It's not particularly surprising or original any more to talk about how terrible Black Friday is; it's materialistic, dysfunctional, and every year someone dies or is gruesomely injured; you can pretty much count on a video of a horrible stampede somewhere by about 9 a.m. Not even the Wall Street Jo ... More >>
As we noted last night, singer Whitney Houston died yesterday at the age of 48. She was found dead of unknown causes in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told the Associated Press that "there were no obvious signs of any criminal intent." The death of 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 >>
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 >>
Cops have identified the four bodies found on Oak Beach, Long Island, as women, and the FBI has been called in to help with the investigation, reports the New York Post. It's suspected that a serial killer may have dumped the bodies along Ocean Parkway after meeting prostitutes on Craigslist, ... More >>
Sam Calagione's nine-year-old daughter owns part of the brewery. Will be popular in high school. Sam Calagione, the head brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, might look like a frat boy and sound like a total dude, but he's one of the biggest geeks around when it comes to beer. His new ... More >>
Monologuist Mike Daisey turns out the lights for Halloween
Starting this week, Luke's crab roll will be delivered to your door. Last night's endless slog Community Board 3 SLA & DCA Licensing Committee Meeting was incredibly long yet not particularly eventful, despite an epic showdown and "kangaroo court" catcalls. But there is some good news to repo ... More >>
Sauteed shrimp in a fiery salsaBarbara Sibley and Margaritte Malfy are the co-owners-and-chefs of the two La Palapa restaurants in the East and West Villages. Antojitos, published this fall, is the first cookbook from the duo.
The large (four-ounce) lobster rollIt's not often that a new restaurant's tag line includes the confession that the place's cooks aren't actually so skilled. "It doesn't take a great chef to make a great lobster roll," pronounces the Luke's Lobster website. What it does take, says Luke's, is ... More >>
How do you know if you're at a super hip Brooklyn fashion designer's show? Just look for the super hip Brooklyn band playing the catwalk. Rachel Comey scored the lovely sounds of St. Vincent while Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai of Vena Cava recruited the Fiery Furnaces to set the moods at the ... More >>
Photo by foodistablog @ FlickrLobster prices have, er, tanked along with the economy, which just might be the silver lining we've all been waiting for. The Red Hook Lobster Pound is selling its fresh Maine lobster for a bargain $10.25 per pound. So, while everyone else is sucking down dogs this wee ... 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 status of Governor Paterson's gay marriage bill is garbled, possibly by the Governor himself. "Paterson backpedals on gay marriage," says Newsday, claiming he will "go along with a plan by State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith not to put a same-sex marriage bill to a vote without knowing i ... More >>
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