"I've learned that giving up is not my choice," says Ngam chef-owner Hong Thaimee as she reflects on the journey that brought her from Chiang Mai to owning New York City restaurant Ngam (99 Third Avenue, 212-777-8424).
New cookbooks offer a glimpse inside some of the city's top restaurants
Robert Sand, 50, didn't just become America's most deplorable father overnight, it took stubborn determination and dogged non-commitment to neglect and dodge his children for more than a decade -- while racking up a $1.2 million child-support bill. Sand went the extra mile to be that horrible, and ... More >>
1. Homok -- There's nothing quite like it in town, a light-as-helium mousse made from fish, egg, and coconut milk, curried to a deep shade of orange and utterly irresistible. This week, Counter Culture swims into Chao Thai Too, the spinoff of Chao Thai and every bit as good, offering dishes from a ... More >>
A spin-off in Elmhurst outdoes the original
A chef returns, just as unpredictable as before
Andy Ricker draws Thai-food lovers to Truckland, Brooklyn
The roster of organ meats available at Minzhongle is indeed impressive. In my capacity as scout for the Organ Meat Society, I've stumbled on a broad range of offal and other variety meats. It's easy enough to find liver, tongue, chitterlings, stomach tripe, sweetbreads, and even kidney, but there' ... More >>
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line.Turns out, Vynl's Chelsea location isn't just closed for a fall cleaning. [Zagat Buzz] Ha'chi Restaurant and Lounge, a Japanese fusion restaur ... More >>
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Ian Chalermkittichai, formerly of Kittichai and currently at Ember Room, is taking over at Spot Dessert Bar from Pichet Ong. Chalermkittichai also recently opened a dessert bar in Bangkok. [Zagat Buzz] Dominique Ansel, the ex-pastry chef at Daniel, is opening Dominique Ansel Bakery this October, wh ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds mostly hits and a few misses at the recently reopened St. Anselm: "The appetizers were terrif... Which is not to say a steady hand always rested on the tiller of the restaurant." Sam Sifton approves of Danji: "Hooni Kim, who opened this place in Decembe ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Lauren Shockey orders her food "Thai hot" at the East Village offshoot of Queens restaurant Zabb Elee and is delighted to find a menu that "traverses a maze of sour, tangy, and piquant flavors, each brighter than the next." Sam Sifton shocks the New York restaurant scene by ... More >>
Top Chef's Season One winner opens another West Village spot
Flavors used in the grilling traditions of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and other Asian countries are becoming popular in American barbecue joints. [Wall Street Journal] Heinz ketchup is changing its 40-year-old recipe to lower the salt content. Fans of the original recipe fear the ch ... More >>
rockyeda/FlickrStaring into oblivion.Well, here's some glum news: The last sardine cannery in the U.S. is closing its doors this week.
Hollywood's voyage to the Third Dimension is continuing apace with announced plans to re-release newly 3-D-ized versions of 2001, Star Wars, and The Passion of the Christ, but the first 3-D musical -- an all-star remake of The Sound of Music -- is proving to be more difficult than anticipated ... More >>
GothamistTiny's will rise again.Although its doors have been shut for three weeks, it looks like the closure of Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop is only temporary: Eater reports that the Rivington Street restaurant, long beloved for its heros, will re-open in the same location in mid- to late April ... More >>
BrownstonerBrooklyn11211 reports that Planet Thailand, the cavernous pan-Asian restaurant that helped put Williamsburg on the restaurant map back in the '90s, has closed for good. The closure was confirmed by an employee at the restaurant's sister location in Chelsea, which will remain open. ... More >>
Now is the time to invest in wine, say experts, as prices of collectible vintages fell from 20 to 40 percent in the last four months of 2008. But collectors should act fast: prices are already on their way back up. [NY Times] A Thai brewery has enlisted former backpackers and other foreign fans of ... More >>
Pungency abounds at a Bath Beach Malaysian café
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Grace Jones appeared in rainbow-colored wings to address us as 'my subjects' while Lee Majors danced wildly with the ballsy puppets.