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  • 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

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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
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Ribalta's New Manager and Co-Owner Rosario Procino on Neapolitan Pizza 2.0

    Ribalta, a pizzeria located just a couple of blocks off of Union Square, hasn't necessarily been floundering since it opened just over a year ago, but it hasn't exactly been thriving, either. So a month ago, Naples native Rosario Procino--formerly of West Village pizza powerhouse Keste--picked up th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Forget the Farm Bill: New York Legislators Push for GMO Labeling

    In case you missed it: Twin bills are currently moving through the New York Senate and Assembly requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods. After Proposition 37 was shot down in California last year, New York's might seem like a fruitless effort against a monolithic biotech lobby, but it's ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    A Barbecue Run Through Three Boroughs With Texas Monthly's Daniel Vaughn

    The beef rib at Mighty Quinn's is so big, it must be butchered with a plastic knife. It's not uncommon in barbecue states to do an extreme barbecue run that includes three or four pits in an extended afternoon of gorging, driving, sightseeing, and breaks along the way for bursts of healthful exerc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Food at Barclays Fatty 'Cue is Really, Really Terrible

    FiTR has recommended where to eat at outside Barclays Center, but there's a whole host of places to eat inside the arena, too, including many counters and carts offering nachos, hot dogs, hamburgers, and hot wings. More interesting, perhaps, are such Brooklyn foodie favorites as Calexico, L & B Spum ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Dollar Pizza Reconsidered

    Hey, the pizza here is really good! A thought-provoking piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday by Sophia Hollander ("Economics, Sliced") bemoaned the decline of the neighborhood pizza slice, especially in Manhattan, and blamed it pretty squarely on the dollar slice joints, also fingering gourm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    80/20 Baconburger at Dickson's Farmstand Meats: Scrumptious!

    Bulbous, pink, and mottled, Dickson's baconburger I'd popped into Chelsea Market last Saturday to score a lump of guanciale at Buon Italia, when the meat case at Dickson's Farmstand Meats caught my eye - always good to give it a look and see what sorts of products, many of them oddball, are curren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Alchemy, Texas Replaces Ranger Texas Barbecue

    Alchemy's rich and black-pepper-dotted prime rib When New York barbecue legend Robert Pearson departed the final location of his Queens establishment, Pearson's Texas BBQ, in 2005, he left it in the hands of his able pitmaster, Angel Domingues, and the new owner, Cenobio Canalizo, both natives of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    If You Were Only Allowed Five Unhealthy Foods...

    What would they be? It would be extremely difficult for me to whittle the choices down to just five, but let's play this sadistic little game, for the hell of it. Here come my death-defying picks: *Vanilla ice cream. Even from a fast-food chain. I'd add lots and lots of rainbow sprinkles, but tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Is There a Pastry Chef in the House?

    I've been tasting a lot of desserts lately that are sloppy and off-key, that don't quite make sense, that look and taste lazy or rushed. In each case, the kitchen lacked a pastry chef. Dessert is an essential part of a great restaurant meal, but too many kitchens in New York seem to be operating w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    New Bacon-Flavored Condoms Are Already Out of Stock

    The food-novelty machine that is J&D's has released a new product for bacon lovers who are determined to ruin bacon once and for all for everyone. Bacon condoms, available just in time for April Fool's Day and suspiciously already out of stock, come in packs of three, loaded with the company's own w ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2013
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    February 28, 2013

    Hoboken's Roast Beef Battle: Brooklyn and Manhattan Fight Back!

    Gravesend's version of the sainted roast-beef mozzarella hero Last week, FiTR pitted a pair of excellent Italian-American roast beef heros found in Hoboken, New Jersey against each other. These classic sandwiches featured roast beef done rare to medium rare and thinly sliced, just-made mozzarella ... More >>

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