1 Andy Curtin and Aaron Lefkove of Littleneck show us how to shuck oysters with a super summery GIF. You can almost hear the shell crack. [Food Republic]
2 Andrew Beahrs writes about Mark Twain's affection for oysters, and the recent revival of Olympias, those teeny, metallic, West Coast natives. ... More >>
We're not sure how we didn't notice this before, but the building that housed a clandestine Weather Underground bomb factory, located at 18 West 11th Street, is now on the market for some $11 million. (Thanks to our man Sietsema, for bringing this to our attention!)
The quiet, tree-lined street in ... More >>
I've been rsvping up a storm so I can report to you on various theatrical stocking stuffers to fill your holiday minds with.
Here's what I saw:
*Three Pianos is a two-hour, intermissionless seriocomedy at NYTW, in which a trio of male musicians make like Victor Borge and deconstruct Schuber ... More >>
Over the last 40 years of his life, Mark Twain scribbled endless anecdotes left in the form of fat manuscript to eventually be published as his autobiography, with most penned by a stenographer in the four years prior to Twain's death. But in his will, he stipulated that they not be released ... More >>
The Mast Brothers from The Scout on Vimeo.
Last summer, Sarah wrote about how there was something about the Mast Brothers that really bugged her. The above video (from The Scout) may help her put her finger on what that was, exactly. It details the hirsute Williamsburg chocolate artisans' plans to ... More >>
This week in food blogs...
Eater offered up a handy guide to the Internet's best chef blogs.
Grub Street learned that the new T.G.I. Friday's at Union Square might get some of its food from the Greenmarket.
Midtown Lunch reported that the cops started cracking down on Mr. Softee trucks after an " ... More >>
It may not be the summer of love (in fact, we're pretty sure it isn't), but that doesn't mean that you can't spend the next two months "jamming to the familiar hiss of hippie crack." In this week's cover story, John H. Tucker goes inside the Nitrous Mafia, a surprisingly organized group made ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema uncovers Brazilian-Nepalese fusion at Katmandu Spice. Sarah DiGregorio takes a break from eating to read Twain's Feast: Searching for America's Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens.
Sam Sifton awards Kenmare no stars, proclaiming that: "the food is i ... More >>
via Anna Chapman/FacebookShould a spy have a Facebook page? Well, maybe, if she wants to seem as Americanized and actually 28 years old as possible. Or maybe not, if she's caught and turns out to have but 183 Facebook friends, 14 of whom are named some variation of "Alex." Personally, we woul ... More >>
Congratulations to New York's girl with the most cake, Tina Fey, for winning the 2010 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the nation's highest honor for those with easy, grossly unfair access to Jon Hamm comedy. The 30 Rock actress/writer will accept the award in November in a ceremony at th ... More >>
"This song's about baseball..." Only three tunes into their Friday set, and the Felice Brothes cut straight to "Cooperstown," the nearly seven-minute ballad about an 18 year old Ty Cobb's first ever at-bat. The band's ramshackle slow numbers probably sound better live from a meadow near their Cats ... More >>