Dish no. 97: Soy-garlic fried chicken from Unidentified Flying Chickens (71-22 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, 718-205-6662)
It's no secret that the outer boroughs are home to some of the meltiest parts of New York's vast cultural and culinary crockpot. Like socarrat -- the crunchy bits of rice at the bottom of the paella pan -- the tastiest morsels are on the edges, hidden beneath layers of bomba rice, or in Flushing's c ... More >>
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In honor of the Olympics, GO Burger is launching an eclectic globally inspired menu. Each burger is going for $16 a pop. Here's the menu: The Gold Medal (USA) Burger, BBQ sauce, frizzled onions Poutine Burger (Canada) Parker House bun, beef patty, french fries, GO Burger sauce, shredded cheddar c ... More >>
We have to hear 'I'm Too Sexy' again, and 40 other angry reasons
An amazing spread of pan chan is only one of Kunjip's lures. Nearly all the two dozen or so Korean restaurants in Manhattan's Koreatown offer some sort of lunchtime special, often priced at one-third to one-half what a regular meal would cost, and usually incorporating extra freebies.
A rant for a rant, if you will: The New York Times Complaint box, always a repository of the stodgy, curmudgeonly, and slightly behind-the-times, is particularly egregious today. The premise that there are just not enough guys in the city -- that same old God-forsaken chestnut we keep hearing ... More >>
Inha Leex Hale/FlickrAlthough they may appear ubiquitous, Korean grocers, with their outdoor fruit and flower displays and inventory of everything from Clif Bars to Cup Noodles, are actually far less common in New York City than they were two decades ago.
So, VICE is holding a media event right now where they're feeding media people lots of booze, and they're telling them things while they do it. The gist is this: they got a bunch of money from Intel, and they're not spending it on drugs. They've unleashed The Creators Project, which is three ... More >>
It's becoming a trend. Not the tight pants -- those are old news -- but the role of skinny jeans in rape cases worldwide is growing. This time, it was an Australian man acquitted of rape on Friday, after a judge ruled that removing skinny jeans requires some collaboration, the Daily News is r ... More >>
CafePress.comEven as we sob mournfully into our Dharma beers over the approaching series finale of ABC's six-season head trip, Lost, the gallerists at Manhattan's Vilcek Foundation are working on a Lost-centric exhibition to ease our pain.
That Game Change book that revealed Harry Reid's damaging "Negro" comment also revealed damaging things about Sarah Palin -- for instance, that the former Republican Vice-Presidential candidate "couldn't explain why North and South Korea were separate nations" -- but no one paid any attentio ... More >>
At TimesTalks, moderated by Frank Bruni on Friday, Anthony Bourdain talked about obesity: "If you're 5'8" and 400 pounds, that's not a lifestyle choice; that's a social problem," and Rachael Ray: "[She] sent me a fruit basket, and I'm just not talking shit about her anymore." [NY Post] Bourd ... More >>
--The Monsters of Folk will hit the road this fall. The band, consisting of Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, alongside M. Ward and My Morning Jacket's Jim James (got that?), will perform as a band, switching off instruments and vocal duties. They'll play New York twice: November 6 at ... More >>
This week in blogs... When it isn't wearing meat, Eat me daily is taking in meaty portraits. Han Hyo-seok's Zeitgeist exhibition recently ran at the ARTSIDE gallery in Seoul, Korea. [Eat me daily] Astronaut Sandra Magnus and her orbital cooking adventures have been documented on the NASA website. ... More >>
New Flushing malls offer regional Chinese specialties
Jean Eustache's The Mother and the Whore has cast a long shadow over our movies since its 1973 release, but because it screens infrequently and because it remains unavailable on DVD (second-hand VHS copies start at $47.95 on Amazon) many young filmgoers know of it solely from a poster belonging to J ... More >>
Sand, surf, and everything comes undone in Hong San-soo's Woman on the Beach
Geopolitickin' and an East Asian invasion highlight the 43rd New York Film Festival
A Thai interpreter of Malady explains his split decisions
Anatomy of a lot of murders: Compelling Korean police drama is an unforgettable Bong hit
The kids of immigrants find there's no straight path to American success
Docs about Calcutta slums, 9-11 detainees, and gay marriage evoke the power of images
Capitalism Unleashes Its Sex Drive in China
America in the Spotlight (and the Crosshairs) at the Whitney
The Unlikely Campaign to Free Steve Kim, Armed Protester, Soldier of Conscience
Nobel Laureate's Clouded Role in Slaughter of Korean Dissidents
Soccer Mania? Give Me a Red Card.
Jang Sun Woo Tops From the Bottom
Three decades after Stonewall the movement it spawned has become a worldwide symbol of freedom
Rx gains in the race against drugs in sports