True story: A couple weeks ago I got the stream (loaded word here, I know) of R. Kelly's new album, Black Panties, which is out today. My 21-year-old female intern, Brittany Spanos, a native Chicagoan and fan of the R-uh, was in, sitting in the cube next to me. "Oh! The new R. Kelly just landed in m ... More >>
Chicken, Oreos, and even butter, are all fried standards by now, but what beats classic French fries? Crisp, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and dunked in ketchup (or mayonnaise), fries are irresistible, cheap and perfect for sharing, and can be topped with just about anything. Our 10 best picks hig ... More >>
Check out this video of the Oreo obsessive David Neevel, a man who loves the cookies but hates the cream filling -- hates it so much that he built a complex contraption (over a period of ".04" years) to wipe the cream from each individual cookie. Naturally, the charming robot and its maker's dry Ron ... More >>
What Time Does the Super Bowl Start? A poem to enthrall and inspire!:
[See More Edible News: Mountain Dew Wants You To Continue Doing the Dew Despite Bloomberg's Proposed Soda Ban | Buy Your Candy Corn Oreos At Target] A customer is suing Hooters after an employee of the chain labeled him "Chinx" on a receipt. Kisuk Cha was dining with his girlfriend in Fresh Meado ... More >>
Candy corn Oreos sound gross, but thanks to social media sites and BuzzFeed, they've gone absolutely viral. Krafts Food (owner of Nabisco) confirmed that on Monday that these golden Oreos are now available in Target stores.
The Horse and Carriage Association held a press conference this morning to "say goodbye" to "Oreo," a horse that got spooked earlier this month and raised a little hell in midtown before he could be captured. Three people were injured.The union also used this morning's press conference to attempt to ... More >>
Schmackary's, a cookie eatery in Hell's Kitchen that just opened this past May, will soon be offering custom ice cream cookie sandwiches for $6.25. Flavors include pretty much everything you could want, including key lime, classic chocolate chip, coconut chip, maple bacon, cookies and cream, peanut ... More >>
The Web has been abuzz with the Mars rover landing, and Oreo has decided to tap into the craze with an Oreo cookie. Note that this isn't actually in stores. As the poster indicates: "Red creme currently unavailable." The image was posted on the company's social-media pages and has gotten more than ... More >>
[See More Taste Tests: Taco Box Debuts at B Bar on Bowery | Is This New York's Most Expensive [Normal] Hot Dog? | Noodles: Hand-Pulled or Knife-Peeled?] Fact: Deep-fried foods are bad for you. Fact: They are tasty. But not all deep-fried foods are created equal--or equally bad for you, anyway. On a ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Price: $4.00 This is a classic example of don't-believe-everything-you-see. Baoguette Cafe's black sesame milkshake is delicious. In fact, it's so delicious we could've sworn it was the real thing. And it is -- sort of.
The Oreo, America's favorite cookie sandwich, just turned 100 (just like the Girl Scouts!), meaning it's time to par-tay. Nabisco, the company that produces the creme-filled treat, is launching a special Birthday Cake flavor limited edition, featuring a simpler cookie design hearkening back to the ... More >>
Yesterday, graphic designer, vlogger and comedian Franchesca Ramsey posted her video "Shit White Girls Say...to Black Girls," the latest (and to us, the funniest) YouTube video riff on "Shit Girls Say." It got over 1.5 million views its debut day. The Voice spoke to Ramsey by phone this morning to c ... More >>
How are you supposed to eat these things? White filling first? No manufacturer with a time-honored brand is content to maintain that trademark in its original state anymore. It must be endlessly transformed, repurposed, and diddled with -- no matter that new iterations may eat away at the reputati ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyMmmm, fried What can we say, we're suckers for anything fried: fried pizza, fried green beans, fried bunny rabbit. Submerging food in vats of bubbling oil just adds to the deliciousness factor, hence the trend at county fairs of frying anything edible (even Kool-Aid balls and s ... More >>
Rebecca Marx My love of Quality Meats' Quality Cakes is no secret, so when I heard their stay at the restaurant had been extended until October, I decided to celebrate accordingly.
Beyoncé took a page out of Lady Gaga's book and sent pizza to her fans standing in line at Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday. It probably wasn't from her beloved Lucali's. [NY Pizza] The salmonella outbreak of 2008-9 that killed nine, sickened hundreds, and was traced back to peanuts was deconst ... More >>
A look at hydroponic farms like Gotham Greens, the new 15,000 square-foot rooftop farm in Greenpoint, which uses a tenth of the water of conventional farms. [NY Times] Tom Colicchio's own hydroponic Riverpark Farm, less than 100 feet from the restaurant of the same name, supplies produce for ... More >>
Judith G. KlausnerThanks to a Massachusetts artist named Judith G. Klausner, the rarefied practice known as food art has reached its obsessive-compulsive zenith.
Yesterday, The Atlantic published a completely delightful piece about the origins of the Oreo cookie's design. Subtitled "The Unsung Heroes of Cookie Design," it was possibly the most informative piece of food writing we've read all year, and chock full of the kind of sentences that food-nerd ... More >>
Rebecca MarxOne of last year's Quality Cakes, or what was left of it.Since we've always been proponents of the concept of ice cream as a meal replacement, we're more than happy to report that Quality Meats has brought back the ice cream cakes we last summer dubbed "the dessert equivalent of h ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyEvery day is Fry-Day! Earlier this week, we brought to light the advent of Chipsy and presumed that it would be offering up french fries to MacDougal Street revelers this coming summer. And now the owners have written in confirming that it will, in fact, be selling fried fare g ... More >>
Seems about right. Jumping around erratically, spinning in circles, hiding behind a curtain, scratching ourselves, spacing out during the trip to Buckingham Palace. We were right there with you, kitten named Oreo! To the beauteous couple [stares blankly at a foot].
Has our insatiable craving for ramps taken its toll? Several botanists say yes, as foraging for the spring greens means going deeper and deeper into the forest to find them. [NY Times] New Yorker Lillian Sarno celebrated her 102nd birthday recently, returning to the Back Room, a former speak ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema gets drunk on gravy at Polonica; Lauren Shockey manages to not turn into a fat tortellini at Osteria Morini. Sam Sifton approves of Anella: "the food is a wonder: a tight and focused menu of simple, seasonally appropriate food from Joseph Ogrodnek, a talented ... More >>
What's the mustard hiding? Read on to find out. When I was a little kid in Minnesota and went to the state fair, one of the main gastronomic attractions were corn dogs, and my brothers and I would beg to have one the minute we hit the fairgrounds on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul. Except they ... More >>
Unless you treat your skin with smoked trout spread
Robert SietsemaThe West Village branch of Birdbath flaunts its wares. Dining trends may come and go, but cookies are eternal. And for good reason: there are few foods that more skillfully combine comfort, nostalgia, pleasure, portability, and economy than the cookie, be it thin and crispy, p ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Sabores Autenticos de Mexico: Authentic Mexican Soups Mesa Coyocan Thursday, August 5, 5:30 p.m. At this three-course soup cooking class and tasting, there will def ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Grub Street asked, "Why eat bacon and cupcakes when you can lick them in paper form?" after discovering such a thing at the Fancy Food Show. Meanwhile, Epicurious rounded up the the worst of the Fancy Food Show, including instant caprese: pre-cut slices of mozzarella wit ... More >>
Technically, what you see above cannot truly be said to hold the Fat Pants Friday designation: at present time, it's only available on the weekends. But some things are worth getting excited about one or two days in advance, and Boomtown Bakery's spin on the mint Oreo cookie certainly fits ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and thus time to look back at the best posts of the week: We ranked Our 10 Best Red Hook Restaurants. The Clover Club's Franky Marshall talked about holy bars, clean glasses, and the perils of being a hot female bartender. Here's 14 foods that haven't yet been invented.
This week in food blogs... Eater got a glimpse of the new menu at Annisa, re-opening today. Morel and Lotus Chawan Mushi with Sea Urchin, anyone? Grub Street followed the JoeDoe v. Ryan Skeen tweet-off: "least I don't work in Harlem Ryan Skeen!" Midtown Lunch found out that Ma Peche (a.k.a. Momof ... More >>
This is extremely well done. Video gets a little hokey after awhile (Gummi Bears, trampolines, numerous emoticons, flaming Oreos, etc.) but this is first-rate robotic new-wave; gotta love the goatee (and the magic carpet).
Just weeks after the Carl's Jr. spot starring Kim Kardashian making love to a salad was unveiled, the reality show star appeared with Guy Fieri on The Jay Leno Show for a segment featuring deep-fried Oreos and deep-fried pizza.
The window of Sweetie Pie Coffee Shop glows with pink neon late into the night. I was propelling against a strong headwind last night down Eighth Avenue from 14th Street, when I did a double-take...
The ultimate put-down: Oreo, after owner Fabian Henderson threw him off a roof and before the suffering dog was euthanized. Scumbag dog-killer Fabian Henderson won't get off easy with probation after all, it seems. The Brooklyn teen threw his pit bull, Oreo, off the roof of Red Hook Houses last Jul ... More >>
Kristen Stewart, New Moon premiere. Twitpic via KriisStewart_. Our Man of the Week is Rudolph Giuliani. He started off with confused but belligerent comments about the KSM trial, making him look like a candidate for something. Then word leaked that he would not run for Governor, then that ... More >>
Oreo, the pit bull terrier mix who survived a six-story fall from a Red Hook roof last summer, was euthanized by the ASPCA Friday despite protests, twitters, 2 death threats and over 2oo phone calls from animal lovers.
A.V. Club points out how yucky Donald Trump's Golden Oreos ad is. Not only are Golden Oreos a profane bastardization of the beloved sandwich cookie, but hearing The Donald utter the words "lick race" is something no television viewer should have to endure. [via Cold Mud]
A teacher principal and PTA leaders at Eagle Bay Elementary School in Farmington, Utah showed students the "I Pledge" video created back in January by some celebrities (or, in the customary rightwing usage, "celebutards") like will.i.am and Demi Moore, with such fanciful oaths as "to smile more, t ... More >>
Oreo, the pit bull who was allegedly thrown from a Red Hook roof in June, is still nursing her considerable injuries, but may take some comfort from the fact that her alleged assailant, 19-year-old Fabian Henderson, has been indicted by the Brooklyn D.A.'s office for aggravated animal cruelty ... More >>
Italian festival proves if you're south of Canal for dinner, stick with Chinatown