Astoria Restaurant Week launched with a party at Astoria Bank, where several of the nearly 50 participating restaurants offered guests a preview of what will be on offer from September 19 through 28. If you're curious about exploring this international neighborhood's culinary landscape, pick up a pa ... More >>
At long last, here comes sweet, sweet summertime. To you, that might mean grilling out, lying on a beach, or just sitting on your fire escape listening to the Mr. Softee truck. But whatever you decide do, be sure to grab a cold one this outdoor drinking season. Here are 10 great beers for summer.
It was during her time in an investment banking role helping startup companies launch when Batter & Cream (86 West 12th Street, 917-496-4947) founder Elizabeth Fife realized her own entrepreneurial ambitions. "I think that kind of planted the seed," she says. "I quit my job and I started baking, pur ... More >>
Multi-course degustation journeys have proliferated in this city over the years, and while an hours-long feast can make for a unique dining experience, the expense can take a toll. Lately, some niche restaurants have offered a solution: four- to five-course menus that don't break the bank and change ... More >>
Whether a kitchen disaster foils your Christmas dinner plans or you're just looking for a nice meal out for your day off, you might check in on these ten restaurants, all spots that are keeping the light on for Christmas Day.
Not all of us have had our iPhones disappear only to wind up in the hands of camera-happy teens in Morocco, but we can all appreciate the problem: Having your smartphone stolen sucks. That's why news out of the attorney general's office comes as a relief. Eric Schneiderman, his bud Delaware A.G. Bea ... More >>
This morning, at just a touch past 10, the Supreme Court announced its long-awaited ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, striking the law down in an uncharacteristically sweeping 5-4 ruling. In all the media analysis mumbo-jumbo since the case was argued back in February, the fundamentals of the c ... More >>
Following yesterday's hearing on California's Proposition 8 (whose decision will likely fall into the hands of swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy), another case is coming through the Supreme Court this morning. The justices are hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Mar ... More >>
On Monday night, Kathy Griffin rang in the New Year with Anderson Cooper in a CNN special from Times Square. While the affable Cooper explained the drinking game fans created in his honor, Griffin got rowdy and told Cooper she wanted to "kiss his sardine." Um, ok...
Aside from family, friends, and being thankful, Thanksgiving is all about the food. While mom's home cooking may be preferred, if it isn't, there are dozens of places to dine during the holiday.
More kids are using pot, but that doesn't have anything to do with medical marijuana legalization, according to a just released study. Researchers from the University of Colorado Denver looked at data from 1993 to 2009 and found that there's no evidence linking prescription pot to increased hard or ... More >>
Ron Paul might be a winner. Maybe. If you'll recall, Paul got pissed off about the Maine caucuses -- and not just because he lost to Mitt Romney. He said that the state Republican Party mishandled vote tabulation and because of that, the G.O.P.'s mess-up was disappointing. It looks like a ... More >>
Williamsburg's taciturn Mast Brothers know just what I'm talking about. This time of year always presents a dilemma for straight boys and gay girls: how to celebrate Valentine's Day -- the only holiday focused on carnal love and desire -- with your significant other? Taking her out to dinner is t ... More >>
landoffirstcontact.caIn previous centuries, stocks of cod were plentiful in the North Atlantic. No one wanted to see it happen. Yet, anyone familiar with Cod (1997) by Mark Kurlansky or End of the Line (2004) by Charles Clover knows that stocks of cod in the near North Atlantic have been d ... More >>
Rocco Ancarola has broken off his partnership with Greenwich Village gastropub Rabbit in the Moon and is now working with Lavo. Rabbit was quickly sold and renamed The State Room. [NY Post] More details on David Chang's Toronto venture: The first floor will feature "some type of rendition of ... More >>
A U.S. Appeals Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing Starbucks to end its distribution agreement with Kraft. [BusinessWeek] Rich people are eating out more at fast-food restaurants. It turns out some people with six-figure salaries would rather spend their money on Jimmy Choos than dinn ... More >>
Spot Dessert Bar won customers back after the blizzard by offering half-price hot drinks on Facebook, Twitter, and its blog. It also offers discounts to people who "like" the place. [Wall Street Journal] Abdul Haye, who owns the Kennedy Fried Chicken brand, is declaring war against all Afgha ... More >>
Following Justice So-Bro Sonia Sotomayor's appointment last summer, Elena Kagan has "thrown down" for Manhattan today.
More for lobsters to worry aboutAlex Van Buren Good news for lobster lovers and cranky Yelpers: Red Hook Lobster Pound, the popular crustacean-slinging shop on the Red Hook waterfront, is expanding its sit-down area by 40 seats in about two weeks. Seating at the Pound, which sells wholesale l ... More >>
Give the guy a break!There are some curious grades in today's Daily News midseason report on the Mets and Yankees. Andy Martino, evaluating the Mets, gives Johan Santana just a B . And Jerry Manuel gets just a B-?
Oysters loom large on the list of East Coast-West Coast rivalries, but Liza de Guia's latest Food Curated video seeks to add a voice of reason to the ongoing argument. It comes from Nellie Wu, the general manager of Brooklyn's W&T Seafood, whom de Guia accompanies out to an oyster farm in Washingt ... More >>
The Red Hook Lobster Pound's lobster roll: pretty is as pretty does.The latest issue of New York Magazine features an exhaustive look at the city's lobster roll scene, and includes a fascinating break-down of the economic, environmental, and ethical factors that have helped to create our curr ... More >>
And do you know why it's so urgently important that Musto do so? Because he's gone so batty he's talking about himself in the third person. So, he--I mean I--will spend the week in either Maine or Massapequa (depending on which invitation comes first), where I'll get some much needed rest, ... More >>
timeinthekitchen.comThe straight dope on illicit lobster rolls.Why would a guy who surreptitiously sells a controlled substance (OK, shellfish) out of his Brooklyn apartment allow journalists and camera crews to broadcast news of his operation's existence? Even more curiously, why would such ... More >>
Wood Homestead's Greenmarket boothOn Saturday's Greenmarket at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, the sap was flowing, as Tony Van Glad of Wood Homestead hawked freshly tapped maple syrup.
Caramelized Diver scallops with apple, verbena, and chanterelles from Crabtree's Kittle HouseThere's a lot of talk about farm to table these days. Chef Bradford McDonald, who once worked at Per Se and last year left the bright lights of Manhattan for the sleepy town of Chappaqua, practices wh ... More >>
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dmahendra/flickrOne fish, two fish. Three fish... seven.Forget turkey and Christmas ham. Do the holiday the Italian way with fish, fish, and more fish. On Christmas Eve, Italian Americans celebrate with the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Tomorrow night, Saul is hosting a Feast, as is Patsy's.
After the parade. Twitpic by Mzthicknflychic. Theeeee Yankees won! Doooooouuug Hoffman lost! The week was a mixed bag -- half fire, half dog poo. How 'bout them Yanks? They won one in Philly, then another, and were back home at the climax. Local merchants didn't get much out of it -- nor, Tom R ... More >>
When news broke that Knob Creek would likely run out of bourbon before the new batch is ready in November, the brand used the news to its advantage. It launched an ad campaign tagged "Thanks for Nothing" that featured empty bottles to signify that the company would rather run out than sacrifi ... More >>
--Jay Z, who released a new track with Drake yesterday, is expected to announce today that he will play Madison Square Garden on September 11th, the day Blueprint 3 is scheduled to come out. The show will benefit the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, created in 198 ... More >>
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
So far, the critical word on Butcher Bay, a mid-Atlantic-style seafood "shack" has been pretty bad. In my mind, it's a mixed bag (the fried chicken was greasy, for one thing), but a worthwhile mixed bag. For one thing, the lobster pot pie is mind-bendingly good--if you like Maine lobster, crea ... More >>
DC restaurateurs have high hopes for the Obama administration and a president that likes to eat out and not stay at home dining on Tex-Mex.[New York Times]Fishermen in Maine are organizing community-supported fishery programs modeled after CSAs to provide fresh fish to consumers and get fair prices ... More >>
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