Subject:

Food and Cooking

  • 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 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

    A Taste of the Return of the Momofuku Ssam

    It's hard to think of a New York restaurant that has so purposefully put itself through more alterations than Momofuku Ssam Bar (207 Second Avenue, 212-254-3500). Launched as a Korean burrito joint in 2006, David Chang ditched the fast casual concept a year later in favor of a more freeform, dressed ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Chef Shanna Pacifico Departs From Back Forty West

    Longtime Back Forty and Back Forty West chef Shanna Hoffman has left her post at Back Forty West (70 Prince Street, 212-219-8570), says owner Peter Hoffman. "She left in mid-January," he confirms. "She's moved on to other projects."

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    The $10 Latte Is NOT the Point: Budin Serves Scandinavian Coffee

    Ask and ye shall receive? As if on cue, my request for a Nordic coffee shop to open in New York was answered a month later when Budin (114 Greenpoint Avenue), pronounced "booth-in" (and Icelandic for shop), opened in mid-February. The owners are a motley trio of artists; two are serious Scandinavia- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Two New Bar Menus in This Week's Happy Hour Specials

    Still nursing a holiday hangover from that last glass of green beer? Head out to happy hour for a fun -- and effective -- remedy.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Here's Why You Should Be Drinking Sherry

    Meet Alex Alan, the city's newly crowned Prince of Sherry. Last fall, New York's original queen of flor Carla Rzeszewski abandoned our dear city and vacated her post as sherry ambassador. But Alex Alan, the wine director at Williamsburg bar Hotel Delmano (82 Berry Street, Brooklyn, 718-387-1945) an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Hibino Brings Traditional Japanese Food to LIC

    Although Long Island City is seeing ongoing, rapid residential development -- often to vocal criticism -- the dining scene doesn't always keep pace. Into the Japanese food void steps Hibino (10-70 Jackson Avenue, Queens, 718-392-5190), an offshoot of a bustling Cobble Hill restaurant, and a worthwhi ... 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

    March 18, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

    As we count the days to Choice Eats -- now just a week away -- we're unveiling some of the dishes we'll be eating at the fete. We gave you a preview of a dozen tastes last week, and now we're dishing up a dozen more.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    First Look: Bobby Flay's Gato

    It's been nearly a decade since Bobby Flay last opened a new restaurant in New York, and in that time, The Man Who Would Throw Down has had to forfeit the two restaurants closest to his heart: Southwestern-inflected flagship Mesa Grill and its follow-up Bolo, where Flay channeled the flavors of Spai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Navigating the Wonderful World of 99 Favor Taste

    99 Favor Taste (285 Grand Street, 646-682-9122), recently opened on the edge of Chinatown, is a feastly orgy: trays heaped with raw meats and fishes, feathery greens and fungi, boiling and bubbling pots, and popping and sizzling meats top every table. Diners crowd around, heads-down, slurping noodle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    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 table d'hôte concept in Harlem, a warehouse-turned-restaurant in Brooklyn, and Bobby Flay's highly anticipated Med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Raines Law Room Head Bartender Meaghan Dorman Loves Drinking Her Dessert

    In this interview, Raines Law Room (48 West 17th Street) head bartender Meaghan Dorman chats about her fondness for rich flavor profiles, Champagne cocktails, and Campari.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Seven Great Irish Pubs in NYC

    There are plenty of middling faux-Gaelic watering holes that ply patrons with green beer on that shit show that is St. Patrick's Day, but if you prefer a less bastardized version of the Irish pub, the following picks should work just fine. With Guinness on our brains and sausage rolls in our bellies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Brazilia Cafe to Bring Seed-to-Cup Coffee to Noho

    A couple of years ago, long-time restaurant consultant Malcolm Stogo went to Brazil with a friend to look at a coffee plantation. That friend was pondering building a bean-to-cup cafe in Germany, but Stogo recognized immediately the potential that idea held for New York City. So his group purchased ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Crudite, Hamantaschen, and Japanese Kaiseki: Dishes We're Digging This Week

    This week, our gluttonous exploits have taken us up to Harlem, out to Bushwick, and many places in between, where we've feasted on Ethiopian food, Japanese kaiseki, and a traditional Purim treat. Here are five dishes we've been digging around town.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    What It's Like to Be Sous Chef at DBGB

    Daniel Boulud's casual downtown spot DBGB (299 Bowery, 212-933-5300) is a large restaurant that caters to large crowds, and that demands long hours from sous chefs John Spratlin and Ian Vest. Despite the constant grind, though, each likes the job. We called them on was they were prepping for a massi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Keens Steakhouse: A Mutton Chop Well-Traveled

    For this week's review, I ventured to Long Island City's premiere catamaran-building, trout tank-having meatery M. Wells Steakhouse (43-15 Crescent Street, Queens; 718-786-9060) and was charmed by the unconventional practices (by old guard steakhouse standards, anyway) at work. Hugue Dufour and Sara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    First Look: Steak Frites and a Cheeky Chardonnay Cocktail at General Assembly

    The Hurricane Club held sway in the Flatiron neighborhood for three and a half years, a rather impressive feat given that the neighborhood never really warmed to the tongue-in-cheek tiki bar concept that anchored it. But this year, Michael Stillman -- a seasoned vet who presides over restaurants lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Special Announcement: Choice Streets Is Back, Get Your Tickets at Noon Today

    We're just two weeks away from our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, which hits Basketball City (299 South Street) with 83 vendors on March 25. And today, we're announcing the return of our Choice Streets food truck event, which brings together mobile vendors and for a night of feasting an ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Sugar and Plumm Pastry Chef Christina Rakitze: "Desserts Are Meant To Celebrate Moments"

    The daughter of James Beard Award-winning chef Robert Marcelli, Christina Rakitze spent much of her childhood playing in a professional kitchen. "My first memories are of sneaking chocolate chips out of his kitchen pantry with my brothers," she says. And it was during culinary event outings in the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Coffee Fest NYC Plies Attendees with Classes and Caffeine

    Over the weekend, New York once again hosted the annual Coffee Fest trade show. Held annually in three of the key coffee cities of the US: Seattle, Chicago (as opposed to San Francisco?), and New York, it is one of the largest coffee trade exhibitions in the world, providing café retailers the oppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Where to Explore Kosher Central Asian Food in Rego Park

    For those who think of kosher food with the apprehension that jarred gefilte fish deservedly evokes, consider a visit to Rego Park. The neighborhood is home to a substantial population of Bukharians, Jews from Central Asia whose cuisine reflects the cultural blending that occurred along the Silk Roa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    The Clam's Mike Price: Why Restaurants Celebrating One Ingredient Are Evolving Away From Fast Casual

    New York has seen a slew of single-item restaurants open in the past few years, but perhaps none as refined as The Clam (420 Hudson Street, 212-242-8420), a West Village spot that celebrates its namesake shellfish in a sleek dining room rather than the fast casual digs normally devoted to this type ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    St. Patrick's Day Dinner Solved in Cathal Armstrong's My Irish Table

    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

    March 10, 2014

    Pastry Chef Ron Paprocki's Desserts Get Outdoorsy at Gotham Bar and Grill

    Before Gotham Bar and Grill (12 East 12th Street, 212-620-4020) pastry chef Ron Paprocki was creating desserts, he was designing landscapes. "My job was to meet with new homeowners and then draw up a plant proposal based on what they were looking for," he explains. A landscaping opportunity took the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Armory Show and New Brunches on this Weekend's To-Do List

    Need a reprieve from an intense week? Or maybe you just need to get out more? This weekend's line-up includes plenty of art, music, endless drinks, and food, of course, too.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    EMP and NoMad Beverage Director Leo Robitschek Wants You to Drink More Aperitif Wine

    In this interview, Eleven Madison Park and NoMad beverage director Leo Robitschek discusses what the term "classic cocktail" means to him, the shots he serves patrons if given the choice, and the spirit we should all be drinking right this second.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Find a Taste of Lebanon at the East Village's Au Za'atar

    Tarik Fallous has been in the United States for 19 years, during which time he and his friends have always been on the lookout for restaurants that serve up the dishes they remember from home. For Fallous, that means Lebanese food -- his mother cooked in that country for 35 years. But his friends ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    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 pop-up in the former Bowery Diner space, an Arabian-French fusion in the East Village, and a cafe with laundromat s ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 5, 2014

    Wilson Tang's Fung Tu Minds Its Manners a Bit Too Much

    Chinese-New American restaurant lacks that "something"

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Midtown East Coffee Nightmare Finally Over: Where to Get a Good Brew

    Sitting in an office chair all day is bad for your health. That's why the coffee break is a necessary, potentially life-extending, recess in one's workday -- that, and the chance to procrastinate on that Powerpoint presentation a little longer. Last winter, if you wanted to break for java in Midtow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Butterfish Set to Open and Offer Affordable Omakase to the Sony Pavilion

    A real estate conflict forced the closure of longtime Midtown spot Solo Restaurant last year, and now a sushi restaurant is stepping in to fill the void: Butterfish (550 Madison Avenue, 212-729-1819) will open its doors tomorrow, offering an affordable omakase option to Midtown East.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Juicy Burgers, $3 Beers, and Sardinian Snacks: Where to Drink Cheaply

    Recovering from Mardi Gras? Good. Keep the spirit of fun alive and the party going strong -- go have a cheap drink.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Breaking: At Long Last, Sarge's Deli Rises From the Ashes

    Sarge's Deli (548 Third Avenue, 212-679-0442), the beloved 24-hour Jewish deli/diner hybrid in Murray Hill, is finally reopening its doors at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, March 6, nearly a year and a half after a fire tore through the space in November of 2012.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Even MORE Restaurants On Board for Choice Eats -- and a Peek at Who Will Demo

    We promised you 60 handpicked restaurants for Choice Eats, our annual tasting event that brings together eateries from all over the city -- and we've now confirmed 83. That's 83 of our favorite spots from all five boroughs doling out tastes in one place for three hours, giving you the opportunity t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Eat Cheaply: Hand-Filled Cannoli and French Lunch

    We've combed the city once more for a list of cheap eats, tasty dishes under $10 meant to get you to your next paycheck. This week's roundup includes a dish ideal for weathering the polar vortex, a Chinatown mainstay, and a good, cheap burger that doesn't come from Shake Shack.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Why JBF Award Winner Nate Appleman Has Never Looked Back From Chipotle

    Nate Appleman was bent on becoming a chef from an early age, and so after high school, he packed his knives off to the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park to learn the craft. When he graduated, he spent the tail end of the '90s and the first few years of this millennium learning butchery in I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Bridge the Meat/Non-Meat Gap with Peter Berley's Flexitarian Cookbook Now in Paperback

    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 >>

  • More >>
Loading...