It was during her time in an investment banking role helping startup companies launch when Batter & Cream (86 West 12th Street, 917-496-4947) founder Elizabeth Fife realized her own entrepreneurial ambitions. "I think that kind of planted the seed," she says. "I quit my job and I started baking, pur ... More >>
If you want a hot dog, why don't you just eat a hot dog? [See More Annals of Absurdity: Rats for Dinner: Don't Worry, They're Gourmet | Open A Watermelon Using Rubber Bands] Nobody, it seems, is happy with how things taste or what they look like anymore. Here are two cases in point. From Herr's - ... More >>
I used to look down on dinner theater in my uptight city slicker way, but nowadays I'm givin' in! After all, it brings stagecraft to the midland masses, and to coerce them to come and enjoy a show, it provides dinner too. And the food serving stops well before showtime, so the performers aren't hi ... More >>
John MooneyJohn Mooney flanked by lettuces It seems like everyone's a locavore these days, and while many people talk the talk, it's another to find chefs who actually walk the walk. One who really champions the philosophy is John Mooney, whose restaurant Bell Book & Candle (141 West 10th S ... More >>
Geno's may not be the best, but it is the most garish purveyor of Philadelphia's famous cheesesteaks. My great good luck in chasing down eats in Baltimore a few weeks a go led me and a pal to make a brazen assault on Philadelphia this weekend.
Mayor Bloomberg's new election strategy seems to be an egregious display of his own power. His office announces that he will stage a massive outdoor rally on the West Side of Manhattan at 8 p.m. on September 15 -- just before the polls close in the Democratic Primary. He has also endowed with $1 mil ... More >>
Earlier this afternoon, the Times' The Moment blog kicked off the first installment of Grass Fed, a new bi-monthly column featuring the "culinary ramblings" of former "25 and Under" critic Peter Meehan. Meehan, who's also the co-author of the forthcoming Momofuku cookbook, spends his maiden voyage r ... More >>
From around the web: If gas prices remain so high, Bloomberg’s failed congestion pricing legislation may still achieve its desired results. Since gas prices rose above $4, subway ridership has increased 6.5 percent while both the MTA and Port Authority reported a 4.2 to 4.7 decrease in traffic t ... More >>
Two thriving Greenpoint dance clubs vie for Polish nightlife supremacy
Stars descend on a dying town in hopes that Cleveland rocks the vote
Bush and Kerry mount full invasions of Pennsylvania
Dr. Randell Mills says he can change the face of physics. The Scientfic Establishment thinks he's nuts.