Friday, March 29
Founders Beer and Field Trip Beef Jerky Tasting
Head to Nolita Mart and Espresso Bar to sip Founders Brewing Co.'s All Day IPA and nosh on Field Trip beef jerky from 6 to 8 p.m. And bring friends, because this tasting is free. 156 Mott Street
Howard F. asks: What is the religious significance of hot cross buns, and where can I get them?
Dear Howard: Hot cross buns are an English pastry associated with Good Friday. Actually, some are like bread rolls, while others are more like muffins or even cupcakes in texture and taste. What they hav ... More >>
Both Christians and Jews are observing holy days over the weekend. Cardinal Timothy Dolan participated in the Good Friday Way of the Cross procession across the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday. The march began after a ceremony at Brooklyn's Cathedral Basilica of St. James. Today he will be at the Church o ... More >>
On Thursday, Dan Callister, a freelance photojournalist, took a photo of a sparrows' nest tucked inside a traffic light on 72nd Street just past Fifth Avenue in Central Park. On Friday he got a call from the New York Post, he told Runnin' Scared this morning, when he went to visit the light again, t ... More >>
The MTA is out $110 million, reports the New York Post, thanks to Hurricane (later, Tropical Storm) Irene. That breaks down into $50 million to fix Metro-North's damaged Port Jervis line, $10 million spent on shuttle buses that ran as the line was down, and $50 million in operating costs, inc ... More >>
One of these pastries is also called "macaron," but which one?
We've spilled lots of ink lately on the difference between macaroons and macarons -- the former being sticky, coconut-based cookies popular for Passover, the latter cheerless-but-colorful sandwich cookies that taste something l ... More >>
Happy Good Friday! Today we bring you the 10 most memorable crucifixion scenes we could find on YouTube. They range from the sublime to the sacrilegious, and include the best and bloodiest of various films, TV shows and commercials. Most are probably not suitable for work, unless you are a Roman cen ... More >>
Super sexy tree via Walt StoneburnerEarth Day has the misfortune of landing on Good Friday this year, but that's not going to take away any attention from what this day's all about: hot, sexy trees. We've compiled a list of the country's sexiest, and they're sure to get your heart pounding. I ... More >>
Hot cross buns recently went on sale at Amy's Bread, for $1.50 apiece, and will be sold through Easter Sunday.
The small-yeast risen rolls appear sometime during Lent, in the run-up to Good Friday. Each roll is criss-crossed with white icing, and ramified with candied fruit. The frosting is ... More >>
It's been 100 years since a British royal set foot upon the Republic of Ireland -- in 1911 King George V spent 6 days in Dublin -- but the Queen of England is taking that leap because the longstanding bad blood between the two countries has started to seem a bit silly, and what were they figh ... More >>
A stew at Island of Taiwan incorporates pig bung and blood, a match made in heaven.
When it comes to dining, we each have our own comfort zones. Some avidly down handfuls of Sichuan peppercorns, relishing the burn, while others consume animal glands of the earthiest and most arcane sort as i ... More >>
Dom makes a new friend. Photo by Sam Horine.Usually this would be right around the time you'd catch us fleeing the office in terror, but since it's CMJ, we're merely fleeing in the office in search of yet more shows. Our CMJ coverage will continue throughout the weekend; you can find what we' ... More >>
As sustained, goodwill-generating rap publicity stunts go, Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Fridays series is almost entirely without precedent. Other rappers, guys like Freeway and Crooked I, have given away free music in regular installments, but those guys are B-listers and supporting players, and th ... More >>
If you're a fan of rap music, you don't believe in promises. From release dates to teased collaborations to entire albums, you'll believe it when you see it. So for those waiting for Kanye West to slip up on his GOOD Friday promise -- a new track every week until Christmas -- last night seeme ... More >>