The Claw opened last month on 23rd Street, dishing up a menu of seafood rolls and other treats from the ocean, including lobster mac and cheese and chowder. Wanting to know how its signature lobster roll stacked up, we popped in for a quick bite.
The pancioc from Il Cantuccio is an unparalleled chocolate delivery system that functions most advantageously at breakfast time. Chocolate croissants (a/k/a pain au chocolat) are fab, but let's face it -- the filling sometimes tastes a little too much like Nutella. Entenmann's chocolate donuts are ... More >>
Say grace, and then dive into the Thanksgiving croissant. I was as excited as everyone else to check out the new Thanksgiving croissant at Momofuku Milk Bar, which has moved across the street from its original West 13th Street location. Well, in spite of all the hype, it's not really new, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 21, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 25 Hype! Hype! Hooray! by Arthur Bell A heat wave blew into town last week. So did Merle Oberon, Malcolm McDowell, the Burtons, Ron O'Neal, Alice Cooper, Marlon Brando, withered endives, chopped liver fro ... More >>
Nope.Is sex over? First the Observer said the Youngs are through with it. Now the New York Times, always on the vanguard, is exploring the notion that sometimes, people don't want to have sex. In fact, sex is sort of unfashionable now, due to the widespread availability of porn and various other ... More >>
Trust me, it's Pirouette, that classically creme-filled rolled wafer, in a delectable chocolate hazelnut flavor that's out of this galaxy. Pirouettes are sort of like edible cigarettes crossed with magic wands of weight gain, and they're great for sticking into a steaming cup of cappuccino o ... More >>
Robert Sietsema, Sarah DeGregorio, and Rebecca Marx recap their respective years in food
The Red Hook Lobster Pound's lobster roll: pretty is as pretty does.The latest issue of New York Magazine features an exhaustive look at the city's lobster roll scene, and includes a fascinating break-down of the economic, environmental, and ethical factors that have helped to create our curr ... More >>
Pancakes and cheesecake, obviouslyWelcome to this week's edition of Ask the Critics. Last week we tackled whether or not Hawaiians like Hawaiian pizza. (Have a question? Ask us anything at email@example.com) This week, reader Tim writes in with something more personal: Dear Fork in the ... More >>
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I had a small chicken from Hoosic [sic] River Poultry in the farmers' market. I wanted to roast it. Memory of the skipped thanksgiving made me crave the only thing I like about Thanksgiving--the stuffing.
Bark's dog is on the left, Crif's is on the right. Ordering a veggie dog from a hot dog shack is a bit like ordering roast chicken at a seafood restaurant: Unless dietary constraints demand it, why bother? At most wiener establishments, they're treated at best as a consolation prize and at ... More >>
Yay, America Big bread for lean times: Pepperidge Farm is launching "family-sized" value loaves of its Farmhouse soft breads this fall in response to the economy. [FitR inbox] More recession eating (kinda): Bar Blanc is now offering a $38, 3-course prix fixe menu on Sunday nights. [FitR inbox] Op ... More >>
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