• Voice Choices

    September 17, 2014


    Get seduced by this company out of France and Argentina

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    The Julie Ruin Cancel Tour Dates Due to Illness

    We just got word that The Julie Ruin are cancelling all their live tour dates through September, including our own 4Knots Music Festival, due to Kathleen Hanna's recent relapse with Lyme Disease. If you've seen the excellent documentary about her, The Punk Singer (now streaming on Netflix, btw), or ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 7, 2014


    Christian Rizzo directs this french ballet company at BAM

  • Film

    April 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Here's Why You Should Be Drinking Mead

    There's a lot of innovation going on in New York state's alcohol industry these days. Licenses for farm and microbreweries, wineries, and distilleries are cheaper and easier to obtain than ever before, leading to increased creativity and diversity in the booze sector -- great news for consumers who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    10 NYC Treats to Order for This Thanksgiving

    Have you ordered your turkey yet? We hope so -- last week, we recommended a number of places that sell local, sustainable birds, but many of those vendors were on the way to selling out. And assuming you have the poultry under control (or aren't responsible for roasting the fowl), it's time to start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Margaret Thatcher's Forgotten Ice Cream Legacy

    Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, died today following a stroke. While news outlets examine her political legacy, The Atlantic reminds us of Thatcher's early work in the culinary field.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Curtis Stone Talks Around the World in 80 Plates, Filming All Over the World Part 1

    He has a new Bravo show and a recently born son, so it's a miracle that we got Curtis Stone on the line. Despite a whirlwind media day, the Top Chef Masters host gave us the scoop on Around the World in 80 Plates, traveling the world, and some destinations he'd like to re-visit. You have a new show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Best of 2011: Runners-Up for Ricotta and Sausage

    ​Eating our way through the city to determine the best of the best is no easy task. The hard thing about naming something the "best" is that we had to leave behind many very, very good dishes. So to honor those wayward souls, here are some great plates worthy of mention. Today: ricotta and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Foodie Storytelling, West Village Tasting

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food The Great Hall at Cooper Union at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 13 The Moth's monthly StorySLAM goes foodie this time around with an evening of gastro- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Hey ho, it's Friday afternoon. And therefore time to look back at the week that was. Maxwell Britten of Maison Premiere talks absinthe, Tales of the Cocktail, and proclaims his love for Brooklyn. Battle o' the raw blueberry smoothies: the Juice Press v. Organic Avenue. Our 10 best places to eat a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Lyon Chef Chris Leahy on Bastille Day Food and His Dislike of Guy Fieri: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Chris LeahyChris Leahy = Macaron Man ​Yesterday we spoke with Lyon chef Chris Leahy about what makes Lyonnaise cuisine distinctive and what it was like working for Gordon Ramsay. Today, in honor of Bastille Day, Chris explains why the French macaron, is, in fact, superior to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Lyon chef Chris Leahy Dishes on Bouchons and Lyonnaise Cuisine

    Photo courtesy Chris LeahyChris Leahy​With Bastille Day just around the corner, it's as good a time as any to make a trip to Lyon. Can't afford the ticket to France? Good thing there's a Lyon, right here in the West Village. We called up chef Chris Leahy to learn more about Lyonnaise cuisin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Alex Stupak to Do Even More Mexican; April Bloomfield Goes to France

    ​Alex Stupak has confirmed that he will open a second location of Empellon, in the space currently occupied by Counter. [Eater] April Bloomfield on her first-ever trip to Paris and Lyon: "I wasn't expecting it to be so peasant-like, so that was a nice surprise, and Paris is not as anal as I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Where to Take Dad for Father's Day? Ask the Chefs!

    PhotobucketChefs love their dads, too​Unlike Mother's Day, which is basically synonymous with "brunch," Father's Day isn't really a foodie holiday. But Dad still probably wants to get wined and dined by his brood, no? But where to take him for his special day? Rather than dole out our own s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Dean Street; Lauren Shockey at Bi Lokma

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has a gastropub revelation at Dean Street in Prospect Heights, where chef Mike Franzetti "illustrates state-of-the-art principles in gastropub menu construction." Lauren Shockey heads to Bi Lokma for Turkish "chow just like babaanne--er, granny--used to make." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Q&A: French DJ Douster On Robyn, His Dislike Of Moombahton, And Why Music Makes Him See Colors

    ​Hugo Douster is all over the place, in terms of both the French DJ's schedule (which in the last week has taken him through Norway, Switzerland, France, and tonight Brooklyn, where he'll kick off his North American tour) and his sound. The traveling helps, as the producer's influences vary fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Andre's Café; Lauren Shockey at Mary Queen of Scots

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers authentic Hungarian comfort food on the Upper East Side; Lauren Shockey is bored by oodles of tartan and whiskey at Mary Queen of Scots. San Sifton is charmed by Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan: "Those who recall when Chinese food first began to matt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Lievito; Lauren Shockey at Junoon

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers a new and delicious breed of pizza bones at Lievito; Lauren Shockey likes the food, but not the boring beige room, at Junoon.​ Sam Sifton finds hits and misses at Lyon: "Some of the food is excellent. ... Best of all are the restaurant's offer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Our 10 Best NYC Restaurants of the Last Two Centuries

    Delmonico's as it looks today. The columns on either side of the door are said to come from Pompeii.​The modern restaurant as we know it was invented in 1831 south of Wall Street at Delmonico's, based on Swiss and French models. The previous sort of establishment was usually a hotel dining roo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Lotus of Siam; Lauren Shockey at Karloff

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is happy to discover that Lotus of Siam delivers "a level of pungency rarely seen in Siamese restaurants on this coast," but advises not to "stop trekking to Queens just yet." Lauren Shockey settles into Karloff, where the food "isn't fancy but has that cooked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Make Lyon's Choux de Bruxelles (Brussels Sprouts Hash) Like Chef Chris Leahy

    proofofthepuddingBacon in your brussels sprouts.​As the big T-Day approaches, turkey and stuffing recipes abound. But let's not forget the humble sides that make the meal great. If you're one for topping yams with marshmallows, you might also not be too averse to adding bacon to your brussels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Weather Up Tribeca, Goodbye to the Navy Yard Cocktail Lounge

    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. [Brownstoner] Moe's bar, a Fort Greene mainstay, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Beaujolais Producer Marcel Lapierre Has Died; Who Are the Biggest Boozers on TV?

    ​Marcel Lapierre, the Beaujolais winemaker who preferred to focus on the terroir of the region rather than push ubiquitous Beaujolais Nouveau, has died at age 60 in Lyon, France. [NY Times] Wine cellars, once hidden underground, are now increasingly important designer-driven showcase pieces ... More >>

  • Film

    September 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Body of Famed French Chef Jean-Francois Poinard Found in a Freezer

    Jean-Stephane Poinard/MSNBCJean-Francois Poinard​If you thought Todd English's love life was fraught, then consider the sad tale of Jean-Francois Poinard. The body of Poinard, who was considered of France's most renowned chefs in the 1970s and 80s, was discovered in a freezer in his apartment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Having Escaped Top Chef With His Dignity Intact, Kevin Gillespie Bows Out of the Bocuse d'Or

    Chef Kev​Remember that Very Special Episode of Top Chef when Kevin Gillespie won the opportunity to compete for Team USA in the next Bocuse d'Or? Well, like so much else on Top Chef, his involvement with the competition proved illusory.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    2011 Bocuse d'Or Finalists Announced This Afternoon

    ​The organizers of the Bocuse d'Or, otherwise known throughout the dining world as the culinary Olympics, announced the 12 semi-finalists for the 2011 U.S. team earlier this afternoon at Daniel. Each semi-finalist, avec sous chef, will compete against one another in February at the Culinary In ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 1, 2009
  • Film

    January 28, 2009

    'Positif Celebrates American Cinema'

    The French film mag picks some heavies

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Murray's Cheese Represents

    The French Laundry's Timothy Hollingsworth isn't the only one representing Team USA in culinary competition. While Hollingsworth is participating in the Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France today and tomorrow, cheese mongers from our very own Murrary's Cheese (254 Bleecker Street) participated in one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Winter (Culinary) Olympics

    America's Hopes Rest on This Guy: Not Mickey, Timonthy HollingsworthWith the Bocuse d'Or, the Olympics of the culinary world, starting tomorrow both Time and the Los Angeles Times look at the chances for Team USA this year. America's hopes rest on Timothy Hollingsworth, a 29-year old sous chef at Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Edible News Roundup

    Fulton [205 East 75th Street], a new restaurant from Joe Gurrera of Citarella, is slated to open this Wednesday. It's named after the old downtown fish market and will feature a seafood-heavy menu by Chef Jeremy Culver, formerly of Park Avenue Cafe and Gramercy Tavern. [FitR inbox] The winner of Bo ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 18, 2008
  • NYC Life

    June 5, 2007

    David Pasternack's last meal

    . . . will be made with crab goo

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    CNN Got It Wrong

    The Paris riots weren't that bad—and the French government handled it well

  • Film

    September 27, 2005

    States of Grace

    Taste test: Two more master classes in sound and image from a giant of cinema

  • Books

    April 6, 2004

    Pearl Jam

    Confusion comes to bright things (like money, sex, piracy) in Neal Stephenson's Vol. 2

  • NYC Life

    February 24, 2004
  • Art

    September 16, 2003

    Our Way to Fall

    Are You There, God? It's Me, TV Critic

  • Film

    December 10, 2002
  • Columns

    November 5, 2002
  • Dance

    July 30, 2002

    People in Black

    Lyon Opera Ballet and Wally Cardona Quartet at Jacob’s Pillow

  • Columns

    July 3, 2001
  • Art

    July 25, 2000

    Border Crossings

    Ljubljana, Lyon, and Neo-Exoticism in the New Europe

  • Film

    September 21, 1999
  • Dance

    January 5, 1999