• Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Appetizing Counters in NYC

    When seeking an enduring taste of this city's culinary heritage, look for preservatives. Smoke and salt have been used as methods of preserving foods far longer than New York has had a grid plan, but the ways in which these techniques were utilized by turn-of-the-century Eastern European immigrants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    A Tale of the Feast of Seven Fishes -- and 10 Places to Eat It in NYC

    Every year, Italians the world over celebrate La Vigilia de Natale, or the Labor of Mary, with a bereaved act of abstention: in honor of the birth of Christ, neo-Romans fast the day away, and, in one final tithe, opt away from red meat for the evening, instead gorging themselves on fish as only Ital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant Cookbook, Our Cookbook of the Week

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Eat Lobster Rolls for Hurricane Sandy Relief This Week

    Maine lobster may seem ubiquitous in New York City now, but that hasn't always been the case. "Lobster was much more of a regional product 20 years ago," explains Maine Lobster Council Director Marianne Lacroix. "But the catch has really been rising in Maine. So we've developed more products and fou ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 17, 2013
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    December 11, 2012

    Seafood Fraud on the Loose, Especially in NYC

    Dining at even expensive seafood restaurants won't guarantee that you'll get the fish you ordered. Red Snapper? Could be tilapia. A study released today by Oceana revealed that seafood fraud is rampant, especially in New York City.

  • Dining

    May 30, 2012

    Prima: Nice to Sea You

    The East Village gets a classic French fish bar

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    NYC's 10 Best Bargain Seafood Restaurants

    ​The catfish sandwich at Taste of Seafood (#10 in our countdown) is abundant, cheap, and delectable, especially smeared with tartar and jerk sauces. For those who think Omega-3 fatty acids mean longevity, fish is the new meat. For the rest of us, seafood is a just another delightful option ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 14, 2011

    Littleneck: Gowanus Gets Its Clams

    We promise you they're not from the canal

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Seven Spots to Eat a Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Andy Ciordia/FlickrExpect fish, fish, fish, and more fish.​ Christmas is a-coming, and while the kiddies might be all excited about Santa Claus's visit, the more food-focused will be looking forward to the Feast of the Seven Fishes, one of the most gluttonous culinary traditions of the season. ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 5, 2011

    Rosarito Fish Shack: Ayup, It's a Seafood Shack

    Williamsburg gets a taste of life on the ocean

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Socarrat Will Open in Nolita Soon​ Socarrat, home of paella goodness and crispy rice bits, is expanding to Nolita and we've got a glimpse of what's to come.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 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 ... Jess ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Here's the 2010 Dirty Dozen Seafood (Dubious) Honor Roll

    Copyright GreenpeaceBluefin tuna: don't eat it.​Navigating the increasingly murky waters of sustainable seafood isn't an easy task, particularly when it's abetted by grocery stores whose eco-conscious posturing doesn't quite extend to what's being sold at their fish counters. Fortunately, Food ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 25, 2010

    Nuela Looks for Identity

    Raw seafood in an overdone place

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    The City's Lobster Roll Pushers Sure Like to Talk a Lot of Smack

    The Red Hook Lobster Pound's lobster roll: pretty is as pretty does.​The latest issue of New York Magazine features an exhaustive look at the city's lobster roll scene, and includes a fascinating break-down of the economic, environmental, and ethical factors that have helped to create our curr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Okeanos: New Greek in Park Slope

    ​Okeanos opened on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope this winter--it calls itself Mediterranean, but is Greek-owned and leans toward the food of that country. The centerpiece of the menu is whole grilled fish, like the charred sardines above.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Our 10 Best Fish Dishes

    Seattle Weekly​Today, in honor of Good Friday and Passover, we bring you a list of the 10 best fin fish dishes in the city. We've left shellfish and cephalopods for another day, and tried to choose plates in which fish star, rather than play in the ensemble--so you won't find your favorite as ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 23, 2010

    Choptank's Maryland

    A new restaurant tries to whisk you away to Baltimore

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Do Christmas Eve Italian-Style: Celebrate with a Feast of the Seven Fishes

    dmahendra/flickrOne fish, two fish. Three fish... seven.​Forget turkey and Christmas ham. Do the holiday the Italian way with fish, fish, and more fish. On Christmas Eve, Italian Americans celebrate with the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Tomorrow night, Saul is hosting a Feast, as is Patsy's.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    The Early Word on Ed's Chowder House: Skip It

    Chowder sampler, clockwise from top New England clam, Manhattan blue crab, and sweet corn ​ Ed's Chowder House smells right--like lemon and that flinty, mineral aroma of good shellfish. But that's where the good news ends. It's not that the food is terrible--although the slaw does deserve that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Fork in the Road on the Road: The Cape Cod Lobster Roll

    Not the best lobster roll ever, but one of many good lobster rolls​ One-fourth of Fork in the Road just got back from Cape Cod (where this particular one-fourth grew up). And you know what's great about Cape Cod? The fact that, no matter where you are, you are never far from a decent lobster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Revisit: Esca

    ​ Last week, in connection with my due diligence for Our Ten Best Seafood Restaurants, I revisited Esca, after not having been there in three years. I'm happy to report that things are as good there, seafood-wise, as they ever were, causing me to list it as the fourth best seafood restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Sriracha, Spotted Everywhere

    While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 13, 2009

    Servants of Fish: A Taste of Seafood

    Famous Harlem spot flounders, swims across the street

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    No Fish by 2048? The End of the Line--Interview with Journalist Charles Clover

    Photo courtesy The End of the Line "Imagine a world without fish." That's the tagline of The End of the Line, a documentary that landed on my desk last week. The press release goes on to say that if we continue to overfish the oceans at the current rate, there will essentially be no fish to eat by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Fork in the Road Shacks Up

    So far, the critical word on Butcher Bay, a mid-Atlantic-style seafood "shack" has been pretty bad. In my mind, it's a mixed bag (the fried chicken was greasy, for one thing), but a worthwhile mixed bag.  For one thing, the lobster pot pie is mind-bendingly good--if you like Maine lobster, crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Snackshots: Valentine Tasting Menu at Zenkichi

    Yes dear reader, we summoned our courage and braved the Valentine's Day dining scene this past weekend. And while the blogs are on the hunt for V day horror stories, we had quite a nice dinner at Zenkichi (77 North 6th Street) in Williamsburg, a lovely little izakaya serving delicate bites in indivi ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 27, 2008

    Yiasou Imitates Midtown 'Estiatorios' But Is Easier on the Paycheck

    A place to go in Brooklyn where nobody knows your name

  • Dining

    August 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008
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    June 20, 2007
  • Dining

    June 12, 2007

    Georgia on My Mind

    Gotham continues to suck the best sushi chefs from the rest of the country

  • Books

    May 22, 2007

    Roll, Sushi, Roll!

    Sasha Issenberg serves up the raw facts on the global economy of a favorite meal

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007
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    April 30, 2007
  • Dining

    March 6, 2007

    In the Presence of Cod

    A Portuguese restaurant kicks ass on unpopular dining days

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2007
  • Dining

    February 20, 2007

    Deep Sea Dining

    Peruvian seafood restaurant casts a wide net in Queens

  • Dining

    October 17, 2006

    Leave the Gun, Take the Marinara

    Umbertos moves its tasty crustaceans and shellfish to the Bronx

  • Dining

    September 12, 2006

    Broth-erly Love

    Obscurely located Ivorian extends our West African food frontiers

  • Dining

    May 30, 2006

    Diggin' Ditch

    Greenwich Village seafood shack offers clam strip tease

  • Dining

    June 28, 2005

    Undersea Toon

    Sticking mainly to fish, new sushi bar appears on Houston

  • NYC Life

    June 21, 2005
  • Columns

    April 26, 2005

    Aw, Shucks

    A New York oyster story

  • Dining

    March 8, 2005

    Goodbye, Columbus

    Takayama tweaks it on the 4th floor of Time Warner Center

  • Dining

    July 6, 2004

    Seafood Aria

    In midtown, something fishy and cheesy this way swims

  • Dining

    May 4, 2004

    Micro-Size Me

    This minuscule East Village café outcooks the behemoths

  • Dining

    December 16, 2003

    Shore Dinner

    A seafood restaurant that owes much to the tartar sauce

  • NYC Life

    May 27, 2003
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