From the moment the doors opened at the Park Hyatt New York, we were swarmed by the kind of eager, welcoming handlers that sidled Bill Murray throughout Lost in Translation, which simultaneously provided every visitor an air of importance and made them difficult to glimpse. We were headed to The Bac ... More >>
Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from locavore Deena Shanker. With only eight shopping days left until Christmas, people are starting to scramble. Just on the cusp of desperation, this is the week when gift g ... More >>
It's Monday, which means you're probably reminiscing about all of the memories you made over the weekend. Would you rather have something to look forward to? Here's our list of food events happening in the city over the next few days.
Earlier today, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced that he's been working with 21 different food companies, including Heinz, Starbucks, Au Bon Pain, and Butterball to reduce the amount of sodium in pre-packaged foods. Though it's the most recent publicized battle of the mayor's three-term war on food, ... More >>
There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Drinking excessive amounts of whiskey, jumping into a green river, dressing up as a leprechaun are just a few things that come to mind. Burger King has yet another idea: delighting in free fries and green ketchup like a 5-year-old. This weekend, ... More >>
Simply put, Mom is the original badass in the kitchen. Who slaved over the stove nightly to get dinner on the table? Mom. Who packed daily lunches for you picky eaters every day in the seventh grade? Mom. Who makes the best chicken soup around? Mom. Moms everywhere deserve a toast, bu ... More >>
Eat like these guys, curbside.It isn't just fast-food chains that are clued in to the food truck craze. Corporations like Heinz have jumped on the bandwagon, unleashing food truck promotions on the streets of New York. Air France is premiering its own mobile vending publicity stunt today, fea ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 20 Of honest men & good writers By Jack Newfield After participating in several panel discussions, attending (More)'s counter-convention, reading books and articles by Tom Wolfe and Mike Arlen, and being i ... More >>
Forget the Michelin guide. For many restaurants around the world, the most impressive claim they can make is that Bill Clinton once ate there. [NY Times] A man in Michigan is suing Heinz for stealing his idea for dippable ketchup packets. Heinz, of course, says the suit has not merit. [Diner ... More >>
The fourth season of Mad Men ends this Sunday, and while the show really doesn't really have much do with food (its occasional references to canned ham and historic New York references excepted), it's certainly enhanced our appreciation and revulsion for the way food was advertised during that era ... More >>
Leave it to the British to invent baked beans with raisins.
Noma in Copenhagen finally topped El Bulli as the best restaurant in the world at the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants reception, held last night in London. Daniel jumped 33 spots to no. 8, Per Se dropped four spots to no. 10, and Le Bernardin stayed at a comfortable no. 15. [Bloombe ... More >>
A new study tested 18 volunteers on their ability to distinguish pate from other less fancy foods, like Spam and even dog food. [LA Times] In other (more useful) study news, Toronto researchers have confirmed that a group of chemicals used in food wrapper coatings has been found in human blood. [Ch ... More >>
Al Capone's great nephew is marketing "Capone's Family Secret," a pasta sauce he claims is based on an 80-year-old recipe he found in his great gangster uncle's hidden archives.[NY Post/Page Six]Yes, today is the day we've all been waiting for: Starbucks begins serving its new "value" breakfasts as ... More >>