While Italian immigrants were busy making this city great by giving us pizza, their Eastern European counterparts set to pickling cucumbers and tomatoes, smoking fish, and rolling bagels and bialys by hand. Long New York's unofficial breadstuff, an outstanding bagel starts and ends with proper techn ... More >>
The ubiquitous New York bagel has, for many years, operated as a shadow of its former self, with the worst offenders being puffy to the point of losing their shape yet leaden and tasteless enough to use as a dog's chew toy. So you have to hand it to Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kliegman, restaurateurs in ... More >>
New York eagerly anticipated Black Seed Bagels (170 Elizabeth Street, 212-730-1950), a new shop from Mile End's Noah Bernamoff and The Smile's Matt Kliegman, and since the partners first opened the doors last week, the lines have been relentless. The place is offering a slightly different take on t ... More >>
It took Mile End Sandwich almost a month to get smoked meat back on their menu after Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Red Hook commissary. But after raising the sandwich price from $12 to $14, a heated discourse between owner Noah Bernamoff and unhappy patrons hit Twitter and Facebook.
Two spectacularly meaty events are just around the corner. Governor Island will become Pig Island this Saturday afternoon, when chefs serve pork from Møsefund Farm, Raven & Boar, Fossil Farms, and a number of local hog farms. Participating chefs include King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn, Shaunna Sargen ... More >>
The Jewish deli goes reform
The James Beard Foundation has released a list of semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards in various chef and restaurant categories. The nominees will be narrowed down on March 19, but in the meantime, check out which New York restaurants and bars have made it this far.
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Clambake & Kelso Beer Dinner The Vanderbilt Tuesday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. The brewery and restaurant are practically neighbors anyway, so it makes sense that they ... More >>
Akhtar Nawab of La Esquina City Harvest is one of the most beloved nonprofits in NYC. Each day, it collects nearly 77,000 pounds of food from restaurants, markets, and farmers, and uses that to feed more than 300,000 people. Last night it held its big annual fundraiser, "Summer in the City," ... More >>
Her Own Journey/FlickrThe real McCoy?Park Slope restaurant owners aren't the only ones talking smack this week. Over on Atlantic Avenue, Noah Bernamoff has registered his disapproval of B & B Empire Bistro, the new-ish bakery that purports to make authentic Montreal bagels.
Lauren ShockeyPickles, pickles, and more pickles at Mile End Fork in the Road readers know how to spot 'em. The restaurants where I'm eating, that is. I was indeed eating at Mile End, Noah Bernamoff's tasty deli (and home of the delicious Ruth Wilensky), named after Montreal's Mile End dist ... More >>
Robert SietsemaRuth Wilensky, not Noah Bernamoff.When we interviewed Noah Bernamoff back in February, we found the man to be a font of opinions, be they about schmaltz or the guy down the road claiming to make Montreal bagels. Over at Nona Brooklyn, there's a new interview with the Mile End o ... More >>
A couple of months ago, word got around that a Montreal-style bagel shop would be opening in Brooklyn Heights. Now, a few scant new details have become available, courtesy of the shop's website.
MetromixNoah Bernamoff and his wife, Rae Cohen.Yesterday, Noah Bernamoff spoke with us about his plans for Mile End, the phenomenally successful smoked-meat mecca he opened a little more than a year ago in Boerum Hill. Today, he talks with us about his grandmother's recipes, keeping tradition ... More >>
It's Friday, blessed Friday, and time for a look back at the week that was: Our 10 best and cheapest Pennsylvania Station eats. Mile End's Noah Bernamoff talked about what's next for the restaurant, keeping Jewish food alive, and schmaltz. Vermin roaming your apartment? If you can't beat 'em, eat ... More >>
MetromixNoah Bernamoff and his wife, Rae Cohen.A little more than a year after opening Mile End in Boerum Hill, Noah Bernamoff is a busy, busy guy. In addition to the day-to-day duties of filling the mouths of smoked meat fanatics, Bernamoff fills his hours working on new products and recipes ... More >>
Robert SietsemaWill Mile End's Ruth Wilensky find a home in Manhattan?Speaking of Montreal-style bagels, it looks like Mile End has some big plans in store for 2011.
Carla RoleySara JenkinsYesterday we spoke with Sara Jenkins about Porsena, the pasta restaurant she's planning to open down the street from Porchetta next month. Today, in the second part of the interview, the chef discusses how she ended up settling in New York following her European upbrin ... More >>
Robert SietsemaMile End's smoked meat poutine: a g-u-t-b-o-m-b any time of the day or night.As we mentioned yesterday, Mile End begins dinner service tomorrow night. Although dinner menu will at the outset feature the same dishes available on the daytime menu, Rae Cohen, who owns the restaura ... More >>
Keith WagstaffRevelers enjoy the Farm on Adderly's pork, beef, and lamb-blend meatballs.The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is but a week away, but don't think that would stop me from pouring artisanal alcohol down my throat in the meantime. Thank god for Edible Brooklyn's Good Spirits event at th ... More >>
Smoked meat poutine will soon be what's for dinner.Noah Bernamoff had no intention of opening his Montreal-style Jewish deli, Mile End, just for breakfast and lunch. The plan was to be full service, open for dinner. In a as little as three or four weeks, he says, that might be the case. "Bus ... More >>
French-Canadian ex-pats and roving carnivores, rejoice: Mile End, Boerum Hill's very own Montreal-style Jewish delicatessen, will open next week.