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 >>
AlfamaOn cold winter days, savory seafood dishes can be as warming and satisfying as soups. Chef Francisco Rosa, of Alfama (214 E. 52nd St.), offers up his recipe for a favorite pescatarian plate -- clams Bulhão Pato. "19th Century Portuguese poet Raimundo António de Bulhão Pato ironicall ... More >>
How about two nights in Portugal?
Surely you read about the Portuguese gossip columnist who was recently killed and castrated by a psycho 20-year-old at the Intercontintal Hotel. Well, in a New York Observer piece about this tragedy, the older man, Carlos Castro, is identified as a Portuguese version of me! Says the article, Castr ... More >>
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.
This year's NYFF manages both. Plus: Our best of the fest
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 >>
The baseball season is over, and both Michelle Obama and prominent example of his terror-fighting judgment Bernie Kerik stepped on whatever good press Rudy Giuliani might have gotten from his sweet World Series seats. So what's a putative gubernatorial candidate to do for a little free media? ... 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 >>
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