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 >>
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: an Italian comfort-food restaurant in Hotel Hugo; the infamous ramen burger finds its home downtown; and an East Vill ... More >>
If you're still hitting the gym at this point of January, we salute your dedication to healthy living for 2014. But if you've given up on reenacting the Tour De France on an indoor cycle while listening to Katy Perry, here's a look at what's going on this week.
If you're not cozied up in your house "working from home" while Hercules takes New York, find consolation in the fact that a number of bars and restaurants, manned by trusty service people and chefs, are serving up sweet deals. So whether you need liquid courage or a hot meal, you can probably find ... More >>
If you're lucky enough to celebrate a three day weekend in honor of Chris Columbus, your friends are secretly hating you. But even if you can only pack in 48 hours of freedom this weekend, that's more than enough time to celebrate the fact that the world--and possibly your stomach--is round. Here's ... More >>
New Jersey native Roger Llanes, who externed behind the burners at Eleven Madison Park, then worked at BLT Prime, and spent 18 months running a restaurant out in California before he decided to move back to the East Coast. "I wasn't getting enough out of it," he explains. "It was my restaurant, and ... More >>
We get word that Sons of Essex has named a successor for Seth Levine, the chef who left the spot back in April over creative differences with owner Matt Levine. Stepping in to fill the culinary void is Roger Llanes, a New Jersey native who did time behind the burners as an extern at Eleven Madison P ... More >>
The sun in shining, sangria is flowing, and you're at your desk gazing out your window, contemplating what to do this evening. You could spend the night watching an entire season of Downtown Abbey, but why not take a look at some of the cities unique happy hours to say good bye to Wednesday? The har ... More >>
Puppeteers show off their new works
Red Hook seafood restaurant Kevin's reopened on February 22 after receiving funds from Restore Red Hook and Lucky Ant, a crowdfunding website, Serious Eats reported. Chef Kevin Moore and his team repaired floors, sheetrock, and wainscoting that was ruined from Hurricane Sandy flooding. Red Hook Marb ... More >>
Chefs get creative with the humble grilled cheese
Food & Wine's star-studded week concluded yesterday and one of the biggest events was the Grand Tasting which went from noon to 6 p.m. As promised, there was a lot of food and a little bit too much wine. Visitors were handed a "tasting" glass when they walked in and the venue had two continuously ru ... More >>
It doesn't look that spicy, does it? This potage is also Dish #20 in our countdown. Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. I've eaten a lot of very spicy food. Las ... More >>
Dish #20 is a kale salad with fans Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: New York's Beijing BBQ Carts Branch Out in a Big Way | A Sweet New ... More >>
New Jersey is having a tough week on the PR front; in addition to the brown water coming out of the taps at Newark International Airport, there are now seven new cases of West Nile Virus, authorities confirmed today.The new reports puts the total number of cases of the virus in New Jersey at 22 in 1 ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. A second location of cheesesteak purveyor Shorty's has opened in Murray Hill. It also features an extensive beer selection. [Zagat Buzz] Smith Street has yet another n ... More >>
The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Hollis Famous Burgers, in Jamaica, appears to be closed. The website is down, and the phone line disconnected. [Grub Street] Ci ... More >>
Essex Street MarketThough the Essex Street Market faces a somewhat uncertain future at the corner of Essex and Delancey Streets, there are some positive developments taking place between its 71-year-old walls.
Delancey Street has for a while now been acknowledged as one of New York City's most dangerous intersections. A cyclist was killed at Delancey and Chrystie earlier this August, and there have been 523 motor vehicle accidents at the intersection of Essex and Delancey Streets in the last 12 yea ... More >>
Yesterday at about 5:30 p.m. a 52-year-old cyclist riding on Chrystie Street was turning onto Delancey when he apparently collided with the back of a tractor-trailer, was pulled under its wheels, and was killed. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to DNA Info, the man has been iden ... More >>
viaHere's a warning sounded by the Daily News today: The intersection of Essex and Delancey street is pretty much the worst place in the city to walk or drive a car or get in a taxi or do anything. Just, like, try not to go there, okay? It's scary. It's where Satan would be like, "Hey, this i ... More >>
photo by Michael McCarthyBeauty & Essex's Salt & Pepper ShrimpThe best dishes, especially for parties, impress your friends, but take, like, zero effort. Here's one from Chris Santos of Beauty & Essex, which he says you can whip up in little more than a minute. "I love our Salt & Pepper Shri ... More >>
The police shutdown of Lower East Side fixture Max Fish on allegations of illegal sale of alcohol has some collateral damage -- works by 50 artists from here and elsewhere are being held hostage inside the locked and shuttered establishment. The bar, located on Ludlow Street, was formally cl ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema revels in authentic German at Heartbreak, proclaiming that "never has there been anything quite like Heartbreak, which seeks to elevate the culinary status of peasant classics." Lauren Shockey pays a visit to Cocoron, which is "poised to change the city's nood ... More >>
Catalyzed by booze and an incessant need to couple up for the winter season (because let's be honest, NYC relationships function seasonally), Missed Connections has been on fire recently. In addition to the flyers from our lovelorn friend JJ, the Metropolitan-Lorimer bachelor looking for his ... More >>
It's not every day, or even every year, that a restaurant opens on Grand Street east of Essex, so this is potentially exciting news for Co-Op Village residents: La Flaca, a Mexican restaurant at 384 Grand Street, opened its doors last night.
Pink Sherbet Photography/FlickrGourd-lovers and cider fanatics would do well to make their way to the Hester Street Fair this Sunday, when its organizers will collaborate with the Greenmarket to put on the Lower East Side Harvest Festival. Hallmarks of bucolic country life will be imported to ... More >>
Beware.Government food recalls often seem to involve big, faceless industrial food monoliths, but here's one that feels a bit more personal: the New York State Agriculture Department has issued a recall for packaged soybean sprouts sold at Essex Farm, one of the produce vendors in the Essex S ... More >>
Essex Street MarketThe market circa 1940, the year it opened.Yesterday at the New Amsterdam Market, Saxelby Cheesemonger's Benoit Breal told us that beginning in early November, the shop will be open on Sundays. And Saxelby isn't the only one catering to shoppers' weekend appetites: per the L ... More >>
Hey! It's almost the Fourth of July! In the party circuit, this weekend is no different from any other, besides the free fireworks and the overenthusiastic patriotic bros that will be stumbling around the city. At least you have an excuse to look like a hillbilly, though. Don your American fl ... More >>
Coming soon: even more greenery.The Hester Street Fair has avocado popsicles, lobster rolls, and omelettes; soon, it will add more raw ingredients to its line up. SuChin Park, the fair's organizer, is partnering with the Grand Street Greenmarket to offer fresh produce at the weekly fair.
Good morning! In case you fell into a hole over the weekend (no judgments from us), here's your list of what everybody will be talking about today: â€¢ There was a 7-alarm fire at Grand Street and Allen (285 and 283 Grand) in Chinatown last night, bringing more than 250 firefighters and 60 f ... More >>
Thanks for the cheese, sheep "I stuffed figs with this the other day," said Anne Saxelby, as she handed me a taste of Old Chatham's Shaker Blue. "It's like butter." And it is--like butter crossed with one of the most completely delicious blue cheeses I've ever had.
A study conducted in Minnesota suggests that many young people who claim to be vegetarians actually suffer from eating disorders. Researchers advise parents to talk to their teens about vegetarianism. [LA Times] Ben & Jerry of ice cream fame have launched a food-tracking campaign. Since the FDA ok ... More >>
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