• Film

    March 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Magpies' Strawberry-Balsamic Magpie, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    No. 38: Strawberry-balsamic magpie from Magpies

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Starbucks' Insect Dye Causes Controversy Among Vegans

    Starbucks is learning the hard way that you just can't please everyone. A few weeks ago, a vegan news and advocacy website, This Dish Is Veg, posted an article urging readers to beware of the Strawberry Frappuccino because it contains coloring made of dried cochineal insects, rendering it not vegan- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Fauxcotti Park: OWS Visits Law & Order: SVU's Mock Zuccotti Park

    Rosie GrayThe Law & Order: SVU fake Zuccotti set. ​Zuccotti Park was cleared by police over three weeks ago now, but the encampment was resurrected for a brief moment in Foley Square yesterday. Tents, tarps, signs, a library, even a kitchen fully stocked with food -- all the familiar objects w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    There Are Now 'Artisanal', Organic Pop-Tarts

    Candice Reynolds/Red Queen Tarts​ Well, it was only a matter of time. To the roster of beloved junk foods that have received the artisanal treatment (Twinkies, candy bars, beef jerky, Oreos, soft-serve, etc.), we can now add Pop-Tarts.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    BOOKSHAKALAKA: The National Book Awards Jam Throws Down for 2010

    The 2010 National Book Awards at the Cipriani Wall Street ballroom. All the people who were at these tables are still hungover.​An unlikely ballroom of people in the troubled business of literature -- publishers, editors, writers, reporters, and respective sycophants -- gather yearly to ostens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    People Cooking Less at Home; Red Lobster Lowers Prices

    ​Is butter the new hot condiment? If high-end restaurants in Asia are anything to go by, diners might soon expect to see a butter list with their meal. [Wall Street Journal] France is now McDonald's second biggest market next to the U.S. Across Europe, people are cooking less at home. [Wall S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    As Pop-Tarts World Prepares to Bow Out, Wonka Shop Opens in Times Square

    Wanh-wanh: a Wonka shop opens.​Say it ain't so: Pop-Tarts World may not be much longer for this world. But fear not, kiddie-laden tourists in search of a completely corporatized snacking experience: the Wonka shop has made its debut in the Times Square Toys "R" Us.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Adieu, Fair Pop-Tarts World; Justin Bieber Has a Thing for Sap

    As always, we appreciate you spending the week with us here at Fork in the Road. But, in case you missed it, here's what the other food blogs have been up to... Eater bemoaned the fact that Pop-Tarts World will close this fall to make room for a new public plaza. Grub Street wondered whether Steph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Is Nespresso's Kazaar Super-Strong Coffee Worth the Hype?

    Little monster.​The Nespresso boutique that opened in SoHo last week is set up like a café, but you'd have to be insane to actually use it as such. A latte at the cafe is $6.50; a chamomile tea is $5.50; a grilled tuna sandwich is $16. Espresso is $4. Meanwhile, at the boutique part upstairs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Pop-Tarts Pop-Up in Times Square Could Become Permanent (File Under: God Help Us)

    oskay/FlickrPop culture.​ Pop-ups are all the rage these days. Independent restaurateurs use them to gauge the temperature of a new market or to test out a new concept. Corporations resort to them as publicity stunts to garner media attention and that holiest of grails for marketers: buzz. Kel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Live: Peter Bjorn and John Temporarily Banish Swine Flu at the Music Hall of Williamsburg

    Even before the house lights had come back on at the end of Chairlift's opening set, someone in the crowd was whistling the melody from "Young Folks." Years later, the song is still endearing, and so is the band. Since "Young Folks," Peter Bjorn and John have released a neat instrumental album, been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Cartoon-Inspiring Rooster Faces Extinction & A New Diet for Smartypants

    Dole has managed to get two lawsuits involving Nicaraguan banana workers who claim a pesticide used in the 1970s made them sterile thrown out of court because of lawyer misconduct during the recruitment of plaintiffs for the case. [Bloomberg] The bird that inspired Foghorn Leghorn is among 66 types ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    YouTube Treasure: Downtown in the '80s!

    The Fabulous Pop Tarts--aka Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato--were an underground techno pop duo in the '80s on their way to becoming award winning TV and movie producers. Check out this time-tunnel clip of their infectious song "New York City Beat," with quickie video snippets by the late Nelson Sul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Ted Nugent Says, "Fuck You"

    "I can't wait to hear how you translate this in the Village Voice, cause them motherfuckers need this." Over the course of a 40 minute phone conversation rock legend and conservative firebrand Ted Nugent discussed his new book, Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto, his charity work, the state ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Vintage Clip of Me Impersonators!

    OMG. I just googled myself on YouTube—oh, hush, I do it every five minutes—and found an old Nelson Sullivan video of the Pop Tarts as me! This '80s throwback makes more historical sense if you know that the Pop Tarts were a techno dance duo consisting of Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, the high ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    Photos: Boredoms With 77 Drummers a/k/a 77BOADRUM, 07.07.07

    Next-door neighbor Status Ain't Hood will give you the full textual breakdown on Saturday's monumental event of the Boredoms playing with 74 additional drummers in the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. In the meantime, here's some photographic and videographic evidence that if you missed the show, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    Flicks: Beach House at Mercury Lounge

    Bad flicks by Cami D. Beach House open tonight and tomorrow for Grizzly Bear at the Bowery Ballroom. DOWNLOAD Beach House, "Apple Orchard" [Pop Tarts Suck Toasted]

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2007

    P&J Winners: Singles #2-10

    2 T.I., "What You Know" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) [Interprétations Diverses] 3 Christina Aguilera, "Ain't No Other Man" (RCA) [All Time Champion] 4 Justin Timberlake featuring T.I., "My Love" (Jive) [Pop Tarts Suck Toasted] Remixes: DFA, Diplo, Radioclit, and more [Chazblog] 5 The Racont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    P&J Winners: Singles #21-33

    21 Lily Allen, "LDN" (Capitol) Live on SNL [Culture Bully] 22 Pipettes, "Pull Shapes" (Memphis Industries) [Obscure Sound] Cassie, "Me & U" (Bad Boy) [The Cowmonkey] Band of Horses, "Funeral" (Sub Pop) [The Muso] 25 Peter Bjorn and John, "Young Folks" (Wichita/V2) [Quick Before It M ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    February 28, 2006