It's early afternoon at the Essex Street Market (120 Essex Street [at Delancey Street]) as Ira Stolzenberg and Ron Budinas -- partners for the past 40-plus years -- work their adjoining storefronts, juicing vegetables for Tra La La Juice Bar and slicing fresh fish for their fish stall, Rainbo's. The ... More >>
Michael Psilakis opened the latest version of MP Taverna in Astoria on Monday. Other outposts of the Greek restaurant have become popular in Roslyn, Long Island, and Irvington, N.Y. Psilakis told Flo Fab that lamb dumplings, a favorite from his original restaurants, and a Greek paella with seafood a ... More >>
Today is National Lobster Day and to celebrate, Chef David Burke has created a Samuel Adams Summer Ale-Infused Lobster Roll for Red Hook. They will only sell the Summer Ale-infused lobster roll today. The first 50 visitors to reach the Red Hook Lobster Pound trucks and reference, "Sam Adams!" will ... More >>
Robert SietsemaIn 2008, I was working in Lima, Peru and had the unique opportunity to interview Gaston Acurio, the Limenan chef behind the wildly popular La Mar Cebicheria franchise. Acurio, who in 2008 was as famous in the Andean nation as Anthony Bourdain is in America, had already launche ... More >>
Hands down the best thing on the menu is the restaurant's signature tiradito, dubbed La Mar: sliced raw hamachi in a gentle yellow aji-pepper sauce flavored with cilantro. This week, Counter Culture ascends the Andean heights of La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, at our new branch of a celebrated ... More >>
A Peruvian transplant is pleased to ceviche you
Rebecca Marx Although lobster rolls have more or less hit their saturation point, truly excellent specimens remain a rarer breed. And so we're happy to have found one at the Red Hook Lobster Pound.
Scarpetta's Black Cod with Caramelized Fennel and Concentrated TomatoesScott Conant's Scarpetta just celebrated its third anniversary with a special menu that ran all last week. In case you missed it, the chef shares the recipe for his signature Black Cod with Caramelized Fennel and Concentra ... More >>
#22 of our 100 Days/100 Dishes count-up, and white like library paste, the Oyster Bar's New England clam chowder is one of the glories of Yankee cooking. Though not really part of New England (you have to go a few miles northeast to Connecticut to be part of that sainted realm), NYC can boa ... More >>
Paula just can't believe that Tiffany is from Beaumont, Texas. Oh, how we love Paula Deen. We may fear her food, her absolute media domination, and her line of wicker chairs, but we have nothing but respect for a woman who calls Richard Blaise "Mr. Hairdo" and makes sucking on shrimp "haids" ... More >>
The perfect wine bar meal -- salt-cod brandade and some char-striped toasts. Brandade is one of my favorite dishes. Its full name is brandade de morue, and it originated in Provence, though similar dishes can be found in many southern Mediterranean cuisines.
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 ...
Gabriel Stulman offers you a seat at his high-end general store
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Thanksgiving Dinner Agua Dulce Thursday, November 25 Staying in the city this year? Spice up your T-Day with the flavors of the Caribbean, Central America, and Sout ... More >>
Soup for you!Al Yeganeh, a/k/a the Original SoupMan, a/k/a the Soup Nazi, reopened his landmark soup shop at 259A West 55th Street this past summer after taking a few years off to parlay his success into a frozen-foods franchise. Yeganeh, of course, owes much of said success to a character he ... More >>
Coincident with the publication of the Voice's annual Best Of issue, we hereby finish up with our 100 Dishes to Eat Now. Thanks for paying attention! And please scour the list of all 100 on the last page of this post, to ferret out those dishes you may have missed. Today's Pick: Fatty Beef C ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Coleslaw ($4) at Pies 'n' Thighs (166 South 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-529-6090)
BravoAfter a week's hiatus, Top Chef was back in all its lurid glory, injecting viewers with its characteristic dose of pre-fabricated drama, grown-up babies with sleeve tattoos, and ill-prepared seafood. Last night's episode also gave us what was possibly Padma's worst choice of apparel yet ... More >>
The hoki, known more commonly as a filet-o-fish.The Times has a piece about the hoki, the homely yet delectable fish that's been the star of countless McDonald's filet-o-fish sandwiches and featured on the menus of chain restaurants like Denny's and Long John Silver's. The hoki, which lives i ... More >>
From Schwartz Appetizing: Smoked sable, matjash herring and a whole smoked mackerel all for $23 Found at Appetizing Plus: Smoked sable for $5 from local Brooklyn company Tuv Taam The best and most iconic New York appetizing shop is probably Russ and Daughters, but a few good alternativ ... More >>
Aureole, along with chef-owner Charlie Palmer and executive chef Christopher Lee, has relocated from its Upper East Side home to Bryant Park. A four-course prix-fixe for $115 is available in the main dining room, and a parallel a la carte menu is on offer in the bar room. [NY Times] Gus and Gabriel ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema gets a hot spice injection at Southern Spice in Flushing, while Sarah DiGregorio goes cold-cut crazy at two new East Village charcuterie specialists. Bruni indulges in mussel mania at Canadian import Flex Mussels, which "approaches mussels the way Baskin-Rob ... More >>
As promised in our weekly dining newsletter, we bring you the recipe for Citrus Cured Salmon Benedict with trout roe and hollandaise sauce on a grilled brioche from Scott Bryan, the chef at Apiary, which is still excited about its newish brunch menu. Says Chef Bryan about his dish: "I wanted to do ... More >>
On an industrial block of Douglass Avenue between Third and Fourth Avenues in Gowanus, Brooklyn, you might notice a sign for DeMartino's Wholesale and Retail Fish Market outside one of the warehouses. Retail, sure, but it doesn't seem very welcoming--the one door into the warehouse is unmarked and l ... More >>
Valentine's Day is rife with cheesy, expensive events, but here's one that's different--both worthwhile and free--so put it on your calenders tout suite. On Thursday, February 12th, Robb Walsh, the superlative food writer on staff at our sister publication, the Houston Press, will be at the Grand Ce ... More >>
This week we're playing recipe improv with Jehangir Mehta, who was a pastry chef at Jean Georges, Union Pacific, Virot, Compass, Aix, and Sapa before striking out on his own with Graffiti Food and Wine Bar. At Graffiti, Mehta concocts both savory and sweet dishes, often mixing flavors in unexpected ... More >>
Sunset Park's most remarkable Cantonese justifies its reputation
. . . will be made with crab goo
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