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    June 6, 2014

    This Ode to the Outdoors Is Actually a Chocolate Dessert

    While we're trying our best to forget the haunting subzero wind chills of this winter, a chat with chef Ian Kittichai of the East Village's Spot Dessert Bar (13 St. Mark's Place, 212-677-5670) reminds us that there may have been one positive outcome of a polar vortex: inspiration.

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    June 4, 2014

    How to Drink Really Cheaply This Summer: Five Cent Cocktails at BFB Highline

    Well, this sounds like a recipe for some serious midweek Meatpacking debauchery: BFB Highline (55 Gansevoort Street) is running a five cent cocktail special from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights all summer long.

  • Voice Choices

    June 4, 2014


    Foodies get a rare taste of Burma

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    June 28, 2013

    The Full English Breakfast at Chip Shop, Our Cheap Brunch of the Week

    When Chris Sell packed up his things and moved across the pond to New York, it was Britain's loss. And ever since 2001 when he opened the first Chip Shop in Park Slope, his facility for fried fish earned him accolades from several publications (including the Village Voice about ten years back) that ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Sandra Bernhard and Erasure Will Be At Gay Wedding On Saturday

    No, they're not marrying each other. Lesbians don't marry gay musical groups. But Sandra will be performing the wedding ceremony, after which Erasure will do some hot tunes. The lucky newlyweds will be CEO Bradford Shellhammer and his partner (the publicist didn't supply the name), and it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Where to Get Fancy Grilled Cheese and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Near Long Island City

    Welcome to Drinks, Dinner, and Dessert, in which we share three picks in one neighborhood, keeping an eye out for deals, off-the-menu items, and new stuff to check out. This week, get off the M train at 36th Street and use these suggestions to guide you through Long Island City.

  • Voice Choices

    July 4, 2012


    A better option than chasing the truck

  • Voice Choices

    January 25, 2012


    Enjoy the pleasure of going outside (without going outside)

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Got Bucks? They Got Bubbly. New Year's Eve Restaurants If You're Feeling Fancy.

    The vodka-caviar room at the Russian Tea Room, perhaps?​ When the ball drops this New Year's Eve where will you be? Will you (A) be in Times Square crossing your legs and wishing you didn't finish the rum and coke you hastily poured into your Nalgene bottle on your way out the door? (B) At an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Live: Yelawolf Carries On The Shady Records Legacy

    Jennifer Yin​Yelawolf Brisk Bodega Saturday, September 17 Better than: Your neighborhood bodega. If the Smithsonian upped its cool factor and wrangled a sponsorship from a multinational corporation looking to promote its iced tea line, the result might be the Brisk Bodega, a made-over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Our 10 Best Last Sips of Summer

    Lauren ShockeyOne of ABC Kitchen's fine homemade sodas​Oh, how quickly Labor Day, signaler of summer's end, approaches. The back to school commercials are airing repeatedly on television, and mannequins are donning fall clothes in store windows. And while the temperatures may be beginning to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Introducing Fresh Fruit Creamy Infinite Ice, NYC's Newest Frozen Treat, Dish No. 88

    ​The elaborate concoction known as the Fresh Fruit Creamy Infinite Ice This has been an amazing year for newfangled frozen treats, and so far we've seen the introduction of New Orleans-style Sno Balls, ice cream for dogs, cheddar cheese gelato, and the focaccina, a sort of ice cream focaccia. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Burger King CEO Insults British Food, Women; Josh Ozersky Sings Praises of Margarine

    ​Bernardo Hees, the CEO of Burger King, recently said of England: "The food is terrible and the women are not very attractive," pissing off both Brits and women. [Telegraph] A roundup of whole chicken dinners includes the "Million Dollar" whole roast chicken for two at Standard Grill and fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Get Chocolate for Valentine's Day?

    MarieBelleSeduce her with sugar.​Brian G. asks: I want to get my foodie girlfriend some chocolates for Valentine's Day, so I can't get Godiva or anything too mass market. Where can I find a nice assortment of chocolates? Dear Brian: What a good boyfriend you are, thinking so far in advance! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    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 ... Robe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    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 ... Vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Fort Greene Coffee Snobs, Rejoice: WTF Brings First-Rate Java to the Neighborhood (Baked Goods Coming Soon)

    Chantal MartineauWTF? Espresso, silly.​It used to be judged by the existence of a wine bar. Then, maybe, a cocktail lounge. Now, the way to be sure a neighborhood has arrived is when it gets a proper coffee bar. WTF in Fort Greene is serving not only excellent espresso prepared by skilled bari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    East Village Shaved Ice Smackdown: TKettle Vs. Just Sweet

    Just Sweet's bean town shaved ice​A comprehensive Serious Eats taste-test established that the best shaved ice is found, unsurprisingly, in Flushing. But we wondered about two relative newcomers to the shaved ice game in the East Village--TKettle, which just started offering shaved ice this su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Gardeners Storm City Hall; Kombucha Back on Shelves

    ​Gardeners rallied outside City Hall in response to the city's proposed rules that will soon govern roughly 300 community gardens in an effort to ensure the gardens remain open. [Wall Street Journal] Kombucha maker Vibranz is the first producer to be back on the shelves at Whole Foods, after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    The Early Word: Guerrilla Ice Cream

    The Velvet Revolution on the left, the Red Corridor on the right.​ Ice cream flavors are typically a pretty straightforward affair. Their names tend to be limited to their primary ingredients, with notable exceptions like Rocky Road, Moose Tracks, and Jacques Torres' Wicked coming out of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Morning Links: Lucky Charms, Mud Truck Sightings, and Smurfs

    ​• That oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is bad -- 5,000 barrels a day bad. The spill may reach the coast by Friday. One small bright(ish) spot: The crude is light, more like "iced tea" than heavier crude, and will "cause less environmental damage." No comment from Arizona Iced Tea. • Lucky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    New Yorkers Plot Invasion of Arizona, Plus Boycotts. All Talk at This Point.

    No, it's not yet like the state v. state fight in 2001, when the Yankees played the Diamondbacks in the World Series. But now that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed her state's draconian Senate Bill 1070 into law, a number of New York immigration activists and politicians are angry enough to cr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 19, 2010


    Hugh Dancy gets caught in a love triangle

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Mister Softee Turns Mister Soup

    ​Where do ice cream trucks go in the winter? If you were walking along Fifth Avenue near the Guggenheim yesterday, you might have noticed this intrepid Mister Softee truck, which has embraced the colder weather by transforming into a Mister Soup.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Beyond the Breslin: April Bloomfield is Thinking Tea, Bakeries, Cookbook

    Though we're still digesting the countless details being divulged in advance of the Breslin's imminent opening, April Bloomfield is already thinking of what's next. In an interview with GQ UK, she tells the magazine that "I really want to open a bakery or a teahouse. I always wanted to write a cookb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Park Slope Banh Mi Wars: Hanco's Vs. Henry's

    Left: Hanco's classic bahn mi with pate, ham, and ground pork; Right: Henry's version of same​ As we reported earlier, there is a gen-u-ine banh mi war going down in Park Slope, and nothing could be more titillating. Fork in the Road, reporting from the scene, thought that it was obvious tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Japanese Cola Wars

    It's Green Tea Coke (out in Japan June 8) v. Pepsi Shiso (out later this month)... let the battle begin.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Bobo Introduces Deceptively Strong Punch Bowls for the Summer

    At a rather impromptu gathering of the city's drinkerati at Bobo last night, bartender Naren Young showcased his new bowls of punch, including this fruity and flowery number called the New London. Incorporating the recently launched Beefeater 24, St-Germain, Maraschino liqueur, green tea, and prosec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    High Tech, Highly Delicious Cocktails at FCI--Plus, Tips for Home

    This morning at the French Culinary Institute, Nils Noren and Dave Arnold showed me around their cocktail lab, where they are turning a high-tech, molecular gastronomy-ish eye to drinks. Noren worked at Aquavit for ten years, and is now the vice president of culinary and pastry arts at FCI. Arnold ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2009

    Takeout on Euclid Avenue

    You'd yell, too, if you had to keep scrubbing the blood off the sidewalk in front of your restaurant.

  • Voice Choices

    January 14, 2009


    The Dyke Division’s lesbian soap opera returns

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Amy Poehler Works For Free!

    Yes, the funny lady doesn't ask for a cent—when she likes the script.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Michael Psilakis Owes it all to T.G.I. Friday's

    Food and Wine's Best New Chefs 2008 has been announced. Michael Psilakis is the lone New Yorker in the bunch (above, with business partner Donatella Arpaia). From F&W's bio we learn that Psilakis "earned a degree in accounting and finance before a job as a waiter at T.G.I Friday's led him to recon ... More >>

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    September 11, 2007
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    September 10, 2007
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    September 5, 2007
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    August 28, 2007

    Aarón Sanchez's Last Meal

    Back to the table of his abuela

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    July 24, 2007
  • Dining

    October 31, 2006

    Not Just Cheese

    Switzerland stakes culinary turf with a new Chelsea bistro

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    May 23, 2006
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    February 22, 2005

    Almost Good Enough To Eat

    Eskandar's bath and body line is naturally delicious

  • Dining

    January 20, 2004

    Phat Fat

    Taking a giant toki at a new Uzbek eatery in Rego Park

  • NYC Life

    January 8, 2002