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  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Katz's Delicatessen's Hot Dog, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 72: Hot dog from Katz's Delicatessen (205 East Houston Street, 212-254-2246)

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    The Five Best Steakhouse Sides in NYC

    Steaks are big business: Sparks, famous for its strip steak and even more famous for a certain mob hit, posts revenue in the multimillions. But because the best beef is already so expensive, steakhouses don't actually make much profit on the cuts they serve, especially when it comes to dry aged stea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    The 10 Best Steakhouses in NYC

    Kept alive by nearly two centuries of chewing carnivores, the New York City steakhouse defiantly broils on. Classic steakhouses, like Peter Luger and Keens, enjoy a certain amount of stability not common in the current dining climate, where even the most exciting chef-driven small plates tasting cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Find the Best Italian Sandwich in the City at Emily's Pork Store

    On a hot June afternoon, Gennaro 'Jerry' Aliperti, owner and operator of Emily's Pork Store (426 Graham Avenue, 718 383-7216) is playing butcher, sandwich composer, and jokester to customers and friends. Aliperti makes first timers instantly comfortable and he has a way with those sometimes difficul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Carnegie Deli: No Longer "The Tops"

    "Man, this place is a circus," my friend Jeffrey said when we entered the Carnegie Deli (854 Seventh Avenue, 212-757-2245). We'd just waited 15 minutes outside with a large group of eager tourists, only to be ushered inside, whisked past the congested deli counter, and then forced to squeeze by pack ... More >>

  • 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

    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 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 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 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

    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 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 24, 2014

    Take a Trip Down Pizza Memory Lane With the New York Pizza Project

    Pizza's roots are ingrained in this city's history, and now The New York Pizza Project, a Kickstarter-funded book, aims to capture the stories and scenes behind New York's neighborhood pizzerias. Project member Ian Manheimer explained that the book, which started as a series of casual weekend jaunts ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    March 26, 2014
  • 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 >>

  • Dining

    March 12, 2014
  • 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 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

    January 30, 2014

    Chicago-Style Pizza Comes to New York; Here's How to Better Understand Deep Dish

    Emmett's (50 Macdougal Street, 917-639-3571) has been open and serving Chicago-style deep dish pizza right here in New York for about two months now. Seeing as I'm from Chicago, I decided to give it a try and pass along my thoughts. Now, this is the easy part, because all I had to do was go there an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Hearth Pastry Chef Siobhan DeCarlo Craves Texture, Simplicity, and Summer Ingredients

    Siobhan DeCarlo wasn't always plotting a pastry chef career. "I was planning to get my PhD in English, and I couldn't get into any of the programs," she explains. "So I said, 'You know what -- I really love baking. I think I'm going to go to culinary school.'"

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    The 10 Best Blowout Meals to End 2013

    In a little over a week, 2013 will be history, left for archivists to dust off their microscopes and ponder the ramifications of Cronut Fever. But for now, we're approaching something I like to call the holiday sweet spot -- that magical week between Christmas and New Year's where all bets are off, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    A Tale of the Feast of Seven Fishes -- and 10 Places to Eat It in NYC

    Every year, Italians the world over celebrate La Vigilia de Natale, or the Labor of Mary, with a bereaved act of abstention: in honor of the birth of Christ, neo-Romans fast the day away, and, in one final tithe, opt away from red meat for the evening, instead gorging themselves on fish as only Ital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Pastry Chef Katie McAllister Balances Flavor at Lure, El Toro Blanco, and B&B

    Responsible for the dessert offerings at three downtown dining destinations -- Lure (142 Mercer Street, 212-431-7676), B&B (25 West Houston Street, 212-334-7320), and El Toro Blanco (257 Sixth Avenue, 212-645-0193) -- pastry chef Katie McAllister has learned to balance her minutes in the kitchen as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Chocolatto: Better than Hot Cocoa

    There is a new warm chocolate confection making its way onto restaurant menus and grocery shelves across New York, and it's worth tossing out the packages of thin and chalky hot cocoa to try it. It's called Dolce Vite Chocolatto, and it was inspired by luxurious Italian hot chocolate.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    The 10 Best Hot Chocolates in NYC

    Surely one of winter's greatest treasures, a mug of hot chocolate can feel as restorative as a multi-dimensional meditative trance (FYI: nirvana looks like Beyonce eating a cronut). No matter how cold or dreary it gets, this elixir with ancient roots -- the Mayans beat us to it by at least two mille ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Truffles are In: Here's Where to Celebrate in NYC

    Thanksgiving may be a joyous affair, but it's the beleaguered gateway to Christmas. The good news is, it's also the height of white truffle season and the harbinger of black truffle season. And this year, we're seeing some the best fungus we've seen in a while. You don't have to go to a overcrowde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Leo's Bagels' Bagels and Sandwiches, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Bagels and sandwiches from Leo's Bagels (3 Hanover Square, 212-785-4700), $1.15-$9.45 This Financial District bagel shop offers a good reprieve from the joyless deli salad bars and big national chains.

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    A Dozen Spots Serving Interesting Thanksgiving Feasts

    It doesn't matter that Thanksgiving is one of the biggest homemade meal holidays of the year -- apartment kitchens in NYC are still tiny, and the prospect of turning a full feast out of a set-up that resembles an E-Z-Bake oven and a Bunsen burner is daunting at best. If you're inclined to let someon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Eisenberg's, Well, Just About Anything, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Just about anything from Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop (174 Fifth Avenue, 212-675-5096), $2.50-$10 In the center of Manhattan, this diner still turns out an affordable menu packed with old New York classics.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Truffle Season: Take a Walk on the Wild Side with these Decadent Dinners

    By all accounts, 2013 has been an amazing year for truffles so far. White truffles are streaming in from Alba in higher quality and greater quantity than we've seen in several years, which means they're also cheaper than in scant years, which also tend to bring poorer specimens. For chefs, a great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    The Wild Chef: Our Cookbook of the Week

    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

    November 18, 2013

    The Brooklyn Bean Offers Locally Sourced Heirloom Beans

    When you tell people you're a vegetarian, you will invariably be met by one -- or several -- of the same few responses. Some people will tell you that they admire you but never could do it themselves. Others will wax nostalgic about their own vegetarian phases. And many, many people will ask you, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Roni-Sue's Chocolates Opens up a Bigger Shop (Q & A)

    Just a few weeks ago, beloved Lower East Side chocolatier Roni-Sue's (148 Forsyth Street, 212-677-1216) ventured beyond its Essex Street Market stomping grounds and into a stand-alone retail location on Forsyth Street. In addition to soon-to-launch classes, the sibling space is offering coffee, hot ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 13, 2013

    GET YOUR MAC ON

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  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    The 10 Best Macaroni and Cheeses in NYC

    Unless you're a lactose-intolerant celiac, odds are you've got a soft spot for macaroni and cheese. Among the numerous dishes that make up the comfort food lexicon, the spruced up noodles hit that perfect balance of crisp crust and gooey interior, and the top renditions can be downright mesmerizing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    10 Things the NYC Dining Scene Does Better Than Anywhere Else

    With tens of thousands of brick-and-mortar restaurants and even more kiosks, delis, and roadside stands where you can grab a bite to eat, there's no place in the world like New York City when it comes to food and drink--you could spend your entire life eating and drinking here without conquering all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The 10 Best Pizzas in NYC

    We've been fuming since TripAdvisor's bogus pizza rankings placed New York fourth in the country this summer. The list--a product of crowdsourcing gone awry--proved to be ultimately useless, but in our reactionary anger, it gave us reason to mull over the finest examples NYC has to offer. From light ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant Cookbook, Our Cookbook of the Week

    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

    October 7, 2013

    Loeser's Pastrami Sandwich, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    No. 16: Pastrami sandwich from Loeser's Deli (214 West 231st Street, Bronx, 718-548-9735) Come for the cultural time travel, stay for one of the city's timeless classics.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    The Strangest Sandwiches in the City Come From Sunny & Annie's

    The deli sandwiches from my neighborhood bodega are reserved for particular times of day: 4 a.m., when I'm stumbling home drunk, or around midday after a big night out when I'm stocking up on water and Advil and don't have the willpower to wait for a more decent meal to soak up the hangover. Sunny ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Della Pietra's Gourmet Meats Now Open in Brooklyn Heights

    If the phrase "Gourmet Meats" emblazoned on the storefront glass of Brooklyn's newest specialty butcher shop, Della Pietra's, is not bait enough for you to enter (it was for us), the artfully dismembered ruminants hanging out to dry in the window display aging room should get you, a self-respecting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in NYC

    For decades, Italian cuisine in New York meant red sauce and lots of it. With the opening of Bamonte's in 1900 and Ferdinando's Focacceria four years later, tomato-heavy Neapolitan and Sicilian restaurants enjoyed a certain sustained verisimilitude, carrying the torch for their motherland while pavi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Mercer Kitchen Chef Christopher Beischer's New York Strip and Bulich Mushrooms (RECIPE)

    In this week's Village Voice, Mercer Kitchen Chef de Cuisine Christopher Beischer pontificates on how he uses Hudson Valley fungus in the kitchen, and why he prefers greenmarket mushrooms to those available from big purveyors. Now, Beischer shares a carnivorous recipe incorporating shiitakes and e ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 21, 2013
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    August 20, 2013

    A New Yorker's Response to TripAdvisor's Best Pizza Survey: Seriously?

    On August 7, TripAdvisor proclaimed New York City the fourth best city in the United States for pizza. That means that based on a survey of its members, the greatest city in the world lost supremacy of one of its iconic images to a beach town, a strip in the desert, and, worst of all, Boston.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Our 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants in NYC

    It's no secret that this city is in the throes of another barbecue renaissance, and like the cooking conditions for a well-done brisket, the process of getting to this point has been low and slow. The previous decade saw several spikes in 'cue prevalence, adding regional styles to the restaurant lan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Eat Lobster Rolls for Hurricane Sandy Relief This Week

    Maine lobster may seem ubiquitous in New York City now, but that hasn't always been the case. "Lobster was much more of a regional product 20 years ago," explains Maine Lobster Council Director Marianne Lacroix. "But the catch has really been rising in Maine. So we've developed more products and fou ... More >>

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