This Sunday is Mother's Day. (Yes, we're sure. Yes, there's still time to get her something.) And what better way to thank the person who brought you into this world than with the gift of music? Few genres have dedicated as many songs to the importance of mothers and mother-figures as hip-hop, but i ... More >>
In case you haven't heard (or maybe you did and blocked it out): Just in time for Mother's Day, Christina Crawford will descend upon the heart of Manhattan to tell even more harrowing stories about her late mama, the shoulder-padded menace Joan Crawford.
Park Slope Neapolitan pizzeria Franny's is picking up and moving a few blocks down from its original address, and Sunday will be its last night slinging pies at 295 Flatbush Ave. After that the space will undergo construction to become Marco's, a new endeavor from the Franny's team. Expect Italian c ... More >>
Barbecue for dad with all the fixin's at Mable's Smokehouse We've endured Mother's Day, and now Father's Day is upon us. These greeting card holidays are always so depressing! You've got to do something, but you never know quite what. The best thing we can think of is to take your male parental un ... More >>
Every May, there's no shortage of mawkishly sentimental songs to play on Mother's Day, but a month later, there are comparatively few Father's Day equivalents. Sure, there are some treacly tracks like Bob Carlisle's 1997 adult-contempo hit "Butterfly Kisses," but fatherhood is more often than not in ... More >>
Forget Mother's Day; or Memorial Day; or Zuckerberg Weekend (what May 18th-20th should be called from now on); or any other important May event. Tonight is the annual solar eclipse and this one, as many astronomists are predicting, could be a rare spectacle to see. At one point this evening, 80 per ... More >>
By Jef Otte The baby wakes up and he's hungry. He wants some food and he wants it right fucking now. Unfortunately for the baby, there are a number of things that need to take place before that can happen: He needs his diaper changed, he needs to get strapped into his high-chair and his food needs ... More >>
It's that special time of the year again, when everyone steps back for a second and sends shout-outs to our most maternal partners in crime. Here at Runnin' Scared, we feel obligated (out of love, of course) to make sure the mothers who give birth to us bloggers are treated with the utmost respect. ... More >>
This one is for those who want to show off their cooking skills to mom this weekend. We've gathered some of the best Mother's Day friendly recipes off the web for you -- all of them with a pink flair. Click on the title of the dish to go to the original recipe. Enjoy!
If you really love your mom, you might want to consider skipping the Mother's Day specials this year. They tend to be such gloomy experiences as restaurants transform into brunch factories for the day and serve mediocre set menus. Instead, I suggest you take your mother out in the evening, like a re ... More >>
What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Robert Sietsema gives us the verdict on the best soba in NYC. He talks up Lower East Side Corcoron and throws in a mention for the East Village-based SobaKoh: "Soba are often eaten cold with a soy-based dipping sauce. The noodles feel cool on the ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Serious Eats does a round-up on seven can't-miss-dosas in New York City. In honor of Mother's Day, Gourmet Live has a post on a mom's five kitchen rules for her kids. One of them: hone your multitasking talents. Ryan Sutton at The Price Hike gives his take on why Empel ... More >>
Katz's: Don't you dare take your mom there for Mother's Day. Earlier today, Tejal Rao put up Our 10 Best Places To Take Mom for Mother's Day. Whatever your mom's ethnicity, she needs a welcoming place not too noisy, not too gimmicky, with food that's good, but not too challenging. Mom should be ... More >>
Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday and here at Fork in the Road, we've rounded up some restaurant deals and street fairs around the city to ease the planning process. Free stuff 1) Toloache 50 A complimentary mimosa is offered for all mothers at brunch. A $30 pre‐fixe brunch is offered includ ... More >>
I love my mum, so I would never, never take her out to brunch on Mother's Day, when restaurants are packed for the set menus. Instead, I'd take her out for an actual dinner later in the week and we'd drink enough to finally talk about that time I ran away from home. Because that's what Mother's Day ... More >>
Roseanne Barr, with promises to fight the patriarchy and legalize pot, wants to be the next commander-in-chief of the U.S., and hopes to do so as the Green Party's candidate, even though she expects to lose. This isn't the first time that Barr has made clear her presidential plans. She told ... More >>
PhotobucketChefs love their dads, tooUnlike Mother's Day, which is basically synonymous with "brunch," Father's Day isn't really a foodie holiday. But Dad still probably wants to get wined and dined by his brood, no? But where to take him for his special day? Rather than dole out our own s ... More >>
Think of the grossest thing you can come up with. No, not that. Not that either! Ew, dude. Yes, the grossest thing is reaching up into a drug mule's rectum and removing drugs they've stored there in an attempt to smuggle them hassle-free through airports. Thanks to modern technology, the good pe ... More >>
Did you call your mom yesterday? Did you send her a card? We hope so. Today the New York Post imparts the cautionary tale of what can happen when mothers are ignored on their special day. Mothers do not appreciate that. A Staten Island mom, Aretavia Kimbrough, did not appreciate that at all, ... More >>
Runnin' Scared pal EV Grieve has a last-minute suggestion for Mother's Day procrastinators: Have you called your mother yet today?
Democratic representatives Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler are proposing a bill that would award the $50 million in Osama Bin Laden bounty money to first responders, survivors, and families of victims of 9/11. (This is something I didn't know: In 2001, the Rewards for Justice Program set up a $ ... More >>
What's Mom want? Meat, meat, and more meat, and a respite from cooking Sunday dinner. Hill Country Barbecue was filled with moms this afternoon. It's one of the few places big enough that you could walk right in and eat on Mother's Day -- one of the great "greeting-card holidays" invented ... More >>
This week in food blogs ... Eater mapped 10 of the best new spots for spring drinking. Grub Street did some mapping of its own: Mother's Day brunch spots! Midtown Lunch rounded up its favorite Mexican restaurants just in time for this week's Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Serious Eats unearthed the ... More >>
Earlier this month, a PR email was sent to bloggers to remind them that Mother's Day is all about taking "time to educate a woman you love about vaginal dryness and Replens!" Awkward. Who wrote that? PRNewser checked out the story and discovered that "an intern at the firm thought they could ... More >>
Yes, it's true, good friends. National Condom Day and Valentine's Day fall on the very same day! Someone was either thinking, or not thinking, as the case may be, because just like Mother's Day, every day should really be National Condom Day. (And thereby, the two shall ever remain separate.) ... More >>
Get in line, ladies.It has come to our attention that today is a very important day in the annals of any particular year. And that is..."Have Sex With a Guy With a Mustache" Day. Remember how Mom used to claim that EVERY DAY was Mother's Day in an attempt to get you to stop being such an assh ... More >>
If you Google image search "Dan Abrams," along with his pretty mug, you will also see quite a few beautiful women. In this age, that is something of an accomplishment. (Some he even dated!) Paired with a law degree, that is enough of a qualification to write a book entitled Man Down: Proof Be ... More >>
A Brooklyn bodega offers unexpected delights
Happy Mother's Day to Arianna Huffington, whose baby was born on May 9, 2005. Maybe you could say George W. Bush's reelection campaign was the father? Inconclusive, but it's still been half a decade and the little guy has just gotten so big. The headline fonts, at least. There's been scoops, ... More >>
We've been deluged with offers and coupons and reminders that it's Mother's Day on Sunday, so we better get our mom something, quick! And while we love our mom (hey, Mom!), we have to admit that Mother's Day is not at the tippy-top of our list of things to celebrate. We're still on Cinco de ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater got excited about the apex of ramp and hot dog mania: The Shake Shack Ramp Dog. Grub Street asked Thomas Keller what he thought of animal rights protesters gathering outside his restaurants. His answer: Gofoieyourself. Feast asked Tom Colicchio if he would ever ap ... More >>
Just in time for Mother's Day, there's a new study out about mothers, wannabe mothers, and ladies who don't really care either way about motherhood... but if they do get knocked up they'll probably end up popping out the kid, cause really, it's more trouble not to.
Forget special brunches and sickly chocolates, Rodeo Bar (375 Third Avenue) is running a Mother's Day special that's good for both you and mom.
Pain d'AvignonPain d'Avignon's pecan-cranberry-chocolate bread.The Hester Street Fair continues to gather steam: just in time for Mother's Day, they've announced new additions to their roster of food vendors.
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