• Blogs

    January 14, 2012

    This Week's Specials: New York's Best Ramen and Soda Robots

    Hungry for great food writing this weekend? Then check out some of Fork in the Road's top stories from the past week. And make sure to come back later for more news! Bon appétit! Robert Sietsema slurps noodle soups in this week's listing: NYC's 10 Best Bowls of Ramen. Lauren Shockey talk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    FDA Monitoring Orange Juice for Fungicide

    The Food and Drug Administration thinks that a sketchy foreign fungicide might have contaminated Brazilian orange juice -- so FDA officials might start turning away OJ imports from there, according to

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Manhattan McDonald's Gets Soda Vending Machine

    Lauren BloombergEnough soda options to give you an anxiety attack. Or a sugar high.​If you happen to be strolling into the Fulton Street McDonald's late at night (because that's the only time you eat fast food right?), you may be shocked to discover that the soda fountain is missing. It isn't your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Mediterranean Diet Falls Out of Favor with Mediterraneans; Why Big Macs Are Cheaper Than Whole Foods

    ​Sure, the Mediterranean diet -- full of fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts -- is healthy. But in the 16 Mediterranean countries that made it famous, people have abandoned it in favor of processed food that's full of fat, salt, and sugar. ABC News] A paper in today's edition of the journal Sc ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 29, 2011

    The Astor Room Noshes on Nostalgia

    A mixed bag of American classics in Astoria. But no beaver.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Insane Clown Posse Vow to Make 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos "Bigger and Better," Invite Charlie Sheen and Ass Dan

    photo by Nate "Igor" SmithDidn't even have to resort to Google Image Search for this. Fresh off their miraculous return to New York City, Insane Clown Posse are already gearing up for this summer's 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. "We're gonna outdo last year," threatened Violent J when we s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    A New Book on Coke; Women Well Represented at Beards

    ​Cleaners have finally cleared out all the dead-bug-covered rotting food at that closed Popeye's in East New York. [NY Daily News] A new book pays tribute to 125 years of Coca-Cola advertising and celebrates the great equalizing power of the product. [T Magazine] Alan Philips and Jason Apfel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2011

    Live: Donald Glover Gets Emo as Childish Gambino During SXSW

    photo by Nate "Igor" Smith I Am Donald Tour (Donald Glover/Childish Gambino) Red 7 in Austin (SXSW) Saturday, March 19 Fuck Rap Cool. If there was any message Childish Gambino, the rap alter ego of actor/improv comedian/joke writer Donald Glover, wanted to relay to the audience at Red 7, it was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Michelle Obama Writing a Healthy Food Book; Coffee The Musical Coming to Broadway

    ​Vikram Chatwal is being sued by the group that owns such Meatpacking spots as Abe & Arthur's over the deal he had allegedly promised them to run hospitality operations for his forthcoming Downtown Dream Hotel, which he later gave to the group that owns Marquee. [NY Post] Michelle Obama will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    The Recipe of Coke, Revealed?; Chef's Tables Are All the Rage

    ​An Atlanta radio show host recently revealed what he claimed was the original formula for Coca-Cola, a recipe that includes coriander oil and citric acid. [NY Times] In Nigella Lawson's kitchen, mugs live in a drawer so as not to waste head space in cupboards, and pegs are custom built for s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Google Creates "Speak-to-Tweet" Service for Egypt; Noor Group Shut Down; Mobile Service to Go Next

    ​Google has created a "speak-to-tweet" service to allow people in Egypt to tweet with just a voice connection. Via the official Google blog, you can tweet without an Internet connection by leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers ( 16504194196 or 390662207294 or 973161 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    The Inspiration for Mile End's Ruth Wilensky Sandwich

    ​Mile End's Ruth Wilensky is made with very good artisanal salami -- but the bologna has been omitted. Named after a Montreal neighborhood northeast of Mont Royale, Mile End is a Brooklyn deli that seeks to deliver -- at lunch at least -- a reasonable facsimile of several vernacular culinary ... More >>

  • Art

    November 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    "Nobody Likes Cathie Black": This Week's Score Card

    ​Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg's Schools Chancellor appointee that nobody likes, is getting less popular with each passing day -- so unpopular, in fact, that she was given a big "thumbs down" by the panel chosen to evaluate her. Several groups, including city councilmen, state assemblymen, par ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2010

    Alex Chilton, Immersed

    In memory (and praise) of the tawdry, defiant anti-canon he carried around in his head

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Brokers Set to Peddle Toxic Assets

    Though the market is less sanguine this morning, we are actually encouraged that big corporations are in this rotten environment still making big deals. Coca-Cola felt $2.4 billion was worth risking on a Chinese juice company, though in the end they failed to cut the deal. And IBM is said to be off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    NYU Occupation Floor-Cam Uprises!

    The Kimmel Center Occupation Force has lifted its camera! Representatives confirm that they are "staying in the building until all their demands are met," and lead from the balcony (from which they have dropped a banner) onlookers in shouts of "Whose school? Our school!" and "Take back NYU!" and cry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Celebrity Chimp Goes on Rampage, Is Shot Dead

    The oddest story of the week, perhaps the month, is that of Travis, a chimpanzee who was unaccountably kept as a pet by a couple in Stamford, Connecticut. In 2003 he was riding in a car with his owners when, enraged by a young man who threw something at him, unbuckled his seat belt, got out of the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Battle of the Aggressively Green Times Square Billboards!

    Coca-Cola proudly announces its 30-odd Times Square signs will be wind-powered for New Year's Eve and presumably thereafter. "We are proud to lead this renewable energy movement on the Great White Way," says a spokesman. Changes to the main billboard alone "will be the equivalent of taking 75 cars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Steve Allen Answers 10 Questions

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 13, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 38 Steve Allen Answers 10 Questions By John Wilcock I don't watch much television and never did. But I recall with considerable nostalgia the old "Tonight" show, with Steve Allen at his whimsical, witty best, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Before the Riot: Scenes from the Clinton Global Initiative Day 1

    Well, Al sure stole the show -- though maybe, after we rushed back to the safety of the press pit, Queen Raina of Jordan revealed she'd been strapped with explosives the whole time and would blow everybody up if she didn't get more funding for her girls' education program. Her Majesty Raina Al-Abdu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Giants Defeat the Patriots!

    This is a busy, busy week for the city of New York: Fashion Week, the primary election, and now there's going to be a parade tomorrow for some warriors who—if you believe everything you read in the papers—have slain the dragon, destroyed the Death Star and defeated Goliath in one fell swoop. Yes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2007

    Corp v. Comptroller: Dodging the Question

    Investor-in-chief Thompson says New York City's money talks—when corporations let it. (Comptroller) What's the easiest way to make sure you don't lose a contest? Prevent it from happening, of course! According to a new report from the City Comptroller, that's exactly what several corporations ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 13, 2004

    Grains of Paradise

    West African cooking crawls toward the mainstream on Canal

  • News

    March 16, 1999

    The Lords of the Rings

    In Salt Lake Olympic Scandal, The Accused Are Less the Problem Than Some of Their Judges