Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Voice Choices

    August 20, 2014


    Better not eat your wheaties.

  • Voice Choices

    June 25, 2014


    A cut above the rest

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Here's a Short Review of Recette

    Last week's review focused on The Gander (15 West 18th Street, 646-682-7949), Jesse and Lindsay Schenker's Flatiron follow-up to their cozy flagship Recette (328 West 12th, 212-414-3000). Now that Mr. Schenker is busting out tasty brisket-filled bar snacks and ambitious entrees northwest of Union Sq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    The Four Best Non-Brunch Events for Mother's Day Weekend in NYC

    Want to celebrate Mother's Day in a new way? Instead of taking her out to brunch like everyone else, consider one of these four events.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    The Little Beet's Franklin Becker: "I Fell in Love With Food the First Time I Put a Fork in My Mouth"

    In the 30 years since he first entered the kitchen, Franklin Becker has amassed shiny trophies of a successful culinary career: He landed "two very nice stars" from the New York Times while he was the executive chef at Local, earned a Best New Restaurant in America nod from Esquire for Capitale, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    A Look Around the Little Beet

    Is a sprawling fast casual chain the new three Michelin stars? Because we don't hear about a lot of chefs vying for the latter anymore, but almost every time we pose the question "What are your goals?" to a restaurateur, we get the former as an answer. And it would help explain why industry veteran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Steadfast Beer Company and its Gluten-Free Beer

    Finding a suitable beer when you can't consume barley or wheat is a challenge. But when there's an opening in the market, wait around long enough, and someone will fill the void. When Albany-based Steadfast Beer Company co-founder Jeremy Hosier decided to do just that, he wanted "to take gluten fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Xi'an Famous Foods Opens in Greenpoint; Three Letters in Clinton Hill

    Xi'an Famous Foods has devoted fans all over the city due to their diverse locations in the East Village, Flushing, and Chinatown. The famously cheap spot known for its cold skin noodles and lamb burgers is ready to conquer Brooklyn. On Saturday, Xi'an Famous Foods' doors will open on Beadel Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Is Commercially Mass-Produced Eggnog Unhealthy?

    When you want some eggnog this time of year, all you have to do is reach into the refrigerator case at your local supermarket or bodega and Bam! You've got some delicious eggnog. But are commercially produced products, even organic ones, always good for you? The Wisconsin-based organic agriculture t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Medical Marijuana: Can It Treat Diarrhea?

    Well then. We're not sure how accurate this item is, but it's interesting reading, to say that least: The Weed Blog claims that medical marijuana might be good for treating the runs.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Weed Wackiness: Here Are Common Drugs More Dangerous Than Marijuana

    As the debate over medical marijuana continues in New York and the rest of the U.S., there's bound to be a lot of conflicting information out there. Opponents of medical marijuana tend to argue that it is dangerous and has no therapeutic qualities. We're not medical experts, so we're not going to d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Domino's Introduces Gluten-Free Crust

    Domino's Pizza is jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon. The chain restaurant has partnered up with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and will be rolling out a gluten-free crust. Ingredients: rice starch, water, rice flour, olive oil, and potato starch. "Domino's new Gluten Free Crust pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Look What Was Next To The Security Sign At the Miami Airport!

    A fleet enema! Someone obviously thought it best to leave it there rather than try to get it aboard the plane along with all the toothpastes, body lotions, and hemorrhoid creams. And it's a good thing, if you ask me.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Parents Now Pushing Unneeded Surgeries on Obese Kids

    We're guessing that Dr. Ben Spock wouldn't suggest this... The New York Times reports that parents of obese kids are increasingly treating gallbladder ailments by having their children undergo invasive operations to remove the organ. Here's the thing: Most of the time, the kids don't need surgery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    New Guidelines for Gluten Sensitivity: Report

    ​A panel of experts recently released a report that proposed a new way of classifying gluten-related disorders, according to the Wall Street Journal. The authors of the report, which was partially supported by a company that sells gluten-free products and published in the journal BMC Medicine, ass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    Bad Boats: Cruise Ships See Outbreak Of Norovirus

    Cruise ships have never been something we've found appealing, personally. Really, there's something about being trapped in a large vessel on the open sea with a bunch of people we don't know that has always kind of freaked us out. The boats themselves haven't been doing a lot to prove us wrong recen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    The Cutest Guy On TV Right Now!

    No, that's not him in the above illustration -- though it might be his insides. I'm talking about the guy on the commercial for Crohn's disease, the awful condition that has to do with "damaging inflammations" of the bowels and lots of running to the toilet. I'm sure you've seen the ad (unless you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Foods with (Fake) Health Benefits? It's Been the Case for Years -- Just Look at Breakfast Cereals.

    flickr/Frank GruberHeart healthy? Or heart healthful?​ The New York Times recently published an excellent story about how food companies are peddling so-called "miracle foods" that can cure every type of ailment and discomfort. Of course such food companies can't claim that the foods actuall ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2011


    A controversial Spanish play tests New Yorkers

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Serial Restaurant Burglar At Large in Manhattan

    Burglary suspect​Causing heartburn among a select few around the city in the past six weeks, a serial burglar has cut through security gates late at night and swiped cash from at least 17 little businesses in Manhattan, most of them restaurants, cops say. Tips are welcome, not only at the restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Lose Weight With Preparation H

    ​I've heard for years about people who ingeniously use Preparation H to shrink the bags under their eyes, but I never imagined it would also be used to reduce one's waistline. So I was stunned when a dimpled male beauty contestant told me that he regularly smears his middle section in Prop. 8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Chatting With Veggie Burgers Every Which Way's Lukas Volger About Reinventing the Bête Noire of Vegetarian Dining

    Veggie Burger MadnessLukas Volger displays one of his creations.​Even though it's generally accepted that vegetarian food has evolved by leaps and bounds over the past several years, veggie burgers by and large remain stuck in the herbivore ghetto. There's the Morningstar-Boca Burger contingen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    A Look at the Latest Beer Gardens; Oil Spill Threatens Seafood Industry

    ​The Tribeca Grand's Church Lounge attracts an A-list crowd of bar, restaurant, and club owners; doormen; DJs; and promoters every Sunday for brunch. [NY Post] As Astoria's Bohemian Hall celebrates its 100th anniversary, a look at the city's newest beer gardens, including Mission Dolores in P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    A Walk in a Corporate Garden; Grub Crawls A-Go-Go

    ​Corporations like PepsiCo have started planting organic corporate vegetable gardens, where employees can weed during breaks and take home the harvest. [NY Times] Grub crawls are all the rage these days. Neighborhoods like South Williamsburg and the Lower East Side are ideal for grazing at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Things That Could Ruin Your Day, But Won't: Death by Asteroid

    Potential Proctologists Association campaign ad waiting to happen.​You know what asteroids and hemorrhoids have in common? Four letters at the end and the ability to severely fuck up one's day. You should enjoy today knowing that you missed at least one of them.

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Extreme Constipation and Other Cautionary Tales for Foodies from the World of Medicine​Extreme eating has become one of the leitmotifs of our age. One manifestation is marathon events such as the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, whereby contestants knock back dozens of franks in a single sitting. Other extreme eaters seek out super-spicy food, high-cholesterol or ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    John Durant of Touts Caveman Diet on The Colbert Report

    The Times recently picked up on the growing community of people who eat the way our paleolithic ancestors did. Last night, Stephen Colbert talked to John Durant, founder of, about the caveman diet and lifestyle, which includes climbing trees, balancing on logs, and throwing sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Nightmares Before Thanksgiving: Medicos Warn of Holiday-Related Injuries, Celiac Disease, Etc.

    ​Christ in Heaven, King Kong and the Rockettes have announced holiday Christmas season. So it's time to start thinking about that cozy, mildly-patriotic warm-up event, Thanksgiving, and the turkey with which those of us who are not celebrity vegans celebrate. Looking forward to it? Let us fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    The Family That Makes Together: Studies in Crap Keeps Regular With Kelloggs' Keep on the Sunny Side of Life

    Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.​ Keep on the Sunny Side of Life: A New Way of Living Date: 1933 Publisher: K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Carly Simon Sues Starbucks; Are Burgers Bad?

    ​Should Americans banish burgers? Ground beef contaminated with E. coli bacteria has sickened, paralyzed, and even killed people. Bill Marler, an expert on foodborne illness litigation, has been trying to rid the American diet of burgers since the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak of 1993. [CNN ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 18, 2009


    John Waters discusses his new art exhibit

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    "Snooze" Alarm: Today's Perky Daily News (And Other Great Headlines)

    Did they change up the coffee formula at 450 W. 33rd Street? I'm asking because today's Daily News is full of so many zings and puntastic headlines that I was cracking up before I even started reading any articles. Look at the front page, we get not one, but two rhyming headlines: "GOTTI NEEDS SHRIN ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2007

    Your Booty May Be Contaminated

    Put that booty down. City health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella wandsworth poisoning associated with the Veggie Booty puffed grain snack. There are eight confirmed cases in the New York City area, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said today. The makers of Veggie ... More >>

  • Film

    June 29, 2004

    Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

    Seminal speedmetal thrashers, despised by their own fans, seek and find psychiatric help

  • News

    April 29, 2003

    Our Starving, 'Psychotic' Allies

    The Coalition of the Unwilling

  • Theater

    August 24, 1999