This do-it-yourself cold rice noodle dish from Ayada provides you with pickled mustard greens, sprouts, fried pig skin, dried chiles, and an incendiary soup for pouring and dipping. It's great, but will it be great enough to catapult the restaurant into our top 10 for the neighborhood? As one of f ... More >>
Nepalese momo of the type known as kothey, at Lali Guras Momo are Himalayan dumplings, usually round and puckered, but sometimes oblong with a ridge on top. They can be either steamed or fried, and can be stuffed with a variety of substances, often including lamb and onions. Over the last decade, ... More >>
It might get loud at Electric Daisy Carnival
Dueling spice-rubbed chickens
Jalea is one huge heap of seafood! Maybe the last place you'd think to look for great cheap seafood would be a Peruvian rotissserie in Jackson Heights, Queens, much less one whose name is Chicken Festival. Well, FiTR was surprised, too. The best thing on the menu we've tasted so far is jalea, a st ... More >>
Welcome to Drinks, Dinner, and Dessert, in which we share three picks in one neighborhood, keeping an eye out for deals, off-the-menu items, and new stuff to check out. This week, get off the M train at 36th Street and use these suggestions to guide you through Long Island City.
Original Post: We get it, but the term 'Long Island' shouldn't carry this much of a stigma. Because it doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Over the weekend, the Post reported that the powers that be in Queen's newest "New Williamsburg" are a bit ticked off by the fact that Long Island City . . . is ... More >>
The amazing "big tray chicken" at Manhattan's Spicy Village It's been over two years since Fork in the Road appraised the relative merits of the city's Chinese restaurants - things have changed so much in the interim. Northern Chinese fare continues to rule Flushing, Elmhurst has increased the bre ... More >>
It might be hard to get tourists out to Rockaway Beach this summer, but concessions will be there even if the boardwalk might not be. At the Community Board 14 meeting on Tuesday night, the Queens Park Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski told the crowd that some amenities like lifeguards, bathrooms, a ... More >>
Veteran food writer Joe DiStefano, whose beat is often Queens and the ethnic culinary glories thereof, launched a new website yesterday called Chopsticks and Marrow. Early articles put up in a flurry of activity cover hot dogs and pizza in Chicago, an excellent cevicheria in Jackson Heights, and the ... More >>
Breezy Point was already the epicenter of New York City bad news. All but swallowed by the angry ocean during Hurricane Sandy, the neighborhood at the western tip of the Rockaway peninsula then caught fire, burning 111 homes to the ground as firefighters watched helplessly. Now, a different categor ... More >>
The Hairy Monk, the Boston-themed bar in Murray Hill, closed earlier this month. But according to DNAinfo, Boston fans have taken to Honky Tonk and are calling it Monk North.
And I'm not even in a rest home yet!
Our apologies for our two-day absence, we were holed up in an apartment in an "evacuation zone" in Long Island City that -- as it turns out -- we probably should have evacuated.We've since escaped to the (umm) safety (?) of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, after the flood waters receded in LIC, and ConEd wa ... More >>
Two days after Hurricane Sandy, the situation in the storm-stricken Rockaways and other southern Queens neighborhoods is getting worse in terms of the need for basic supplies and aid. Anger is growing that the government relief agencies have been slow to deal with the problems. Tonight, in Broad Ch ... More >>
Hurricane Sandy is about to hit the Big Apple, which means there's a good chance you're not going to work today -- which is incredibly unfortunate for the blogosphere considering its existence relies almost entirely on people fucking off at work.I'm not going to work today, either -- I'm gonna be ho ... More >>
More great food from China's far northeastern corner
An assortment of brochettes from this innovative Chinatown barbecue cart is Dish #22 in our countdown. Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. It was only five year ... More >>
Pie Face, Australia's 24-hour pie shop and café opened its second U.S. location in New York's Murray Hill neighborhood on Tuesday. The new kid on the takeout-shop block, which opened its first stateside location in midtown Manhattan in January 2012, is now serving up its popular Australian pies in ... More >>
Meli, a new Greek restaurant, just opened in Murray Hill. Menu highlights include a charcoal-grilled octopus ($18) with roasted peppers, onions and capers, as well as roasted baby beets with feta skordalia ($10) and raki-cured salmon ($16) served with shoestring potatoes. Glaze Teriyaki Grill ope ... More >>
You can eat Hetman's blintzes right out of the carryout container... [See What Else Is For Breakfast: Pain au Lait From Choice Market | The Story of Kolaches] Walk into any Polish obiady, or lunch joint, in Greenpoint, New Utrecht, or Ridgewood and find a steam table of prepared foods for sale, f ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.
[See More Interviews: Restaurateur Carlos Suarez on Rosemary's | Dan Ross-Leutwyler of Bellwether | Chez Jose's Jose Ramirez-Ruiz and Pam Yung] Becoming an authority on the latest New York eateries is for the most part left to food professionals.But if you're a foodie who loves to serve tips on loc ... More >>
From time to time, Fork in the Road asks it readers to identify something we've stumbled on. In this case it's a flowering herb -- almost too beautiful to use in cooking -- discovered at Atlixco Deli, the premier purveyor of herbs used in southern Mexican cooking. So, what is it? And how is it used ... More >>
[See More Favorites: 5 Cooling Dishes to Help You Beat the Heat | 5 Best Cheap Eats on Eldridge Street] Despite the hype, Baja-style fish tacos have never quite gotten the traction here we might have expected, still constituting something of a gastronomic rarity in New York. Following are the seven ... More >>
There's good news for intravenous drug abusers: there are free syringes washing up on the shores of New York City beaches.This, of course, is bad news for the rest of us, who don't necessarily want to get poked with a potentially deadly needle while taking a stroll on the beach.Last month, an NBC 4 ... More >>
The Hozziner has his eyes set on the tech industry, repeating over and over that he wants New York City to become the new Palo Alto, the new Mountain View and the new Copertino - all hubs of some of the past decade's greatest innovations. Progress is rapidly being made to make that dream a reality: ... More >>
Every 10th pepper -- Watch out! [See More Market Watch: First Cantaloupes Appear | Monster Jackfruits Invade Jackson Heights | First Corn Appears] These are exciting times in the city's farmers' markets, as the vegetables and fruits that take the longest to grow (eggplants, melons, dirt tomatoes, ... More >>
The soup resembles a miniature floating garden. At Fork in the Road during the last heat spell, we were ransacking our brains to figure out what's the best kind of food for hot weather -- and here we mean sweatingly, swelteringly hot, as it's going to be today. Our most recent stumble-on is a Kore ... More >>
Queens-based food writer Joe DiStefano will guide a tour of Jackson Heights this weekend--not of the neighborhood's Indian joints, as you might have expected, but of its more recent wave of Tibetan and Nepalese fare. The three-hour tour ($80) starts at 11 a.m. this Sunday, June 24, and will include ... More >>
Like a lot of panel discussions about art, Saturday's Silent Barn Public Meeting #2a talk and concert sponsored by the currently on-hold DIY space in the carpeted and wood-paneled upper room at Ridgewood's Gottscheer Hallhad a lot of talk about community engagement. Unlike a lot of art ... More >>
Tonight's the night, devil worshippers, that you finally get your own hamburger.
Lemon Ice King of Corona, Corona, Queens, 9:28pm
Great guesses the second time around. I was eating the steak enchiladas smothered with cheese at El Mariachi, a low-key Mexican restaurant in Astoria.
For the second time in as many days, police are asking the public's help in tracking down a serial groper responsible for at least four unwanted gropings -- and the suspect doesn't appear to be the same man responsible for a recent collection of gropings in Queens. In other words, there currently ar ... More >>
There's a man roaming the streets of Queens groping women...again.According to police, the unidentified suspect has extended four unwanted feel-ups to women in Jackson Heights since March 22. In each case, the suspect approached a woman, groped her, and then scampered off.This is the second time in ... More >>
And even a gay man could appreciate the wonderful message. This was at last night's Miss LEZ pageant, organized and hosted by Murray Hill, the big-shticked hoofer who puts the "king" back in "fucking" and who "makes meat loaf look like salisbury steak." The annual event--which I judged, as usual-- ... More >>
Restaurant owners and residents of the waterfront of the Shellbank Basin in Howard Beach, Queens will finally get a break from the rotting fish stench that has been plaguing the neighborhood for decades, reports the New York Times.
Yes, I checked out the queens in Queens. It was a snowy Wednesday night, but there was still some life to be found in the Jackson Heights bars, where salsa and merengue sounds, twinkly lights, and cheapish drinks make your butt vibrate with the excitement that you've decided to embrace the larger i ... More >>
Yesterday, the state -- after a fair amount of delay and confusion -- finally released map proposals for new district lines in New York, based on Census data. We heard from one angry pol yesterday, predictably mad at the political motivations that often drive the process. He's not the only frustra ... More >>
Every treadmill is taken, the quinoa shelf is empty, and orange-juice-fast bags hang off the shoulders of legging-clad ladies. It must be January. Post-New Year's, everyone, and their mother, makes resolutions, vowing to cut out alcohol and give up white bread. And even though the food world is ... More >>
Bacon cheeseburger at Prospect Heights' Dean Street In honor of National Hamburger Day (why so close to Christmas, meat-masters?), we here present the 11 burgers that stuck most in our minds. And we promise they taste as good as they look.
Murray Hill, the hardest-working middle-aged man in showbiz, will finally be as famous in the U.K. as he is in HK! Murray has landed a segment called "That's Showbiz With Murray Hill" on Dirty Digest, the racy, dishy, funtastic show on E4, which premieres there tonight.
As part of our effort to keep you happy, we hunt down happy hours. Here's this one... In case you didn't get the flyer...It goes without saying that any hour at a tequila bar will be happy hour. At Teqa, in Murray Hill, the happy goes even further with two-for-one drinks everyday between 4 a ... More >>
In a movie about the fight to save a small-town rock club! And it also features longtime nocturnal faves like Murray Hill and Linda Simpson (but no, they won't be hauling out their perennial bingo cards).
Tragedy Khadafi is one of the last of a dying breed. Lucky for us, he dies harder than Bruce Willis. Even at 14, he was putting out musicmost notably a song with DJ Hot Day called "Go Queensbridge" that caught the attention of Juice Crew leader Marley Marl, who put the young Tragedy down with ... More >>
Maks SuskiThe now-shuttered Ridgewood venue Silent Barn has been raising funds for its rebuilding and relocation since it was burglarized in July. Silent Barn's organizers took their campaign to the peer-to-peer patronage site Kickstarter, which requires people raising money through its site ... More >>
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