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Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Six Things From Chef That Would Never Happen in Real Life

    Chef is a movie about restaurants and food trucks written and directed by Jon Favreau, who also plays the protagonist chef Carl Casper. He worked to accurately portray chefs' lives via little details: His character has multiple forearm tattoos, wears a bandana, and lives in a messy apartment with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    The 10 Best Things to Eat Right Now in Jersey City

    If you haven't yet learned to navigate your way to Jersey City, let us help you out: Take the PATH during the week and a newly discounted weekend ferry service from the World Financial Center. If it's been awhile since you've been there, you're missing out on a crop of good restaurants. Here, we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Six Restaurants That Opened This Week In NYC

    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: the team behind Rosemary's brings us a Southern French restaurant, fresh mini donuts are being served up in Harlem, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Mario Batali and Pat LaFrieda Want You to Dine Out and Save Lives With (RED)

    From June 1 through June 10, EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES is teaming up with chefs, restaurants, bars, and food trucks to fight AIDS and raise money for the medications that keep HIV patients alive and prevent transfer of the virus to babies in utero. Food and drink vendors all over the world ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    An Early Taste of LES Appetizing Restaurant Russ & Daughters Cafe

    One hundred years after Russ & Daughters first began supplying the Lower East Side with its pickled herring and caviar, the store has opened a sit-down Russ & Daughters Cafe (127 Orchard Street) that channels the nostalgia of counter restaurants of yesteryear while moving New York's appetizing resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    What to Order at The Eddy, a Newcomer to the East Village

    On East 6th Street between First and Second Avenues stands The Eddy (342 East 6th Street, 646-895-9884), a new venture from chef Brendan McHale and co-owner Jason Soloway of Wallflower and Mother's Ruin. Dressed in a black-and-grey exterior, its muted look is welcome on this stretch, famous for its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Horchata Brings Mexican Fanfare to Greenwich Village

    New York City is witnessing a major Mexican food moment: Horchata (470 Sixth Avenue), which opened last night in the former BLT Burger space, makes a fourth new concept touting glamorized south-of-the-border fare this spring, and it comes on the heels of El Vez, Gato, and Cafe El Presidente.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Here Are Three Great Cheap Eats in NYC

    We're in the middle of restaurant opening season, and it seems that high-profile new spots are popping their doors open at a breathtaking rate. If you've spent a little too much cash pursuing meals at these newcomers, give your wallet a break. Here are three restaurants offering meals for less than ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 14, 2014
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    May 14, 2014

    Meet Blenheim, the Forthcoming West Village Restaurant Supplied Entirely by its Own Farm

    Morten Sohlberg and Min Ye, partners in the Smorgas Chef restaurant group, have been worrying about the sources of their ingredients since they opened their first eatery 10 years ago. "We were concerned about where the food was coming from, and we grew tired of Sysco and others, because they didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Bunna Cafe Celebrates Vegan Ethiopian Traditions

    That there's a dearth of Ethiopian food in New York City means that Bushwick's Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Avenue) would likely have stood out solely for its meals built on lentil stews and injera. But the restaurant is unique even among other restaurants serving the same cuisine because it's meat-fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Here Are This Week's Four Best Happy Hour Specials in NYC

    If you didn't notice, May is almost half over, and you're a little more than a week away from Memorial Day weekend. Celebrate by toasting at one of these four happy hours.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    A Side-by-Side Comparison of Parsnip Steaks

    For this week's review, I found myself stumped by some of the very pretty food at Rosette (171 East Broadway, 212-933-1176). Given that it's one of the swankier rooms in that gray area where Chinatown meets the Lower East Side, it's possible to have a fine evening at the marble bar sipping Warren Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Here Are Five Great Outdoor Spots for Eating and Drinking in Queens

    As the weather heats up, one New York guarantee -- along with the worsening odor of garbage -- is a deluge of talk about chic outdoor spots. Queens offers plenty of opportunities to eat and drink in the open air, but with its own particular, down-to-earth sensibility. Here are our recommendations fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Out of the Box: Craig Koketsu Reimagines the Big, Bustling Restaurant

    While his teenage friends were sleeping on Saturday mornings, Craig Koketsu was catching up on a little food TV, checking in on the cooking shows that were then hosted by Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. Koketsu had been interested in food and experimenting in the kitchen since childhood, and during h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Probe NYC's Leafy Bounty with Ava Chin's Eating Wildly

    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 Tue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Is Racines NYC's Best New Wine Bar?

    Racines (94 Chambers St, 212-227-3400) had me at Romorantin, or rather, Cour-Cheverny (the French don't label their wines by variety, but by region). One seldom finds Romorantin on a wine bar list, let alone by the glass, but this rarity, a textural, aromatic white from Cour-Cheverny in the Loire, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    The Four Best Non-Brunch Events for Mother's Day Weekend in NYC

    Want to celebrate Mother's Day in a new way? Instead of taking her out to brunch like everyone else, consider one of these four events.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Here Are 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 ramen shop two years in the making finally opens its doors, a low fat doughnut option is now available to New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Here's a Wine-Driven Reason to Venture to Times Square -- and a Way to Score a Deal

    The New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square recently announced their upcoming wine dinners, which will be hosted on the 47th floor in the View Restaurant, New York's only rotating restaurant.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Why You Should Take a 40 Minute MTA Ride to Juniper in Hastings-on-Hudson

    Last week, I wrote about my experiences eating Adam Starowicz's food at North River (166 First Avenue, 212-228-1200), a modish East Village restaurant that takes its name from a Dutch colloquialism for the Hudson River. Dishes like thin, juicy pork chops over bok choy and crawfish sitting in crustac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Bagel Shops in NYC

    While Italian immigrants were busy making this city great by giving us pizza, their Eastern European counterparts set to pickling cucumbers and tomatoes, smoking fish, and rolling bagels and bialys by hand. Long New York's unofficial breadstuff, an outstanding bagel starts and ends with proper techn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Delaware and Hudson, Now Open in Williamsburg, Celebrates the Northeast

    Patti Jackson spent years kicking around the New York City restaurant industry, first as a pastry chef and then on the savory side at restaurants like Le Madri, Alto, and i Trulli. But after returning from a sabbatical in Ireland, where her husband was sent for work, she decided it was time to do he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    What to Eat at Aprés, Opening Tonight in the East Village

    Just a few blocks from where John Fraser is doing his unique spin on vegetable-forward cooking at Narcissa comes a new restaurant with a similar focus: Aprés (60 Third Avenue, 212-254-0888) opens tonight under Apiary managing partner Jenny Moon and chef Mazen Mustafa, who will put out a board of d ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 7, 2014
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    May 7, 2014

    Casual Fine Dining Restaurant Bacchanal Coming to the Bowery

    Peter Poulakakos is behind a number of New York City's restaurants and bars, including The Dead Rabbit, Harry's Cafe & Steak, and a forthcoming massive market in Battery Park City. He's partnered with a number of people on those projects, including Dave Oz, with whom he opened Bathtub Gin in Chelsea ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 7, 2014

    ESCAPE NEW YORK

    Travel to Japan via Central Park

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Meet Your NYC-Based James Beard Foundation Award Winners

    It was a banner year for New York City at the James Beard Foundation Awards; several of our fellow city-dwellers took home prizes in categories that ranged from Outstanding Pastry Chef to the Lifetime Achievement Award. Here's your guide to the NYC-based winners of the 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Here's the Key to a Great Taco

    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 Tue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Why Fine Dining Will Never Die: A Chat With Beautique's Craig Hopson

    Craig Hopson's cooking career has been a constant upwards trajectory, which took him from Australia to a three-star Michelin kitchen in France to Le Cirque. But he fell into the profession with little foresight. "When I was 16 years old, I didn't know what I wanted to do," he says. "I was surfing al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Here's What It's Like to Eat at Cedric Tovar's Splashy UWS Mediterranean Restaurant, Tessa

    "So, do you want a baby because all of your friends have babies?" There's nothing quite like eavesdropping on a middle-aged Tinder date for an evening's dining entertainment. Less salacious than a night at The Box and with more jousting than Medieval Times (in this case, emotional), it is perhaps o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Three 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 Philly favorite finds a home in NYC, and an old favorite is back after being revamped.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Here Are the 20 Best Derby De Mayo Events in NYC

    Break out the festive hats, it's about time to bet on some horses and hit a fiesta. And a slew of venues all over the city are ready to accommodate your antics, whether you're planning on donning a sombrero or a floppy bonnet, whether you'll be drinking margaritas or mint juleps. Here are the 10 be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Hey, Pete Wells -- There's No Such Thing as Free Bread

    Last week, New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells waxed nostalgic for an era when diners were treated to free bread and water as soon as they sat down at a table. You can still get tap water, Wells acknowledges, but you have to sheepishly ask for it. As for the bread, he writes: ...[T]here's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    You Can Add Black Seed Bagels to the List of the City's Best

    The ubiquitous New York bagel has, for many years, operated as a shadow of its former self, with the worst offenders being puffy to the point of losing their shape yet leaden and tasteless enough to use as a dog's chew toy. So you have to hand it to Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kliegman, restaurateurs in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Discover the Next Big Thing This Month at City Grit

    Wondering what happened to chef Sara Kramer after her departure from Greenpoint's Glasserie? Or what about Shanna Pacifico, who exited the kitchen at Back Forty West a few months back? Get a glimpse of what they might have planned at City Grit (38 Prince Street, 646-580-5720) -- each chef is partici ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 30, 2014
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    April 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Bloomer Creek Wines Make Finger Lakes Hallowed Ground

    Kim Engle pauses mid-sentence as his eyes drift to the window. Looking uneasy, he peers through the foggy pane at his vineyards: "Sorry, the rain made me lose concentration; it makes me nervous." For four summer days, the rain had been driving down in unseasonably high quantities; that morning, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    How Marc Forgione's Cookbook Will Make You a Better Cook

    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 30, 2014

    Missing Coastal Mexican Fare? You'll Want to Find El Super

    The spring brings a swarm of new vendors to Smorgasburg, the weekend Brooklyn food bazaar that resumed its occupation of the Williamsburg waterfront and the Brooklyn Bridge Park on April 5th. El Super is just one of the new additions. The LA-style mariscos tostadas set-up comes from a wife-and-husba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    These Are This Week's Best NYC Happy Hour Specials

    If the last day of the month is payday in your office, toast your influx of cash -- or drink cheaply until the money arrives -- at one of these four lively happy hours.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Experts Take on the Two Sides of the GMO Debate

    A standout among the Brooklyn Food Book Fair's more agreeable events -- a talk about the Midwest's culinary identity, a conversation on social entrepreneurship -- was a contentious panel discussion on genetically engineered foods, presented by the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD). Two scientists, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    What the Villagio Adds to a City Full of Italian Restaurants

    Just under a month ago, restaurateur Alex Kalas -- who owns a slew of restaurants in South Florida plus one in Chicago -- and his business partner Thomas Billante popped open the doors to the Villagio on the Park (40 Central Park South), a sleek Jeffrey Beers-designed spot that's serving a menu of r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Why Wild Ginger Is a Haven for Vegans and Vegetarians

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Wild Ginger (380 Broome Street; 212-966-1883) Neighborhood: Little Italy, Manhattan Cuisine: Pan-Asian fusion

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Q&A: Why Black Seed's Bagels Were an Instant Hit

    New York eagerly anticipated Black Seed Bagels (170 Elizabeth Street, 212-730-1950), a new shop from Mile End's Noah Bernamoff and The Smile's Matt Kliegman, and since the partners first opened the doors last week, the lines have been relentless. The place is offering a slightly different take on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Nostalgia Bites Back at Broadway Restaurant

    For this week's review, I found myself at Amanda Freitag's Empire Diner revamp (210 Tenth Avenue, 212-243-2736), where the celebrity chef channels the good old days with upmarket twists on American fare. The dishes I preferred most were those that showed Freitag rallying in her former fine dining wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Here Are Eight 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 highly anticipated bagel shop lives up to the expectations, a wine bar finds a home stateside, and a Northern Span ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    How the Brooklyn Wine Exchange Became a Beloved Neighborhood Wine Shop

    NYC is experiencing a golden era in wine, as retailers have access to more wines from more importers from the farthest reaches of the globe than ever before. As I set out to distill those retailers down to a forthcoming list of the 10 best (which will build on last year's list), I reached out to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Meet the Pastry Chef Behind Juni's Unusual Desserts

    Reunions can be sweet, and Juni (12 East 31st Street, 212-995-8599) pastry chef Mina Pizarro would know. She worked with chef Shaun Hergatt for two years at Michelin starred SHO before the two teamed up again for last August's opening of Juni, where she plates technique-driven dishes that stop at no ... More >>

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