In January, chef Shanna Pacifico left her post at Back Forty West after a seven year run working under greenmarket pioneer Peter Hofffman. Last month, she opened her first solo venture, Pacifico's Fine Foods (798A Franklin Avenue, 917-966-2670), with Kristi Banister of High Horse Saloon and chef Rob ... More >>
Dish no. 74: Meatloaf Mac & Cheese at Queens Comfort (40-09 30th Avenue, 718-728-2350)
If you follow the restaurant industry on a national level -- or if, perhaps, you sojourn in Miami on occasion -- you've likely heard of Yardbird, the Southern restaurant that's been stacking up accolades for its finely executed fare (including fried chicken) since it first debuted in 2012. Chefs Je ... More >>
Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>
You're about done with that resolution to drink less, right? If not, go check out our list of the 10 best mocktails in NYC. If you're ready to crash and burn, though -- perhaps just in time for the AFC and NFC championships this weekend -- consider kicking off your weekend morning with the best bloo ... More >>
The first day of a new year brings with it hope, resolutions, and, depending on the previous night's festivities, a well-seasoned hangover. While sleep and caffeine are sound weapons of choice, there's perhaps no better fix than the hair of the dog, and perhaps no better combating cocktail than the ... More >>
The restaurant scene in New York can be unnervingly similar to elementary school friendships.The closing of a restaurant is like a best friend moving to a different country: You know that no one will ever fill that void, and the most aching pains come when someone new arranges their pencil case in t ... More >>
The Great GoogaMooga had a lot to prove after last year's disastrous debut. For starters, the three-day Brooklyn food and music festival, held in Prospect Park, needed shorter lines, better phone reception, better organization and, perhaps most importantly, more food and alcohol to accommodate the m ... More >>
We've heard of drinks with egg whites, Tabasco sauce, chocolate, and many other surprising secret ingredients, but a Canadian bar in Dawson City uses something a little... different in their signature drink.
The city gets some long overdue regional Mexican fare
[See More 10 Bests: Draft-Beer Bars | Best NY Burgers, 2012] Great sandwiches can be humble, flashy, delicate, gut-busting. What they have in common is that they're built with care and made to carry. It's a tough sandwich competition in New York, but from patty melts and lobster rolls to meatball p ... More >>
[See More Interviews: Chez Jose's Jose Ramirez-Ruiz and Pam Yung | The Chipped Cup's Karen Cantor and Andrew Ding] Perched at the crossroads between Union Avenue, Richardson Street, and North 11th, the mint-green, retro-decorated Bellwether is not a newcomer to the Williamsburg scene. But with the ... More >>
This week in Savage Love, which you can (and should!) read here, Dan answers questions about blowjobs, gay bondage, and clarifies that the woman who wrote him last week seeking advice on devotees had actually faked her disability. But let's talk about what Dan had to say about blowjobs, because who ... More >>
So many years later, and still most musicians in the trashy rock'n'roll underbelly can't shake that Ramones rush. In fact, there has been a Rockaway Beach-like surf rolling in for the past couple years; boffo bands from all over have their debt to the four leather-clad lads instantly assessed, in th ... More >>
Sure, I'm pissed when the cops hose demonstrators with pepper spray, not only because they're setting out to illegally deprive peaceful people of their constitutionally guaranteed rights, but because they're doing it with a food product that might otherwise give culinary pleasure.
Photo courtesy Jacques PépinJacques Pépin steams his Thanksgiving turkey, meaning you should, tooYesterday we chatted with Jacques Pepin about his new book, Essential Pepin, an impressive collection of more than 700 of his favorite recipes. Today, he explains why chefs must master technique ... More >>
Whoomp! There it is. When I'm making Buffalo chicken wings, do I reach for the Tabasco? No I do not. Sure it's great for zapping a gumbo or shaking on oysters, but it's too damn hot and vinegary for Buffalo wings. Use it, and it will climb right up your nose, eclipsing the chicken flavor w ... More >>
Husk's Southern Fried Chicken Skins When Andrew Knowlton published his list of the 10 best new restaurants in the U.S. last month in Bon Appetit, it was met mainly with incredulity on the part of the dining public.
Earlier today we posted the video above from USLaw, in which an NYPD officer appears to walk up to a group of cordoned-off Occupy Wall Street protesters (most of them young women) near Union Square and spray them without warning with a can of pepper spray or possibly mace. They drop to the ground s ... More >>
Absolut Wine? Not quite, but the Swedish vodka maker has paired up with Brancott Estate to release a 'sparkling fusion' of vodka and Sauvignon Blanc. [Decanter] A number of Long Island wineries have hired chefs, despite the state law that, in most cases, limits them to serving finger food. [ ... More >>
Guys urinate, swap bodies, discover their true selves
flickr/Calgary ReviewsFind out what's in that sauceHolly G. Asks: How do you make the spicy mayonnaise that comes in spicy tuna rolls? Is it just mayo and Sriracha? Can you find out what's in it? Dear Holly: While spicy tuna rolls aren't classic sushi offerings, there's no question that th ... More >>
Its organizer sits in jail for raping his daughter. And the parade of his sympathizers marches on.
kriegerscience.wordpress.comLauren S. asks: What do you eat at home the most when you really want a good dinner? Dear Lauren: Good question, I don't think I've ever been asked that before. Like every home cook, I have a repertoire of can't-miss dishes, nearly all of them formulated after ha ... More >>
This is Mexican food? It looks like a horny Chihuahua splooged on it. 1. Meat, schmeat -- are you ever certain of the meat supply at any fast-food outlet? A few years ago, there was a website that claimed the average McDonald's hamburger had been lodged in permafrost for around three years ... More >>
At a new Williamsburg spot, the meat gets smoked—but so does your wallet
Morning-after munchies brought to you by Tabasco.Not feeling so hot this morning? Nothing chases away a hangover like a stiff drink and greasy meal. Get your fill of at least one of these today at a pop-up food truck manned by Laurent Tourondel, now just of BLT Market. Tabasco has teamed up w ... More >>
Originating in ther early 1950's, City Market sits on Luling's main drag opposite the railroad tracks that bisect the town. By the time Luling was founded in 1874 as a station on the Galveston, Harrison, and San Antonio railroad, it was already one of the wildest towns in the Wild West, freq ... More >>
Restaurants are starting to offer more luxurious prix-fixe menus -- or more downscale tasting menus, depending on your perspective. Upscale Greek Milos Estiatorio, The Capital Grille, and Dovetail are all offering wallet-friendly multiple-course menus. [Nation's Restaurant News] Emeril Lagas ... More >>
culinarygourmetRatha Chau and partner Scott Burnett started with a little neighborhood spot on the Lower East Side that quickly got dubbed a Cambodian noodle bar. Earlier this year, they opened their sandwich outpost, Num Pang, smack in the middle of an Asian sandwich craze. Tonight, the duo ... More >>
Local bivalves: Peconic Bay and Blue Point oysters Mermaid Oyster Bar, new sister restaurant to the Mermaid Inns, was described by owner Danny Abrams as being "meant to invoke the feeling of being on vacation at the beach."
Famous Harlem spot flounders, swims across the street
You know what they say about good intentions
Lido Bar's stoner-pal familiarity
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