Happy Thanksgiving...and Thanksgivukkah. Sometime today, amid the cooking, feasting, and napping, you'll likely reflect, if only for a moment, on the things that you're thankful for. Here at Fork, we're thankful every day for New York City restaurants, without which we'd have very little to cover. B ... More >>
Let the West African Griot Summit take you away
Some of the country's finest New England clam chowder is found at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. America can be justifiably proud of its national menu, reflecting contributions that began with the Native Americans, expanding and intertwining with the favorite foods of successive waves of immi ... More >>
davidstanleyredfern.comWhy buy wine when you can bring your own?Restaurants generally mark up wine bottles at three times the price they paid for them wholesale. Meaning that you, the customer, are getting screwed. Throw in some pricey cocktails and you're really in trouble. Hence the beau ... More >>
Chantal MartineauBuka gets booze. It may be positioning itself as "the most authentic Nigerian restaurant" in the city, or so say the business cards, but Buka in Clinton Hill actually has more of a Brooklyn bar feel. Instead of your usual African restaurant accoutrements -- masks, colorful p ... More >>
Clockwise starting at midnight: Two classic leaf-based Guinean sauces, Ivory Coast athieke, Senegalese dibi (lamb), and Caribbean-style curry chicken. Beware the red scotch bonnet pepper! (click to consume) I watched sadly as many of the West African restaurants in Bed-Stuy along Fulton wen ... More >>
Come on people, how much more do you need out of Princess Raccoon? Also on DVD, Fritz Lang's clockwork noir The Woman in the Window.
West African boite expands the Senegalese menu
From the austerely documentary to the resolutely fabulist
Known quantities, brave genre experiments, program music, and a couple of Cairos
Putting the Africa back into hip-hop that once started there
Finally a chance to catch up on all those new bands. Well, maybe not bands exactly . . .
African Film Comes of Age