After a week full of playing dress up, it's time to sit back and relax. You could take the time to chow down on all that candy you received, but why not check out some sweet brunch deals? We've unwrapped a few of the city's best weekend dining experiences for you. Just don't go eating them all at on ... More >>
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A sea worthy clam shack
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 >>
After twelve years of Bloomberg, we all have more or less assimilated and/or recognized the personal wealth of the citizen-in-chief. His announcement on Day One to accept a dollar-a-year salary and opt out of living in Gracie Mansion was the beginning of a long-term acceptance that, yes, our Mayor h ... More >>
To celebrate National Lobster Day (June 15 everyone, mark your calendars), Vai on the Upper West Side will launch an three-course Lobster Menu for $49 available from today to Sunday, June 17.
This Week in the Voice, out today, the Village Voice Media series "Crossing The Line" offers several different perspectives on U.S. immigration policies. Chuck Strouse writes of Sunday voting bans: "In a brazen attempt to steal this fall's election, Florida's Republican lawmakers have outlawed votin ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyLobster rolls? Yes, please.We've already highlighted the 10 Best Things to Eat on 23rd Street, but it looks like there soon might a new contender for good eating on the busy thoroughfare. Signage is up at the Claw, a soon-to-open lobster roll joint located at 269 West 23rd Str ... More >>
The city jail system is sharply expanding its so-called Punitive Segregation Unit, or solitary confinement cells, reports Solitary Watch, a blog which reports on the nations penal system. By the end of the year, the number of punitive segregation cells will increase by 45 percent, from 681 to 990. ... More >>
Williamsburg gets a taste of life on the ocean
From the toxic right, a surprisingly healthy notion?
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Peak Organic Beer Dinner The Vanderbilt Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. Chef Saul Bolton is cooking up a four-course meal with beer pairings from Maine's Peak Organic ... More >>
Perhaps because August seems to have arrived two months early, everyone is busy pretending they live in Maine. Or at least that's one way to explain the fact that not a day seems to pass without some sort of lobster roll-related news. And today is no exception.
Flickr/jshyunWill Maine-style or Connecticut-style triumph? Welcome to Tuesday Toasts, our new weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the ne ... More >>
Photo courtesy Sam TalbotGo fish, Sam Talbot. Sam Talbot might be best known as the hunky chef who appeared on Top Chef, but now he's making a splash with his new, seafood-focused restaurant Imperial No. Nine, located in the Mondrian Hotel in Soho. We called him up to learn more about what s ... 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 >>
Maine lawmakers are trying to decide whether to make the whoopie pie the state's official dessert. The sole opposition is a Democrat worried about glorifying a product made with lard. [AOL News] A food-focused "business incubator" is planned for one of Brooklyn's lower-income neighborhoods, ... More >>
The New York Times City Room blog has a feature this Sunday on the woman who makes the subway announcements, revealing that she lives in Maine, where not even the Q train goes. Carolyn Hopkins, the public address announcer for 15 years, "works from a windowless room in her house" up north and ... More >>
Trust us, this looks way more appetizing than an actual eel.Back in May, the New Amsterdam Market commandeered the Marble Cemetery for a fundraiser showcasing a variety of wild botanicals from Vermont. On Sunday, the Vermont food gatherers will return to the market, and they'll have plenty of ... 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 >>
Wild blueberries on the left, cultivated on the right There's been a bumper crop of blueberries this year, maybe because we had a damp Spring, or maybe they've done well in an especially hot Summer. Pints of regular blueberries have been selling for $3.50 to $7 in farmers' markets, while str ... More >>
Right before the first seating. Lovely in there!It's finally here! The opening date went from March to April to May, the menu went from "new American cuisine" to "European- and Mediterranean-influenced cooking," and every dissolute former punk in Park Slope went from denial to bargaining to f ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Slice discovered the abomination that is poutine pizza. A Hamburger Today weighed in on Shake Shack's peanut-butter-and-bacon burger. Eater compiled a series of images of anonymous food critics from across the country... although no one is quite sure why. Diner's Journ ... More >>
rockyeda/FlickrStaring into oblivion.Well, here's some glum news: The last sardine cannery in the U.S. is closing its doors this week.
Cameron Nordholm/flickrThe New Amsterdam Market is back this Sunday, just in time for the pre-Thanksgiving frenzy.
The frustrating circle-jerk in Albany.
Our e-mail box was flooded this morning with desperate pleas to call our state senator and demand that gay marriage come up for a vote during the special session of the New York state legislature called his week by Governor Paterson. But we wondered, just days after a legislative victory wa ... More >>
Some guy's leg and foot on the subway, via twitpic. We love Mary Louise Parker as much as anybody, maybe more, but find it hard to credit her claim that she was "goaded" into a nude scene in an (upcoming!) episode of Weeds and is "bitter" about it. She's, like, naked in everything. Here is a practic ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema gets his fish on at Sol-Mar, while Sarah DiGregorio follows the ramen craze to Brooklyn at ZuZu Ramen. Bruni enjoys some "lovely fish" at Fishtail by David Burke, but is most impressed by the cauliflower. [NY Times] Adam Platt has "expertly crisped" whole b ... More >>
"Then he felt a kind of queerness come over him at having said what he'd said; though, naturally, being a New Hampshireman, he wouldn't take it back." -- Stephen Vincent Benet, "The Devil and Daniel Webster." The New Hampshire state senate just passed, by a vote of 13 to 11, HB436, a gay marriage ... More >>
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