40 dyspeptic reasons
It's disgusting! I mean, I'll eat it--a lot--but still, there are some things about food that just make me want to spit up and eat rocks from now on. And my new column tells you all about my distaste. For example:
Perfect multihued cauliflowers from Kernan Farms of Bridgeton, New Jersey, at the Abingdon Square Saturday market. This is their last week till spring, also at their St. Marks Church (Tuesday) location. While Thanksgiving marks the start of the Christmas shopping season, it also marks something so ... More >>
Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Union Square subway station, in a temporarily vacant retail space just down the stairs below the Food Emporium at 14th Street and 4th Avenue, Professor Joshua Spodek and his students will officially unveil "Union Square in Motion," an interactive art installation considered ... More >>
Gluttonize.wordpress.comThis isn't the New York City cow. But it is pretty cute.While bees and chickens are no longer a rarity in Manhattan, even the most fervent would-be urban farmers would be hard-pressed to eke out space (and the necessary permits) for a cow. But somewhat improbably, ther ... More >>
Laurent Tourondel is being sued by the BLT Restaurant Group for the menu at his new Hamptons burger joint being too similar to the BLT concept. [NY Post] White Castle is looking to launch three new concepts: a barbecue restaurant, a pressed-club-sandwich spot, and an Americanized Asian noodl ... More >>
Trader Joe's may have better prices, but if Craigslist's redoubtable Missed Connections are any indication, then Whole Foods has better, er, aesthetics.
Yes, the matzohs are still waiting expectantly to be purchased, but they don't want you to be price-gouged. On the first of March, Fork in the Road instituted our matzoh price watch, in which we report the prices being charged for matzohs around town as Passover approaches. We've added more ... More >>
You choice may be slender at some supermarkets, but expect it to fatten as Passover approaches. Passover doesn't begin this year till March 30, but already some supermarkets downtown are trundling out their matzoh displays.
As head-scratching as the idea of a processed breakfast food shortage may be, apparently Eggo is suffering its own version of a rainy growing season. According to its website, "Eggo recently experienced supply constraints caused by flood damage at our bakery in Atlanta. In addition, we've be ... More >>
(Editor's note: this dispatch is from a middle-aged, college-educated Manhattan resident who has given the hell up and gone on welfare. Some weeks back he described the process of signing up for the dole.) Despite all the waiting and the hassle of dealing with a bureaucracy, the one bright spot of ... More >>
Usually, trail mix is just an excuse to pick the chocolate chips out of a bag of nuts. But these trail mixes, from Sahale Snacks, are delicious. There are six different varieties, of which my favorites are Ksar--pistachios, dried figs, sunflower seeds and harissa--and Sing Buri--cashews, dried pine ... More >>
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