In this week's Village Voice, I probe the neuromechanics behind the munchies and why we crave certain foods while we're high. I also talk stoner cuisine, which seems to have taken off in recent years, driven by young, curious mouths who are pushing chefs to experiment with ever more esoteric ingredi ... More >>
Tax Day no doubt left at least a few of you feeling a little bit poorer, and it's for you especially this week that we present a list of five great NYC restaurants where you can eat for less than $10. Nothing striking your fancy? Check out our Cheap Eats archives for more ideas.
Hannah Palmer Egan eats at Margaux (5 West 8th Street, 212-321-0100) for this week's review, where, she writes, "You would look pretty in a booth." "The food," she continues, "is ruled by ideas: of taste (the kind you either have or have not) -- trendy, seasonal, well-sourced ingredients, nothing t ... More >>
This week's Village Voice feature story answers the question many New Yorkers face every night: Where are we going to eat? As a guide, we present 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, compiled by Voice food editor Laura Shunk, along with contributors Zachary Feldman, Tom Finkel, Caryn ... More >>
By Hannah Palmer Egan On a recent Tuesday, Sunday Wright sits at a table at the back of Goodbye Blue Monday. The room is dark: lit with colored bulbs, brick-a-brack and the afternoon glow of 10 or so day-drinkers, conversation keeps to a quiet lull as warm notes of jazz noodle through the air. Late ... More >>
Hannah Palmer Egan heads to Lachlan (312 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-889-7002) for this week's review, checking in on the concept that replaced Graham Avenue's critical darling Gwynnett St. after owner Carl McCoy's arrest on drug charges last fall sent his kitchen packing. "He returned in January, ... More >>
Spendy weekend? Need to tighten the belt to make it to your next paycheck? We have you covered. Our cheap eats this week span the globe without leaving the boroughs. Not a single one will set you back more than $10.
While we comb the boroughs for good meals, we're always on the lookout for cheap eats, and we round up five of those sub-$10 meals for you here each week. This week's line-up includes wontons and dumplings, hot dogs, and a pair of Middle Eastern restaurants in different parts of Manhattan.
We eat enough to put the fat in Fat Tuesday just about every day of the year, so suffice it to say we're not following up that day of feasting with 40 days of fasting. And in our never-ending gluttonous soujourns, we've enjoyed a handful of dishes around town this week, including a fig and cheese sa ... More >>
Nom Wah Tea Parlor proprietor Wilson Tang partnered with an all-star team for Fung Tu (22 Orchard Street, 212-219-8785), which Hannah Palmer Egan reviews this week -- partners include John Wells (Mas Farmhouse), chef Jonathan Wu (Per Se), and Jason Wagner (L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon). After all, wr ... More >>
We've combed the city once more for a list of cheap eats, tasty dishes under $10 meant to get you to your next paycheck. This week's roundup includes a dish ideal for weathering the polar vortex, a Chinatown mainstay, and a good, cheap burger that doesn't come from Shake Shack.
Our edible escapades this week took us up to the Bronx and out into Brooklyn with stops in Manhattan in between. We were particularly enamored of noodles -- they were tucked into a curry, swimming in a bowl of ramen, and covered in spicy red sauce. We also found a steak tartare worth loving and an E ... More >>
Explore the city's Mexican options, dig into a pot of mac and cheese, or sit down to a cheap beer-and-biscuit combo. No matter what you choose, you'll eat cheaply.
This week's round-up of cheap eats takes us to three boroughs and four continents, highlighting dishes from all corners of the former Soviet Union and an Uruguayan regional specialty. So if you're strapped for cash, you can still eat well.
If you're taking your sweetheart out for dinner tonight, chances are you're looking to spend big bucks and are heading to Lincoln Square. Well, at least that's what statistics say.
We're not even gonna talk about this weather anymore -- at this point, we're so sick of being snowbound that we simply refuse to be, well, snowbound. We're going out and eating, come (frozen) hell or high water. If you're in our (admittedly very cold) boat, consider defying the storm with one of the ... More >>
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you're coupled up, it's likely you're gearing up to spend a wad of cash. Pinch your pennies and still eat well at this line-up of cheap eats, a list of sub-$10 dishes you can find across the boroughs.
Valentine's day is largely about sex, and sex, in primates, is largely about competition. And right now, if you haven't booked a table for Friday's day dinner, you've been bested by super-organized, type-A New Yorkers and devoted hopeless romantics, who booked every good seat in town a month ago. ... More >>
For this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan made the barbecue rounds in Brooklyn, stopping by G. Lee's in Crown Heights, Beast of Bourbon in Bed-Stuy, and Morgans in Prospect Heights. All are worthy entrants in a borough becoming saturated in 'cue. "Any way you smoke it, it's a fine time for carnivor ... More >>
For this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan heads to Piora (430 Hudson Street, 212-960-3801), the Hudson Street restaurant from Chris Cipollone and Simon Kim that's rooted in Italian fare and injected with Korean influence. "[Cipollone's] food is elemental and comforting, but don't call it comfort fo ... More >>
The ball's about to drop on 2013, but we're sneaking in one last big list, one that feels particularly celebratory (and, um, apropos going into a season where we could all use a little liquid courage to combat the post-holiday blues and the cold). That's right, it's our best new bars list. Presentin ... More >>
Just a few more hours before we ring in 2014. Already feeling nostalgic for 2013? Take a gander at some of our biggest food stories of the year, and relive the last 12 months.
We celebrated Festivus by airing our grievances, noting a bevy of overcooked culinary trends we hope wane with the dwindling days of December. Now, as we get ready to celebrate Christmas, we're asking that fat, jolly man in the red suit to bring us something delicious to replace what we're losing. H ... More >>
Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from our Cookbook of the Week columnist, Hannah Palmer Egan. So, it's the holidays. And if you're a busy New Yorker like the rest of us, thinking through the gifting gauntlet ... More >>
For this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan checked in on Toro (85 Tenth Avenue, 212-691-2360), the vibrant tapas eatery Boston powerhouses Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonette planted near Chelsea Market earlier this year. "The dining room quivers with the electricity of a place where life is happening, ... More >>
For this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan headed to Shalom Japan (310 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, 718-388-4012), tasting a menu that draws inspiration from both Jewish and Japanese cuisines. "And if Japanese and Jewish cuisines are unlikely bedfellows, Israel and Okochi are also blending personal h ... More >>
Fork in the Road has previously bestowed love on the burger and patio at Fritzl's Lunch Box (173 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn, 929-210-9531), but for this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan heads out to the Irving Avenue restaurant to get the full picture. And she finds a spot less concerned with pushing ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, Hannah Palmer Egan detailed the fascinating process behind growing some of the city's best mushrooms. Bradley Hawks headed to the Union Square Greenmarket, where you can find the Bulich fungus every Saturday (to perhaps make into the Mercer Kitchen steak with mushrooms) ... More >>
Not long ago, the Hudson Valley was home to all kinds of mushroom farmers, but most of the commercial producers have long-since moved out. One exception: Bulich, a family property that overlooks the Hudson River that's the only grower in the area that still supplies NYC.
August has arrived, which means you should be attempting fill up on as much fun as you can take before Labor Day deals a crippling blow to summer. Here are a few things to nibble on this weekend.
Last night, Red Hook was rocking as Nat Sherman threw a party to unveil its Brooklyn pop-up, a collaboration with Widow Jane Distillery and Cacao Prieto, which you can read about in a story Hannah Palmer Egan wrote earlier this week. A torrential downpour kept everyone indoors, but we can't think of ... More >>
Hannah Palmer Egan contemplates the complexity of baby mustard leaves as she stands in one of the rooftop farms sown by Brooklyn Grange. "The leaf has a green, vegetal flavor, with a strong wasabi note, a warm sensation on the tongue," she writes. "Moments later, my mouth explodes in a fiery burst o ... More >>
Ever wonder what the story is behind the people selling two churros for a dollar on many of New York City's subway platforms? So did Hannah Palmer Egan, and so she set out to talk to vendors and bakers who keep these treats stocked all over town.
Hopefully, you're mid-four-day weekend by now, nursing the wounds from an Independence Day blow-out with a greasy breakfast and a strong bloody mary. As you fuel up to continue the merriness--perhaps with one of our five best Fourth of July weekend events happening over the next couple of days--sett ... More >>
"You could say New York is experiencing a major bout of oystermania," writes Hannah Palmer Egan, and the evidence is everywhere.