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Eating Out

  • Dining

    May 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Casual Fine Dining Restaurant Bacchanal Coming to the Bowery

    Peter Poulakakos is behind a number of New York City's restaurants and bars, including The Dead Rabbit, Harry's Cafe & Steak, and a forthcoming massive market in Battery Park City. He's partnered with a number of people on those projects, including Dave Oz, with whom he opened Bathtub Gin in Chelsea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Meet Your NYC-Based James Beard Foundation Award Winners

    It was a banner year for New York City at the James Beard Foundation Awards; several of our fellow city-dwellers took home prizes in categories that ranged from Outstanding Pastry Chef to the Lifetime Achievement Award. Here's your guide to the NYC-based winners of the 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Why Fine Dining Will Never Die: A Chat With Beautique's Craig Hopson

    Craig Hopson's cooking career has been a constant upwards trajectory, which took him from Australia to a three-star Michelin kitchen in France to Le Cirque. But he fell into the profession with little foresight. "When I was 16 years old, I didn't know what I wanted to do," he says. "I was surfing al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Here's What It's Like to Eat at Cedric Tovar's Splashy UWS Mediterranean Restaurant, Tessa

    "So, do you want a baby because all of your friends have babies?" There's nothing quite like eavesdropping on a middle-aged Tinder date for an evening's dining entertainment. Less salacious than a night at The Box and with more jousting than Medieval Times (in this case, emotional), it is perhaps o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Three 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 Philly favorite finds a home in NYC, and an old favorite is back after being revamped.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Here Are the 20 Best Derby De Mayo Events in NYC

    Break out the festive hats, it's about time to bet on some horses and hit a fiesta. And a slew of venues all over the city are ready to accommodate your antics, whether you're planning on donning a sombrero or a floppy bonnet, whether you'll be drinking margaritas or mint juleps. Here are the 10 be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Hey, Pete Wells -- There's No Such Thing as Free Bread

    Last week, New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells waxed nostalgic for an era when diners were treated to free bread and water as soon as they sat down at a table. You can still get tap water, Wells acknowledges, but you have to sheepishly ask for it. As for the bread, he writes: ...[T]here's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Discover the Next Big Thing This Month at City Grit

    Wondering what happened to chef Sara Kramer after her departure from Greenpoint's Glasserie? Or what about Shanna Pacifico, who exited the kitchen at Back Forty West a few months back? Get a glimpse of what they might have planned at City Grit (38 Prince Street, 646-580-5720) -- each chef is partici ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    How Marc Forgione's Cookbook Will Make You a Better Cook

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    These Are This Week's Best NYC Happy Hour Specials

    If the last day of the month is payday in your office, toast your influx of cash -- or drink cheaply until the money arrives -- at one of these four lively happy hours.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    What the Villagio Adds to a City Full of Italian Restaurants

    Just under a month ago, restaurateur Alex Kalas -- who owns a slew of restaurants in South Florida plus one in Chicago -- and his business partner Thomas Billante popped open the doors to the Villagio on the Park (40 Central Park South), a sleek Jeffrey Beers-designed spot that's serving a menu of r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Why Wild Ginger Is a Haven for Vegans and Vegetarians

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Wild Ginger (380 Broome Street; 212-966-1883) Neighborhood: Little Italy, Manhattan Cuisine: Pan-Asian fusion

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Nostalgia Bites Back at Broadway Restaurant

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    These Are This Weekend's Four Best Food Events in NYC

    The sun's out, and you've likely jumped back on the exercise bandwagon. Hungry as a result? Head to one of these food events and replenish your energy.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Here Are Eight 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 highly anticipated bagel shop lives up to the expectations, a wine bar finds a home stateside, and a Northern Span ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Meet the Pastry Chef Behind Juni's Unusual Desserts

    Reunions can be sweet, and Juni (12 East 31st Street, 212-995-8599) pastry chef Mina Pizarro would know. She worked with chef Shaun Hergatt for two years at Michelin starred SHO before the two teamed up again for last August's opening of Juni, where she plates technique-driven dishes that stop at no ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    These Are the Ten Best Restaurant Patios, Rooftops, and Outdoor Dining Experiences in NYC

    Sometimes our hunger can't be contained within mere brick and mortar, and so we set out in search of the city's many courtyards, patios, gardens, terraces, and rooftops, looking for a place to put food into our mouths while enjoying the weather. A fine time can be had outdoors, whether gazing out at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Here Are Five Great Rhubarb Dishes in NYC

    There's no sign more indicative that spring has sprung than catching a glimpse of rhubarb on menus, and after the winter New York just faced, we've never been more amped to see it. Chefs swear by the vegetable's chameleon-esque charm in the kitchen: Its flavor ranges from tangy and bitter to bright ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    These Are This Week's Four Best Happy Hour Specials in NYC

    Start budgeting better by taking advantage of this week's cheap drink specials. If that's not enticing enough, perhaps $5 wine, cheap craft brews, or the simple comfort of boozing with like minded individuals will get you out and about.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Here's What You'll Eat at Barchetta, the New Chelsea Seafood Restaurant From Fish Wizard Dave Pasternack

    Dave Pasternack has spent years as a chef and partner at lauded fish house Esca, and this week, he's opening another restaurant, this one without the help of Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali: Barchetta (461 West 23rd Street, 212-255-7400), the new Chelsea seafood restaurant that usurped the former Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    A Taste of Michelin-starred Jungsik's French-inflected Korean Fare

    For this week's review, I took the Long Island Railroad out to Auburndale, Flushing, to sample Gap Soon Cho's Korean home cooking at Myung San (162-21 Depot Road, Queens; 718-888-1245). The matriarchal chef delights guests with the funky, fermented soybean soup known as cheonggukjang, colloquially r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    An Early Taste of Daruma-Ya, Now Open in Tribeca

    A few weeks ago, Laura Shunk paid a visit to soba master Shuichi Kotani to learn the secrets of the then-forthcoming soba at Daruma-Ya (428 Greenwich Street, 212-274-0428), which opened earlier this month in the former Greenwich Grill space above Sushi Azabu. The space is largely a holdover from Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    The Four Best New Restaurants in Astoria

    The Astoria restaurant scene is booming: New spots open every week, which makes it difficult to keep up in this once-sleepy neighborhood. We checked out a few of the most intriguing newcomers, which range from a gastropub to a Venezuelan-Chinese mash-up.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Stephen Starr's El Vez Set to Open in Battery Park City

    El Vez, explains Stephen Starr -- the man whose restaurant group is behind Buddakan, Morimoto, and Caffè Storico -- is not Spanish for "the time." When the owner was opening his first El Vez in Philly, he says, "I was bored of typical Mexican-American restaurant names. I heard about this Mexican El ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    How the Queens Kickshaw Owners Built an Astoria Gathering Space

    When married couple Jennifer Lim and Ben Sandler began plotting The Queens Kickshaw (40-17 Broadway, Astoria, 718-777-0913) in Astoria, they wanted simply to arm the neighborhood with good coffee. "Kickshaw derives from rickshaw -- I had my eyes on a Vespa and doing a mobile coffee cart," says Sandl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    This Weekend's Four Best Food Events in NYC

    Escape the holiday festivities and see what the city has to offer this weekend. Here are the four best food events for happening over the next three days.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants for Munchies in NYC

    In this week's Village Voice, I probe the neuromechanics behind the munchies and why we crave certain foods while we're high. I also talk stoner cuisine, which seems to have taken off in recent years, driven by young, curious mouths who are pushing chefs to experiment with ever more esoteric ingredi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 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 soba restaurant above a sushi mainstay, a grilled cheese joint in Bushwick, and a Paris wine bar finds a home state ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Huertas Brings a Taste of Northern Spain to the East Village

    Jonah Miller began mapping out plans for a restaurant when he was still a teenager. "Broadly speaking, I grew up in the city, and I knew from a very young age what I wanted to do," he says. "I started working in restaurants at 14." Twelve years later, the chef -- who has spent time behind the burne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Flushing

    It's no secret that the outer boroughs are home to some of the meltiest parts of New York's vast cultural and culinary crockpot. Like socarrat -- the crunchy bits of rice at the bottom of the paella pan -- the tastiest morsels are on the edges, hidden beneath layers of bomba rice, or in Flushing's c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    PDT's Jim Meehan: "You Get Out Of It What You Put Into It"

    In this interview, PDT's (113 St. Marks Place, 212-614-0386) Jim Meehan reveals his stance on trends, why he wants you to order from the menu, and where he plans on drinking next.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    12 Ways to Celebrate Easter 2014 in NYC

    Just about any restaurant that serves brunch in this city is doing something special for Easter, so pick a favorite and make a reservation. Here, we've rounded up a dozen unique ways to celebrate, from a boozy Easter egg hunt to an all-lamb dinner.

  • Dining

    April 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Weed Eaters: Stoner Food Isn't Just Blowing Smoke

    Think of the craziest plate of food that might work as an actual dish. Consider the components, the flavors, the interplay among them. A work of art in early spring bounty. And we're not talking some boring variation on beet-ramp-blood orange-lamb shank here: Find the third path, the one that leads ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Q&A: The Arepa Lady Gets a Permanent Location

    Colombia native Maria Cano is a former judge, but she's better known to late night Queens diners as the Arepa Lady. Her food cart under the 7 train on Roosevelt Avenue is famous for the golden, cheesy, salty-sweet arepas it has been doling out since 1990. But the arepas haven't always been easy to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    This Week's Four Best Happy Hour Specials

    Need a post-tax day drink? Or craving a plate of bratwurst now that it's grilling season? This week's happy hour specials offer both, plus a suggestion on where to head if you've got hours to kill on a cool April day. See more happy hour specials in our archives.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    A Complete List of 2014 Tax Day Deals in NYC

    Those of you eagerly awaiting your refund probably have just one thing in common with others who are weeping over a hefty check to Uncle Sam: You're happy tax season is over. And per usual, this town's restaurant industry is ready to help you celebrate, with plenty o' deals for those of us who feel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    10 Ways to Celebrate Passover in NYC

    Passover began last night, and if you've ignored the holiday until now, there's still plenty of time for redemption; lucky for all of us, this city is filled with great Passover options for every level of religious commitment, whether you're a by-the-book kosher zealot, a "cultural" identifier with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Buvette's Jody Williams: "I Don't Like Any Label"

    Walk into Buvette (42 Grove Street, 212-255-3590) during the throes of its dinner service, and your best bet is to surrender yourself to its rhythm. You will not find the icy hostess who guards the threshold of most New York restaurants, keeping a hold of the table turns and reservation book. You'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Morimoto Executive Sous Chef Matt Hudack Won't Be Singing Any Iron Chef Duets

    As the executive sous chef of Masaharu Morimoto's glitzy, eponymous restaurant Morimoto (88 10th Avenue, 212-989-8883), Matt Hudack builds on the knowledge he's gained throughout his career, never missing an opportunity to learn new things. Here he discusses chef's schedules, the mentors who've shap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Five 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: two Frenchmen bring crepes to TriBeCa, a Le Cirque alum calls a new kitchen home, and an Indian eatery takes on the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Eleven Madison Park's Will Guidara: Competition Makes the Industry Harder...and Better

    As we wrote our list of 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to many of the chefs, owners, and general managers who run the restaurants. We asked them to tell us about the history of their neighborhoods and eateries, recount good memories, and talk to us about what's hardest abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Dovetail Serves One of the City's Best Upscale Brunches

    This week, I visited Narcissa (21 Cooper Square, 212-228-3344), the well-groomed farm-to-table restaurant in the Standard East Village hotel where John Fraser lets his DOH-approved hairnet down and transforms vegetables in a kitchen full of Rotisol rotisserie ovens. It's the sibling restaurant to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Sleekly Appointed Beautique Opens in Midtown

    The picturesque Midtown block that holds the Plaza Hotel and Paris Theater just became home to Beautique (8 West 58th Street, 212-753-1200), a sleek restaurant that overtook the former Frederick's address. The Beautique team stripped the space down to its studs, and they've installed decor that chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    An Early Taste of Chalk Point Kitchen, Now Open in Soho

    Be forewarned: If you're planning to eat at Chalk Point Kitchen (527 Broome Street, 212-390-0327) in these early days of its existence, you'll need a reservation -- when we showed up yesterday, wandering in through its SoHo entrance sometime around 6 p.m., even the bar seats were booked. And though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    At Rubirosa, the Fast Pace Is Blessing and Curse

    As we wrote our list of 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to many of the chefs, owners, and general managers who run the restaurants. We asked them to tell us about the history of their neighborhoods and eateries, recount good memories, and talk to us about what's hardest abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    A Taste of Ma Peche's Dim Sum Menu

    Not long ago, Ma Peche (15 West 56th Street, 212-757-5878), David Chang's French-Vietnamese inspired Momofuku outpost, axed its 10-course Kappo tasting menu for a new passed plates experience. Diners can now pick and choose small plates of black bass ceviche or pulled lamb noodles or dumplings in ba ... More >>

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