Hell's Kitchen

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Surviving Food TV and Chefs Who Serve Bad Bread: Sullivan Street Bakery at 20 Years

    Twenty years ago, Jim Lahey flung open the doors to the first Sullivan Street Bakery in Soho on a mission to get Americans to eat better bread. His goal hasn't changed much -- "A lot of chefs put mediocre bread on the table," he says -- but the culinary landscape certainly has.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Bustan Brings Wood-Fired Oven Mediterranean to the UWS

    Israeli chef Efi Nahon came to New York City 11 years ago to open Taboon, cooking from the domed oven that gives that restaurant its name to turn out Mediterranean fare in Hell's Kitchen. After almost five years, he moved over to Barbounia, where he helmed the burners for five and a half years, meet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    A Chat With Peter Sherman, the Man Behind Bacon-Centric BarBacon

    Peter Sherman spent a decade in fine dining, working his way through kitchens under Joel Robuchon, David Bouley, and April Bloomfield. But a question he was asked early in his journey resonated with him: "When I started at Robuchon, we had a Japanese chef," he says. "It was his first time living and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Mooncake Delivers Meals with Healthy Resolve

    The conclusion of the first month of the new year serves as a major milestone for those that made fitness-related New Year's resolutions. And while behavior change is always a challenging endeavor, the phenomenon of the Polar Vortex hasn't aided the cause. The cold leads to discomfort, discomfort le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    The 20 Best New Restaurants in NYC, 2013 Edition

    Restaurants open at a breakneck pace here in New York City, and they trot out food from just about every corner of our planet (and sometimes many corners of our planet on one menu). In the last 12 months, we've seen a spate of Isaan spots, a Laotian joint, mash-ups of Jewish and Japanese cuisines an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2013

    Like it or Not, SantaCon is Coming to the East Village, Lower East Side & Brooklyn

    You better watch out if you live around Tompkins Square Park because come 10 a.m., the sleepy public square will be crawling with brass monkey-breathed Santas primed for a day of drunken revelry. The Alphabet City park is the official starting place for this year's SantaCon.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine's Avgolemono, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Avgolemono from Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine (747 Ninth Avenue, 212-245-7992), $5-$7 Feel a cold weather-related illness coming on? Have a little Greek penicillin.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    First Look: Beer Destination The Jeffrey Opens Officially This Weekend

    A couple of months ago, we told you that the Alewife team planned to cross the East River and put down roots in the Upper East Side at a forthcoming spot called The Jeffrey (311 East 60th Street, 212-355-2337). The beer bar, growler shop, and coffee-monger was then slated to open at the beginning of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Chef Ricardo Cardona on the Forthcoming Z Bar (PHOTOS)

    Via his work at restaurants like Sofrito, 809, and Hudson River Cafe, chef Ricardo Cardona has developed a reputation for creating menus with bold Latin flavors in buzzy spots. And he'll attempt to do the same--albeit in a more fine dining-format--at the forthcoming Z Bar (605 West 48th Street), whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Beer and Cheese, IPA Day, Our Global Kitchen: What Are You Doing This Week?

    If you're stressed about the summer being half over, lean back in that office chair--or on that yoga ball--and relax. There are plenty of upcoming opportunities to live it up while the sun is out. Here's a look at events that should erase post-weekend blues:

  • News

    June 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    New York City's Best Juice Bars

    Never mind the chatter about cleanses and hyperbolic claims about health benefits. Juice is delicious -- period. Shops dedicated to the freshly pressed elixirs (extracted by pulverizing mounds of fruits and vegetables in an industrial machine) have been popping up around town, from old-school East V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    FiTR's NYC Neighborhood Dining Guide

    On the Upper East Side, where can you drink a digestif out of this crazy glass, which seems bent on demonstrating a scientific principle? Four years ago Fork in the Road inaugurated the Our 10 Best guides, and we've never looked back. They've proved so popular that readers have asked for some sort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    The Sequester Ruins...Fleet Week's Gay Nightlife?

    If you tuned into this afternoon's dour White House press briefing, you would have heard a lot about...dun dun dun...the sequester. Several public goods are going to get mercilessly slashed as the cuts begin to take effect, and they go something like this: Head Start, Meals on Wheels, food facility ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 3/8/13

    Here are the 10 best concerts this weekend, in no particular order.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    10 Best Restaurants for Vegetarian Food in New York (Even if You're Not a Vegetarian!), 2013 Edition

    There are plenty of vegetarian-friendly restaurants in New York. Some deal in chewy gluten strips and meat facsimiles, others turn out raw foods and seed pastes, but there are plenty of places where you don't need to be a devotee to enjoy the food. Go for a meatless meal at these restaurants for a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 12, 2012

    New Year's Eve Guide: Ignite the Night

    Reinvention is the new resolution. Ring in 2013 with eats, drinks, music, and more.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Sephardic Dish #5

    Begin the Tajine! Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    What New York City Restaurants Are Open During Hurricane Sandy? [UPDATED]

    Stay safe and dry. We're gathering a list of open restaurants. Keep checking back for updates. Leave us a comment, tweet @ForkintheRoadVV, or email me for tips. 5 Napkin Burger (Hell's Kitchen) 630 9th Ave @ 45th Street 5 Napkin Burger (Upper West Side) 2315 Broadway @ 84th Street 5 Napkin Burge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    The Story of Pozole

    This beautiful bowl of green pozole is Dish #2 in our countdown. We're nearly at the end of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, our tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue! Many of us are familiar with the pork-and-hominy stew called pozole that's available as a weekend special at taquerias in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2012

    Our Best Posts of the Week!

    We wrote a haiku comic about a $1 doughnut, because that's how we roll, and tasted a goat pepper soup so hot that Robert put it in the running to be our city's spiciest dish. Meanwhile, Eric got drunk in the Catskills, Lauren swirled some organic and biodynamic wines, and I found the kind of hot ch ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The 10 Best Draft Beer Bars in New York

    Some like it bottled. Some like it canned. But really, is there a better experience with beer than when it's drawn from a tap? When that brew is poured, it offers the delightful hoppy blend in true form. The only challenge is that to enjoy a real draft beer, you've gotta head to a bar--well, unless ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Lotus, What Went Wrong?

    Up goes the butcher paper...doneski! Two months ago, Eater reported that the reservations system had gone dead at New York's Lotus of Siam, and the restaurant appeared to be closed, though there was no posted sign, and the phone message inviting customers to come in played merrily on. It still doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    My 5 Favorite NYC Breakfast Tacos

    The huevos con chorizo breakfast taco at Tacombi The breakfast taco is a Tex-Mex specialty that originated in Austin (some say San Antonio) probably in the 1970s. In both cities it is firmly fixed in the breakfast firmament, and a recent trip to Central Texas suggested you could get one in nearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Homeless Youth Run in New York City Half Marathon

    Three runners who participated in New York City's 13.1-mile half marathon on Sunday trained just like everyone else in the race -- going on increasingly longer runs and exercising for weeks leading up to the event. The only difference is these three are homeless youth. The Voice this morning cau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Sound Of The City's Search For The Quintessential New York Musician Pits John Coltrane (1) Against Lisa Lisa (16)

    The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madness—in which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musician—continues, and you get to vote on who makes it to Round Two. The final match in our Uptown division pits its top see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Alicia Keys (14) Takes On Tito Puente (3) In Sound Of The City's Search For The Quintessential New York Musician

    The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madness—in which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musician—is under way, and you get to help choose who makes it to Round Two. Today's first match pits "Empire State Of Mind" ... 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

    January 13, 2012

    NYC's 10 Best Bowls of Ramen

    Austere in its whiteness: #1 on Chuko's menu, "pork, scallion, egg, mustard green," also known as Limited Order Ramen, due to the limited quantities available every evening. It was a chilly afternoon with a stiff west wind as I stood in front of Ippudo earlier this week. Where were the crowds I'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    New York Neighborhoods Make List Of Top NYE Destinations

    Oh, New Year's Eve. The most dreaded of holidays is fast approaching. CBS New York reports that the Times Square Ball is being installed today. But where should you venture come December 31? Luckily made a list of the"Top 50 New Year's Destinations for U.S. Travelers." (Read: "top New ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2011

    NYE Guide: Dance

    Parties you'll remember the next day

  • Dining

    November 2, 2011

    Chuko, Tabata, and Ramen Misoya: Let's Go Bowling

    A slurp through three new ramen joints

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Our 10 Best Beer Bars

    ​ The craft beer movement, once the province of homebrewers and so-called "beer nerds," has become so mainstream that you'd be hard-pressed to find a bar in New York City that doesn't have at least Brooklyn Lager on tap. But where do you go when you want to find the absolute best brews in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Open House New York Is Your Chance to See NYC Behind the Scenes

    Williamsburg's Nighthawk Cinema, by Ty Cole​Open House New York, a yearly opportunity for you to creep into the secret, often forbidden or under-acknowledged corners of the city, a/k/a, a celebration of the city's architecture and design, is being held this year on October 15 and 16. With the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    'Metropolitan Etiquette Authority' Posts New Signs Around New York City

    ​Jason Shelowitz, or Jay Shells, a New York artist who in 2010 launched a subway etiquette campaign covering all sorts of ills committed by commuters (something we clearly have an interest in as well), and later followed with a "clean up after your dog" series, is at it again. He put up street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    After 78 Years, the Film Center Café Closes Its Doors in Hells Kitchen

    Film Center Café​Looks like yet another old-timer has gone to the great beyond: after 78 years, the Film Center Café has closed.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Kesté to Team up With Naples' Pizzeria Starita to Open Don Antonio in Midtown

    Kesté PizzeriaBuon giorno, midtown.​Save for the closure of Motorino's Williamsburg location, it's been a quiet summer on the Neapolitan pizza front. But no longer: this fall, Kesté owner Roberto Caporuscio will partner with Antonio Starita, the owner of Naples' 110-year-old Pizz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Real Estate Company Renames Midtown 'MiMa'

    ​New York City real estate agents have given us one more reason to despise them; they're trying to rebrand Midtown West as MiMa, which is short for "The Middle of Manhattan," because the word "Midtown" doesn't make that clear enough. This new name is the work of Related, the company that just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    L'Ybane Chef-Owner Al Rineh Opens La Carafe Wine Bar

    nydailynews.comAl Rineh​Nearly a year ago, Al Rineh moved the New York outpost of his Nice restaurant L'Ybane from the east side to the west side. Well, the neighborhood -- Hell's Kitchen -- must have been good to him because this past month, he added a wine bar to his repertoire.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Co-op Food and Drink, Goodbye to Elaine's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Elaine's was unable to survive the death of its owner and namesake, Elaine Kaufman. Six months after her passing, it's shuttering for good. [Eater] Woo Lae Oak, the pioneering Soho Korean, wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2011

    Obama Ordered Bin Laden Raid On 50/50 Chance; Cairo Mobs Attack Churches

    ​National Security Adviser Tom Donilon told CNN that President Obama decided to go through with the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden based on "what was probably a 50-50 case that Osama bin Laden was there." In light of that info, it's interesting to read this alternate history of what would have h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to West End, Goodbye to Café Flo

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Vai, the Upper East Side spot that just got a Soho outpost, has closed. The building is reportedly being torn down. [Grub Street] Café Flo in Astoria did not survive a four-alarm blaze that r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    No. 18: Cemita Milanesa Res at Tulcingo del Valle

    ​A cemita from Tulcingo del Valle is one hell of a meal. Cemitas are the signature sandwiches of Puebla, a region of Mexico south and east of the capital. These sandwiches are made on round seeded rolls traditionally made with cactus pulp.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    The Roasting Plant Plans to Put Down Roots Around Manhattan

    Photo courtesy of the Roasting Plant​When the Roasting Plant opened almost four years ago, it made the block of Orchard Street between Broome and Grand an unlikely coffee geek destination, one that would help to make the neighborhood below Delancey attractive for high-end caffeine pushers like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Danji; Goodbye to Benito's One Restaurant

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Benito's One Restaurant has been evicted from its Little Italy space and has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with some $481,000 in liabilities. [Crain's] La Bonne Bouffe in the East Village ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    50 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live in New York City

    ​Sometimes life seems hard here -- the crowds, the expense, the 24-hour-living-and-working lifestyle...But then there are days, like yesterday, when we're ever so glad we live in New York City. Like when much of the rest of the nation goes a reddish color of Tea Party, and we stick to coffee a ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 23, 2008

    Braai: Both Fun and Game

    Come get your grilled-beastie fix

  • Dining

    October 18, 2005

    Kill the Sauce

    Innovative Clinton Venetian Excels at Appetizers and Pastas

  • Dining

    May 15, 2001
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