This blog recently ran down the "10 Biggest Douchebags in Country Music." That's all well and good, but it only tells half the story -- country is far from a moribund, cheesed-out genre. In fact, there are countless up-and-coming country craftsmen and women who are worthy of your attention. So if ... More >>
Is tax season getting you stressed? Unwind over a cheap drink at one of this week's hand picked happy hour spots.
We felt a small twinge of sadness when Stanton Public closed its doors, if only because we were momentarily nostalgic for the evenings we'd spent on the back patio, whiling away an evening with a beer in hand before craft beer bars were, you know, like, a thing here in New York City. It didn't help ... More >>
Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you--#realtalk--you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods but t ... More >>
The first snow fell yesterday, and today's high comes in under 40 degrees -- which means it's time to find your favorite fireplace and get cozy. Alternatively, discovering a cheap drink and the warmth of a bartender's conversation should do just fine. Here are a few places you might start.
We're thrilled that healthy people the world over are going to lace up their sneakers and run 26.2 miles for fun ("Run for fun? What the hell kind of fun is that?" -name that movie*) in the five boroughs tomorrow. We'll be cheering for them. From our beds. The only marathon we're in shape for here ... More >>
Still freaking out about your costume choice for Halloween? Why not try on a cheap drink deal?
The weather is warming up nicely and it's time to stop drinking at home and get to the bar. But lately, many doorways of our favorite watering holes have been blocked. Not by passed out winos or vomit but by, of all things, baby strollers. Bucking the boozy agreement to leave young-ins at home, ma ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: A New Spot for Breakfast Dosas in Tribeca | Tabata Ramen Gets New Noodle Broth]
This Alphabet City watering hole is supposed to have a New Orleans motif, which apparently means lots of tinkering lights and a bartender in an elastic-looking, headband-sized dress.
Yesterday we spoke with several New York City chefs about their upcoming Thanksgiving plans and learned all about the unique dishes they'll be making, from Todd Macdonald's White Castle-stuffed turkey to Josh Capon's hundreds of chicken lollipops. Today we hear from another batch of toques about how ... More >>
America is great, indeed! Remember how terrible we all felt when Christian Lopez, the lucky guy who caught the ball knocked out of the park in Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit, was maybe going to have to pay a bunch of money -- $5,000 to $14,000 -- to the IRS, just because he was coordinated enough ... More >>
David RomanThe busy, busy Meaghan DormanThe last time we checked in with Meaghan Dorman, she'd just launched her first cocktail list at Raines Law Room (48 West 17th Street). Since then, she has launched a couple more at such bars as Jones Wood Foundry (401 East 76th Street) and Lantern's Kee ... More >>
Whatever show this was, it didn't make the list, remarkably. Pic by Rebecca Smeyne.Shea Stadium has been one of Brooklyn's finer DIY-type venues since opening in April 2009 -- after a quick move from Debevoise Avenue over to its current home at 20 Meadow Street (neighbor issues, alas), the sp ... More >>
foodnetwork.comEddie Huang is on a bit of streak today: Not only did Sam Sifton give a glowing shout-out to the Chinese New Year dinner Huang threw with Tyler Kord at No. 7 last night, but the Brooklyn Flea has announced that dude will be a guest-vendor at the market, starting this Sunday.
Titus Andronicus and Ducktails, respectively. Pics by Georgia, way more below.Whew, what a whirlwind of a weekend! The L Magazine hosted the 2nd-annual Northside Festival, a major throwdown of bands, art, film, and more bands, all packed into multiple venues across Williamsburg and Gre ... More >>
20 Happy Hours for every legal drinking hour in town!
Vidiot/FlickrWaxing poetic: Jerry Thomas at The Museum of the American Cocktail in New OrleansSettle down, cocktailians. The question isn't, "who is Jerry Thomas?" as in the pioneering American bartender and New York (State) native deemed the father of modern mixology and worshiped by mustach ... More >>
yumsugar.comMiller High Life may have billed itself the "Champagne of Beers" back in 1903, but that was before a handful of breweries started making actual champagne-style beer. Most beers made with saccharomyces bayanus, the champagne yeast, are ales. Lager yeast doesn't agree with champagne ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal looks at the absinthe releases and re-releases of the last couple years, since the "green fairy" has been re-legalized. Despite the interest in the wormwood liqueur, its flavor profile is new to the American palate and difficult to appreciate. [Wall Street Journal] Now that ... More >>