Last week, we did a lot of reporting on restaurants operating in the dark, doing whatever they could to provide light and food to those who needed it. We checked in on our review restaurants, both of which happened to be in blackout zones, and found one had stayed open all week, while the other floo ... More >>
Somewhat unbelievably, here we find ourselves on the last Friday of 2011. We hope this year has been a good one for you. As for us, well, we can't complain too much. After all, this is the post in which we get to brag a little: The most-read stories in the Voice for the year. Whee. Previous top stor ... More >>
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 >>
In A-Wah's Hong Kong-style wonton lo mein, the noodles are cooked al dente, and the broth is served on the side.
The amazing thing about Manhattan's Chinatown, no matter how it ebbs and flows, no matter how many restaurants come and go: It's always been a bastion of excellent cheap eats. Th ... More >>
The "boiled beef with hot-spicy sauce" is every bit as mouth searing as it looks, but there are plenty of blander options -- such as "special spinach pancake" -- on Lu Xiang Yuan's menu.
Like an arcing missile, Chinese cuisine in New York moves so fast, you can barely keep track of it. Thus, ... More >>
Friday afternoon is upon us. And so it is time to cast a gimlet eye towards the best posts of the past few days:
We ranked Our 10 Worst Food Show Hairstyles.
We discovered the true origins of Hawaiian pizza.
Luke's Lobster's Luke Holden talked seafood, $30 rolls, and Maine pride.
A flying saucer of an oyster fritterFrom the annals of cheap, delicious snacks, we present the hefty, UFO-like Fujianese oyster cake. Sometimes called a Fuzhou oyster cake, after the capitol city of the Chinese province, the fritters sport a crunchy, peanut-studded outer shell that crunches i ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and all downhill from here, meaning it's time to spotlight some of the best posts of the past week:
Ardesia's chef, Amorette Casaus, talked about eating local, duck banh mi, and the challenges of cooking in miniscule kitchen.
Roger Dagorn, Porter House's master sommelier, ta ... More >>
Served in a trio of big clam shells, the transcendent clam with garlic is one of Best Fuzhou's specialties.
No longer do you have to crowd into a stall on Division Street or East Broadway to get your dose of Fujianese food as a four-dishes-over-rice-plus-soup combination. Fujianese has asser ... More >>
Ha ha, Mike Bloomberg and Bill Thompson as Oscar and Felix! But as it's by Wayne Barrett, you know it's not a cheap joke: It's about their day jobs as Mayor and Comptroller, the funding for the Museum for African Art led by Thompson's wife, and the propriety of a candidate challenging, with h ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema inadvertently visits Best Fuzhou Restaurant, where "fortunately... the food was spectacular," while Sarah DiGregorio fills up on the eponymous dish at Bunny Chow.
Sam Sifton awards two stars to Casa Lever, noting that "the service is appealing, comic- ... More >>
A new Fujianese spot, Red Apple Fast Food, has popped up on Eighth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and today the place was packed with diners lunching on noodle soups and fish-and-rice combos from the steam table. But on a self-service table in the center of the room sat the most exciting o ... More >>