Japanese beer is so much more than Asahi and Sapporo. In 1994, deregulation of the Japanese beer market set off an explosion in the craft beer scene. Twenty years later, the gastronomic arena is simmering again, with a vibrant resurgence in craft brewers and drinkers. Trouble is, these well-rounded, ... More >>
Will March come in like a lion and go out like a lamb this year? Whatever animal we're riding into spring, it's making us hungry for a few food events. Here are several happening this weekend.
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Expressing exactly how much the Japanese love beer is not easy, even if their reputation for drinking the stuff is not as established as the Belgians with their beer monks and centuries of brewing history, the Germans with their claim on the world's oldest brewery and Oktoberfest, or the Americans w ... More >>
Have we mentioned how much we like Tabata Ramen? The Hell's Kitchen noodle shop turns out chicken bone broth-based soups, a couple of which are of killer bracingly spicy versions, but because it's located in that weird industrial area right by the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, it's rarely so busy ... More >>
We're certainly not forgoing classic wine, beer, or cocktail options when it comes to summer sipping, but we're also tossing back our fair share of chilled sake, especially after sake expert John Gauntner taught us how to drink the Japanese rice wine and divulged a few places around town with lists ... More >>
Miraculously, lunch counter B & H Dairy remains, from the era when its stretch of Second Avenue was known as the Yiddish Broadway. As a tribute to E.V. Grieve, the East Village's chronicler of closure and demolition, we present this collection of foodie landmarks that have remarkably remained open ... More >>
It's been over a year since Fork ranked the best bowls of ramen in New York, and plenty of new ramenyas have opened up in the city since then. In fact, we can hardly keep up with the ramen news, what with Yuji Haraguchi graduating from Smorgasburg, and Ivan Orkin working on opening a place on the Lo ... More >>
Here at Fork in the Road, we're nerds. We spend almost all of our time snacking our way around the city, researching and tasting to find the very best things to eat and drink, so we can tell you about it. In 10 glorious pages, here's a look at our last 100 days with snapshots of the great dishes we ... More >>
Dish #36 in our countdown is found on the menu of this long-running East Village restaurant. Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: E-Sarn ... More >>
Pork buns, one of the new additions to Rai Rai Ken's menu. Hmmm, where have we seen those before? Without much fanfare, Little Tokyo old-timer Rai Rai Ken has moved into semi-luxurious new digs, just two storefronts east of its original East Village location on 10th Street. Bright red door-banners ... More >>
There are certain storefronts in NYC that seem haunted. Restaurant after restaurant opens in the space only to be closed a few weeks later. Like the corner spot at West Houston and Varick streets that has hosted three restaurants in as many years. And 71 Clinton Street.First, in December 2010, it wa ... More >>
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Superstar chef Ferran Adrià is forming a new partnership now that El Bulli is about to close ... with PepsiCo. [Eater] Jamie Oliver wins one for the kids as the Los Angeles Unified School District decides to ban flavored milks. [LA Times] Twenty coffee experts gather in Santa Marta, Colomb ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyCarboload on Potato Varenyky at Ukrainian East Village Restaurant. Dumplings comprise one of the world's favorite foods, a mysterious feat given their prosaic nature. After all, they are just pockets of dough encasing a filling. Yet, so supremely delicious. For this 10 Best, we ... More >>
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EVGrieveBad day for ramen The East Village is temporarily down a ramen-and-sushi joint, reports EV Grieve.
Ippudo's karaka-men, spicy ramen with ground pork In the port city of Yokohama, Japan, there is a large museum dedicated to ramen. There, one can learn the story of ramen's genesis between slurps of noodles and broth: Though the noodle is now practically Japan's national dish--popular enough ... More >>
Brian H. asks: I'm a noodle fanatic. In winter I want my noodles super hot, but in summer I don't like to wait for them to cool down. I'd love to know about some noodles that you love that are served cold.
American beer sales are falling. The culprits? Wine, cocktail culture, the lack of innovation among big U.S. breweries, and the growing American bourgeoisie. [The Atlantic Food Channel] Pugliese Vineyards on Long Island is permitted to label its sparkling wines "Champagne" because it was alr ... More >>
The $4 fried whiting sandwich from Kim's Aunt Kitchen is a culinary dream come true, and you can't get a better one, even up in Harlem. Three weeks ago, in something of a bad mood, we reviled The 10 Worst Things to Eat Around Times Square, and they were really, really bad--including a mayo-g ... More >>
Khao soi are northern Thai noodles that feature the same egg noodles in two guises: boiled and curried in the bottom of the bowl, fried and crunchy on the top. Tasty, nutritious, wildly variable, and unusually cheap, noodles have long since replaced bread as the world's staff of life. Our no ... More >>
Japan invades Koreatown, armed with gizzards and Coors Light
tasteofculture.comNot to be confused with annatto, a red coloring central to several Spanish-speaking Caribbean cuisines, natto are black soybeans (a smaller variety than familiar green soybeans) that are fermented using the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. These beans originated in China, but ha ... More >>
The good folks at Sapporo have been trying their hand at a bit of space farming: as part of a project with the Russian Academy of Science, the beer company is now selling a limited supply of beer made from barley whose seeds had been stored for five months on the International Space Station. ... More >>
Let there be light meals! Welcome to our choice summer fare.
Rameniac, a blog devoted entirely to ramen (naturally), has come out with its list of the Top Ten ramen joints in New York City. According to Rameniac, "there is no Stateside ramen scene more exciting than in New York City," so our high rent prices are totally worth it. Who makes the Top Ten? The an ... More >>
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