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    February 23, 2012

    Raw Milk Products Accused of Causing Disease Outbreaks

    ​ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a study with stats that might give raw-milk supporters pause. The CDC report states that the rate of disease outbreaks caused by raw milk and products related to it is 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk.

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    February 17, 2012

    Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Crowned World's Hottest Pepper

    Lauri Rantala/FlickrThe Bhut Jolokia, whose status as the king of hot peppers has just been challenged​The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion has been named the hottest pepper on the planet by New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute, according to the Associated Press.

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    February 17, 2012

    10 Iconic Foods of New York City, and Where To Find Them

    ​Ultra-creamy New York cheesecake may be the world's richest dessert. Hotbed of culinary fusion, NYC is not only a repository of cuisines from around the globe, but the place where many important dishes originated, if not by pure invention, then as uniquely compelling adaptations of things t ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 15, 2012

    Bowery Diner: A Cup of Joe and Some Whelks, Please

    A classic kind of American restaurant goes upscale in New York 2012

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    February 15, 2012

    Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, Yelped

    Alexia NaderCured meat is serious business ​Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria just received three stars from Times critic Pete Wells, who said that the cured meats served there are "among the finest salumi in the country." But the restaurant has gotten more mixed reviews from the carnivores on Yelp ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    What Gals Really Want for Valentine's Day: Luxury Chocolates

    Williamsburg's taciturn Mast Brothers know just what I'm talking about. This time of year always presents a dilemma for straight boys and gay girls: how to celebrate Valentine's Day -- the only holiday focused on carnal love and desire -- with your significant other? Taking her out to dinner is t ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    NYC's 10 Best Bargain Seafood Restaurants

    ​The catfish sandwich at Taste of Seafood (#10 in our countdown) is abundant, cheap, and delectable, especially smeared with tartar and jerk sauces. For those who think Omega-3 fatty acids mean longevity, fish is the new meat. For the rest of us, seafood is a just another delightful option ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Dorie Greenspan's CookieBar Returns for a Valentine's Weekend Pop-Up

    More good news on the sweets front: Dorie and Josh Greenspan's CookieBar is returning for a pop-up at Mizu Salon just in time for Valentine's Day! All who missed out on the last batch of World Peace Cookies and Jammers now can get the ideal sweet treat for their loved ones (better than a Russell St ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Hot Chocolate Month Starts Tomorrow at City Bakery

    Stephbond / FlickrWhen it's cold outside, go for some warm cocoa​Chocoholics, rejoice: The happiest time of the year is almost here! Sure, February might be a crap time of year for some people, namely those with Seasonal Affective Disorder and all single people around the 14th, but for cocoa l ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    David's Brisket House Seemingly Bites the Dust; Early Jim Leff Find and Chowhound Fave

    ​David's overstuffed brisket sandwich (with gravy) was legendary. One of the city's best and most unique delis has apparently gone down for the count. On Friday I went to David's Brisket House for my usual bimonthly roast beef brisket sandwich on rye with gravy (a notably delicious mess) an ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    5 Dishes to Try at Sottocasa

    Lauren ShockeyThe Laura pizza, the must-order pie​For this week's review, I headed out to Boerum Hill to visit Sottocasa, a new Neapolitan pizza place from Kesté alum Luca Arrigoni. I had stumbled upon the spot somewhat by chance early in December, and quickly fell for the sausage pizza and c ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    5 Pies to Stuff Yourself Silly on Today, a/k/a National Pie Day

    Lauren ShockeyNorth End Grill puts out a fine lemon meringue pie​Today is National Pie Day, woot woot. While Fork in the Road believes that this holiday should really coincide with the other Pi Day (March 14), any day that celebrates the bounty of baked, filled pastries is still pretty damn a ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Get Chicago-Style Hot Dogs?

    Robert SietsemaShake Shack's Chicago-style hot dog ​Mark L. Asks: I've been craving a Chicago-style hot dog. Who makes the best one in New York? Dear Mark: Having spent several years living in Chicago, I can appreciate your love of the Chicago-style hot dog, which differs from the classic Ne ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 4, 2012

    Kutsher's Tribeca: Pseudo Summer in the City

    A new spot evokes the Jewish resort hotels of the past

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    December 19, 2011

    Make Chef Yuhi Fujinaga's Wild Mushroom Croquetas

    Yuhi Fujinaga​Filled with savory ham, chicken, beef, veal, or vegetables -- and often made creamy with a healthy helping of bechamel -- croquetas have long been a popular plate, whether served on the Iberian peninsula or as far away as Indonesia. At Bar Basque (839 6th Avenue), Chef Yuhi Fuj ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Back to Black Truffles

    KjundstormA few slivers of this will set you back a couple of paychecks.​A few months ago we brought news of the white truffle occupation of Manhattan. Well, now white's on the decline and black truffles are making their way into your macaroni and cheese. Only this time, everyone seems to be jumpi ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 14, 2011

    Littleneck: Gowanus Gets Its Clams

    We promise you they're not from the canal

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    December 6, 2011

    Seven Spots to Eat a Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Andy Ciordia/FlickrExpect fish, fish, fish, and more fish.​ Christmas is a-coming, and while the kiddies might be all excited about Santa Claus's visit, the more food-focused will be looking forward to the Feast of the Seven Fishes, one of the most gluttonous culinary traditions of the season. ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 23, 2011

    Holiday Guide: Heat-Seeking Victuals

    A five-borough tour of winter warm-up meals

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    November 21, 2011

    Zito's Sandwich Shoppe Sells Some Super-Sized Subs

    Parm isn't the only spiffy newcomer to offer gigantic, tasty Italian subs. Zito's Sandwich Shoppe opened early this fall in Park Slope, serving up a menu of 13 different sandwiches like chicken parm, eight-hour slow-cooked pork bracciole, potato and egg, and panelle, plus sides like olives, arancini ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Marge Becomes a Food Blogger on this Sunday's Simpsons [Yawn]

    20th Century Fox via Grub StreetI recognize most of the characters, but who's the bald guy?​ The end-times for Foodism are near, my friends. This Sunday, Marge Simpson turns into a food blogger, as reported in an extensive Grub Street interview with Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. To ... More >>

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    October 22, 2011

    White Truffles Occupy New York

    Lou MannaSD26 gets a fungus.​ Smell that earthy, funky aroma? It's white truffle season once again. Last year Josh Capon's white-truffle-laden burger at B&B was a huge hit, and it's back on the menu this year. The flavor bomb features robiola cheese, truffle oil, and a hand-shaved pile of whi ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Forcella's Giulio Adriani On The Secret to His Deep-Fried Pizza

    Giulio Adriani's Forcella is undeniably hot right now. The big draw? Its ingenious montanara, a pizza that's deep-fried and then baked in the restaurant's 1,000-degree oven. Adriani honed his skills in Napoli, then made a name for himself at the West Village's Olio Pizza e Piu before opening his cur ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    A Guy Fieri Restaurant Is Indeed Coming to NYC... Docking, Then Sailing Away

    Smooth sailing.​For all his lack of finesse and subtlety, either when it comes to dressing, coiffing himself, or simply addressing his many fans, it appears that Guy Fieri very smoothly pulled one over all of us at this weekend's NYC Wine & Food Festival.

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    September 25, 2011

    The Wild Wild Mushrooms of the New Amsterdam Market

    ​Bear's head mushrooms look more like polar bears than brown or black bears. With all the rain and general dampness, It's been the best year in memory for hunting wild mushrooms upstate and in the fungus-friendly areas of New England. Not only are the varieties more profuse, but the specime ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011
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    September 16, 2011

    Fat Pants Friday Says 'The End' With Amy's Bread's Monkey Cake

    Rebecca Marx​ Because this is the very last Fat Pants Friday installment I'll ever write (not counting, of course, this morning's regurgitation of my all-time favorites), I spent a fair amount of time trying to decide how to best consume my last professionally-mandated serving of simple carboh ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Battle of the Fancy Madison Avenue Chocolate Bars: Ladurée vs. La Maison du Chocolat (Plus Some Macaron Porn, Too)

    Lauren ShockeyCalling all chocoholics​If you're going to spend $10 on a chocolate bar, it had better be a damn good one. Or so you'd hope. But what do you do when the market becomes flooded with overpriced chocolate bars? How can you know how to best blow your weekly paycheck on cacao? Wel ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Make Le Comptoir's French Toast Crème Brûlée, Like Chef-Owner Sebastien Chamaret

    photo by Michael TulipanLe Comptoir's French Toast Crème Brûlée​ Don't you love having dessert for breakfast? At Le Comptoir, in Williamsburg, chef-owner Sebastien Chamaret has been serving his French Toast Crème Brûlée since he opened the restaurant last year. He shares his recipe for t ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Our 10 Best Loaves of Bread in NYC

    ​The rustic loaves at Balthazar are cradled in a birch branch. As Pablo Neruda says: "The best poet is the man who delivers our daily bread: the local baker." And indeed he was right. Little gives as much pleasure as a freshly baked loaf, and here are the 10 that please us most. Note that th ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Battle of the Baguettes: Amy's Bread vs. Blue Ribbon Bakery

    Lauren ShockeyFight night!!!​ When coming up with this week's Battle of the Dishes, we thought, let's take this battle beyond the same old taste-taste and make it a bona fide battle. As in, let's FIGHT. It was Breaking Bread Week here at Fork in the Road, so obviously what better tool for jo ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Kesté to Team up With Naples' Pizzeria Starita to Open Don Antonio in Midtown

    Kesté PizzeriaBuon giorno, midtown.​Save for the closure of Motorino's Williamsburg location, it's been a quiet summer on the Neapolitan pizza front. But no longer: this fall, Kesté owner Roberto Caporuscio will partner with Antonio Starita, the owner of Naples' 110-year-old Pizz ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 27, 2011

    Not Your Mama's Momos

    We trek on out to two Nepalese cafés in Queens' Little Himalayas

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    July 27, 2011

    Blue Smoke's Kenny Callaghan Shares His Fave BBQ Spots and the Secret to Great Ribs

    William Brinson​ Back in 2002, there weren't a lot of places for New Yorkers to score good barbecue. That's when restaurateur Danny Meyer tapped chef Kenny Callaghan to helm the kitchen at Blue Smoke. Since then, a barbecue renaissance has blossomed in the city, with top-notch pitmasters smoki ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Rikers Island Jailer Wanted to Feed Prisoners Spoiled Meat

    ​One jailer at Rikers Island gave new meaning to the term jail bait when he suggested that the jail could have served spoiled meat to the prisoners. On July 11, 65,000 pounds of rotten meats were discovered in two malfunctioning freezer trailers on Rikers Island after one supervisor complained ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Make Café Colette's Pan-Roasted Trout, by New Chef Charles Brassard

    Pan-Roasted Trout, with all the fixins'​The new chef at Café Colette (79 Berry Street, Brooklyn) in Williamsburg has been busy since taking the job. Charles Brassard, formerly of August and Little Giant, implemented a new menu inspired by his many trips to the Greenmarket. He shares the recip ... More >>

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    July 16, 2011

    Liddabit Has a New Sweet at New Amsterdam Market

    ​Liz Gutman, co-founder of Liddabit Sweets, fishes around in her new infernal contraption. Founded in 2009 by Liz Gutman and Jen King, Brooklyn's Liddabit Sweets brought the local and sustainable ethos to candymaking. It also brought us habit forming, individually wrapped sea-salt caramels. A ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Juice Cleansing: WTF Is It?

    BluePrintCleanseBut is it tastier than vodka?​ Maybe because it's full-on bikini season, it seems like everyone is doing a juice cleanse. But what does a juice cleanse really do? And why not simply eat a bunch of carrots rather than carrot juice? Are juice cleanses just socially acceptable ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    The UES 2nd Avenue Deli Will Indeed Open This Summer

    2nd Avenue Deli​Two years after Upper East Siders started drooling in anticipation of massive caloric intake, the 2nd Avenue Deli is finally close to opening its doors on First Avenue.

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    July 7, 2011

    Prime Meats Is Now Available in Growler Form

    ​Following in the steps of purveyors from Duane Reade to Stumptown, Prime Meats is now selling growlers. The restaurant writes in with the news that you can now purchase its PM Pilsner at Prime Meats Delikat-Essen & Provisions, right alongside the Faicco's sausage and homemade malolactic ferme ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Make Jenny McCoy's Strawberry-Pistachio Clafoutis with Lavender Ice Cream, from Craft

    Craft's Strawberry-Pistachio Clafoutis with Lavender Ice Cream​Make the most of your summer strawberries with this refreshing take on clafoutis that incorporates strawberries and pistachios instead of the traditional cherries, courtesy of Craft's pastry chef, Jenny McCoy. "Clafoutis is one o ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    10 Barbecue Tips for the Fourth of July

    ​Start with a Weber -- or that old wreck of an enclosed barbecue in the background will do just fine, too. 1. Use a Weber, or some other enclosed barbecue with a removable lid. This will allow you to both grill and smoke.

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    June 22, 2011

    Takashi Inoue and Saheem Ali of Takashi on Meeting at the Roxy, Falling in Love, and Celebrating Cow Intestine

    Photo courtesy Takashi Inoue Beefy love: Takashi Inoue and Saheem Ali ​ Mixing business and pleasure is a challenge for most people, but it wasn't for Takashi Inoue and Saheem Ali, who are both partners and business partners, running the West Village Japanese temple to all things beef, Takashi ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani, Formerly of Olio Pizza e Più, Opens Forcella in Williamsburg

    Keith Wagstaff​ It appears another pizzaiolo has thrown his pizza peel into the ring--in the vicinity of Motorino, Roberta's and Paulie Gee's, no less. So, what makes Giulio Adriani think that his Neapolitan pies can make a splash in the saturated New York pizza scene? For one, he has some ser ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Ooh, Snap! New York Is Getting Chicago-Style Wieners on Wheels

    ​"The Chicago-style hot dog," Zeph Courtney says, "is a classic piece of American food culture. It's a very, very specific thing. There's one way to do it right, and every other way is wrong." "And we're going to do it right," adds Liz Schroeter Courtney.

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    May 27, 2011

    Our 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants in NYC

    Robert SietsemaMemorial Day weekend = meat-eating weekend​ The long weekend is soon approaching, and frolicking in the cool Hamptons waters and firing up the grill are surely top of mind. Stuck in the city this weekend? Don't despair -- you can still enjoy the pleasures of backyard barbecue ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    SmartMoney's 10 Fast-Food Chain Secrets

    The 'M' stands for mum.​OK, so maybe we've been ragging on fast-food chains lately. But, as a new SmartMoney roundup reminds us, it's important to stay suspicious of these ubiquitous cheap-food dispensers. The article lists 10 secrets restaurant chains continue to hide from their patrons. And ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    OMFG Ghostface Killah Has a Namesake Beer!

    WikipediaWord.​Donald Trump has his own vodka, but the best celebrity booze hybrid most certainly is the new Ghost Face Killah spicy beer!

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    April 25, 2011

    A Detail About Mob-Pizzeria Connections That New York Magazine Missed

    ​Why is the cheese on my neighborhood slice so awful? In connection with the slashing of Lucali's Mark Iacono, a piece in this week's New York magazine Intelligencer details the connections between mobsters and pizza parlors - cutely configured as a slice of pizza. In a sidebar, the article ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Food Blogs Are Religions, According to ELLE. Making Bloggers Just Like Jesus!

    ELLELadies can type!​OMG! Food blogs are the new gospel! According to ELLE, "For readers, food blogs provide fun, fantasy, and a movable feast. For their creators, it's a religion." And even more importantly, "The evolution of the food blog has been one of the major cultural happenings in t ... More >>

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