The Rocket is a pleasure.
Three new spots try the other Thai
Forget the baked potato, haricots verts, and creamed spinach. Today's restaurants put as much emphasis on creating creative sides as they do on rolling out an entree list--and as a result, those accoutrements often steal the show. Head out and give these five a try, a sampling of some of the most in ... More >>
Soulayphet "Phet" Schwader may have grown up in the midwest--Wichita, Kansas, to be precise--but his upbringing centered on preserving traditions from Laos, his homeland. A Laotian community thrived in Wichita, he explains, and so in addition to traveling around the country with his Laotian soccer t ... More >>
Grab-and-go lunch places are sparse in Tribeca, Soulayphet "Phet" Schwader noticed as he built out recently opened Khe-Yo, a restaurant that pays homage to his native Laos. "In this neighborhood," he says, "you have a choice between Chipotle or a bodega." Or, as of yesterday, Vietnamese sandwiches ... More >>
You can travel the culinary globe here in New York City, but until just two days ago, you'd be hard pressed to find Laotian food. "I've lived in all the boroughs except the Bronx and Staten Island," says Soulayphet "Phet" Schwader, executive chef of just-opened Lao spot Khe-Yo at Duane Street and We ... More >>
Even noodles get the blues
A spin-off in Elmhurst outdoes the original
Potato balls, we mean. At a new Lower East Side Dai spot.
This week in the Voice, out today, Eric Sundermann headed to Hoboken, where he chats with San Diego-based Crocodiles, which is performing at 4Knots: "In 2009, they released their debut, the bedroom-recorded, grungy Summer of Hate. And even though Endless Flowers is only the band's third full-length, ... More >>
Scrumptious nuggets of resilient duck, almost like a cross between pork and lamb, but not quite; pungent herbs like mint and scallion; a tart dressing that assaults the tongue and produces a pucker; red onions provide a lingering sweetness; and a token amount of crudite such as sliced cukes ... More >>
Rebecca MarxA little Isan in the East VillageWhen we heard that Zabb Elee had replaced the very mediocre Le Da Nang, we were very excited, primarily because we live within walking distance of the restaurant and the East Village is in need of some Isan (the region of Northern Thailand near Lao ... More >>
• Elizabeth Taylor was late to her own funeral, because she asked to be. She was laid to rest in L.A.'s Forest Lawn Memorial Park yesterday in a ceremony that began 15 minutes late at her stipulation. Westboro Baptist, who'd threatened to picket, did not appear. Taylor shares a "large, mult ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 11, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 45 Why do they still march? By Robin Reisig Why are you marching? I ask the only three blacks who had showed up at the assembly point for blacks, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and Asian-Americans. Why? I a ... More >>
The Isaan Larb salad at Lotus of Siam (click to enlarge) Larb (also transliterated "Laab" and "Laap") is doubtlessly one of the best-known dishes from the Isaan region in northeast Thailand, which lies adjacent to Laos and Cambodia. On home ground, the salad is made with duck, pork, or river ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 29, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 17 The vets & Mayday By Robin Reisig WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A man in dirty green was shouting at me in a language I didn't understand. "Dung lai!" Someone said he was asking for my identification. I said I di ... More >>
Even the back window of a car can provide a tantalizing clue. Andy S. asks: Robert, how on earth do you come up with the unusual restaurants you review? In other words, where do you get your tips?
No pig's blood, but plenty of flavors on 34th Street
Brigitte LacombeGourmet may be dead and buried, but last night's party at A Voce Columbus for Ruth Reichl's Adventures With Ruth didn't feel like much of a wake -- as guests knocked back wine and uni crostini, the deceased was barely mentioned. Reichl, accompanied by the show's executive prod ... More >>
Steak Laos at Thai Pavilion is an exercise in upscaling fusion, pretty to look at and tasty, too, but lacking a certain zing. Last week Counter Culture assayed a quartet of unfamiliar Thai restaurants located somewhat off the beaten path in Astoria and Woodside. While some extended our unde ... More >>
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