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Food and Cooking

  • Dining

    June 4, 2014

    The Casual, Enormous Gander in Flatiron Can't Hide Its Uppercrust Trimmings

    Gander gives a strong showing for those who can afford it.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

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

    Warm weather making you thirsty? Us too. Pull up a chair and enjoy a frosty beverage at one these four fine establishments.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Astoria

    Astoria is blessed with multiple thoroughfares brimming with restaurants, cafes, and bars, which honor the flavors brought here by the many waves of immigrants from Italy, Greece, North Africa, and Latin America. And as interest in the area surges among young people priced out of Brooklyn, shiny new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Doron Wong Explores a New Frontier of Yunnan Cuisine

    Like many of his fellow chefs, Boston native Doron Wong got his restaurant start via a menial job: A 14-year-old aching for something to do, he picked up a position answering phones at a pizza place. But because he was a curious kid, he found himself gravitating toward the back of the house, where h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Jersey City and Hoboken

    The morning grind of crossing over and under the Hudson requires some extra motivation, and with a burgeoning coffee scene that's been quietly percolating far beyond the Starbucks-and-Dunkin-dominated PATH hubs, there's never been a better time to detour for your morning fix. These are the 10 best c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Butterfish: Good Sushi Served in an Urban Ghost Town

    For this week's review, I checked in on David Bouhadana's groovy tunes and formidable knife skills at Sushi Dojo (110 First Avenue, 646-692-9398). The young, American-born chef's love for his craft is readily apparent in the fastidious way he treats his oceanic bounty, and the East Village spot succ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Here's Why You Should Try Shandy

    If you want to spark derision from a bunch of craft beer snobs, just mention the S word: shandy. The most basic of beer cocktails, the shandy combines lemonade or another non-alcoholic drink with beer to create a low-ABV summer sipper. It's been gaining in popularity for the last couple of years, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Meet Union Bar & Kitchen, a New Restaurant in Hudson Square

    Before you gaze at the menu at newly opened Hudson Square restaurant Union Bar and Kitchen (300 Spring Street; 646-791-0005), your eyes will likely fix on the artwork of Clifford Bailey, whose paintings are inspired by the grand lifestyle of the roaring twenties. Those, coupled with the refurbished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Explore the Vegetarian Side of Los Angeleno Mexican Food at Taqueria Lower East Side

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Taqueria Lower East Side (198 Orchard Street, 212-677-3910) Neighborhood: Lower East Side Cuisine: Mexican

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Here Are the Best Beer (and Cider) Events in June

    With Memorial Day behind us, the summer beer festival season can officially begin. Here are four great opportunities to kick off your hot-weather drinking, all taking place in the month of June.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Appetizing Counters in NYC

    When seeking an enduring taste of this city's culinary heritage, look for preservatives. Smoke and salt have been used as methods of preserving foods far longer than New York has had a grid plan, but the ways in which these techniques were utilized by turn-of-the-century Eastern European immigrants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Here's Why You Should Sojourn in Port Washington

    If your knowledge of Long Island is based solely on Billy Joel songs, you probably expect the dining and nightlife scene to be built entirely on Italian restaurants and piano bars. That's not a bad start, but it doesn't paint as pretty a picture as the one you'll find in Port Washington on a warm su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 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 Venezuelan hot dog joint in Bushwick, a contemporary Mexican restaurant in the East Village, and an Australian-sty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Meet Chapter One, an American Pub in the West Village

    Damian Collins has been in hospitality for two decades, and he spent much of that time in his native Ireland before relocating to New York City four years ago. A front-of-house jack-of-all-trades, he landed his sommelier certification about 10 years ago, but he's never had the opportunity to own his ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 28, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Why Little Wisco's Brian Bartels' Tombstone Will Read "Here Lies Rose's Little Bitch"

    If chance encounters make the world a small place, then Wisconsin is downright little. Just ask Little Wisco director of bar operations Brian Bartels, who cut his teeth serving an "underage Gabriel Stulman" alongside Jim Meehan at Paul's Club in Madison before heading to NYC for a series of bartendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Escape the City With North River Lobster Company

    North River Lobster Co. (Pier 81 at West 41st Street, 212-630-8831) is not a dinner cruise. Yes, you'll eat on a moving boat. But the reference doesn't do the new venture justice: There's no strict dress code, there are no white linen tablecloths, and on the weekends, there's live music. There are a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Here Are NYC's Best Happy Hour Deals This Week

    It might not feel like it today, but summer's here (or, at least, the pools are open, and school will be out soon). Celebrate with a cheap drink at one of these four happy hours.

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    An Early Taste of Horchata

    As Horchata (470 Sixth Avenue) prepared to open its doors for its first service, we spoke with chef Manuel Trevino, who told us his menu is built on "nods to classic New York fare and to Tex Mex. I'm from a border town in Texas, but I've spent the last 16 years in NYC, and I'm putting my whole Mexic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Here's an Early Taste of Bar Primi

    New York's Italian-American culinary heritage runs deep, and on Monday, Andrew Carmellini and Sal Lamboglia, along with partners Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard, threw their experienced Borsalinos into the saucy ring with Bar Primi (325 Bowery, 212-220-9100). The bi-level space, formerly home to Peels, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Why You Should Chow Down to Support STREETS International

    Neal Bermas spent years working in the hospitality industry, both as an owner and operator of restaurants and as a consultant, offering his advice on restaurants and hotels around the world. Fifteen years ago, he touched down in southeast Asia, and he was moved by the place. "I felt really connected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    A Taste of Kailash Parbat's Vegetarian Sindhi Fare

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Kailash Parbat (99 Lexington Avenue, 212-679-4232) Neighborhood: Murray Hill Cuisine: Sindhi

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Here's an Early Taste of Miss Lily's 7A

    You're probably not going to care much about how the food is at Miss Lily's 7A (109 Avenue A, 212-812-1482); whether you like the place or not is much more likely to be predicated on whether or not you like the vibe. The original Miss Lily's on Houston built a celebrity following, and the place impo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Long Live the Chef: Jimmy Bradley Talks 15 Years in the Restaurant Business

    Jimmy Bradley's been doing business in the New York City restaurant industry for decades, but if it's worn him out in the slightest, it doesn't show -- he moves quickly and bouncily, loading up a pot of tea with sugar, offering drinks and food, rearranging table settings, and then answering intervie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Here Are the Five Best Memorial Day Weekend Food Events in NYC

    Not fighting the traffic or beach crowds this three-day weekend? Make the most of sticking around the city by taking advantage of what's cooking up around town.

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    The 10 Best Boardwalk Restaurants in Coney Island and the Rockaways

    When the weather's nice, nothing beats a trip to our city's shores. Whether taking in the waning historic charm of a bygone era at Coney Island or parking yourself on a dune in The Rockaways, both beachside neighborhoods offer a heady mixture of fun and food. Here are the 10 best spots to indulge wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Here Are Five Rosé Wines to Drink for Memorial Day (and the Day After...and the Day After That)

    Spring -- and the onset of Memorial Day weekend -- practically obligates wine writers to pen a piece on the unofficial arrival of rosé wine drinking season. I've no problem capitulating to such requisite; I adore this fermented pink drink -- the beguiling pale salmon to vivid fuchsia colors, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Here's a Tasty Day Trip to Hastings-on-Hudson

    In this Summer Fridays series, we'll outline good eats in good locations just outside of New York City. If you're lucky enough to have summer Fridays at your place of work, consider this your road map to good eats off the beaten path. Although "the River Towns of Westchester" sounds like a place wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Wood-Fired Cooking at Chelsea's Heartwood

    It's been nearly a month since Bradford Thompson, Mark Fiorentino, and Nick Mautone first flung open the doors to Heartwood (184 Eighth Avenue, 646-476-5458), the wood-fired-oven-centric restaurant they planted in Chelsea, and in that time, the place has picked up the rhythm of a buzzy neighborhood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Here's What to Expect at Bâtard, the New Tribeca Restaurant From Drew Nieporent

    Over the course of nearly three decades, the space at 239 West Broadway has held two different restaurants from NYC powerhouse restaurateur Drew Nieporent. First was Montrachet, a gamechanging Tribeca temple that held down the fort for more than two decades -- maintaining its pristine accolades all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    How to Locate NYC's Best World Cup Bars

    The Red Bull New York locker room is an impressively diverse place, with players hailing from a dozen different nations occupying every corner of the map. (The only continent not represented on the MLS team's roster is Antarctica.) Among friends and teammates, international relations are typically a ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    This Week's Top Four Happy Hour Specials

    Before heading out of town for Memorial Day weekend, toast your office buddies and those friends that never leave the city with a few cheap drinks. Here are four places to take into consideration.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    The Five Best Bites at Taste of Sunnyside

    Last night's Taste of Sunnyside event served as both a survey of the neighborhood's dining options and a preview of the public plazas planned for the area. Sunnyside Shines, the local business improvement district, is currently in talks with the Department of Transportation to convert the dim parkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Here's What to Order at Cafe El Presidente

    The quilt of melting chihuahua cheese that glues sweet al pastor pork to a gringa Madison comes on a fresh made tortilla -- not the corn kind that has finally been receiving its fair share of attention in NYC, but flour. Cafe el Presidente (30 West 24th Street, 212-242-3491), the new project from th ... More >>

  • 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 20, 2014

    A Star Is Reborn: Meet the People Behind the Revitalized Tavern on the Green

    When Jim Caiola visited New York City in the 1980s, Tavern on the Green (67th and Central Park West) was in its heyday. "I remember coming here and feeling like it was the most magical space on earth," he says. "It had a certain twinkle." Years later, he and his partner David Salama -- who were then ... 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
  • Blogs

    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

    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 >>

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