Hudson Valley

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    This Weekend's Five Best Food Events

    Fall is the most glorious time of the year in New York City, so get out and enjoy the things that are going on around town. Start with one of these events.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Find Affordable Round-the-Clock Nostalgia at Hamilton's Luncheonette in the Village

    Recently, the owners of West 4th's Cafe Minerva opened a shiny new corner luncheonette and soda shop called Hamilton's (51 Bank Street, 212-661-1515). Forget the usual flair and picture menus, this is the good old days filtered through a runway lens. Celadon accents offset bare white walls for an al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Here's Meadowsweet, Polo Dobkin's New Restaurant in the Old Dressler Space

    After stints in the early 2000s at Manhattan restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Polo Dobkin crossed the East River into Brooklyn, where he ran the kitchens at Dumont, Dumont Burger, and then the Dressler, where he worked for six years, netting the restaurant a Michelin star while he was at it. He met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    An Early Taste of Daruma-Ya, Now Open in Tribeca

    A few weeks ago, Laura Shunk paid a visit to soba master Shuichi Kotani to learn the secrets of the then-forthcoming soba at Daruma-Ya (428 Greenwich Street, 212-274-0428), which opened earlier this month in the former Greenwich Grill space above Sushi Azabu. The space is largely a holdover from Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Sugar Flower Cake Shop Owner Amy Noelle Finds Inspiration in Flowers and at The Frick

    It was the summer breaks and early weekday recesses that led then high school math teacher Amy Noelle to sign up for cake decorating class, where she quickly discovered she had a knack for baking -- and family and friends quickly took notice. "I have five nieces and nephews, and I started making the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    In 50 Foods, Edward Behr Guides Toward Greater Deliciousness

    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

    January 27, 2014

    What the Hell Is Going On, Weather Edition: Arctic Front Expected This Afternoon

    What in God's name are we supposed to do with this weather? I ask you. This morning, we were all waffling over whether it was safe to change out of our Hoth-weight coats and back into something built for merely freezing temperatures. That gamble paid off: it was in the upper 30s to low 40s this morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Early Highlights From Butter Midtown

    In November, we chatted with chef Alex Guarnaschelli about the opening of Butter Midtown (70 West 45th Street, 212-253-2828), the chef's second location of her beloved downtown dining hub, which closed its doors earlier this year for renovations. To ease the inevitable anticipation that has been bui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Pick Up a Pint of Fall: Adirondack Creamery's Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

    Adirondack Creamery's pumpkin pie ice cream, explains owner Paul Nasrani, is based on an old recipe he procured from his mother--and it eats as if he liquefied one of her final products and then froze it and churned it into this cold treat. Rich and creamy, it's redolent of nutmeg, cinnamon, and, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Empire State of Wine: 10 Great Bottles from the Finger Lakes and Niagara Escarpment

    As spring continued dragging her feet last week, New Yorkers traipsed through snow flurries to drink wine. Nothing new there, except that the second annual NY Drinks NY was in town, offering imbibers a taste of local wines. I focused my efforts on the Finger Lakes and Niagara Escarpment, two regions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Carrot Waffles at Oceana, Plus Tiny Desserts at La Mangeoire

    Bucket Mondays at Prospect Fort Greene's Prospect will open on Mondays starting March 18. "Bucket Mondays" will celebrate simple home-style cooking from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and the bar will stay open even later. A pared-down menu will feature a whole fried poussin, cornbread, homemade cole slaw, and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: 50% Off Wine, Cider Week

    Monday, October 8 Half Off Wine. Today is Columbus Day and Lulu & Me is celebrating with 50% off all bottles of Italian wine. Varietals include Pecorino from Cataldi Madonna in Abruzzo and San Michele Pinot Grigio from Alto Adige. Pork Feast. Starting Monday and continuing every Monday thereafter ... More >>

  • Film

    September 12, 2012
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    December 8, 2011

    Eve Biddle, Co-Director of the Wassaic Project, On Its Past, Its Future, and Its Fundraiser Tonight

    It's the holidays and time for nightly benefit parties. This month, we'll be circling back to non-profits and art groups we've talked to through out 2011 as they gear up for their annual shindigs. Today we're talking to Eve Biddle, the Co-Director of the Wassaic Project, which is having a silent au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    In Praise of Heirloom Apples: the Golden Russet

    Dating to 1849, the Golden Russet is a real New York apple. Everyone has a favorite apple or two. Kids love Red Delicious for their sugary flavor and bright red color. Gourmands crave Granny Smiths because they have hard, tart flesh and can be used to make crisps that retain their apple-y texture. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Terroir Aims for Wine Bar Domination; A Look at Cider Week

    ​An upstate New York small business owner is trying to break into the breakfast market with his product, Muesli Fusion, now available in health-food stores in four states. [NPR] With its third location in Murray Hill, the Terroir wine bar mini-empire is announcing its plans for domination, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Fleisher's Meats Now Has Its Own Beefy Blog

    Gary Grogan/Flickr via The Butcher's Case​Fleisher's Meats won't open its Park Slope store until Sept. 22, but it's already making its presence known by way of a new blog. Called The Butcher's Case, it came online on August 30th to "help our new neighbors in Brooklyn get familiar with what Fle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Pour George, Goodbye to Wall Street Burger Shoppe

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bravo Gianni, a go-to Midtown Northern Italian, has closed after nearly 30 years in operation due to the chef and owner, Gianni Garavelli, suffering a stroke. [NY Times] Cosmos Diner, which ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2011

    First Blueberries of the Season Appear in Abingdon Square Farmers' Market

    ​Sweet, sweeet blueberries, at $5 per pint. The first farmers' market blueberries appeared today at the Kernan Farms stall in the Abingdon Square farmers' market. How did they do it, a full month before the fruit usually appears?

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Acme Bar & Grill Will Be a "New, More Upscale Restaurant"

    ​Earlier this week, Acme Bar & Grill owner Bob Pollock confirmed to us that is partnering with the Indochine/Kittichai team in the restaurant replacing Acme, which had been a Great Jones Street fixture for 25 years. Today, Pollock contacted us with the following statement about "Acme's evoluti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Brooklyn Flea to Go All Foodie with Smorgasburg

    ​ For some, it doesn't matter that the Brooklyn Flea is full of cool handmade jewelry, weird old apothecary jars and bottles, vintage clothes, eyeglass frames, records, furniture made from reclaimed wood, and countless other oddities. For some, it's all about the rows of stands dedicated to fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    New Amsterdam Market is Having an Oysterpalooza!

    flickr/Allerina & Glen MacLartyShuck 'em!​Get ready for some shucking and slurping: It's going to be an oysterpalooza on Saturday, April 9 at New Amsterdam Market!

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    10 Inches of Snow Possible on April Fool's Day

    "L" is for WHAT THE FUCK?​Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not a joke. Not ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 29, 2010

    Karloff Brings the Good Life to Brooklyn U.

    No hacky sacks, but plenty of hearty grub on Court Street

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Butter Queen of Brooklyn Churns Out the Good Stuff

    The First Ladies of butter​ Yes, Brooklyn foodism is reaching an apogee of somewhat annoying proportions, but one new company stands out as a worthwhile addition to the larder: The Butter Queen of Brooklyn, which sells a variety of flavored butters.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Fat Pants Friday: Breezy Hill Orchard's Cranberry Walnut Square

    ​ The Union Square Greenmarket has no shortage of pumpkin- and apple-endowed treats right now, but while we went there earlier this week fully intending to eat at least one of them, we were instead swayed by the unassuming cranberry-walnut square pictured above.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    La Bella Torte Opens Holiday Pop-Up Location in Williamsburg

    Cannolis popping up.​You might know La Bella Torte as one of the vendors at the ever-so-short-lived Greenpoint Food Market. Chef-owner Joe Glaser will soon also be recognizable as a contestant on TLC's Cake Boss spin-off, The Next Great Baker. Tomorrow, November 9 through December 31, you'll b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    The Great Hot Dog Hoax: Daniel Angerer's 'Brats--Dogs & Wieners'

    ​The $8 hot dog at Brats--Dogs & Wieners Daniel Angerer - chef of the pretty-good restaurant Klee Brasserie - made a big splash a few months ago by offering customers a taste of cheese allegedly made from his wife's breast milk. At the time, I called it a hoax, asserting that it would take wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Brooklyn Farmacy Brings Eggs, Cream to the Brooklyn Flea This Saturday

    Saucy Salad/FlickrBridge to the land of milk and U-Bet.​It's been more than a year since Sarah waged a battle of the egg creams between Russ & Daughters' and Katz's, but both Nikki Cascone's forthcoming Octavia's Porch and the folks at Brooklyn Farmacy are giving us all sorts of reason to want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Dish No. 79: Vanilla Malted at Brooklyn Farmacy

    Alex Van BurenThe classic, plus a little anarchy.​Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: A vanilla malted milkshake ($5.10) at Brooklyn Farmacy (513 Henry Street, at S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Scenes From A Mid-Summer Greenmarket

    Tiny, sweet sugar plums from Tree-Licious Orchard out of Port Murray, NJ​Because of our unusually hot spring, most produce is arriving early this summer. That means that the last of the cherries are now overlapping with the very first tomatoes and corn--and it means that today is a very good d ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2010

    Your Summer Live-Jazz Cheat Sheet

    Options abound for fans of all inclinations and bank accounts

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    The Fuss Over Foie Gras: Thomas Keller Accused of Animal Cruelty

    daveness_98/flickrDe-liver me.​The question of whether or not foie gras is torture earned our own Sarah DiGregorio a James Beard Award nomination. But her writing chops would probably be lost on the folks from the Animal Protection & Rescue League. The organization and several other animal rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Chasing the White Dog Author Max Watman Talks Hooch, Cocktologists & the Metaphysical Hangover

    Dream (and moonshine) chaser Max Watman​In his book, Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw's Adventures in Moonshine, Max Watman traces the history of distillation in America, from the Whiskey Rebellion to today's rogue bootleggers and artisanal moonshiners. Along the way, he learns how to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Locally Produced Bootlegger Vodka Coming Soon to a Liquor Store Near You

    New York gets a new, old-timey vodka.​There's been a lot of talk about the backlash against the backlash against vodka lately. The supposedly odorless and colorless spirit may not be the antitheses to the current cocktail culture Renaissance, after all. So, go ahead and let yourself get excite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Thomas DiNapoli, State Comptroller: Tax Take Down, Wall Street Bonuses Up, Pension Fund Healthier

    ​State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reports that New York sales tax revenue went down last year by 5.9 percent versus 2008. And city sales tax collection declined even in the spender's paradise of New York City, by the same percentage. (It was worse elsewhere: in the Lower Hudson Valley collect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Super Bowl XLIV Ads Mediocre; Michelle Obama Fights Child Obesity

    ​Wal-Mart is testing the idea of switching to private-label spices by replacing McCormick products with its own generic brand in some stores. The chain is currently responsible for 11 percent of McCormick's sales. [Wall Street Journal] Weight loss success stories marketed by such fast-food ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    I, Locavore: A First Look at Lucy's Whey in the Chelsea Market

    ​In line with locavoric principles, the cheese-eating public has shown a greater interest in cheeses produced in our part of the country, which means New York and New England. Of course, this is partly due to the efforts of Anne Saxelby at Saxelby Cheese, but ideas like this are infectious and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Beach Eats, Food Trucks & Stadium Snacks

    ​Hungry Girl heads to the new Yankee Stadium to scope out tasty low-cal foods and finds Lobel's Steak Sandwich (464 calories), Nathan's Grilled Chicken Sandwich (380 calories), and cotton candy (175 calories). [NY Times] The Hudson Valley, once known as New York's "breadbasket," is full of gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Mad Men Has the Right Stuff (to Drink); A Good Year for Peaches

    ​Late-night revelers are still "discovering" the halal food cart at 53rd Street and Sixth Avenue, which was started in 1992 by Mohamed Abouelenein, who wanted to serve taxi and limousine drivers sick of hot dogs. [NY Times] Cocktails are a vital element of the AMC series Mad Men. Drinks histo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    What Is the New York Foodshed, Anyway?

    galleyslave/flickrNot the New York foodshed. In an article he wrote for the Huffington Post last week, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer outlined his plans for making food policy a priority for city government. Among the initiatives he mentioned was a city "foodshed...consisting of far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    David Chang on Foie Gras

    Eater has a very thoughtful piece by David Chang about serving foie gras in his restaurants. Apparently, an activist stopped by Ko to tell Chang that his group would start to picket the restaurant if he didn't stop serving the liver. Chang has been to Hudson Valley Foie Gras farm, (so have I) and fe ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2009
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    February 25, 2009
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    November 24, 2008
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    July 8, 2008

    What's For Dinner?

    William's mom is making roast beef.

  • Columns

    December 19, 2006

    Urban Buttgirl Meets Rural Right

    And the holidays won't be the same

  • Specials

    September 14, 2004
  • News

    March 7, 2000

    Shock Corridor

    How a Long-Dormant Law Could Spark a Hudson Valley Power Plant Boom

  • News

    January 26, 1999

    Mind-Body Problem

    UFO research teeters between science and insanity

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