Patrons crowd by the door during the lunchtime rush at Sole di Capri (165 Church Street, 212-513-1113), a petite Italian restaurant run by Ecuador-born, Piedmont-raised and trained chef Eddy Erazo. With gentle prices (the menu tops out at $16), it's a boon for the Tribeca neighborhood where a cheap ... More >>
We wished for more Middle Eastern fare in New York City at the end of 2013, and barely a week into the new year, we're getting at least one new offering: Pergola (36 West 28th Street, 212-679-4842) makes its debut tomorrow in Flatiron, strutting out with a menu of shawarma, kofta, and hummus -- plus ... More >>
The restaurant scene in New York can be unnervingly similar to elementary school friendships.The closing of a restaurant is like a best friend moving to a different country: You know that no one will ever fill that void, and the most aching pains come when someone new arranges their pencil case in t ... More >>
1. Make a tortilla hat with an indentation on top for salsa, then wear it to a New Years Party. Encourage your best friends to double dip! Really, standing and shivering in Times Square for eight hours without peeing or drinking any alcohol (!) is about the worst way to spend New Years that FiTR c ... More >>
On Thursday, the Central American country of Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum in its London embassy. The hacktivist leader dashed away from Swedish and British authorities in an effort to shield himself from the ongoing two-year trial of sex charges brought up agains ... More >>
A Peruvian transplant is pleased to ceviche you
INTAR hosts Carlo Albáns tale of illegal immigration
Hello! My name is Bob, and I'm a chocoholic.
And is there any beef between Mexicans and Ecuadorians?
by Andrew Stout First there's the owl; then there's the enormous afro. The sight of the two in close proximity means you've likely entered Roberto Carlos Lange's domain, whether it be through the front door of his Brooklyn home or by hearing one of the dozens of sound sculptures and animated ... More >>
A Brooklyn restaurant helps your stomach scale the Ecuadorean Andes
MarieBelleSeduce her with sugar.Brian G. asks: I want to get my foodie girlfriend some chocolates for Valentine's Day, so I can't get Godiva or anything too mass market. Where can I find a nice assortment of chocolates? Dear Brian: What a good boyfriend you are, thinking so far in advance! ... More >>
Michelle Obama addressed the NRA recently -- the National Restaurant Association, that is -- calling for increased efforts to fight childhood obesity. [Nation's Restaurant News] U.S. Foodservice Inc., a food distribution company, agreed to pay $30 million to settle civil fraud charges that i ... More >>
Barb N. asks: I know you've probably heard this one a thousand times before, but what's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? Dear Barb: I never get tired of answering that question, but the answer is usually the same. It's not the cow penis I ate in a Chinese place on College Point Boulevard in F ... More >>
Jared GoldsteinSheila Lukins, Dom DeLuise, Christian Albin, Gourmet -- 2009 can now add another member of the food world to its list of dearly departed: Jose Jimenez, the pizzaiolo at Patsy's on 118th Street and First Avenue, died last week.
Toxic battle between big oil and dying natives in Ecuador gets vérité treatment
Let's forget about foie gras for a moment and dig into a big plate of salchipapas. Like the name ("sausage-potatoes") says, this snack is a toss of french fries and baby hot dogs. The hot dogs have been sliced diagonally, and assume a comically indented shape when they're cooked in hot fat with ... More >>
NY1 reports that the man who was fatally dragged by a minivan from Corona to Coney yesterday has been identified as Guido Salvador Carabajo-Jara. He was struck by a different vehicle at 108th Street and 51st Avenue yesterday morning, and as the driver was reporting the accident the minivan driver, ... More >>
Victor and Digna Carpio, originally from Ecuador, are having sextuplets. Coverage of such events hasn't changed much since the last Queens couple, Beverly and Rocco Boniello, had six at once ("QUEENS MOM AND DAD LEARN SECRET OF SIX-CESS" -- Daily News; "CITY'S BEHIND SEXTUPS -- RUDY" -- ibid). "Whoa ... More >>
The Piss Christ artist returns. And God is still in the details.
Easter stew and other delights at Sunnyside Ecuadorian café
Organizers and the authorities will doubtless differ over the size of this afternoon's immigration rights rally near City Hall. Simply put, it was really bigfar bigger than one might predict given that it was on a Monday afternoon, and apparently far bigger than the police were expecting as th ... More >>
A keyboard, dancing dolls, and the art of staying young
Labor organizers shine a light on nighttime office-demolition abuses
Bush makes war on the city's immigrant neighborhoods
Translator keeps blowing 9-11 whistle on FBI; U.S. Keeps shutting her up
Continuing-Ed Students Have Chances to Study Abroad
Bring Your Own Pisco in Corona
Mountain Climbing Food in Sunset Park