The beef rib at Mighty Quinn's is so big, it must be butchered with a plastic knife.
It's not uncommon in barbecue states to do an extreme barbecue run that includes three or four pits in an extended afternoon of gorging, driving, sightseeing, and breaks along the way for bursts of healthful exerc ... More >>
Sonic Youth w/Wild Flag, Kurt Vile
Friday, August 12
Better than: Listening to a playlist of the set on Spotify.
Just before Sonic Youth played "Starfield Road," from 1994's Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, at Friday night's Williamsburg Waterfront gig, singer-guit ... More >>
Mark Ibold, still happier about the Pavement reunion than you areSo Chavez is reuniting, or whatever you want to call it. A Pavement reunion just dominated most of last week in New York City. Before that, it was a never-dissolved-but-certainly-largely-inactive Superchunk. In the past few year ... More >>
Stephen Malkmus (top) and Mark Ibold, each super excited about this in his own wayPavement/Jenny and Johnny
East River State Park
Sunday, September 19
Better Than: You probably would've guessed
Pavement have arrived. At last. The bad news is they played virtually ever other major ci ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Spectre Folk is the long-percolating solo guise of Magik Markers drummer Pete Nolan, a black sea of noise guitar, psych-jams, no-fi experiments, and other interplanetary gunk released on a never-end ... More >>
Sonic Youth's "Express Way To Yr Skull (Live in Prospect Park)" from Big Ass Lens.
There was this terrific moment Saturday night during the encore of Sonic Youth's terrifyingly mobbed Prospect Park show, just after they'd finished Daydream Nation thriller "Silver Rocket" amid a strobe-light finale, ... More >>
Roasting a pig in a pit anywhere in New York City is not only a big ordeal, but a fire hazard.
A Thai grocer based in the Bay Area is looking to America's Latinos as a large potential market that uses many of the same ingredients found in Thai food.
[Wall Street Journal]
Brick La ... More >>
"This is Chinese food?" said an incredulous tablemate." Indeed, "sauteed pine nuts and corn" might be mistaken for American succotash.
This week Counter Culture forges ahead to M & T, a Flushing restaurant whose owners came from the city of Qingdao in Shandong Province, directly across the Y ... More >>
Surreptitiously taken with an Apple product.
Soho Apple Store
Tuesday, June 9
"It's so quiet," says Kim Gordon, and it instantly gets even quieter, everyone instinctively inhaling with anticipation, because Kim's not one for banter unless she's thought of something profound.
"One wou ... More >>