• Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Maison de Crepes Brings Wholesome Fare and Sweet Treats to South Williamsburg

    Williamsburg residents no longer have to trek out of the neighborhood in search of a creperie. Maison de Crepes (287 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-486-5150) has filled the void for European-style sweet and savory treats. The Parisian-inspired eatery, tea house, and juicery offers a range of healthfu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Queens on the Adriatic: An Old-School Italian Standby Stands Out

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Cafe Boulis's Loukoumades, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 90: Loukoumades from Cafe Boulis (31-15 31st Avenue, 718-806-1014)

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Where to Eat, Drink, and Cure Your Hangover on a Weekend Getaway to Atlantic City

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Here's What a Nutella Cronut Hole Looks and Tastes Like -- and How You Can Get One for Free

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    A Nutella Bar Is Coming to Eataly on Monday With FREE NUTELLA

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Here's a Wine-Driven Reason to Venture to Times Square -- and a Way to Score a Deal

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    10 Great Portable Potables to Warm Those Chilly Mitts

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Blue Dog Cafe's Sandwiches, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Where to Brunch This Weekend: Harry's Italian Pizza Bar, Elephant & Castle, LI.C. Market, Broadway Comedy Club

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    The 10 Best Hot Chocolates in NYC

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Arancini Bros' Nutella Arancini, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Is Nutella The Devil's Work?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Nutella Day in New York

    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.

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Sorry, Haters: Kitty Pryde Is Staying a While

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    See Scenes (And Guy Fieri!) From The Grand Tasting At The Food & Wine Festival

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    PSA: Free Nutella This Week All Over New York

    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.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2012

    3 Sugar-Filled Breakfasts: Summer's Over, So Who Cares About Being Healthy?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Dunkin' Donuts App Lets You Buy Donuts For A Friend

    [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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Pinkberry Rolls Out a Nutella-Like Froyo

    [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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Oat Meals Slated To Open in the Village

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Is Dolce Vizio, The City's Only Tiramisu Parlor, Down for the Count?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    10 Foods to Pack in Your Zombie Apocalypse Go Bag

    One can only read so many stories about flesh-eating humans and the zombie apocalypse before considering a go bag. Here's mine:

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Year of the Takeout Day 144: Saint's Alp Teahouse

    Radish Fritters from Saint's Alp Teahouse (39 Third Avenue, 212-598-1890)

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Two Legendary Stars Were Hot For Cocky Doody

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Karl Lagerfeld: Greeks Are Disgusting, Russian Men Are Ugly

    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 >>

  • Dining

    January 25, 2012

    Sottocasa: Pie (Oven) in the Sky

    Boerum Hill gets itself a new Neapolitan pizzeria

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    5 Dishes to Try at Sottocasa

    Lauren ShockeyThe Laura pizza, the must-order pie​For 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Pancioc at Il Cantuccio

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Day in the Life of...a Macaroon Maker

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Bryant Park Holiday Shops: the Best Eats

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Eating at Holiday Markets: The South Street Seaport

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Best of 2011: Our Random Favorites

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Three Cookbooks to Read Now

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Ad-Rock's Sandwich-Making Technique Is Really Hands-On

    ​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 oeuvre—falafel, whiskey, pork and beans, though apparent ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 21, 2011

    Forcella's Deep-Fry Pie Guy

    Giulio Adriani does pizza a different way in Williamsburg

  • Columns

    September 7, 2011

    Why I Hate Fashion! It's To Die From!

    We have to hear 'I'm Too Sexy' again, and 40 other angry reasons

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Molly's Cupcakes Comes to New York

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Dolce Vizio to Tart up Tiramisú

    Dolce Vizio​Picking 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.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Watching People Overeat Is Actually Sort of Disgusting

    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 >>

  • Dining

    June 22, 2011

    900 Degrees' Pie in the Sky

    A one-stop pizza place in the West Village tries to give you everything

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Sietsema Judges Plethora of Pizzas at 900 Degrees; Shockey Spends Big at Bouley's Brushstroke

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani, Formerly of Olio Pizza e Più, Opens Forcella in Williamsburg

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Driggs Pizza in Williamsburg Offers Nutella Pie. Is Dessert Pizza the New Frontier?

    Camille Dodero​Thanks to Camille Dodero for spotting this sign in the window of Williamsburg stalwart Driggs Pizza.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Mark Iacono Charged with Attempted Murder; Ferrero Rocher Maker Dies

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Don't Go Away, Crepeaway! A New Pancake Spot Lands in NYU Territory

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    In Astoria, Gravy [and Mouse Turds] Flood the Streets of Golden Prague

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    The Early Word: Stellina Is a Gelato Fantasia

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Extra Virgin Hosts Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos Divulge Their Junk Food Cravings: Interview Part 2

    Cooking ChannelDebi Gabriele = Kitchen romance​Yesterday 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.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Fork in the Road Hates the Snake, Loves the Fry Bread

    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 >>

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