Break out the acid wash denim jorts -- it's downright summery outside. And no better way to celebrate a warm day (or pretend that it's swimsuit season) than with a frozen drink. Here are our 10 favorites around town.
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The ornamental Eureka lemon has decidedly pink flesh, instead of lemon-yellow. Normally, if you set out to make festive pink lemonade like Martha Stewart, you do it by adding cranberry or strawberry juice to your regular recipe. But now you can make pink lemonade without the alien juices.
At the James Beard Foundation's sumptuous "Chefs & Champagne" event at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons, honoree Ted Allen--the Queer Eye food guy who's now the host of Food Network's Chopped--talked edibles with me between courses. Hi, Ted. What are the hot new trends in food these days? ... More >>
The Houston-via-Hollywood rapper Riff Raff dropped a new mixtape over the weekend! Titled Summer of Surf, the album includes collaborations with Internet darlings Kitty Pryde, Chief Keef and Lil Debbie; Riff Raff himself contributes quite a few bizarre boasts, not to mention a song titled "Versace P ... More >>
tosiontour.comBestie bakers.In case you missed it yesterday, Momofuku Milk Bar's Christina Tosi made an appearance on Today. Meanwhile, today, she stopped by The Martha Stewart Show. Tosi is in serious book tour mode these days, traveling around promoting her new cookbook, Momofuku Milk Bar. ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. International Gourmet Kitchen (IGK) is a new lunch spot in Chelsea, offering great value on everything from burgers to burritos to Asian rice bowls. [Midtown Lunch] To ... More >>
Billy ErbThe drag star has new cabaret show, That Ain't No Lady!, at La Escuelita (301 W. 39th Street), 8 PM every Tuesday starting October 4, and more celebs are lining up to give it thumbs up than begged to be in "We Are The World." In fact, Bunny just provided me with this really inspirin ... More >>
Photo courtesy Ron Ben-IsraelRon Ben-Israel can handle even the toughest of bridezillas. Yesterday we spoke with Ron Ben-Israel, a wedding-cake master who is certainly on the speed dial of all brides and brides-to-be. He told us all about the parallels between wedding cake making and dancing ... More >>
Photo courtesy Ron Ben-IsraelRon Ben-Israel, sugar flower maker extraordinaire For Wedding Week, who better to interview than wedding cake guru Ron Ben-Israel? He magically transforms sugar and spice and everything nice into elaborate cakes coveted by brides (and maybe a few bridezillas or t ... More >>
Rebecca MarxThe Lobster Pound's roll will rumble.Our digestive tracts are still working out the kinks from the Lobster Roll Claw-Off that Tasting Table threw last June, and this year's iteration promises to be a boon for gastroenterologists across the city. The folks at TT have sent word th ... More >>
Shopping is even more fun when it's dirt-cheap, and when you're sure no one you know will be there to catch you hunting for bargains. Here are the five best department chains that appeal to my budgetary needs and kitsch taste.
The orange wonder known as the Conan blimp has been flying over New York lately, and New Yorkers, being observant sorts, have taken notice. The blimp, which advertises Conan's new show on TBS -- starting November 8 -- will be blimping out over New York until the 31st.
It's almost Internet Week! And for those of you who found this post by misspelling "weak" in a search on "the Google," it means that for one week, June 7-14, the tech-media circlejerk will tear themselves away from backlit screens to take over this city. But don't worry!
Andrew Hinderaker"Birdie," the GreeNYC bird (note bike helmet!), hangs in Times Square. Today is a very beautiful National Bike to Work Day here in New York City. Wiley Norvell, the communications director at Transportation Alternatives, which co-hosted nine pit stops throughout the city, int ... More >>
For us, Thanksgiving was pre-ruined by the grisly medical press releases we received over the past week, portraying the holiday as a menace. (And they keep coming! The Saint Louis University Medical Center offers "Surviving the Holidays: 10 Tips for Staying Healthy." Number 1: "Keep your distance -- ... More >>
The last word on the reopening of Anita Lo's Annisa, which closed after a fire earlier this year, was November. Unfortunately, a dysfunctional sprinkler system has delayed those plans, according to Lo, who is now hoping to reopen early next year. "More headache and delays," the chef said yes ... More >>
"[My mom's] fried chicken would literally put on tennis shoes and run the fuck into your mouth." Semi-retired rapper Coolio just released a new cookbook, Cookin' with Coolio, a hilarious guide to becoming what he's deemed a "ghetto gourmet," or at least, "a kitchen pimp." Filled with recipes like ... More >>
Tofu with spicy minced meat sauce (Japanese-style mabo dofu)Mackerel cooked in miso Harumi Kurihara is Japan's most popular cookbook writer and food authority--she has books, a magazine, and shops where she sells her cookware and clothing lines. She's like Martha Stewart, Nigella Lawso ... More >>
Who knew she would still be around? ArianeWith last night's episode of Top Chef, something is becoming more and more clear. Everyone on this season is pretty nice, even Stefan; no clear villain is emerging. There's a lack of cutthroat ambition making for some boring TV and some boring dishes. No one ... More >>
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