of gastro-gentrification that began when Choice Market opened a location at Grand and Lafayette Streets back in 2006: Umi Nom opened on Dekalb Avenue near Classon Avenue last summer and, as Fork in the Road repor ... More >>
Get your bubbly in Brooklyn this New Year's Eve.What was once a bullet-proof-glass-type liquor store on Atlantic Avenue is now a proper wine shop. Atlantic Cellars opened this month at the corner of Grand Avenue on the Clinton Hill/Prospect Heights border. It stocks a selection of wines from ... More >>
Every so often someone tells us about an incredibly cool thing in some distant neighborhood, and when we weigh the benefits of seeing the cool thing against getting a good night's sleep or even going to work, the cool thing usually suffers. But here's a loophole: Brooklyn's smART Brooklyn Gal ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, meaning it's time for a look back at the best posts of the week: We ranked our Top 10 Greek restaurants. The Vanderbilt opens next week. Here's a sneak preview of its cocktails. Sustainable-meat maven Bev Eggleston talked about his plans to bring his business to New York. ... More >>
Two pieces of chicken fried to perfection from Yafa Deli. Clinton Hill's Yafa Deli is relatively unremarkable. Sure, there is a good selection of beer, aisles of dry goods beckon, and there's a freezer case filled with garish ice cream treats. But the minute you enter, the thing tha ... More >>
Roxana Marroquin/Time OutClinton Hill Blog gives a shout-out to Brooklyn Brew Shop, the DIY beer brewing business that sells at-home brewing kits at the Brooklyn Flea. According to Erica Shea and Stephen Valand, the couple behind the Brew Shop, they're in the process of developing more varieties ... More >>
There's a new addition to Fort Greene's "restaurant row," aka DeKalb Avenue, this week. It's a bright, homey little spot called Catherine's Caffe that opened yesterday. Owner Hank Lipowczan has been working construction in the area for years, loves the friendly residents, and says its "always been a ... More >>
Architects color the skyscraper green
Twenty-four years in Crown Heightslady, will you turn off our lights?