• Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    The 10 Best Pies in NYC

    New York City's bakeries are churning out some inventive pies worth saving room for this holiday season. Some are nostalgic classics, only better; others sport rosemary marshmallow fluff or come spiked with bourbon. While some of these will be up for grabs throughout the winter, we suggest you get t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    A Taste of Decoy, the Party End of RedFarm's Mullet

    For the past two years, restaurateur Ed Schoenfeld and chef/partner Joe Ng have hosted pop-ups and served an abbreviated menu out of the former Laundromat below their West Village nouveau-Chinese restaurant RedFarm. Last month, they opened Decoy (529 1/2 Hudson Street, 212-691-9700), the fully reali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    10 Savory Pies for Surviving Polar Vortex II: Vortlectric Boogaloo

    Baked in a dish or swaddled by a crust, savory pies are essentially just self-contained stews -- and you already know our feelings about those. Now that the polar vortex's creepy uncle has descended upon us, city dwellers are bound to be a bit uncomfortable. But rather than cashing in on that regres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, our Cookbook of the Week

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    New Age Pizza? Frankfurter Danish? Strange Wiener-Bearing Pastries Appear in Koreatown

    Qu'est-ce que c'est at Tous le Jours? Manhattan's Koreatown has been remaking itself at breakneck pace over the last two years, as Korean food finally approaches mainstream in New York. There are food courts, barbecues, tofu parlors, upscale formal restaurants with views of the city skyline, and, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    If You Were Only Allowed Five Unhealthy Foods...

    What would they be? It would be extremely difficult for me to whittle the choices down to just five, but let's play this sadistic little game, for the hell of it. Here come my death-defying picks: *Vanilla ice cream. Even from a fast-food chain. I'd add lots and lots of rainbow sprinkles, but tha ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 7, 2012


    The NY Chocolate Show Returns

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    How To Make Apple Strudel From The Russian Tea Room

    [See More Recipes: Grouper Santiagero From Havana Central | San Felipe Tacos From Rosa Mexicano | Chocolate-Rosewater Creme Brulee From the Baking Bean] Rosh Hashanah is coming up on Sunday and to celebrate, we have a Jewish holiday dessert from Chef Marc Taxiera off the Russian Tea Room's holiday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Pie Face Opens Second Location, Offers Free, Adorable Australian Meat Pies All Next Week

    [See More Edible News: New York City Health Board Passes Bloomberg's Soda Ban Proposal | Sushi Costs More In New York Than Los Angeles Because, Well, Of Course It Does] These have to be the most adorable minced meat pies ever. Australian-based Pie Face is opening their second U.S. location in Murra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    5 Ideas for Outdoor Eats on Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is coming up and the long weekend is a cue for many to leave the city and spend a little time with nature. Though it has been rather wet in New York City, the weather forecast predicts pockets of sunshine on Saturday. So assuming the weather holds up, we've rounded up some great food id ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Make Bistro Truck's Moroccan Chicken Almond Pastilla

    If any country understands the appeal of combining sweet and savory , it's Morocco. They flavor their roasted meats with cinnamon and wash them down with sweet mint tea. A contender for Morocco's national dish, pastilla combines sweet and savory like none other. Traditionally made with squab, the he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    KFC's Chicken Pot Pie: Not Bad, But Nearly Vegetarian

    The crust is delectable, but may be suffering from smallpox. As a kid who loved Swanson's pot pies -- pulled from the freezer and heated one hour in the oven -- I couldn't wait to try the Colonel's new entry in the uncrowded field of chicken pot pies.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    5 Pies to Stuff Yourself Silly on Today, a/k/a National Pie Day

    Lauren ShockeyNorth End Grill puts out a fine lemon meringue pie​Today is National Pie Day, woot woot. While Fork in the Road believes that this holiday should really coincide with the other Pi Day (March 14), any day that celebrates the bounty of baked, filled pastries is still pretty damn a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Make Pastry Chef Ken Larsen's Galette des Rois

    Galette des Rois, or "Kings' Cake," is traditionally eaten on Epiphany. Brasserie (100 East 53rd Street, 212-751-4840) has been selling individual galettes with ice cream for the holiday and will serve them until January 13. The pastry is also one of Larsen's favorite desserts to prepare: "Galette ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Where Can I Get Turkish-Style Bureks?

    The boureka at Gazala Place, with a side of babaganoush​A Reader Asks: Where can I get a Turkish burek? Not the little finger-shaped sigara bureka, but the kind my relatives in Turkey made -- little triangular ones made with filo dough. Dear Reader: That's a good question. Throughout the Balk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    My 10 Best Fat Pants Fridays

    Rebecca MarxCake Shop's peanut butter bomb.​ I have spent the last 18 months or so eating untold amounts of fat and sugar, often but not always in the name of Fat Pants Friday. This column has given me a great excuse to coddle my sweet tooth, and more importantly, to visit and revisit some o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Cheap and Filling Veggie Fare at Aussie-Inspired Tuck Shop

    ​ This Aussie-inspired mini-chain is best known for its cheap and filling meat pies, hearty things perfect for a quick meal before or after a night of drinking in the East Village. Its vegetarian options are no less tasty (or cheap). Take the vegetarian chili. At only $6, it has a flavor and c ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 13, 2011

    Monument Lane's Statue of Limitations

    An old name inspires a so-so new restaurant in Greenwich Village

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    The Dutch's Rapturous Rhubarb Pie

    Rebecca Marx​ Rhubarb season is finally here, at least at the Dutch. The restaurant's pastry chef, Kierin Baldwin is celebrating the perennial in both frozen form - it appears as a sherbet in her spring sundae - and as the luscious filling in her gorgeous rhubarb pie.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Pie Corps' Derby Pie Wins the Race

    Rebecca MarxPie Corps' Derby pie​ After we heard that Pie Corps would make its debut at last weekend's New Amsterdam Market, we resolved to be there to eat whatever they were selling. And we're glad we did, because we found this Derby pie.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    No. 20: Chicken Pot Pie at the Cleaver Company's Green Table

    ​Watch out! The chicken pot pie is very hot, and you'll wait for many minutes before you dare flip the lid and eat. Located in the Chelsea Market, the Cleaver Company is a catering concern of long standing. When they moved into the market, the company added a cafe called the Green Table, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Top Chef: Chicken Pot Pie!

    ​ Tre is gone, and Mike and Fabio still can't get over the fact that Antonia won last week's episode by serving a pile of French mussels at an Italian restaurant. And Dale can't get over what the judges said about his food. "It crushes me to the core when they say my food is bland," he says, ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 5, 2011
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    December 1, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Week in Food Blogs: Themed Restaurants; Office Coffee Makeover

    This week in food blogs ... Eater rounded up 10 of the city's best themed restaurants, including Mars 2112, Jekyll & Hyde Club, and the new Brooklyneer. Grub Street expressed its (and especially Daniel Maurer's) contempt for Tonic East. The Feast got excited about having Thanksgiving dinner out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    NY Crumbs At Taste of the Lower East Side

    NY Crumbs attended the 9th annual Taste of the Lower East Side event last night (held, ironically, in Nolita) and has a good roundup of who was there, what was served, and what everything tasted like. Highlights included mozzarella tomato and basil on puff pastry from Falai Panetteria; avocado mash, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    The Early Word--Danku

    Two krokets and a side of mie dan (fried noodles)Danku, a Dutch-Indonesian "all-natural" fast food joint, recently opened its only US outpost on 57th Street. The chain's other location is in Antwerp, Belgium. The menu runs from ordinary paninis and baked goods, to krokets (Dutch croquettes) and Indo ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 26, 2002