Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular daytrip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. The dining scene in Atlantic City has seen its fortunes rise ... More >>
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 beer garden in the Financial District, a Woody Allen inspired speakeasy, and a no-frills American pub in the West ... More >>
Mid-afternoon, Roman Diakun, proprietor of the East Village's Stage Restaurant (128 Second Avenue, 212-473-8614), walks down from his apartment above to check in on his customers and items being prepped for dinner. Raised in Poland via Ukraine, Roman has owned the restaurant since 1980, and over the ... More >>
It's been a decade since Shake Shack (23rd and Madison Avenue) first planted permanently in Madison Square Park, unleashing its burgers and Concretes on an unwitting public and inspiring a frenzy that created a global empire. Next week, it'll celebrate the milestone by turning out a different specia ... More >>
Gander gives a strong showing for those who can afford it.
Warm weather making you thirsty? Us too. Pull up a chair and enjoy a frosty beverage at one these four fine establishments.
Astoria is blessed with multiple thoroughfares brimming with restaurants, cafes, and bars, which honor the flavors brought here by the many waves of immigrants from Italy, Greece, North Africa, and Latin America. And as interest in the area surges among young people priced out of Brooklyn, shiny new ... More >>
Like many of his fellow chefs, Boston native Doron Wong got his restaurant start via a menial job: A 14-year-old aching for something to do, he picked up a position answering phones at a pizza place. But because he was a curious kid, he found himself gravitating toward the back of the house, where h ... More >>
The morning grind of crossing over and under the Hudson requires some extra motivation, and with a burgeoning coffee scene that's been quietly percolating far beyond the Starbucks-and-Dunkin-dominated PATH hubs, there's never been a better time to detour for your morning fix. These are the 10 best c ... More >>
For this week's review, I checked in on David Bouhadana's groovy tunes and formidable knife skills at Sushi Dojo (110 First Avenue, 646-692-9398). The young, American-born chef's love for his craft is readily apparent in the fastidious way he treats his oceanic bounty, and the East Village spot succ ... More >>
Before you gaze at the menu at newly opened Hudson Square restaurant Union Bar and Kitchen (300 Spring Street; 646-791-0005), your eyes will likely fix on the artwork of Clifford Bailey, whose paintings are inspired by the grand lifestyle of the roaring twenties. Those, coupled with the refurbished ... More >>
If your knowledge of Long Island is based solely on Billy Joel songs, you probably expect the dining and nightlife scene to be built entirely on Italian restaurants and piano bars. That's not a bad start, but it doesn't paint as pretty a picture as the one you'll find in Port Washington on a warm su ... More >>
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 Venezuelan hot dog joint in Bushwick, a contemporary Mexican restaurant in the East Village, and an Australian-sty ... More >>
Damian Collins has been in hospitality for two decades, and he spent much of that time in his native Ireland before relocating to New York City four years ago. A front-of-house jack-of-all-trades, he landed his sommelier certification about 10 years ago, but he's never had the opportunity to own his ... More >>
If chance encounters make the world a small place, then Wisconsin is downright little. Just ask Little Wisco director of bar operations Brian Bartels, who cut his teeth serving an "underage Gabriel Stulman" alongside Jim Meehan at Paul's Club in Madison before heading to NYC for a series of bartendi ... More >>
North River Lobster Co. (Pier 81 at West 41st Street, 212-630-8831) is not a dinner cruise. Yes, you'll eat on a moving boat. But the reference doesn't do the new venture justice: There's no strict dress code, there are no white linen tablecloths, and on the weekends, there's live music. There are a ... More >>
It might not feel like it today, but summer's here (or, at least, the pools are open, and school will be out soon). Celebrate with a cheap drink at one of these four happy hours.
As Horchata (470 Sixth Avenue) prepared to open its doors for its first service, we spoke with chef Manuel Trevino, who told us his menu is built on "nods to classic New York fare and to Tex Mex. I'm from a border town in Texas, but I've spent the last 16 years in NYC, and I'm putting my whole Mexic ... More >>
New York's Italian-American culinary heritage runs deep, and on Monday, Andrew Carmellini and Sal Lamboglia, along with partners Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard, threw their experienced Borsalinos into the saucy ring with Bar Primi (325 Bowery, 212-220-9100). The bi-level space, formerly home to Peels, ... More >>
Neal Bermas spent years working in the hospitality industry, both as an owner and operator of restaurants and as a consultant, offering his advice on restaurants and hotels around the world. Fifteen years ago, he touched down in southeast Asia, and he was moved by the place. "I felt really connected ... More >>
The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Kailash Parbat (99 Lexington Avenue, 212-679-4232) Neighborhood: Murray Hill Cuisine: Sindhi
You're probably not going to care much about how the food is at Miss Lily's 7A (109 Avenue A, 212-812-1482); whether you like the place or not is much more likely to be predicated on whether or not you like the vibe. The original Miss Lily's on Houston built a celebrity following, and the place impo ... More >>
Jimmy Bradley's been doing business in the New York City restaurant industry for decades, but if it's worn him out in the slightest, it doesn't show -- he moves quickly and bouncily, loading up a pot of tea with sugar, offering drinks and food, rearranging table settings, and then answering intervie ... More >>
Not fighting the traffic or beach crowds this three-day weekend? Make the most of sticking around the city by taking advantage of what's cooking up around town.
When the weather's nice, nothing beats a trip to our city's shores. Whether taking in the waning historic charm of a bygone era at Coney Island or parking yourself on a dune in The Rockaways, both beachside neighborhoods offer a heady mixture of fun and food. Here are the 10 best spots to indulge wh ... More >>
In this Summer Fridays series, we'll outline good eats in good locations just outside of New York City. If you're lucky enough to have summer Fridays at your place of work, consider this your road map to good eats off the beaten path. Although "the River Towns of Westchester" sounds like a place wh ... More >>
It's been nearly a month since Bradford Thompson, Mark Fiorentino, and Nick Mautone first flung open the doors to Heartwood (184 Eighth Avenue, 646-476-5458), the wood-fired-oven-centric restaurant they planted in Chelsea, and in that time, the place has picked up the rhythm of a buzzy neighborhood ... More >>
Over the course of nearly three decades, the space at 239 West Broadway has held two different restaurants from NYC powerhouse restaurateur Drew Nieporent. First was Montrachet, a gamechanging Tribeca temple that held down the fort for more than two decades -- maintaining its pristine accolades all ... More >>
The Red Bull New York locker room is an impressively diverse place, with players hailing from a dozen different nations occupying every corner of the map. (The only continent not represented on the MLS team's roster is Antarctica.) Among friends and teammates, international relations are typically a ... More >>
Before heading out of town for Memorial Day weekend, toast your office buddies and those friends that never leave the city with a few cheap drinks. Here are four places to take into consideration.
Last night's Taste of Sunnyside event served as both a survey of the neighborhood's dining options and a preview of the public plazas planned for the area. Sunnyside Shines, the local business improvement district, is currently in talks with the Department of Transportation to convert the dim parkin ... More >>
The quilt of melting chihuahua cheese that glues sweet al pastor pork to a gringa Madison comes on a fresh made tortilla -- not the corn kind that has finally been receiving its fair share of attention in NYC, but flour. Cafe el Presidente (30 West 24th Street, 212-242-3491), the new project from th ... More >>
Chef is a movie about restaurants and food trucks written and directed by Jon Favreau, who also plays the protagonist chef Carl Casper. He worked to accurately portray chefs' lives via little details: His character has multiple forearm tattoos, wears a bandana, and lives in a messy apartment with a ... More >>
When Jim Caiola visited New York City in the 1980s, Tavern on the Green (67th and Central Park West) was in its heyday. "I remember coming here and feeling like it was the most magical space on earth," he says. "It had a certain twinkle." Years later, he and his partner David Salama -- who were then ... More >>
If you haven't yet learned to navigate your way to Jersey City, let us help you out: Take the PATH during the week and a newly discounted weekend ferry service from the World Financial Center. If it's been awhile since you've been there, you're missing out on a crop of good restaurants. Here, we've ... More >>
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: the team behind Rosemary's brings us a Southern French restaurant, fresh mini donuts are being served up in Harlem, ... More >>
From June 1 through June 10, EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES is teaming up with chefs, restaurants, bars, and food trucks to fight AIDS and raise money for the medications that keep HIV patients alive and prevent transfer of the virus to babies in utero. Food and drink vendors all over the world ... More >>
One hundred years after Russ & Daughters first began supplying the Lower East Side with its pickled herring and caviar, the store has opened a sit-down Russ & Daughters Cafe (127 Orchard Street) that channels the nostalgia of counter restaurants of yesteryear while moving New York's appetizing resta ... More >>
On East 6th Street between First and Second Avenues stands The Eddy (342 East 6th Street, 646-895-9884), a new venture from chef Brendan McHale and co-owner Jason Soloway of Wallflower and Mother's Ruin. Dressed in a black-and-grey exterior, its muted look is welcome on this stretch, famous for its ... More >>
New York City is witnessing a major Mexican food moment: Horchata (470 Sixth Avenue), which opened last night in the former BLT Burger space, makes a fourth new concept touting glamorized south-of-the-border fare this spring, and it comes on the heels of El Vez, Gato, and Cafe El Presidente.
We're in the middle of restaurant opening season, and it seems that high-profile new spots are popping their doors open at a breathtaking rate. If you've spent a little too much cash pursuing meals at these newcomers, give your wallet a break. Here are three restaurants offering meals for less than ... More >>
Morten Sohlberg and Min Ye, partners in the Smorgas Chef restaurant group, have been worrying about the sources of their ingredients since they opened their first eatery 10 years ago. "We were concerned about where the food was coming from, and we grew tired of Sysco and others, because they didn't ... More >>
That there's a dearth of Ethiopian food in New York City means that Bushwick's Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Avenue) would likely have stood out solely for its meals built on lentil stews and injera. But the restaurant is unique even among other restaurants serving the same cuisine because it's meat-fre ... More >>
If you didn't notice, May is almost half over, and you're a little more than a week away from Memorial Day weekend. Celebrate by toasting at one of these four happy hours.
For this week's review, I found myself stumped by some of the very pretty food at Rosette (171 East Broadway, 212-933-1176). Given that it's one of the swankier rooms in that gray area where Chinatown meets the Lower East Side, it's possible to have a fine evening at the marble bar sipping Warren Ho ... More >>
As the weather heats up, one New York guarantee -- along with the worsening odor of garbage -- is a deluge of talk about chic outdoor spots. Queens offers plenty of opportunities to eat and drink in the open air, but with its own particular, down-to-earth sensibility. Here are our recommendations fo ... More >>
While his teenage friends were sleeping on Saturday mornings, Craig Koketsu was catching up on a little food TV, checking in on the cooking shows that were then hosted by Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. Koketsu had been interested in food and experimenting in the kitchen since childhood, and during h ... More >>
Last week, I wrote about my experiences eating Adam Starowicz's food at North River (166 First Avenue, 212-228-1200), a modish East Village restaurant that takes its name from a Dutch colloquialism for the Hudson River. Dishes like thin, juicy pork chops over bok choy and crawfish sitting in crustac ... More >>