If you're still hitting the gym at this point of January, we salute your dedication to healthy living for 2014. But if you've given up on reenacting the Tour De France on an indoor cycle while listening to Katy Perry, here's a look at what's going on this week.
This week, Robert Sietsema introduces his meal of crossing-bridge-noodles at Tribeca's Lotus Blue through a Yunnan folktale. Further uptown, Tejal Rao reminisces about the highs and lows of restaurant staff meals before exploring the Upper West Side's new Mexican comfort-food restaurant, Cocina Econ ... More >>
The drag star died a few days ago, to the horror of her fans and loved ones. Here are Andrew Werner's photo recollections of the glamour.
And it's by the guy who wrote "Psycho Killer"! Here's the official description of Here Lies Love, coming to the Public next April: "Within a throbbing dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim desconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos and her meteoric rise ... More >>
Now you can play the ponies and eat dim sum at the same place—Aqueduct
The Glammy Awards are Cherry Jubilee's gala tribute to promoters, comics, drag queens, bartenders, gogo boys, and bloggers. But the Glammys deserves an award of their own for the annual Aaron Cobbett shot of the previous year's winners decked out in a zingy color theme as only the club crowd ... More >>
Filipino cuisine returns to the East Village
PinkberryKeeping teenage girls fed since 2005Yes, it's not quite as delicious as a dripping cone of full-fat chocolate chip ice cream, but on a day like today when the weather is so scorching, you could probably even convert a vegan to Pinkberry, the frozen yogurt topped with an array of fres ... More >>
Leggy Manila Luzon is all lacquered and freshened and killing them on RuPaul's Drag Race. I recently chatted with the Twin Cities-born Manila about her choices and her chances.
Anneloni, coming at you.The red-accented room at Porsena was only half-full on a Thursday night at 8 p.m. For all the pre-opening hype porchetta queen Sara Jenkins's new restaurant got, the place has seemed surprisingly un-mobbed. Maybe it's its location on a rather un-tread stretch of 7th St ... More >>
• Half a billion eggs are now being recalled in 17 states (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin) due to a salmonella outbreak traced back to two Iowa egg producers, Hi ... More >>
According to reports, Rolando Mendoza, the former police inspector who was holding at least 15 Hong Kong tourists hostage on a bus in Manila, has been killed after being shot in the head. Mendoza had been demanding his job back after being dismissed for extorting $444 from a chef over drivin ... More >>
Luis Arce Mota is the chef-owner behind the new homestyle Mexican, Ofrenda Cocina Mexicana (113 7th Avenue South), set to open this Wednesday. With this new venture, he hopes to demonstrate that Mexican cuisine goes beyond the realm of nachos, tacos, and quesadillas. His menu is built around ... More >>
The Philippine Daily InquirerPurple Yam's Chef Romy DorotanIt looks like Ditmas Park will have to wait a little longer for Purple Yam, the eagerly anticipated new Filipino restaurant from the folks behind Cendrillon. According to a message that owners Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan posted on their ... More >>
Raising money to aid Filipinos affected by Typhoon Ondoy
Although most of the circumstances surrounding the third Ali-Frazier fight have been told in books, Thrilla in Manilla (narrated by Liev Schreiber and produced and directed by John Dower) puts all the pieces together in a clearer and more dramatic narrative than any previous account. It also puts th ... More >>
LaBute's stimulating latest; Jill Hennessy in the Lymelife.
Everyone has heard of Beer Nuts (redskin roasted peanuts) and corn nuts (roasted or deep-fried kernels), but what about cracker nuts?
Located on a dark stretch of Church Street west of Chinatown, Macao Trading Company is unheralded by any sign, except for a door screened over by an usual metal grate, and a red lamp that appears to be hanging upside down over the entrance. The menu seeks to evoke the twin cuisines of Portu ... More >>
Christine Choy's Long Story Short, John Wootak Kwon's Always Be Boyz, and more
Not-minimal remixes provide not-overwhelming joy
Ingenious guerrilla indie finds a home on the other side of the world
Precocious kids and old joys at 35th annual showcase of up-and-coming directors
Stunning Russian whatsit, embedded Iraq doc, Malaysian new wave elevate lowlands fest
Testing the Limits in Little Manila
But Will Bush Hear the Message?
Searching for the Diamonds in the Rough
Bomb Plots in Manila, Mayhem in Manhattan