Thanks to the proliferation of specialty coffee shops in New York over the past 10 years -- particularly transplants like Gimme! Coffee, Blue Bottle, Stumptown, Toby's Estate, and Counter Culture -- what was once a relatively quick, less-than-$3 transaction has become increasingly complex (and delic ... More >>
Pitmasters from all over the country descended on Madison Square Park this weekend for the city's annual celebration of smoked meats. The 11th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party again netted massive crowds for two days of pulled pork, beef brisket, and rack of ribs, plus an array of cooking demon ... More >>
File Under: BIG THANGS POPPIN'! Brooklyn cool kids and Voice cover subjects Hunters have just inked a deal with the Mom Pop record label, the home of Big Deal bands like Sleigh Bells, Wavves, Metric, Tokyo Police Club, FIDLAR, Neon Indian, Freelance Whales, etc. etc., so on and so forth. They've a ... More >>
If you have just gotten hitched, congrats and STAY OUT of New York! In a recent study, Rent.com looked at 25 American cities to figure out which were best for newlyweds. New York didn't even make the top ten. The cities that did? Austin, Texas; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas; Kans ... More >>
Martin Luther King and associates at the Durham, North Carolina, Woolworth's lunch counter after it had been closed by the company, February 16, 1960 Sometimes restaurants are good for more than just eating. In honor of Martin Luther King's birthday, Fork in the Road presents this collection of hi ... More >>
Megafaun Mercury Lounge Saturday, September 24 Better than: More than a few '90s Dead shows I could mention. Set openers don't get much more inviting than "Real Slow," a slyly seductive scene setter wherein "people come from miles just to take a seat and watch the show." Better yet, North C ... More >>
Rebecca MarxLemon chess pie, Scratch Bakery, Durham, N.C.Friday, finally. So now a look back at the four days that preceded it. Our 10 best things to eat during the dog days of summer. Blue Smoke's Kenny Callaghan talks about the new location of Blue Smoke, his favorite barbecue spots, and ... More >>
If Ear Pwr's 2009 album Super Animal Brothers III (Carpark) was a supremely dizzying act of extroversiona string of cherry bombs celebrating cats, shiny sweaters, dumb jokes, and electro-pop over-ambitionits successor is so mild, by comparison, that it registers as the work of ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
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Last week, we learned how cats drink. Because we'd been wondering for a while. And because the New York Times decided to tell us. Now we've got another very important animal question to tackle: "What do dogs think?" CNN, fortunately, via Duke University's Canine Cognition Center in Durham, No ... More >>
In Durham, N.C., the rich outlying soils that once grew tobacco now sprout peas, strawberries, fennel, artichokes, and lettuce. Chefs are also using local milk, cheese, eggs, pigs, chickens, quail, lambs, and rabbits. [NY Times] Tomato purists cry heresy as plant breeders offer hybrid versio ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
Thanks to the Riverfront Times, we have seen a preview of an upcoming list article in Men's Health about America's Drunkest Cities. USA Today says the magazine finds Fresno, California the nation's drunkest municipality. Metrics include liver disease and DUI rates. We note that in 2004 Fresn ... More >>
Folks interested in food art ignore the burgeoning crop of design blogs at their peril. On the left is a sculpture of a dress on a hanger by designer Lauren Wyrick Kennedy, as seen on Flywheel Design's blog, okaygreat.com. Entitled "Gently pull up," the art is made of tea bags stitched together ... More >>
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