A New York original is set to enter the city's coffee scene. Helmed by a true New Yorker (OK, by way of New Jersey), Nobletree will introduce a new business model, advance the Red Hook revival, and upset the balance of the city's specialty coffee scene.
A look at the psychoactive brew that brings users a spiritual payoff for their "work"
Just one more full work week until the holiday, so go enjoy yourself before you're stuck spending all your time stressing out about the turkey. Your week in food:
A Re-reunited New Order Play Roseland Ballroom
The best of Universal's history hits Film Forum
Voyage into a maze by the inventor of Tropicália
Pick up works of art for cheap
New works from around the world
Robert SietsemaIn 2008, I was working in Lima, Peru and had the unique opportunity to interview Gaston Acurio, the Limenan chef behind the wildly popular La Mar Cebicheria franchise. Acurio, who in 2008 was as famous in the Andean nation as Anthony Bourdain is in America, had already launche ... More >>
Hands down the best thing on the menu is the restaurant's signature tiradito, dubbed La Mar: sliced raw hamachi in a gentle yellow aji-pepper sauce flavored with cilantro. This week, Counter Culture ascends the Andean heights of La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, at our new branch of a celebrated ... More >>
Trip out with Aterciopelados
BaoHaus's Sweet Bao fries, portabello fries at Sea Grill, and cactus fries at Toloache are just some of the alternatives to French fries around town these days. [NY Post] Now that we finally have healthy food in school cafeterias, food trucks selling junk are parking nearby to lure kids away ... More >>
Time to invest in a pair of pants with an elastic waistband. The good folks over at Choice Eats have informed us that 82 restaurants and eateries are currently participating in what's shaping up to be the best tasting event of all time.
via NYT/Google MapsThis is nothing to our West Coast brethren, but it's kind of a big deal to us. A 3.9 magnitude earthquake in the Atlantic Ocean, about 80 miles off the coast of Long Island's Southampton, occurred around 10:45 a.m. today. According to WNYC, it was even "felt by a New York T ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisChile's frank offer. The simple hot dog suffers from an identity crisis. Perhaps Frank has recently seen too many mumblecore movies, and has decided that his normal routine -- a squirt of ketchup, a dollop of mustard, a spoonful of pickle relish, even sauerkraut on fancy occ ... More >>
Sam Calagione's nine-year-old daughter owns part of the brewery. Will be popular in high school. Sam Calagione, the head brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, might look like a frat boy and sound like a total dude, but he's one of the biggest geeks around when it comes to beer. His new ... More >>
Last week we talked about the Tennessee fire department that let a man's house burn to the ground because he hadn't paid protection money, and the rightbloggers who thought this was a laudable example of free market justice. This week they celebrated another free market triumph -- though at least t ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and thus time to take a look over our collective shoulder, back at the week that was ... We ranked Our 11 Best Octopuses in NYC. Gabbana chef Ricardo Cardona talked modern Dominican food, why he hates being on TV, and how he manages six restaurants. This week's Top Chef: cr ... More >>
Natalia Clavier's passionate solo voyage
Brazilian artist shows us how to live again
Araucana chicken eggs have become an increasingly common sight at the farmers' market over the past few years, but even so, the pale blue shells never cease to delight shoppers more accustomed to their more mundane white and brown counterparts. This past weekend at the Union Square Greenmar ... More >>
The effects of the recent earthquake in Chile are still being felt across the wine industry, especially by smaller producers, many of which may go bankrupt. [Bloomberg] Inventor of the "hard shake" Kazuo Uyeda will be in New York May 3 to lead a mixology seminar and promote the first English ... More >>
At Vanity Fair you can hear some of the cockpit recordings from an mid-air crash between a corporate jet and an airliner over Brazil in 2006. The International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations is pissed about it. "[Cockpit Voice Recordings] are intended for one purpose, to help investiga ... More >>
Photo by Philippe Teston It’s at least 90 degrees out. Anthony Santoro, a Brooklyn based digital artist, clutches a golf putter and aims at a foam ball on the island in the middle of Allen Street. With a quizzical look on his face, he turns and wonders, “Hey, I forgot, are there any rules?” ... More >>
Ream America: World's police take heat for various woes in Latin American film festival
Lori Berenson to appeal her Peruvian conviction before an international court
What happens when the rich and powerful rule the stupid? It's called America.
Mother Knows Best
Nurturing Ibero-American Talent in Miami
Testing the Limits in Little Manila
Our Expensive, Deadly Role as Global Oil Police
Tap Fest Redux
A New U.S. Threat to Human Rights
A Showstopping Carnival of Art Heats Up the City
White House Calls Paper 'Near Hysterical'
Celebrating Capoeiras 25 Years Here, Foot Fighters Colonize North America
On the Bias