If the colder weather is making you crave warm red sauce, you'll love what's on the docket for this week's events -- a dollar slice pizza party and Brooklyn's Italian Restaurant Week.
Brooklyn restaurants cull, by and large, from the same design playbook. They illuminate with Edison bulbs, expose their bricks, and outfit with vintage flea-market bounty. Lea (1022 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, 718-928-7100), a Neapolitan restaurant and pizzeria that opened in Flatbush in December, is ... More >>
Dish no. 32: The Brooklyn Blackout Cake at Ovenly (31 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn; 347-689-3608)
As Brooklyn's borough-wide gentrification sweeps farther and farther east, it's crystal clear that Crown Heights is under the hazy glow of kale-and-yoga tinted spotlights. Long known for its abundance of West Indian specialties, in recent years the bustling neighborhood has experienced a surge in no ... More >>
Aaron Lefkove insists that when he and Andy Curtin opened Littleneck in Gowanus three years ago, a second location was not part of the plan. But after that place became a neighborhood staple (and good reason to trvel to the neighborhood for people who live in other parts of NYC), the partners began ... More >>
With tens of thousands of brick-and-mortar restaurants and even more kiosks, delis, and roadside stands where you can grab a bite to eat, there's no place in the world like New York City when it comes to food and drink--you could spend your entire life eating and drinking here without conquering all ... More >>
We've been fuming since TripAdvisor's bogus pizza rankings placed New York fourth in the country this summer. The list--a product of crowdsourcing gone awry--proved to be ultimately useless, but in our reactionary anger, it gave us reason to mull over the finest examples NYC has to offer. From light ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.
Amy BezunarteaJennifer O'Connor released two confessional, emotionally wrenching records on Matador Records, but when all was said and done the Brooklyn indie-folkie had little to show for it besides exhaustion and an empty bank account. She put music on hold to do odd jobs around the city (" ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Hinsch's, the beloved Bay Ridge luncheonette, has closed after more than 50 years in business. [Brooklyn Paper] The embattled space th ... More >>
Liza de Guia, the lady behind the camera.In the two years since it premiered with an episode about a then-unheard of rooftop farm in Greenpoint, Food Curated has gained a considerable following, and with it, a place on TV sets throughout the city. On August 11, Liza de Guia's documentary seri ... More >>
Village VoiceThe supremacy of the New York City bagel has been disputed as of late, with many people believing that Montreal is the bagel capital of the world. Um, hello, Montreal bagels are flimsy and always in need of salt. And now Zagat is positing that New York City might also no longer ... More >>
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 >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn trio CAVES make expansive gloom-pop--mysterious, dubby, darkness-soaked and caked in reverb. It has the nostalgic synths and cavernous murk of chillwave, but none of that microgenre's inw ... More >>
Time to invest in a pair of pants with an elastic waistband. The good folks over at Choice Eats have informed us that 82 restaurants and eateries are currently participating in what's shaping up to be the best tasting event of all time.
The fourth season of Mad Men ends this Sunday, and while the show really doesn't really have much do with food (its occasional references to canned ham and historic New York references excepted), it's certainly enhanced our appreciation and revulsion for the way food was advertised during that era ... More >>
Andrew Childs/flickrBacon Marmalade Picante breakfast pizza from Paulie Gee'sIt makes perfect sense as a breakfast food: eggs, bacon, cheese, all baked together on top of fresh dough. And pizza makers are taking note: Motorino's Pizza Al'Uovo was so popular at the Brooklyn location that it wa ... More >>
The latest in food-related revenge fantasies comes courtesy of Take Out, a short film about a waitress who's driven to violence by her awful boss and customers. It's hilarious, in part because it was filmed at Paulie Gee's, a place whose eponymous owner is possibly the nicest man in Greenpoint. If ... More >>
We weren't particularly thrilled with the 2010 Michelin Guide, so we can't say we've been eagerly anticipating next Wednesday's publication of the 2011 edition. But Michelin is betting that plenty of other people are, and to get them frothing at the mouth has just released its 2011 'Bib Gourm ... More >>
This week in The Voice, Robert Sietsema finds true Hong Kong cuisine at Yee Kee H.K. Style in Brooklyn and East Ocean Palace in Queens, while Sarah DiGregorio discovers Louisiana fare at Honeychiles' in the Williamsburg punk rock bar The Charleston that is "far, far better than you'd expect to get a ... More >>
"Amuse" Bouche: Paulie Gee's Secret Tomatoes from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. In her review last week of Paulie Gee's, Sarah DiGregorio had to admit that one of the man's strengths was his tomato sauce: "It's loose and fresh-tasting, invigoratingly tart and sweet, mellowed by that dark savor that characte ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has the "one of the hottest things" he's tasted all year: Liberian pepper shrimp at Maima's in Jamaica, Queens. Sarah DiGregorio samples the pie at Paulie Gee's, where the crust "burrows into your brain -- a stretchy, bubbly, char-spotted pillow of a bread, th ... More >>
Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors, locked file cabinets, and day-to-day routines of the NYPD? Other than them, nobody. Which is one of the reasons why one of New York's Finest saw fit to record his life among their ranks, and shed light on some of the darker aspects of those who ... More >>
The pleasures of the pie at a new Greenpoint pizzeria
The ReginaPaulie Gee's, the new Neapolitan pizzeria in Greenpoint, was doing a brisk business last night. From the street, the restaurant glowed invitingly, its large wooden doors thrown open, light streaming out. An igloo-shaped, white-tiled, wood-burning oven hulks and smolders at one end ... More >>
Yesterday you heard from Paulie Gee about how he made his way from IT manager to restaurant owner and pizzaioli of his new eponymous spot in Greenpoint (60 Greenpoint Avenue). Here, in the second half of the interview, find out which pizza spots Paulie favors, the worst pie he ever made, and ... More >>
As we head into a 48-hour period of relative oblivion, here's a look back at the best posts of the last five days: This week, g-u-t-b-o-m-b is spelled by the Galway Hooker's hooker burger. Paul Giannone, the man behind the new Paulie Gee's, talked about making the leap from IT manager to restauran ... More >>
If you've read Slice in the last three years, you've probably heard of Paul Gianonne, aka Paulie Gee. The man has a serious love for pizza, so serious that he's turned it into his second career--lending hope to unhappy IT experts everywhere. Gianonne lives in Warren, New Jersey, where he rais ... More >>
A prototype pie out of Paulie Gee's Neapolitan oven, courtesy Greenpointers Two of the most anticipated openings of 2010 are pizzerias--Paulie Gee's and Pulino's. Excitement from various quarters over these projects might even rival the breathless lead-ups to Co. and Keste. Pulino's, a Keit ... More >>
Everyone loves MotorinoIt must be the end of the decade, because the listicles are piling up like snow drifts. Slice's pizza maven Adam Kuban has published a slideshow of the top eight pizzas he consumed in 2009. Only two of them are from pizza joints in the five boroughs.