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Sarah DiGregorio

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    May 17, 2012

    The Fight for Foie Gras in California

    California's statewide foie gras ban will kick in on July 1. And as tends to be the case with foie, it's a highly contentious issue. A few days ago, Jonathan Gold had a reminder for ban enthusiasts via Twitter: "Anti-foie gras peeps: Sarah DiGregorio's 2009 Village Voice piece is still definitive." ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Num Pang to Add a Second Location Next Month

    Sarah DiGregorioThis is why Num Pang is expanding.​2010 was not the best year for Ratha Chaupoly: in August, he closed Kampuchea and replaced it with Bun & Co., only to close it four months later. But 2011 seems to have gotten off to a better start, as Chaupoly will open a second location of N ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Il Matto's Replacement to Look a Lot Like Every Other Restaurant in New York

    Sarah DiGregorioFarewell, vermouth-soaked rocks and prosciutto-rimmed vodka cocktails.​During its ten months of life, Il Matto offered its customers gin martinis with vermouth-soaked rocks, grenade-shaped salt and pepper shakers, and seats seemingly modeled on Disney World's Mad Teacup ride. E ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Favorite Dumplings

    Sarah DiGregorioThese Shandong dumplings are mighty fine, but will they make it into the top 10?​Dumplings are quite possibly the world's most perfect food, evidenced by their prominence in so many different cultures. Gyoza, momo, pierogi, xiao long bao, gnudi...the list of plumped, stuffed g ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    CB5 Tells Big Apple BBQ to Get Off Its Yard

    Sarah DiGregorioNo Big Bob Gibson's pulled pork shoulder for you.​Now that the flames of controversy surrounding the San Gennaro Festival have died down, they've been ignited by another open-air festival of hedonistic consumption, the Big Apple BBQ Block Party.

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    January 7, 2011

    Our 10 Most Pretentious Restaurants

    Sarah DiGregorioIppudo's ramen is good, but is it worth a three-hour wait?​New York City teems with restaurants, offering diners many, many tasty options. With delicious often comes pretentious, though. Just because a restaurant serves up some good grub doesn't mean that the overall dining e ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Ippudo Tops Yelp's List of Top Restaurants in America

    Sarah DiGregorio2000 people have opined on this soup​ When a restaurant quotes two-hour wait times, you know that something special is going on there. Nevertheless, it's rather surprising that Ippudo came in as the most popular restaurant in America on Yelp this year with nearly 2000 reviews. ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Bunny Chow Space May Be Taken Over by Los Feliz Affiliates

    Sarah DiGregorioLamb bunny chow, now sadly a thing of the past.​Bunny Chow, Orchard Street's "very curious" South African restaurant, is done and gone, and now, according to a liquor license application on the CB3 site, some of the folks who brought us Los Feliz may be taking over the space. ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Rebe ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Sara ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Rebe ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Rob ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Rebe ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Strong Place; Sarah DiGregorio at Gourmet Sweets & Restaurant

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema reckons that Strong Place "might be the most perfect evocation of the Brooklyn bistro to date." Sarah DiGregorio finds that the food at Gourmet Sweets and Restaurant "is a testament to all the many wonderful things one can make with humble cuts of meat, lentil ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Bab al Yemen; Sarah DiGregorio at Hawkers and Bai Cha

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema enjoys simple roasted meats, Yemeni-style, at Bab al Yemen. Sarah DiGregorio deems Hawkers and Bai Cha, "a late-night kill-a-craving joint" and "adequate lunch spot," respectively. Sam Sifton approves of Nuela: "There is good eating at Nuela, if only you can ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to the Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences: Chanta ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Lu Xiang Yuan; Sarah DiGregorio at Thistle Hill Tavern

    ​This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers the cuisine of Qingdao, Shandong at Lu Xiang Yuan a/k/a Hong Shun Restaurant, while Sarah DiGregorio finds cozy New American fare with a twist at Thistle Hill Tavern. Sam Sifton awards a star to Fornino Park Slope for its tasty antipasti and ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to the Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences: Sarah ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Testaccio; Sarah DiGregorio at Olio Pizza e Più & Camp de' Fiori

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers true Roman fare at Testaccio in Long Island City; Sarah DiGregorio samples the pies at two new pizzerias: Olio Pizza e Più and Campo de' Fiori. Sam Sfiton awards two stars to Il Matto: "Nothing about the restaurant is perfect... The cocktails... ar ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? -- Saltfish & Ackee at Obama Flavour

    ​ This week's Where Am I Eating? was a toughie, and the three-part question posed with the original post proved nearly impossible. Accordingly, we offered a further clue this morning, and simplified the contest by whittling it down to a single question, asking contestants to identify the dish ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Plein Sud; Sarah DiGregorio at Cienfuegos

    This week in The Voice, Robert Sietsema finds the food looks amazing, but tastes terrible at Plein Sud. Sarah DiGregorio reports hits and misses at Cienfuegos, but gives a nod to the champagne punch. Sam Sifton approves of Tamarind Tribeca, which: "might rate a pleasant shrug [in Indian cuisine-hap ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Fatty 'Cue Begins Brunch Service

    Sarah DiGregorioFatty 'Cue's pork spare ribs: still just for dinner.​Beginning this Saturday, Fatty 'Cue will make its fancy, tasty grease available to an early-afternoon crowd. They'll be serving their new brunch menu Saturday and Sunday between noon and 4 p.m. In addition to plenty of booze, ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Fultummy's: When Bad Hours Happen to Good Restaurants

    Sarah DiGregorioFultummy's chicken cutlet sandwich.​Back in April, Sarah DiGregorio proclaimed her affection for Fultummys, a new sandwich shop on the Red Hook/Carroll Gardens border. Lost City also enjoyed its "international" sandwiches, which it proclaimed "very good."

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    May 26, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Mile End; Sarah DiGregorio at Bromo Satay House

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples the "deeply scarlet, slow-smoked beef brisket" at Mile End. Sarah DiGregorio checks out Bromo Satay House, where "generally, the meat and fish are delicious, while anything in a broth is not." Sam Sifton awards two stars to Prime Meats for food that " ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Kenmare; Sarah DiGregorio at Pulino's

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema braves the scene at Kenmare, where "the ingredients were unimpeachable, the facile preparation of entrées was a deadly sin." Sarah DiGregorio samples everything plus the pizza at Pulino's, deeming the toppings "undeniably tasty, especially the dryish, concent ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Oops: Dos Toros' No-Meat Burrito Isn't Actually Vegetarian

    Sarah DiGregorioDos Toros' steak taco contains no rice. But it does contain steak.​When Sarah DiGregorio first checked out Dos Toros, she liked the Mission-style burritos but advised skipping the rice in favor of the beans and guacamole. It turns out that vegetarians would do well to take her ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    The Fuss Over Foie Gras: Thomas Keller Accused of Animal Cruelty

    daveness_98/flickrDe-liver me.​The question of whether or not foie gras is torture earned our own Sarah DiGregorio a James Beard Award nomination. But her writing chops would probably be lost on the folks from the Animal Protection & Rescue League. The organization and several other animal rig ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Maima's; Sarah DiGregorio at Paulie Gee's

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has the "one of the hottest things" he's tasted all year: Liberian pepper shrimp at Maima's in Jamaica, Queens. Sarah DiGregorio samples the pie at Paulie Gee's, where the crust "burrows into your brain -- a stretchy, bubbly, char-spotted pillow of a bread, th ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    This Week In The Voice: The NYPD Tapes

    ​Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors, locked file cabinets, and day-to-day routines of the NYPD? Other than them, nobody. Which is one of the reasons why one of New York's Finest saw fit to record his life among their ranks, and shed light on some of the darker aspects of those who ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Send Us Your Burning (Food-Related) Questions

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Fork in the Road has a new feature: Ask the Critics. So send us your questions and either Robert Sietsema or Sarah DiGregorio will answer them here. Two weeks ago, we took on the question we get asked the most: My parents are in town, where should I take them? And last week, ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Fatty 'Cue Goes Late-Night

    Sarah DiGregorioFatty 'Cue's pork spare ribs. Not on the late-night menu.​True, our relationship with Fatty 'Cue has of late been a bit tumultuous. But late-night bar menus are generally worth celebrating, particularly if they come with moderately-priced booze to wash everything down, so after ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    New Momo Milk Bar Soft Serve Flavors Next Week

    Sarah DiGregorioRed velvet: next week, defunct.​Just in time for National Stoner Day, Momofuku Milk Bar sends word that it's making some changes to its menu. Next week will bring new soft serve flavors hailing from the baked goods family: Expect to see blueberry muffin, cinnamon bun, and zucch ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Choice Eats Is Upon Us

    ​The Village Voice's third-annual Choice Eats comes to the Lexington Avenue Armory this weekend, bringing with it some of the city's best grub, prepared by chefs handpicked by Fork in the Road's Robert Sietsema and Sarah DiGregorio. Although the event is sold-out, we'll be live-blogging it wit ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Where Am I Eating?

    ​I see a soup with some noodles, but where can I get it? Last time I tried to do one of these contests, I totally bombed by using a picture--selected for its artistic quality, rather than its obscurity--that was identified by a contestant within seven minutes of posting.

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    February 23, 2010

    Where Am I Eating?

    ​This is the third weekly installment of a contest started by Sarah DiGregorio earlier this month called "Where Am I Eating?" Sometimes we show you food, sometimes an obscured facade, and other times just an architectural detail. It's up to you to figure out where we're dining. The rules are ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Maialino Will Start Serving Lunch on Wednesday

    Maialino's namesake is on its lunchtime menu, served with arugula.​Almost a month after starting breakfast service, Maialino is adding lunch to its repertoire.

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    January 6, 2010

    Under Review: Sietsema at Best Fuzhou Restaurant; DiGregorio at Bunny Chow

    ​This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema inadvertently visits Best Fuzhou Restaurant, where "fortunately... the food was spectacular," while Sarah DiGregorio fills up on the eponymous dish at Bunny Chow. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Casa Lever, noting that "the service is appealing, comic- ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Trattoria Cinque; DiGregorio at Tipsy Parson

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema finds that "it often seems as if Trattoria Cinque isn't trying hard enough to be Roman," while Sarah DiGregorio deems the tipsy parson cake at Tipsy Parson "as likeable as the restaurant." Sam Sifton heads to Madangsui in Koreatown, which "is not much to loo ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Abe & Arthur's; DiGregorio at Laut

    ​This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema struts on down to former discotheque Abe & Arthur's, where despite "some painfully stupid starters... you'd do well to make a meal of apps," while Sarah DiGregorio suffers the sound system at Laut, which manages to nail both iconic versions of laksa, t ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Joseph Leonard; DiGregorio at Mari Vanna

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema falls for Frenchy Joseph Leonard, while Sarah DiGregorio suffers the service at would-be private club Mari Vanna. Betsy Andrews explores the culinary offerings of Staten Island, which may not be reachable by subway but "given the inexpensive tabs, you can af ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Starting Tomorrow, Aldea Does Lunch

    ​Voice food critic Sarah DiGregorio was a big fan of the arroz de pato (duck rice) at George Mendes' Iberian-inspired Aldea. You'll be able to order it for lunch as of tomorrow, but not as part of the $20.09 prix fixe, which features a choice of Skate "a la Planxa" or Organic Chicken Breast. T ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Cowgirl Sea Horse; DiGregorio at Bhatti Indian Grill

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema slums it at Cowgirl Sea Horse, which "offers the type of cooking we used to call 'white trash,'" while Sarah DiGregorio gnaws on lamb bone at Bhatti Indian Grill, where the lamb kebab "dazzles." Restaurant Girl discovers a cozy nook in The Mott, where Chef B ... More >>

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