Former Top Chef champion Ilan Hall made waves in the Brooklyn dining scene earlier this summer, opening his restaurant, the Gorbals (98 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, 718-387-0195), to positive reviews. Now he's bringing his show, Knife Fight, to Williamsburg as well.
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 >>
Part one of my interview with Pearl & Ash's Richard Kuo ran yesterday. Here in part two, the chef divulges his desert island food, names a top problem with the New York restaurant industry, and talks about his locksmithing hobby.
In my interview with Pearl & Ash's Richard Kuo, he noted that it irritates him to accommodate vegans because he doesn't feel like they're getting the full experience of a meal. "It would be like going to Marea and asking for a cheeseburger," he explains. "It's not relevant to what the restaurant is ... More >>
Watch chef Richard Kuo in his tiny kitchen at Pearl & Ash, and you'll see someone intensely focused on his craft: The chef is often immersed in a state of deep concentration even as the restaurant buzzes loudly around him. He's concentrating on turning out hundreds of plates to a dining room that, h ... More >>
The go-go yogurt craze (thankfully not the Go-Gurt craze) of the mid-'00s still hangs on, but like a double scoop of freedom with a patriotism swirl, ice cream is back on top. It's hard to find a more satisfying sweet treat in so simple a package, and once mix-ins get involved, a single scoop is oft ... More >>
A young chef plays with flavors from around the world
Spring is ripe with surprises (80 degrees, 40 degrees, you know the drill). This week, our professional eaters explored two curveball restaurants and were pleasantly delighted--though not equally--by each. Tejal Rao appreciated the food at Pearl & Ash more than the dark and noisy space on the Bowery ... More >>
Spring is (finally) in the air and the warm weather seems to be lightening our moods as well as our wardrobes. Did the rising temperatures have the same effect on our critics? Tejal Rao has mixed feelings about Manzanilla in Gramercy, while Robert Sietsema writes a rave for Cathedral in Flatbush. R ... More >>
An exciting young chef cooks Scandinavian, Brooklyn style
Dessert Truck Works closed its storefront on Clinton Street on Monday. A goodbye message on their website said that they will continue to fulfill holiday orders, but all operations will stop after Dec. 31. Last year, Bowery Boogie hinted that this might happen after the dessert shop closed for a sho ... More >>