Back in 1983, when Little Italy was still a neighborhood, Ciao Bella began scooping gelato on Mott Street, and it's been a fixture there ever since. And just weeks ago, it celebrated 30 years in business with a free gelato party at the Old School on Mott. That's a major milestone, so we caught up wi ... More >>
L'Arte del Gelato occupied a slot of the West Village for seven years, serving up cups of soft, pliable gelato festooned with tiny trowels to sizable crowds that packed the tiny address each warm night. But in April, the pair of proprietors of the business parted ways, and in June, Salvatore Potesti ... More >>
Joe Isidori brings Italian family cooking back to Carroll Gardens
On the Upper West Side, Screme offers all sorts of playful mix-ins with the frozen product -- but it is good enough to make our top 10? What is gelato? Isn't it the same thing as ice cream? No, it's not. By strict definition, the product is much lower in fat -- averaging 8% rather than the minimu ... More >>
All throughout June, Chef Kenny Tufo at Casa Nonna is celebrating the Italian region of Campagnia, home of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, with a special four course menu highlighting the dishes and fresh ingredients of the area. He provided us the recipe for tagliatelle con molecche picatta, a fresh ... More >>
Balls! At Craftbar (900 Broadway, 212-461-4300), chef de cuisine Lauren Hirschberg has introduced a special prix fix menu to celebrate the restaurant's 10-year anniversary, including dishes such as white anchovy bruschetta with leek confit, soft-cooked egg and lemon aïoli, and Pecorino aranc ... More >>
Osteria MoriniMichael White, making movesMichael White's sure been busy, opening rustic-chic Osteria Morini just a little over a year ago, followed shortly thereafter with his fancier prix-fixe Ai Fiori (not to mention also launching Al Molo in Asia). No question that the man has a way with ... More >>
Eighty Four on Seventh recently announced a new dinner menu and launched its first bar menu. Chef Aaron Fitterman shares a recipe from the appetizer section this Columbus Day. Pancetta-Wrapped Blue Prawns offer a little Italian twist on this classic starter. "This simple appetizer showcases the lux ... More >>
Rebecca Marx When the weather is this revolting, only two things motivate our dessert preferences: how cold the dessert itself is, and how much air-conditioning we can bask in while we make our purchase. For this reason, Il Laboratorio del Gelato has become our go-to in the last week or so.
Stu_Spivack/Flickr It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and p ... More >>
Robert SietsemaBetween its ever-shrinking footprint and the boutique owners whose delicate sensibilities are offended between the San Gennaro Festival, Little Italy has taken its fair share of knocks in recent years. And to add insult to injury, the neighborhood's merchants are saying that Ea ... More >>
flickr/u m a m iThe fast way to la bella figuraIacopo Falai isn't the only one creating an Italian mini-mart these days. Sergimmo Salumeria, a new shop devoted to Italian cured meats, regional cheeses, pastas, olive oils, prepared dishes, and panini is set to officially open at 456 Ninth Ave ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Given the sudden onset of warm weather and the accompanying specter of people not wearing socks, we decided to celebrate by taking a trip to Il Laboratorio del Gelato.
shoppingblog.comIt's Eataly, not ItalyGrist has a really interesting article about Eataly, noting that it embodies "The Caper Problem," which occurs after all the ingredients on one's shopping list have been placed in the shopping cart and the customer realizes he has forgotten the capers (or ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
Flavio/FlickrJust as the commercial kitchens of Long Island City may provide a measure of respite for the laid-off, it seems that Italy is also doing its part for the newly unemployed.
This week's New York adds its proverbial two cents to the compendium of year-end dining round-ups with its mammoth Where to Eat in 2011 issue, billed as an "annual survey of everything you need to know about New York City's restaurant scene right now."
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>
Risotto alla Milanese con Ossobuco Casa Lever in the Lever House building opened about a year ago, a venture of the Sant Ambroeus restaurant group. There's modern art on the walls and traditional Milanese-inspired dishes on the menu. Executive chef Mario Danieli shares the recipe for one of h ... More >>
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: the mozzarella, tomato, and basil focaccia at Eataly (200 Fifth Avenue).
Mmm, potassium. For last week's Fat Pants Friday, we praised the considerably beauty of the Blue Stove Bakery's cherry pie. This week, we've crossed back over the river to consider the merits of the first cousin to the pie, the tart. Specifically, the banana tart Karen DeMasco bakes at Locan ... More >>
Maine seafood risottoThe best way to celebrate Valentine's Day on Sunday was to head over to Marlow and Daughters, where a pickup truck parked on the curb dispensed frozen bags of Maine sweet shrimp, and also sold scallops, lobsters, and crabs. The shrimp shares are a part of Port Clyde Fresh ... More >>
If you want to catch The Mentor Project at Cherry Lane Theater, or a Flamenca performance at Lucille Lortel Theater, you can grab a substantial dinner at Employees Only before the show. The cocktail bar and restaurant has just instituted an early bird prix fixe, with seating at 6 p.m., for those who ... More >>
Armani / Ristorante 5th Avenue has announced the appointment of new executive chef Roberto Deiaco, formerly of the storied Rainbow Room. Deiaco, aided by consulting chef Lorenzo Viani of Ristorante Lorenzo in Tuscany's Forte dei Marmi, is implementing a new brunch menu featuring a Frittata wi ... More >>
Margherita pizza from Two Amys Pistachio gelato from Dolcezza This weekend, one-forth of Fork in the Road was hanging around our nation's capital and ate some good food along the way. Two Amys is D.C's answer to Keste, a pizzeria certified by the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association-- ... More >>
O'Barone just opened three weeks ago, in the old 360 spot on Van Brunt in Red Hook. It's owned and operated by chef-owner Fulvio Leone, who hails from the northern region of Lombardy, Italy--but his mom comes from Austria, hence specials like pork schnitzel. The room is simple and inviting, with a ... More >>
Lamb stew alla Romana Second Helpings from Union Square Cafe by Danny Meyer and Michael Romano was published way back in 2001, but we think that the book is worth a second look. Union Square Cafe , opened in 1985, was Danny Meyer's first restaurant, serving seasonal, New American-Italian food tha ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily discovered a new book entitled The Obama Menu: Dining with Barack Obama, which compiles menus, photos, quotes, and recipes for dishes that Obama may have eaten. EMD was hardly thrilled by the spoiler alert, though: "Multiple appearances by food guru Alice Wat ... More >>
Savarese Bakery lies under the D tracks in Midwood, Brooklyn, and has done so for a long, long time. According to its website, Savarese was founded by the Savarese family from Naples, Italy in 1918. The current owners, Mario and Cathy Giura, purchased it in 1962. Even among the best Italian-Ame ... More >>
Photo borrowed from School Lunch Talks School Lunch Policy, which has relaunched its website under the banner School Lunch Talk documents how school lunches differ around the world. Basque chicken thigh with herbs, red and green bell peppers, and olive oil in France; zucchini risotto and mozzarella ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Tom Standage, business editor at The Economist and author of An Edible History of Humanity recently told Gourmet how he came up with the idea for his book: "Whe ... More >>
The margherita pie at Cataldo's (click to enlarge) Cataldo's--a new Italian restaurant at Vanderbilt and Dean on the fringes of Prospect Heights--is hard to figure out. It's so brightly lit, that it shines like a beacon to cars zooming by on Atalntic Avenue one block away. While this may be go ... More >>
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