If you're still hitting the gym at this point of January, we salute your dedication to healthy living for 2014. But if you've given up on reenacting the Tour De France on an indoor cycle while listening to Katy Perry, here's a look at what's going on this week.
The impending rush of SantaCon is knocking at the bar door, and we don't blame you if the wave of drunken red and white revelers gives you a case of the bah humbugs. It's a good excuse to lock yourself inside with a copy of Love, Actually, but we think you should get out and go to something tasty.
We know how hard it must be to face a Monday after vacation. That's why we're distracting you with a selection of what the city's cooking up for your return.
In the wake of the tragic destruction Typhoon Haiyan left in the Philippines, Nicole Ponseca, one of the owners of Jeepney (201 First Avenue, 212-533-4121), says she had an immediate influx of calls from New Yorkers asking how they could help. "We're one of the only Filipino restaurants in the city, ... More >>
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Two days ago, Fork in the Road put up a piece about the Jetbow sandwich at Carnegie Deli. It was a giant, collapsing mess held up by sticks featuring an incongruous collection of deli meats. It made us wonder what a true Tebow sandwich would look like, encompassing the diverse history of the Heisman ... More >>
With all the recent women's health controversies -- Komen/Planned Parenthood, contraception in Catholic hospitals, and Virginia's plan to wand women who want abortions -- and their potential to steer women's votes away from Republicans, you'd think conservatives would prefer to get back to talking a ... More >>
The Glammy Awards are Cherry Jubilee's gala tribute to promoters, comics, drag queens, bartenders, gogo boys, and bloggers. But the Glammys deserves an award of their own for the annual Aaron Cobbett shot of the previous year's winners decked out in a zingy color theme as only the club crowd ... More >>
At a human trafficking conference last month, the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines said that 40% of male visitors to the country are sex tourists. Harry Thomas, who was appointed as the ambassador last year, sent a text message to the Philippine foreign secretary to apologize for using an unverifi ... More >>
A 'moderno' Filipino restaurant settles down in the East Village
As we reported yesterday, Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested while marching over the Brooklyn Bridge. The New York Times reports police made over 700 arrests. Demonstrators claim authorities misled them by saying they could march on the bridge. Officers arrested people who weren't on the pe ... More >>
Calvin Godfrey Everyone I Know asks: Do you know where I can the find a restaurant that serves inventive, exceptionally prepared food at dirt-cheap prices with a fun atmosphere and plentiful booze? Dear Everyone I Know: I am not a magician. I cannot conjure up a restaurant with the food of P ... More >>
Paul Niedermann, who just won this season of Hell's Kitchen, has scored himself a job as head chef at BLT Steak. [FitR] Daniel Angerer, who recently shuttered Klee Brasserie and Little Cheese Pub, is now at the helm of the five locations of Dig Inn, the new incarnation of Pump Energy. [Crain ... More >>
Crazy person and Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty has come up with a totally inventive term for our current health care laws: "Obamneycare." Get it? Like Obama Romney. It's supposed to recall how Mitt Romney shamefully tried to help uninsured people with health problems as the gover ... More >>
PinkberryKeeping teenage girls fed since 2005Yes, it's not quite as delicious as a dripping cone of full-fat chocolate chip ice cream, but on a day like today when the weather is so scorching, you could probably even convert a vegan to Pinkberry, the frozen yogurt topped with an array of fres ... More >>
The eggs can be used to amaze and mystify children. You've probably seen the display of ostrich and emu eggs at the green-awninged Roaming Acres Farm at the Greenmarkets. The ostrich eggs are bone-white, strangely shiny, and of unbelievable girth. In fact, an ostrich yolk is the world's la ... More >>
Anneloni, coming at you.The red-accented room at Porsena was only half-full on a Thursday night at 8 p.m. For all the pre-opening hype porchetta queen Sara Jenkins's new restaurant got, the place has seemed surprisingly un-mobbed. Maybe it's its location on a rather un-tread stretch of 7th St ... More >>
According to reports, Rolando Mendoza, the former police inspector who was holding at least 15 Hong Kong tourists hostage on a bus in Manila, has been killed after being shot in the head. Mendoza had been demanding his job back after being dismissed for extorting $444 from a chef over drivin ... More >>
You'll have to suspend disbelief and trust me on this one, people. It's time for Evita to finally step back and make way for a lady with far better footwear. You see, the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre has announced the East Coast premiere of IMELDA, A New Musical, "a portrait of the ambitious ... More >>
Everyone has heard of Beer Nuts (redskin roasted peanuts) and corn nuts (roasted or deep-fried kernels), but what about cracker nuts?
Kare kare This week, Our Man Sietsema is at Philippu Lounge Y Restaurante, an oddly named Filipino spot in Ravenswood, Queens. Our Man breaks it down for us: This restaurant tones down the pungency and amps up the Spanish influences (the Philippines were a Spanish colony) in order to appeal to mor ... More >>
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