Juicy burgers. Ice cream. A taste of the Caribbean. They're all on the docket of this weekend's top food events.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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."
Cooking ware store, East 8th Street
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 >>
Lauren ShockeyOrder from Sushi.com at 1570sushi.com. 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 >>
Going bananas for Malay platesThis 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 >>
Photo courtesy Michael ChernowYesterday 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 >>
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 ...
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Adventures in eating at new Lamb joint on East 5th Street
A meditation on the colossal new breed of Japanese restaurants