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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 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 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 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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    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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    April 14, 2009

    Three-dollar Throwdown--Vote For Your Favorite!

    Our Three-dollar Throwdown is well underway. Vote for your favorite in an email to Sarah DiGregorio or submit your own recipe to stiffen up the competition. You'd be surprised what you can do with 3 bucks. View our own entries here and here and here.

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    April 1, 2009

    Choice Eats Packed, Delicious

    We went to that Choice Eats tastings festival at the Armory and, as you can tell by the crap photo, there was very little elbow room, with attendance estimated at around twice last year's at the Puck. You will not be shocked to learn the food was terrific; we especially enjoyed the lamb sandwiches f ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Week In Reviews

    This week in the Voice, Sarah DiGregorio reviews La Fonda del Sol, while Robert Sietsema visits Mustang Thakali Kitchen. Here's what critics are reviewing elsewhere:Bruni gives 10 Downing two stars, saying the owners were right to take a chance on the notorious chef Jason Neroni.[NY Times]Restaurant ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Critical Mass: Co.

    photo: Daniel S. NeunerThe debate over Jim Lahey's new pizza joint, Co., continues. Our own Sarah DiGregorio reviewed it earlier this month and found things "hit or miss." This week, the Daily News' Danyelle Freeman, Bloomberg's Ryan Sutton, and Frank Bruni (in his Times blog) all gave their thought ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    This Week in the Voice (Updated)

    Sure, forcing food down ducks' gullets sounds harsh, but Sarah DiGregorio held her nose and went to a New York foie gras farm -- and reports that it wasn't so bad. "I don't think it's OK to cut the fin off a shark and throw it back into the water," she says. "If I had seen with my own eyes that Huds ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Choice Eats Preview: Braai

    The second annual Choice Eats event is scheduled for March 31, and tickets are going fast...Tuesday March 31, 2009 6:30 - 9:30pmThe 69th Armory at Lexington Avenue68 Lexington Ave @ 26th Street, NYCGo here to read more and buy tickets.Like last year, we've invited restaurants based on the recommenda ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Cleaning Oysters and Clams

    Last week, our own Sarah DiGregorio taught us how to get cheap oysters and bubbles and shuck the oysters. This week, in our final cooking tip from Buddakan (75 Ninth Avenue) Exec Chef Lon Symensma,  we get advice on cleaning live oysters and clams. Symensma recommends placing the shelled creatu ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Beautiful Food

    It's hard to imagine colors more saturated than those at Pavitra. We re-visited it while on an expedition to check out the Surinamese restaurants of Richmond Hill. We'd been once and couldn't wait to go back. The place is a branch of an Indian chain, and the menu is entirely vegetarian--consist ... More >>

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