• Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Kosha Dillz Presents: A Passover Playlist for The Ten Plagues

    Passover is in full effect. So what better way to celebrate the occasion than by lining up a broadly-rap-themed playlist devoted to the occasion? Enter Kosha Dillz, the top notch rapper and Gangsta Boo's favorite dining partner who not only took to the task with glee but decided to curate a cheery m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    10 Ways to Celebrate Passover in NYC

    Passover began last night, and if you've ignored the holiday until now, there's still plenty of time for redemption; lucky for all of us, this city is filled with great Passover options for every level of religious commitment, whether you're a by-the-book kosher zealot, a "cultural" identifier with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Chef Einat Admony Is Sick of the Bull Sh*t Hype

    When Einat Admony and her husband Stefan Nafziger first opened the doors to their West Village falafel shop, Taïm (222 Waverly Place, 212-691-1287), in 2007, Admony didn't feel proud. "I was a little ashamed," she admits. "I was at a really nice restaurant before Taïm, and to open a falafel restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Matzo Pizza for Passover at Pie

    Three pies are available made with unleavened dough at Pie. Pizza-by-the-pound purveyor Pie is offering matzo-based pizzas for Passover. This popular parlor -- which won a Voice award for Best Fast Food in 2003 -- offers lush thin-crust pies in elongated shapes, all displayed on a long marble cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Maury Rubin on City Bakery and Birdbath's Delicious Coconut Macaroons

    Maury Rubin, owner of City Bakery and Birdbath, grew up eating coconut macaroons--the ultimate Passover dessert--from a Manischewitz can. Years later, he introduced a more refined version at his baked goods empire in Lower Manhattan. The huge, pyramid-shaped monsters are browned on each corner to cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Sephardic Passover at Back Forty West Tonight, Plus Vermouth and Cheese Pairings!

    Tuesday, March 26 Sephardic Passover Dinner at Back Forty West Forget cooking, or even catering, and make a reservation at Back Forty West for Passover. Owner Peter Hoffman will host a Sephardic Passover dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Seder plates and "written thoughts on the holiday" w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    10 Great Ways to Cater Your Passover Seder in New York

    Joan Nathan would never cater her Passover seder. The famed cookbook writer known for her Jewish-American recipes usually cooks everything for the holiday, which starts on Monday, March 25. She even hosts a gefilte fish-making party for a few friends at her home in Washington, D.C. "If I didn't have ... More >>

  • Film

    January 9, 2013
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    December 11, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Sephardic Dish #4

    Is that just a newfangled matzo? Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #2

    Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on the eighth day. Whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Live: Ljuba Davis Leads Her Masterful Combo At Drom

    Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble Drom Friday, June 15 Better than: Getting bummed about the end of Al-Andalus. For those of us who grew up hearing a lot of Yiddish, it can come as a nice surprise to discover that Hebrew modified Spanish as much as it transformed German. The resultant "Ladino" toungue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Live: Relaxed Muscle Gets Real At The Whitney

    Who's Zoo? feat. Relaxed Muscle Whitney Museum of American Art Saturday, April 7 Better than: Another Monday morning. The Scottish choreographer Michael Clark's body of work has been about marrying opposites—underscoring his works with the music of the Fall and David Bowie, mingling professi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2012

    Christians And Jews Partake In Holiday Celebrations; Lottery Winner Comes Forward in Kansas; Tugboat Capsizes Near Liberty Island

    Both Christians and Jews are observing holy days over the weekend. Cardinal Timothy Dolan participated in the Good Friday Way of the Cross procession across the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday. The march began after a ceremony at Brooklyn's Cathedral Basilica of St. James. Today he will be at the Church o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2012

    Midtown Jewelry Maker's Showroom For Bunnies, Bunny-Lovers

    It's Easter weekend, which means it is time for bunny-related news. The New York Daily News today draws our attention to Sequin, a jewelry showroom-cum-bunny home, in Midtown. Dottie, Biggles, Badger, Lollie and Fanny hop around in the showroom along with four rescued kitties. The owners of Sequin a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2012

    Pillow Fight Underway in Washington Square Park

    Not enough celebration for you with Passover and Easter falling on the same weekend? Well, today is also International Pillow Fight Day , and a celebration is happening now in Washington Square Park.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Covenant Wine Defies the Stigma of its Kosher Label

    It has a stigma. Kosher wine that is. Super sweet, sticky, viscous, and usually poured from a square-ish Manishewitz bottle. Or wan and watery bottles picked up en route to a religious home or holiday dinner. But it doesn't have to be this way. Does it?A recent tasting (that sounds so formal, in rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    JoeDoe's Joe Dobias on Negative Media, Passover Meals Part 2

    ​ Yesterday, we spoke to chef Joe Dobias, and got an earful. But one question does not an interview make. In Part 2, we discuss the most "surprising" restaurant he's recently dined at and what's next for the toque and his girlfriend and business partner, Jill Schulster. You're very outspoken abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Minimalist Instant Seder Available at Citarella

    Passover begins next Friday evening at sundown, and Citarella is offering the above seder plate for the time-strapped observant.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    This Week's Specials: 10 Best West Village Restaurants, Pizza Challenge

    See what we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Robert Sietsema updates his 10 best West Village restaurants list for 2012. He also throws out a challenge to distinguish among Naples-style pizzas in New York, San Francisco, and Naples itself. Check out the quiz. Lauren Bloomberg tells ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Passover Horseradish, Tostilocos

    Burger Wars: Wendy's replaced Burger King as the second largest burger chain in the country; Five Guys is the fastest growing national chain with a 32.8% increase in sales last year. [Atlantic Business, Drovers Cattle Network] The Pickle Guys on the Lower East Side are making horseradish for Passov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Passover: Where to Eat

    It's definitely a hurdle. That is, avoiding bread in a city obsessed with all things leavened -- pizza, pancakes, artisanal breads. Sure, you can go to regular restaurants and adjust your meal. Caesar salad with no croutons, a hamburger without the bun. Or, god-forbid, you could go the whole holiday ... More >>

  • Film

    March 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    François Payard on Why Macarons Are Way More Awesome Than Cupcakes

    Pastry chef François Payard who runs François Payard Bakery (210 Murray Street, 212-566-8300) has become synonymous with chocolates and fancy French desserts. Payard is also currently organizing the third annual Macaron Day, which will be taking place on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012, a city-wide even ... 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 23, 2011

    Our Top 10 Food Moments in the Bible holy house.​Hey, you: Stop the bong hits and hit the pause button on your bootleg A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas instead -- it's time for a real history lesson about two super present-filled important holidays: Hanukkah and Christmas. No mat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Our 10 Favorite Things to Eat at Smorgasburg

    Lauren ShockeyA salted caramel macaroon from Danny Macaroons​Here at Fork in the Road, we enjoy nothing more than stuffing our faces with food. So, anytime there's a food festival or culinary market, we're there. This past summer marked the launch of Smorgasburg, an outdoor food fest held ev ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 13, 2011


    A ghost appears in Charles Busch's latest

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to The Highliner; Goodbye to Enzo's Pizza

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Enzo's Pizza in the East Village reports is closing. No reason was given for the shutter. [EV Grieve]​ Kolette's Kitchen in Midtown closed its doors following the Passover holiday. [Midt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2011

    Will the Real, Macaroons or Maakarons, Please Stand Up!

    ​One of these pastries is also called "macaron," but which one? We've spilled lots of ink lately on the difference between macaroons and macarons -- the former being sticky, coconut-based cookies popular for Passover, the latter cheerless-but-colorful sandwich cookies that taste something l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Battle of the Park Slope Passover Macaroons: Trois Pommes v. Sweet Melissa

    Rebecca MarxTrois Pommes' macaroon.​ If ever there were a poster child for the spare pleasures of Passover desserts, it would be the macaroon. As previously noted, macaroons are an entirely different beast than macarons - where the latter are ethereal sandwich cookies beloved by the French a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Yes, Yes, We Know They're Called Mararons. But We're Talking Macaroons, Here.

    dannymacaroons.comYou say macaron. We say macaroon.​Dan Cohen, founder of Danny Macaroons, makes artisanal macaroons out of Spanish Harlem. No, not the dainty, colorful French sandwich cookies foodies recently claimed were poised to take over the reign of cupcakes. Macaroons, as in the coconut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Sofrito's Gets Sued; Rabbis Gear Up for Passover

    ​A state senator has proposed a new bill that would offer tax breaks to New York restaurants that buy locally grown produce, as well as milk, cheese, and maple products. [LoHud] Republicans' budget approved last week proposes to overhaul the $65 billion food stamp program, making aid continge ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 29, 2010


    Doug Hughes directs Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Epicurious Perpetuates Macaron/Macaroon Confusion

    jchong/FlickrQu'est que c'est?​ Epicurious has added its two cents to the ever growing list of year-end lists with a fun roster of Food Trend Predictions for 2011. Among them are food halls, pop-up cafés, tiki bar cocktails, foraging, sweet potatoes, and macaroons. Or macarons.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    It's (Good) Friday afternoon, which means it's time to look back on the best posts of the past week: In honor of Passover and Easter, Our 10 Best Fin Fish Dishes. Battle of the Dishes pitted chocolate Easter bunnies from Russell Stover and Jacques Torres against one another. Cocktail culture is t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Fin Fish Dishes

    ​Tomorrow is the fourth day of Passover as well as Good Friday, when some Catholics eschew meat. So in the spirit of togetherness, we'll bring you a top ten list that both groups can enjoy--fin fish. That's fish with scales and fins--no shellfish or cephalopods. Check back here tomorrow for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Sephardic Seder; Home Ec Class

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Bordeaux Tasting Le Skyroom at French Institute Alliance Française March 29 As part of a series of six tastings, each associated with a different region, the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    D/s Jews Hold "Kinky Seder" in Brooklyn Sunday

    Pesach is upon us. KinkyJews, an organization whose mission is "to bring together like-minded men and women who define both kink and Judaism as central components of their identity," will hold its 4th Annual Kinky Seder on Sunday at Club Casbar in Brooklyn. The Forward gamely interviews the founder, ... More >>

  • Music

    May 2, 2006

    Cortex-Cutting Cobras

    More desperate gutter psych-rock from Texas

  • Art

    April 11, 2006

    Multiple Perspectives

    Taken minutes or months apart, with time woven into them

  • NYC Life

    April 4, 2006

    Cookies of Affliction

    A stroll down macaroon lane

  • Music

    May 3, 2005

    Like No Other Night

    A traditional gathering for the city's hip Jewish arts family

  • NYC Life

    April 26, 2005

    Rebirth and Babka

    Two Easters is better than one

  • NYC Life

    April 19, 2005

    Freedom Crackers

    Matzo is food too

  • NYC Life

    March 30, 2004
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    January 13, 2004

    Fiddling With Fiddler

    Can the Broadway Revival of Everyone's Favorite Jewish Musical Ignore Today's Radically Different Cultural Context?

  • NYC Life

    January 6, 2004
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    June 17, 2003


    Guided by Voices

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    April 8, 2003

    With God on Our Side

    Today's Pop-Gospel Albums Affirm the Persistence of Faith Through Adversity

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