Hell's Kitchen

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Sudanese Model Ataui Deng Missing Since August 6

    Ataui Deng, a Sudanese model who has lived and worked in New York since 2008, has gone missing. On Monday afternoon fashion industry insiders, like fellow model Ajak Deng --who appeared in a Benetton spread with Deng--and Deng's friend Roblé, asked for the public's help locating the model on Instag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Kashkaval Is Closing While Kashkaval Garden Expands

    Kashkaval Cheese Market and Wine Bar (856 Ninth Avenue, 212-581-8282) has held down its slot of Hell's Kitchen for 16 years, becoming a neighborhood gathering spot for its dairy emporium, small bites, and vino in the process. But its landlord has opted not to renew its lease, and so at the end of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    How Marc Forgione's Cookbook Will Make You a Better Cook

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • 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 19, 2014

    Where to Celebrate NYC Beer Week

    NYC Beer Week is nearly upon us, and the festival calendar continues to fill with amazing offerings around the city. From February 21 to March 2 New York will be the home to an international crowd of beer lovers, who will be celebrating the craft at tap takeovers, tastings, and beer-paired dinners. ... 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

    December 13, 2013

    Should You Get Married at SantaCon?

    The New York page of the SantaCon website is cluttered with clip art, widgets, hyperlinks, highlighted text, and costume ads. Among all the noise though, one little red box manages to distinguish itself. "Get Married by Santa!" it says. "[Special offer for santas]" Initially horrified by this idea, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Snack EOS Gives New Twist to Greek Fare

    It's been a decade since Aquavit alums Dennis Chrysanthopoulos and Adam Greene first opened Snack Taverna down in the West Village, and the pair says they've really enjoyed becoming part of that neighborhood. But when they started toying with the idea of launching another venture, they began explori ... More >>

  • 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

    October 1, 2013

    The 10 Best Thai Restaurants in NYC

    A decade ago, the average New Yorker would be hard-pressed to name 10 destination-worthy Thai restaurants, but as the city's collective palate has expanded, so too have the options for regional cuisines from Southeast Asia; fiery, sour Northeastern Isaan flavors seem to be in particular abundance th ... 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 >>

  • News

    August 7, 2013
  • News

    June 19, 2013
  • 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

    March 25, 2013

    Garbage - Terminal 5 - 3/22/13

    Better Than: Practicing your '90's nostalgia with Mark McGrath's cruise-replacing tour. Garbage had never played Terminal 5 before. "This feels like how a venue is supposed to feel," proclaimed lead singer Shirley Manson before a sold-out show at the Hell's Kitchen venue Friday night. With the way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    10 Best Dive Bars in New York, 2013 Edition

    Everyone has a favorite dive bar. The best ones are cheap, sticky, and unpretentious, with questionable bathrooms and a rogues' gallery of regulars. They make perfect spots to talk to strangers, get in fights, or bury a broken heart. Some of the greatest holes-in-the-wall have been shuttered -- Mars ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Restaurants Near Barclays Center, Brooklyn

    You're about to ascend the stairs from the subway to the new Barclays Center, where you'll attend a show you've been anticipating for some time. But you've left yourself time to eat first. Where can you get a great meal, either sitting down or on the fly, within easy walking distance of the venue?

  • Music

    October 24, 2012

    THOR: The House That Rock Built

    In a city teeming with music schools for kids, one stands out

  • 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 19, 2012

    Tunnel Burglar Hit With Whopping 28-Year Prison Sentence -- And He Didn't Even Kill Anyone

    *UPDATE* We've compiled a list of what McAleese stole that would warrant such a lengthy prison sentence. Ribs and Saki are involved.When 43-year-old Shawn McAleese was tunneling his way into Manhattan businesses to steal stuff earlier this year, he probably didn't think he could potentially face mor ... More >>

  • 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

    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

    May 4, 2012

    Q&A: Le1f Talks The Influence Of Ballroom And Working With Das Racist, Spank Rock, And Nguzunguzu

    Over the past few months, Le1f—a rapper and producer who wrote his undergraduate thesis on "Subversion in Post-WWII Performance"—has been an increasingly unavoidable presence in and around the city, playing alongside everyone from Greedhead labelmate Big Baby Gandhi to London trap-rave p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Our 10 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants

    New York City has a lot to offer when it comes to Middle Eastern cooking. If you know where to stop for a meal along the city's few Arab strips or even in fancy neighborhoods, you'll find a wide range of the region's typical cooking including grilled meats, honey-drenched pastries, savory flatbreads ... 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 16, 2012

    Our 10 Best Late Night Eats in New York City

    New York is the city that never sleeps and never stops eating, no matter what hour of the day -- or night as the case may be. While it's true that a lot of the foods consumed after midnight are of the drunk pizza variety, the city boasts many 24-hour restaurants that serve some damn fine fare. Her ... 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 >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2011

    NYE Guide: Dance

    Parties you'll remember the next day

  • 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 7, 2011

    New York City for Nerds: The Ultimate Map

    Our friends at BuzzFeed have created a map for nerds -- "The Ultimate Nerd Guide To New York City" -- drawing on the combined knowledge of the nerd collaborative, a/k/a, the Internet. They're calling it "a guide to New York City that's actually useful for once," and, truly, it is kind of special. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2011

    Nanny Sarah Swymer Talks About Reviewing Manhattan's Parks

    ​Sarah Swymer isn't just a nanny; she's a blogging nanny on a mission to review every park in Manhattan before the end of the summer. As she explores the borough's parks with her two charges, Lexi and Annie Lee, she posts some information and a rating between one and five "slides" on her site, ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Columns

    June 29, 2011

    'Hot In Cleveland' Gals Sex Up NYC!

    Sitcoms' oldies talk about their new golden years on TV Land

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Tia Keenan to Return With the Make Room

    Tia Keenan is on the Make.​In September 2009, curd nerds throughout the city reacted with shock and dismay to the news that Tia Keenan had left Caselulla. Called a "force to be reckoned with" by none other than Anne Saxelby, Keenan arguably put the Hell's Kitchen restaurant on the map thanks t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2011

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

    ‚ÄčNational 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 1, 2011

    Battle of the Dishes: $1 Pizza Faceoff. (Because We're Cheap Bastards This Week)

    Victoria BekiempisA nice slice for the price at 2 Bros?​ This city's cash-strapped college students and munchie-minded revelers might not be so well fed today, were it not for a kindly businessman by the name of Abdul Mohammad. Around 10 years ago, so the story goes, Mohammad wanted to make s ... More >>

  • 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

    February 7, 2011

    Is the Hell's Kitchen "Pyramid" the Craziest New Building in NYC?

    Rendering, via Bjarke Ingels Group​New York has no shortage of architects outdoing each other in ugly, ostentatious, or just weird. Remember the guy who wanted to make empty lots look like icebergs? As such, Bjarke Ingels' building planned for West 57th Street shouldn't really surprise us, but ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 5, 2011

    Octogenarian Showstopper Rules New York!

    Revived: Marilyn Maye and Sally Kellerman. Clubs aren't dead yet, either.

  • Columns

    November 24, 2010

    Kim Kardashian: "I Love Being 30 and Single!"

    She's 'empowered'; Dan Choi's having fun; Joan Collins is showing slides

  • 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

    March 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    'Weekend at Bernie's' Check Scam Foiled

    It's not exactly a victimless crime considering that David J. Dalaia and James O'Hare traipsed around the streets of Hell's Kitchen with a corpse and were trying to defraud taxpayers and the U.S. government by cashing a Social Security check on behalf of a dead man. But if the two senior citizens ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    September 5, 2006

    The Continental Drifts

    An East Village staple evolves, but dies a little in the process

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