Niman Ranch Inc.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Rancho Feeding Recall: Why Sick Dairy Cows Might Be to Blame

    Rancho Feeding Corp., a slaughterhouse in Petaluma, California, has suspended operations indefinitely and is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of meat that has reached 30 states. In the words of the U.S. Department of Agriculture: The meat is "unfit for human food." The facility has "processed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Chipotle's New "Scarecrow" Video and App: An Emotionally Powerful Marketing Tool (INTERVIEW)

    Twenty years after Chipotle slung its first burrito from a pint-size shop in Denver, Colorado, it has become an international tour de force: An undisputed leader in the conversation about sustainably raised food (particularly when it comes to bringing the message to the masses), the company has an u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    The 10 Best Burgers in NYC

    Long before David Hasselhoff became a Teutonic favorite, Germany gave us the cooked-meat puck known as the hamburger, and we think it's safe to say we came away the victors in that cultural trade-off. Yes, the hamburger is America's sandwich, and as an American, it's your Xenu-given right to stuff y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Groundbreaking New York Post Report: A Couple Guys Stayed in a Hotel

    ​The New York Post rubs its hands gleefully today with a new "scoop": they've found two people connected with Occupy Wall Street who stayed in a fancy hotel. Therefore, the entire movement is a sham. Peter Dutro, "one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee," and Brad S ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 13, 2011

    Jones Wood Foundry Puts Some English On It

    Bubble and squeak your way through a new Yorkville gastropub

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Papaye, Uptown African Restaurant and Accra; Lauren Shockey at Tenpenny

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema goes West African at Papaye, Uptown African Restaurant, and Accra. Lauren Shockey finds fun and value in Midtown at Tenpenny.​ Sam Sifton discovers the reason Brooklyn Heightians are staying close to home these days, awarding Colonie one star: "Long and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    NYC's 10 Best Bar Food Snacks

    ​10. Fatty dog at Upper West Side Fatty Crab - The sausage is prodigal, a fat homemade link laced with a scalding Southeast Asian XO sauce. Add a good bun, fronds of cilantro, pickled purple radish, pickled cuke spear, and smear of wet mayo, and you have one great and gloppy bar snack. 2170 B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Porsena is Pasta-rrific and Grandma-Friendly

    Anneloni, coming at you.​The red-accented room at Porsena was only half-full on a Thursday night at 8 p.m. For all the pre-opening hype porchetta queen Sara Jenkins's new restaurant got, the place has seemed surprisingly un-mobbed. Maybe it's its location on a rather un-tread stretch of 7th St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    A Grilled Cheese and A Beer at The Emerson in Clinton Hill

    The Emerson, on a recent night.​Clinton Hill's bar scene has been heating up lately with Fulton Grand, which opened at its namesake intersection this past summer, and the forthcoming Hanson Dry, a cocktail bar that was supposed to open this past weekend, but was still dark and papered over on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Our 10 Best Spots to Eat Near the 'Ground Zero Mosque' -- A Restaurant Guide

    ​The superlative "upside-down" Sicilian slice at Majestic Picture this: You've been demonstrating all day, either for or against the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque." (Really, it's just a community center -- get over it right-wing fanatics!) You develop a ferocious hunger and a burning thirst, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Meat Is for Pussies; the 'Sifty Fifty' Snubs

    This week, in food blogs ... Eat Me Daily marveled at the fact that some woman in the U.K. carved a 1,000-pound giant crown made of cheddar and is giving it to the queen. Eater was surprised to learn that Superdive is still going strong -- now with weekly beer pong tournaments and co-ed wet T-shir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Lucky Rice Festival's Night Market: Street Food and Celebrity Chefs Under the Manhattan Bridge

    Keith WagstaffFeelin' lucky?​Last Friday, the underpass under the Manhattan Bridge was swarming with hungry people at the Lucky Rice Festival's Night Market. Stands from Momofuku Milk Bar, An Choi, Umi Nom, and 23 others were handing out free samples as well as selling goodies on the side. Cel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Exclusive: Eddie Huang reveals the menu for Xiao Ye

    Eddie HuangEddie Huang's lu wei with beef shank, duck wings, and taro.​Eddie Huang has returned from a recent jaunt to Taiwan and is busily making plans for Xiao Ye (formerly Crackhaus), his 50-seat Orchard Street restaurant slated to open in mid-June. Huang gave Fork in the Road the exclusive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Eddie Huang Part 2: Asian Food Stereotyping, Momofuku, and the Cock Sauce Frat Boy Mentality

    Tasty ChompsBaohaus's Eddie Huang.​Yesterday, we spoke with Baohaus' Eddie Huang about everything from gua bao and Yelpers to Kenny Shopsin and Orlando, Florida. Today, we bring you the second half of our interview with Huang, in which he holds forth on subjects as diverse as Momofuku, his wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Brooklyn Flea Vendors to Feed SummerStage; The Best Bars for Babies

    ​Food vendors from the Brooklyn Flea have been enlisted to sell their fare at the 36 performances of SummerStage in Central Park this summer. Look for Pizza Moto, The Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Asia Dog, among other favorites. [NY Times] Orthorexia, an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2010

    Empire of the Bun at Golden Steamer and Baohaus

    Steaming is a gas at two bao specialists

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Baohaus Brings Steamed Buns and Design-Inspired Puns to Rivington Street

    Baohaus opened on Rivington Street on Christmas Eve​On Christmas Eve, Rivington Street became home to Baohaus, a subterranean shop peddling Taiwanese gua bao, or steamed buns. Located in a storefront between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets that was formerly occupied by the Naked Earth Cafe, Baohau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Certified Open: Bar Henry in the West Village

    ​Bar Henry (90 West Houston Street), the purported "American sister" of the West Village's Cafe Henri, opened last night. This wine-centric American bistro, housed in the space formerly occupied by Zinc Bar, is serving up Pat LaFrieda and Niman Ranch-sourced meats prepared by chefs Christian O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Vegetarian Dishes for Meat Lovers by Meat Lovers; Alain Ducasse Opens a Cooking School for Locals & Tourists

    For carnivores trying to reduce their meat consumption for the greater good (ie., sustainability reasons), vegetarian recipes from meat lovers may be the answer, such as Bill Niman, of Niman Ranch's, Three-Bean Chili and barbecue expert Steven Raichlen's Malaysian Grilled Tofu with Chilli Peanut Sau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Is Your Meat In Season?

    Photo by VirtualErn @ Flickr The Atlantic Food Channel has an interesting piece on the seasonality of meat. Most of the animals we eat graze on pasture, and so it makes sense that grass--like other vegetation--should peak at a certain time of the year and that, in turn, whatever is eating that grass ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    August 23, 2005

    Dog Run

    The great regional frankfurters, in NYC

  • NYC Life

    May 13, 2003

    Dog Day Afternoons

    Unleashing the Newest Breeds of Frankfurters