• Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Taste Rare Japanese Craft Beers For One Night Only

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Oscar Parties and Mardi Gras Are the Stars of This Weekend's Events

    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.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    This Week's Events: Spain's Great Match, Coffee Workshop, Joy of Sake Festival, and Prosciutto Di Parma Palooza

    We've combed the depths of the internet to bring you a fall collection of events worth checking out this week. Just make sure to take off that chic fall scarf before diving into a plate.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Where You Can Find Rare Japanese Craft Beer in NYC

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Tabata 2 Now Open Near Penn Station

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Our 10 Best Spots to Drink Sake in NYC

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Six Miracles of East Village Ungentrification

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    5 Ramens to Love, Plus Tribeca's Secret Ramen

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Photo Gallery: 100 Good Things to Eat in New York

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    What's the Oldest Japanese Restaurant in the East Village?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Rai Rai Ken Moves Two Doors Down, Transforms Itself, But Only Slightly

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Izakaya Dodom Pa Serves Shochu and Skewers on the LES

    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 >>

  • Dining

    December 14, 2011

    NYE Guide: Eats

    Favorites to fuel your late-night celebration

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Jamie Oliver Gets Flavored Milk Banned in L.A.; Ferran Adrià Teams Up With Pepsi

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Our 10 Favorite Dumplings

    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 >>

  • Dining

    March 30, 2011

    NYC Tofu Guide: A Springy Food for Spring

    Isn’t bean curd the blandest substance on earth? Not on your life!

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Feds Bust Tri-State Smuggling Slave Labor Ring, No More General Tso's For You

    ​Twenty-six New Yorkers are being charged with money laundering and human trafficking for their roles in a "complex criminal scheme" that included smuggling and employing illegal aliens from China.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Sapporo East TKO'd (for the Moment)

    EVGrieveBad day for ramen​ The East Village is temporarily down a ramen-and-sushi joint, reports EV Grieve.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Our Nine Best Ramen Restaurants

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    What's Your Favorite Cold Noodle Dish?

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    We Have Only Ourselves to Blame for the Downfall of American Beer; Would You Pay $1,082 for a Mai Tai?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    The 10 Best Things to Eat Around Times Square, NYC

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Our 10 Best Noodles, Manhattan Edition

    ​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 >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2010

    Fry and Fry Again at Izakaya Moku

    Japan invades Koreatown, armed with gizzards and Coors Light

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Let Us Now Praise Stinky Foods: Japanese Natto Beans​Not 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Sapporo is Selling Beer Brewed with Space Station Barley

    ​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 >>

  • Dining

    May 13, 2009

    Summer Guide: Salad Daze

    Let there be light meals! Welcome to our choice summer fare.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Ranking the Ramens

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007
  • Music

    June 19, 2007

    Big on Japan

    Now that he's fled eastward, NYC hip-hop won't have B-Money to kick around anymore

  • News

    November 16, 2004

    Brew Ho Ho

    Sud-slinging santas toast the season

  • NYC Life

    March 2, 2004
  • NYC Life

    December 30, 2003


    25 Places Where Two Can Eat for $25

  • NYC Life

    August 5, 2003
  • NYC Life

    May 28, 2002

    And 20 Things to Eat

    10 Summer Food Destinations

  • Dining

    February 26, 2002