A couple of days ago, Zachary Feldman penned a list of drink orders that tell everyone you're an asshole. Some examples? Tipples like craft beer or spirits in the wrong kind of bar and novelty shots (except for Jell-O). But a few readers thought he left some of the most asshole-y drinks off.
Like every recreational activity, drinking has its share of snobs, slobs, and Average Joes. But one demographic the act of socially swallowing alcohol has in spades? Assholes. Hell, drinking practically turns people into them. So what can you, the putty-like, doe-eyed imbiber do to avoid becoming an ... More >>
No, it's not chicken wings with quinoa. Or Jell-O and caviar. Or Lucky Charms with pesto sauce. Or foie gras chow mein. It's that old standby, Genoa salami and provolone cheese. I sauntered into an upscale grocery mart on Sixth Avenue in the 50s the other day and happened upon that very product (a ... More >>
Robert Sietsema is at Chao Thai Too, maybe one of the best Thai places in the city. He notes that they serve blood Jell-O "interspersed with pork meatballs, and crispy stir-fried frog legs flavored with basil (pad kra prao kob). Gnaw on these, and you might never go back to chicken wings." Tejal R ... More >>
A spin-off in Elmhurst outdoes the original
The blood sausage called gyuma at Tibetan restaurant Phayul We may be on the culinary frontier here, but you don't have to be a vampire (or a mosquito) to appreciate blood as an ingredient. What can it do? It thickens stews and helps puddings set. Rich in protein, it can be coagulated into shapes ... More >>
Monaco it isn't, but Jamaica's new casino is a steal
Yesterday, Fork in the Road put up a quiz, asking you to match up expressions that represented hash house lingo of the 19th century, and diner slang of the 20th, with the names of the dishes that engendered them. Now here are the match-ups.
Bed-Stuy restaurant Do or Dine has more in common with Spain's El Bulli than you may think. It's fairly difficult to get to. Both restaurant's figureheads (Justin Warner and Ferran Adrià, respectively) are keen on whimsically named dishes. And each restaurant is fond of spherification. Wh ... More >>
I've been keeping this place a personal secret for way too long, and it's starting to make me feel selfish. Even more selfish than usual. So let me urge you to try Food Gallery 32 (11 West 32nd Street), a three-floor food court in the heart of Koreatown where, past the Red Mango on the way in, the ... More >>
smallhandbartender.blogspot.comMore architectural element than food, jellied cranberry sauce from a can has long been an immutable fixture of the Thanksgiving table. There is no worse holiday for the true foodie than Thanksgiving. Cooking it is like being trapped in a crashing rocketship, ... More >>
As the woman in the Pac-Man costume can attest, hypothermia causes paradoxical undressing.Bad news, attention-starved women and vain men: That skimpy costume you've been planning for your big Halloween bash tonight isn't going to work in this weather. "Slutty Henry Kissinger" might have been ... More >>
Want to know how to attract "millennials" to your restaurant, (that's customers aged 16-34)? Well, try introducing small plates -- they love to snack -- and new technology and healthy food. [Nation's Restaurant News] Big Green Eggs, the original brand of ceramic kamados available in the U.S. ... More >>
George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>
Ever order a gin and tonic, only to watch the bartender take his sweet time? Don't you just want to fry the bastard with a laser? Good news! You can make a laser out of the very gin and tonic he is taking forever to mix. Popular Mechanics has the process of how to turn happy hour into laser h ... More >>
The Way We See the WorldSo jiggly, so meta.Given the developed world's fondness for combining vodka with Jell-O, it was only a matter of time until someone figured out how to pour vodka into an actual glass made of Jell-O.
That tinny, sad sound you hear is the sound of the bottom of the barrel being scraped by the manufacturers of Whipped Lightning, a booze-infused whipped cream that is now being targeted to college students mourning the loss of Four Loko. It's got an 18 percent alcohol content, comes in nume ... More >>
A psychedelic rainbow of ways to get high We recently reported that holders of medical marijuana permits in California were not confined to consuming their medicine as buds, hashish, or brownies, but could legally acquire the drug in the form of freshly baked raspberry crisps and lollipops, ... More >>
Props to EV Grieve for finding this charming piece of historical memorabilia that seems to prove -- as if we needed evidence -- that college students have pretty much forever been annoying to tired adult people who've only gotten more tired spending their days in offices and/or dealing with c ... More >>
Bring your own props to 4Play
Good enough to eat?Jell-O artist Sam Bompas, known along with his partner Harry Parr for their elaborate and architecturally detailed jiggling constructions, is now touting a new line of products that's more art than food: Occult Jam, including a milk jam infused with a sample of Princess Dia ... More >>
We don't think you're ready for this jelly
ThrillistSouth Houston's dining roomThrillist reports, and a phone call confirms, that South Houston opens today at West Broadway and Grand in Soho. It's one of a torrent of new Southern-style eateries, including Seersucker and Peaches HotHouse in Brooklyn.
stevendepolo/FlickrHello, Jell-OLet it be said that there is no food too small or too quotidian to get its day in the amateur cook-off sun. Case in point: the GSS Jell-O competition, which on June 26 will celebrate its second year of existence.
LolLost The fated day is almost upon us: This Sunday is the series finale of ABC's beloved tropical clusterfuck, Lost. If you've yet to find your ideal finale viewing party bar, now is probably the time to figure it out. Do you prefer island-appropriate mixed drinks? Or perhaps a city-wide scavenge ... More >>
Love fish sticks? Why not coat them in chocolate for superior deliciousness? Chefs vie daily--in restaurants and, especially, on TV--to create striking new foods, with food scientists backing them up in industrial laboratories across the country. You'd think everything had already been inven ... More >>
WaldoWardI'm serious! Who's the genius who first thought: "If you take a minced pimento and stick it in the hole of a manzanilla olive, then throw in some water, salt, lactic acid, sodium alginate, guar gum, and calcium chloride, you've got the most delicious party treat since cocaine?" The ... More >>
Sometimes crime is just tragic. Tragic like Hamlet. Tragic like Jell-O. Tragic like, in fact, the case of the Clements, an East Northport couple in their 60s arrested yesterday for purchasing packages of Jell-O pudding mix, filling them with sand, and returning them to the store for refunds, ... More >>
Could Jell-O be the perfect food in these tough economic times? At $1.09 for a box of Jell-O or $1.59 for a box of unflavored Knox gelatin, it's cheaper and easier than many desserts. [Salon] The recent comprehensive review of organic food that resulted in the conclusion that it's not more n ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. It's been just over a year since the lord first commanded your Crap Archivst to ... More >>
We like to pride ourselves on how progressive New York is, but a recent study shows that upscale restaurants prefer to hire white male wait staff. Applicants with similar resumes were sent out to apply for jobs over the course of a year; whites were twice as likely to get hired. [Reuters] Scientist ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Recipes From Old Cape Girardeau Author: Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, MO Date: 1977 ... More >>
Here's a quick roundup of some of the other stories in today's papers. Oink, Oink Brooklyn Assemblywoman Diane Gordon is on trial for bribery, and the News is having some fun with Gordon's, ahem, stature. The lead for the story is "PIGGY, PIGGY, PIGGY" (in all caps in the print edition), and there ... More >>
Hate Us or Love Us is weekly look at the cyberlove and cyberhate that people show the Voice in that magic place called cyberspace. Bonnie Ruberg compiled this week's edition. Look for it every Friday. The New York Post joins Michael Musto in reconsidering the leather men of Cruising. Meanwhile, H ... More >>
Unconventional swordplay and vamping, plus blind items that will make you go blind
Sub Pop punks serve hot pop nuggets on a blustery Brooklyn night
Sweet 'n' Tart Café says bye-bye forever
Sam Adams' record-breaking brew: Actually a fine spirit?
Our intrepid reporter returns to Texas to sample the real thing
Alternative Spaces Migrate to Survive