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    April 18, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 4/18/14

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

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    April 16, 2014


    Cross the border when Lila Downs hits Town Hall

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    March 17, 2014

    Eat Cheaply: Mexican, Pakistani, and Uruguayan Fare

    Spendy weekend? Need to tighten the belt to make it to your next paycheck? We have you covered. Our cheap eats this week span the globe without leaving the boroughs. Not a single one will set you back more than $10.

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    December 31, 2013

    A New Year's Day Bloody Mary Guide, By Neighborhood

    The first day of a new year brings with it hope, resolutions, and, depending on the previous night's festivities, a well-seasoned hangover. While sleep and caffeine are sound weapons of choice, there's perhaps no better fix than the hair of the dog, and perhaps no better combating cocktail than the ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    Mezcal, Ribs, and Fourth of July Festivities: What's Happening This Week

    This week, we ring in a new month and celebrate the birth of our nation (and hopefully, many of you are getting a long weekend). Here's a look at some of our favorite events coming up in the next few days.

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    April 2, 2013

    Tasting Mexico's Obscure Chicken-Filtered Mezcal

    Recently, tequila has been sharing shelf space with more interesting agave-based alcohols. At bars around the city, artisanal mezcals, bacanora, and pulque are catching the eye of those serious drinkers on the lookout for a novel taste. But pechuga, a style of mezcal from Oaxaca, is by far the most ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    What New York City Restaurants Are Open During Hurricane Sandy? [UPDATED]

    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 >>

  • Dining

    September 19, 2012

    Chiapas, NYC at Casa Enrique

    The city gets some long overdue regional Mexican fare

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    August 8, 2012
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    April 17, 2012

    Where Am I Eating? Here's a Clue.

    You've given some good guesses so far, but I was not at El Jalapeno, Fonda, Coppelia, Cafe El Portal, Oaxaca, or El Sol Azteca.

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    February 22, 2012

    Where Am I Eating? Here's a Clue

    Many, many good guesses coming in for this week's Where Am I Eating?, but I'm not at François Payard, Café Ollin, Joe Dough, Tortaria, El Paso Taqueria, Guerrero Food Center, Tacos Morelos, Tortilla Flats, Oaxaca, Tulcino del Valle, Barros Luco (which has closed), or Cemitas at Smorgas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Battle of the Classic vs. Newfangled Fancy Grilled Cheese at Little Muenster

    Lauren ShockeyThe classic fancy grilled cheese​The humble grilled cheese has gone gourmet at Little Muenster, the tiny Lower East Side sandwich shop. Indeed, you won't find Kraft on Wonder Bread, but rather combos like Asiago, Parmesan, butternut squash puree and brown butter, or Oaxaca chees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Hecho en Dumbo's Danny Mena and Ethan Smith Talk Mezcal

    Last week, the guys behind Hecho en Dumbo revealed that they were expanding into the space next door with an agave-spirit-focused cantina called Salon Hecho. This week, Ethan Smith and his chef-partner, Danny Mena, discuss the growing popularity of mezcal. Is mezcal still a hard sell? Danny: We ar ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011
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    May 3, 2011

    Attention Locavores: Real Oaxacan Cheese Made in Brooklyn

    ​Real Mexican cheese now being coagulated in Windsor Terrace Porcelain-white Oaxacan cheese -- used all over Mexico, and indispensable to such signature recipes as chile relleno and queso fundido -- was prohibitively expensive not too long ago, costing as much as $10 for a 14 ounce baseball ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Where Can I Get Oaxacan Food in NYC?

    ​Don't expect to find any Oaxacan food here. The name? A total sham! Lauren S. asks: Where can I get Oaxacan food in New York City? Dear Lauren: This question always makes me sad. In brief, there is no Oaxacan food in Gotham. I'm not really sure why, since it would be easy enough for someon ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Where Was I Eating? Oaxaca Taqueria

    Lauren Shockey​ A bunch of good guesses this week, but only one was correct. I was, in fact, eating a carnitas taco at the Stong Place outpost of Oaxaca Taqueria (which, despite the name, doesn't offer much in the way of Oaxacan cuisine, but is a decent place for a quick taco lunch on the go, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to West End, Goodbye to Café Flo

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Vai, the Upper East Side spot that just got a Soho outpost, has closed. The building is reportedly being torn down. [Grub Street] Café Flo in Astoria did not survive a four-alarm blaze that r ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Where Do I Find Oaxacan Cheese?

    dishtip.comQuesillio Oaxaca​Jason T. asks: Where in NY can I get authentic Oaxacan cheese? Looking for a queso fundido made with Oaxacan cheese. Thanks in advance. Dear Jason: I concur in your appreciation for Oaxacan cheese. Even though we have few actual Oaxacans in town (and no actual Oax ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Oaxaca Tacos Arrives to Keep Bespoke Chocolates Company on Extra Place

    Bob MuleroExtra Place, 1978.​ As of today, Extra Place is one step closer to becoming a consumerist fantasia, thanks to the opening of Oaxaca Tacos.

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    September 2, 2010

    Nine Cuisines Missing from NYC

    positiveictafrica.wordpress.comA typical Kenyan meal featuring the staple starch called ugali and fried fish​Morgan S. asks: I've been told you can get every cuisine in the world in New York City. Is that true? Dear Morgan: Well, almost. We've got at least 80 distinct cuisines by my estimate, ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 27, 2010

    Full Mental Jacket

    Mexicans are short, impervious to cold

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    March 1, 2010

    Hecho en Dumbo Opening This Friday

    Yesterday, Marion's. This Friday, Mexican.​ Last September, we reported that Hecho en Dumbo would be moving, name intact, to the Bowery sometime this winter. Per Grub Street, it looks like they'll be opening their doors in the old Marion's Continental space this Friday. There's a slideshow up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Oaxaca Mexican Grill Is Only Another Burrito Joint, But Not a Bad One

    ​Funny, this place doesn't remind me much of my Mexican vacation, he thinks as he stops and peers in the restaurant window. Los Angeles has lots of Oaxacan food. New York has no Oaxacan food. Which is why I was excited to hear a new restaurant was opening northeast of Grand Central called Oax ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Street Elotes and Oaxacan Tamales: Double Incredibly Cheap Eats

    A little taste of summer​ At the corner of 47th Street and Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, a woman at a cart is frying up gorditas stuffed with chicharrones, and fashioning rolled tacos and elotes, ears of corn slathered with mayo, cotija cheese, and chile powder. Big jugs of homemade green salsa ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 12, 2010

    ¡Ask a Mexican! Rebel Amnesty?

    The Know-Nothings have been holding out on the Mexican

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    August 18, 2009
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    June 26, 2009

    Our Ten Best--Tacos

    Rough-hewn corn tortillas constitute our connection with Mexico's remote past, when women slaked tiny ears of corn with lye procured from blackened seashells to make masa. To put in those tortillas, they made chile-rich sauces, while their husbands sojourned in search of wild boar, crunchy insects, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 1, 2009


    Fair includes film by Brad Will

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    March 11, 2009
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    August 29, 2008
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    September 4, 2007
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    August 20, 2007
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    December 5, 2006
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    December 1, 2006

    Brad Will's Alleged Killers Released from Jail

    Protesting Friday in New York at the Mexican Mission to the U.N. The two Oaxacan town officials accused of gunning down Indymedia journalist Brad Will were released from prison today after a state judge claimed there was a "fading of evidence" against them. The Mexico City daily Milenio report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2006

    Violence Erupts Again in Oaxaca

    After the riots that rocked Oaxaca over the weekend, justice for slain Indymedia journalist Brad Will may be the last thing on Mexican authorities' minds. The crisis peaked Saturday when federal police battled with masked youths hurling Molotovs, fireworks, and rocks. The violence followed a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2006

    Who Shot Brad Will?

    The family of slain Indymedia journalist Brad Will has renewed its call for an independent investigation of his shooting, which occurred while Will was covering protests in Oaxaca, Mexico. Family members accused authorities in Oaxaca of attempting a "ludicrous" cover-up after the Oaxaca state attorn ... More >>

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    November 14, 2006
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    November 7, 2006
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    November 7, 2006

    The Inconvenient Death of Brad Will

    Mexican police gun down a counterculture hero

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    October 30, 2006

    Activists Shut Down Mexican Consulate

    More than 200 protesters in New York shut down the Mexican consulate for nearly an hour this morning to call for an end to the violent repression in Oaxaca that has left at least five dead in recent days, including independent journalist Brad Will. Slideshow available here Will was gunned do ... More >>

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    October 29, 2006

    Slain Journalist's Last Video

    The last video captured by Brad Will, a radical journalist from New York City who was gunned down while filming protests in Oaxaca, Mexico, is now available online. Will was killed on Friday by a group that included off-duty police officials in plain clothes as he filmed anti-government demonstra ... More >>

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    October 28, 2006

    New York Indymedia Journalist Shot in Mexico

    Shock is reverberating among American social-justice activists with the news that New York-based independent journalist William Bradley Roland was shot and killed Friday when gunmen in civilian clothes opened fire on demonstrators in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The 36-year-old Roland, w ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2006

    Frida Fatigue

    Our rollicking crew checks out a couple of Brooklyn taquerías

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    March 15, 2005
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    February 8, 2005

    Where the Meats Have No Name

    Mysterious tacos get the once-over

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    January 21, 2003

    From Guerrero

    In Harlem, Mole Makes the Meal

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    March 20, 2001

    Rebel Dignity

    Dispatches From the Zapatista Trek to Mexico City

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    February 27, 2001

    Part 1: Mexico City or Bust

    The Zapatistas Hit the Road on a March for Indigenous Rights

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    February 27, 2001

    Part 2: Public Relations War

    Marcos Makes a Case for Autonomy, Receives Death Threat

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