When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a grilled pizza joint in Union Square, a modern twist on classic Indian food on the Upper West Side, and a not-so-sec ... More >>
Unless you're a total Grinch, this can be a pretty magical time of year to be in New York City -- the Big Apple really brings its A-game to decorations, holiday markets, and festive events, and if you can stomach the crowds, it's worth seeking them out so they can tug on your old holiday spirit hear ... More >>
It's been more than ten years since the original Butter opened in the East Village, propelling chef Alex Guarnaschelli to the heights of cooking stardom: She became a Food Network darling, competing in various competitions before hosting shows of her own. The restaurant shuttered earlier this year f ... More >>
I've never been so close to a woman's private parts than the other night, when Brian Christopher Cummings photographed me looking piqued by the above Sante D'Orazio grid of images of the sumptuous Pamela Lee. It was a reception and private viewing at Christie's for "The deLIGHTed Eye, Modernist Mas ... More >>
Red Hook seafood restaurant Kevin's reopened on February 22 after receiving funds from Restore Red Hook and Lucky Ant, a crowdfunding website, Serious Eats reported. Chef Kevin Moore and his team repaired floors, sheetrock, and wainscoting that was ruined from Hurricane Sandy flooding. Red Hook Marb ... More >>
If Liz Lemon taught us anything on 30 Rock, it's that you can never eat enough junk food. Tina Fey's brainchild sitcom ends on Thursday, and Ben & Jerry's will celebrate (mourn?) by releasing an ice cream flavor in the show's honor.
Vintage steakhouses, like Bill's Food & Drink, are having a moment, and head bartender Mike Saul at DelFrisco's in Midtown knows the scene well. For the past decade, the old-school veteran has poured out hefty cocktails for the expense account set, while also altering to the Rockefeller Center masse ... More >>
Stay safe and dry. We're gathering a list of open restaurants. Keep checking back for updates. Leave us a comment, tweet @ForkintheRoadVV, or email me for tips. 5 Napkin Burger (Hell's Kitchen) 630 9th Ave @ 45th Street 5 Napkin Burger (Upper West Side) 2315 Broadway @ 84th Street 5 Napkin Burge ... More >>
Unlike other media outlets, we'll spare you the endless orgasm puns and just come right out and say it: the Trojan condom company held a free vibrator giveaway throughout the city yesterday -- that is, until Mayor Mike Bloomberg came and pissed on the parade.The condom conglomerate planned to giveaw ... More >>
Rock and roll, 62-ish, died Friday at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan after a courageous battle with poor taste. At the time of its death, rock and roll was surrounded by friends, family, and comedian Jimmy Fallon, as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon -- the former wife and son (respectively) of Beatle Jo ... More >>
The British boy band's shot in the arm for young women
Beginning tonight and spooling out over the weekend, a pack of five British youths will blitz the tri-state area with performances and signings and, eventually, a Rockefeller Center-stuffing appearance on NBC's Today. The five young men make up the vocal group One Directiona five-member boyba ... More >>
Oink! If your idea of an Irish pub is a bro-filled bar blasting European house music, look no further than Pig 'n' Whistle Times Square. This watering hole, despite its flaws (frattiness, noisiness, frattiness ...), has an interesting history and a sort of rough charm that just couldn't be s ... More >>
Good morning! It is Day Two of your unprecedentedly warm, especially weird weather this week. Expect another day in which you can probably walk around sans coat and maybe in just a T-shirt, if you veer toward the hot -- it won't be a record-breaking 70, but it will be in the 60s -- except you should ... More >>
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will soon be lit, people have been pepper-sprayed (among other things) in their search for inexpensive gifts, and those adorable nostalgia trains, green, just like a sprig of holly under which someone may attempt to kiss you without asking first, are riding the ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg coffee shop and live jazz spot, Blackbird Parlor, has been closed and the phone disconnected. A Starbucks might be moving in. [Eater] Fay Da Bakery, in Midtown, is no longer shari ... More >>
Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina at Central Park this morning.Yesterday my wonderful colleague Jen Doll penned a list of 11 things to do in NYC before the summer ends, and I'd like to add one item to her list: Catch one of the outdoor concerts put on by the national morning shows. This morning I ... More >>
Morrell's Thyme-Roasted Peach SaladThe menu at Morrell Wine Bar, near Rockefeller Center, one of Our Man Sietsema's favorite places to get a glass of wine, has gotten a revamp, courtesy of a new chef. Jake Klein, who apprenticed under Masaharu Morimoto and held several positions at Myriad Res ... More >>
A man hurdled a set of barricades during a live broadcast of this morning's Today Show, the Post reports. Meredith Vieira, Al Roker, and Willie Geist were discussing upcoming guest Mackenzie Phillips when a 33-year-old Brooklyn man screamed, "I'm God's gift to music" while trying to storm the ... More >>
• President Obama will meet with congressional leaders from both parties today -- a/k/a, the "Slurpee summit," actual Slurpees TBD -- to discuss a number of issues, including the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and tax cuts. Can some ice shavings and food coloring bring peace to this nation ... More >>
Martha dumps berries on kid's head as body guards and assistant look on. It was one of those food events that might have been conceived by a comic novelist. Ocean Spray, in an attempt to elevate the flagging popularity of its red berries, decides to create a cranberry bog in the middle of Ro ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema, Sarah DiGregorio, and Rebecca Marx reveal their top picks for eats and treats in the city. Elsewhere... Sam Sifton offers an early look at Eataly: "It's groceries. To be fair, though: those groceries are pretty good... Il Pesce is worth visiting... There is ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Archive Café in Bushwick has shuttered, due to alleged "ongoing financial issues." New owners will open a new café in the space soon. [BushwickBK] Cube 63 on the Lower East Side has clos ... More >>
I know that's not much of an item--don't worry, I'll go back to Hitler bashing in a minute--but the ex American Idol star is really good to her fans. At the Tony awards after-party at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Paula stood in full view in a crowded room and let herself be accosted by anyon ... More >>
Taking a page from the Sex and the City cross-promotional playbook, McDonald's is planning to pimp its "brand new look" by dispensing free food, hand massages, and manicures at its Rockefeller Center location on June 2.
Big News! Jen and I just managed to hornswoggle our overlord into letting us expense an iPad. We have big plans for it.
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MarieBelle's hot chocolate will coat your stomach like it coats the side of this cup. With the snow that's still festering on the ground about to be augmented by another deposit from the heavens, it seems an ideal time to consider the merits of hot chocolate. The cups available in New York a ... More >>
NYC is a town of transplants, a fact that's never more obvious than during the holiday season. While thousands of New Yorkers take off work early and spend hours upon hours in traffic, at the airport, and stuck in train stations, we think those of you who are left in town should make the most of i ... More >>
If you enjoyed seeing a dimmer New York skyline during the 2003 blackout, you may get some pleasure from the March 28 "Earth Hour." On that date from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., several large New York buildings will cut their lights as part of a 1,000-city effort to highlight the climate crisis (though its a ... More >>
(photo courtesy tavernonthegreen.com)The fates of two of the city's landmark restaurants are growing ever bleaker. An untold number of tourists may soon be hungry and disappointed. It seems the Rainbow Room drama has come to an end. Court documents show that the Cipriani family has agreed to clear o ... More >>
A kinda grand tour of the city's new, giant public art. And speaking of dips, look in the East River.
Art production fund, to the Armory!
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