Wrap your lips around this meaty strangeness.
A fixture right on Broadway on the Upper West Side, Big Nick's Burger Joint has been around since 1962 -- just about the time West Side Story came out as a movie, immortalizing the neighborhood for the nation. Big Nick's is a product of that merging of ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>
Nineteen fast food chains, including Burger King, Chili's, IHOP, and Friendly's, plan to start offering healthy food options in their kids' meals.
Beat the summer heat with Mark Bittman's four takes on icy pop -- that's Popsicles to the plebes -- including fruity, savory, creamy, ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Steven Thrasher enters the wild world of Black Hebrew Israelites, or as they are more commonly referred, "those guys who yell at everybody on the street." They tell him they "are the Ambassadors of Christ," but others have differing views. One of their ex-girlfriends, ... More >>
A U.S. Appeals Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing Starbucks to end its distribution agreement with Kraft.
Rich people are eating out more at fast-food restaurants. It turns out some people with six-figure salaries would rather spend their money on Jimmy Choos than dinn ... More >>
Where is Mohammed Saleem?Mohammed Saleem, a 24-year-old guy who is deaf, mute, and suffers from either autism or Down syndrome (news accounts differ), has gone missing from the Kew Gardens area of Queens. It's believed that this is at least the fourth time Saleem has gone missing in just the past ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
The least conclusive (but most fun!) study of the day is probably the one from Carnegie Mellon University, which says that Twitter has "geographical dialects," but only sometimes. Researchers dug through 380,000 messages from one week back in March 2010, and concluded that you could sort of s ... More >>
Okay, this is getting out of hand, people. Hot on the shitkickers of Long Island's Darth Vader robber, we have a man in Pittsburgh who robbed a bank wearing a blonde lady's wig and fake boobs. And, um, "clown pants." He used a toy BB gun he had shoplifted from a store to hold up the bank. Als ... More >>
If there's any chance your reckless behavior will be rewarded with a shiner this weekend, it's gotta be tonight. Oneida (to your left), with (thoughtfully) abrasive rock and destructive, amped-up guitars, will make all gentle souls within a 100-foot radius of the Knitting Factory shake in th ... More >>
Judson BakerHere's to ending the longest drought between Hold Steady albums, ever. In the two years since the Brooklyn band released the hardcore revival moment Stay Positive, the former five piece toured endlessly and, at the tail end of last month, bade farewell to keyboardist and chief mou ... More >>
Elliot Madison on a recent episode of Democracy Now!When Jackson Heights resident Elliot Madison learned last week that charges against him had been dropped by the Allegheny County District Attorney in Pennsylvania, he had little reason to celebrate. The 41-year-old Queens social worker was a ... More >>
A new breed of mixologist is obsessed with ice, using enormous cubes custom made by ice sculpture suppliers, ice balls the size of oranges, and long ice tubes for highballs. Dilution has become a dirty word.
With a new Whole Foods in the space formerly occupied by the legendary ja ... More >>
-- Lupe Fiasco released the first single from his upcoming album, Lasers. The track is the spacey "Shining Down," which has Lupe taking a dig at autotune by using it. It leaked last month to the rapper's dismay. He plays Governors Island on Sept 11 (tickets go on sale Friday at noon) and SUNY's Dewa ... More >>
The Mets pulled one out last night despite scoring only one run, but God still hates them and sent a plague of furries to throw them off before their upcoming series with the Pirates. Thus far only Mets announcer Kevin Burkhardt is known to have been affected. He was disturbed to find that the Pitts ... More >>
I was looking through some old photos of myself in that Norma Desmond-y way I have, and found one where I looked almost cute except for a honker the size of Pittsburgh exploding through my face.
If I had only had it chopped off back then, my whole life would have been different! I would have been a ... More >>
The city is going to suffer greatly from the loss of financial services jobs, says the Mayor -- not only do those jobs represent a third of our private sector payroll (!), they also reflect "a range of incomes." (He explains: "More than half of the people working in the City's financial services se ... More >>
The little treat I like to call the "Fuck You Dr. Atkins" sandwich
The Italian-American potato-and-egg and pepper-and-egg heroes are the stuff of culinary legend, roughly equivalent to the sainted New Orleans po' boy that comes stuffed only with french fries. Or t ... More >>