• Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    A Revised Recipe: Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya's Chocolate Bruno

    Leave it to proud grandmothers to pass down recipes through generations; leave it to chefs to pass them down through menus. Eric and Bruce Bromberg take the latter approach with Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya's (187 Orchard Street, 212-466-0404) Chocolate Bruno, a dense chocolate mousse they first encoun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Here Are This Weekend's Five Best Food Events in NYC

    Juicy burgers. Ice cream. A taste of the Caribbean. They're all on the docket of this weekend's top food events.

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From Sushi Dojo

    For this week's review, Zachary Feldman checks in on Sushi Dojo (110 First Avenue, 646-692-9398), the East Village temple to raw fish 27-year-old David Bouhadana opened last year, where he finds the chef presiding over a serious -- if unusual -- team dedicated to its craft. "This Oz-like group of su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Tabata Noodle Opens a Third Location in Hell's Kitchen

    Tabata launched as a non-descript ramen joint on one of the least picturesque corners of Hell's Kitchen, under the overpass on West 39th Street and Ninth Avenue, but it quickly garnered our favor for its unique bowls of noodle soup. Last year, a second Tabata opened just a couple of blocks away, thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Four Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a soba restaurant above a sushi mainstay, a grilled cheese joint in Bushwick, and a Paris wine bar finds a home state ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Eight Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a pop-up in the former Bowery Diner space, an Arabian-French fusion in the East Village, and a cafe with laundromat s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Five Great Affordable Tasting Menus in NYC

    Multi-course degustation journeys have proliferated in this city over the years, and while an hours-long feast can make for a unique dining experience, the expense can take a toll. Lately, some niche restaurants have offered a solution: four- to five-course menus that don't break the bank and change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Noodles, Potatoes, and Matcha Ice Cream: Dishes We're Digging Around Town

    Another week, another stretch of gluttony. As we've eaten our way through numerous NYC establishments in the last seven days, we've loved cold noodles, sausage and grits, and a Japanese ice cream parfait. Here's what we've been digging around town.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Valentine's SOS: Forgot to Book Your Table? 11 Worthy Options

    Valentine's day is largely about sex, and sex, in primates, is largely about competition. And right now, if you haven't booked a table for Friday's day dinner, you've been bested by super-organized, type-A New Yorkers and devoted hopeless romantics, who booked every good seat in town a month ago. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Smokey Burger Serving Elk Patties in Midtown; Suzume Ramen in Williamsburg

    Burgers aren't just patties on a bun at newly opened Smokey Burger Organic in Midtown West. The new lunch spot offers burgers of the elk, crab, bison, lamb, salmon, and even ostrich variety, not to mention the boring beef, chicken, and turkey options. The menu claims all the ingredients are ammonia- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    This Week's Specials: Story of Futomaki, Whipped Green Eggs

    Here's what we've been up to this week at Fork in the Road: Robert Sietsema gave us the story on futomaki: "Futomaki in Kansai - where the roll is called eho-maki ("happy direction roll") - originated as a festival food. It would be eaten once a year in uncut form, which must have been quite a spec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Supper at the Darby Restaurant; Free drinks at Virgil's

    A round-up on June's hottest restaurant deals and events: Summertime Supper at The Darby The Darby restaurant is hosting it's first-ever Summertime Supper, a $45 three-course, prix-fixe dinner Monday to Friday nights from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Live music will begin at 7 pm. Dishes include oysters on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Sweet Potato Beer? Hell, Yes!

    Does it taste like sweet potatoes? Only slightly. A brewer at Sixpoint Craft Ales recently told me - as I was working on my beer for tomorrow's Beer for Beasts with Cathy Erway - "You know, you can brew beer out of nearly anything."

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2012

    Offered Without Comment

    Cooking ware store, East 8th Street

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Savoy Becomes Back Forty West; Benares Brings Indian to the Theater District

    Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. ​Chef Peter Hoffman's former Savoy space, said the be one of the original farm-to-table restaurants, will re-open as Back Forty West this week. The SoHo sister restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012 Could Be a Good Restaurant Name...if You Owned the Domain Name

    Lauren ShockeyOrder from at​ There's a certain art to creating a good restaurant name. You might want to go for a cheeky pun, like A Salt and Battery or the Soy Luck Club. Maybe you want to name it after the chef, taking the route of Daniel or David Burke Kitchen. Loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Banana Leaf

    Going bananas for Malay plates​This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples screwpine at Banana Leaf, Sunset Park's new Malaysian outpost. Slurp the super-sour asam laksa for a true sense of the archipelago's aromas. Eric Asimov savors Sushi Yasuda. His verdict: Even with the departure of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Michael Chernow on the Meatball Shop - Meatball Factory Rivalry: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Michael Chernow​Yesterday we spoke with Michael Chernow, co-owner of the popular Meatball Shop and co-author of the just-published The Meatball Shop Cookbook, who gave us tips for making great meatballs at home. Today he tells us how New York City's culinary landscape has chang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Sushi Solution--German-Designed Roller Makes Maki Easy (Or Takes All the Fun Out of It?)

    If you've ever made sushi at home, then you know that, after the exhaustive process of making the rice and painstakingly prepping all the fish and veggies, hand rolling it is the most fun part of the whole operation. We're not quite sure if this German-designed maki rolling machine would improve the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Porn Star Demi Delia Suggests Sloppy Joes for Valentine's

    I honor of Valentine's Day, we're featuring our very first interview with a porn star! Meet Demi Delia, star of such titles as MILF Invaders 6 , and Mom's Cream Pie 2. Delia is also starring in a new web-based series from Sony called Mommy XXX, chronicling Delia's adventures juggling motherhood and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    A High-Fiber Breakfast

    Looks pretty damn good, right? And who doesn't love a traditional hot breakfast of bacon, eggs, and toast? But look a bit closer to discover that the breakfast is a knitted one, more suited to covering your ass in cold weather than sliding down your gullet. This mercery masterpiece was created by a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Xcellent Xmas Present for Foodies

    A friend and I were traversing Manhattan's Chinatown the other evening on the way to one of Mark Bello's wonderful pizza parties when we spotted it--a storefront on Mott that seemed exclusively devoted to chopsticks! Once inside, we were regaled with an unbelievable selection of the sticklike eating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Edible News Roundup

    Breast milk soup and other tasty tidbits.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    Gay Pride in Fort Lauderdale Is Not an Oxymoron

    photo from 2004 Stonewall Street Festival Once the gays stopped going to South Beach, it became necessary for tropical-shirted homos to schlepp all the way to Fort Lauderdale for an occasional gathering of fruitcakes. So why not celebrate Gay Pride there? Can you bear to miss New York's Pride parad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Grammys

    Both papers feature coverage of the Grammy awards on their front pages. The Daily News chooses to give away the major news of Amy Winehouse winning five awards but getting shut out of Album of the Year by Herbie Hancock (?!) on the front, while the Post sticks with the glamour angle. Their front pag ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 27, 2006

    Seize the Egg

    Adventures in eating at new Lamb joint on East 5th Street

  • Dining

    May 16, 2006

    Breech Baby

    A meditation on the colossal new breed of Japanese restaurants

  • Dining

    May 4, 1999