John Mariani

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    A Taste of the Gastronomic Options in the Bronx

    Last week, Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. and Baron Ambrosia hosted Taste of the Bronx, a sampling of restaurants from around the borough. The Baron, whose real name is Justin Fornal, is the Bronx's official culinary ambassador and self-proclaimed "quaffer of culinary consciousness," who ros ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    And Now, the Answers to Our 2013 News Quiz, Plus the Super Smart Contest Winner

    At the end of 2013, before our collective spirits had been broken by the endless Polar Vortexes inflicted upon us, we extended a challenge to you, our readers: show us what you remember about the past year in news. Our 2013 news quiz brought in lots and lots of people willing to take that challenge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Mozzarella in Carrozza, Italian or Italian-American?

    The app called Carrozza at East Village pizzeria Nicoletta is Dish #8 in our countdown. Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Mozzarella in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Tomorrow, Hear Grant Achatz Talk About His Life on the Line

    ​There's an excellent Fresh Air interview with Grant Achatz on the NPR website that's more than worth 43 minutes of your time, but those who would prefer to hear the chef talk in person about his new memoir, Life, on the Line, should get themselves over to the Mid-Manhattan library tomorrow ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Esquire Really Thinks You Should Be Eating in Manhattan

    ​The end of the year did not mean the end of the listicles: only a few days into 2011, Esquire critic John Mariani has released his "Where You Should Eat in New York City Right Now " round-up. What do his seven picks, which include Lincoln, Adour, Lavo, and the Upper East Side pizzeria San Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Esquire Chooses Its 20 Best New Restaurants

    John Mariani tells us what to put in our mouths.​When he's not busy trading insults with Anthony Bourdain, John Mariani busies himself eating a lot of food for Esquire. The fruits of his labors can today be seen in Esquire's annual best new restaurants list, published in its latest issue. Mari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    When Grown Men Call Each Other Names Part II: John Mariani v. Anthony Bourdain

    South Park​In his latest book, Medium Raw, Anthony Bourdain spews a predictable amount of vitriol across wide swaths of the food world. One of his numerous targets is John Mariani, the Esquire critic who Bourdain terms "a professional junketeer" and "one-man schnorrer." Mariani has responded w ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006
  • Dining

    December 28, 2004

    Fool's Gold

    A Park Slope trattoria adds new recipes to the repertoire