Sunday night, the biggest sports-entertainment spectacle of the year, Wrestlemania 29, returns home to the New York/New Jersey area that birthed the event almost 30 years ago. While fans are flying in from all over the world to see such colossal match-ups as John Cena vs. The Rock and Brock Lesnar v ... More >>
Lt. Daniel Choi resembles so many other American soldiers in many, many ways: as a late 20s West Point grad who loves his country, a born-again Christian, as a soldier who's served two tours in Iraq, and as a soldier who's been kicked out of the military. But even that isn't the distinguishment t ... More >>
This week, in the Voice, Robert Sietsema enjoys top-notch versions of all your Punjabi favorites at Sohna Punjab Indian Restaurant & Bar. Sarah DiGregorio samples the "gussied-up regional American food" at Peels.
Sam Sifton finds that Lambs Club reminds him of "the now-shopworn if still-beautiful S ... More >>
Chef Vikas KhannaYesterday, we brought you part one of a Q&A with chef Vikas Khanna, chatting about the dishes he'll offer at his new restaurant, Junoon, and what foods he misses from his childhood in the Punjab. Khanna juggles many projects, including a catering company, cookbooks, and makin ... More >>
Here we are at last, the latter part of a Friday afternoon. And so it is time to gaze wistfully over our shoulder at the week that was:
In a two-part interview, Junoon's Vikas Khanna talked about good Diwali eats, dishes he'll serve at his new restaurant, and what foods he misses from his childhood ... More >>
Chef Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna has been busy of late working on a documentary about Sikhism called Holy Kitchens--the short film explores the Sikh tradition of Langar, which is a meal provided by temples which anyone, regardless of belief or social standing, can can attend. The chef also runs ... More >>
Tamarind podsTamarind Tribeca will open on Monday, with two levels, 175 seats, and a team of chefs rather than one executive chef. Although ordinary dishes like the dreaded chicken tikka masala make appearances, the menu is mainly composed of regional dishes from around India. Since upscale I ... More >>
Yes, please Ambala is city in the northern Indian state of Haryana, on the border of Punjab, but judging from the awning, this spot may serve some seriously multi-culti sweets and snacks. Situated on 37th Street at 72nd Street, the place has been under construction for several months now. It' ... More >>
On Monday, we brought you Battle of the Dishes: Hole-in-the-Wall Samosa Smackdown. While Desi Deli Punjabi Dhaba's samosa did not reign supreme in that contest, we discovered a different, notable, diabolically delicious menu item at the tiny cabbie hangout: the bread pakora.
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Balance Life is a small, family-owned health food store/grocery in South Park Slope. The expensive groceries are not the reason to go here--instead, find a little hand-lettered sign on the refrigerator that reads "homemade Indian food." The exceedingly nice woman who owns the store comes from the Pa ... More >>
This is a PSA, calling your attention to Joey DiStefano's fantastic coverage of the Sikh Day parade and associated enormous buffet of free food to serve 50,000 in Madison Square Park. I really wish I could have been there myself to sample those roti and pakoras--although the heat and the large crowd ... More >>