Toast the end of April showers. This week's best food events include a Persian feast, an oyster shucking competition, and a lesson on the science of ice cream.
Need a post-tax day drink? Or craving a plate of bratwurst now that it's grilling season? This week's happy hour specials offer both, plus a suggestion on where to head if you've got hours to kill on a cool April day. See more happy hour specials in our archives.
When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a table d'hôte concept in Harlem, a warehouse-turned-restaurant in Brooklyn, and Bobby Flay's highly anticipated Med ... More >>
The Arctic isn't through with us yet. With significant snowfall predicted for this Thursday night, it may be wise to continue packing on layers of protective winter blubber. Fortunately, multiethnic Astoria boasts warming, fatty foods from every corner of the globe to prepare you for a long hibernat ... More >>
No. 39: Sausage sampler from Katja
In this series, Seamless Warrior John Luong reviews meals ordered from the Internet. In accordance with a tradition that coincides with my birthday, my father made his annual call to tell me that I am a year older and, therefore, another year overdue for settling down. My dad, ever the traditional ... More >>
Preston Clark is serious about steak. As the chef at Resto and the man behind the butcher's counter at the Cannibal, Clark can take apart a whole sub-primal no problem. But when the Jean Georges vet isn't carving a côte de boeuf, Clark is known to blast Biggie in the kitchen, and would really love ... More >>
Why does my East Village hot dog look like an abstract painting? Twenty-four hours ago, Japadog - a Vancouver hot doggery with one store and four carts - opened its first American outlet on St. Marks between Third and Second avenues. It specializes in sausages (not just hot dogs!) dressed ... More >>
Wait! What the hell are those little meat coins on my pizza? West Village newcomer Lievito offers a unique take on northern Italian food, via Florentine apps and Milanese pizzas. The wurstel pizza is a case in point, offered nowhere else in the city that we know of.
As our own loyal reader Gregory Moore reminds me, disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner jokingly wrote to porn star Ginger Lee: "Btw, I'm sponsoring a line of twitpic ready undies. I need a name." Well, his name is Mud these days, but I think he meant for the undies. And I've got a few sugg ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyHallo, Berlin!Get excited, ja, because Currywurst Bros. has finally opened, bringing the eponymous food to New York after being papered up for months. Always in search of a good sausagefest, we stopped by this weekend to check out the goods.
Yet another week in the Bahamas, and still, that light at the end of the tunnel is maddeningly faint. What can Top Chef's producers give us that we haven't seen before on a cooking show, aside from a virgin sacrifice? A Quickfire Challenge that's "different than anything you've experienced in ... More >>
Rebecca MarxSome Schnitzel & Things things. Souvlaki GR isn't the only food truck with an imminent storefront opening on the horizon. Schnitzel & Things is opening a big, fat brick-and-mortar outpost on Third Avenue next Monday, and it seems that that's only the beginning.
vendr.tvKeep on truckin'March is in full swing, which means it's brackets season. And fortunately not just the sports kind. Now, Jezebel's Pie vs. Cake will surely live on as the best bracket ever (and still a timely debate up for heated discussion), but Businessweek has come out with its o ... More >>
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 ...
Till KrautkrämerLove MeatWater. There have been some recent reports going around the blogosphere about MeatWater, a new beverage that resembles VitaminWater but is flavored to mirror one's favorite porcine and bovine dishes (i.e., Dirty Hot Dog Water, Wiener Schnitzel Water, Tandoori Chicken ... More >>
Following in the tire tracks of Calexico Carne Asada, the Dessert Truck, Cupcake Stop, NYC Cravings, the Treats Truck, and, most recently, Souvlaki GR, Schnitzel & Things is opening a storefront.
Lauren ShockeyCrabmeat with marinated fennel Although its bona fide Austrian roots must please chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, the Swarovski store in SoHo is an unlikely setting for a full-blown restaurant. Yet we stopped by Café Kristall (70 Mercer Street, 212-274-1500) last week while holiday sh ... More >>
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 >>
apol3/FlickrDrink it, live it.Between pickles, New Amsterdam, and the Grub/Hester Street festival, there are already plenty of ways to stuff your face this weekend. And now, in honor of Oktoberfest, here are two more.
It's Friday afternoon, and thus time to take a look over our collective shoulder, back at the week that was ... We ranked Our 11 Best Octopuses in NYC. Gabbana chef Ricardo Cardona talked modern Dominican food, why he hates being on TV, and how he manages six restaurants. This week's Top Chef: cr ... More >>
Yesterday, word got round that a couple of city council members were planning to introduce a staggeringly mean-spirited bill that would revoke the permit of any food truck driver who racked up three parking ticket during a 12 month period. Drivers responded immediately, with the Schnitzel & Things t ... More >>
If you want to catch The Mentor Project at Cherry Lane Theater, or a Flamenca performance at Lucille Lortel Theater, you can grab a substantial dinner at Employees Only before the show. The cocktail bar and restaurant has just instituted an early bird prix fixe, with seating at 6 p.m., for those who ... More >>
For 15 years, Jason Furlani managed the Brooklyn Inn, which made our list of the 10 best bars in Brooklyn. Yesterday, he opened up Roebling Inn on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights.
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Fondue: Hands-On Cooking & Wine Pairing Astor Center December 21 Is there anything more satisfying than a pot of hot cheese on a cold day? Join culinary instructor Emily Peterson fo ... More >>
New Yorkers expressed their affection for Schnitzel & Things earlier this year when it nominated the food truck for a Vendy Award. Now, the rest of country will get to see one of our favorite food trucks on a regular basis in an ad for T-Mobile, starring, um, a texting priest. It's a split-second ... More >>
Backyard shenanigans with a Michigan dad
We stopped by Beer Table, the new boutique-y beer place on 7th Avenue in Park Slope and had a glass of Schlenkerla Fastenbier, an ale made with smoked hops and which tastes exactly like barbecue. Really, it's like drinking a campfire—but in a pleasant way. Turns out this beer is made in Bamburg, ... More >>
Beat on the bratwurst
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