Since moving to Los Angeles three years ago, Yuna has encountered a host of interesting faces and talents. "I love seeing their ideas, their passion," she states. "I feel driven and motivated by these people." The people in question are a growing list of talented collaborators like Frank Ocean's pro ... More >>
And we're back! Sort of. After a glorious holiday break, we were eager to return and give you a rundown of the best and most inexpensive happenings around town. And then this blizzard happened. But, wait, you're in luck! The entire city has not shut down. There's still plenty of cool events going on ... More >>
It's been just over 24 hours since we posted our interview with Pok Pok's Andy Ricker, and in it, the chef made his case for not serving free rice: "You're keeping your food cost below 30 percent, so if you're charging $7 for a giant plate of food, something has to give: labor, rent, or food," he to ... More >>
For the last two years, Thanaruek "Eh" Laoraowirodge has been feeding the people of Bangkok somtum der, a version of green papaya salad that's native to his hometown of Khon Kaen in the northeastern Isan region of Thailand. "Thai people like to eat this kind of food," he explains. "We focused on the ... More >>
Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda collected lots of art. They bought the works using the country's public funds. Many decorated the presidential palace in Manila. Others hung in the Philippines consulate in New York City or in Imelda's Upper East Side town house. By the time ... More >>
A torturous battle in the New York courts for the torture victims of the Philippines
At Lincoln Center, it's film as urgent jeremiad.
We get antsy in the summer, and it takes very little convincing to get us to commit to a long midday meal away from our desks. And so a few days ago, we headed out to Carroll Gardens to check in on lunch at Nightingale 9.
Friday, April 19 Wine, Pâté, and Jazz at Clos New York Head down to Soho's new wine bar, Clos, for a tasting of three wines, which the Sommelier will pair with different pâté. Live jazz will play from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., and guests can reserve a spot for $37 online. 64 Kenmare St.; 212-219-0327
A Thai curry puff as served at Thai Market. You've encountered it in Thai restaurants before, a small braided pastry filled with chicken and potatoes called the curry puff. It's unlike any of the other apps on the menu, which run to papaya salads, tart sausages, steamed dumplings, fish cakes, and ... More >>
The vendors on Broadway are selling oversized 2013 sunglasses. Bring on the sequins and make some questionable decisions, it's time for New Year's Eve. If celebrating in sparkles is not your idea of a good time, consider washing your cares away with something bubbly instead (it's tradition!). Today ... More >>
The drag star died a few days ago, to the horror of her fans and loved ones. Here are Andrew Werner's photo recollections of the glamour.
E-sarn sausage, $6.50, Dish #37 Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Burrata From Faicco's | Honey Dip Donut from Peter Pan Bakery] Thai ... More >>
On the other town
And it's by the guy who wrote "Psycho Killer"! Here's the official description of Here Lies Love, coming to the Public next April: "Within a throbbing dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim desconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos and her meteoric rise ... More >>
If you're hearing the call of satay, roti canai, and mee goreng, we've got good news: Malaysian Restaurant Week kicks off next week, from June 18 to 24. Fatty Crab, LAUT, Penang Malaysian Cuisine, and Satay will offer a prix-fixe three-course menu for $20.12. Other restaurants (including Fatty 'Cue, ... More >>
A stroll by 106 Lexington Avenue reveals that a restaurant called Singapura will open in the immediate future. Although still completely papered up, a sign notes that the restaurant will specialize in both Malaysian and Thai cuisine, and will also offer Hakka Chinese food. Although that sounds lik ... More >>
You'll have to take it home in a cab. Jackfruit -- especially in these parts -- normally comes in cans. Also known as Artocarpus heterophyllus, the bumpy green humongous fruit is produced by a tree native to southern Indian and Southeast Asia that's a cousin of the mulberry. It's also the largest ... More >>
Scrumptious nuggets of resilient duck, almost like a cross between pork and lamb, but not quite; pungent herbs like mint and scallion; a tart dressing that assaults the tongue and produces a pucker; red onions provide a lingering sweetness; and a token amount of crudite such as sliced cukes ... More >>
That's what she says. Of course they're simply saying schedule changes happen all the time. Oh, please. Can you believe that a channel known for selling aggressively tacky items (which I love, mind you) can be so wussy about what else they'll sell?
Everyone loves to travel; not everyone, however, lives to travel. During most of the year, Claire Handleman pays the rent working at Del Posto, the Bastianich-Batali Italian juggernaut that won four stars from the New York Times last year. Every winter, she packs up her bags and spends at le ... More >>
Leggy Manila Luzon is all lacquered and freshened and killing them on RuPaul's Drag Race. I recently chatted with the Twin Cities-born Manila about her choices and her chances.
The delectable-looking snapper is No. 25 in our 100 Days/100 Dishes series. Thailand's Center Point is one of those small Thai cafes that grew up in the long shadow of Sripraphai. It started out as a grocery (by contrast, Sripraphai began life as a bakery), but two years ago split the spac ... More >>
In keeping with today's...theme?, more fat monkeys. These ones are happy and get to run around and munch on healthy things like oranges, though. Also, the first comment on this video is the most disturbing YouTube comment I've ever seen. It starts, "In Vietnam we used the damm things as targets" ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyBun, otherwise known as rice noodles, are ubiquitous at Vietnamese restaurants throughout the city. New York is rife with bun thit nuong--a large bowl filled with rice noodles, grilled pork or beef, pickled vegetables, lettuce, and herbs. So we were very happy to see on Pho Ba ... More >>
The Isaan Larb salad at Lotus of Siam (click to enlarge) Larb (also transliterated "Laab" and "Laap") is doubtlessly one of the best-known dishes from the Isaan region in northeast Thailand, which lies adjacent to Laos and Cambodia. On home ground, the salad is made with duck, pork, or river ... More >>
Like Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix, Vegas's Lotus of Siam has attained an almost mythic status, often called the best Thai restaurant in the country. When you've never been to a restaurant, the food can soar in your imagination and never come bumping down to earth the way a real meal (no matter how goo ... More >>
via YahooWant to feel bad about yourself for not going to the gym yesterday, or all summer, for that matter? Oh, three war vets of, respectively, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam, made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro last Saturday. The trip took six days, and among them, they had but one human ... More >>
Just in case you thought the smoking baby (you know, the 2-year-old Sumatran boy with the practiced inhale) was a scam played upon us by video pranksters, CBS News has tracked him down in Indonesia, where they found him -- just before midnight, lit ciggie in hand -- and spent two days witnessing and ... More >>
No pig's blood, but plenty of flavors on 34th Street
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 31 The Hawks in May: A Day to Remember By Joe Flaherty On Saturday afternoon past, with the war gods supplying sunshine to heat their passions, the Legions of Decency and Death paraded down Fifth Avenue. Lik ... More >>
Raising money to aid Filipinos affected by Typhoon Ondoy
Metaphorically speaking, mangda na is a Thai expression for shiftless suitors -- the kind of guys who hang around a girl, looking for some action. The kind of guys who flit from girl to girl, getting what they can but making no commitments. The kind of guys who never have any money of their own, but ... More >>
Here is the visual evidence of four wonderful meals at the new Thai restaurant Ayada, which focuses on the cusine of Bangkok, but tips its metaphorical hat to other regions of the country as well. The appetizer called "raw shrimp" amazed us -- it was a Japanese sashimi adapted for Tha ... More >>
Located on a dark stretch of Church Street west of Chinatown, Macao Trading Company is unheralded by any sign, except for a door screened over by an usual metal grate, and a red lamp that appears to be hanging upside down over the entrance. The menu seeks to evoke the twin cuisines of Portu ... More >>
I don't trust someone who actually thinks we won the war in Viet Nam! And who thinks a captured soldier is the one who won it for us! And who keeps pushing the glories of the traditional family when hers has such serious problems it's a walking advertisement for botched family values! And whose v ... More >>
Fork in the Road and Our Man Sietsema join forces to explore Bangkok-style eats.
Brilliant Brooklyn Thai is awash in the thick white stuff
On the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his words on the Vietnam War are as true as ever. "One of the difficulties in speaking out today grows out of the fact that there are those who are seeking to equate dissent with disloyalty. It is a dog-day in our natio ... More >>
Sunset Park Sino-Malaysian skates to culinary victory