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Ethnic and Regional Cuisines

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    September 11, 2013

    In Chelsea Market, Look for the Tacos at Los Tacos No. 1

    The fast-food Mexican format that offers quick mindfully-assembled tacos, tortas, and burritos is so popular in the western end of our country, but it has yet to take hold this far east. Unlike big-branch conglomerates serving slop, these types of restaurants serve streamlined Mexican fare, and the ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Can the Quesadilla Maker Help a Bro to Not Screw Up Dinner?

    After browsing through the food section of a popular men's lifestyle magazine one evening, a thought popped into my head: I could really go for some homemade quesadillas.

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    September 4, 2013

    The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in NYC

    For decades, Italian cuisine in New York meant red sauce and lots of it. With the opening of Bamonte's in 1900 and Ferdinando's Focacceria four years later, tomato-heavy Neapolitan and Sicilian restaurants enjoyed a certain sustained verisimilitude, carrying the torch for their motherland while pavi ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Minar Brings Dosa to Your Door

    In this series, Seamless Warrior John Luong reviews meals ordered from the Internet. One of the numerous pitfalls of loading the Wikipedia homepage is discovering holidays of such obscurity that not even natives of the locale celebrating the occasions are aware of their existence. Such was the case ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Santa Ana Deli Looks Like a Bodega but Sells Killer Quesadillas

    Amid Ecuadorian restaurants and laundromats that dot Stockholm Street and Irving Avenue, a Bushwick thoroughfare that has recently seen an uptick in new spots like Fritzl's Lunch Box and Verde Coal Oven Pizza, sits the Santa Ana Deli. Colorful blankets adorn the walls of this corner joint, and they ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013
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    July 17, 2013

    Hampton Chutney Co. Throws Classic Dosa Fillings Out the Window

    In this space, James A. Foley explores New York City's strangest sandwiches. Hampton Chutney Co. is an Indian snack shop that sells a variety of chutneys. There is delicious iced chai, cardamom coffee, and a mango lassi on the menu, and a daily curry special, too. The joint also sells more than a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Calexico's Baja Fish Taco, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Sushi Dojo's Chef David Bouhadana Does Sushi With a Convert's Zeal

    "I always say, I didn't find sushi, it found me," says chef David Bouhadana, who commands the counter at newly opened East Village sushi spot Sushi Dojo (110 First Avenue). He's a Jewish guy who was raised in Florida, he explains, but at 18, he fell into his first sushi job after one of the sushi ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Taqueria Diana Will Bring a New Mexican Option to the East Village

    "I felt like this area had a missing hole that needed to be filled," says California native Matthew La Rue. "I don't think that it has much great Mexican food currently."

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    June 19, 2013
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    June 5, 2013

    Kenka is a Wild and Freaky Carnival Ride

    The East Village's Kenka is a wildly authentic izakaya that might be the most high-functioning example of a themed Japanese restaurant around, an edible amusement park of the fermented, fried, and freaky that gives its own special meaning to that old Gonzo adage, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."

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    June 3, 2013

    Taqueria Lower East Side's Carnitas, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 29, 2013

    Saiguette Tells A Tale of Two Soups

    One from the north, one from the south, on the Upper West Side

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Today is Free Cone Day at Häagen-Dazs!

    Though the weather this week doesn't really feel like summer, Häagen-Dazs is celebrating the warmer months with free cone day! All locations in New York (and across the country) will give out free ice cream cones from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Grading the New Sushi Bar at Lobster Place in Chelsea Market

    Lobster Place's uni (sea urchin) was breezy and briny, and got a grade of A-. As part of the current evolution of Chelsea Market, old tenants are grabbing more space and revamping their premises to provide more opportunities for the sale of prepared food. In this connection, seafood distributor an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Is Häagen-Dazs's New Ice Cream Really Gelato?

    Having carved out its formidable niche in the gourmet ice-cream category with such flavors as dulce de leche and bananas foster, Häagen-Dazs has announced that it's expanding its realm and continent-hopping for its newest release, drawing inspiration from across the Atlantic for seven flavors of ge ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013
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    April 3, 2013

    Wylie Dufresne Opens Alder in East Village; Desnuda Opens in South Williamsburg

    Wylie Dufresne has caused quite a stir with the opening of Alder, his new restaurant on Second Avenue. The hotspot opened last Thursday and was the newest East Village restaurant to warrant waiting lines around the block. Dufresne told Flo Fab, "It's not meant to be a destination, like wd-50." Inste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Monster Hot Dog Spotted at Union Square

    Find it at Adel's Halal cart on the east side of Union Square. FiTR has expressed more than a passing interest in hot dogs and all their permutations around the city, so when we discover a new one, we can't wait to tell you about it. Stumbling out of the Beth Israel Medical Center at Union Square ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2013

    Stock Dividends at Suzume and Ganso

    Two new Brooklyn ramen joints break the mold

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2013

    Irish Soda Bread at Fletcher's; Irish Breakfast at The Breslin

    Forget about green beer and shamrock shakes. Celebrate St. Paddy's day with Irish feasts like Fletcher's corned beef and The Breslin's limited-edition power breakfast. Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue may be known for its Carolina BBQ pork, but this weekend the pitmasters in Gowanus will be serving hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    5 Ramens to Love, Plus Tribeca's Secret Ramen

    It's been over a year since Fork ranked the best bowls of ramen in New York, and plenty of new ramenyas have opened up in the city since then. In fact, we can hardly keep up with the ramen news, what with Yuji Haraguchi graduating from Smorgasburg, and Ivan Orkin working on opening a place on the Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Delectable Masala Dosas From a Cart at Washington Square

    Eat with your fingers for maximum enjoyment! Carnivores: Vegetarian and even vegan food won't bite you! And it's often just as good or even better than meat-bearing fare. A case in point is the masala dosa available from the vendor called NY Dosas, usually parked at lunchtime near the intersection ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Yuji Haraguchi Launching Dip-Style and Ramen 'Ravioli,' Plus Plans for a New Williamsburg Restaurant

    Since Smorgasburg partnered with Whole Foods, market vendors have been encouraged to use the chain's Bowery space to transition from stalls to full-time restaurants, like the stellar meat-smoking crew of Mighty Quinn's. Starting tomorrow, and going through Sunday, May 12, it's Yuji Haraguchi's turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Our 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in NYC, 2013 Edition

    The amazing "big tray chicken" at Manhattan's Spicy Village It's been over two years since Fork in the Road appraised the relative merits of the city's Chinese restaurants - things have changed so much in the interim. Northern Chinese fare continues to rule Flushing, Elmhurst has increased the bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Snitching Schnitzels

    Harold Dieterle has a schnitzel at The Marrow... Among Manhattan restaurants, at least, schnitzels are on the upswing. While you may think that the pounded-thin, breaded-and-fried cutlets belong mainly in the city's antique German restaurants like the Heidelberg, Zum Stammtisch, and Killmeyer's Ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    JoJu in Elmhurst: The Elastic Vietnamese Banh Mi

    At JoJu, your sandwich comes conveniently packaged in a pair of (recyclable) paper-tissue bags, perfect for sharing. Over the last decade, New Yorkers have fallen in love with the Vietnamese sandwich banh mi. The best are found at a pair of places: Saigon Banh Mi in Chinatown and Ba Xuyen in Sunse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Tokyo Restaurant Pioneers Vegetarian Sushi, See the Video

    Mmmm, that looks like really fresh uni (sea urchin) A hot new Tokyo restaurant in the Rappongi Hills section turns the sushi and sashimi traditions on their heads by offering an all-vegetarian menu. This is not just a collection of cucumber and pickled-daikon rolls, either, but beautifully turned ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 23, 2013

    Gimme Five at Chez Sardine

    Gabe Stulman adds another Village outpost

  • Dining

    January 16, 2013

    Heaven for Eggheads at Chennai Flavors

    Your dinner gets laid in Jersey City

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    All Hail the Punjabi Hero at Tastee Curritos!

    The chicken achari sub at Tastee Curritos. Don't you just love fusion? You fall asleep for a moment, and it leaps up and bites you on the ass. Such was the case with the chicken achari hero at MacDougal Street newcomer Tastee Curritos.

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    December 12, 2012
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    November 14, 2012

    Go Green at Sabor a Mexico Taqueria

    No, not eco. Green sauce, folks.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Q&A: Jesus Nunez of Barraca on Remaining Open During Hurricane Sandy, Part 2

    Jesus Nunez is the chef of Barraca, a newly opened Spanish spot in the West Village that serves up tapas and paella. During the power outage, the restaurant was able to stay open via a generator and refrigerated truck. No food was spoiled, and on the Friday after the storm, the staff turned the co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Thanksgiving: Eat Out, Ye Pilgrims!

    Aside from family, friends, and being thankful, Thanksgiving is all about the food. While mom's home cooking may be preferred, if it isn't, there are dozens of places to dine during the holiday.

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    October 22, 2012

    Pad Thai Redeemed

    Finally, a pad thai that kicks your ass Pad Thai is one of those dishes to be instinctively avoided. Even at great Thai restaurants, the cooks switch into gringo mode and turn out an indifferent heap of pale rice noodles that's invariably bland and way too sweet. But then last Friday evening a gro ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2012

    Badgering the Pizza at Nicoletta

    Has Michael White made amends yet?

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    September 21, 2012

    A New Spot for Breakfast Dosas in Tribeca

    Dish #26 is a cheese-laden breakfast dosa 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: Tabata Ramen Gets New Noodle Broth | 3 Pastries from Du Jour ... More >>

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    September 16, 2012

    Why Not Udon?

    Inari Udon at Mai Sushi is Dish #31 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.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Sushi Costs More In New York Than Los Angeles Because, Well, Of Course It Does

    [See More Edible News: One In Five People Spend More Money On Cell Phones Than Food | New York City Health Board Passes Bloomberg's Soda Ban Proposal] It's called "sushinomics." New Yorkers are dishing out more for sushi than the people over in Los Angeles. The prices represent cost of living stand ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    What's the Oldest Japanese Restaurant in the East Village?

    Dish #36 in our countdown is found on the menu of this long-running East Village restaurant. Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: E-Sarn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    More Tapas And Wine: Casa Pomona Opening In September

    Another Spanish tapas and wine restaurant is coming to town. From restaurateur Sid Gupta (Pappardella, Village Pourhouse, Hudson Terrace, Little Town) and Marion Maur (who most recently ran her own restaurant Marion's Country Kitchen for five years in Woodstock), Casa Pomona will be debuting on the ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 22, 2012

    Tacos Cachanilla: Pass Me the Pigskin

    A visit to one of the city's most evolved taquerias

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    August 22, 2012

    5 Best Things To Eat at Tacos Cachanilla

    What the hell is this? It looks like some abstract 3-D painting. [See Tejal Rao's review of Neta in photos] This week, Counter Culture sneaks into Tacos Cachanilla in the shadow of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Sunset Park. It's probably the city's most evolved taqueria and claims to mo ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Neta: This Week's Review in Pictures

    [See Robert Sietsema's photos of Tacos Cachanilla, his review this week.] This week's review is of Neta. Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, formerly of Masa and Bar Masa, opened their low-key, West Village sushi bar earlier this year. Along with traditional, upscale sushi, Neta serves American-accented spicy ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    The Cocky Rooster: A Sriracha Beer

    Goodbye ketchup. Sriracha is now America's new favorite condiment. We've done Sriracha booze before (in the form of a glorious ice cream shake), and we've also featured Sriracha popcorn. But what about Sriracha beer?

  • Dining

    August 15, 2012

    Ootoya: Yo, Tokyo!

    A Japanese mega-chain invades our fair city

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    August 8, 2012

    Hazar: The City's Best Falafel

    And other pleasures at a Bay Ridge Turkish joint

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    August 2, 2012

    The Story of Futomaki

    The futomaki at Ootoya comes disguised like a birthday present. [See More Featured: 10 Best Incredibly Cheap Eats in New York | 10 Best Ice Creams in NYC] Futomaki is a type of sushi that looks like a regular maki roll blown up with a bicycle pump, but still retaining its perfect cylindrical conf ... More >>

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