On March 20th, City Council Members Margaret Chin and Christine Quinn encouraged everyone to celebrate a "victory" in the ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) rezoning of the area surrounding Pier 17 and the former Fulton Fish Market. Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corporation, the mall developer t ... More >>
Monday, February 25 Cassoulet Festival at Back Forty West Peter Hoffman will hold the annual Cassoulet Festival at Soho's Back Forty West starting at 6:30 p.m. Alex Raij of Txikito, Mike Laarhoven of Back Forty, Shanna Pacifico of Back Forty West, Nick Anderer or Maialino, and Tom Mylan of the Meat ... More >>
It's a good time to visit Gowanus. Third Avenue is already home to exciting young newcomers like the Pines and Fletcher's (where Robert recently found a "near-perfect" pulled pork sandwich). Now it hosts new bakery Runner & Stone. Peter Endriss was formerly the head baker at Per Se, and we've been ... More >>
Thursday, September 27 Trader Joe's Protest. Demanding "meat without drugs," Consumers Union and other advocacy groups will hold a press conference/action outside of Trader Joe's Union Square store on Thursday, September 27 from 11 am to noon. They will deliver over half a million petition signature ... More >>
Tuesday, September 18 Crab Boil. Fatty Crew Hospitality Group announces the seventh anniversary of Fatty Crab this month. To celebrate, the restaurant will be hosting a Maryland-style crab boil from September 17 through October 17. It's serving blue crabs with "Malay old bay" seasoned water, steamed ... More >>
[See More Interviews: North Fork Table & Inn's Gerry Hayden | Travis Post of Yunnan Kitchen] It's easy to eat Runner and Stone's amber-hued pretzel absently, nibbling the thin crispy arms that cross over themselves, the soft curves of the bulbous tops flecked with salt, without contemplating the Ch ... More >>
[See More Photo Essays: Scenes from the Red Hook Ball Fields | A Glimpse of Tokyo's Doughnut Plant] Grub Street reports that Bouchon Bakery alum Wayne Surber, and his wife Tracie Lee, have plans to grow their locavore taco stand into a 40-seat café. This is good news. I sampled their delicious cho ... More >>
[See More Good Stuff: What Should I Do with This Lamb Head? | Trying To Beat the Heat? Check Out Korean Naeng Myun | Photos: The New Amsterdam Market's Dairy Fair] Forget everything you thought you knew about what you wanted for brunch. No more gloggy, room-temperature eggs benedict or sugar stuff ... More >>
The New Amsterdam Market was filled with cheerful cheese vendors, nursing their hangovers with iced coffee (the 3rd Annual Cheesemonger Invitational took place last night in Long Island City). I sampled cheese from about 10 of the 20 producers and purveyors (Edgwick Farm's bloomy-rind, aged goat che ... More >>
Predictions loom that the next corn harvest will disappoint, and analysts predict the meager crop yield will inflate food costs.[Business Week]The FDA has sent warning letters to 1,200 tobacco retailers in 15 states, finding that many still sell cigarettes to minors as well as offering loosies (t ... More >>
Lauren BloombergFollow the powdered sugar. We've seen just about everything turn up at the duo of South Street Seaport markets (the New Amsterdam Market and Fulton Street Market), from hand-held pies to draft-pulled kombucha. But it's always exciting to stumble across something we've never se ... More >>
Cider Week New York's Cider Week kicked off this past weekend at the New Amsterdam Market and will go through the 23rd, celebrating the deliciousness that is fermented apple juice. Unlike beer or wine, however, cider isn't very well known, perhaps because people think it refers to the plasti ... More >>
Liz Gutman, co-founder of Liddabit Sweets, fishes around in her new infernal contraption. Founded in 2009 by Liz Gutman and Jen King, Brooklyn's Liddabit Sweets brought the local and sustainable ethos to candymaking. It also brought us habit forming, individually wrapped sea-salt caramels. A ... More >>
Russ & DaughtersNew Catch Holland herring fans who couldn't make it to Russ & Daughters' annual Herring Pairing last month, take heart: The store will be serving the Dutch delicacies at this Sunday's New Amsterdam Market.
Rebecca Marx The first time we encounter Pie Corps at the New Amsterdam Market, we tried their derby pie, and liked what we tasted. This time around, though, our tastes ran savory.
Rebecca MarxIf, unlike us, you have not eaten your weight in ice cream this week, then you may be interested to know that this weekend will present numerous opportunities to consume it.
Fany Gerson may not have yet found a space for her La Newyorkina store, but that's not preventing her from disseminating her paletas to as many people as possible: she's got spots at the Hester Street Fair and New Amsterdam Market, and is collaborating with Tortilleria Nixtamal at City Hall P ... More >>
Rebecca MarxPie Corps' Derby pie After we heard that Pie Corps would make its debut at last weekend's New Amsterdam Market, we resolved to be there to eat whatever they were selling. And we're glad we did, because we found this Derby pie.
Hester Street Fair Last year's Hester Street Fair taught Suchin Pak a lesson that should come as no surprise to anyone who's attempted to navigate the crowds at the Brooklyn Flea or New Amsterdam Market. "We learned very quickly that food seemed to be not only a huge draw in general, but also ... More >>
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.
Chefdruck/FlickrMelt Shop opened earlier today on Lexington Avenue, thus fulfilling its mission of (according to the press release) bringing "Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to the Midtown Masses." The restaurant promises to offer sandwiches "reminiscent of your childhood," though roast beef, blue ... More >>
flickr/Allerina & Glen MacLartyShuck 'em!Get ready for some shucking and slurping: It's going to be an oysterpalooza on Saturday, April 9 at New Amsterdam Market!
Photo courtesy of Liddabit SweetsLiddabit Sweets' Snacker.Earlier this week, Lauren offered advice on procuring good Valentine's Day chocolate. Thanks to the New Amsterdam Market, there will soon be another seasonal source for the cacao-fixated.
Last week, a friend of ours was almost operatic in her praise of Shandaken Bake, a Catskills-area pastry concern whose wares she'd sampled at last Sunday's New Amsterdam Market. So we were more than a bit excited to find the bakery's table amid the crush of pre-Thanksgiving shoppers at yeste ... More >>
Nordic grains repose beneath the cucumbers.National Sandwich Day may have come and gone, but the New Amsterdam Market will carry the flame next Sunday, Nov. 14, with its smørrebrød table. Smørrebrød, pronounced "smoe-bruth," are Danish open-faced sandwiches made wi ... More >>
Nowhere in the dessert world are autumn's fleeting pleasures better articulated than in People's Pops' pumpkin spice pop. Just as fall promises to mutate into winter with depressing speed, the popsicle ice pop is marked for imminent extinction.
Robert SietsemaPeople's Pops is officially shutting down for the season in the coming weeks, but once it emerges from hibernation next spring, it may be with its very own stand-alone storefront.
Ruis bread, decked out in butter and cucumbers. While the idea of a freshly-baked loaf of bread -- or really anything that emerges from a burning oven -- isn't overtly appealing in the middle of a heat wave, Finnish ruis bread provides an unlikely balm to the crippling temperatures.
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 >>
Wild botanicals from northern Vermont, corralled into a subdued spread. On Saturday, the gates to the Marble Cemetery opened for the City of Merchants, a fundraiser for the New Amsterdam Market. The fundraiser kicked off in the late morning with a display of wild botanicals harvested by farm ... More >>
Sweet Tallulah's cookie dough: ready for baking or gorging straight out of the bag. Though there were plenty of delightful baked goods on display at yesterday's New Amsterdam Market, none were quite so poised to bring joy to addled holiday bakers as Sweet Tallulah's ready-made cookie dough. ... More >>
Sweet Maine shrimp: small size, big flavor I once ate the most delicious whole fried shrimp at La Fonda del Sol. When I asked the server what kind of shrimp they were, he explained that they were sweet Maine shrimp, only available in the winter, and hard to find in New York. But for members o ... More >>
A scene from September's New Amsterdam Market Though it seems it was just yesterday, rather than three months ago, that the New Amsterdam Market returned to the South Street Seaport, the last market of the year will take place this Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Though it's been a whirlwind o ... More >>
"Do you mind if we talk in here?" Jimmy Carbone gestures to his narrow basement kitchen at Jimmy's 43, outfitted with hot plates, metal racks holding dishes, and wooden chopping boards. Carbone already has the onions out, waiting to be diced for a peperonata he's making for this evening's Ho ... More >>
Jen King (left) and Liz Gutman tackle a batch of caramel. On a recent Thursday afternoon, Liz Gutman and Jen King were in the eye of a salted caramel storm. "Now's the time that everyone wants to buy candy," King said, reading the thermometer that sprouted from the large pot of hot caramel sh ... More >>
A delicious bunch of purple mustard greens from the New Amsterdam Market, grown in Queens. In the past, vegetarians have extolled their dining habits with evangelistic fervor. They were often prone to wrinkle up their noses, and even make snide and pious comments, when others were scarfing ... More >>
The Meat Hook's not opening until November 11, but its marketing machine is already grinding away. Yesterday at the New Amsterdam Market (a more thorough account of which is here), the butcher shop's table was piled high with meaty swag that would put an NPR pledge drive to shame, including t ... More >>
October is shaping up to be the most porcine of months. On October 25, Tom Mylan, whose Meat Hook is scheduled to open the first week of November, will break down half a pig with his comrade in carrion, Joshua Applestone, at the New Amsterdam Market. Applestone is the proprietor of Fleisher's ... More >>
Ah, Friday. Without further ado, the week's best posts: Cute Yummy Time: when gothic Lolita fetishists and singing crab bagels collide.Battle of the Dishes pitted supermarket veggie burgers against one another. Fork in the Road ranked our 10 Best French Fries.As the city grows more bike-friend ... More >>
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