• Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    What It's Like to Be Part of the All-Female Wine Team at a Manhattan Steakhouse

    Washington state transplant and sommelier Jessica Certo, now a decade deep into her NYC residency, knows how to work the floor of a steakhouse. She's so good at her job, she can sell a glass of Chardonnay to a lawyer ordering a filet. And Certo doesn't work at any old steakhouse, but the impressivel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    What Wines Pair Well With Your Raw Bar Dishes, Per NYC's Somms

    Summer equals seafood. Fresh, raw, and unadulterated, nothing compares to scoring a seat at a glistening metal bar on a steamy NYC day, the slight damp from the swipe of a recent wipe down cooling your baked skin, while an oversized platter of chilled shellfish and crisp glass of wine appear before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Here Are Five Rosé Wines to Drink for Memorial Day (and the Day After...and the Day After That)

    Spring -- and the onset of Memorial Day weekend -- practically obligates wine writers to pen a piece on the unofficial arrival of rosé wine drinking season. I've no problem capitulating to such requisite; I adore this fermented pink drink -- the beguiling pale salmon to vivid fuchsia colors, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Where to Look for Wine List Deals at Our 99 Essential Restaurants

    As we prepared to write about our 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to the chefs and owners behind these places, asking them to discuss their history and unique place among the other eateries in this town. But we were also thinking of your wallet, dear readers, and so we asked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Five Dishes We've Been Digging Around Town

    Hey New York: Go out and eat. We know it's been a brutally cold January, and that means that lots of us would rather stay huddled up with Netflix in our living room, even if we have to ingest food of questionable provenance or eat canned soup. Thing is, though, restaurants are small businesses, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Nelson Mandela's Legacy Left for a Nation and Her Wine Industry

    Throughout the week, South Africans will gather to grieve en masse the loss of Nelson Mandela. A courageous statesman, Mandela began his political life as a young Soweto lawyer steering the resistance against apartheid, only to be imprisoned for twenty-seven years for his labors, later emerging to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    What to Drink on Thanksgiving? Let's Ask the Sommeliers

    More than any other holiday, Thanksgiving receives the brunt of wine pairing coverage: Articles flood the internet filled with musings, deliberations, ruminations, and annoying pontifications over what the heck to drink at the hallowed turkey table. Frankly, if you opt to have a breadth of varieti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Pearl & Ash's Patrick Cappiello: "I'm Just a Dude Pulling Corks Out of Wine Bottles, Not a Dictator"

    This week, Fork in the Road featured a two-part interview with chef Richard Kuo of Pearl & Ash, who specified the importance of his partners, Brandon McRill and Patrick Cappiello, a number of times. That's because food is only part of the equation at this downtown dining destination, and while McRil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Num Pang Chef Ben Daitz on Easy Drinking and What Pairs Well With Venison

    Food and wine are natural companions, so I'm polling some of New York's most illustrious chefs to find out what kind of wine they are drinking off and on the job. After establishing they actually drink wine (a surprising number prefer beer!), I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a pencha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    My Dinner at Daniel

    Wait! Where's the letter grade? From the outside, it looks like a hotel, with potted plants on either side of the door. But once inside the solemnity of the place overwhelms you, as you traipse past a bar on one side, small flock of cocktail tables on the other, then up to a reservations desk that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Takeout Your Valentine's Meal Part Deux: Pairings

    FlackJacket2010 / FlckrHave a few drinks to loosen up, but go at your own pace. Don't want to end up like this guy.​You have a plan for Tuesday and now you're ready to stick with it. Ready for your next assignment? Beverage pairings!No romantic meal is complete without a little (or a lot) of booze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2011

    The Immigrant's Jason Corey on Groundhogs and Bootlegging

    For many years, Jason Corey tended bar in Times Square, where the most popular drinks were Jager Bombs for vacationing bros or Manhattans for elderly diners. Sick of the noise and anonymity, he opened The Immigrant in 2010 (341 East 9th Street). Corey recently explained why he's happy to live like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The Rapture Talk Baseball, Seattle, Postpunk Redux, And Their Difficult Second Album

    ​In this week's Voice, we profiled the Rapture, recently re-signed to DFA Records. Luke Jenner, Vito Roccoforte, and Gabriel Andruzzi are voluble guys, so there was plenty of material that we couldn't fit into the story. Here are a few pieces from our interviews that touch on the band's early ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Dean Street; Lauren Shockey at Bi Lokma

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has a gastropub revelation at Dean Street in Prospect Heights, where chef Mike Franzetti "illustrates state-of-the-art principles in gastropub menu construction." Lauren Shockey heads to Bi Lokma for Turkish "chow just like babaanne--er, granny--used to make." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    What to 'B' to Alfanoose

    Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine shop to recommend a few good wines under $20 to pair with the food at a nearby BYOB restaurant. This week, we talk to Jamie Wolff of Chambers Street Wines about what to bring to nearby Middle Eastern eatery Alfanoose. We start by br ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 18, 2008
  • Dining

    July 13, 2004

    Green Night

    New bistro thumbs its nose at meatpacking district discomforts