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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
We promise you they're not from the canal
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
#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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Yes, it's that time again. Regale mama with your most mundane, banal, and lame reports from your extremely everyday life. I'll start:
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
Luke's Lobster Roll with pen for size perspectiveWhen 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 >>
Photo courtesy of Luke's LobsterLuke HoldenLuke 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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The large (four-ounce) lobster rollIt'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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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