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Harley Spiller, best known for his collections (among them, a trove of over 10,000 international Chinese takeout menus), has penned a lovely essay about his friend, the for ... More >>
1. Crust of Cooked Rice With Pork -- This dish hails from Zhejiang, the maritime province just south of Shanghai. The flavors are rich and mellow, and the crunchiness of the rice an added bonus.
This week Counter Culture settles into Little Pepper, a relocated Sichuan classic now found in College ... More >>
In this week's Voice, Robert Sietsema tests out Cal-Mex specialties and margaritas at the Village's Florencia 13: "You should start your meal with a flaming margarita, though that flame is confined to a small slice of cucumber floating on top. It's indicative of a playful element in Mexican cuisine ... More >>
Super soup dumplings
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema sucks up soup dumplings at Shanghai Asian Cuisine -- which might serve the city's best: "With a skin so thin, it's a challenge getting them from steamer to mouth intact. The accompanying tongs (utensils, not gang members) are useles ... More >>
And now, a look back at what was on the menu here at Fork in the Road this week.
Chantal MartineauShot in the dark
We rounded up Our 10 Best Cocktails to Drink Now.
Michael Chernow discussed The Meatball Shop Cookbook.
Joshua M. Bernstein, author of Brewed Awakening, recommended five New ... More >>
flickr/jetaloneWhere's the beef? Right here.Steve S. Asks: I want to impress my lady with a non-boring date. Something like Korean barbecue where it's not just the same old dinner. What are some interactive options for us?
Dear Steve: I love interactive dates where you get to cook your own ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
August 30, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 35
Getting the thrust of Kung Fu
by William Paul
"ENTER THE DRAGON" is the first classy Kung Fu movie specially designed for Western audiences, and that's not to be confused with first-class. What it do ... More >>
Ai Weiwei, one of China's best-known artists and a vocal critic of the Chinese government , has been arrested at the airport in Beijing. Ai was put under house arrest last year and has been harassed by officials in the past, including a forced demolition of his Shanghai studio, but now it seems t ... More >>
Eddie Huang divulges his favorite picks for Chinatown eats, including Shanghai Cuisine on Bayard and Oriental Garden on Elizabeth.
Cupcake Stop, Taco Truck, and Desserts Truck are among food trucks getting permanent addresses at brick-and-mortar locations.
Taco Bell has ... More >>
McDonald's says it might have to drop its health insurance coverage of nearly 30,000 employees in the face of new health care regulations.
[Wall Street Journal]
Before jumping off the George Washington Bridge, Joseph Cerniglia nearly killed himself this summer by overdosing on cocaine, say ... More >>
There must really be something to the expression "second childhood." Apparently, the Parks Department might set aside a section of the Upper East Side's John Jay Park especially for seniors. Sounds crazy fun! Also, this seems like pretty indisputable proof that New York City does love old peo ... More >>
"We rob banks."Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
February 8, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 17
by Andrew Sarris
The readers of The Village Voice have responded in unprecedented numbers to the fourth annual poll of ten-best lists. For the record, the previous winners are "D ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema samples an array of vegetarian southern Indian, including Jain and Swaminarayan food, at Sapthagiri in Jersey City. Sarah DiGregorio makes a couple of meals out of the Italian-American bites at Torrisi Italian Specialties and the Spanish tapas at Despana.
Sa ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Pop. 1280 are the post-punky, crust-flicking Booger Dawsons of the new wave of Brooklyn Birthday Party skronkmos--slow, lurching, tribal, skeletal, slightly unhinged. Similar bands like recent Hardl ... More >>
President Obama and former president Bill Clinton had lunch at Il Mulino in Greenwich Village yesterday afternoon. The two men were inside the restaurant for about an hour and a half. Clinton said they ate "fish, pasta, and salad."
Two managers at Shanghai's Coca-Cola bottling pl ... More >>
When Eater reported on the New York restaurants that were among the highest grossing in the nation, I was astonished. I guess I expected Tavern on the Green to be there, but I never expected the list to be such a celebration of mediocrity. Number 5 on the list--grossing 24.4 million--was Tao, a midt ... More >>