• Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Battle of the Dishes: Kennedy Fried Chicken vs. Crown Fried Chicken

    Victoria BekiempisFinger- (and thumb-)licking good?​ Welcome to this week's battle, where two fried-chicken chains -- Kennedy Fried Chicken and Crown Fried Chicken -- give New York the bird. In a good way. First a little history ...

  • Dining

    April 13, 2011

    Mable's Smokehouse—We Meat Again

    Williamsburg gets itself another good barbecue joint

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    World's Most Irritating Restaurant Now Permanently Serving the World's Most Expensive Hot Dog

    It looks better than this dog, promise​Perhaps discontented with holding records for selling the world's most expensive ice cream sundae and the world's largest hot chocolate, screaming kiddie mecca Serendipity 3 is now permanently dishing up the world's most expensive hot dog. So what do you ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Battle of the Vegan Slices: Viva Herbal Pizzeria v. Slice, the Perfect Food

    Rebecca MarxSlice's Radha pizza.​ Although Manhattan doesn't really suffer from a dearth of slice joints, the options it presents for the carb-craving vegans in our midst are a bit lacking. True, making pizza vegan is as easy as leaving off the cheese, but plain marinara sauce and a scatterin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Make Eric Hara's Lobster Deviled Eggs from Pier 9

    Vanessa TierneyPier 9's Lobster Deviled Eggs​Eric Hara's Pier 9 is now open with a menu of seafood-heavy takes on American classics and a wine list comprising bottles sourced from coastal fishing villages. See a theme? He shares the recipe for his Lobster Deviled Eggs for you to try at home. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Pork's New Slogan Sucks. Here Are 5 Better Ones.

    Babe​Pork is longer the other white meat. After a long run promoting swine as one of the fairest of the meats, the National Pork Board has decided to change its slogan to the totally lame "Pork Be Inspired." The Board claims it's because they want to inspire people to eat pork more often, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Tom Mylan Doesn't Like Offal, But Likes to Sneak it Into Your Food

    Nice tripe.​While Jeffrey's has lately been having a hard time of it in the Essex Street Market, Tom Mylan has been getting his kicks across the East River by sneaking offal into everything he can at the Meat Hook. Mylan owns up to this predilection in a ditty he's penned for the Atlantic Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Noah Bernamoff Talks About Schmaltz, Bagels, and Keeping Jewish Food Alive

    MetromixNoah Bernamoff and his wife, Rae Cohen.​Yesterday, Noah Bernamoff spoke with us about his plans for Mile End, the phenomenally successful smoked-meat mecca he opened a little more than a year ago in Boerum Hill. Today, he talks with us about his grandmother's recipes, keeping tradition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Eat Plain Foods?

    almostbourdain.blogspot.comThe plain Jane of poultry​Ann C. Asks: Where should I go if I only like plain foods and chicken? Dear Ann: Only plain foods and chicken? That is a bit of a challenge, given the often ambitious culinary landscape in New York City. But here are a few places that mig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Battle of the Valentine's Day Chocolates: Russell Stover vs. Whitman's Sampler

    Lauren ShockeyLife is like a box of (V-Day) chocolates?​It's almost time for Chocolate Day! We mean Valentine's Day! For this week's Battle of the Dishes, we're comparing heart-shaped boxes of chocolates--Russell Stover and its drugstore rival, Whitman's Sampler. Two classics which beg the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Make Benoit's Seasonal Local Vegetable Cookpot with Fresh Black Truffle, Courtesy of Chef Philippe Bertineau

    Benoit's Seasonal Local Vegetable Cookpot with Fresh Black Truffle​For those who bemoan the scarcity of fresh produce at the farmer's market during the bleak months of a New York winter, don't forget that in France black winter truffle season is in full swing. Benoit is offering the illustriou ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Get Chocolate for Valentine's Day?

    MarieBelleSeduce her with sugar.​Brian G. asks: I want to get my foodie girlfriend some chocolates for Valentine's Day, so I can't get Godiva or anything too mass market. Where can I find a nice assortment of chocolates? Dear Brian: What a good boyfriend you are, thinking so far in advance! ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Sampling Thought-to-Be-Extinct Chocolate

    Lauren ShockeyWhat's old is new again.​ Thought to be extinct and essentially lost for the past hundred years, the Pure Nacional variety of the cacao tree was just recently rediscovered in Peru. Which is great news for chocoholics, because this type of tree was renowned a century ago and was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Elevation Burger Escalates Onto West 14th Street

    ​The Elevation Burger is big and lush, but might remind you of Five Guys. So cheap to make, so easy to sell, hamburgers form a culinary motif of our economically downtrodden age. Stand-alone shops, bistros, and chains dispensing them have increased tenfold over the last five years in the city ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Laur ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Vacherin Mont d'Or, a Cheese for the Holidays

    Lauren ShockeyHark! The herald cheese​ Brie is an easy go-to for the holiday party, since it requires little work except garnishing with some nuts or baking in the oven until oozy, but it's worthwhile looking beyond the brie to another seasonal cheese, Vacherin Mont d'Or.

  • Dining

    December 15, 2010

    Exploring the Montreal-New York Food Connection

    A trip up over the border to the great French north

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Serious Eats Ranks the City's Best Hot Chocolates

    seriouseats.comHot chocolate war!​ Serious Eats just published their list of the city's ten best hot chocolates, which is great because nothing is better on a cold day than a mug of hot, chocolatey goodness. But of course, you would already know the city's top ten, thanks to Fork in the Road' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Epicurious Perpetuates Macaron/Macaroon Confusion

    jchong/FlickrQu'est que c'est?​ Epicurious has added its two cents to the ever growing list of year-end lists with a fun roster of Food Trend Predictions for 2011. Among them are food halls, pop-up cafés, tiki bar cocktails, foraging, sweet potatoes, and macaroons. Or macarons.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Socarrat Will Open in Nolita Soon​ Socarrat, home of paella goodness and crispy rice bits, is expanding to Nolita and we've got a glimpse of what's to come.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    The Inspiration for Mile End's Ruth Wilensky Sandwich

    ​Mile End's Ruth Wilensky is made with very good artisanal salami -- but the bologna has been omitted. Named after a Montreal neighborhood northeast of Mont Royale, Mile End is a Brooklyn deli that seeks to deliver -- at lunch at least -- a reasonable facsimile of several vernacular culinary ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 24, 2010
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    November 23, 2010

    Shut Your Piehole! Desserts (Other Than Pie) That Deserve to Be the Next Big Trend

    Gourmet​ Over the past several weeks, pie has been repeatedly touted as the next big trend in desserts. Yes, it's time for the cupcake to disappear within Dante's Third Circle of Hell, but is pie, America's iconic diner food, worthy of being the next big trend? No, and here's why.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Twitter's #famouscheese List Heats Up, Turns Into Fondue, Disappears​Eight hours ago, I received the first of a massive wave of tweets adding to a list called #famouscheese. The first one was from Jonathan Gold (@thejgold), but I can't be sure he started it. The purpose of the list was to pun by merging cheese and celebrity names, and soon the t ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Our 10 Best Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Candies

    ​The girl on the Mary Jane wrapper looks totally baked, and is that a short skirt she's wearing or a rubber flotation device? Who can forget the thrills of trick-or-treating? Schlepping from door to door with the largest bag you could find in the kitchen, scoring treats from shopkeepers if yo ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 27, 2010

    No Facials at Peels

    Unless you treat your skin with smoked trout spread

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    October 20, 2010

    Dish No. 1: Fatty Beef Casserole at Henan Feng Wei

    ​Coincident with the publication of the Voice's annual Best Of issue, we hereby finish up with our 100 Dishes to Eat Now. Thanks for paying attention! And please scour the list of all 100 on the last page of this post, to ferret out those dishes you may have missed. Today's Pick: Fatty Beef C ... More >>

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