Lan Sheng

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Where to Eat Near the Holiday Markets, Christmas Trees, and Skating Rinks

    Unless you're a total Grinch, this can be a pretty magical time of year to be in New York City -- the Big Apple really brings its A-game to decorations, holiday markets, and festive events, and if you can stomach the crowds, it's worth seeking them out so they can tug on your old holiday spirit hear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    What Is New York City's Spiciest Dish?

    Today is, apparently, national hot and spicy food day, and you're not properly celebrating if your meal isn't making you feel like you're about to spontaneously combust. Where, you ask, should you go in this city for volcanic heat?

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Is Bunny the New Bird in NYC?

    Gee, it doesn't quite look like fried chicken, does it? Fatty 'Cue's fried rabbit with spicy vinegar dip Is rabbit the new chicken? Well, probably not! But Fork in the Road has been encountering rabbit all over New York menus in the last few months, and it seems to be more than a fluke. It all sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Our 10 Best Sichuan Restaurants in NYC

    Braised whole fish with hot bean sauce at Grand Sichuan House When Sichuan sailed into town in the '70s, it was spelled Szechuan and the food was a pale evocation of one of China's foremost regional cuisines. If chili oil was used, it was just a drop, and the sole vector of a timid spiciness was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Where the Bands Eat: Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear and More

    Kim Erlandsen​ Want to sip cocktails and eat with the Arcade Fire? Unless you are already an awesomely talented, famous musician, too bad! What you can do, however, is sit and subtly stare at them from a few tables over while eating deconstructed Ni├žoise salads and sipping glasses of Bulleit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    National Chinese Restaurant Awards Ceremony Slights New York

    ​This obscure restaurant near the corner of 16th Street and Seventh Avenue -- which advertises a combination of Sichuan and Vietnamese food -- was declared one of the best Chinese restaurants in the country in the inscrutable "Top Chefs & Owners" category. This past Sunday, correspondent Bil ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 20, 2010

    Best of NYC: Our Critics List Their 10 Favorite Dishes

    Robert Sietsema, Sarah DeGregorio, and Rebecca Marx recap their respective years in food

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Andrew W.K. Has The Best Idea for a Restaurant Ever.

    Mike LumAndrew W.K.​Most people know Andrew W.K. from the hit singles off his first album, 2001's I Get Wet, which included "Party Hard," "She is Beautiful" and "I Like to Party." If you sense that he's a fun guy who likes to party, then you, sir or madam, are correct. He parlayed his passion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Our 10 Best Fish Dishes

    Seattle Weekly​Today, in honor of Good Friday and Passover, we bring you a list of the 10 best fin fish dishes in the city. We've left shellfish and cephalopods for another day, and tried to choose plates in which fish star, rather than play in the ensemble--so you won't find your favorite as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? Lan Sheng

    Lan Sheng's cold sliced conch in chile oil​Thanks to all the clever commenters who played this week's Where Am I Eating? Yes, the pictures shown--rabbit with pickled chiles and conch in chile oil--were eaten at Lan Sheng, the relatively recent Sichuan addition to midtown, situated on the sam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Pics From Lan Sheng: New Sichuan in Midtown

    ​ While I was working on the review of Lan Sheng, a new Sichuan spot on 39th Street, the restaurant become unexpectedly embroiled in a labor dispute, which may or may not actually concern it. Read the whole story in my column this week. But about the food, there is no debate--it's good, and oc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Under Review: DiGregorio at Lan Sheng; Sietsema on Dining Trends of the Aughts

    This week in the Voice, Sarah DiGregorio discovers delicious, authentic Sichuan and a labor dispute at Lan Sheng. Our Man Sietsema rounds up the decade's best dining and drinking trends (Neapolitan pizza! Ramen! Beer!). Sam Sifton revisits La Grenouille, pronouncing it "a classic French restaurant. ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Wu Liang Ye Violates U.S. Labor Laws, Is Owned By Chinese Government

    The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York charged that the Wu Liang Ye branches on 39th Street and 86th Street (restaurants which were owned by the Chinese government) repeatedly engaged in unethical labor practices, including violating overtime and minimum wage laws. The judgment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    The Early Word: Scenes from Lan Sheng, Sichuan in Midtown

    Chengdu braised fish ($20)​Lan Sheng opened its doors about a month ago, seemingly unafraid to compete with Schezuan Gourmet, which occupies the same block. As reported by Serious Eats, the chef here trained in Chengdu for years, and the sous chef came from another Midtown Sichuan spot, Wu Lia ... More >>