Heirloom beet salad -- Bartlett pear, arugula, ricotta, walnuts First cutting his eye teeth at Jimmy's No. 43, playing a pair of hot plates like a DJ, chef Philip Kirschen-Clark bounced around trying to find a new place that was a good fit. Most recently, he developed a menu at Vandaag representin ... More >>
The simit tastes pretty good, but is it actually a bagel? Above: the whole wheat simit A neophyte chain called Simit Smith has introduced a new sort of bagel to the Upper West Side. In Turkey, it's known as a simit, but there are a half-dozen other names for it in the Middle East, Greece, Romani ... More >>
And you can join his crowd, at BAM
Ondatrópica make their U.S. debut
Sweet-pickled herring with mustard sauce and fresh dill, mounted on one of those thin brown crackers of which Scandinavia seems to have a surplus. This evening I attended the third annual Herring Pairing mounted by Russ & Daughters at the Astor Center. There were eight dishes presented at eight di ... More >>
Not since Two Girls, One Cup (yes, that's the real link. Be careful) has a work of fecal cinema inspired more gagging, satirical interpretations, and, well, gagging than The Human Centipede.For anyone who doesn't already know, it's the story of a demented German surgeon and his quest to create the " ... More >>
In a couple of weeks, the biggest, gaudiest, gayest and easily the most-watched televised music event in the world will unfold, this year from Baku, Azerbaijan, and once again Americans will be almost completely oblivious to it. We're talking, of course, about the Eurovision Song Contest, which sta ... More >>
This just in: Picture the Homeless says that its funding has been frozen because of a New York Post story claiming that the non-profit, which received $240,000 from the city in recent years, taught people how to illegally squat. The funding fracas started when Andres Perez, a board member of the Br ... More >>
Is it really a surprise that the World Health Organization and the European Commission found that Europeans drink more than anyone else in the world? No, but the numbers, as reported by Reuters, are still pretty intriguing: the consumption of alcohol in the European Union is double the world average ... More >>
Aryeh Ralbag, the Brooklyn rabbi who also leads Amsterdam's Jewish community, might soon get booted from his Netherlands position for recent comments on homosexuality. Problems came to a crux for Ralbag, who has held the long-distance post for six years, in January, according to the Jewish Telegr ... More >>
In December, I finally got the chance to meet Paulette Cooper when we had breakfast near the offices of the Voice. For many of us who toil in this business of reporting on Scientology, we have no greater hero. Paulette's 1971 book, The Scandal of Scientology, was one of the first exposes of the chur ... More >>
Joseph Keckler puts a spell on you
Russ & DaughtersJune is to clupeophiles - or herring freaks as they're more commonly known - what March is to college basketball fans. Why? Because it marks the beginning of the all too brief New Catch Holland Herring season.
Just because the notion of pie as the new cupcakes proved to be a bit of a non-starter, that doesn't mean that bakers aren't still bound and determined to build businesses upon it. To wit: Pie Corps, the new pie company that will be making its debut at this Sunday's New Amsterdam Market.
Best eats at the New Amsterdam Market this weekend: Sunday gravy boat ($6) from Table Tales Cafe, featuring braised pork and beef, sausage, and meatballs lodged in a hollowed-out bread. Gone is the extravagant New Amsterdam Market of last autumn, featuring dozens upon dozens of vendors and t ... More >>
apol3/FlickrDrink it, live it.Between pickles, New Amsterdam, and the Grub/Hester Street festival, there are already plenty of ways to stuff your face this weekend. And now, in honor of Oktoberfest, here are two more.
Trust us, this looks way more appetizing than an actual eel.Back in May, the New Amsterdam Market commandeered the Marble Cemetery for a fundraiser showcasing a variety of wild botanicals from Vermont. On Sunday, the Vermont food gatherers will return to the market, and they'll have plenty of ... More >>
In a shocking twist, it turns out that the nastiest oil story of the week goes to a company called Trafigiura that, back in 2006, had the brilliant idea of transporting their illegal toxic sludge to the Ivory Coast where they could all forget about all about it and "get their lives back." Mea ... More >>
Where curds and kimchi meet and mingle. For those of us who spent a certain portion of last summer consuming Anne Saxelby's grilled cheese sandwiches at the Brooklyn Flea, the news that she would not return for this season's market was cause for, if not mourning, then certainly disappointmen ... More >>
David ShankboneGet a load of this email thread between Gary Hall (aka drag star Shequida) and Delta Airlines over terrible service that caused Hall to miss his flight and forfeit big sums of money. In return, they offered him 100 smackers. And he smacked them right back down!
Last year's catchThe time for New Holland herring--equal to the finest sushi--is almost upon us.
Mexicans are short, impervious to cold
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
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Recommendations by R.C. Baker
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Sympathetic European cycling activists jump into critical mess to say, 'Free NYC cyclists'
Trawling for treasureand finding itat a Paris photo fair
Premier Black College Is a Study in Anti-Gay Discrimination
Van Hove Tackles 'Three Sisters' at the Holland Festival
Three Funerals and a Wake
Van Hove, Mee, and Donnellan at the Holland Festival
Trash Talking With Mad Scientist Paul Verhoeven