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Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Navy Sails Into Soho With Camille Becerra at the Helm

    On Monday, Matt Abramcyk (who owns MaisonO, Smith & Mills, Tiny's & the Bar Upstairs, and Warren 77) and Akiva Elstein (of Smith & Mills, Macao Trading Co., and Employees Only) threw open the doors to Navy (137 Sullivan Street, 212-533-1137), the WWII maritime-themed joint venture they built in Soho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Bustan Brings Wood-Fired Oven Mediterranean to the UWS

    Israeli chef Efi Nahon came to New York City 11 years ago to open Taboon, cooking from the domed oven that gives that restaurant its name to turn out Mediterranean fare in Hell's Kitchen. After almost five years, he moved over to Barbounia, where he helmed the burners for five and a half years, meet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Arco Expands an UWS Empire With Sardinian Food

    Sebastiano Cappitta has been building an Upper West Side empire over the past several years, working his way uptown as property values and rents climb. "I keep moving up," he says. "I like to be pioneering." His seven restaurants -- which include Acqua, Bettola, Bettolona, Buca, Coccola and Isola on ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 26, 2014

    Mission Cantina Hits the Sweet Spot for Mexico City-Style Tacos

    Danny Bowien's latest venture flaunts from-scratch tortillas

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Intelligent Design: John Fraser's Secret to Success Is Continuous Evolution

    It's been six years since John Fraser first opened the doors to Dovetail (103 West 77th Street, 212-362-3800), the Upper West Side restaurant that's both a neighborhood joint and an international destination, and it's success is as much a product of its owner's unrelenting drive to grow and evolve a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Drink Cheaply and Eat $1 Clams: This Week's Cheap Drinks Round-Up

    Beer. Wine. Shots. Whatever your pleasure, toast the end of February -- and the eventual end of the polar vortex -- at these cost-conscious watering holes.

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    New York Vegans Have a New Reason to Go to Chipotle

    New York vegans have a new reason to go to Chipotle.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    18 More Restaurants Join Our Choice Eats Lineup

    We're exactly one month away from Choice Eats, our tasting event that brings together restaurants from all over the city under one roof. Nab a ticket, and you'll be able to taste kolaches, barbecue, fried chicken, Austrian food, ramen, Greek fare, Thai dishes, Liberian eats, and much, much more. We' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Five Great Affordable Tasting Menus in NYC

    Multi-course degustation journeys have proliferated in this city over the years, and while an hours-long feast can make for a unique dining experience, the expense can take a toll. Lately, some niche restaurants have offered a solution: four- to five-course menus that don't break the bank and change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    In Luke Barr's Provence, 1970 a Key Moment for New American Cooking

    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

    February 25, 2014

    10 Ways to Be a NYC Restaurant Bad Boy (or Girl)

    We know: You went to culinary school hoping to woo ladiez (or dudez) with your chef skillz, didn't you? Unfortunately, now you've graduated, and all you have is a job where you bust your ass on the line only to hang up your Crocs and pass out on your couch, Tindr still open on your cell phone, Top C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Vegan Ethiopian Food at Bunna Cafe

    The New York City culinary landscape isn't exactly saturated with Ethiopian food, and until very recently, it was entirely lacking in restaurants devoted to the vegan dishes of that cuisine. So perhaps that explains why Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Avenue) was so packed on its opening weekend -- and wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    12 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 $7 latte hits Brooklyn, a Death and Company vet concocts cocktails in Astoria, and Cómodo's husband-and-wife duo o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Taproom 307 Celebrates Women in Beer

    Beer Week is rolling into New York City and as part of the celebration, Taproom 307 (307 Third Avenue, 212-725-4766) will host a Women in Beer Night on Monday, February 24. The evening will be an opportunity for female beer lovers to network and taste over 40 beers, all brewed or sold by women. Hayl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    A Beer Pairing and Unlimited Drinks for $10 on This Weekend's Brunch Docket

    If you're planning to pull off a pub crawl during NYC Beer Week, you're going to need brunch first. Try one of these spots.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    At the Tiny Ines Bakery, Baked Goods and Stand-Out Tortas

    Despite its diminutive size, Ines Bakery (948 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-788-0594), a Mexican outpost near Greenwood cemetery, packs it in. On weekdays, when offices are shutting down and schools have run their last bells, the triangular standing room of the bakery fills up as tightly as the glass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Six Things We Hate About Restaurant Week...and Six Places Worth Going To

    Restaurant week began on Monday. So at participating restaurants, you can sit down for a three-course lunch for $25 or a three-course dinner for $38, now through March 7. Most of the suckers that buy into this ludicrous semi-annual marketing mega-scheme think it's a great opportunity to visit fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    El Colmado Sous Chef Dina Fan Applies Japanese Lessons to Spanish Cooking

    El Colmado's like oh shit there's 80 oysters on the board. I guess I better start shucking.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    As South Beach Wine and Food Kicks Off, New York Chefs Reflect on the Festival Circuit

    The 13th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off today, and myriad Big Apple-based chefs aren't passing up the opportunity to head to warmer temperatures for the four-day extravaganza of dinners, tastings, demos, and parties. SoBe is just one opportunity for chefs to partake in the food ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 19, 2014

    Make Harlem's Mountain Bird a Destination

    Visiting Chef Kenichi Tajima's spartan uptown nest

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Great NYC Coffeeshops and an Explanation of Pricing From Coffee Champ Erin McCarthy

    This is part two of a two-part interview with NYC's own Erin McCarthy, the 2013 World Brewers Cup Champion. Part one, which was posted a few weeks ago, covered his experiences, personal preferences, and thoughts on coffee's third wave. This week, the focus is on the future of coffee, and we conclude ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Comfort Food and Whitman Influence The Runner, Now Open in Clinton Hill

    When Andrew Burman and company moved into the old Anima space on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, they weren't sure just how to handle the six-foot wood oven left by the building's previous tenant. The restaurant they planned to open, The Runner (458 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-643-6500), wouldn't be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    The Heath's Chef R.L. King Blends British Fare and Theatrics

    London-based production company Punchdrunk (Sleep No More) opened The Heath at the McKittrick Hotel this November, bringing the immersive theatre experience to a restaurant setting and, in the process, equipping executive chef R.L. King with terms like "cue" and "understudy" -- phrases that would so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    A $6.50 Fried Fish Sandwich and Dishes From Russia Among This Week's Cheap Eats

    This week's round-up of cheap eats takes us to three boroughs and four continents, highlighting dishes from all corners of the former Soviet Union and an Uruguayan regional specialty. So if you're strapped for cash, you can still eat well.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Louro's David Santos: I Love This Industry, but I Would Never Want My Kids to Be in It

    The New York City restaurant industry can be crushing: Rents and stakes are high, and the scene is saturated. It takes a lot of talent and even more work to make it, which means that chefs put in obscenely long days making sure their restaurants break even, a cycle that causes many of them to burn o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Lessons in Eating Well From Simca's Cuisine Still Resound 40 Years Later

    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

    February 17, 2014

    What's Happening This Week

    Spending President's Day combing through the internet for something to do to no avail? Sleep in a little longer and enjoy the day off -- we've already found everything you're going to want to do this week, and we've rounded it up right here.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Last Minute Valentine's Day Options in NYC

    Valentine's Day is stressful, and all the coordination, expectation, and overall hub-bub often put a damper on things. And right now, if you've yet to make a plan for the evening (or are in need of a back-up), you're likely feeling panic creep in. We got you. Here is a list of great V-Day events aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    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: Vegan Ethiopian hits Bushwick, an old steakhouse gets new life, and a new bar comes to the East Village.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Weekend Brunch at Arte Cafe, The Haab, Clinton St. Baking Co., and Studio Square

    If you're hungover after a night of love -- or a night of talking about the futility of love -- don't sleep in too long. Plenty of places will be offering some hearty brunch specials to remind you there are 364 days of the year to find happiness. Here are a few of our top choices for the morning-aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Five Dishes We've Been Digging Around Town

    We're not even gonna talk about this weather anymore -- at this point, we're so sick of being snowbound that we simply refuse to be, well, snowbound. We're going out and eating, come (frozen) hell or high water. If you're in our (admittedly very cold) boat, consider defying the storm with one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Five Features of a Great Break-Up Restaurant

    I dropped my list of the 10 best restaurants for break-ups in NYC earlier this week, and on Tuesday, I dished out a few tips for finding a break-up restaurant on The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan. Breaking up is never easy, and finding the right venue for the occasion is important. Here's what I con ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2014

    How to Maintain Your Relationship When You Both Work in a Restaurant

    Three restaurant couples tell how they hold it all together

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Winemakers of New York: Peter Bell of Fox Run

    New Yorkers live in one of the greatest winemaking states of our nation, yet we lack the close bond to our local wine market that, say, San Franciscans have with Sonoma or Napa. In an effort to start a dialogue with the winemakers of our backyard and spotlight the delicious juice being made only a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Announcing 10 More Restaurants for Choice Eats

    We still have a few more general admissions tickets available for our Choice Eats tasting event, the party that brings together great restaurants from across all five boroughs for an eating extravaganza. So if you're hoping to join us for the event, which happens on Tuesday, March 25, from 7 to 10 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Chef Chris Cipollone: Don't Call Piora Fusion

    The media has made much of the Korean-Italian mash-up at the heart of Piora (430 Hudson Street, 212-960-3801), the West Village restaurant opened by Simon Kim and chef Chris Cipollone last year, but Cipollone insists that to focus on fusion is to miss the point: "We're a modern American restaurant," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Warm-Up Special: Five Hearty Dishes in Astoria

    The Arctic isn't through with us yet. With significant snowfall predicted for this Thursday night, it may be wise to continue packing on layers of protective winter blubber. Fortunately, multiethnic Astoria boasts warming, fatty foods from every corner of the globe to prepare you for a long hibernat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Valentine's SOS: Forgot to Book Your Table? 11 Worthy Options

    Valentine's day is largely about sex, and sex, in primates, is largely about competition. And right now, if you haven't booked a table for Friday's day dinner, you've been bested by super-organized, type-A New Yorkers and devoted hopeless romantics, who booked every good seat in town a month ago. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants for Break-Ups in NYC

    This time of year always brings out New York's mushy side when it comes to dining out: Which restaurants have the most romantic view? Which restaurants have the best decor? Which place has a wait staff I can trust who can keep my engagement ring on ice until I give the signal? But what about resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    The 11 Best Classic Diners and Luncheonettes in NYC

    For a time, diner culture was dining culture in New York. And although those halcyon days have long since passed, the city's need for greasy spoons endures even if wistfulness is often an establishment's most potent spice. Convenience and reliability are the hallmarks of truly great diners, and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    A Taste of Brand New Dekalb Restaurant and a Chat With the Owners

    Most restaurant-owners don't break into song midway through an interview, but then, most restaurants don't have a guitar stashed in the corner. Most restaurants also lack an owner who's played with most of the Wailers, or whose grandfather schooled the Skatelites in Ska before Ska was a thing. But D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    An Early Taste of Margaux

    It's been a month since Margaux (5 West 8th Street, 212-321-0100) opened to quiet fanfare at the swank Marlton Hotel just off Union Square Park.The restaurant is the work of hotelier Sean MacPherson, who also lent his beaux-arts design eye to this boutique nine-story hotel that was once a frequent s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Weekend Brunch at DiWine, Fiat Cafe, Cafe Rue Dix, and Buddakan

    Whether its three or 30 inches that fall this weekend, we're going to have to leave the house sometime, and weekend brunch is calling our name. Here are a few places that will reward you with tasty treats like pancakes for your puddle jumping skills.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Pastry Chef Katie Rosenhouse Opens Buttermilk Bakeshop in Park Slope

    Between a progression of pastry roles at some of the city's top restaurants (Bouley, Le Cirque, David Burke Restaurants) to walking away a winner and runner-up (respectively) on Sweet Genius and Chopped, pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse has had her hands in a little bit of everything (and we haven't eve ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Fond Remembrances Follow 'Inoteca to Its Final Service

    'Inoteca (98 Rivington Street, 212-614-0473) needs wine drinkers. Open since 2004, the restaurant started last night's service with 1,300 bottles in total, each one of which needs to be drained to dregs before Sunday morning at 4 a.m. when the doors will close for good. "We're hoping to get through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    A Chat With Peter Sherman, the Man Behind Bacon-Centric BarBacon

    Peter Sherman spent a decade in fine dining, working his way through kitchens under Joel Robuchon, David Bouley, and April Bloomfield. But a question he was asked early in his journey resonated with him: "When I started at Robuchon, we had a Japanese chef," he says. "It was his first time living and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Fabian von Hauske on Contra's Guest Chef Series

    One month after opening Contra (138 Orchard Street, 212-466-4633), their exciting Lower East Side restaurant, chefs Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone ceded their kitchen to another chef. Friends since Stone's time spent in southern France, Christophe Dufau of Les Bacchanales "was in town for a da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Game Takes the Throne: Meat Dishes for This Winter Wonderland

    Something about heavy snowfall just calls for a hearty meal. Although prime wild game season tapered off about a month or so ago, dining on animals like venison, wild boar, and partridge feels nothing short of primal. These are hibernation foods -- the excessively rich dishes that lead to involuntar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Chef Dale Talde Is Building an Empire out of Park Slope

    Before he built a career under Jean-Georges, Stephen Starr, and Morimoto; before he did Top Chef; and before he became the chef and partner in three different restaurants -- Talde (369 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-916-0031), Pork Slope (247 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-768-7675), and Thistle Hill (4 ... More >>

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