About a month ago, former Time Warner chairman and CEO unveiled The Cecil in Harlem, paying homage to the African diaspora with a menu created by executive chef Alexander Smalls and chef de cuisine Joseph "JJ" Johnson. But even as Parsons opened the doors there, he was hard at work on a major restor ... More >>
It's Banned Books Week--the time of year to think of censored classics like J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye ("obscene"), Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer ("a cesspool") and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita ("one of the filthiest books I've ever read"), and chuckle at the puritanical sensibilities of ... More >>
The Mayor and right-hand man NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly have announced the details of the largest gun bust in the history of the city. Over 250 guns were seized, totaling nearly $160,000 in illegal merchandise entering the city from North and South Carolina.
Barbecue styles from the South, the Midwest, and points beyond have been invading New York City like an army of warrior ants in the last few years. As was demonstrated by a recent Voice cover story, we've now got 'cue from places like St. Louis, North Carolina, Memphis, Oklahoma, and, of course, Tex ... More >>
Birds do it; witches don't
Taco Cid, a Mexican restaurant in South Carolina, has been outfitting its employees in T-shirts with the phrase "How to catch an illegal immigrant." The words are placed above the kind of crude box trap one might use to catch vermin, with a taco as the bait.
In a nice way, with some Southern cooking
Yesterday, I went all the way to South Carolina by way of the New York Palace Hotel on Madison Avenue, enjoying a delightful lunch of that state's cuisine, served to promote tourism to the open-minded NYC press. We learned all kinds of stuff about S.C.'s roaring rapids, golfing opportunities, beach ... More >>
Afro-Punk Festival Commodore Barry Park Sunday, August 26 Better than: Sitting at home, waiting for Breaking Bad to start. Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley were some of the original architects of rock and roll. Jimi Hendrix pushed it forward in the late '60s. Then came Prince. And Bad B ... More >>
Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary South Carolina yesterday. The former House speaker won 40.4 percent of the vote with Mitt Romney trailing at 27.8 percent. Rick Santorum came in third with 17.0 percent. In his victory speech Gingrich targeted "elites." He said: "The biggest thing that I take ... More >>
Was it the video hit his Super PAC put out on Romney? Was it his heroic denunciation of his ex-wife and the Liberal Media (mostly the Liberal Media)? Whatever the reason, Newt Gingrich won a big surprise victory in Saturday's South Carolina primary. Rightbloggers who've always loved the former Spea ... More >>
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Like the sign says, Dukes Bar-B-Q in Walterboro, South Carolina. The pig on the front lawn isn't real, but the people are. In two trips to South Carolina in the last decade, I've spent much of my time crisscrossing the state and looking at the barbecue there. Yes, sometimes just looking at it.
Husk's Southern Fried Chicken Skins When Andrew Knowlton published his list of the 10 best new restaurants in the U.S. last month in Bon Appetit, it was met mainly with incredulity on the part of the dining public.
Mia reunites with her humans.An eerily logical South Carolina dog survived a raging house fire by hiding in a bathtub on the lowest level of her family's home. Mia, a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois, had to open four doors to get to the basement bathtub, where she calmly waited for a full six hours a ... More >>
This is what one gets in Carolina for trying to "share the love," huh?
Jugs, strings, and bones, oh my!
Curtis Allina, the candy company executive responsible for the modern Pez dispenser, has died at age 87. The former vice-president of what is now Pez Candy helped develop the first character dispensers, which became highly collectible. [NY Times] A recent study reveals that nearly half of al ... More >>
Sara Lee is closing a plant in Greenville, S.C. after losing an unnamed customer for its frozen dough products. Some 200 workers will lose their jobs when the plant closes. [CNNMoney/DowJones] After a big meal, Peter Meehan swears by Underberg, a natural herb bitters from Germany. Sold in a ... More >>
And oh yeah, the House voted to censure Joe Wilson, 240-179, for shooting his mouth off at the President's address last week. We share the attitude of Barney Frank, who said, "I think it's bad precedent to put us in charge of deciding whether people act like jerks. I don't have time to monito ... More >>
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's been moping around and dodging investigators ever since he told us he was having an affair. His erstwhile friends haven't been much help; state attorney general Henry McMaster has offered himself as a candidate for the gubernatorial GOP nomination while ... More >>
The Village Voice has obtained an advance copy of the remarks that recently-missing South Carolina governor Mark Sanford will make at today's 2 p.m. press conference. Good afternoon. Or, should I say, ¡buenas tardes! As you all know, there has been a bit of confusion about my whereabouts sin ... More >>
Despite a last-minute holding maneuver by Senator John Coryn of Texas, Hillary Clinton has been confirmed as Secretary of State in the Senate by roll-call vote, 94-2. The only nay votes came from South Carolina's Jim DeMint and Louisiana's David Vitter. Senate Republicans still have tax-evading Trea ... More >>
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