Dave Cook

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Three Good Things: Fermentation, Falooda, Cartoons

    1 On Fresh Air, Terry Gross talks about fermented foods with its greatest champion and fetishist, Sandor Katz, who has a new book. When he name checks some of his favorite beverages, Gross says, "I have no idea what you're talking about," and bursts out laughing. [NPR] 2 This cute and weirdly hear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Le Da Nang Is Now Zabb Elee

    Rebecca Marx​When Sarah DiGregorio visited the newly opened Le Da Nang last March, she concluded that it didn't "have a whole lot going for it." Apparently others agreed, because the restaurant is now trying a new tact: its owners have transformed it into a second location of Zabb Elee, their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Bromo Satay House in Elmhurst

    Beef and lamb sate​Ever since Eating in Translation's Dave Cook spotted the sign for a soon-to-open Bromo Satay House last August, I've been calling the restaurant every so often to see if it was open. Nearly a year later, Cook reported that the restaurant was about to open, and last night som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Le Da Nang in the East Village

    ​Le Da Nang, a new East Village Vietnamese spot, doesn't have a whole lot going for it, at least based on one visit. As Dave Cook pointed out, the menu lacks specialties from the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang, or from its neighbor, Hue. (Though there is a seafood hot pot, which we realiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    An Choi Will Expand, Probably Around the Beginning of May

    66 Square FeetAn Choi will be expanding next door.​Last night, we had the pleasure of meeting Eating in Translation's Dave Cook, who in turn had the pleasure of trying An Choi's banh mi and learning, in the process, that the owners are planning to expand their narrow storefront into the space ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Live Blogging Choice Eats 2010, Part 2

    It's now 6:42. The crowds are thickening, the music is getting louder, the men at the Tiffin Wallah table next door have turned into perpetual motion machines. Serving ladels go up and down, up and down like oil drills. Stomach real estate is becoming an increasingly precious commodity. But one mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Doubles Troubles

    A few months ago, I received a call on my Voice voicemail, informing me that A & A Bake and Doubles was relocating from Bed-Stuy to Richmond Hill, Queens. Now, A & A was one of my favorite eateries in Brooklyn, serving the doubles, bakes, and other Indian-leaning snacks that constitute the h ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    February 19, 2008

    Chowhound Dave Cook's Last Road to Singapore

    For his last meal, this man dreams of food courts of the Far East

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008
  • Dance

    June 5, 2007

    The Labor Party

    A choreographer engineers the site-specifics of chaos