Rent prices may be rising in this city, but for now, there are plenty of purveyors of cheap food that manage to hold on to leases, even in trendy lower Manhattan. That's lucky for us -- cheap eats joints are a well-ingrained part of our culinary fabric, and they comprise a full third of our roster o ... More >>
Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a ... More >>
Welcome to Postcards from China, a series of delicious snapshots from my summer in China and Taiwan. Location: Xiamen Item: Kumquat Rice Cake Flavor: Kumquat-flavored mochi In searching for desserts specific to Fujian, I came across these kumquat-flavored rice cakes. They're very similar to mochi ... More >>
Welcome to Postcards from China, a series of delicious snapshots from my summer in China and Taiwan. Location: Gulangyu, Xiamen Item: Chinese Bayberry, or Yang Mei Flavor: A cross between a strawberry and lychee.
Welcome to Postcards from China, a series of delicious snapshots from my summer in China and Taiwan. I decided to travel to China this summer to learn a little bit more about the culinary culture here. In New York City, Chinese food has become synonymous with take-out and Sichuan (or Szechuan) food ... More >>
Duck Kidney from Fu Zhou Restaurant (84 Eldridge Street, 212-343-3905)
Some of the country's finest New England clam chowder is found at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. America can be justifiably proud of its national menu, reflecting contributions that began with the Native Americans, expanding and intertwining with the favorite foods of successive waves of immi ... More >>
A restaurant in a remote corner of the neighborhood showcases home-style dishes
Eggplant comes in a crock in #30 of our 100 Days/100 Dishes The Fujianese have completed their conquest of Manhattan Chinatown during the last decade, monopolizing probably 70% of the restaurants, whether identified as such or not. Yet, this venerable cuisine is still largely unknown to most ... More >>
Papa John's is offering a free pizza to everyone in America if the Super Bowl goes into overtime. But there's a catch: You have to register for the chain's customer loyalty program, "Papa Points," before 11:59 p.m. ET on February 5. [USA Today] The Flying Pig food truck in L.A. is now suing ... More >>
Action picks: Yee Kee H.K. Style and East Ocean Palace
In 2007, current New York gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio was a JPMorgan Chase executive, one who sent emails like all the other JPMorgan executives. The difference, though? Some of Lazio's emails -- which the Village Voice has now obtained and published -- show the details of just how inv ... More >>
A Delancey Street displacement drama, in which both sides—Chinese families and new tenants—seem pretty clueless about each other.
Yissel's chimichurris draw a crowdThe neighborhood of Sunset Park is so-called for the park of the same name, a green, hilly spot offering a community pool built in the 1930s and spectacular views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Until World War II, the area was mainly home to Easte ... More >>
Get your dough stretched like taffy at a new spot
Kuai An's special hand-pulled noodles.We at Fork in the Road have long been enamored of hand-pulled noodles. Salon's Francis Lam is, too: today on Salon's Food Section, he devotes a few hundred choice words to a recent hand-pulled noodle crawl he conducted through Chinatown. And over the cour ... More >>
Cambodian rice noodle soup About three weeks ago, the folks behind Bo Ky Restaurant on Bayard Street opened a shiny new branch on Grand Street, and sensibly dubbed it Grand Bo Ky. Both Bo Ky and Grand Bo Ky are all about noodle soups--mainly Teochew style (from Chaoshan, a region in northeast ... More >>
Stacked up in cubicles for decades, immigrants living in a Bowery tenement may have a very unusual situation.
You'd yell, too, if you had to keep scrubbing the blood off the sidewalk in front of your restaurant.
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