Things were looking pretty grim after beloved Bay Ridge luncheonette Hinsch's (home of one delicious egg cream) had closed after more than half a century in business. But the tides have changed and the old ice cream parlor is back in business, reports the New York Daily News. And it's gotten a face ... More >>
Rebecca MarxCaption: Rockaway Taco has some mighty fine fish tacos, battered to a crisp and laden with guac, but were they tasty enough to make it into our top 10? Find out tomorrow.Way back in June we began our countdown of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, leading up to our Best of 2011 issue, which ... More >>
It's finally here! Our Best of 2011 issue hit kiosks today. It's chock-full of great things to eat and drink. Wondering what the city's best Liberian and Hawaiian restaurants are? We've got you covered. New York's best uses for Velveeta and kimchi? Yep, we've got that, too. Space limite ... More >>
Rebecca Marx One of our favorite ways to enjoy Bien Cuit's wonderful bread is on its zucchini sandwich, which is more formally known as the Athens.
Rebecca Marx The pan-bagnat is what a tuna sandwich is called if you happen to be eating it on the French Riviera. (And if you do, well, lucky you.) Much like the salad Niçoise, another specialty of Nice and its environs, it partners tuna with chopped hard-boiled egg and a generous qua ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Even though we rarely have the time or desire to wait for a table at Café Habana, we're always game to stop by Café Habana To-Go for a $2.20 order of elote.
Rebecca Marx Westville East is our go-to for unassuming yet often very well-prepared comfort food. This is in part because of the restaurant's veggie burger, which is as idiosyncratic as it is delicious.
Rebecca Marx My love of Quality Meats' Quality Cakes is no secret, so when I heard their stay at the restaurant had been extended until October, I decided to celebrate accordingly.
Rebecca Marx Don't bother going to East 2nd Street for banh mi for the next week: according to this sign on its gate, Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches is closed for renovations. Let's hope that means renovations and not "renovations." For more dining news, head to Fork in the Road, or follow u ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Since opening earlier this year in the former Taro Sushi space off of Flatbush Avenue, Kalushkät Gourmet Falafel has distinguished itself with, simply put, some damn fine balls.
Rebecca Marx Although lobster rolls have more or less hit their saturation point, truly excellent specimens remain a rarer breed. And so we're happy to have found one at the Red Hook Lobster Pound.
Rebecca MarxThis Sunday, New Amsterdam Market will host its second-annual Ice Cream Sunday. Like last year, it will be a veritable lactose orgy, with the likes of the Bent Spoon, La Newyorkina, and Victory Garden plying the crowds with miniature scoops of their delectable dairy. Unlike last ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Although Alan Richman's account of his horrendous experience at M. Wells has left a sour taste in our mouth, we're still able to savor the memory of the baked eggs in tomato stew we ate there last week.
Rebecca Marx Alas, M. Wells, our time together was so brief, yet so sweet. And quite literally so, thanks to such estimable desserts as the peach cobbler pictured above.
Rebecca MarxPink peppermint ice cream, ready for consumption Here we are on Friday afternoon, contemplating the weekend's onset. Which means that it's time to look back at the week that was: In honor of Bread Week, Our 10 Best Loaves of Bread in NYC. Also in honor of Bread Week, Bien Cuit's ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Webbed with cinnamon and slathered with sweetened mascarpone cheese, the monkey bread that Shuna Fish Lydon makes at Peels is reminiscent of the Entenmann's breakfast pastries of our childhood, only about 10,000 times better.
Rebecca Marx Birthed in the 1970s and now available for purchase at Smorgasburg, Shorty Tang's cold sesame noodles are the stuff of both legend and existentially gratifying eating.
Rebecca Marx Although BabyCakes' double-chocolate crumb cake is pretty remarkable on its own, it's even more so when you consider that it doesn't contain any actual chocolate.
Rebecca Marx"On the pizza side of things, there are crooks in NY, taking shitty products: waxy cheese, sauce that comes out of cans; dough that 90% of the time isn't being made in their restaurants. And it all has to do with the stronghold of certain companies making it easy. It's not hard to ... More >>
Rebecca MarxLemon chess pie, Scratch Bakery, Durham, N.C.Friday, finally. So now a look back at the four days that preceded it. Our 10 best things to eat during the dog days of summer. Blue Smoke's Kenny Callaghan talks about the new location of Blue Smoke, his favorite barbecue spots, and ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Sugar Sweet Sunshine is an old favorite of ours: not only are its cupcakes far better than they need to be, it excels in its interpretations of many other members of the American dessert canon.
Rebecca Marx Although we recycle, buy local eggs, and dutifully haul bags of frozen vegetable matter to be composted at the Greenmarket, we've got a guilty appreciation for stores that leave their doors ajar in the summer, allowing icy puffs of air-conditioner breath to briefly cool passers- ... More >>
Rebecca Marx The combination of Thai basil pesto and ketchup wouldn't seem to be the most auspicious accompaniment to an egg-and-cheese breakfast sandwich, but at No. 7 Sub, it most certainly is.
Rebecca Marx Yesterday, we wrote about our love of the zucchini sandwich at Bien Cuit, a French bakery and café that just opened on Smith Street. Today, we're exploring the sweeter side of its menu.
Rebecca Marx Maybe it's perverse to crave something so hot and heavy when it's 100 degrees outside, but such is the power of the Queens Kickshaw's manchego and ricotta sandwich.
Rebecca Marx Although herring is most often associated with Scandinavian smorrebrod and Jewish appetizing stores, it's also got a special place in many a Trinidadian stomach.
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 >>
Rebecca MarxThis being National Ice Cream Month, it seems appropriate that scarcely a day passes without some dairy-related news to report. And today's a bi-borough triple-header.
Rebecca Marx Although Birdbath Bakery primarily concerns itself with baked goods, it lavishes a considerable amount of its attentions upon tofu.
Rebecca Marx Last week, we got word that Sky Foods was putting down stakes in Flushing. Billed by its press materials as a "mega-grocery," the 34,000-square-foot store will sell both Asian and American products, feature "the largest fresh seafood department in the area," and, among other thi ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Maoz is one of those rare fast-food chains we can actually get behind, thanks to things like its egg and eggplant pita.
Rebecca Marx Queens will soon have five Five Guys to its name: The latest location is set to open sometime soon in the basement of Flushing's Skyview Center on College Point Boulevard. For those keeping track, New York now has 21 locations of the burger chain, which began innocently enough in ... More >>
Rebecca MarxThis isn't happening until next weekend, but in our book, it is never too early to start planning for excessive ice cream consumption. So we're happy to spread word that on Saturday, July 16, Smorgasburg will be celebrating National Ice Cream Month with the help of a bunch of reg ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Welcome to the 2011 Edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of the dishes we've stumbled on that we're fond of -- old standbys and new finds alike. Over the ensuing weeks, we'll be counting these down leading up to our Best of 2011 Issue -- and se ... More >>
Rebecca MarxWelcome to the 2011 Edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of the dishes we've stumbled on that we're fond of -- old standbys and new finds alike. Over the ensuing weeks, we'll be counting these down leading up to our Best of 2011 Issue -- and see ... More >>
Rebecca MarxLast week, we noticed that Russ & Daughter's had been requisitioned by the cast and crew of Lola Versus, a comedy starring Greta Gerwig. While walking up Avenue B this morning, we observed that the production had moved on to Zaitzeff. Large lights had been set up on the sidewalk o ... More >>
Rebecca MarxR.U.B. BBQ on the left, Hill Country on the right. Only July 4, perhaps the only thing more American than inebriation and the smell of smoking charcoal is potato salad, the kind that comes enshrouded in mayonnaise and basks in the sun, tempting passersby with the promise of starc ... More >>
Rebecca MarxThe picture you see above shows Sam Simon at work on the mural he's painting for the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. In the photo, Simon, a prolific painter and muralist, is adding detail to the cameo the unicorn wears around its neck. Eventually it will contain the likeness of Bea Arthur ... More >>
Rebecca Marx The first time we encounter Pie Corps at the New Amsterdam Market, we tried their derby pie, and liked what we tasted. This time around, though, our tastes ran savory.
Rebecca Marx Although Culture just barely edged out Victory Garden in our 10 Best New Frozen Treats' soft serve category, we still count the latter's goat's milk ice cream as one of the summer's new highlights.
Rebecca Marx We ate a lot of ice cream during our Frozen Treats Fortnight, but only one tasted like dog food.
Rebecca Marx While looking for a quick, easy dinner that didn't come between two slices of bread the other day, we stopped into Birdbath's Third Avenue location and emerged with some pistachio-encrusted tofu.
Rebecca Marx We're big believers that most foods taste even better with a poached egg on top, and Milk Bar's avocado toast has only encouraged our conviction.
Rebecca Marx Among the numerous foods we put in our face at last Saturday's Smorgasburg were these cold sesame noodles from Shorty Tang.
Rebecca Marx Want an easy, surefire, and inexpensive way to make a spectacle of yourself? Track the Coolhaus truck to a location in midtown. Make sure the temperature is at least 88 degrees F and the sun is at its ornery peak. Order one ice cream sandwich, which will come to you adorned with ... More >>
Rebecca MarxMexicue's beets will travel to Forsyth Street.Earlier this year, the Mexicue truck announced its intentions to open a two-story storefront in the Garment District. Now it's on track to multiply further with another brick and mortar location on the Lower East Side.
Rebecca MarxOne of last year's Quality Cakes, or what was left of it.Since we've always been proponents of the concept of ice cream as a meal replacement, we're more than happy to report that Quality Meats has brought back the ice cream cakes we last summer dubbed "the dessert equivalent of h ... More >>
Rebecca MarxSaltie's Ship's Biscuit. If the (first, relatively well-fed) world can be divided into people who love breakfast and people who loathe it, then we fall squarely and firmly into the former camp. We also love sandwiches. And we'd been looking for an excuse both to try No. 7 Sub's q ... More >>
Rebecca Marx The first time we ate Best Pizza's veggie slice, it was covered with Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, cauliflower, and onions. It made us happy, and we made plans to eat it again. By the time we finally returned to the shop last weekend, the slice ($4) had changed with the seasons, ... More >>
Rebecca Marx The newly opened Dutch is getting an even newer neighbor: something called the Bella Donna Café seems to be moving in across the street, in a space formerly occupied by a organic skin care boutique. According to a 2010 property listing, the 7,800-square- foot storefront is ... More >>