Last weekend, the lights went up on a once-barren, 24,000-square-foot lot on the Long Island City waterfront that's been transformed into a technicolor weekend flea and food market. Over the course of the summer, the market will showcase a rotation of vendors, merchants, and entertainers, including ... More >>
Over ninety vendors and thousands of visitors showed up for the overwhelmingly successful launch of the LIC Flea & Food this weekend, which commandeered a lot overlooking the Long Island City waterfront at 5-25 46th Avenue. And one of the most anticipated merchants showed up on Father's Day with a f ... More >>
It's been such good year for eating in New York! Here, the Fork team looks back at some of the very best things we ate in 2012, from rice porridge with uni in the West Village, to dreamy cheese fries upstate, and homemade bread pudding. Share your best bites in the comments or tell us about them o ... More >>
Please don't sail away.If you happen to read French, you can check this Canoe article for the latest news on everyone's favorite Montreal chef, Hugue Dufour, and the team from M. Wells. While there's no news on when and where the diner may reopen, it turns out that M. Wells will install itsel ... More >>
No one homeNo word yet on when M. Wells will be back up and running -- or even where exactly, although it will likely be in Long Island City -- but that doesn't seem to have owners Sarah Obraitis and Hugue Dufour too worried. They send around word today they they'll be taking their show on th ... More >>
All's well when M. Wells is manning the stove.M. Wells isn't quite ready to reopen just yet, but if you've been missing Hugue Dufour's kooky cooking as much as we have, here's some good news: he and wife Sarah Obraitis will be manning the All-Clad Food Truck in Long Island City this Sunday, S ... More >>
VICE Munchies, the two-year-old Web series that has trained its lens on the likes of David Chang, Andrew Carmellini, Brooks Headley, and Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis, has just kicked off a new season with an episode featuring Wylie Dufresne. As per the series's usual format, the chef ha ... More >>
Le FoodingSome of the faces you'll see at this year's eventThis fall is filled with food and beverage-centric events (hey there, Brooklyn Pour), but one of the most innovative is the annual extravaganza from Le Fooding, the Paris-based French food-guide-and-festival group, which will be hosti ... More >>
Better than America's?Food Network Canada might sound like a joke -- remember the hubbub over horse meat on Top Chef Canada? -- but its shows might actually be better than the U.S. Food Network's. Why else would we be importing so many of them?
M. Wells is succumbing to the reportedly outrageous demands of its landlord at the end of August, and as you might expect, it will go out with a bang. Owners Sarah Obraitis and Hugue Dufour wrote in to Diner's Journal with the news that "beginning this Saturday at 8 p.m. and all other Fridays ... More >>
Robert SietsemaWe'll always have offal.Alas! It seems that M. Wells is not long for this world.
Montreal makes another tasty incursion into NYC, courtesy of Gabe Stulman
MetromixNoah Bernamoff and his wife, Rae Cohen.Yesterday, Noah Bernamoff spoke with us about his plans for Mile End, the phenomenally successful smoked-meat mecca he opened a little more than a year ago in Boerum Hill. Today, he talks with us about his grandmother's recipes, keeping tradition ... More >>
Dessert enthusiasts may insist that 2010 was the year of the pie, but M. Wells' Hugue Dufour would like you to know that the meat pie is eternal. Called the tourtière and a fixture of menus throughout Québec during the winter months, it's currently being served at Dufour's Long ... More >>
A trip up over the border to the great French north
What is that heavenly scent?Here in America, November is all about Thanksgiving. We spend the whole month talking about that big turkey dinner we're going to have at the end of it. But in Quebec, Thanksgiving is already over and done with. November instead marks the beginning of tourtière se ... More >>
CHOW.comThe lovely lobster mushroom.Although there's still no sign that M. Wells will be opening for dinner anytime soon, the restaurant will be extending its hours tonight in order to serve its customers a menu featuring mushrooms harvested from the Gaspé peninusla, Québec, and ... More >>
telequebec.tvMehdi Brunet-Benkritly, avec un chapeau.Between M. Wells, the meat, the bagels, and now, the Fedora, New York is tasting more and more like Montreal these days. Florence Fabricant reports that Gabe Stulman has hired Medhi Brunet-Benkritly to helm the kitchen of his soon-to-open r ... More >>
Behold, a bi-valve.John Bil is a Prince Edward Island oyster-shucking champion whose renown has spread through Canada and all the way down to the pages of The New Yorker. This Thursday, Oct. 7, Bil's prodigious talents will be on display in Long Island City, where M. Wells chef Hugue Dufour w ... More >>
Tobie Marier-RobitailleHugue DufourYesterday, we talked to Hugue Dufour, chef-owner of M. Wells in Long Island City, about what makes his diner so special and when we can expect to be able to eat dinner (and drink wine) there. Today, he talks food, sex, and why New York needs more foie gras. ... More >>
foodnetwork.caHugue Dufour, in shaggier days.Our Man Sietsema pronounced it mere weeks after it opened: M. Wells is home to "some of the most innovative cooking in the city." Quite a claim for a diner in Queens that's only opened till 3 p.m. (for now). So, just how is chef-owner Hugue Dufour, ... More >>
750g.comThe mighty, meaty tourtière. Having already bestowed poutine and Montreal bagels upon us, New York's French-Canadian expat population is about to bless us with an arguably even greater gift: tourtière.
Christine CikowskiWhen the weather turns cold and holiday season kicks into full gear, in French Canada the masses turn to meat pie. Not those modest Cornish pasties found in England, but those super-pregnant beefy tarts with their perfect little vent holes we remember from weekday afternoon ... More >>