If ever there were an octogenarian that made getting older look good, it's Betty White. She curses on camera, pranks people 70 years her junior, and even tweets with abandon. White hammed it up in a 2010 Super Bowl Snickers commercial, appearing as the aura of a hunger-stricken football player. An ... More >>
The bloodied curtain
Trick or--wait, what? You only have Mike & Ike's? No thanks. Oh to be young and have your candy options controlled by those oddball neighbors. We know, it was a drag. But grown-up Halloween means never having to eat anymore off-brand Good and Plentys. So we've taken a Fork in the Road poll to find ... More >>
At about 7:45 p.m. on Friday, I was arrested.My crime was not as glamorous as I would have hoped -- there was no police chase, no explosions, and no hostages were taken. Like an idiot, I forgot (read: declined) to pay a ticket I received in early March for allegedly not wearing my seat belt -- empha ... More >>
Baskin-Robbin's new Waffle Chip Dippers are like nachos for ice cream. Their catchphrase: "Think Nachos, Only Cooler." The ice cream is a soft-serve vanilla with chocolate syrup, M&M's, and Snickers pieces. The nachos are waffle and brownie chip pieces.
[See More Taste Tests: Taco Box Debuts at B Bar on Bowery | Is This New York's Most Expensive [Normal] Hot Dog? | Noodles: Hand-Pulled or Knife-Peeled?] Fact: Deep-fried foods are bad for you. Fact: They are tasty. But not all deep-fried foods are created equal--or equally bad for you, anyway. On a ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about a piece of legislation proposed by an Upstate lawmaker that would ban welfare recipients from using public assistance money to pay for "sin activities" like gambling, strippers, alcohol and cigarettes. In response to our post, a reader posed an interesting question: if t ... More >>
Mister Hands, the debut album from NARC, is the sound of Balimore's Nicky Smith bisecting and pinning to cork several the electric guitar's sonic flavors: the panning-stereo patty-cake blare of "Gangrene/Snickers"; the drowsy, Drunken Master splay of "Sweater"; "Don't Touch," which bear-hugs a meat ... More >>
In what looks like an attempt to win "cool" points with many of the young, tech-savvy voters he has pissed off during his presidency, Barack Obama is hosting a Google Hangout this afternoon, where he'll answer a few not-at-all cherry-picked questions via live video stream. (We hope a lot of questio ... More >>
In a TRUE STORY that surely has the makers of Coors Light peeing themselves in glee (or pouring Coors Lights down their pants?), a 52-year-old man named Clifton Vial survived being stranded in his Toyota in an Alaskan snowdrift for three days in negative-degree temperatures, with no cell serv ... More >>
While all NBA games are effectively cancelled until at least mid-December, a lucky few will be able to watch some top ballers in action--if they're willing to donate to the Obama Victory Fund. The first annual "Obama Classic" will feature current NBA stars, retired players, and even a few wom ... More >>
Picturesque Americana or pop-cultural moment waiting to be ripped off? It's your call! Halloween is coming! In case you're someone who doesn't have the time or moneyor patienceto head out to the costume shop and figure out what alter ego you're going to take on during this weeke ... More >>
New York City has to take what it can get when it comes to green spaces, and the most recent addition to the city is no exception. Planters Grove, a park at the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D that opened yesterday, is no exception. This green space, however, is a bit different than, say, Central ... More >>
April Bloomfield of The Breslin is one of the new food saints at the Feast of San Gennaro, and this delicious pork tonnato sandwich is her benediction. For over 100 years, the street scarf at New York City's Italian religious festivals remained the same: hot or sweet pork sausages, grilled ... More >>
Your foie gras doughnut awaits you
Esther ZuckermanA little after 7:30 a.m. this morning, women and men in neon workout gear were lined up in front 35 West 48th Street. Fifteen minutes later, a car pulled up in front of the building, and out stepped actor Ryan Reynolds, who kept his tanned head down and walked into the buildin ... More >>
Top to bottom: Curlywurly, Drifter, Topic, Kit Kat Senses, Twisted (click on image to enlarge)Last weekend I reported on my visit to the London Candy Co., and described in superficial detail its confectionary offerings. You didn't think I'd leave empty handed, did you? Rather, I picked out ... More >>
Rebecca Marx To be honest, we've never understood the allure of Snickerdoodles. That's probably because they don't match the promise of their name, which suggests some sort of mythical cookie version of a Snickers bar but instead describes a glorified sugar cookie, tarted up with a bit of ci ... More >>
The hottest level of wing, dubbed "N'Sinerator." When I heard Jay-Z had bankrolled a Buffalo chicken wing restaurant started by a relative in the midst of BAM in Brooklyn, the first question that occurred to me was, "How are the wings?" Well, the short answer is: They're pretty good.
MarieBelleSeduce her with sugar.Brian G. asks: I want to get my foodie girlfriend some chocolates for Valentine's Day, so I can't get Godiva or anything too mass market. Where can I find a nice assortment of chocolates? Dear Brian: What a good boyfriend you are, thinking so far in advance! ... More >>
Meet New York bike-scene fixture Pablo Airaldi. He made friends with everyone—except ICE officials.
Readymade.comNordic food will be trendy in 2011. But brunch won't. Predictions for the upcoming year in food are always a mixed bag. Some are aversions to this year's trends (pie to cupcakes, lamb belly to pork belly) while others are just random (sweet potatoes as trendy? Um, ok. And e ... More >>
King Cone by Good HumorSometimes you want a roasted plum People's Pop, but other times you'd just rather stuff your face in a junky sugar-bomb from Good Humor. Any old bodega is likely to have a long, low cooler filled with all sorts of cheap frozen treats--reach in, and what you come up wi ... More >>
Here's my latest video on movieline.com (which in turn plugs the Voice, applause, applause) in which I serve updates on various celebs with bad hygiene, rich husbands, and anger management issues. Haul out your Snickers and enjoy.
snookieshop.tumblr.com Exclusive Manhattan swingers club Behind Closed Doors is looking to have Jersey Shore's Snooki host one of its monthly sex parties. The notoriously orange poof monster wouldn't be required to take off her clothes, however, or participate in any of the sexual activities at the ... More >>
If you're saying "Aretha who?" and "Liza wha'?" then not only shouldn't you be reading the rest of this, you should never speak to my ass again! The two legendary divas are in a Snickers commercial (which airs starting February 15) titled, appropriately, "Divas," and it's short, but (you know I ... More >>
Leslie "The Opportunity" Feist This isn't the dumbest way we've ever spent an hour in the workplace, but it's certainly up there. The most idiotically laughable meme of the past few days goes to Jerzify Yourself, the inevitable Jersey Shore personal-transformation site in the glute vein of such pop ... More >>
The Tiger Woods scandal gave us lots and lots and lots of pleasure in 2009, but in recent weeks the sexed-up sports star has been keeping a low profile and hence not nearly as much easy to make fun of. So it is with relief we report that the National Enquirer allegedly has photographs allegedly of W ... More >>
Being charged with five gang land murders that could lead to the death penalty would make anybody nervous. So it's little wonder that Colombo crime family big Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli has been craving a little comfort food while awaiting trial. But, as the Daily News' John Marzulli reports ... More >>
Yes, it was as inevitable as the fact that the pomade on my teenage hairdo would eventually grow into a separate person. So here comes Greg Scarnici's spoof of Jersey Shore, complete with wacky characters like Mike "The Situation," "Snickers," and "Snickers' Motha."
Sugar shock: Liddabit's pecan bar, with layers of pie crust, bourbon ganache, and pecan dulche de leche Brooklyn Flea's temporary holiday market, Gifted, runs through December 24th at 20 East 4th Street. Though you might miss the jalapeno-stuffed pupusas and other made-to-order snacks from th ... More >>
Jen King (left) and Liz Gutman tackle a batch of caramel. On a recent Thursday afternoon, Liz Gutman and Jen King were in the eye of a salted caramel storm. "Now's the time that everyone wants to buy candy," King said, reading the thermometer that sprouted from the large pot of hot caramel sh ... More >>
This week in food blogs, The Food Section noted that British chemists have uncovered "a chemistry-based recipe for the perfect gravy," that includes roast meat juices, boiled cabbage water, and soy sauce. Eat Me Daily took a look at the November food magazine covers, from Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemad ... More >>
The National Football League has a large millionaire population which predictably contributes overwhelmingly to Republicans over Democrats. Yet this week we learned from rightbloggers that the NFL is in fact a wing of the liberal conspiracy. Early this month Rush Limbaugh and Dave Checketts coll ... More >>
Oh boy! A new candy bar named after an iconic Japanese dormant volcano (click to erupt). Note that the Lafayette stop on the C has also been inadvertently renamed. Am I the only one annoyed by the relentless advertising campaign being waged in entire subway cars and on subway billboards by the to ... More >>
Pointing on the job "Brainwave": Darren Aronofsky The Rubin Museum March 19 Once, at a Q A following an early screening of The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky's long-anticipated film about a tripartite Hugh Jackman questing after immortality, I asked the director what was up with all the poking. (To wi ... More >>
It's the Littlest-Blockbuster-That-Could. The notorious fan-made remake of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' rides into Anthology Film Archives.
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