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Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    A Complete List of 2014 Tax Day Deals in NYC

    Those of you eagerly awaiting your refund probably have just one thing in common with others who are weeping over a hefty check to Uncle Sam: You're happy tax season is over. And per usual, this town's restaurant industry is ready to help you celebrate, with plenty o' deals for those of us who feel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    High on Home Cooking: Celebrate 4/20 With the High Times Cannabis Cookbook

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    10 Ways to Celebrate Passover in NYC

    Passover began last night, and if you've ignored the holiday until now, there's still plenty of time for redemption; lucky for all of us, this city is filled with great Passover options for every level of religious commitment, whether you're a by-the-book kosher zealot, a "cultural" identifier with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Buvette's Jody Williams: "I Don't Like Any Label"

    Walk into Buvette (42 Grove Street, 212-255-3590) during the throes of its dinner service, and your best bet is to surrender yourself to its rhythm. You will not find the icy hostess who guards the threshold of most New York restaurants, keeping a hold of the table turns and reservation book. You'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Morimoto Executive Sous Chef Matt Hudack Won't Be Singing Any Iron Chef Duets

    As the executive sous chef of Masaharu Morimoto's glitzy, eponymous restaurant Morimoto (88 10th Avenue, 212-989-8883), Matt Hudack builds on the knowledge he's gained throughout his career, never missing an opportunity to learn new things. Here he discusses chef's schedules, the mentors who've shap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Five Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    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: two Frenchmen bring crepes to TriBeCa, a Le Cirque alum calls a new kitchen home, and an Indian eatery takes on the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Eleven Madison Park's Will Guidara: Competition Makes the Industry Harder...and Better

    As we wrote our list of 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to many of the chefs, owners, and general managers who run the restaurants. We asked them to tell us about the history of their neighborhoods and eateries, recount good memories, and talk to us about what's hardest abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Make These Hall and Oates Inspired Cocktails

    On Tuesday night a couple hundred beautiful people/industry types gathered on the rooftop penthouse of The Kimberly Hotel and were plied with free Woody Creek vodka. There was free food too, and the types of wild, clear nighttime views of the Chrysler building and Manhattan that immediately make you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Dovetail Serves One of the City's Best Upscale Brunches

    This week, I visited Narcissa (21 Cooper Square, 212-228-3344), the well-groomed farm-to-table restaurant in the Standard East Village hotel where John Fraser lets his DOH-approved hairnet down and transforms vegetables in a kitchen full of Rotisol rotisserie ovens. It's the sibling restaurant to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Find Superlative Square Slices at LoDuca Pizza

    As the birthplace of American pizza, New York can be a cheesy, saucy utopia. In this column, we'll highlight neighborhood pizzerias with staying power. If there's 00 flour, so be it, but the only prerequisite is that these places have been serving their neighborhoods for more than a few years. Have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Sleekly Appointed Beautique Opens in Midtown

    The picturesque Midtown block that holds the Plaza Hotel and Paris Theater just became home to Beautique (8 West 58th Street, 212-753-1200), a sleek restaurant that overtook the former Frederick's address. The Beautique team stripped the space down to its studs, and they've installed decor that chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    An Early Taste of Chalk Point Kitchen, Now Open in Soho

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    67-Year-Old Morrell Wine Shop and Bar Reopen in Rockefeller Center

    Roberta Morrell's parents first opened the Morrell (1 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-688-9370) wine shop in a 600-square-foot space on 49th Street in 1947, and in the 67 years since, the retailer has moved around Midtown, occupying addresses on 53rd Street and Madison Avenue before making its way back to it ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    At Rubirosa, the Fast Pace Is Blessing and Curse

    As we wrote our list of 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to many of the chefs, owners, and general managers who run the restaurants. We asked them to tell us about the history of their neighborhoods and eateries, recount good memories, and talk to us about what's hardest abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    A Taste of Ma Peche's Dim Sum Menu

    Not long ago, Ma Peche (15 West 56th Street, 212-757-5878), David Chang's French-Vietnamese inspired Momofuku outpost, axed its 10-course Kappo tasting menu for a new passed plates experience. Diners can now pick and choose small plates of black bass ceviche or pulled lamb noodles or dumplings in ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Find a Verdant Quesadilla Among the Wares at Mexico 2000

    It's hard to find fault with Mexico 2000 (367A Broadway, Brooklyn, 718-782-3797), the Mexican grocery stalwart on the South side of Williamsburg in the shadow of the J/M/Z line. With a cornucopia of Mexican produce and spices, canned goods, beer, baked goods, lottery tickets, shampoo, and toilet pap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    The Five Best Restaurants in Little Egypt

    The Little Egypt segment of Steinway Street, between Astoria Boulevard and 28th Avenue, has its own particular, welcoming smell, a blend of shisha and grill smoke from the halal cart stationed in front of the Al Iman mosque. Though only one block long, there are dozens of restaurants, bakeries, coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    $1 Empanadas and Thai New Year's Dinner Highlight This Week's Top Events

    Is the lime shortage right before outdoor drinking season making you mad? Or did the first Game of Thrones episode leave you hurt and bitter? Whatever's on your mind, relax a little -- or a lot -- at this week's top events.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Alfredo 100 Honors Classic and New Age Fettuccine Alfredo

    Alfredo 100's (7 East 54th Street; 212-688-1999) recent opening of what owner Russell Belanca calls his new "flagship location" is not your typically "timely" restaurant opening. In case you weren't aware, fettuccine Alfredo is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. While singing the happy birthd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Distilled's Jennifer Walsh on Strong Female Mentors, Post-Shift Rituals and Ditching Microscopes for Tweezers

    At Distilled (211 West Broadway, 212-601-9514) in Tribeca, chef Shane Lyons cooks a menu of inspired New American pub food from a gorgeous space in a landmark building. When the kitchen's cranking out plates of fried duck over waffles and the restaurant's signature gochujang-slathered wings, Lyons c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Eleven Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    The Five Best Things We Ate This Week

    We hope you're going out to eat this weekend. Might we make a suggestion? Here are the five best things we ate this week.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    First Look: Bar Bolonat

    On the northwestern edge of the West Village's Abingdon Square Park, Bar Bolonat (611 Hudson Street, 212-390-1545) glows from within its painted-black exterior, a welcome sight at the corner of Hudson and 12th Streets after three years of vacancy following the closing of Kobma Thai. Chef Einat Admon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Happy Bones Imports a Kiwi Coffee Sensibility to NYC

    A thin, bright slice of a café near the edge of Little Italy, Happy Bones (394 Broome Street; 212-673-3754) is the by-default New Zealand entrant of the New York coffee scene. Happy Bones was founded by two artistic types (see a theme here?): New Zealander Luke Harwood, who previously co-founded St ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Jesse Schenker Set to Open The Gander

    Chef Jesse Schenker opened Recette in 2010, and since then, he says, the restaurant has "organically turned into a laboratory, tasting menu, and gastronomical experience. It appears as a little French bistro, but the food is elevated. The music is loud, and tables are tight. It's worked for us." Rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Chef Einat Admony Is Sick of the Bull Sh*t Hype

    When Einat Admony and her husband Stefan Nafziger first opened the doors to their West Village falafel shop, Taïm (222 Waverly Place, 212-691-1287), in 2007, Admony didn't feel proud. "I was a little ashamed," she admits. "I was at a really nice restaurant before Taïm, and to open a falafel restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Jessica Brown, Wine Director at The John Dory and Breslin, Drinks Champagne with Everything

    Originally from a farm upstate near Ithaca, Jessica Brown grew up with Finger Lakes vineyards practically in her backyard. But her devotion to the vine began in Italy, where she adored Nebbiolo in particular, the fabled grape of Barolo from Piedmont. As the current sommelier and wine director at The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    33 Essential Restaurants Where You Can Eat for Less Than $10

    Rent prices may be rising in this city, but for now, there are plenty of purveyors of cheap food that manage to hold on to leases, even in trendy lower Manhattan. That's lucky for us -- cheap eats joints are a well-ingrained part of our culinary fabric, and they comprise a full third of our roster o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    A Bourbon Talk and Dinner Cruise in This Week's Events

    Do something new this April. This week, that could mean dining on an old navy boat or heading to a meatball slapdown.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Five Great Egotarian Restaurants in NYC

    GQ's food correspondent Alan Richman recently decried the increasingly common practice of male-helmed kitchens orchestrating what he calls "Egotarian Cuisine:" Chefs turn out ever-stranger dishes meant to showcase their inspirations, banking on culinary orgasms via mental masturbation. "What makes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Five Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    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: a grilled pizza joint in Union Square, a modern twist on classic Indian food on the Upper West Side, and a not-so-sec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Seven Years in, Market Table Is in Good Hands

    For this week's review, I headed to The Clam (420 Hudson Street, 212-242-7420), Mike Price and Joey Campanaro's sleek bivalve-centric restaurant. It's an aesthetic departure from the partners' other West Village establishment Market Table (54 Carmine Street, 212-255-2100) (and from Campanaro's Littl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Where to Look for Wine List Deals at Our 99 Essential Restaurants

    As we prepared to write about our 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to the chefs and owners behind these places, asking them to discuss their history and unique place among the other eateries in this town. But we were also thinking of your wallet, dear readers, and so we asked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Annisa Sous Mary Attea: "I'm Sort of Just Enjoying the Ride"

    Sous chef Mary Attea works at Annisa (13 Barrow Street, 212-741-6699), Anita Lo's sexy Barrow Street culinary haven, where she's contributed dishes like steak tartare and saddle of rabbit to the innovative menu. Here, she opens up about admiring Anita Lo's modesty, her favorite drunk snack, and how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Savoury Brings Health-Conscious Indian Food to the UWS

    Lala Sharma turned out his upscale, healthy take on Indian cuisine at Surya in the West Village for more than a decade before he expanded to the Upper West Side with his son, Abishek, and opened Swagat, a more traditional Indian restaurant, in 2011. Surya has since shuttered, but last night, the fat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge Owner Julie Reiner: "There's No Faking It"

    In this interview, Flatiron Lounge (37 West 19th Street, 212-727-7741) and Clover Club (210 Smith Street, Brooklyn, 718-855-7939) owner Julie Reiner reveals her go-to cocktail, predicts what we'll be drinking next, and weighs in on the bartender/mixologist debate.

  • Dining

    March 26, 2014
  • Dining

    March 26, 2014

    The Mollusks at The Clam Pull You Into the Deep Like an Undertow

    The new West Village eatery features coastal cookery inspired by the Chesapeake Bay

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Four Loko Promises Attorney General It Will No Longer Be Quite So Loco

    Surely each and every one of you remember where you were on the bleak day that insanely caffeinated, insanely alcoholic energy drink Four Loko was banned in New York, back in 2010. Pushed by Senator Chuck Schumer, who called Four Loko a "toxic and dangerous brews," the State Liquor Authority stopped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    How to Really Enjoy Tea, Per the Experts at Harney & Sons

    A family-run business launched over thirty years ago in upstate Connecticut, Harney & Sons (433 Broome Street), purveyor of fine teas, now runs two shops -- one in Millerton, New York, a small town of less than 1,000, and the other in SoHo where pedestrians numbers in the thousands every half hour. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Two Pizza Deals in This Week's Happy Hour Specials

    Need a midweek pick-me-up? Check out the always amazing combo of pizza and beer, which is featured twice in this week's happy hour specials.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Bordeaux, Argentina, and a Wine Riot: April's Best Wine Events

    We've all grown weary of the incessantly cold days of March; thank goodness April brings vinous relief to our lives with three highly anticipated wine tastings. If you've got an appetite for touring the globe through a wine glass, are partial to the left and right banks of Bordeaux, or like to tango ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

    In just a few short hours, we'll open the doors to our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, and you'll have the chance to sample the goods of more than 80 restaurants from around the boroughs. In the lead-up to the party, we've been previewing the dishes from our Choice Eats participants (see i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Greenmarket Restaurants in NYC

    Nothing makes us happier than traipsing through a Greenmarket in full swing (we've been known to skip as well) checking out the rhubarb, fresh lettuces, asparagus, and, of course, ramps peppering vendors' tented tables. And while our frolicking inevitably leads to some great purchases, we'd much pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Seven Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    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: a whiskey bar in Greenpoint, a bakery in the Brooklyn Public Library, and a "kosher style" restaurant on First Avenue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

    Just five more days until our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, when more than 80 restaurants from around the city will come together under one roof at Basketball City (299 South Street). Have you purchased your tickets to feast? Your $60 general admission fare ($70 at the door) gets you unl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    For Great Macarons, Says Thomas Keller Pastry Chef Sebastien Rouxel, Respect the Craft

    Thomas Keller Restaurant Group executive pastry chef Sebastien Rouxel received an early introduction to the culinary realm. "My aunt used to own a restaurant, so I spent a lot of time there," he explains. "I was very attracted to the environment and felt comfortable there." At 16 years old, he took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Eleven Madison Park Sous Chef Connie Chung: Understanding Someone Else's Vision Helps You Understand Your Own

    Connie Chung works on Eleven Madison Park's (11 Madison Avenue, 212-889-0905) show-stopping creations alongside Daniel Humm and a legion of other sous chefs. The 29-year-old was raised in a Chicago suburb, and she spent spent much of college ODing on food porn, so she decided to make cooking her car ... More >>

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