In theory, I should love wine bars -- I drink a lot of wine, and I often trade evenings in my dinky, NYC apartment for nights out. But I often cringe when I hear the term, since every restaurant proprietor takes poetic license to call their beverages a "wine list" and their establishment a "wine bar ... More >>
Going out to dinner in New York City can be an expensive endeavor, with entrée prices clocking in at $30. But you can eat four-star food at a fraction of the price: Cook it yourself using the restaurant's cookbook. Now, cookbook love is like any other type of love -- wildly subjective. Yet some of ... More >>
The Piglet, Food52's tournament of cookbooks, which is modeled after The Morning News' Tournament of Books, has released this year's bracket, with many New York City chefs and cookbook authors in the mix. The Dutch chef Andrew Carmellini's American Flavor, New York Times writer Melissa Clark's Cook ... More >>
And now, a look back at what was on the menu here at Fork in the Road this week.
Bottoms up... it's Friday!
We weighed in on that ever-important question: how much should you tip?
We rounded up Our 10 Best Beer Bars in the city.
The Extraordinary Cookbook author Stefan Gates explained how ... More >>
Photo courtesy Kurt GutenbrunnerKurt Gutenbrunner brings Austria to New York.
Yesterday we spoke with Kurt Gutenbrunner about the meaning of "neue" cuisine and the release of his just-published cookbook. Today he tells us more about his restaurants and why it's not so much the type of food t ... More >>
Photo courtesy Kurt GutenbrunnerSample Kurt's food at the Neue Galerie or from Neue CuisineKurt Gutenbrunner is a busy man. Not only does he run the show at acclaimed Austrian restaurants Wallsé, Café Sabarsky, and Blaue Gans, he just last week opened the beer garden at the Standard Hotel ... More >>
Not long ago, the museum cafeteria was where you lunched on sad ham-and-cheese sandwiches while resting your weary feet after gallivanting through crowded exhibits. No more. New York City boasts not only some of the best museums in the world, but also some of the top museum eateries, offering up e ... More >>
What could be more festive (or cost-effective) than a Peking duck dinner?
After you've tied the knot, it's time to get something to eat. While Chantal Martineau will be offering you some restaurant wedding packages tomorrow in our 10 Best series, here's a simple annotated list of good plac ... More >>
Leo SchneemannWe're betting the first time you ordered the Grüner, you felt pretty cool. The crisp, oftentimes brilliantly acidic wines helped put Austria on the map, but the country has since expanded beyond white wines. Why not try a Blaufränkisch or Zweigelt? Or even a pleasantly mineral ... More >>
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Chef Saul Bolton teams up with Dogfish Head Brewery for a celebration of traditional Irish cooking with a Nouveau ... More >>
Robert SietsemaIkea: Good for cheap furniture and cheap food, like this meatball plate.
Shopping can be an exhausting activity, and not just for one's wallet. Which is why it's so great when stores have on-site restaurants and cafés. Instant refueling to induce more shopping! So for this ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyCrabmeat with marinated fennel
Although its bona fide Austrian roots must please chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, the Swarovski store in SoHo is an unlikely setting for a full-blown restaurant. Yet we stopped by Café Kristall (70 Mercer Street, 212-274-1500) last week while holiday sh ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
The Navy Yard Cocktail Lounge, which has been called the "Scariest Bar in Brooklyn," has closed, and the space appears to have been taken over.
Moe's bar, a Fort Greene mainstay, ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
Montenapo has a new owner. Gennaro Sbarro has reopened the Midtown West restaurant with Kevin McGee, formerly the executive sous-chef at Eleven Madison Park, at the helm.
Eleven Madison Park sous-chef James Kent and his commis, Tom Allan, will represent the U.S. at this year's Boc ... More >>
Erin Gleeson/The New York TimesCafe Katja's Andrew Chase, second from left.
Two years ago, Andrew Chase and Erwin Schrottner opened Cafe Katja, a tiny Austrian restaurant and wine bar on Orchard Street serving big flavors and high spirits. Chase and Schrottner, who previously both worked at t ... More >>
Yesterday, we chatted with Jimmy Carbone about the history of his East 7th Street bar and restaurant, Jimmy's 43. Today, Jimmy talks beer, bacon, and his favorite New York meal.
At Jimmy's No. 43 you offer more than 40 beers--do you have a favorite?
Well, it depends on the season. I actuall ... More >>
The ranks of chef progeny who enter the restaurant industry just grew a little bigger: Diner's Journal reports that Jean-George Vonghericten's daughter, Louise, has been made the junior manager at her dad's Mercer Kitchen. She's in good company --
We like to complain about the myriad ways in which chefs pimp themselves out these days, but Time Out has taken the practice to a more literal place. This week's dating section features 15 restaurant and chef types who're looking for love of the non-corporate persuasion. If you've ever wondered what ... More >>
SauceSupreme/flickrEater brings word that Kurt Gutenbrunner, the illustrious Austrian behind Cafe Sabarsky, Wallse, Blaue Gans, and the Upholstery Store, will be in charge of the food program at the beer garden attached to the Standard Hotel. Details of the menu are not yet forthcoming, but i ... More >>
The Museum of the City of New York is getting in on the speakeasy craze with an outdoor speakeasy every Wednesday, set in a newly opened section of the museum that overlooks Central Park. Tell Them Jerry Sent You features drinks from the Prohibition era, although the point isn't to have a secret bar ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>
photo: kg-ny.comWith all the fun stuff taken out of Sudafed these days, the right soup can be (or at least seem) just as effective when fighting off this season's super bug. This week, Kurt Gutenbrunner, the chef and restauranteur behind Cafe Sabarsky, Blaue Gans, and the Michelin-starred Wallse, wa ... More >>