• Film

    July 16, 2014

    It's Been a Year Already?

    There's nothing inspired in Woody's annual update.

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    June 19, 2014

    Devo's Jerry Casale Looks to the Past for the Future

    Long before guys like Steve Jobs and Neil deGrasse Tyson helped geeks get their shine, Devo were flaunting their bookish background and turning the world's idea of what rock stars look and sound like on its head. For the last 40 years cofounding bassist Jerry Casale shared the stage with his brother ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    This Week's Five Best Food Events in NYC

    Bummed about California Chrome missing the Triple Crown? Or maybe the Rangers are giving you night sweats? If your weekend didn't turn out as planned, here are a few food events that should get you back into your groove.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Here's How to Learn Southern French Wine and Food With Some of the City's Best Chefs

    "Usually, when people travel to France, they travel to Paris and the French Riviera," says Marianne Fabre-Lanvin, the executive director of Sud de France Développement, an organization that works to bring more attention to the southern part of the country. And that's a shame, she says, because sout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Here Are Five Rosé Wines to Drink for Memorial Day (and the Day After...and the Day After That)

    Spring -- and the onset of Memorial Day weekend -- practically obligates wine writers to pen a piece on the unofficial arrival of rosé wine drinking season. I've no problem capitulating to such requisite; I adore this fermented pink drink -- the beguiling pale salmon to vivid fuchsia colors, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Here's a First Taste of Claudette, Now Serving French Fare in the Village

    The dining room at 24 Fifth Avenue has had a storied run: For years, it was home to Cru, that wine mecca that turned over a few years back for Lotus of Siam, a New York offshoot of a world-renowned Vegas strip mall Thai joint. New York City -- and fancier digs -- didn't suit that concept, though, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Where to Look for Wine List Deals at Our 99 Essential Restaurants

    As we prepared to write about our 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to the chefs and owners behind these places, asking them to discuss their history and unique place among the other eateries in this town. But we were also thinking of your wallet, dear readers, and so we asked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Spring Fever Cure: Chicane's Coastal French Fare

    We feel reasonably assured that this New York City winter will soon release us from her icy clutches for good, letting us feel warm and happy again after a very bleak season. In the meantime, we have Chicane (430 Broome Street, 212-226-5999), a SoHo bistro that specializes in food from the French Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    In Luke Barr's Provence, 1970 a Key Moment for New American Cooking

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Lessons in Eating Well From Simca's Cuisine Still Resound 40 Years Later

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Where to Learn to Wine Like a Pro

    Have you ever looked at a sommelier and thought "I could do that job!"? Then you are in the right city. New York has an array of educational options in the field of wine, from broad overviews -- how a grape is turned into alcohol, why the flavor suggests blueberry (hint: no blueberries were involved ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Holiday Cookbookery: Buyer's Guide to Gifting Cookbooks

    Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from our Cookbook of the Week columnist, Hannah Palmer Egan. So, it's the holidays. And if you're a busy New Yorker like the rest of us, thinking through the gifting gauntlet ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 27, 2013
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    October 30, 2013

    Atrium's Laurent Kalkotour: "Without the Farmers, There'd Be No Chef"

    Yesterday marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a storm so devastating to New York City that some businesses--restaurants included--have yet to return to the fold. Others, sadly, succumbed to the disaster; one of those was Governor, a then-new and much-lauded restaurant in downtown Broo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Women in Wine: Molly Rydzel, Head Sommelier at Public Restaurant

    Some of the best sommeliers in NYC right now are female, and these ladies not only know their wine, they effusively share their knowledge with customers and friends without any of the pretension often (rightly or wrongly) associated with that, ahem, other species of somm. I caught up with six of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Relax. It's Rosé.

    Every so often, I come across the argument that rosé lacks merit as a wine, and, therefore, has become over-hyped. I disagree--why manufacture controversy over a drink as pleasurable as rosé? To the residents of southern France, rosé equals lifestyle; I doubt they would agree their Provençal exi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Annisa Chef Anita Lo Talks Amarone, Chardonnay and Her Perfect Food Wine

    Food and wine are natural companions, so I'm polling some of New York's most illustrious chefs to find out what kind of wine they are drinking off and on the job. After establishing they actually drink wine (a surprising number prefer beer!), I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a pencha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Our 10 Best Upper West Side Restaurants

    Topped with bacon, slaw, and fried green tomatoes and sided with cheese grits, the fried chicken biscuit sandwich at Jacob's Pickles A score of years ago the Upper West Side was known as one of the worst dining neighborhoods in the city. Well, what happened? You may trace the transformation back t ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 9, 2013

    Le Midi Bistro: Adieu, Karaoke!

    Now it's Bergman and Bordeaux in the East Village

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Le Midi: Revenge of the Bistro

    Onion Soup -- On the subject of this classic soup associated with Paris -- featuring a cheese-soaked crouton floating on top of a sweet dark broth -- Patricia Wells quotes R.J. Cortine in her classic book Bistro Cooking: "The onion is the truffle of the poor." Starting over a decade ago, the Fren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Le Taste of France, East River Moon Festival

    Thursday, September 27 Trader Joe's Protest. Demanding "meat without drugs," Consumers Union and other advocacy groups will hold a press conference/action outside of Trader Joe's Union Square store on Thursday, September 27 from 11 am to noon. They will deliver over half a million petition signature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    10 Best NY Burgers, 2012

    This way-downtown burger is a paragon of juiciness. [See More 10 Bests: Eats in Carroll Gardens | Hell's Kitchen Restaurants | Doughnuts] If America had a signature dish, what would it be? I think it must be the hamburger. And who doesn't adore a juicy ground patty of beef, lamb, turkey, seafood, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    5 Great Wines Under $15: Reds

    ​Mas de Gourgonniere, Le Baux-de-Provence (2009) T'is the time of the year when oenophiles (as distinguished from onanists) give each other gifts of wine, and dinner hosts impress their friends by decanting bottles that drink much better than the price paid for them. In other words, the gr ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 28, 2011

    Osteria Cotta Boots Up

    A new osteria gives you a little bit of a lot of Italy

  • Dining

    August 3, 2011

    Daniel Boulud Goes Cruising

    All aboard as the noted chef circles the Mediterranean

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2011

    No. 13: Brandade at Gottino

    ​The perfect wine bar meal -- salt-cod brandade and some char-striped toasts. Brandade is one of my favorite dishes. Its full name is brandade de morue, and it originated in Provence, though similar dishes can be found in many southern Mediterranean cuisines.

  • Voice Choices

    January 12, 2011
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    July 29, 2008
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    April 11, 2006

    Brik House

    Our Wookie goes down on some flaky warka in the East Village

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    February 17, 2004


    Belleville builds a better bistro in Brooklyn's Park Slope

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    March 4, 2003

    La Vraie Bouillabaisse

    Crazy on Williamsburg's North Side

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    June 5, 2001
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    January 16, 2001
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    December 15, 1998