The ubiquitous New York bagel has, for many years, operated as a shadow of its former self, with the worst offenders being puffy to the point of losing their shape yet leaden and tasteless enough to use as a dog's chew toy. So you have to hand it to Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kliegman, restaurateurs in ... More >>
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We haven't forgotten about the CitiBike plan. Even after it got delayed once (thanks computer glitches). And then again (thanks Sandy). Now, the expected release date is this July for New York's first citywide bike share - a program that Mayor Bloomberg is still whatever about. Keyword: expected. B ... 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 Dishes: Chicken Thighs, Braised Greens, and Polenta at Vinegar Hill House, Dish #66 | Uptown Bourbon BBQ Burger Fro ... More >>
[See More Interviews: Runner and Stone's Head Baker Peter Endriss | North Fork Table & Inn's Gerry Hayden] You'd expect Nadia G to have a no-holds-barred, exuberant attitude that quite frankly might be a little intimidating, right? That she'd get down to the nitty gritty of an interview, throw a fe ... More >>
The Voice is giving away tickets to this Friday's Northside Festival showcase with the spectacular Of Montreal, Jens Lekman (performing a solo acoustic set thanks to visa woes), the roaring Portland band The Thermals, and Brooklyn's own Beach Fossils. Head over to the Voice's promotions section to e ... More >>
Electronic dance music's recent youthquake has brought forth not only a lot of new production talent, but also a healthy number with distinctive styles. That's certainly the case with the 22-year-old Montreal producer who goes under the moniker Jacques Greenea normal-enough-sounding name, par ... More >>
Gordon Ramsay is suing a Montreal restaurant, Laurier BBQ, for $2.7 million over his role in the restaurant's makeover. [CBC via Huff Po] The winners of the European Bocuse d'Or this year were all Scandinavian chefs. See who took home the gold.
Beets and goat cheese as a combination may be lowbrow-despicable, joining meatballs and anything with truffle oil as over the hill, over-saturated, and oft mocked menu items. However, beets aren't leaving the table anytime soon, in fact, it's tempting to say they're making a comeback. Fortunately ... More >>
No one homeNo word yet on when M. Wells will be back up and running -- or even where exactly, although it will likely be in Long Island City -- but that doesn't seem to have owners Sarah Obraitis and Hugue Dufour too worried. They send around word today they they'll be taking their show on th ... More >>
10. Smoked Meat Poutine at Mile End - It's hard to imagine an American restaurant improving on this working-class Montreal standard, but Boerum Hill's Mile End has done the trick, by garnishing the poutine with another Quebecois specialty, smoked meat, in addition to curds, fries, and gravy. ... More >>
A new study reveals that nearly 17 percent of U.S. medical costs can be blamed on obesity - some $168 billion. [USA Today] Conceiving your child in early spring can increase its chances of developing food allergies, according to Finnish researchers. [BusinessWire] Meanwhile, men who eat a l ... More >>
Tobie Marier-RobitailleHugue DufourYesterday, we talked to Hugue Dufour, chef-owner of M. Wells in Long Island City, about what makes his diner so special and when we can expect to be able to eat dinner (and drink wine) there. Today, he talks food, sex, and why New York needs more foie gras. ... More >>
Ben Clark/NickelodeonBottom row: Christian Jacobs, DJ Lance Rock, and Scott Shultz. Top row: Brobee, Muno, Plex.The characters of the Nickelodeon preschool children's show, Yo Gabba Gabba!, recently barbecued with riff-rockers Them Crooked Vultures: picture a gap-toothed cyclops (Muno), a pin ... More >>
Don't let the name fool you: Plants and Animals are not a biology lesson, but a Montreal-based trio whose epic songs shapeshift from plush orchestral arrangements into sprightly, choral folk. They're at Union Hall. Or, brace yourself for an evening of headbanger delights at Webster Hall, where the ... More >>
It may seem like SXSW is sucking the musical lifeblood out of Gotham this week, but there's plenty of talent swimming up here, against the current, anyway. Take Montreal's the Lovely Feathers (to your left), who'll transform Mercury Lounge into an indie-pop playground with their wooing vocals ... More >>
Georgia's deranged rockers still mean business
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla gives us "Hipster Runoff Explained (Maybe)," a possibly illuminating chat with the Internet's latest mystery man. Stephen Slaybaugh investigates the sweet pop pleasure of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Aidan Levy on the ambitious 'Search ... More >>
Who says Montreal is cold? It's hot, baby.
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Not to be confused with the former prime minister of Russia, poutine is Quebecois soul food, a crazy toss of French fries, pale squeaky cheese curds, and brown gravy. Since this is really French food we're talking about, the gravy is not the floury kind that comes in cans, but a sort of transparent ... More >>
Your move, Madonna. Pic by Jesse Reed. The double-edged sword of living here in NYC is a) there's tons of cool shit going on musically on any given weekend, but b) if you are fatigued/lazy/vaguely ill and thus opt to spend your downtime in a quiet shut-in "walk around the park and abuse Netflix" fa ... More >>
Last night's POP Montreal opening party kicked off in an appropriately contrarian locale: a cavernous poutain-and-pool dive downtown. Attendees scarfed freebie hot dogs and beer under the florescent lights, carb-loading for the inaugural night of live shows. (Proving that you can never really escape ... More >>
Montreal is the spiritual—and occasionally, temporal—home of Leonard Cohen, recently inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. (He's also a man awesome enough to be entitled to say crazily pretentious things—like calling concert fans “angels born of the mud”—as he did during a foul- ... More >>
This week we'll be reporting from the cold climes of the French-Canadian north, where the annual POP Montreal music festival is underway. Spread across five days and countless downtown venues, POP is the Canuck retort to CMJ: well-organized, unpretentious, and lovably D.I.Y. It's also an excellent c ... More >>
Beer, BBQ, and indie rock
The Spiegeltent returns with teak, velvet, and nipple glitter
Does Canada really have its own cuisine?
He looks way better with clothes. Oh Lord. From the inbox: Tickets are now on sale for our 4/14 Karaoke Jam with OF MONTREAL with emcee Michael Showalter (as Alan Shemper from "Wet Hot American Summer") at Studio B in Brooklyn!!!
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Lured by competing games, queer athletes find they can't go both ways
The Festival de Théâtre des Amériques in Montreal