When you enter Trattoria L'incontro (21-76 31st Street, Queens, 718-721-3532), you may be greeted by an unironic exclamation of "Mamma mia!" It came on a recent visit from chef and owner Rocco Sacramone, who, on any given night, can be found schmoozing diners old and new. It's a mistake to read the ... More >>
Dish no. 90: Loukoumades from Cafe Boulis (31-15 31st Avenue, 718-806-1014)
Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular daytrip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. The dining scene in Atlantic City has seen its fortunes rise ... More >>
Get your tents ready, because you're probably going to have to camp out if you want to taste the Nutella Cronut hole.The Italian chocolate-hazelnut spread-maker has teamed up with New York City's pastry wizard Dominique Ansel for this one-day-only freebie, which celebrates the 50th birthday of Nutel ... More >>
OK, Nutella fiends -- you've probably heard by now that Eataly (200 Fifth Avenue) is replacing its wine shop, shuttered at the behest of the state, with a shop dedicated to Nutella, that chocolate-hazelnut spread that Italians spackle on good bread (and Americans, best we can tell, eat by the spoonf ... More >>
The New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square recently announced their upcoming wine dinners, which will be hosted on the 47th floor in the View Restaurant, New York's only rotating restaurant.
Although we'd much rather stay put with a comforting pot of stew, for folks forced to brave the elements while those clumsy weather gods accidentally drop their frozen cocaine stash all over our fair city, hot, portable snacks can act like edible hand warmers (ed. note -- do not use on feet). Short ... More >>
Sandwiches from Blue Dog Cafe (101 West 25th Street, 212-229-9222), $5.95-$9.95 The vegetable-loaded sandwiches at this Chelsea cafe will help you kick off your New Year with a meal that won't immediately ruin your health-related resolutions.
Need to get away for a few hours? No matter what the changing season brings, take solace in the fact great brunch places are there when you need them. Here's a round up of a few retreats we've scouted out for some temporary relief.
Surely one of winter's greatest treasures, a mug of hot chocolate can feel as restorative as a multi-dimensional meditative trance (FYI: nirvana looks like Beyonce eating a cronut). No matter how cold or dreary it gets, this elixir with ancient roots -- the Mayans beat us to it by at least two mille ... More >>
No. 28: Nutella arancini from Arancini Bros. Of all the experimental balls at Arancini Bros., it's the Nutella version that keeps us coming back.
It would seem so from the description of it in a new book called Obsessed--America's Food Addiction--And My Own by Mika Brzezinki. Nutella, of course, is the famous spread made from hazelnuts, skim milk, and cocoa. Karl Lagerfeld reportedly worships it. Editors, actors, pilots, everyone on earth pr ... More >>
In a gift from the heavens, today, February 5 is World Nutella Day. New York is teeming with sweet snacks that highlight Europe's chocolate hazelnut spread, and these five dishes will leave you satisfied with chocolate-y goodness until next year's World Nutella Day.
"It's a huge accident." That's how Kitty Beckwith characterizes the fact we're even talking, over chocolate tea at Tarallucci E Vino, about her unlikely success as a rapper. The alleged teenager made waves last year as Kitty Pryde, a Claire's employee from Daytona Beach who appeared, like all viral ... More >>
Food & Wine's star-studded week concluded yesterday and one of the biggest events was the Grand Tasting which went from noon to 6 p.m. As promised, there was a lot of food and a little bit too much wine. Visitors were handed a "tasting" glass when they walked in and the venue had two continuously ru ... More >>
Nutella has launched a coast-to-coast "Breakfast Tour" and will be stopping in New York City this weekend. According to their Facebook page, the truck will be filled with "tasty free samples," or up to 5,000 13 ounce jars while supplies last. Full schedule after the jump.
With summer officially over, there's no longer a reason to sacrifice savory sweets for a beach body. And because breakfast is the "the most important meal of the day," morning-inspired munchies have found a home on Manhattan's dessert menus--making waffles, crepes, and donuts twice as nice. Here are ... More >>
[See More Edible News: Pinkberry Rolls Out a Nutella-Like Froyo | Voters Oppose Soda Limits, Back Liquor Crackdown] Are smartphones the new credit cards? Dunkin' Donuts recently launched a app for payment on the iPhone, iPod touch, and Android smartphones. This isn't anything new (Starbucks does t ... More >>
[See More Edible News: Sriracha Popcorn Exists | Todd English's Ex-Fiancée Found Shoplifting Again] If you're one of those people who puts Nutella on everything, this is great news. Pinkberry announced on Tuesday that it's rolling out a hazelnut-flavored yogurt. The new flavor will be available ... More >>
Almost here today. . . . Gone tomorrow? The walk-up western storefront at 120 West 3rd is one of the city's most hapless restaurant spaces. You could make a game of how many recent occupants can be unearthed on Google. The place is accessed, not by a door directly into the premises, but by an entr ... More >>
Yesterday, workmen were seen briefly visiting the premises. I'm not the world's biggest fan of tiramisu. Rather than being an ancient Italian creation, it was invented in 1969 at restaurant near Treviso, a region in far northeastern Italy. (Yes, there may have been earlier pastries that inspired i ... More >>
One can only read so many stories about flesh-eating humans and the zombie apocalypse before considering a go bag. Here's mine:
Radish Fritters from Saint's Alp Teahouse (39 Third Avenue, 212-598-1890)
If you're reading this in the bathroom, stay there--it'll have that much more relevance. In Full Service--the tell-all book by old-time Hollywood hustler/pimp Scott Bowers--the esteemed Mr. Bowels, I mean Bowers, talks about at least two old-time movie stars who thought a number two was a perfect ... More >>
As the guest editor of Metro World News for one day, Karl Lagerfeld proved to be a sort of cross between Andy Warhol and the guy who tweeted dumb stuff about the David Beckham underwear ads. Thanks to this Metro World News link, we have the following Lagerfeld emissions -- and bear in mind that the ... More >>
Boerum Hill gets itself a new Neapolitan pizzeria
Lauren ShockeyThe Laura pizza, the must-order pieFor this week's review, I headed out to Boerum Hill to visit Sottocasa, a new Neapolitan pizza place from Kesté alum Luca Arrigoni. I had stumbled upon the spot somewhat by chance early in December, and quickly fell for the sausage pizza and c ... More >>
The pancioc from Il Cantuccio is an unparalleled chocolate delivery system that functions most advantageously at breakfast time. Chocolate croissants (a/k/a pain au chocolat) are fab, but let's face it -- the filling sometimes tastes a little too much like Nutella. Entenmann's chocolate donuts are ... More >>
Welcome to Day in the Life of, a feature that will appear every so often on Fork in the Road in which we look at different culinary professions in New York City and the people behind them. How do the pros actually spend their days? Up this week: Dan Cohen, owner of Danny Macaroons 8 p.m. -- I don ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyWhat to eat while admiring the neon blue Christmas tree?Of all the holiday markets in the city, the one at Bryant Park offers the most entertainment. You can go ice skating, ride a carousal, play chess, and much more. Food-wise it's a little hit-or-miss, though it's certainly ... More >>
Lauren Shockey'Tis the season to spend mad money on everyone in your life. If you're not down with buying booze or quirky gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, the city's bounty of holiday markets offer a nice selection of unique presents. Even better, most markets offer a selection ... More >>
In this week's print edition of the paper, you'll find a comprehensive guide to dining around the world without leaving the confines of New York City. We trekked high and low to unearth the best Albanian joint, Chilean eatery, Istrian hub, and Japanese sushi bar. We also covered ingredients ... More >>
Fall doesn't just kick off the start of school or represent the beginning of many cold months to come. It also signals the start of publishing's cookbook season. Needless to say, our desks have been sagging under the weight of such recipe tomes. So over the next two months or so, we'll occasional ... More >>
Last night the Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz was the special guest on Top Chef Just Desserts, where he charged the pastry crafters still left in the competition to make sweet nothings using foods name-checked in his band's oeuvrefalafel, whiskey, pork and beans, though apparent ... More >>
Giulio Adriani does pizza a different way in Williamsburg
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Lauren ShockeyThere's a block of Nutella inside this cupcake from Molly's Cupcakes. The death of the cupcake has been predicted for some time now, but that hasn't stopped Chicago-based confectionery Molly's Cupcakes from setting up shop in town. On Sunday, the spot opened at 228 Bleecker Str ... More >>
Dolce VizioPicking up where the 31 flavors of Stuffed Artisan Cannolis left off, a new shop named Dolce Vizio is determined to convince New Yorkers that tiramisú is the next relentlessly customizable member of the Italian dessert canon.
The more we read about hot dog eating contests and Wall Street traders who spend their off-hours stuffing themselves with raw oysters and Munchkins, the more we're convinced that the most direct path to weight-loss can be found in watching people cram huge quantities of food down their throats. The ... More >>
A one-stop pizza place in the West Village tries to give you everything
No, 900 Degrees isn't a new boyband; it's the Greenwich Village offshoot of a San Francisco pizzeria, where the Voice's Robert Sietsema was a bit overwhelmed by the six different categories of pizza, from the fantastic Naples pies to the "rib-sticking, but unremarkable" thick Sicilian pies to the gi ... More >>
Keith Wagstaff It appears another pizzaiolo has thrown his pizza peel into the ring--in the vicinity of Motorino, Roberta's and Paulie Gee's, no less. So, what makes Giulio Adriani think that his Neapolitan pies can make a splash in the saturated New York pizza scene? For one, he has some ser ... More >>
Camille DoderoThanks to Camille Dodero for spotting this sign in the window of Williamsburg stalwart Driggs Pizza.
Lucali's Mark Iacono has been charged with attempted murder three days after being hospitalized following a stabbing by alleged mobster Benny Geritano. [NY Post] Subway is the latest to cut the salt: it reduced the sodium in its "Fresh Fit" sandwich choices by 28 percent and across all its s ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyInternational House of Pancakes. Literally.You'd think when one shop fails, the restaurant taking its place shouldn't have the exact same concept. But the owners of Crepeaway, a brand new creperie near NYU, don't agree, having revamped the space formerly occupied by Crepe Crea ... More >>
While waiting for your goulash, try on a dress. [Update: Thanks to Gothamist for gently noting that the place was recently closed by the Board of Health for a whopping 86 violation points. I swear I didn't see any mouse turds near my food! The "hygienist," as DOH inspectors are called, was ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Yesterday, we discovered that Stellina had finally opened. Earlier today, we stopped by the bakery café, which is the younger sibling of Sorella next door. We'd been hearing for months that its owners, Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen, were planning to do all sorts of wonder ... More >>
Cooking ChannelDebi Gabriele = Kitchen romanceYesterday we spoke with charming husband and wife duo Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos about their new television show Extra Virgin. Today they explain why despite their cooking chops they wouldn't want to open a restaurant.
This week, I review Ellis Bar, a Southwestern restaurant that serves food like rattlesnake and fry bread. Real Southwestern-American fare is a rarity in New York (not fake-y Mexican, but actual Southwestern). So although Ellis Bar is an odd place that does some dishes very well and others rather bad ... More >>
This Fifth Avenue spot brings a mixed bag of real Southwestern food to New York