It can be extraordinarily expensive to eat out in this town, yet most of us head to a restaurant (or online to Seamless) for every meal. Save a few pennies with this week's round-up of cheap eats, which includes Korean fried chicken, a cheap plate of pasta, and a Vietnamese delicacy.
If fancy, serious, romantic meals make you want to lose your lunch, opt out of the candlelit steakhouse meal this Friday and sink your teeth into something messy, suitable for fun-loving couples who've been together awhile or pals that are treating the evening like just another night. Because nothin ... More >>
New Yorkers are blessed with such a variety of dining options (not to mention fleets of delivery men prepared to bring them takeout from every corner of the city), so they may overlook the opportunity to actually use their kitchens. But if you're using your oven for storage space, that's a shame: Th ... More >>
Offering relief from the sweltering summer.
One more hate crime and New York City will earn its "Hate Crimes" merit badge. NY1 is reporting that yet another anti-gay bias crime has gone down in Koreatown. The man allegedly verbally attacked one of the victims before kicking one of them in the shoulder. After the assault the man took off dow ... More >>
Qu'est-ce que c'est at Tous le Jours? Manhattan's Koreatown has been remaking itself at breakneck pace over the last two years, as Korean food finally approaches mainstream in New York. There are food courts, barbecues, tofu parlors, upscale formal restaurants with views of the city skyline, and, ... More >>
This week, our critics were equally charmed by a petite French bistro and a bustling Bowery tapas joint. Robert Sietsema dug into a mussels poutine at Three Letters in Clinton Hill, while Tejal Rao scooped up hearty bites of paella at Cata on the Lower East Side. Will the professionals go back for ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in January.
Burgers aren't just patties on a bun at newly opened Smokey Burger Organic in Midtown West. The new lunch spot offers burgers of the elk, crab, bison, lamb, salmon, and even ostrich variety, not to mention the boring beef, chicken, and turkey options. The menu claims all the ingredients are ammonia- ... More >>
Piping hot and brought to the table bubbling, the squid and crab soup is a formidable lunchtime feed. Korean restaurants can be rather expensive, and a dinner at one of 32nd Street's barbecues will run as high as $50 or more per person if you really want to satisfy yourself. But nearly all the big ... More >>
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 >>
You can thank Mr. Fish for this giant lunch. [See more Revisits: Perry St | Barbuto | Daniel] No sooner had the ink dried on the print edition of the Counter Culture review of Food Gallery 32 -- Koreatown's fabulous three-level fast food spot - than reports were coming in about stalls in the comp ... More >>
Tejal Rao hits up French country-bistro fare at Calliope in the East Village. Although there were a few glitches in the service, she is overall impressed: "Pity the person who orders the roast chicken, a breast covered in a glorious, impossibly golden skin, beside a cigar of rich, confit-stuffed cab ... More >>
What we've been up to this week at Fork in the Road: News from Singapore: a mashed potato machine in their 7-Eleven. Is this New York's most expensive [normal] hot dog? We found it at Daniel Boulud's Epicerie Boulud up near Lincoln Center. We list out the top ten doughnuts in New York. Lauren ... More >>
Wild adventures in a Koreatown food court
This week in the Voice, out today, Araceli Cruz and Steven Thrasher tell the tale of landlord Moshe Samovha's bad Upper Manhattan building and the lone resident who fought for better living conditions: "This is a landlord who has acted with impunity for decades, content to let the city repair his bo ... More >>
This all could be yours... As the price of ramen has spiraled due to its hipness, it's hard to find a cheap bowl anymore, and what was once the least expensive foodstuff, beloved of college students, has become almost a special occasion dish. But there are a few holdouts...return with us now to th ... More >>
Getting down with Meatless Mondays is pretty easy, but truth be told, for the die-hard carnivores in the crowd, cooking with tofu for the first time can be intimidating. Should you use firm or extra firm? Stir-fry or scramble? Why is some tofu tasteless, while others smack of fresh soy? Well, As ... More >>
Lauren BloombergEnough soda options to give you an anxiety attack. Or a sugar high.If you happen to be strolling into the Fulton Street McDonald's late at night (because that's the only time you eat fast food right?), you may be shocked to discover that the soda fountain is missing. It isn't your ... 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 >>
And so the games have come to an end. I was, indeed, eating at HanGawi, the Koreatown restaurant that offers all sorts of vegan and vegetarian dishes, not to mention an extensive gluten-free menu. The pictured dish is the mountain vegetables and greens, chock full of healthy, veggie goodness.
OK, so everyone's guessed that I'm eating at a Korean restaurant, which is correct, but no one's named the spot so far. So here's a clue to help you all out with this week's Where Am I Eating?
In Koreatown, bibimbap -- veggies, chili paste, beef, and a fried egg served over rice -- often comes crackling in a stone bowl.
Niallkennedy/FlickrJapan's answer to flapjacksCorinne M. asks: Hi, I'm looking for decent okonomiyaki that's not made in a stall or a cheapish restaurant (i.e., not the place on 9th Street, or Sunrise Mart). There used to be a restaurant near Grand Central that had this. I miss it. Know of a ... More >>
Could petit fours be the next cupcakes? Probably not, but here's hoping. [Wall Street Journal] Todd Wilbur, a recipe hacker, has spent years trying to decode restaurant chains' most famous recipes. [NY Times] France has banned school and college cafeterias from serving ketchup with anything but fr ... More >>
Savagecorp / FlickrRob Z. Asks: I am fascinated by Korean food due to watching Korean dramas. I have made a dish or two at home but would love to try out an actual restaurant. I don't eat non-halal food but will eat fish and everything else that is not meat. And would love if it is cheap a ... More >>
Woo Lae Oak is the latest restaurant to fall victim to lease renegotiation: after 12 years at 148 Mercer Street, the upscale Korean restaurant will close its doors at the end of May.
'Tis Friday afternoon, and time for a look at the week that was ... Roberto Santibañez talked about his cookbook, his torta concept, and his Cinco de Mayo plans. A battle of the Park Slope Passover macaroons between Trois Pommes and Sweet Melissa. Our 10 Best Things to Eat at the Chelsea M ... More >>
An amazing spread of pan chan is only one of Kunjip's lures. Nearly all the two dozen or so Korean restaurants in Manhattan's Koreatown offer some sort of lunchtime special, often priced at one-third to one-half what a regular meal would cost, and usually incorporating extra freebies.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Vai, the Upper East Side spot that just got a Soho outpost, has closed. The building is reportedly being torn down. [Grub Street] Café Flo in Astoria did not survive a four-alarm blaze that r ... More >>
Isnt bean curd the blandest substance on earth? Not on your life!
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema enjoys the French bistro fare at Goat Town; Lauren Shockey takes a tour of a revitalized Mulberry Street with stops at Rubirosa, Torrisi Italian Specialties, and Balaboosta. Sam Sifton awards one star to La Petite Maison: 'This scene is not, obviously, for ev ... More >>
Photo courtesy Hooni KimHooni Kim, Business Man and ChefYesterday we spoke with Danji chef Hooni Kim about merging French culinary technique with Korean flavors. Today he shares his wisdom with young chefs who want to own their own restaurants.
feedmytummy.comWings of DesireThe heyday of Korean Fried Chicken might be over, but one can never really have too much KFC in one's life. Which is a good thing, since Korean chain Kyochon is celebrating the one year anniversary of its Koreatown flagship location with a chicken wing eating co ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. American Trash, a biker bar located on the Upper East Side, is closing after 22 years in business. [Grub Street] The East Village pizzeria Apizza has shuttered. It tweeted its permanent closur ... More >>
New York PostSteve, go take some happy pillsThe New York Post's Steve Cuozzo is at it again, this time with a rant about all the things that bother him about New York City dining. Specifically, he gripes against restaurants that don't take reservations, restaurants that do take reservations ... More >>
Chantal MartineauBone-in this. 'Tis soup season, and there is no shortage of good brothy bowls to warm you in this town. The growing number of great ramen joints comes to mind. But when it comes to the kind of wet cold that gets in your bones, like the kind that soaked through so many socks y ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater rounded up 10 eyeball-searing New York restaurant signs. And, yes, Pulino's does make the list. Grub Street wondered why McDonald's Japan gets all the fun burgers? Midtown Lunch documented the internet buzz over Koreatown's new Food Gallery 32. Serious Eats liste ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyLast Friday, we checked out Food Gallery 32 (11 West 32nd Street, 212-967-1678), the massive (15,000 square foot) food court located in the heart of Koreatown. Food Gallery 32 only opened last week, so it's still a work in progress (Red Mango has yet to open its stall), but the ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater rounded up 10 famous New York restaurant names found outside the city. Grub Street chatted with Bon Appetit's new editor-in-chief, Adam Rapoport, who thinks he says "tasty" too much. Midtown Lunch got excited about the lineup at the forthcoming Koreatown Food Gall ... More >>
The new Sigmund Pretzel Shop on the Lower East Side was opened by pastry chef Lina Kulchinsky and partner Tricia Wancko. Expect small batch, hand-twisted pretzels, plain or dressed up with spreads and dips, both sweet and savory. [Always Hungry] Sushi UO has opened on the Lower East Side with 23-ye ... More >>
VICE Media and its online video network, VBS.tv, have introduced a series of mini-documentaries about chefs and other food personalities called MUNCHIES. In proper hipster form, its first webisode stars F-bomb-dropping David Chang, his equally potty-mouthed Momofuku cookbook co-author, Pete ... More >>
The Han Ah Reum Korean market on the 32nd Street Koreatown stretch is, as far as I have found, the best Korean grocery in Manhattan. (There's a bigger, better Han Ah Reum in Flushing, the neighborhood with the most delicious things per square mile.) The Manhattan Han Ah Reum branch manages to squee ... More >>
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