On the heels of the Somtum Der opening in the East Village comes another restaurant paying homage to the northeastern Esarn (or Isaan) region of Thailand: The Union Square Qi location closed about a week ago to recast itself as Qi Esarn, and it makes its debut tonight.
Grand Central PublishingIn case you Fork in the Road readers don't Google-stalk me, you might not know that I wrote a book called Four Kitchens: My Life Behind the Burner in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, and Paris, which recounts the year I spent learning to cook in restaurants around the world. ... More >>
The Tea Party protesters -- who believe themselves the true heirs of Patrick Henry and other martyrs for freedom -- are preparing for a day of anti-health-care protests in D.C. They call the event "The People's Surge Against Obamacare 2.0" and say they will "storm Capitol Hill" this morning. ... More >>
Sarah DiGregorioHanco's and Henry's banh mi. What is it about banh mi or banh mi-like sandwiches that moves people to make tasteless allusions to the Vietnam War? Today, Midtown Lunch takes a look at Cer Te's "The Fall of Saigon," a vaguely banh mi-ish cocoction with buffalo chicken julienned ... More >>
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Ingenious guerrilla indie finds a home on the other side of the world
Khmer joints buzz hard-to-reach airwaves, stumble through language barriers
Commission blames American-backed Indonesian military
A Thai interpreter of Malady explains his split decisions
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A 25-year-old writes of fools and farangs in Thailand
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Unpronounceable talent makes unconscionably happy avant-pop breakthroughmaybe
Senator covered up evidence of P.O.W.'s left behind
A closer look at an ugly issue
Which Way the Wind Blows
Terrorists in Retirement
They Send the Poor to Fight
A Brief History of Protest Art
Testing the Limits in Little Manila
Federally Funded Missionaries Threaten a Southeast Asian Culture
100,000 Flood Washington for What May Be the Biggest American Antiwar March Since Viet Nam
Media Offer Glimpse Into Military History
Mysterious Objects and Black Tigers
Where Is the Democratic Party?