Hey New York: Go out and eat. We know it's been a brutally cold January, and that means that lots of us would rather stay huddled up with Netflix in our living room, even if we have to ingest food of questionable provenance or eat canned soup. Thing is, though, restaurants are small businesses, and ... More >>
As the ferociously cold first month of 2014 comes to a close (good riddance, January), you might be considering a new fresh start by amending those New Year's resolutions that seemed so alluring on the 1st. Perhaps you want to reinstate your nightly wine ritual but aren't sure whether your vino habi ... More >>
Just because the music business has been reduced to a dying ember of quarter-cent streaming services, earnest cultural analysis of the VMAs, and rappers with horn players, doesn't mean we can't make sweeping, declarative reformations to help make our proud old-media industry just a little bit better ... More >>
You have a bunch of New Year's resolutions--eat less, smoke more etc.--but how about making one you'll actually keep? Resolve to see more live comedy. That's pretty easy to stick to: you're in the global capital of stand-up, sketch and improv. Plus, it's way more fun than going to the gym. Cheap Lau ... More >>
It's been nearly 15 years since music journalist Jim DeRogatis caught the story that has since defined his career, one that he wishes didn't exist: R. Kelly's sexual predation on teenage girls. DeRogatis, at that time the pop-music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, was anonymously delivered the first ... More >>
If you think chefs are going too far with their rigid tasting menus and impossible reservation systems, you'll love Corby Kummer's description in February's Vanity Fair of ambitious young chefs as "an army of fresh-faced Stalins" torturing us with their too-long, expensive tasting menus. I've endur ... More >>
New York, New York. The name luxuriously repeated by Frank Sinatra and later rejuvenated by Jay-Z evokes images of the city's guilty nightlife, where everyone who hustled and bustled all day finally let their vices loose. It's the lifeblood of our weekends in this hedonist metropolis, when bars, clu ... More >>
Thursday, December 27 Beer Dinner for Holiday Hurricane Relief at Alewife: Long Island City brewery Alewife will host a holiday meal fit for a beer fanatic. For $50, try brews from Smuttynose, Lagunitas, Oskar Blues, Dogfish Head, Greenport Harbor, and Bronx Brewery, all paired with a six-course men ... More >>
As I sit and watch the year end lists of best reissues virtually pile up on the laptop, I can't help but be reminded of something my Uncle Lech once said to me many X-Masses ago when we were down in his basement jamming some Bobby Vinton. As his light up speakers twinkled and pulsed in my periphera ... More >>
Reinvention is the new resolution. Ring in 2013 with eats, drinks, music, and more.
Stephbond / FlickrWhen it's cold outside, go for some warm cocoaChocoholics, rejoice: The happiest time of the year is almost here! Sure, February might be a crap time of year for some people, namely those with Seasonal Affective Disorder and all single people around the 14th, but for cocoa l ... More >>
And now, a look back at what was on the menu here at Fork in the Road this week. Lauren Shockey channels the cheap with her listing: the 10 Best $10-and-Under Dishes of 2011. Robert Sietsema has few kvetches about Tribeca newcomer Kutsher's, which serves up splendid Jewish-American cuisine.
For a couple of hours after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Quadrantids meteor shower will be putting on a show for anyone willing to get up (or stay up) for it. According to NASA, "the Quadrantids have a maximum rate of about 100 per hour," which, weather permitting, should make for a pretty cool sig ... More >>
Oh, New Year's Eve. The most dreaded of holidays is fast approaching. CBS New York reports that the Times Square Ball is being installed today. But where should you venture come December 31? Luckily Priceline.com made a list of the"Top 50 New Year's Destinations for U.S. Travelers." (Read: "top New ... More >>
Artichokes seem like the last thing you'd want to make tea out of. The products of the Hung Phat herbal tea company are prominently displayed in nearly every one of the city's mega-Asian supermarkets in Chinatown, Sunset Park, and Flushing.
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Pic by Sebastian MlynarskiLean toward the folksy and brooding? Not afraid of the dark? Chances are you'll bump into Cult of Youth frontman Sean Ragon in 2011, as his New Year's resolutions seem to m ... More >>
Butthole Surfers Music Hall of Williamsburg Friday, December 31, 2010 Better Than: Sharing a flask of warm champagne and a handful of stale gorp at the Phish show. Upon getting jostled and stage-squished for about the seventh time, my friend turns to me and says, "After midnight, everyone ... More >>
Mychal Watts/Wireimage.comFloyd Cardoz Prepares for the Last Supper After being in business for 12 years, Tabla, Danny Meyer's upscale Indian restaurant, will serve its final meal this evening. We called executive chef and partner Floyd Cardoz to get the last word on the landmark restaurant ... More >>
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Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 8, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 2 The Politics of Pigskin: A Guide to the Bowl Games by Clark Whelton Like it or not, Richard Nixon has had considerable success with his policy of making political goo-goo eyes at the Silent Majority and ... More >>
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