Brooklyn restaurants cull, by and large, from the same design playbook. They illuminate with Edison bulbs, expose their bricks, and outfit with vintage flea-market bounty. Lea (1022 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, 718-928-7100), a Neapolitan restaurant and pizzeria that opened in Flatbush in December, is ... More >>
New York is no stranger to the terms "locally sourced" and "quick and convenient," but combine these two everyday concepts, and you're looking at a much more challenging endeavor that most restaurateurs shy (far) away from. Tom Kearney and Matt Amberg hope to break that practice with Nine Chains (11 ... More >>
Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>
On Tuesday night, Ditmas Park's The Farm on Adderley (1108 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, 718-287-3101) hosted Brian McKenzie of Finger Lakes Distilling for a cocktail-paired dinner featuring the upstate distillery's refined hooch as part of the restaurant's monthly event series, which has featured forag ... More >>
If you thought beer was the only consumable thing celebrated in October, we've got news for you: The month has also been dubbed Goatober by the fine people at Heritage Foods, and Ditmas Park restaurant The Farm on Adderley (1108 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, 718-287-3101) is ready to celebrate.
It's out! This year's Best Of Issue is, if we say so ourselves, the best. It features (rough count here) 1,000,000 write ups about the unknown or undeniable things that make our city great. Here, we run down some of big Best Of Winners for music, bars, clubs, and comedy. Check it all out and get bac ... More >>
'Two Jimmies," says Holly Laessig with a laugh. She and Jess Wolfe have settled on the same drink, the Jimmy El Camino, after deciding together which flavor combinations sounded most appetizing on the General Greene's drink menu. "[It's] a spicy, sweet mixture," explains Wolfe. See also: It Takes A ... More >>
Sipping Grimm Artisanal Ale's From the Hip Belgian Blonde, made with organic, hand-seeded rosehips is a good reminder that summer isn't quite over yet; the hazy golden-hued ale pairs well with a muggy Brooklyn afternoon. But just like the season, this brew's heyday is winding down. Like all of the b ... More >>
At this point, the farm-to-table-buzzword craze has largely subsided, and that restaurateurs and chefs find ways to thoroughly integrate the locavore ethic into their kitchens is not so much an exception as it is a rule. Still, there's a difference between adding a few token Greenmarket ingredients ... More >>
Better Than: Most of what I associate with the term "arena rock" On May 21st, the National played three New York shows of increasing size to celebrate the release of their new album Trouble Will Find Me. It started with a lunchtime set at the Ditmas Park bar Sycamore, continued with an evening sto ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in January.
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This week in the Voice, out today: Our Best of New York issue has finally arrived! Inside, we celebrate New York's inherent internationalism, with guides on how to travel the world without leaving the five boroughs. Maura Johnston looks at modern New York's scattered musical culture. Michae ... More >>
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This week in the Voice I profiled the Brooklyn composer-songwriter-singer-multiinstrumentalist Gabriel Kahane, whose new album Where Are The Arms (Second Story Sound) is being celebrated at Littlefield next Wednesday. A couple of days before our chat, he posted a provocative rant on Spotify a ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Rocco Ancarola has ended his partnership in Greenwich Village gastropub Rabbit in the Moon. The place was quickly sold and renamed The State Room. [NY Post] The Chelsea location of 'Swich is c ... More >>
Congrats to our Village Voice Web Award finalists for Best Neighborhood Blog! There are many worthy contenders, of course, but the public has spoken and the 5 favorite blogs in the hood are...
Vox Pop, pre-shutter.Yesterday, word got 'round that Vox Pop had gotten seized -- again -- by the tax man. Now there's a bit more information about the closure of the Ditmas Park coffee house, courtesy of manager Debi Ryan.
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema falls in love with the lamb burger at The Breslin, while Sarah DiGregorio finds warmth, Scotch, and the best haggis this side of the Atlantic at Highlands. Sam Sifton also pays a visit to The Breslin, where "yes, the food is good. But it is monochromatically ... More >>
Vox Pop, now re-open for business. In mid-December, Vox Pop was shuttered by the tax man for non-payment of back taxes. Debi Ryan, the proprietor of the Ditmas Park coffee house and community center, told Fork in the Road that she wouldn't be able to re-open until she came up with $10,000 to ... More >>
Brownstoner.comMimi's retail sibling, Market, will open on Jan. 25. While eating at Mimi's Hummus on New Year's Eve, one-fourth of Fork in the Road heard owner Avi Shuker mention in passing that the market he's opening next door to his Ditmas Park restaurant would be opening at the beginning ... More >>
Vox Pop in better days. On Tuesday, Vox Pop, the Ditmas Park coffee house and de facto community center, was closed down by the tax man for non-payment of back taxes. Now, it looks like it's closure will be indefinite: according to Debi Ryan, its CEO and general manager, Vox Pop will not be a ... More >>
hawthornestreet.comJim Mamary may have built the Smith Street dining scene with his bare, manly hands, but now it looks like his foundation's beginning to crack. The Real Deal is reporting that three of Mamary's restaurants -- Since 1963, Bueno, and Fly Fish -- closed last week, and others ma ... More >>
All photos by Sam Horine."This is our neighborhood joint -- we want to make the best of it!" Such is the brightly unpretentious way Jessica Dessner, the show booker for the bar/tiny concert space/flower-shop-by-day The Sycamore, describes the motivation behind the venue (which her architect h ... More >>
SummerTomato/flickrMimi's Hummus, the diminutive Israeli restaurant that's been luring the chickpea faithful to Ditmas Park since it opened in February, is getting a new next-door neighbor. Avi Shuker, Mimi's owner, is in the process of opening a market and wine bar. The wine bar, whose name ... More >>
(left to right) Jeff Baron, Gary Olson, Ben Crum, Kyle Forester and Julia Rydholm Interview by Michael D. Ayers I wanted to address the elephant in the room right away, though I'm talking with Ladybug Transistor founder Gary Olson in more of a basement, really, situated in a 100-year-old house on ... More >>
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(From Wyndham) It's that time of year again when seemingly every slow-paced hamlet from here to the equator begins bombarding New Yorkers with ads trying to lure us out of our frigid city and into the warm embrace of, say, Barbados or the U.S. Virgin Islands. On Thursday morning, yet another sleepy ... More >>
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