Chef M.J. Alam is a native of Bangladesh, but he's spent the last 18 years cooking Mediterranean food. "I used to work for the Milos group," he says. "I started in Montreal, where I was sous chef. I also owned a restaurant there. It was a French steakhouse." He moved to New York more than a decade a ... More >>
Video by Jessica Pitcher for the Village Voice"People hate soccer in America. That's like, the only challenge we have." On Sunday, we asked U.S. soccer supporters of all stripes about their life watching a game the rest of the world calls football, but if you call it that here, you're met with con ... More >>
Pinch your pennies this week by feasting on pho, Portuguese sandwiches, and huevos rotos at a new bakery. Not a single dish on this list will cost you more than $10. Need more cheap eats ideas? Check out our archives.
My brother-in-law, although from Ohio -- a place with very few fine wine traditions (I'm from there and can confirm it) -- loves port. But he hasn't come to adore it living in the States. Years ago, he moved to the quaint little town of Broadway in England, thereby adopting the estimable British cus ... More >>
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.
As festive as shopping and wrapping gifts can be (if battling crowds in search of the perfect gift to present neatly in a beautiful, Martha Stewart-approved package complete with red ribbon can be considered fun), the joy of the season quickly evaporates when the credit card bill comes in January -- ... More >>
Another year, another list: noise roars on, freakier and spikier and gnarlier than before, furthering tinnitus cases and confusing loved ones and improving the quality of life for the thousands, or maybe dozens of people for whom pop music doesn't translate into a satisfying drive to work or night o ... More >>
Euro 2012 has been so enjoyable so far that I hate to nit-pick. But... Didn't you have a feeling about 10 minutes into Italy vs. England on Saturday that if it wasn't a question of watching all that gorgeous ebb-and-flow that it is supposed to be what soccer's appeal is really all about. I mean, if ... More >>
How about two nights in Portugal?
Russia has been chosen to host the 2018 World Cup, via a secret ballot vote by Fifa's executive committee today. Condolences to England, Spain and Portugal, and Belgium and the Netherlands, (the latter two in joint bids), who were all finalists.
Watchdog reporter Rex Wockner knows, and he's put it all down in one handy list for future husbears and bear-ents: "Same-sex marriage is legal in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Mexico City, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts ... More >>
Call your business the Best Chocolate Cake in the World and you might as well slap a target sign on the window, particularly in New York, where there's a) already a lot of superlative chocolate cake and b) a lot of opinionated people. But that doesn't seem to have bothered the Best Chocolate ... More >>
What you need to sound like you understand fútbol
Joe Shlabotnik/FlickrBooze you can use.Oh, the times they are a-changin': Just weeks after Bushwick got another cafe, it's now home to a full-fledged wine bar. Called Bodega, it opened last weekend on the somewhat barren corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and Troutman Street.
At 75 cents apiece, these baccalao fritters make a great meal or bar snack. Codfish made the European Age of World Exploration possible. It fed the sailors who manned the globe-circumnavigating ships. It fed the enslaved Africans who worked the plantations established in the New World. It wa ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! A Craft-y Thanksgiving Hours: 2:00pm-8:00pm Sure, it's not mom's green bean casserole. But you could do worse than Tom Colicchio's Thanksgiving dinner ($115). An amuse-bouche of spi ... More >>
Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine shop to recommend a few good wines under $20 to pair with the food at a nearby BYOB restaurant. This week, we talk to Meguire Campbell, the manager at Vine Wine in LIC, about what to bring to Lamb & Jaffy, with its affordable New Ame ... More >>
Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine shop to recommend a few good wines under $20 to pair with the food at a nearby BYOB restaurant. This week, we talk to Kamar, one of the managers at Smith & Vine about what to bring to Brooklyn Middle-eastern joint Zaytoons. Smith & V ... More >>
Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a wine to drink at a nearby BYOB restaurant. They're asked to consider the cuisine at the restaurant and suggest an appropriate bottle for under $15.For this week's 'What to B,' we turned to Abistro (154 Carlton Ave ... More >>
Located on a dark stretch of Church Street west of Chinatown, Macao Trading Company is unheralded by any sign, except for a door screened over by an usual metal grate, and a red lamp that appears to be hanging upside down over the entrance. The menu seeks to evoke the twin cuisines of Portu ... More >>
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