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 >>
Photo courtesy John DeLucieJohn DeLucie, chef and Gossip Girl icon Yesterday we spoke with Crown chef John Delucie about fine dining and customers who order $125 steaks for their dogs. Today we shift gears as he tells us about his favorite neighborhood haunts and how he feels about gracing th ... More >>
Keri Levens has worked as Aquavit's wine director since May. Though she studied art history and art at Rutgers University, she ultimately decided to pursue a culinary career. She chatted with Fork in the Road this week about her work at the restaurant (65 East 55th Street) and how she plays with dri ... 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 >>
via FacebookEarly Sunday morning, Occupy Maine protesters were attacked by an unknown assailant who threw a chemical bomb at their encampment. The Portland Press Herald reports that no one was hurt by the bomb, "which consisted of chemicals poured into a plastic Gatorade container." The assai ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
via The New York TimesThe catio trend, introduced in The New York Times, is sure to explode in New York because we're all suckers for a good neologism. The same people who live in Nolita, Soho, or Tribeca, wear jeggings, and request Pomtinis at bars will not be able to resist a properly enclo ... 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 >>
After all that ado, not a lick of rain. Just goes to show you. God's a Yankee fan, and even though they're "angels," it's bro's before halos. Four wins down. Seven to go. Man, it's cold out. When I started this whole watching-the-Yankees-bat-from-outside ritual, it was a 65 degree situat ... 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 >>
Hustling goes legit
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 >>
Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal, reporting from Davos, asks (gulp), "Is Capitalism, as We Know It, Dead?" Pumped up from his experience as chief investigator of steroids abuse in baseball, George Mitchell is now in for some really heavy lifting: the testosterone-laden, rage-filled Arab-Jew death dance i ... 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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