This week, Robert Sietsema introduces his meal of crossing-bridge-noodles at Tribeca's Lotus Blue through a Yunnan folktale. Further uptown, Tejal Rao reminisces about the highs and lows of restaurant staff meals before exploring the Upper West Side's new Mexican comfort-food restaurant, Cocina Econ ... More >>
By Katie Bain On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s ... More >>
Everybody knows I'm a movie-favorite monster
Good news, Voice faithful: we've got a new film editor!Please join us in welcoming Alan Scherstuhl to the Voice.Alan is a longtime critic and editor with "too many degrees and cities" under his belt. He's covered theater, film, books, and news around the country, including some incredible rants in L ... More >>
A favorite Sichuan place brings its fire to a new nabe
Invented dialect spoken here... New York City is famous for several schools of what might be called waiter's lingo, or lunch counter slang. In the 19th century hash houses of the city - where a nickel bought a full meal that often included a plate of beans - a steak might be called "slaughter in t ... More >>
Cosby responds, via Humans of New YorkToday on the topless beat: From the blog Humans of New York (and photographer Brandon Stanton) comes a tale of two breasts and a man we all can't help but associate with our childhood and hideous but fascinating sweaters. Yes, we are speaking of Holly Van ... More >>
With nothing between you and the sugar and artificial flavoring, lollipops have long been a Halloween favorite. Halloween is America's number one candy holiday -- way ahead of Christmas, and slightly ahead of Easter. Kids dream about it for weeks beforehand, and spend weeks afterward parsi ... More >>
Like the sign says, Dukes Bar-B-Q in Walterboro, South Carolina. The pig on the front lawn isn't real, but the people are. In two trips to South Carolina in the last decade, I've spent much of my time crisscrossing the state and looking at the barbecue there. Yes, sometimes just looking at it.
by Chris Chafin Karen PlemonsRock Yard: The Growlers, Japanther, The Death Set, Cerebral Ballzy, The So So Glos, CSC Funk Band The Morgan Sunday, August 7 Better than: The all-ages punk shows you went to in middle school. Standing in the dirt parking lot of The Morgan in Bushwick for yest ... More >>
Wiz Khalifa w/Big Sean, Chevy Woods Central Park Monday, July 25 Better than: Hanging out with your parents. In September 2008, Wiz Khalifa stood onstage in front of less than ten people on the Bowery, the whole of Crash Mansion abandoned after performances by Mickey Factz and Charles Hamilton. ... More >>
In somewhat predictable but still discouraging news, Community Board 3 last night rejected Todd Patrick and Phil Hartman's proposal for a restaurant/performance space at 34 Avenue A.
Camille DoderoThanks to Camille Dodero for spotting this sign in the window of Williamsburg stalwart Driggs Pizza.
Following today's news of his involvement with the new performance venue that's planned for the old Mo Pitkin's space on Avenue A, Todd Patrick gave us a call to clarify a few things.
The film MetropolitanThursday's New York Times features an article on Native Society, a collection of about 400 "preppy young men and women, mostly friends from the Upper East Side," who started a secret club so they can dress up and look down on people. It's like any social gathering in New ... More >>
Enjoy a romantic meal of the Peruvian cow heart kebabs called anticuchos at Lima Limon. Let's face it. The tried-and-true methods of celebrating Valentine's Day have outlived their usefulness. A romantic restaurant? Forget it. The prices have been jacked up for awful prix fixe dinners, featur ... More >>
Microcosm PublishingZinn FoerMilkshakes meet mind control, acid dropping, and American hegemony in Michael Hoerger and Mia Partlow's new book, Edible Secrets: A Food Tour of Classified U.S. History, which makes the case that food and government conspiracy go hand in hand.
Plus other unrepentant doings at this new Northern Italian joint
That's Dean & DeLuca's Robert Lambert cake on the left, Myers of Keswick's Bryson's of Keswick cake on the right. Ah, fruitcake. Not only is it the red-headed stepchild of the Christmas table, it is also its Cher, seemingly impervious to time and a model of eerie self-preservation. The two s ... More >>
It's the townhouse of raw firefly squid
Whole Foods reported that second-quarter profits had more than doubled, raising its full-year earnings forecast. [Wall Street Journal] The popularity of Tom Colicchio, Gordon Ramsay, and Anthony Bourdain has taught chefs to indulge their fiery tempers. [NY Daily News] A new study suggests t ... More >>
Radiohole cracks open Milton and Douglas Sirk
Let there be light meals! Welcome to our choice summer fare.
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
In a couple of posts yesterday, we credited the mother of Rush Limbaugh with authoring a recipe titled "Under the Sea Salad," a ghastly ooze combining Jell-O, Miracle Whip, and canned olives that looks something like what was left over when that one Gremlin got stuffed in the microwave.Thanks to the ... More >>
Praising outstanding new hip-hop records sadly subsumed by Weezymania
Our man Sietsema and the Night Tripper duke it out at Brooklyn Sichuan
Woozy '70s kozmik grooves, brought to you by that guy who hates hip-hop
Quiz show: Two books reveal the pleasures and perils of trivial pursuits
Kinky new Flushing Thai offers oddball cuisine collection
Punk's ever-expanding perimeter encompasses two protest bands
Awful poems sought and found: From spam to Google, flarf redefines random
Next-Big-Thing Rappers Arrive With Wheeze, Breeze, and Cheese
'Ally McBeal' Uses Ancient Oriental Secret
Advice from the ball circuit: 'This category is about your face, not your booty. Now ride your broomstick out of here, baby gorilla.'