The coffee set-up at this year's TED conference includes eight roasters and 38 baristas, and the coffee geeks at Sprudge say it might well be "the best multi-roaster pop-up in the world." The conference kicked off yesterday in Long Beach with a day of presentations from TED fellows (including one by ... More >>
On Saturday, food lovers lined up on Governors Island for the Vendy Awards, an annual street-food celebration and benefit organized by the Urban Justice Center. The non-profit works to support city vendors, providing access to licenses and advocating for vendor rights. This year's judges included F ... More >>
In a recent interview with USA Today, Iron Chef Cat Cora talks about the possibility of kitchens being run entirely by robots: "People will no longer be able to claim they're lousy cooks. Android robots will do most of the work. 'Technology will take over the kitchen,' Cora says. 'Even if you can't ... More >>
Wellness in Schools, a program that recruited culinary professionals to cook in New York City schools, has been discontinued because it does not meet new federal nutritional standards. In the past four years, the program has gathered chefs like Eddie Huang from Baohaus, Michael Anthony from Gramer ... More >>
Brooklyn's Maison Premiere gets a new chef. Jared Stafford-Hill -- who worked at AdourAlain Ducasse, Bobo, Craft, and Gramercy Tavern is set to take the eatery to a more comprehensive menu. [New York Times] Marcus Samuelsson still isn't over Eddie Huang's Red Rooster piece: "Are you kidding me? It ... More >>
As the internet blows up with rants about culture, race and authenticity in food, and Eddie Huang draws rigid lines between what does and doesn't belong in the Harlem restaurant scene, here's a brief reminder about the project we mentioned two weeks ago.
That's Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff, the cool team from Big Gay Ice Cream, making soft serve and sprinkles just about the sexiest (and silliest!) thing we've seen all day. The video is part of a series by The Great GoogaMooga, to promote its May 19 and 20 blowout event in Prospect Park. The boozy, m ... More >>
On Friday we announced the judges for the upcoming 2011 Village Voice Web Awards (December 7! Save the date!). Today -- TODAY -- is your last chance to nominate candidates for awards. Nominate here! You know you need something to break up all that time spent slugging coffee and googling America's fi ... More >>
Attention: Monday is the last day to write in your nominees for this year's Village Voice Web Awards! Please go to our online form and fill that shit out! If you don't vote, you don't get to complain when somebody else wins. In other exciting news, we'd like to announce our esteemed judges f ... More >>
Thanks to Voice pal Mr. Eddie Huang , we came across the above clip of some Jeopardy! contestants who have apparently never seen the video for "Killa Cam." When supplied with the answer "Rapper Cam'ron had a pink one of these alliterative super-SUV's, but sold it as it got too much attention," the ... More >>
Ian Chalermkittichai, formerly of Kittichai and currently at Ember Room, is taking over at Spot Dessert Bar from Pichet Ong. Chalermkittichai also recently opened a dessert bar in Bangkok. [Zagat Buzz] Dominique Ansel, the ex-pastry chef at Daniel, is opening Dominique Ansel Bakery this October, wh ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyFried yum Although the namesake baos didn't triumph in our battle of the bougie pork buns, we did come away having feasted well at Eddie Huang's new Baohaus outpost, the appropriately named Baohaus 2 (238 East 14th Street). One item we particularly liked: the sweet black sesame ... More >>
In recent weeks, LTO has been something of a haven for enthusiastic and fickle carnivores, with the likes of the Fattys, Leah Cohen, and Eddie Huang slinging meat from various corners of the globe in rapid succession. But now LTO is throwing the vegans a bone, as it were: from June 10 through ... More >>
India: like a taco, only bigger.Given that kati rolls are basically Indian burritos, and that everyone these days seems intent on serving the world's cuisines on a tortilla, it seems only fitting that someone has gone and plopped the flavors of South Asia in a taco.
Rebecca Marx The broccoli sandwich from No. 7 Sub was equal parts virtue (broccoli!) and vice (everything else), and as a bonus came with some nifty cookies. We ate an ungodly amount of food at Choice Eats last night, and, if the crowds were any indication, so did you. What follows is a samp ... More >>
It's not that we want to take all the joy out of your life, really it's not! It's just that freedom from Charlie Sheen will be better for all of us, him included. And, really, the world (and Twitter) is chock-full of other people saying funny, even hilarious), informative, not abusive-to-wome ... More >>
Schoolyard bullying rocks the food world.When Eddie Huang got a no-star review from Sam Sifton, from his mom more or less agreed with the Times' critic's assessment of her son's squandered potential. Now that Michael Psilakis and Ryan Skeen's cooking at Fishtag has received identical treatm ... More >>
Eddie Huang divulges his favorite picks for Chinatown eats, including Shanghai Cuisine on Bayard and Oriental Garden on Elizabeth. [NY Post] Cupcake Stop, Taco Truck, and Desserts Truck are among food trucks getting permanent addresses at brick-and-mortar locations. [NY Post] Taco Bell has ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Iron Chef America Screening Bagatelle Wednesday, January 26, 8 p.m. Chef Nicolas Cantrel, who just won the Battle Gruyere on Food Network's Iron Chef America, is ho ... More >>
Did you miss our party last night? It was fun. More importantly, people won stuff, like giant foam fingers and real, live cans of Four Loko! Herewith, a recap of the deserving winners of the very first ever First Annual Village Voice Web Awards! Also, our apologies to Best Neighborhood Blog, ... More >>
cbslocal.comDoes Four Loko go better with beef or chicken? A Philadelphia chef, following in the footsteps of Eddie Huang, has begun stockpiling Four Loko and will be serving tasting menus in which he pairs the dishes with different flavors of the soon-to-be-extinct booze.
And to think people were worried about what The Kids would do drunk on Four Loko! It would appear the State Liquor Authority drank so much Four Loko (or so much of the Four-Loko-as-Reefer-Madness craze-flavored Kool-Aid) that they raided accomplished restaurateur, chef, blogger, and boozing r ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisCan o'...something. If you've read anything about Four Loko recently, you're well aware that a mere sip of the fruity, caffeinated malt liquor will immediately push you into a crack and hate-crime binge. The chemical cocktail supposedly gets you drunker faster, making it ... More >>
Robert Sietsema, Sarah DeGregorio, and Rebecca Marx recap their respective years in food
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. The Twinkie at Xiao YeThe drink: The Twinkie The bar: Xiao Ye, 198B Orchard Street The price: $8 The ingredients: Green tea, fresh lemon juice, honey, Citron Sochu, served over ice in a tall g ... More >>
"Too little too late."Although Eddie Huang (and his mom) already responded to his no-star Times review on both Twitter and his blog, we'd e-mailed him yesterday morning to get his thoughts on Sam Sifton's disappointed appraisal of Xiao Ye. Huang's currently on vacation in sunnier climes, but ... More >>
Tasty ChompsHuang serves up some freshly steamed smack.In this round of Grown Men Fighting, we present to you Eddie Huang v. Jay Cheshes. The former is the owner of Xiao Ye. The latter just
Almost exactly one year after we brought you news that Saul Bolton, of Saul and the Vanderbilt in Brooklyn, was planning an Italian restaurant, he has signed a lease at 151 Atlantic Avenue, in the space formerly occupied by Mezcals. [Diner's Journal] There are now 152 cicerones, or certified ... More >>
From Glenn Beck to Breitbart, Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh, from sea to shining sea, from their mere followers to their Kool-Aid drinkers, the rage, motives, and manners all lend themselves to a certain composite picture developing quite neatly in this country, that's really, more than anythi ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: General Poke-Her-Face Prawns ($18) at Xiao Ye (198-B Orchard Street).
After reading about Eddie Huang's Xiao Ye for so long, it was almost a relief to finally stop in there for the first time last night and have a taste--we discovered that we love the fried tofu, like the idea of the unagi corn, and overheard a manager telling friends that Sam Sifton has alread ... More >>
Robert SietsemaM&T's sautéed pine nuts and corn.If you don't have any Labor Day plans, consider yourself lucky: that means you'll have the opportunity attend the Asian Feastival, a culinary fantasia taking place in Queens.
If you imagined Eddie Huang wouldn't have as much time for blogging now that his full-fledged Taiwanese restaurant is fully open, well, you were mistaken. The outspoken chef took to his blog yesterday to respond to early feedback on Xiao Ye's food: For all the people with feedback on food, honestly ... More >>
Robert SietsemaM&T's pepper with bean curd sheets.Food nerds still hemming and hawing about making Labor Day plans, take note: September 6 witnesses the first "Asian Feastival," a smorgasbord of eats in Queens.
Fresh Off the BoatXiao Ye flaunts its new signage. The kitchen I inherited doesn't have all the equipment that I need to do my dishes 100%. I've been trying to force a square peg in a round hole making it work, but at the end of the day, I need a Taiwanese/Chinese kitchen. It's gonna take me ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Following the fire at the corner of Avenue and 2nd Street yesterday, Kelly's Irish Pub and Discovery Wines are shuttered. [EV Grieve] Town Tavern, which was meant to be closed temporarily unti ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Grub Street asked, "Why eat bacon and cupcakes when you can lick them in paper form?" after discovering such a thing at the Fancy Food Show. Meanwhile, Epicurious rounded up the the worst of the Fancy Food Show, including instant caprese: pre-cut slices of mozzarella wit ... More >>
Boomtown meets Baohaus.Boomtown Bakery fans now don't have to wait until the weekends to get their vegan, gluten-free treats at the Hester Street Fair: Eddie Huang tells us that he's now carrying a full array of Boomtown's cookies, brownies, and cupcakes at Baohaus. Vegan desserts wouldn't ... More >>
A typical CB3 meeting.Community Board 3 has just released its May SLA committee meeting agenda, auguring possibly a few interesting developments in Lower East Side/East Village restaurant news:
dslrninja/flickrA food fest for every breed.The first LUCKYRICE Festival kicks off this Thursday, celebrating the tastiest foods from Asia (and Asian Americans). Opening night will feature an Asian-inspired cocktail party at The Bowery Hotel hosted by Top Chef Masters' Kelly Choi, with a drin ... More >>
Since launching last December, Victoria Howe's invite-only Chinatown Cake Club has earned numerous fans. The only thing to complain about, really, is that Howe's creations aren't accessible to members of the public who can't gain entry to her Chinatown walk-up. Sometime in the next few weeks, ... More >>