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 >>
The Taiwanese menu is littered with playfully named dishes, and fly heads is one of them. Really, it's ground pork cooked with lots and lots of garlic chives and the occasional fermented black bean, for a very allium-driven flavor, and bright green color.
This cold salad of boiled octopus from Murray Hill's Momokawa should be just the ticket. Do you remember what you were eating when the mercury hit 104 last Friday? I bet it wasn't a big cone of hot french fries drenched in mayo, or a half-pound burger mantled with cheese and bacon.
A pizzeria in Trenton, New Jersey, is claiming that it, and not Lombardi's in Manhattan, is the oldest in the country. [Diner's Journal] Everything you need to know about hosting your very first clam bake, courtesy of Mark Bittman. [T Magazine] More on the forthcoming food-truck food court ... More >>
VoiceYesterday, it was Bare Burger and the Shake Shack, and today, there's more meat movement to report.
Rebecca Marx As anyone who has ever stuck a bowl of grapes in the freezer can attest, frozen fruit is a criminally underrated dessert. Particularly when you're at the beach and don't want to sink under the weight of whatever you've just eaten or end up with a blanket full of crumbs. All of wh ... More >>
The Main Street entrance of Flushing's new New World Mall Remember the Old Navy on Main Street at the corner of Main and Roosevelt? Providing the best public restrooms in Flushing and haphazard heaps of even cheaper and bigger clothes than the other Old Navies in town? Well, it's gone, and ... More >>
Robert SietsemaFollowing its southern expansion to Tribeca, Terroir will soon be heading north to the frosty climes of Murray Hill. Terroir co-owner Paul Grieco told Grub Street that he'll be opening a third location of his East Village wine bar on Third Avenue and the low Thirties this Septe ... More >>
I get invited to a lot of free-food events that I cover for my job--and I'm thrilled about it, mind you--but a lot of times, I end up wishing I'd stayed home and opened a can of tuna. First of all, "lunch at 12" usually means "lunch at 1:15," and even when I try to outsmart them and show up ... More >>
Photo courtesy of VestaThe dining room of Vesta, Giuseppe Falco's first restaurant in Astoria. Three years ago, Giuseppe Falco partnered with Leo Sacco to open Vesta Trattoria. The seasonally focused Italian restaurant and wine bar quickly earned an enthusiastic following in Astoria, a neighb ... More >>
Willets Point workers fight for their little slice of wasteland Between mounds of rusted metal, puddles of oil, and muddy holes filled with stagnant water, Jose Martin earns his living as a mechanic in a little workshop in Willets Point, according to the Spanish-language daily. The area is ... More >>
Sprinkled with sesame seeds, marinated jellyfish makes a memorable summer salad The last couple of decades have flooded NYC with colorful cuisines many of us never knew existed, and stocked ethnic markets with exotic ingredients that had strange names and fascinating properties. This influx ... More >>
Drowning in drink New Yorkers drink a lot, so there's always a steady stream of hospitalizations and emergency room visits because of booze, and some of the city's immigrant communities are leading the way, according to the Spanish-language daily. In 2009, alcohol led to 70,000 emergency room ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 28, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 52 O Cuomo, all ye faithful by Joanna Mermey "This guy's the hottest piece of flesh in town," political pundit Doug Ireland informed a crowd at the Lion's Head after Mario Cuomo had mesmerized the Vil ... More >>
The dark red clams and rough-cut cukes make a very pretty picture on the plate. The surf clams, meaty and briny, look like those southern Italian chile pepper necklaces, and the cukes are jagged, with a profound crunch provided by the thick kirby skins. But the biggest surprise is the invis ... More >>
Salt & FatIt was only a matter of time (and rents) before this happened, but little bits of Queens are starting to look like little bits of Brooklyn.
A restaurant in a remote corner of the neighborhood showcases home-style dishes
Now you don't have to go to East Elmhurst to enjoy a taco placeros, just take the L to the Bedford stop. Four years ago on an extreme taco run from Corona to Woodside on Roosevelt Avenue - intent on sampling every at least two tacos from every store, truck, and cart - my gang and I stumbled ... More >>
This unspeakably lush hero is #28 in 100 Days/100 Dishes Seeds ooze out the sides, tomato sauce laps at the edges, cheese gums up the works, and the eggplant itself has dissolved into something unidentifiable deep in the sandwich, just a texture and subtle flavor presence in its light coati ... More >>
Mugger of man, 96Cops are looking for the chickenshit mugger who snatched $5 from a 96-year-old man in a Woodside elevator and then knocked him down. The Queens ambush happened at about 3:30 p.m. last Thursday at 30-81 54th Street. The old man avoided serious injury. Tipsters can call Crime Stop ... More >>
Cubed soft tofu bathed in green sauce -- what could be more elemental? Who doesn't like tofu? Vegans love it. Carnivores love it. The creaminess is incomparable, and it serves as a splendid earth-friendly source of protein, too.
The lacy parabolic flatbread is beautiful, but what's that egg doing in the bottom? It is said that a feast of 100 dishes must begin with a single bite, and today we get that bite as we inaugurate a new feature. In 100 Days/100 Dishes, Fork in the Road traverses the culinary landscape of th ... More >>