Murray's melts from Murray's Cheese (254 Bleecker Street, 212-243-3289), $3.99-$7.99 These fancy grilled cheese sandwiches offer an affordable taste of the top-notch Murray's dairy selection.
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Unless you're a lactose-intolerant celiac, odds are you've got a soft spot for macaroni and cheese. Among the numerous dishes that make up the comfort food lexicon, the spruced up noodles hit that perfect balance of crisp crust and gooey interior, and the top renditions can be downright mesmerizing ... More >>
Next time you're in your favorite dairy aisle, stare at the yogurt case for half a second and marvel at the stunning variety. Greek yogurt's seen a surge in recent years, and it holds a prevalent place among classic fruit-on-the-bottom or stirred iterations. But look closer and you'll also find yogu ... More >>
Long before David Hasselhoff became a Teutonic favorite, Germany gave us the cooked-meat puck known as the hamburger, and we think it's safe to say we came away the victors in that cultural trade-off. Yes, the hamburger is America's sandwich, and as an American, it's your Xenu-given right to stuff y ... More >>
In this space, James A. Foley explores New York City's strangest sandwiches. Hampton Chutney Co. is an Indian snack shop that sells a variety of chutneys. There is delicious iced chai, cardamom coffee, and a mango lassi on the menu, and a daily curry special, too. The joint also sells more than a ... More >>
No, it's not chicken wings with quinoa. Or Jell-O and caviar. Or Lucky Charms with pesto sauce. Or foie gras chow mein. It's that old standby, Genoa salami and provolone cheese. I sauntered into an upscale grocery mart on Sixth Avenue in the 50s the other day and happened upon that very product (a ... More >>
Chefs get creative with the humble grilled cheese
Let your nose lead the way
Welcome to We're So Over . . . At Fork in the Road, we spend a lot of time eating, discussing, and evaluating the foods that we love. This column is dedicated to the other stuff. Why are we evaluating the excellence of a dairy product based on the lingering indentation left by our spoons? Sure, ... More >>
Eggnog isn't that hard to make. Heavy cream, egg yolks, nutmeg, sugar. All the good things holidays are made of. But here are five video tutorials that add extra flair to the Christmas classic.
I'm an eggnog virgin. And I really can't give a reason as to why I've gone so long without as much as a sip of this silky, sweet holiday beverage. It's not the thought of consuming raw eggs that brings on my hesitation -- because I'd be happy to gnaw on a cookie dough log. Raised as a Jewish New Y ... More >>
It it's not broken, don't fix it - and if the shop specialty is drawing a following, there's no need for more munchies just to fill a menu. From sweets to sandwiches, there are a plethora of places that feature one distinctive dish or snack to satisfy diners with specific cravings.
The toasted cheese is perfectly executed, but expect to pay for it. Serving single products in general, and limiting oneself to toasted cheese sandwiches in particular, has been a common meme of urban dining, both in small storefronts and vended from trucks. So the menu of newly opened La Maison d ... More >>
Bun cinder at P.S. Burgers I was excited when I spotted the new burger joint on Carmine Street, P.S. Burgers. A little rudimentary googling proved the place an offshoot of a Mineola indie burger spot that Yelpers seem to adore. Said one, "Fresh ingredients, well prepared, friendly staff, and GRE ... More >>
[See More Taste Test: 5 Boozy Sweets Meant to Start a Buzz in New York | Porchetta's Lebanese Chicken Sandwich | Spring Garden: New Contender for Brooklyn's Best Dim Sum] If Halloumi was single and it had an online dating profile, it would probably say, "Hi, I'm a cheese from Cyprus. My friends des ... More >>
A Crown Heights pizzeria challenges the traditional pie
Frits a l'Americaine at Buvette, available at 8am every weekday If you've tried to get into Buvette at any normal dining hour, you will have been faced with a narrow place so crammed with people, that it would take you minutes to penetrate the small room. Not so at breakfast, a meal served every w ... More >>
Culinary salon and supper club City Grit continues this week with dinners by chef Sarah Simmons. But for those who can't make it, she has shared with us her recipe for brown butter financiers. 1/2 cup butter, unsalted 1 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar 1/2 cup almond flour 1/3 cup cake flour 1/2 tea ... More >>
How much would you be willing to pay for the world's best cheese? As part of an auction held in Milwaukee to raise money for cheese producers, an Illinois company, Hoogwegt US Inc., paid $8,400 for a 24-pound wheel of Dutch cheese, according to the AP (via Bloomberg).
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a study with stats that might give raw-milk supporters pause. The CDC report states that the rate of disease outbreaks caused by raw milk and products related to it is 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk.
'Wichcraft recently added two new sandwiches to its menu: a roasted mushroom frittata with cheddar cheese on ciabatta, and a roasted chicken topped with braised kale on a roll. But we're most excited about the return of some of our favorite sandwiches, like a Gruyère grilled cheese, which 'wich ... More >>
Some ladies want chocolate and roses for Valentine's Day; others want cheese. Murray's Cheese Shop is now selling Swiss-style cooking utensils from a Dutch brand called Boska that you can use for a cheesy, romantic dinner for two.
Balls! At Craftbar (900 Broadway, 212-461-4300), chef de cuisine Lauren Hirschberg has introduced a special prix fix menu to celebrate the restaurant's 10-year anniversary, including dishes such as white anchovy bruschetta with leek confit, soft-cooked egg and lemon aïoli, and Pecorino aranc ... More >>
Galette des Rois, or "Kings' Cake," is traditionally eaten on Epiphany. Brasserie (100 East 53rd Street, 212-751-4840) has been selling individual galettes with ice cream for the holiday and will serve them until January 13. The pastry is also one of Larsen's favorite desserts to prepare: "Galette ... More >>
For you, Big Boy Blue A good cheese plate can be a thing of beauty. You know, a plate containing one sheep, one goat, and one cow's milk cheese (a hard, a soft, and a semi-soft), plus a fruity counterpoint, maybe a few nuts and some bread. A cheese cart rolled to your tableside? That's even b ... More >>
Mastermaq / FlickrNice and meltyDid this week's review of Beecher's put you in the mood for a grilled cheese sandwich? Well, New York now has a plethora of options for gourmet grilled cheese. In addition to the Seattle-based emporium, you can check out Melt Shop, Queens Kickshaw, Noorman's ... More >>
The curd-ish people get a homeland in the Flatiron district
Trattoria Dell'Arte's Risotto Radicchio MascarponeIt seems like everyone stays up -- and eats out -- late these days. The latest restaurant to add a special late-night menu is Trattoria Dell'Arte. Chef Marino Rosato suggests night owls end their evening (especially if it was a particularly ro ... More >>
Craft's Strawberry-Pistachio Clafoutis with Lavender Ice CreamMake the most of your summer strawberries with this refreshing take on clafoutis that incorporates strawberries and pistachios instead of the traditional cherries, courtesy of Craft's pastry chef, Jenny McCoy. "Clafoutis is one o ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyCheesemaking in ActionToday marked the New York City opening of Beecher's, the Seattle-based cheese shop, which took over more than 8,000 square feet of space just north of Union Square. A veritable cheese mecca? Obviously we had to scope out the scene.
Bedford Cheese ShopBrace yourself, Manhattan.We remember Bedford Cheese Shop in its infancy, when it was a wee little thing tucked between a coffee shop and a hair salon in the Williamsburg mini-mall. How times have changed: five years after growing into its very own Bedford Avenue storefront ... More >>
Tia Keenan is on the Make.In September 2009, curd nerds throughout the city reacted with shock and dismay to the news that Tia Keenan had left Caselulla. Called a "force to be reckoned with" by none other than Anne Saxelby, Keenan arguably put the Hell's Kitchen restaurant on the map thanks t ... More >>
Vegetarians despairing of the massive meat consumption that will in part define the month of July, take heart: July will also offer one whole evening to ingest as much cheese as the human digestive system can bear.
amlamster/flickrRice balls!Arancine are a favorite in Sicily not only at Easter, but throughout the summer. They're a no-brainer: rice, cheese, deep-fried. Lou Di Palo of the eponymous Italian grocery in Little Italy shares his recipe for arancine. "The simplicity of our family recipes demon ... More >>
Vanessa TierneyPier 9's Lobster Deviled EggsEric Hara's Pier 9 is now open with a menu of seafood-heavy takes on American classics and a wine list comprising bottles sourced from coastal fishing villages. See a theme? He shares the recipe for his Lobster Deviled Eggs for you to try at home. ... More >>
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 ...
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Fondue for Two Little Cheese Pub Throughout February Inspired by V-Day, chef Daniel Angerer is offering two kinds of cheese fondue for two: an Alpine blend of Emmen ... More >>
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 ... Laur ... More >>
Adult Chocolate Milk / nydailynews.comSchool would have been better with this in the lunchboxFork in the Road is ever so dedicated to bringing its readers absurd alcoholic products. Four Loko. Whipped Lightning. CREAM. Somehow, though, Adult Chocolate Milk slipped through the cracks. But ... More >>
How boring are the people who've made themselves homebound just because they're afraid of the rare occurrence that's white and 10 inches. I went out! Last night, I went to "Blizzard Bingo" at Bowery Poets Cafe, hosted by quirky performers Murray Hill and Harriet Halloway, who led the crowd- ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyHark! The herald cheese Brie is an easy go-to for the holiday party, since it requires little work except garnishing with some nuts or baking in the oven until oozy, but it's worthwhile looking beyond the brie to another seasonal cheese, Vacherin Mont d'Or.
Sandra JohnsonElsewhereThe team behind Casellula Cheese & Wine Café is gearing up to open a second venture, Elsewhere (403 West 43rd Street), on December 14. The American-bistro menu will include smoked caviar with puffed rice and sea beans, marrow with sel gris and french fries, and rye-stu ... More >>
Sam HorineSweet Potato LatkesIt's the last day of Hanukkah, but that doesn't mean it's the last day to enjoy satisfying snacks like potato latkes. There really is no season for these savory potato pancakes. Nikki Cascone, who just opened her new "global Jewish" restaurant, Octavia's Porch, sh ... More >>
ilovecheese.comEight hours ago, I received the first of a massive wave of tweets adding to a list called #famouscheese. The first one was from Jonathan Gold (@thejgold), but I can't be sure he started it. The purpose of the list was to pun by merging cheese and celebrity names, and soon the t ... More >>
Is it a piece of marble or a blue cheese? And did it make the list of Our 10 Best Cheeses? Who doesn't love cheese? A friend says she administers a cheese test to potential boyfriends. If the guy doesn't crave the coagulated milk products of cows, sheep, goats, or water buffalo, it's ... More >>
Switzerland stakes culinary turf with a new Chelsea bistro