• Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Queens on the Adriatic: An Old-School Italian Standby Stands Out

    When you enter Trattoria L'incontro (21-76 31st Street, Queens, 718-721-3532), you may be greeted by an unironic exclamation of "Mamma mia!" It came on a recent visit from chef and owner Rocco Sacramone, who, on any given night, can be found schmoozing diners old and new. It's a mistake to read the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Four Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a healthy fast casual chicken joint in the Financial District, a classy new spot to grab a drink, and a chef returns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    The Time Railroad Earth's Todd Schaeffer Took Guitar Lessons From Dave Van Ronk

    "Have you ever heard the Paul McCartney story of 'Yesterday,' where his original lyrics were 'Scrambled Eggs'?" Todd Schaeffer, having stumbled on a better way to describe his songwriting process, asks. "If you sing it, it makes sense." So I join him in singing a bit and he smiles, "It's kind of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    A Beginner's Guide to Dolly Parton

    When asked if she is an expert on Dolly Parton, singer-songwriter Addie Brownlee very decisively says "yes." "I prefer to call it 'Dollypologist,'" she continues. With the way she can rattle off facts about Dolly's music and film career--as well as her insight into some of the iconic country singer' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Early Highlights From Dover, the Battersby Team's Newest

    Take a 28-seat dining room, epicure-dominated neighborhood, and two talented chefs whose resumes span Blue Hill and Gramercy Tavern, and you've got yourself a formula for an hours-long waitlist. Chef-owners Joseph Ogrodnek and Walker Stern see this scenario shake out daily at Battersby (255 Smith St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    A Tale of the Feast of Seven Fishes -- and 10 Places to Eat It in NYC

    Every year, Italians the world over celebrate La Vigilia de Natale, or the Labor of Mary, with a bereaved act of abstention: in honor of the birth of Christ, neo-Romans fast the day away, and, in one final tithe, opt away from red meat for the evening, instead gorging themselves on fish as only Ital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Sir Robert Cafe, Old School Brooklyn and Maharaja Palace Now Open

    Another day, another spate of restaurant openings in New York City. Check out our round-up of hours-old joints that are the latest to make entrance into this town's dining scene plus a bonus coming attraction.

  • Voice Choices

    October 31, 2012
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    October 16, 2012

    Eating Like Marilyn Monroe

    Rebecca Harrington, who previously experimented with Liz Taylor's "controlled pig-out" sessions (alternating with dips and Dover sole), recently ate like Marilyn Monroe for 10 days.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Casa Enrique; Tejal Rao at Chop Shop

    Robert Sietsema checks into Casa Enrique in Queens, whose menu provides a window into the rarely seen cooking of Chiapas: "The chocolate-tinged mole familiar from NYC's taquerias is here called mole de Piaxtla, referring to a town in southern Puebla. You can get it with roast chicken or poured over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Live: Marianne Faithfull And Marc Ribot Bring A Vibe To City Winery

    Marianne Faithfull & Marc Ribot City Winery Thursday, March 15 Better than: Stones tributes. If the billing of a stripped-down duo performance between Marianne Faithfull, the 65-year old pop singer, and Marc Ribot, the master guitarist of the downtown jazz scene, seemed too good to be true, it wa ... More >>

  • Theater

    July 20, 2011

    King Lear: Not Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth

    Noted British tragedy gets an unnotable production at the Lincoln Center Festival

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Top 10 Guitar Hero Tracks To Commemorate The Series' Untimely Death

    No thanks​As announced yesterday, Activision is pulling the plug on their Guitar Hero franchise, signaling the end of the iconic plastic-guitar video-game series, which began in 2005 and has since offered six main games and countless expansions. To celebrate this weird, wonderful be-your-own-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Jill Johnston (1929-2010): 'Sappho is rising'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 14, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 2 Dance Journal By Jill Johnston LEUCADIA: 20 miles north of San Diego...because we're sitting here splitting fields and relaxing together and Pauline Oliveros is playing me a tape of a performance of he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Live: Fang Island Cover Mariah Carey, Inspire Much Unironic High-Fiving At Cake Shop

    Fang Island's Jason Bartell, reveling. Pics by Raymond Haddad, more below.​Fang Island Cake Shop Saturday, May 29 No offense to the other four (!!!) bands on this bill, but the full-on, Facebook-abetted lightsaber battle raging in the park at Houston and Chrystie on the Lower East Side Saturd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    When It Opens, the John Dory Won't Have a Kitchen; Also, Spotted Pig Will Do Glastonbury Fest

    John Messinger/T MagazineThe John Dory's first incarnation.​A few weeks after Ken Friedman told Fork in the Road that he was indeed planning to open a new John Dory in the Ace Hotel, a tipster writes in with an update: "There will be no kitchen in the restaurant when it opens. Just a raw bar w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Food, Inc. and Julie & Julia Add Edible Component to the Oscars

    The Oscars have given Julie & Julia fans something to smile about.​ Here at Fork in the Road, we generally don't concern ourselves with moving pictures unless, of course, they happen to concern themselves with the preparation and/or eating and/or politics of food. Which, it so happens, two of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    RIP Jack Rose

    ​His Kensingston Blues was the record I listened to most in 2005. That year I remember seeing him play in various small venues in Brooklyn and Philadelphia, the temperature in the room always a little bit too high, the longer more hypnotic stuff like "Calais to Dover" and "Cathedral et Chartre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Food Movies

    Just one more wafer-thin mint...​ ​The human appetite, in all its voracious, messy, and metaphorical forms, is one of the cinema's more enduring themes. When food makes its way onto the screen, it's often less as a prop than as a narrative tool. How it's presented -- literally or symbol ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 24, 2008
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    November 4, 2008

    Election 2008: The Morning Line

    PS 110, Greenpoint was humming at 7 a.m.; twenty-minute wait. Big lines at Miss Heather's polling place, too. In Harlem the lines are "up the block." "Down the block and around in corner," said a voter in Crown Heights. "My god," said a volunteer in Bensonhurst, "So busy for first thing in the mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    William Ayers (Obama's Terrorist Pal) Very Popular on the Internet

    This weekend Sarah Palin unleashed the McCain campaign's new strategy (or tactic -- we always get those mixed up): tie Obama good and tight to his terrorist pal, former weatherman Bill Ayers. How quickly could the hacks, flacks, bloggers and buggers of the right get this meme in play? We checked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Are You Living in Pete Hamill's Brooklyn, Or Ours?

    In this week's New York magazine, Pete Hamill talks about Brooklyn -- the Brooklyn of his codgerrific past, mostly, when people talked about "that son of a bitch Hitler" and "de scaw" of the Dodgers' game. Blinking in the sunlight of 2008, Hamill mournfully notices that rents have gone way up, no o ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 6, 2008

    How Chefs Are Dealing With the Tanking Dollar

    Getting creative with imported goods

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2008

    Hugs and Kisses #40: Drinking Tea With Old Time Relijun's Arrington de Dionyso

    photo by Rebecca Smeyne Hugs and Kisses
 The Continued Outbursts of Everett True THIS WEEK: Old Time Relijun swim through sweat Oh yeah. Before the gig, I traded with Arrington de Dionyso names we had in common. We agreed that Ari Up (The Slits singer) has quite some presence even now: he wan ... More >>

  • Books

    November 27, 2007

    The Best of 2007

    Voice writers pick their favorite 20 books of the year

  • Music

    October 24, 2006
  • News

    November 8, 2005

    Intelligent Design Falls Hard

    Dover, PA, reams school board over Creationist teaching

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    Dover Raps Robertson, Clings to Intelligent Design

    Lame-duck school board keeps Creationist teaching as town laughs off televangelist

  • News

    August 2, 2005

    Making Monkeys of Us

    Mystical as it may seem, recent wins have Bush riding tall in the saddle again

  • Columns

    March 8, 2005


    Be it a romantic dinner for two or an Irish wake fit for a county, we'll make sure you're well fed for any occasion.

  • Books

    July 20, 2004

    Mind the Gap

    Country matters: Hoban's book of laughter and forgetting

  • News

    March 16, 2004

    Day by Day, Death by Death

    A Chronology of U.S. Military Fatalities Since 'Mission Accomplished,' Part I

  • News

    September 23, 2003

    World in Motion

    Following Refugees From Peshawar to London, Director Michael Winterbottom Finds His Personal Velocity

  • Music

    May 20, 2003

    Loser on a Roll

    Jon Langford Makes Friends and Influences People

  • Music

    August 28, 2001
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    June 12, 2001
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    May 15, 2001
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    October 5, 1999
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    July 27, 1999
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    April 6, 1999