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 >>
Want to celebrate Mother's Day in a new way? Instead of taking her out to brunch like everyone else, consider one of these four events.
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 ramen shop two years in the making finally opens its doors, a low fat doughnut option is now available to New York ... More >>
The New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square recently announced their upcoming wine dinners, which will be hosted on the 47th floor in the View Restaurant, New York's only rotating restaurant.
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 >>
Patti Jackson spent years kicking around the New York City restaurant industry, first as a pastry chef and then on the savory side at restaurants like Le Madri, Alto, and i Trulli. But after returning from a sabbatical in Ireland, where her husband was sent for work, she decided it was time to do he ... More >>
Just a few blocks from where John Fraser is doing his unique spin on vegetable-forward cooking at Narcissa comes a new restaurant with a similar focus: Aprés (60 Third Avenue, 212-254-0888) opens tonight under Apiary managing partner Jenny Moon and chef Mazen Mustafa, who will put out a board of d ... More >>
Going in circles
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>