You're almost there, New York. In just a few short hours, you'll be free to hop on a rented Citi Bike and cruise away into the glorious weekend sunset. Check out our picks for food-related events you might want to pencil into the calendar as you count down the hours until Friday freedom.
Stay safe and dry. We're gathering a list of open restaurants. Keep checking back for updates. Leave us a comment, tweet @ForkintheRoadVV, or email me for tips. 5 Napkin Burger (Hell's Kitchen) 630 9th Ave @ 45th Street 5 Napkin Burger (Upper West Side) 2315 Broadway @ 84th Street 5 Napkin Burge ... More >>
After reading this fun restaurant wish-list over on Diner's Journal, the Fork team started wishing and hoping for some of our own fantasy places to open. I'd love for a truck to drive around in the winter serving cups of really good, hot cassoulet. If there's a line, there will be nips of brandy w ... More >>
[See More Events: Free Pickle, Mustard, and Herring Ice Cream at Ripley's | Le Fooding Has Big Plans for Brooklyn] The Tour de France Restaurant Group will be celebrating tomato season with a Tomato Festival at their nine restaurants throughout Manhattan from August 15 through August 24. August i ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema travels to New Jersey's Taste of India and Thali (Food) Court, where he finds that the Newport Centre Mall's options do not disappoint even the most refined palates: "Vegetable commonplaces such as chana masala (chickpeas bobbing in mellow gravy), palak paneer ... More >>
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recipetips.comEpoisses = smells like butt, tastes goodThe Stinky Cheese Festival is ending this Friday, which means there're only two days left to indulge in funky-smelling dairy products. Created by Tour de France, the company that owns Francophilic restaurants like Café d'Alsace, French R ... More >>
Five Napkin BurgerGoing south.Just as Five Napkin Burger's eponymous offerings have been filling out waistlines for the past two years, it's co-founder, Simon Oren, likewise has expansion on his mind.
Simon Oren, a partner in Nice Matin, Marseille, Barbounia, and Five Napkin Burger, is expected to take over the space that once occupied Ed Brown's Eighty One, and is currently hunting for a chef. [Grub Street] Jean-Georges Vongerichten spars with actor Hugh Jackman in season five of the Su ... More >>
nydailynews.comAl RinehUpper East Side Mediterranean restaurant L'Ybane is moving to new west-side digs. The new space for the New York outpost of chef-owner Al Rineh's flagship restaurant in Nice, France is larger, but the menu will be much like the original: Lebanese-influenced small and la ... More >>
photo: cwbuecheler/flickr, some rights reservedYesterday, in honor of the Stinky Cheese Festival, Chef Andy D'Amico of Nice Matin (201 West 79th Street) shared a recipe for Swiss Raclette. Today, for more cheesy goodness, we have some cheesy tips from Chef D'Amico. 1. After purchase, unwrap cheese ... More >>
From today through the 28th, nine of the city's French restaurants are holding a Stinky Cheese Festival with cheese specials in addition to their normal menus. Nice Matin (201 West 79th Street) is one of the participating restaurants. Should you want to do some stinky cheese cooking in the privacy ... More >>
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