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    September 15, 2014

    Here's What You Missed at Taste Talks

    The weekend's Taste Talks events went off without a hitch, bringing together top New York food mavens and eager eaters to share in conversation and plenty of good dishes. From Friday evening to Sunday night, Taste Talks hosted a round of events -- dinners, presentations, a Future of Food expo, and S ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Why You Should Go Dine in Westchester, Per Martha Stewart

    Before hungry revelers at the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival braved wet sand to sample ample mouthfuls of Martha Stewart's impolite blue cheese and raw onion sliders, America's mogul hostess sat above the fray inside Caesars, setting down her Scala straw hat long enough to discuss the abundance ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    Are High Rents Pricing Manhattan's High-End Restaurants Out of the Market?

    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay closed his Fifth Avenue restaurant Mesa Grill last year, laying to rest a landmark that, when it fired up its burners in 1991, was the only destination restaurant in an area dominated by garment factories. In Februrary, Keith McNally shuttered Pastis, a Meatpacking Distric ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Cheesecake Boss: Alan Rosen Recounts Three Generations of Junior's History

    Sixty-four years ago, Junior's (386 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn, 718-852-5257) owner Alan Rosen's grandfather Harry decided he was going to open a restaurant that served great cheesecake. So he went to a number of restaurants lauded for their baked goods, bought cakes, and took them to his b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Take a Trip Through Le Cirque, '21' Club, and Windows on the World With Michael Lomonaco

    While I'm sitting in a booth at Porter House (10 Columbus Circle, chatting with Michael Lomonaco, a regular comes over and slaps him on the back. They talk for a second about the experience, and then the diner reveals that he's eaten at this restaurant 292 times since it opened -- a fact that a hos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Ten Years Into a Restaurant Empire, Marc Murphy Is Still Just Looking to Have Fun

    In the 20 years that the Food Network has existed, it's propelled dozens of chefs to stardom before they've proved themselves in their own kitchens. Despite his prolific career on television, Marc Murphy is not one of those chefs. The Chopped judge has risen steadily within New York's restaurants fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    37 Things We Hope to See in Season Two of Guy's Grocery Games

    Early this month, we learned that Guy Fieri was casting for the second season of his new TV show, and we realized we forgot something: Guy has a new TV show! Guy has a new TV show much of the time, but it's not like us to simply ignore a show called Guy's Grocery Games. In the show, Guy throws a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    A Full Roster of Super Bowl Events

    The Super Bowl's debut in the Big Apple has the city's restaurant industry abuzz with offers. From fan friendly events to bars that have more TVs than Best Buy, there are plenty of reasons to skip the home made onion dip and head out into the wild blue yonder for the game. But before you do, here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Where to Buy Local on Cyber Monday

    Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. Up first, this list from Billy Lyons. The time has come to secure your swivel chair, break open a browser, and spend the entirety of your lunch hour (and possibly more) clicking "buy item" w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Butter Now Open in Midtown

    It's been more than ten years since the original Butter opened in the East Village, propelling chef Alex Guarnaschelli to the heights of cooking stardom: She became a Food Network darling, competing in various competitions before hosting shows of her own. The restaurant shuttered earlier this year f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Annisa Chef Anita Lo Considers Her Legacy: "What's the Story of Me As a Chef?"

    Anita Lo had a stellar restaurant upbringing -- she worked under David Bouley, Guy Savoy, Michel Rostang, and David Waltuck at Chanterelle before she took a turn running the burners at Mirezi. But in 2000, she was craving creative control, and so she and her then-partner Jennifer Scism decided to st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Spinning Plates Director Joseph Levy: I Wanted to Tell the Human Story of Restaurants (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

    TV shows portraying the food world have proliferated in the past decade, giving viewers across the country the chance to tune into a highly dramatized version of what goes on behind the scenes in some of America's best restaurants. What those series seem to miss, director Joseph Levy noticed, was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Red Hook's El Olomega Wins Top Vendy

    This weekend the 2013 Vendy Awards, known as "the Oscars of street food," corralled 28 trucks and tables into Sunset Park's Industry City for a marathon of gormandizing before naming New York City's best mobile cuisine purveyor.

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    August 28, 2013
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    August 20, 2013

    Bear's Natasha Pogrebinsky on Life as a Ukrainian Refugee and How That Informs Her Food

    Many chefs can recall how they first became hooked on the food industry, but few can point to a juxtaposition of culinary experiences like Bear's Natasha Pogrebinsky can. The chef grew up in Soviet Ukraine, where she remembers "going to all the different shops in the city and picking out bread in on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    Celeb Chef Chris Nirschel on What to Expect From His New Menu at Slide

    It was just March when Slide first opened and brought sliders, cannoli, and boozy milkshakes to the Village under the direction of Madison Cowan, an Iron Chef and Chopped winner, but the spot already has a new chef: Chris Nirschel, who competed in season seven of Food Network Star and later on Chopp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Food Music Mixtape Volume 2

    Yesterday (and just in time for Independence Day celebrations), DJ Escoffier brought you Volume 1 of our food music mixtape. Today, DJ Bearded James unleashes Volume 2; be sure to listen for the Paula Deen Apology remix at the end. Did we miss your favorite food-related tune? Let us know in the com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    The James Beard Scene at Carbone

    Over the weekend, all-star chefs from all over the country descended on our fair city for the restaurant portion of the James Beard Awards (the journalism awards were handed out on Friday, and our very own Tejal Rao took one home for criticism). And they're not just here for the awards, but to hit t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    50 Things To Know About Austin Before SXSW

    I love Austin. It's simultaneously wonderful and totally infuriating. The city meets every cliché about it almost effortlessly, to the point where the onslaught of weirdness can be almost numbing. I once saw a unicycle brigade spin down the street, and it honestly took like 15 minutes until I reali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Ten Rappers We'd Like To See on Reality TV

    So many reality shows, and so many of them are terrible. But people watch this stuff, despite feigning revulsion. "Trash culture" is on the rise, and with everyone from Consequence to The Game are landing "roles" in a reality show, we wanted to get in on the action and list some potentially quality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Watch Guy Fieri Use Strawberries to Brush Rachael Ray's Teeth

    What's more unappetizing than anything on the Guy's American Bar and Kitchen menu? This clip. The frosted-tipped renegade joined Rachael Ray on her talk show today to plug their next Food Network gig, Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cookoff. In the midst of what appeared to be a health-focused new year s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Will I Die an Eggnog Virgin?!

    I'm an eggnog virgin. And I really can't give a reason as to why I've gone so long without as much as a sip of this silky, sweet holiday beverage. It's not the thought of consuming raw eggs that brings on my hesitation -- because I'd be happy to gnaw on a cookie dough log. Raised as a Jewish New Y ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Q&A: Governor's Brad McDonald on Creative Freedom, Modern American Cuisine and 80s Sitcoms

    When Fork in the Road was a few minutes late to call Chef Brad McDonald, we explained that our phone's recorder was a bit faulty. "You have an app that records on your phone? I bet that many an embittered wife is using it for other reasons." So goes the whimsically creative thought process of the ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    5 Great Food Markets to Visit Right Now

    There's no doubt: New York is a buyer's market. At least where food is concerned. Stroll through the souk-like stalls of our city's great markets as you scarf down spicy, chicken pigs-in-blankets from Brooklyn Piggies and a chaser of Grady's Cold Brew, and revel in these first breezes of fall as yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Tasty Tailgate Treats: Ceviche and Crab Dip

    With football season underway, Jets and Giants fans don't agree on much. From the sidelines, however, chef Aaron Sanchez, of Food Network's Heat Seekers and Chopped, has created two tasty tailgate dishes for Gang Green and G-Men devotees to devour, regardless of touchdowns or team turmoil. Jets fans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Searching for Guy Fieri At Guy's American Kitchen and Bar

    I've been making fun of Guy Fieri for a pretty long time. I mean, look at him: If we ever get dragged into World War III, the Axis powers will put his chubby, bleached-blond head on propaganda posters to illustrate what us awful Americans are like. But I'm not alone, everyone makes fun of Guy Fieri. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    This Week's Specials: Soba, Hot Dogs, and James Beard

    What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Robert Sietsema gives us the verdict on the best soba in NYC. He talks up Lower East Side Corcoron and throws in a mention for the East Village-based SobaKoh: "Soba are often eaten cold with a soy-based dipping sauce. The noodles feel cool on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    The Amstel Light Burger Bash and a Week of Burger Competitions

    ​The Amstel Light Burger Bash competition, which took place last Saturday at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, capped off a week of animated searching for the best and worst burger nationwide and here in the city.

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    July 12, 2011

    Sounds Great, But How Does it Taste?

    Charm City Cakes/Facebook​"It's got over 120 LED lights on it that are all on different circuits so they're blinking at different moments, so it looks like it's on fire, and then it's got smoke machines that go through it, so smoke is billowing out of the towers. It's really cool."- The Food N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    The Soda Jerk Returns; Restos Cater to the Calorie-Conscious

    ​Just as cocktails came back, it makes sense that the soda fountain (where so many bartenders went to work during Prohibition) is also making a comeback across America. [NY Times] As high-fructose corn syrup is increasingly demonized, chefs around the country are creating their own sodas, ket ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    The Daily Hookup Will Only Feature Highly Curated Restaurants, No Crap Allowed

    ​The Daily Hookup, a discount website aimed at gay males, launched quietly this week. It aims to offer the same old gamut of lifestyle deals, though obviously geared toward its demographic. But rather than feature just any old restaurant, they have special "curators" who seek out only the ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Daytime Emmy Nominations Out, Include Several Food Figures

    Food NetworkLook at that flawless makeup on Sandra Lee!​Daytime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and, of course, James Franco helped lead General Hospital to a whopping 21 nominations, heading the pack. But those more culinarily-inclined were also honored.

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    April 27, 2011

    Susan Ungaro Reveals the Behind-the-Scenes of the James Beard Foundation Awards and Responds to Anthony Bourdain's Criticisms

    Chefs gonna be winning!​April showers bring May flowers, but also the James Beard Foundation Awards! The second week in May the awards will celebrate the country's best chefs (and journalists and writers), and are a big ole party of who's who in the industry. Wanting to take a peek behind th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Edible Selby Gives Us Pretty Pictures of Food People Doing Food Stuff

    ​ If the New York Post's occasional forays into the homes of chefs titillate you, then Todd Selby has your number. The photographer more commonly known as the Selby has launched Edible Selby, a website dedicated to photographing chefs and food-type people in their natural environments.

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    April 14, 2011

    McDonald's Inspires Most Brand Loyalty Among Coffee Drinkers; Food Writers Can't Stop Recounting Meals at El Bulli

    ​A YouTube video gone viral suggests that sugar is toxic. Is our excessive consumption of sugar not only causing diabetes and obesity, but heart disease, hypertension, and many common cancers? [NY Times] McCafé customers are apparently more loyal to the Golden Arches than Starbucks patrons o ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Restaurant Chains Adapt to Rising Food Costs; Sbarro Goes Bankrupt

    ​Restaurant chains are being forced to change how they buy food to adapt to rising costs. Starbucks wants to team up with other companies to buy milk, sugar, and other essentials; Red Lobster and Olive Garden are moving to a system in which they buy only what they need. [Wall Street Journal] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Charlie Sheen Has Infiltrated the Food World

    Charlie Sheen's Winning Recipes from Charlie Sheen Among the numerous reasons we're grateful to cover the food world is that it often makes us oblivious to what's going on in the rest of the world, or at least the part that has tiger blood and cocaine running through its veins.

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    February 23, 2011

    Vatican Adviser Mad at Cuomo for Eating Crackers While Unmarried

    xiquinhosilva​Vatican canon law adviser Edward Peters has criticized Governor Andrew Cuomo for receiving Communion. The Daily News reports that because Cuomo has a live-in girlfriend and holds certain political views, Peters said the act of receiving communion at Mass the day after his inaugur ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Slashfood Readers Aroused by Fictional Hermaphrodites

    Hot.​Those who can't wait to wallow in the shallow waters of Eater's Hottest Chef competition can dip their toes in the equally murky waters of Slashfood's second-annual roundup of the 10 Hottest Men in the Food Industry.

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    January 25, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: A Sausage Fest; Hot Plates

    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 >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Food Network Losing Its Fan Base

    newsworld22.comDon't worry, Giada, men are surely still watching you.​Things aren't looking so cheery for Giada De Laurentiis and Sandra Lee. Their TV home, the Food Network, is showing signs of decline as it experienced a 10.3 percent drop among viewers ages 25 to 54 -- a key demographic for ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Gael Greene Asks Us to Remember Craig Claiborne

    ​When the Barneys' holiday windows went up last November, Gael Greene took exception to the absence of Craig Claiborne from the display, which featured food innovators and "personalities" past and present. Today, she uses her Fork Play newsletter to elaborate upon her displeasure, and to make ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Battle of the Christmas Fruitcakes: Myers of Keswick v. Dean & DeLuca

    That's Dean & DeLuca's Robert Lambert cake on the left, Myers of Keswick's Bryson's of Keswick cake on the right.​ Ah, fruitcake. Not only is it the red-headed stepchild of the Christmas table, it is also its Cher, seemingly impervious to time and a model of eerie self-preservation. The two s ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    So Long, Sweetie: Food Network Cancels Ace of Cakes

    foodnetwork.comThe Ace of Cakes moves on.​Food Network has announced the cancellation of Ace of Cakes, the reality show that follows pastry chef Duff Goldman and his merry band of bakers at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore. According to The Associated Press, the show's upcoming season -- its 10th ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    South Park Lampoons Food Network and Foodies as Cartman Impersonates Gordon Ramsay

    ​On stilts, Cartman fools Randy into thinking he's Gordon Ramsay. Last night's South Park was a hilarious send-up of the Food Network and celebrity chefs, and few avoided being hit by the satiric splatter.

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    April 22, 2009

    Food Network Announces New Shows; Restaurant Girl Hires Legal Muscle

    Food Network has announced eight new shows, all "inspired" (read: ripped off) from other networks. Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin has Corwin eating strange and exotic foods a la Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern; and What Would Brian Boitano Make? is taken directly from South Park. [Entertainment ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Low-fat Fries, Offensive Burger Ads and Tainted Bacon

    In a recent study of heart-healthy foods, vegetables, nuts and the Mediterranean diet were named as "good" heart foods, while--shocker!--the trans fats in french fries are bad. Meat, eggs and milk are still in heart-health limbo. [AP via Google] Meanwhile, an Iowa company is working on a geneticall ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    A Nation Turns to Whiskey

    While sales of other distilled liquors have slumped, whiskey sales are on the rise. [LA Times]Your iPhone can be turned into a cocktail database with the right app. Just add booze. [WSJ] The Food Network's Sandra Lee is launching her own magazine, Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade. It hits newsstands today.[ ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Chopped: There Are No Top Chefs Here

    Last night, onetime Bravo boy and sometimes Top Chef judge Ted Allen premiered his new  rival show on the Food Network, Chopped. Allen has spoken out against allegations that the show is a Top Chef rip-off, elucidating the differences on his blog, saying "There is no sleep deprivation, no "Big ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Whither Chelsea Market?

    The Chelsea Market Ensconced in the old Nabisco factory at the corner of 15th Street and Ninth Avenue, Chelsea Market opened 11 years ago with the intention of being a top retail market for a vast range of groceries, while also providing warehouse and manufacturing space for food-related companies. ... More >>

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