This week's review is of Cocina Economica Mexico on the Upper West Side, where Pedro Hernandez Perez was put in charge of a Mexican kitchen after winning over David Bank and the Land Thai team with the family meals he prepared, inspired by his hometown of Puebla. To celebrate good family meals (the ... More >>
[See More Taste Tests: Fried Green Tomatoes vs. Fried Okra: The Showdown | Colombian Aguardiente: A Drink That May Make You Punch Someone in the Face] Pivoting, twirling, dancing in the heat, skins glistening and browning, crisping and cracking. There's nothing quite like the sight of a dozen rotis ... More >>
43 reasons to hide the remote
Whenever I see a TV camera approaching, my face lights up like a Halloween pumpkin and all the hanging skin inflates like a Thanksgiving Day float based on a long-running animated character. I basically become a holiday parade float of a giant, gay, papier-mâché suckerfish.
You might have stuffed yourself silly with food and entertainment over the Thanksgiving holiday, but we've saved some fun here for you at Fork in the Road. Yep, it's time to play our weekly guessing game, Where Am I Eating? As always, take a look at the picture below, then name the restaurant that ... More >>
Last night ABC aired A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, a 90-minute special that was something of a throwback to the "celebrities celebrate major holidays for the benefit of their audience" shows of yore. Gaga conceptualized and directed the show, which was a testament to her ego and creativity: She sang wit ... More >>
If spending time with family on Thanksgiving doesn't drive you to drink, then a visit to a department store on Black Friday surely will.
Today is Thanksgiving here in the States, and in addition to getting irritated by Nickelback's existence, lots of Americans will probably celebrate by eating pie. The word "pie" is a bit more prevalent in the lyrics of non-"Weird Al" Yankovic-crafted popular music than one might a dessert to be, but ... More >>
In 1620, a group of religious extremists set sail from Plymouth, England, on a ship called the Mayflower. The pilgrims basically wanted to set up a theocracy in the New World, and found a couple of British investors to foot the bill. So off they went, hoping that their slice of paradise -- pretty mu ... More >>
On Friday we announced the judges for the upcoming 2011 Village Voice Web Awards (December 7! Save the date!). Today -- TODAY -- is your last chance to nominate candidates for awards. Nominate here! You know you need something to break up all that time spent slugging coffee and googling America's fi ... More >>
A Prairie Home Companion comes to the big city
via WikipediaIn September, NASA's UARS satellite plummeted back to Earth, scattering debris over the Pacific Ocean. In October, Germany's ROSAT orbiting telescope reentered our atmosphere and crashed somewhere in Southeast Asia. Following this pattern of space crap falling back to Earth comes ... More >>
Hollywood definitely knows something we don't
What will you do on Thanksgiving? Eat yourself into oblivion, of course, but then what? Now you have the option to leave Thanksgiving dinner and waddle directly to Macy's, which will open at midnight on the sacred holiday of Black Friday. Read it and weep for our lost dignity as a nation:
Norman Rockwell gets the Charles Mee-Anne Bogart treatment
It's the Friday two weeks before Christmas and two weeks after Thanksgiving (and the day after the end of Hanukkah). You're probably fasting before the onslaught of holiday parties begins or still trying to work off a fortnight of turkey sandwiches and leftover pumpkin pie. In any case, we figure ... More >>
Hansel and Gretel Would Approve Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, it's time to start holiday shopping, and what better place for gifts than at the Union Square Holiday Market. Yes, it's just as crowded as Wal-Mart come five a.m. on Black Friday, but hey, at least the snacking options ... More >>
Everyone knows Thanksgiving is a two-day holiday. The first is for eating and drinking and fighting with your family. (Maybe you go to the movies at night, that's okay too.) The second is for eating and drinking more, preferably leftovers with people you like, friends or the favorite family m ... 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 ... Rob ... More >>
Former highly unlikely New York gubernatorial candidate and "Rent Is Too Damn High" party leader/handlebar mustache-haver Jimmy McMillan has generously offered up not one but two possible Thanksgiving dinner plans to WNYC. You may choose between "Middle Class" and "Po Folk" menus.
Today President Obama did his annual Thanksgiving thing in the Rose Garden, reflecting on our grand holiday traditions and wishing Americans a happy turkey-day. And, most importantly, pardoning some turkeys.
A Subway executive who recently appeared on the CBS show Undercover Boss has called for more upper management to go into stores to see how they work. [Nation's Restaurant News] City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is calling out Mayor Bloomberg for a policy that forces people who receive foo ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater asked, "Are New York's dive bars really in danger?" Most signs point to yes. Meanwhile, Grub Street got a glimpse of a Coney Island gone corporate: Is that Ruby's replaced by Ruby Tuesday? Feast listed its best coffee programs: Eleven Madison Park, Frankies 457, a ... More >>
Ty BellinghamYesterday, we talked to Ty Bellingham, the new chef at Kittichai, who made the move from Sydney, Australia with his family to bring his Thai food expertise to New York City. Today, he reveals what's in his fridge, a few of his hopes and dreams, and his biggest culture shocks so f ... More >>
Memories of a bitter 2000
by James H. Burns This week marks the anniversary of when many New Yorkers were first introduced to King Kong, and the picture's heady blend of romance, adventure, and a giant gorilla. For over ten years, beginning in the early 1970s, King Kong was shown by Channel 9 (the former WOR-TV), on Than ... More >>
Seventeen years later and it's still funny -- especially when Kevin Nealon joins in for the duet. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving! [via Eat Me Daily]
There's a reason she's world-famous
Pass the cranberries and the fiddle
Paul Hurley, owner of O'Casey's Tavern on East 41st Street, has introduced in time for Thanksgiving an alcoholic turkey. The turkey is not fortified, as we immediately presumed, with Wild Turkey bourbon -- which would strike us as an appropriate blend, both poetically and palate-wise -- nor ... More >>
Just in time for Thanksgiving comes a report from the Agriculture Department stating that the percentage of families who "had difficulty providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources" rose from 11.1 percent in 2007 to 14.6 percent in 2008.
r_gnuce/flickrSix days into November and turkey tips are already clogging the collective consciousness. Here's one from Feather Down Farms: For the ultimate locavore experience, spend an afternoon upstate and pick out your own live bird. The Stony Creek Farm location of Feather Down in Delaw ... More >>
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