Here we are once again at the start of a whole new month (can you believe it's August already???), not to mention a brand new round of Where Am I Eating? But the rules of the game remain the same: Take a look at the picture below and tell me the name of the restaurant that serves the feature ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyOne of the few cheese-less dishes at Beecher's -- the Cellar We had popped into cheese mecca Beecher's on its opening day and checked out the grub at the shop's ground-level café. Enjoying our sandwich and mac, we recently ventured back in for a visit to sample the food ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThink Coffee on the left, MUD Truck on the rightOn a day like today when the temperatures swell to unbearable levels, one mustn't spend much time outside. And if one must venture out into the steamy streets, it better be for an iced beverage. Spending more than five minutes o ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyComing soon to University Place More downtown restaurant openings coming soon. The first, a "Greek taverna," will be opening on University Place and 11th Street. Construction is still under way, so most likely this cavernous spot won't open for a couple more months. But Ivy B ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyEric Ripert sure can cook salmon. It's only Tuesday and we've already come to the end of this week's Where Am I Eating? An interesting range of guesses this week, but the pictured dish -- barely cooked wild salmon with asparagus "risotto," smoked pistachio pesto, and salmon roe ... More >>
Where oh where am I eating this week? That's the question of the hour -- at least if you're playing Where Am I Eating?, Fork in the Road's weekly picture guessing game. As always, take a look at the photograph below and name the restaurant that features the pictured dish. Leave your guesse ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyFreedom beans just doesn't have the same ring...Green bean fries are kind of amazing. Like, are you trying to justify your consumption of fried fare by throwing a little greenery into the mix? Because, honestly, you might as well be eating potatoes. And the tempura green bean ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThree different types of protein for breakfast? Yes, please!Another week, another fun round of Where Am I Eating? A lot of good guesses, especially Weather Up, which serves a similar dish of cold fried chicken and oysters. But only Red Hook's Fort Defiance offers a menu item ... More >>
Lauren ShockeySome fine guesses coming in this week, but no one has pinpointed the eatery that serves the featured dish. Thus, a clue to help you out.
Oh, the joy of Monday afternoon. By which we really mean, the joy of Where Am I Eating?, Fork in the Road's weekly picture guessing game. To play, simply guess the name of the restaurant where the photograph below was taken. Leave your answers in the comments. The first person to reply cor ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyIf you don't want any namesake mussels, try this softshell crab sammy. Softshell season -- one of the tastiest times of the year -- is basically over, but you can still find some spots selling the crabs. The Mussel Pot is one such place, frying the crustacean and tucking it int ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThis roast carrot salad is a feast for the eyes ... and stomach. Given the bounty of veggie delights there, it's really hard to go wrong at locavore hot spot ABC Kitchen. But you will certainly never be disappointed should you order what's become the restaurant's signature dish ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyAnd that concludes another round of Where Am I Eating? I was eating at Despaña, the Spanish foods purveyor, which features a lovely little café in the back. The pictured dish was a tasty plate of warm chorizo with chopped chestnuts, all earthy, spicy, and porky.
Lauren ShockeyBaoguette Café offers a tasty chicken and sausage dish over rice, but is the restaurant good enough to make it into the top 10?While we do have plenty of banh mi peddlers, New York City isn't an enclave for Vietnamese expat communities, so it doesn't possess a bounty of full-sc ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyPerhaps following in the footsteps of Milk Street Cafe or FoodParc, it looks like Eighth Street will be getting a food court of its own this summer.
Lauren ShockeyThe Chipolata is one hefty sausageNew York City isn't short on hot dog vendors, but occasionally the dirty water dog just doesn't cut the mustard. For those times, Sausage Inc. (106 University Place, 212-414-4344) has come to the rescue. We popped into this recently opened sho ... More >>
Hope everyone had a good weekend of eating burgers and hot dogs and frolicking outside. The workweek might have begun again, but the fun still continues here at Fork in the Road. It's time to play Where Am I Eating?, our weekly restaurant guessing game. As always, take a look at the pictur ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyTreviso with vin cotto: bitter never tasted so sweetWelcome to the 2011 Edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike. Over the ensuing weeks, we'll be counting down our beloved eats, all leadi ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThree Cheers for Dim Sum Go Go's Three Star Dumplings Welcome to the 2011 Edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike. Over the ensuing weeks, we'll be counting down our beloved eats, all lea ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema gets a spicy surprise, namely "reconfigured Sichuan fare," at Tibetan café Phayul; Lauren Shockey discovers "totally passé eats" at The Astor Room. Sam Sifton approves of Empellón: "one of the more captivating restaurants to open in recent months, w ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyOnce again, another round of Where Am I Eating? has been swiftly conquered. This one was a tad easier than others, with only so many burrito joints in this town. I was, in fact, eating at the recently-opened West Village branch of Dos Toros, the Bay Area-style burrito peddler. ... More >>
Lauren ShockeySeafood burger, with bento sidesWhen a restaurant describes themselves as "an East Village dystopian-futuristic Asian roadhouse," there's only one course of action: Go. So that's how we found ourselves at Bento Burger, a new Asian-ish themed burger restaurant in the East Villag ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyAn international house of burgersAsian burgers really seem to be having a moment, don't they, with Danji's sliders, Social Eatz's burger'z, and Bento Burger in the fold? Well, you can now add one more shop to the roster. Burger House, a "Zen Grill," has opened at 820 Broadway, ... More >>
It's almost lunchtime. Are you getting hungry? Not yet? Well, maybe a little Where Am I Eating? food porn action will help whet the appetite. As always in our weekly guessing game, take a close look at the picture below and tell me where I'm eating. The first person to leave the correct ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyCheesemaking in ActionToday marked the New York City opening of Beecher's, the Seattle-based cheese shop, which took over more than 8,000 square feet of space just north of Union Square. A veritable cheese mecca? Obviously we had to scope out the scene.
Lauren ShockeyMountain Yam With Sea Urchin in Tomato Water Gelée and Hearts of Palm Tossed With Basil Miso When it comes to dining, taste is usually the most important factor. But the kaiseki meal, the multi-course procession of dishes aimed to capture all tastes and geographic region ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyQuite often when it comes to cooking, the tastiest food is the simplest available: a juicy ripe peach in the heat of summer, a bowl of spaghetti with tomato sauce, a plain steak thrown on the grill. And this holds true when it comes to seasonal veggies, too. So after stuffing ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyHave some fish on Friday, or every day!Monument Lane (103 Greenwich Avenue, 212-255-0155), the relatively new West Village restaurant that took over the old Day-O digs, has been quietly establishing itself as a spot for tasty, slightly upscaled comfort foods. And a recent visit ... More >>
Happy Monday, boys and girls! With a new week comes a new round of Where Am I Eating?, Fork in the Road's weekly restaurant guessing game. Take a look at the photo below and tell me the name of the restaurant where it was taken. Leave your answers in the comments. The first person to answ ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyStand on the left, BLT Burger on the right Over the past fortnight, we've been looking at some of the frozen delights that New York City has to offer. We've tried gelato and soft-serve, icy Asian delights, and good ole ice cream sandwiches. But we haven't yet examined the beve ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyEat this nowIt had been a while since we'd checked in on Num Pang, the Cambodian sandwich shop run by Ratha Chau. But while on a trek to nearby Stand for this week's Battle of the Dishes, we thought we'd pop in and check out what's been going on in their kitchen. And are we gl ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyBetter than the corner deli donut, that's for sure Even though there are a couple other outposts of Birdbath, City Bakery's eco-friendly peddler of pastries and snacks, it's always a happy day when a new one springs forth into the city. The newest location opened last month at ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyGet a slice of this at RubirosaEach week you continue to amaze me, Fork in the Road readers. You know your food like none other. Indeed, I was eating the tasty broccoli rabe and sausage pizza at Rubirosa, the newish pizza and red sauce joint on Mulberry Street.
Lauren ShockeyA big bowl of awesome Of all the frozen treats that exist, none might be more mutli-faceted than halo-halo, the Filipino delight that combines shaved ice, a motley of beans, tapioca, flattened young rice, a lump of purple yam, and evaporated milk. So when we saw it on the menu ... More >>
It's that time of day. The highlight of the day, one might argue. Yep, it's time to play Where Am I Eating?, our weekly restaurant guessing game. As always, take a look at the picture below, and tell me where I'm eating. Leave your guesses in the comments -- the first person to answer cor ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyMille-Feuille's on the left, Francois Payard Bakery's on the rightOh, little macaron. So many people love you, but refuse to admit it in public, now that pie curries today's culinary favor. Well, guess what - I still love you and am not afraid to profess my love. You charm me ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyHot food for a hot day Some people argue that spicy foods are supposed to cool you down on hot days, and if there was ever a day to test out this theory, it would be today. So with lunch on the mind, we set off for Xi'an Famous Foods, which has just opened a new branch at 60 Ba ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThe focaccina looks innocent at first ... Continuing with our coverage of this season's tasty ice cream treats, we come to the ice cream sandwich. A quality sweet sammy will lovingly shove scoops of ice cream between cookies (à la the maple-apple extravaganza from Coolha ... More >>
It's Monday, Monday, gotta get down on Monday. Everyone's lookin' forward to Where Am I Eating? Monday, Monday, getting down on Monday. Yep, it's not quite as exciting as the weekend, but today offers a new round of Where Am I Eating? Just like every Monday, look at the picture below and n ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyLots of sidewalk seating at the Highliner It was a sad day when the Empire Diner closed its doors last year, but what's gone certainly isn't forgotten. Tenth Avenue once again shines in Art Deco glory. Occupying the former diner space comes the Highliner (210 Tenth Avenue, 212- ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyTortilla Flats offers a nice shaded spot for dining, but is it good enough to make our top 10?Eating outside is one of life's great pleasures, but given the cramped quarters in this city, New Yorkers have to take what they can get: Ramshackle back patios, quirky roofs, and yes, ... More >>
Lauren ShockeySeems like Fork in the Road readers know their pies. I was, indeed, eating a slice of chocolate peanut butter pie at Pies 'N' Thighs in Williamsburg. And boy was it some good pie.
Back to the grind after the fleeting pleasure of a long weekend. Yes, it's hard being back at work, but a glimmer of hope shines through this afternoon: It's a new round of Where Am I Eating? You have a chance to win a totally cool cookbook, simply by naming the restaurant where the photogr ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyEvery day is Fry-Day! Earlier this week, we brought to light the advent of Chipsy and presumed that it would be offering up french fries to MacDougal Street revelers this coming summer. And now the owners have written in confirming that it will, in fact, be selling fried fare g ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyBBQ has some crazy colored tropical drinks and a loaf made out of onion rings, but will it make it into our top 10? Ah, Memorial Day weekend. The start of the vacation season. After months of interminable cold, you can now have summer Fridays, a wardrobe of white, and plenty o ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyHow can you argue with cleanliness and manti?MacDougal Street's a fickle lover, taking on new restaurants and spitting them out shortly thereafter. Though some recent newcomers like Thelewala and Saigon Shack have been cause for celebration, now comes a restaurant promising gre ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyHallo, Berlin!Get excited, ja, because Currywurst Bros. has finally opened, bringing the eponymous food to New York after being papered up for months. Always in search of a good sausagefest, we stopped by this weekend to check out the goods.
It's midday Monday, which means it's time to get cracking on the real work at hand -- that is, mastering this week's Where Am I Eating? Now's your chance to win an awesome cookbook. All you have to do is examine the picture below and tell me where I'm eating. The first person to name the r ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyChip-chop!For those lamenting the loss of the Hummus Place at 99 MacDougal Street, don't fret too much (after all, you do have another location close by on Seventh Avenue South). Chipsy is set to open in the space formerly occupied by Hummus Place.
Lauren ShockeyFind backyard bliss at Edi & the WolfBack when we wrote up our post on the 10 Best NYC Restaurants with Secret Gardens, we limited it to places whose gardens were open. But good news for you al fresco dining fans -- two more restaurants have unveiled their own secluded spots fo ... More >>