In more ways than one, no one should really like styrofoam. It has the half-life of most nuclear substances; it doesn't really keep your coffee that hot; it litters the streets of our beloved city; and, most importantly, it indirectly costs you money. How? Landfills.
Last week, the Sanitation Depar ... More >>
Get this Korean fried assortment for less than $5 at Boon Sik Zip.
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Despite the upscaling of restaurants in general, and common foodstu ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Sean Manning follows the Second Avenue sandhogs: "Here for 470 million years there had been rock, there are now two 20-foot diameter, butter-smooth concrete tubes--a giant, mile-long double-barrel shotgun buried 100 feet below the Upper East Side... Scant attention ... More >>
Rugged Maniacs mud race: Brooklyn, NY 2011 from Village Voice Media on Vimeo. The Village Voice's art director John Dixon, who regularly kills it with his covers, is a man of many talents. The video above is of a 5K "adventure race and music festival" called Rugged Maniac that took place in Floyd Be ... More >>
Queens man Raffi Stepanian tells the New York Post exclusively today that, "The streets of 47th Street are literally paved with gold." With typical NYC street character (or nut job) enthusiasm, Stepanian spends his days crawling around on the pavement in the Diamond District, where he uses tweezers, ... More >>
One of these pastries is also called "macaron," but which one?
We've spilled lots of ink lately on the difference between macaroons and macarons -- the former being sticky, coconut-based cookies popular for Passover, the latter cheerless-but-colorful sandwich cookies that taste something l ... More >>
Some interesting facts we gleaned from The Wall Street Journal's profile of D.G. Yuengling & Son, the Pennsylvania-based brewer that last week announced its plans to buy a former Coors brewing facility in Memphis:
Beware.Government food recalls often seem to involve big, faceless industrial food monoliths, but here's one that feels a bit more personal: the New York State Agriculture Department has issued a recall for packaged soybean sprouts sold at Essex Farm, one of the produce vendors in the Essex S ... More >>
Dragon Boat afloat in Flushing Meadows Pond.
I went expecting to find a food scene something like the Red Hook soccer fields or the Labor Day parade in Brooklyn, and indeed there were tents, pavilions, and penants galore at the north end of the lake, like some medieval jousting match. Most o ... More >>
It's not that the fried seafood at Jeremy's Ale House near the South Street Seaport is the best you've ever had. It's more like an ideal version of boardwalk food--greasy, but also fresh-tasting and generous. Beer comes in giant Styrofoam cups in either 16- or 32-ounce servings ($4.75-$6.50), ... More >>
The 99-cent slice at Papa John's on West 28th Street
In our coverage of the slice at 99 Cent Fresh Pizza and the superior, one-cent-more slice at 2 Bros., I neglected to mention that a national chain has jumped into the cheap-slice act.
A bantam hen seems proud of her newly laid egg.
Cathy Erway, author of The Art of Eating In, is launching a new blog Monday that will be the successor to her long-running noteatingoutinny.com. The url is lunchatsixpoint.com, and the subject matter will be her activities as one of Brooklyn's ... More >>
To review: Weezer's "Sweater Song" is your holy text; this howling, elemental singalong conducted by Titus Andronicus and the Vivian Girls's Cassie Ramone last night in Philadelphia will serve as your rites. That Titus's Patrick Stickles nails the solo note for note, and that he and Cassie are abl ... More >>
Yesterday, a petite woman sporting a smart blue cardigan and close-cropped salt-and-pepper hair sat on the south side of Grand Street between the Bowery and Elizabeth. A box propped up in front of her held bamboo-wrapped zongzi and Styrofoam dishes of these jiggly snacks.
Every year about this time Indian mangoes appear in Queens South Asian grocery stores, including Patel Bros., and cause quite a stir. They're smaller, greener, sweeter, darker-fleshed, and creamier than the Mexican and Central American mangoes--which often have a red coloration--that you might ... More >>