• Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Meet Louie & Chan's New Chef, Kevin Chun

    Louie & Chan (303 Broome Street) attempts to bring together the Lower East Side histories of the Italian and Chinese immigrants that passed through the neighborhood, and back when it opened, it's kitchen was under the control of a native of Italy, who was somewhat relentless in his authenticity, dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    You Have Four More Days to Drink Negronis for Charity

    We're advocates of starting dinner (or, hey, lunch -- we won't judge) with a civilized negroni, a crisp and bittersweet blend of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. We're advocates of having a couple more negronis after that, too, and not just because they make particularly good patio sippers this tim ... More >>

  • Film

    January 2, 2013

    10 Movies to Watch in 2013

    In theaters, on demand, or wherever

  • Dining

    December 26, 2012

    Commander in Chifa

    Peru meets China in Queens

  • Film

    November 7, 2012
  • Film

    October 10, 2012
  • Film

    September 19, 2012

    TIFF: Meet the Monsters

    From Toronto, a glimpse of this year's most bracing films

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    KFC Launches Star Shrimp Nuggets In Singapore

    A Singaporean food blog has reported that KFC has launched these star-shaped shrimp nuggets. They're going for 3.95 Singapore Dollars, or around $3.15 UDS.

  • Theater

    August 15, 2012

    Puff and Stuff: The Last Smoker in America

    A new musical tries to light up Off-Broadway

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2012

    Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012

    The third annual LuckyRice Grand Feast was more than just a food tasting --- it was a high-end cultural celebration of Asian flavors and culture. With a line-up as diverse as it was prominent, the food did not for a moment disappoint. Hot edamame dumplings from Buddakan and "Kanom Buamg-Yam" Thai ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2012

    Sound Bites and Celebrity Chefs at LuckyRice's Grand Feast

    The LuckyRice Grand Feast had an impressive food and chef line-up. Although not everyone on the star-studded culinary council could be found in person, industry notables like Susur Lee, Angelo Sosa, Masaharu Morimoto, Jeffrey Steingarten, and Todd English were spotted among the crowd. We talked to f ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 7, 2012


    The Flamenco and Beyond Fest 
brings together Spain's finest

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Famous Spicy Beef Noodles From Island of Taiwan in Bay Ridge

    ​This rich Taiwanese beef soup is No. 32 in our 100 Days/100 Dishes Chock full of tender marinated beef strips, tofu skin, thick wheat noodles something like Chef Boyardee spaghetti, and flecks of dried red pepper as well as pickled red peppers in a thick broth that verges on being a stew, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    The Luckyrice Festival Returns; Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

    tucker_zoe/Flickr​Just in time for Chinese New Year (which begins tomorrow), the Luckyrice Festival has announced it will return for a second year, from May 2-8.

  • Film

    December 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Four Loko Ban Screws Small Moonshot '69 Producer; Introducing Beer for Dogs

    ​The ban on caffeinated alcoholic beverages has devastated the one-person company that makes Moonshot '69, a caffeinated beer. The company's founder has called the ban "Prohibition in 2010." [NY Times] CultureFix and Panda, both on the Lower East Side, are among a crop of bars that double as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Macao Trading Co. Gets a New Executive Chef

    Josh Blakely​Macao Trading Co. has brought on Josh Blakely as executive chef. He replaces Erik Cereceres, the chef known as Chewy.

  • Film

    August 11, 2010
  • Columns

    December 15, 2009

    Go East, Young Mexican

    There's something about a hemispheric love connection

  • News

    December 8, 2009

    The Rise and Fall of Internet Sports Bookie and Poker Pro James Giordano

    From Bluff magazine to court, James Giordano was wired for success until Queens prosecutors captured him in their web

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    East Side Social Club Opens Tonight, Brunch & Lunch to Come Next Month

    East Side Social Club is opening its doors tonight in the space previously occupied by Montparnasse in The Pod Hotel. Owner Billy Gilroy, of Employees Only and Macao Trading Co., has teamed up with his brother Jim, his son Devon, and his daughter Grace, as well as Macao partner Patrick Fahey, for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Bartenders On Branca

    ​If you've ever been to Macao Trading Co. on a Monday night (industry insiders' night) you may have been convinced to do a shot of Fernet-Branca. The ultra-bitter Italian digestivo gets compared to Campari and even Jagermeister, but tastes like neither. It's medicinal and spicy, and is gaining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette--Mixed Feelings On the Meatball Melee; Make Your Own Pork Chop Bo Lo Bao in Midtown

    This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily attended the Food for Thought forum at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford, Conn., where Anthony Bourdain went head-to-head with Alice Waters, while Duff Goldman looked on. EMD also posted a video of the discussion. [Eat Me Daily] Josh Ozersky emceed the Best M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    Hello, and welcome to Friday afternoon, when we round up our favorite posts of the week for your convenience. We'll see you on Monday, until then keep calm and carry on. We checked out Mayahuel, Phil Ward's new tequila/mezcal bar and had a Slynx. Chantal went to Macau and came back with reports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    A Final Word on Macau--This Is What African Chicken Should Taste Like

    New York has what is probably the only Macanese restaurant in the country now that Macau Street in LA has shuttered. Reviews of the food at Macao Trading Co. have been varied, to say the least, largely because few people have a point of reference for what good Macanese should taste like. We recentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    The Pork Chop Bo Lo Bao--The Next Great Asian Sandwich?

    Now that banh mi is officially over, sandwich enthusiasts are on the lookout for the next great eastern import. We'd like to nominate the bo lo bao or pineapple bun for the job, a crunchy-topped sweet bread found in Hong Kong, Macau and a few other lucky spots in Southern China. We have found varian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Street Foods from Food Street in Taipa, Macau

    Food Street in Taipa, Macau lives up to its name as a delicious alley of tasty treats. I stopped at a food stand where this rainbow of snacks on sticks beckoned. The fish, meat or tofu-on-a-stick gets reheated in boiling water, then slathered in "original" or curry sauce. I had the fish ball stuff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Today at the Voice and Voice Blogs

    The Voice looks at that other "Craigslist Killer" and his victim, Katherine Olson, slain in 2007 by a man advertising for babysitters near Minneapolis. Actually there have been a few so-called Craigslist Killers, including the one who recently murdered Julissa Brisman of Queens, and reporters Matt S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    More Exotic Jerky

    Further satisfying our love of jerkies from around the world, we bring you this version, spotted recently in Macau. Beef jerky stands can be found all along Rua de Santo Antonio and feature such deliciously glistening specialties as pork, beef, wild boar, deer, spicy pork and honey roast beef jerkie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    Hello, Friday afternoon, and thanks for rolling around again. Here's a recap of our favorite blog posts of the week. Our Man Sietsema found some mighty fine chiles rellenos (a vegetarian delight) in Hell's Kitchen. Chantal continued her running coverage of BYOB spots, and interviewed Jamie Wolff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    YouTube Treasure: Stairway To Stardom!

    Stairway To Stardom was a rinky dink talent show on public access, in which two hosts--who always came off like used car salespeople on the lam--brought out an array of shameless singers and dancers in what looked like the side lobby of a crack den in Macao. But it was super fun and occasionally som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Yelpers for Macao

    Yesterday, the Daily News' Restaurant Girl awarded Macao Trading Company (311 Church Street) a mere two stars, saying that "instead of a fusion of Chinese and Portuguese food"  the restaurant serves "an uneasy negotiation between the two cuisines." However the new Tribeca restaurant is faring f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    The Early Word -- Macao Trading Company

      Located on a dark stretch of Church Street west of Chinatown, Macao Trading Company is unheralded by any sign, except for a door screened over by an usual metal grate, and a red lamp that appears to be hanging upside down over the entrance. The menu seeks to evoke the twin cuisines of Portu ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 4, 2007


    Sunset Park's most remarkable Cantonese justifies its reputation

  • Film

    August 21, 2007

    The Good, the Bad, and the Set-Pieces

    Johnnie To, gunslinger, pays stylish homage to the good old days

  • Film

    June 12, 2007

    Flash in the Can

    Lesbian schoolgirl terrorists and hair extensions gone wild? Must be the NYAFF

  • Dining

    March 6, 2007

    In the Presence of Cod

    A Portuguese restaurant kicks ass on unpopular dining days

  • Theater

    February 13, 2007

    Musicals in Transit

    In the Heights or Adrift in Macao, new musicals are fun—but not too much else

  • Film

    September 5, 2006

    The Great Escapes

    Erotic obsession and cold, cruel truths about unrequited love

  • Theater

    August 23, 2005

    Nielsen, Rating

    A daft match made in heaven: Author and star of Betty's Summer Vacation reunite in lunacy

  • Film

    February 10, 2004
  • Film

    March 18, 2003

    Hit Parade

    Full Medal Jacket

  • Books

    October 3, 2000
  • Film

    September 12, 2000