Alfredo 100's (7 East 54th Street; 212-688-1999) recent opening of what owner Russell Belanca calls his new "flagship location" is not your typically "timely" restaurant opening. In case you weren't aware, fettuccine Alfredo is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. While singing the happy birthd ... More >>
Perverse heroines and supreme sacrifices in the year's best comics
Slow to offend
Kenneth Lonergan's newest play serves up Papal bull
This third installment of the billion-dollar animated franchise contains as much cinematic confection as an 85-minute movie can bear.
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has arrived in Rome, NY1 reported, after leaving from JFK International Airport last night. The flight was the first set in Dolan's journey to be elevated to cardinal. The New York Daily News caught Dolan as he was leaving his St. Patrick's residence yesterday eveni ... More >>
Read Fork in the Road, Eater, Grub Street, or any of the other New York based restaurant-watching websites and everything seems hunky dory. Each month, for example, statistics show that far more eating establishments have opened than closed. In fact, if you total up all the openings over the last de ... More >>
In case you missed it, President Obama threw a "hip-hop barbecue" yesterday for his birthday, which somehow failed to create jobs. Or so shrieks this headline from Fox Nation, Fox News' aggregation organ. Non-hip-hop artists Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock performed while "Rome burned" (look ... More >>
Those of us old enough to remember listening to terrestrial radio for hours on end probably have a clutch of songs in our memories that we know, but we don't know--songs that could be hummed on demand, and maybe even sung for a bar or two, but that are effectively no-name tracks thanks to th ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds that "the food runs from inspired to terrible" at Coppelia; Lauren Shockey drinks the Kool-Aid at the Brooklyn Star. Sam Sifton awards The National Bar and Dining Rooms one star: "[The décor] is appetizing, as it happens: it is the sort of restaurant w ... More >>
orsorama/FlickrLast week, we learned that Sara Jenkins will be leading a trip to Italy later this year. She's since provided us with a few more details.
Plus average cabbage at Nikki Cascone's new Jewish restaurant
Lauren ShockeyPizza Roma is the new kid on the Bleecker Street block. Opening a pizzeria in New York City is a challenge, given that a decent slice is basically within arm's reach anywhere. But opening up shop on Bleecker Street -- already home to Keste and John's Pizzeria -- well, you've go ... More >>
The bavette cacio e pepe is killer at Lupa. When Lupa opened on October 1, 1999, it was the third restaurant for Mario Batali, and the second he'd started with partner Joseph Bastianich, following closely on the heels of Babbo. But Lupa was different.
George F. asks: What is the origin of our current table utensils? Have the knife, fork and spoon always been around? Dear George: When you think of it, the knife, fork, and spoon is a rather ratty and illogical collection of table utensils, suggesting a piecemeal process of assembling them. ... More >>
The work of America's grand old man of point-and-shoot photography, Elliott Erwitt, is currently being represented by an excellent new show at Chelsea Market.
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Once again, the CIA chief falls on his sword. Will this bloodletting help Bush?
Howard Beach Invades the Slope
The Elementary Article
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