Multi-course degustation journeys have proliferated in this city over the years, and while an hours-long feast can make for a unique dining experience, the expense can take a toll. Lately, some niche restaurants have offered a solution: four- to five-course menus that don't break the bank and change ... More >>
Yesterday marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a storm so devastating to New York City that some businesses--restaurants included--have yet to return to the fold. Others, sadly, succumbed to the disaster; one of those was Governor, a then-new and much-lauded restaurant in downtown Broo ... More >>
If football kept you on the couch this past weekend, you missed out on some ridiculously tasty events. Not to worry, this is New York, and there's something going on at all times if you know where to look. Here's what's happening this week.
Watch chef Richard Kuo in his tiny kitchen at Pearl & Ash, and you'll see someone intensely focused on his craft: The chef is often immersed in a state of deep concentration even as the restaurant buzzes loudly around him. He's concentrating on turning out hundreds of plates to a dining room that, h ... More >>
Friday, May 3 The Food Book Fair The Food Book Fair started on Thursday, but its events will run all weekend. Some highlights include a book signing and Q&A with Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, a foraging panel with Fredrik Berselius of Aska, and a farming panel at the Wythe Hotel. See all the eve ... More >>
A young chef plays with flavors from around the world
The Food Book Fair is heading back to Brooklyn for a three-day celebration of all things delicious and literary. As it did last year, the fair will set up in Williamsburg's Wythe Hotel. Expect a pop-up shop of 200 books and 30 indie food publications, along with a solid lineup of cooking demos and p ... More >>
ISA in Williamsburg is now open for lunch from noon to 4 p.m. The Mediterranean restaurant has turned some of their dinner entree options into smaller dishes divided into snacks, pizzas, soups, and salads. Some items, like the Tuscan kale Caesar salad garnished with sourdough croutons, are available ... More >>
An exciting young chef cooks Scandinavian, Brooklyn style
You already know where to find the messiest hot dogs in New York, but one of the tastiest new dogs is hiding at Aska, a modern Scandinavian restaurant in Williamsburg, and the subject of this week's review.