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    August 29, 2014

    Why You Should Plan a Tasty Weekend in Outer Cape Cod

    The outlying towns of Cape Cod are an environment far removed from New York City. There are trees instead of skyscrapers, calm instead of chaos, the lazy chirp of crickets in place of car horns. While the Outer Cape (anything above the elbow) may seem too rugged trip for the civilized city slicker, ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    The Crabby Shack Is Now Serving Crabs in Crown Heights

    Crown Heights' The Crabby Shack (613 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn) sits on Franklin Avenue close to Atlantic, up the street from the Brooklyn Yoga Collective, Lily and Fig Bakery, and Little Zelda Coffee Shop. The shack pushes the neighborhood's gentrification a little bit further, and with bright whit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    XO Taste's Delivery Japanese Offerings Reviewed

    In a calculated strike against the livers and the overall health of Americans, the Gregorian calendar delivered a four-day weekend for Independence Day. For me, the damage came via barbecue attendance, extreme dehydration, and the replenishment of lost fluids through a flamingo-shaped beer bong.

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    April 17, 2013

    Brooklyn Is All About Clams

    The "stuffies" at Kittery are wonderful. Overflowing with fennel-flavored Italian sausage, they're Brooklyn on the half-shell. In the 1630s, when the first Dutch settlers started poking around in the swamps between what are now Carroll Gardens and Park Slope with an eye toward turning it into agri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Floridita Reopens in Harlem, Patsy Grimaldi Opens Juliana's in Dumbo

    After Columbia University expanded in Manhattanville, 34-year-old Floridita was forced to move from its Columbia-owned location. But the Caribbean joint reopened just a few blocks away at 12th Avenue and 125th Street in the same building as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. They're serving up the same grub from t ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Macaron Café, Crab Feast

    We hope you're enjoying the Labor Day holiday. Here are some great food events for the rest of the week. Monday, September 3 Alobar's Tomato Festival. Chef Ian Kapitan of Alobar is offering a rotating menu of tomato dishes supporting local farms in celebration of the harvest season at $30 per pers ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Fried Oyster Sandwich at Potlikker, Dish #79

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    National Lobster Day: Ale-Infused Lobster Roll at Red Hook Lobster Pound

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Recipe: Tagliatelle con Molecche Picatta

    All throughout June, Chef Kenny Tufo at Casa Nonna is celebrating the Italian region of Campagnia, home of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, with a special four course menu highlighting the dishes and fresh ingredients of the area. He provided us the recipe for tagliatelle con molecche picatta, a fresh ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Four Questions with Susan Austin, Owner of the Urban Lobster Shack

    The Urban Lobster Shack opened their first food truck late last month. We caught up with Susan Austin, owner of the restaurant, to talk about her new business on wheels, the truck design, and the challenges on managing a seafood business. There are tons of lobster shops in the city. What distingu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    The Claw's Lobster Roll: A Review

    The Claw opened last month on 23rd Street, dishing up a menu of seafood rolls and other treats from the ocean, including lobster mac and cheese and chowder. Wanting to know how its signature lobster roll stacked up, we popped in for a quick bite.

  • Dining

    December 14, 2011

    Littleneck: Gowanus Gets Its Clams

    We promise you they're not from the canal

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    December 14, 2011

    Have I Got A Hot Date For You! (Photos Inside)

    ​ Your sizzling date with this dream man will start with some mutual touching in the model-train room. Isn't that what you've always fantasized about? No? That's followed by some hot action where you stomp about the room like a monster, but please don't break the trains and buildings. "They a ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    The Claw Restaurant Will Soon Sling Lobster Rolls on 23rd Street

    Lauren ShockeyLobster rolls? Yes, please.​We've already highlighted the 10 Best Things to Eat on 23rd Street, but it looks like there soon might a new contender for good eating on the busy thoroughfare. Signage is up at the Claw, a soon-to-open lobster roll joint located at 269 West 23rd Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Singles Mixer; Crab Fest

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Perilla & Blind Tiger Ale House Pairing Perilla Monday, October 17 The folks from Perilla have teamed up with the Blind Tiger Ale House team for this beery dinner. The menu includes ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Dish No. 51: The Red Hook Lobster Pound's Lobster Roll

    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.

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    May 4, 2011

    Tickets for Tasting Table's Lobster Roll Rumble Go on Sale Today

    Rebecca MarxThe Lobster Pound's roll will rumble.​Our digestive tracts are still working out the kinks from the Lobster Roll Claw-Off that Tasting Table threw last June, and this year's iteration promises to be a boon for gastroenterologists across the city. The folks at TT have sent word th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Clam Chowder at Grand Central's Oyster Bar, One of NYC's Best Soups for 98 Years

    ​#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 >>

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    October 5, 2010

    M. Wells Celebrates Bi-Valve Birthday Bedlam on Thursday

    Behold, a bi-valve.​John Bil is a Prince Edward Island oyster-shucking champion whose renown has spread through Canada and all the way down to the pages of The New Yorker. This Thursday, Oct. 7, Bil's prodigious talents will be on display in Long Island City, where M. Wells chef Hugue Dufour w ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Fresh Littleneck Clams, Plus How to Quick-Smoke Them

    ​PE & DD Seafood sells the fish it catches off the coast of Long Island every Monday at the Union Square Greenmarket. They usually carry hard-shell clams of the small, sweet littleneck variety, which are perfect for a late summer grill-up, along with corn and sliced tomatoes. Salty clams are ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Tell Me Your Latest Minutiae

    ​Yes, it's that time again. Regale mama with your most mundane, banal, and lame reports from your extremely everyday life. I'll start:

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    August 5, 2010

    A Tale (Tail?) of Two Crayfish Fests

    greencolander/flickrCray baby.​ Wondering where to celebrate your favorite crustacean this month? Sure, Aquavit has its annual Crayfish Festival for two weeks, from August 9-14 and 16-21. And, yes, the deal includes a whole pound of peel-and-eat crayfish, plus a crayfish smorgasbord for $28 a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Things to Eat at Locavorish Outdoor Markets

    The Red Hook Lobster Pound's lobster roll sure is pretty, but will it make our 10 best?​The Greenpoint Food Market may have closed in the face of threats from the killjoys at the Health Department, but the summer months are rife with plenty of other markets where vendors hawk painstakingly sou ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Successful Publicity Stunts 101: Dr. Claw Crashes Tasting Table's Lobster Roll Claw-Off

    Who was that masked man?​ Ben Sargent may have gone through some rather dramatic transformations over the past few months, but his talent for self-promotion has remained a constant. This was made hilariously apparent last night when the founder of Greenpoint's Underground Lobster Pound crashe ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Brooklyn's Black Market Lobster Kingpin's Advice Applicable to Aspiring Black Market Entrepenuers Everywhere

    ​"If the person is an artist or a member of a dance troupe who lives in the neighborhood, that's cool. If the person has a short haircut, lots of muscles, and a polo shirt with the word 'DEC' on it, that's not so cool," said Claw." - A Brooklyn Lobster Roll "Dealer" named "Dr. Claw," who now d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Luke's Lobster and Pearl Oyster Bar: The $15 Lobster Roll Versus the $29 Lobster Roll

    Luke's Lobster Roll with pen for size perspective​When Fork in the Road caught up with Luke Holden of Luke's Lobster last month, he (very politely) threw down the gauntlet on the subject of fancy $30 lobster rolls: ...seeking a $30 lobster roll was never an intention of mine when I moved to t ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Chatting With Luke Holden: Con Edison, $30 Lobster Rolls, Maine Pride

    Photo courtesy of Luke's LobsterLuke Holden​Luke Holden is loathe to call himself a chef -- "I am no chef" were his first words after he picked up the phone to talk to us -- but he inarguably knows a thing or two about how to make a superlative lobster roll. The son of the owner of one of Main ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Luke's Lobster Is Expanding to the Upper East Side

    Sarah DiGregorioComing soon to the Upper East Side.​Kids, they grow up so fast these days! Scarcely six months after opening Luke's Lobster on East 7th Street, Luke Holden and his business partner, Ben Conniff, are planning to expand to the Upper East Side.

  • Dining

    February 23, 2010

    Choptank's Maryland

    A new restaurant tries to whisk you away to Baltimore

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    February 1, 2010

    An Underground Lobster Pound in Greenpoint

    The Underground Lobster Pound: A Purist, An Apartment & The Perfect Lobster Roll - *food curated* from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Liza Mosquito de Guia of food.curated will be on the panel at Afternoon Snack, a New York new food media event at Whole Foods Bowery this Friday. Her latest mini documentary ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Oysters That Aren't Raw; Apples That Don't Rot

    ​Oystermen are up in arms over a federal effort to ban the sale of raw oysters harvested during the warm months along the Gulf Coast, unless they're treated to destroy deadly bacteria. Raw oysters, they say, taste much better. [NY Times] Meanwhile, restaurateurs react to the proposed oyster b ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 6, 2009

    The Early Word: Luke's Lobster in the East Village

    The large (four-ounce) lobster roll​It's not often that a new restaurant's tag line includes the confession that the place's cooks aren't actually so skilled. "It doesn't take a great chef to make a great lobster roll," pronounces the Luke's Lobster website. What it does take, says Luke's, is ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    The Hamptons Comes to the Flatiron District

    According to Madison Park News, Sagaponack, a -- yes, you guessed it -- Hamptons-themed restaurant opened today in the former Prey Bar & Lounge space on 22nd Street off of Fifth Avenue. On the menu: lobster rolls, Long Island corn, and, sigh, cupcakes. 

  • Dining

    September 8, 2009

    Fall Guide: Our Retro Dining Picks

    10 places that have persisted—somewhat miraculously—among the ceviches, tiny Neapolitan pizzas, and banh mis.

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    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 >>

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    August 4, 2009

    The Early Word: Xie Xie Project

    Xie Xie's Asian lobster roll​ Xie Xie (pronounced "shay-shay" -- "thank you" in Mandarin) is a pan-Asian sandwich shop recently opened in Hell's Kitchen. It's opening was followed on many of the food blogs, and comments indicate that people were vaguely annoyed with this place before it even ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Flash in the Pan: Clam and Andouille Pot

    This pot of steamed clams is incredibly quick, simple and cheap. Use whatever clams you like--fat cherrystones are delicious, but the smaller littlenecks are pictured above. Same goes for the sausage, although I like the way spicy andouille perks up the clam broth. In the summer, use linguica (the s ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008

    Fried Clam Porn

    Isn't she gorgeous? Spring is when our thoughts turn to fried clams. Really good ones are hard to come by in the five boroughs, so yesterday we headed out to Rockville Center on Long Island to Bigelow's New England Fried Clams, recommended by Serious Eats. Bigelow's has been in the same spot since ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 17, 2006

    Leave the Gun, Take the Marinara

    Umbertos moves its tasty crustaceans and shellfish to the Bronx

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    May 30, 2006

    Diggin' Ditch

    Greenwich Village seafood shack offers clam strip tease

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    July 19, 2005

    Digging Clams

    A Chowder taste-test reveals it's not all in the cup

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    June 21, 2005
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    December 16, 2003

    Shore Dinner

    A seafood restaurant that owes much to the tartar sauce

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    July 1, 2003

    Up on the Bayou

    Where the Catfish Doesn't Bite

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    October 1, 2002
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