When seeking an enduring taste of this city's culinary heritage, look for preservatives. Smoke and salt have been used as methods of preserving foods far longer than New York has had a grid plan, but the ways in which these techniques were utilized by turn-of-the-century Eastern European immigrants ... More >>
For this week's review, I found myself at Amanda Freitag's Empire Diner revamp (210 Tenth Avenue, 212-243-2736), where the celebrity chef channels the good old days with upmarket twists on American fare. The dishes I preferred most were those that showed Freitag rallying in her former fine dining wh ... More >>
I have a real soft spot for the oddities of modern fusion, or whatever you want to call it. For those hybrids built in the name of deliciousness. When a chef puts things together in a non-traditional way because it makes sense to her, because it might taste awesome, I like to cheer her on. Maybe it ... More >>
Tuna Bun from Fay Da Bakery (321 West 6th Avenue)
Two days ago, Fork in the Road put up a piece about the Jetbow sandwich at Carnegie Deli. It was a giant, collapsing mess held up by sticks featuring an incongruous collection of deli meats. It made us wonder what a true Tebow sandwich would look like, encompassing the diverse history of the Heisman ... More >>
A classic kind of American restaurant goes upscale in New York 2012
So many sandwiches, so little time. Plenty of people surmised the sandwich's Italian-American origins but, sadly, only one person can win "Where Am I Eating?" This week's entry is the famed Godfather sandwich from Graham Avenue Meats and Deli (445 Graham Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn). The san ... More >>
Coincident with the publication of the Voice's annual Best Of issue, we hereby finish up with our 100 Dishes to Eat Now. Thanks for paying attention! And please scour the list of all 100 on the last page of this post, to ferret out those dishes you may have missed. Today's Pick: Fatty Beef C ... 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: Razor clam with scallion pesto in the shape of a peacock at Szechuan Chalet (1395 Second Avenue, 212-737-1838).
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: Coleslaw ($4) at Pies 'n' Thighs (166 South 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-529-6090)
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: Bowl of dim sum tripe ($2.50) at Royal Seafood (103-105 Mott Street, 212-219-2338)
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: Smoked sable with celery and bottarga agliata ($15) at Pulino's (282 Bowery).
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: Watermelon pickle and crispy pork salad ($16) at Fatty Crab (643 Hudson Street, 212-352-3592; 2170 Broadway, 212-496-2722)
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: the mozzarella, tomato, and basil focaccia at Eataly (200 Fifth Avenue).
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: Roasted vegetable frankie ($8) at the Tabla Frankie Cart (11 Madison Avenue, 212-889-0667).
Boerum Hill gets a smoky, meaty taste of Quebec
Is the first organic bagel upon us?Partners Ahmad Samhan and Faried Assad of Zaytoons have plans to open a bagel shop across the street from the Vandebilt Avenue location of the restaurant. The Olde Brooklyn Bagel Shop (or maybe Shoppe, they haven't decided) is expected in a month or two in t ... More >>
Geno's may not be the best, but it is the most garish purveyor of Philadelphia's famous cheesesteaks. My great good luck in chasing down eats in Baltimore a few weeks a go led me and a pal to make a brazen assault on Philadelphia this weekend.
klwatts/flickrKatz's pastrami warrior. Because old rivalries will never really die so long as there's someone with a camera to keep them alive, Food Wars, the Travel Channel show that's given voice to squabbling eaters across the country, is descending upon Katz's and the Second Avenue Deli o ... More >>
It's only a sandwich: the smoked turkey sandwich (called "grandpa") at Mile End. Until recently, it had been nearly a decade since I'd eaten an actual sandwich. I'm not talking about a hero, wrap, or panini, or any of the other sandwich permutations aimed at diners eager for novelty or exces ... More >>
Big heros and little tapas for your nooner
In light of Mayor Bloomberg's plan to cut our salt intake, just how much salt is in New York foods? Delicatessen's bagel and smoked salmon plate has 105 percent of the recommended daily intake, Char No. 4's lamb pastrami sandwich has 92 percent, but Sigmund Pretzel Shop's pretzels only have ... More >>
Tabletmag.comTwo years before David Sax was born, his paternal grandfather died while eating a smoked meat sandwich from Schwartz's Hebrew Delicatessen in Montreal. But the food that caused his grandfather's literal downfall was also his legacy: it "pickled my soul with a craving for salt, ga ... More >>
We'll have what he's having
BravoEarlier this morning, Our Man Sietsema posted his Top 10 Reasons to Hate Top Chef. Last night's episode neatly and repeatedly illustrated, ad nauseam, every last one of those reasons, and possibly more.To wit: It is becoming more apparent with each episode that, as Sietsema noted, tribal ... More >>
A trio of tiny sandwiches. Left: White anchovy banh mi; Top: Orange-strawberry-almond jam with cream cheese: Bottom: Duck pate with pickled beets and turnips It's all sandwiches all the time around here. Bar Reis, a neighborhood bar in Park Slope, recently opened an annex called Reis 100 San ... More >>
The little treat I like to call the "Fuck You Dr. Atkins" sandwich The Italian-American potato-and-egg and pepper-and-egg heroes are the stuff of culinary legend, roughly equivalent to the sainted New Orleans po' boy that comes stuffed only with french fries. Or the sand ... More >>
I was hurrying down West 125th on the way to a new Ethiopian place a friend had tipped me to, when I stopped short. One of my favorite soul food spots, M& G Diner, was shuttered tight as a drum. The place had long been a 24-hour pit stop for southern-style fried chicken, sweet corn muffins, c ... More >>
all photos by Sam Horine Last Sunday, Banksy quietly opened the Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grille. I went yesterday, twice. (I was really hungry.) I wrote down the complete menu.
Pork roll and sardines and pâté—oh my!
The great regional frankfurters, in NYC
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Saturday Afternoon on Nostrand Avenue