If you haven't taken advantage of a trip to Queens for the annual U.S. Open, you might not realize you're missing out on a major food event -- and also some live tennis. Not to worry, as the folks from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) are offering an early taste of the food that awaits th ... More >>
Bummed about California Chrome missing the Triple Crown? Or maybe the Rangers are giving you night sweats? If your weekend didn't turn out as planned, here are a few food events that should get you back into your groove.
As we wrote our list of 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to many of the chefs, owners, and general managers who run the restaurants. We asked them to tell us about the history of their neighborhoods and eateries, recount good memories, and talk to us about what's hardest abou ... More >>
When Shake Shack opened in Madison Square Park nearly a decade ago, lines followed almost immediately, and they have yet to let up. Sure, there's the Shack Cam, a video camera feed that provides you a real time view of the line, but that's about as useful as a sign telling you a subway is coming wit ... More >>
For the last six years, chef Philippe Massoud has been building Ilili into a Flatiron neighborhood staple, amassing a network of regulars who come in for his refined takes on dishes from his native Beirut. But when he first moved to New York almost two decades ago, he was intent on entering the fast ... More >>
If football kept you on the couch this past weekend, you missed out on some ridiculously tasty events. Not to worry, this is New York, and there's something going on at all times if you know where to look. Here's what's happening this week.
New Yorkers opposed to Mayor Mike Bloomberg's proposed ban on big-boy sodas marched in front of City Hall yesterday in what's been dubbed the "Million Big-Gulp March."The title, obviously, is a play on the 1995 "Million Man March" on Washington D.C., and is a pretty funny idea considering the less-t ... More >>
What was that thing Mayor Mike Bloomberg said about eating in "moderation?" If we're not mistaken, it went a little something like this: the mayor's proposed ban on big-boy cups for sugary drinks like soda is just "encouragement to do things in moderation."That said, food-bully Bloomberg this mornin ... More >>
Tuesday, June 5 Crab Boil Back Forty kicks off their annual Chesapeake Crab Boil season, hosting weekly Tuesday dinners through August. Get a pile of spiced blue crabs, potatoes, string beans, and seasonal fruit cobblers for dessert. ($45, reserve in advance). 7th Annual Taste of LIC The celebr ... More >>
While yesterday may have been Mayor Mike Bloomberg's You're Too Fat And Stupid To Make Your Own Decision About Soda Day, today is officially "National Donut Day," and the mayor isn't just celebrating, he's expected to sign a proclamation letter honoring the 75th anniversary of a day that celebrates ... More >>
Today the musical line-up for this year's Big Apple Barbecue Block Party was announced. The event -- the 10th annual -- takes place this year on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. Three bands will be playing each day, and the music, if not the barbecue, is free. The Block Party takes place in Ma ... More >>
Yesterday, we chatted with North End Grill's Floyd Cardoz about his new Battery Park City restaurant and his old one, Tabla, in Madison Square Park. Today, we touch upon the ever evolving nature of restaurants then delve in to the world of reality television, Top Chef Masters, and the PBS show that ... More >>
The new friendly face in Battery Park City. Mr. Top Chef Master and North End Grill headmaster Floyd Cardoz has certainly risen to the top of his game since opening Tabla in 1998. Now, with a few cookbooks and a line of foods at Fresh Direct, the India-born chef talked to Fork in the Road about the ... More >>
A U.S. soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians in their homes when he walked off base. Following the attack he turned himself in. The reports of the number of casualties have been varied. In addition to the at least 16 dead, five were wounded. The victims include girls aged 6 or younger. "We don't know w ... More >>
Alexia NaderAre all of these people waiting for a Lin-Mint even though it's cold and pouring rain? Jeremy Lin of Knicks renown just got a Shake Shack milkshake dedicated to him. Judging from the chatter of people waiting in the substantial Shake Shack line in Madison Square Park, it seems the Jer ... More >>
The Shake Shack in Madison Square Park has its die-hard fans, but unlike at the other locations around the city, when the weather gets frigid, patrons are kind of screwed. Sure, there are heat lamps, but it's just not as fun eating a burger with your coat, hat, and mittens on. A reasonable alternati ... More >>
In other breaking news today, Credit Suisse is located at 11 Madison Avenue. DCPI tells us they are "aware" of the situation but that they don't currently have info. This may be the "sister building" (1 Madison and 23rd) to Credit Suisse, across the street, with the suspicious package possib ... More >>
City University of New York students will be protesting tuition hikes this afternoon, and all classes at Baruch's Newman Vertical Campus have been cancelled. It will be déjà vu for Conor Tomás Reed, a CUNY PhD student and a graduate teaching fellow at Baruch College. He was one of five people a ... More >>
CUNY students held a rally outside of Baruch College today as the board of trustees met to vote on proposed tuition hikes. The NYPD set up barricades and the school cancelled afternoon classes in anticipation of the protest, which attracted several hundred people including a large union contingent a ... More >>
Junoon's John FilbyIf you thought fancy cocktails were something to be sipped only with housemade charcuterie, local cheese and other dressed-up bar bites, you were sorely mistaken. Junoon, the nouveau Indian that opened off Madison Square Park last December, has just re-launched its bar as a ... More >>
Keith WagstaffNice shot For the past couple of years, The Daily Shot, FitR's inappropriately named weekly cocktail feature, has scoured the city for the tastiest cocktails it could find. Straight up, on the rocks, with a twist, rimmed, and even on fire. You name it: We've knocked it back. Now ... More >>
Moroccan Meatball Hero with Mint and Ricotta SalataIf you haven't yet made it to Mad. Sq. Eats, you have until Friday before the Madison Square Park street-food extravaganza comes to a close. Chef Ty-Lor Boring, of Almond restaurant (12 East 22 Street), who will also compete in the upcoming s ... More >>
William Brinson Yesterday we talked with Blue Smoke executive chef Kenny Callaghan about his favorite barbecue spots, the difference between barbecue in Kansas City, Memphis and Texas, and how not to overcook your ribs. Today, Kenny talks about his chicken wings, the new Blue Smoke location i ... More >>
Decent cooking but little spirit at an upscale Flatiron Indian restaurant
arnoldinuyaki/FlickrAfter months of delays, the Manhattan outpost of Grimaldi's may finally open as early as next week.
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 >>
Home Alone 2. North by Northwest. Crocodile Dundee. Arthur. Eloise and her motherfucking Pet Turtle!* New York City's landmark The Plaza Hotel has been home to many famous scenes over its 103-year history. Yet Charlie Sheen has managed to sully it, as it is now also home to the famous scene that ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Tabla.Well, this is sad but not entirely surprising: Tabla is closing.
Not an actual Shake Shack employee.Beginning this Friday, Oct. 1 and running through Sunday, Oct. 10, Shake Shack will observe Oktoberfest with Shacktoberfest, an extravaganza of sausage, beer, and bad puns. The menu follows after the jump, just as even longer lines will undoubtedly follow on ... More >>
New Nabe!You know all those little pockets of alleyways and small streets in New York you typically just appellate "no man's land"? The Manhattan Times reports that we now have a new (presumed) neighborhood in one of those little gray areas to mark an approximately two-block radius section of ... More >>
New York is a city of ephemeral monuments. There's only until next Friday, May 14, to see the four-channel "digital playground" that avant-garde filmmaker Ernie Gehr has fabricated in Madison Square Park. Four high-def, flat-screen video monitors ring the Shake Shack in the park's southeast c ... More >>
Macy*s flower show opens Sunday, opening with the Petacular Fair, featuring Lady Bunny and a pet runway show. Also Sunday: this year's grand opening of the Cyclone in Coney Island.
No. 7 Sub's General Tso's TofuLast week, after months of drooling anticipation, No. 7 Sub Shop opened its doors in the Ace Hotel, becoming the newest member of what is effectively the city's most pedigreed food court. Long before the shop opened, Tyler Kord had earned a reputation as somethin ... More >>
As part of the Madison Square Park market that will take place from October 9 until November 1, Zak Pelaccio will be providing grub from Fatty Crab and Cabrito. Expect chorizo tacos, chicken satay skewers, taco el carbon, and the signature Fatty Dog, as well as a lot of beer and wine and lines to ri ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 5, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 20How Habitable is N.Y.? There Are Some DoubtsBy Mary Perot NicholsIs New York City fit for humans? At least a few people have reservations. Commenting on the city's habitability, Monday night, one city planner acidly ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Big Apple Barbecue Block Party Madison Square Park June 13 & 14 The Seventh Annual Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party returns to Madison Square Park this we ... 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 >>
This is a really ugly poster. But Palo Santo has me in a sleeper lock, and this is an Okkervil River side project, so ignore the cock-a-too-ugly-birdie and take a fuckin' risk, man. The show's in a castle.
What does the collar on a summer shirt signify? Interpretations go neck and neck.
Coney Island's former specialty takes hold in the Midwest
Unleash the Hounds
Cops, Clubs, Chaos, And Camaraderie At The Vigil
How a 'massive forwarding event' brought thousands to the streets