The day after Hurricane Sandy hit New York, beloved Red Hook restaurant Fort Defiance began a long clean up, which started by moving their wine collection over to a storage facility. Now the Fort wonders, "Were the wines traumatized by the flood? Or did the water turn them more mysterious and profou ... More >>
From the Seaport to Staten Island, we'll be checking in with restaurants all over the city that were hit by Sandy and updating you on their struggles and recoveries. Email us to tell us more about your reopening or rebuilding efforts. Puglia by the Sea sat right on the water in Staten Island, and a ... More >>
Monday, October 22 Sherryfest. Today starts Sherryfest, a week-long celebration of everything sherry. Union Square's newest wine bar, Corkbuzz, offers the perfect excuse to day drink at a tasting and Q&A on Tuesday afternoon. For the more experienced, try a Spanish sherry and food pairing at the Me ... More >>
Dish #33 is a charred, sweet-savory delight 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.
In case you missed it, our week in review: We suggest some places where you can get your hands on some Greek wines: "Although I take issue with its thick-lipped wine glasses -- I prefer mine sharp as a surgeon's scalpel -- the Moschofilero is a perfect tipple on a balmy night: fresh, mouth-watering ... More >>
Spike Lee revisits the Brooklyn panoramic
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. [See More 100 Dishes: Saba Pressed Sushi at Ootoya, Dish #85 | Build Your Own Burger at Kent Ale House, Dish #88]
As the Billyburg/Bushwick/Greenpoint underground overloads itself with crude art-noize slop, the clean-cut, pop-obsessive whizzes in the Red Hook-based Hospitality are quite the welcome anomaly. With an indiepop aesthetic as charming as their band name, singer/songwriter/guitarist Amber Papin ... More >>
This Saturday, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will conclude with shows by Brownsville's mighty M.O.P., who will perform their rambunctious brand of rap down under the Brooklyn Bridge, and, er, noted Queens representer Q-Tip. Rappers from Brooklyn have never been shy about proclaiming their her ... More >>
Robert SietsemaViewed from Inwood Hill Park, New Jersey is beautiful. Despite this week's sodden weather, spring really is upon us, which means that picnic season is too. New York harbors untold numbers of excellent picnic spots, be they in midtown pocket parks, an empty soccer field, or you ... More >>
Sixpoint BreweryMemorial Day weekend is 11 long days away, and courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery, there is now another reason to mourn its relative distance.
Lush Life ProductionsAbigail GulloVodka's comeback in serious bartending circles is something we've been hearing about for some time. Now, Fort Defiance jumps on the bandwagon with a new vodka drink that's nothing to sneeze at. Bartender Abigail Gullo reveals just how it came to be. Tell us ... More >>
So Jay Electronica dropped by Red Hook Park last night for a show that seemed just a bit more... intense than Conan O'Brien's fete uptown. Per friend-of-SOTC Carter Maness:
The Red Hook vendors may have just kicked off their new season, but, like just about everyone else these days, they've already turned their thoughts to the promise of an open-air flea market.
Lucy Browne's, the soul food joint that opened in the space formerly occupied by Steak Frites, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after less than a year in business. [Crains]The Village loses some soul food. Karaoke Boho, the West Village outpost of Sing Sing, has been shuttered ... More >>
Just in time for the holidays, the Department of Health has gifted the mobile vending community with a big, fat lump of coal. Midtown Lunch has discovered that the DOH's newly repealed and reenacted Article 89 has prohibited the sale of fish, seafood, and shellfish by street vendors, as well ... More >>
The lines at the Brooklyn Flea this last Saturday were longest for the pupusas and the quesadillas, the iconic foods of the Red Hook ballfields (click to enlarge) The Brooklyn Flea Market has moved back to its original home at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School at the corner of Vanderbilt ... More >>
It's rumored that Momofuku Milk Bar (207 Second Avenue) is planning to add a real bar, with real liquor![The Feed]New York liquor stores are not too happy about Governor Paterson's proposal to allow supermarkets to sell wine. We, however, are quite happy about it.[Boozy NYC]Beloved Red Hook liquor s ... More >>
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