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  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Ten Things to Do for $10 or Less This Weekend, Oct. 17-19, 2014

    If you just want to kick back and watch TV, but can't shake off the FOMO, this weekend features tributes to The X-Files, Lost, and Modern Family. Also: Party like it's 1999, hear poetry like it's 1925, and eat pickles like it's Lower East Side Pickle Day, any year.

  • Film

    July 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Six NYC Restaurant Versions of Treats You Loved as a Kid

    There was once a simpler time. A time when instead of finding satisfaction in a craft brew or the truffle supplement, you had Mondo and PB Maxx. And while those old school treats have been discontinued, nostalgia never dies, and even fancy chefs pay attention. Here are six restaurant versions of tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Raaka, The Brooklyn-Based Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Maker

    If it seems early for us to be hawking "perfect holiday presents," keep in mind that the Christmas commercials are already airing, department stores are telling us that the shoes we want for ourselves are actually great gifts for other people, and here in New York, the Winter Village at Bryant Park, ... More >>

  • Film

    September 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Chocolate, Whiskey, and Cigars at Cacao Prieto This Summer (PHOTOS)

    Daniel Preston is not one to screw around, but the self-educated inventor-turned-aerospace-engineer-turned-chocolatier-and-distiller also has a flair for life's finer pleasures. At Cacao Prieto and Widow Jane Distillery, Preston is quietly turning out seriously smooth, well-crafted chocolate, rum, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Our Most Hated Halloween Candy

    Trick or--wait, what? You only have Mike & Ike's? No thanks. Oh to be young and have your candy options controlled by those oddball neighbors. We know, it was a drag. But grown-up Halloween means never having to eat anymore off-brand Good and Plentys. So we've taken a Fork in the Road poll to find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Hershey's Will Only Use Certified Cocoa

    Hershey's is taking a humanitarian step with their latest initiative. The chocolate producing factory has vowed only to use certified cocoa for all of its products by 2020. The initiative is an attempt to help eliminate child labor in regions of West Africa. According to Hershey, their plan should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Broadway Musicals I Never Want To See

    And yet I can smell them coming... Bluesies: A scaled-down version of Newsies starring the Blue Man Group, this show won't have any singing (the guys never make a sound) and zero dancing (they're always carrying large, cumbersome tubes), but oh, those facial expressions!

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2012

    Perry-phernalia Block Party: Best & Worst Finds

    WORST: A seemingly homemade clock featuring a chocolate donut, Hershey bar, and three semi-wrapped kisses. [click to enlarge] Every year, the West Village's Perry Street Block Association throws an open-air block party, which is more of a down-at-the-heels flea market that a peddler of tube socks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Rock Stars Love Boring, Nutritious Food (Except for Courtney Love)

    According to a story in Gourmet Live's new "Music Issue," rock stars now have the most boring diets of anyone you know (whole grains, ginger-infused water, potato chips in moderation). But if you read today's New York diet in Grub Street, Courtney Love comes to the rescue with suitably eccentric eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    What Gals Really Want for Valentine's Day: Luxury Chocolates

    Williamsburg's taciturn Mast Brothers know just what I'm talking about. This time of year always presents a dilemma for straight boys and gay girls: how to celebrate Valentine's Day -- the only holiday focused on carnal love and desire -- with your significant other? Taking her out to dinner is t ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 14, 2011

    NYE Guide: Drinks

    Pour one out at these mainstays

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    5 Discontinued Candies That Once Made Halloween Rock

    Gone, but not forgotten​Halloween is basically synonymous with candy. Ok, well for adults, it's synonymous with alcohol and slutty costumes. But when we were kids, it was all about candy, candy, and more candy. Yet many of the delicious treats from our youth have been discontinued, and only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    New York Telephone Operated A Proto-Music Blog In 1978

    Well, not exactly—it was a hotline, "Musicline," and those people starved for music news could call it for 10 cents a pop. (For that price back then, you could also mail a postcard or go in on 40% of a Hershey bar.) But it wasn't a dead-in-the-water phone line that would go unupdated for days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Battle of the Fancy Madison Avenue Chocolate Bars: Ladurée vs. La Maison du Chocolat (Plus Some Macaron Porn, Too)

    Lauren ShockeyCalling all chocoholics​If you're going to spend $10 on a chocolate bar, it had better be a damn good one. Or so you'd hope. But what do you do when the market becomes flooded with overpriced chocolate bars? How can you know how to best blow your weekly paycheck on cacao? Wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    There is Nothing Like a Daim

    ​There is nothing you can name, that is anything like a Daim. Well, almost nothing. We've already explored the bins at Sockerbit, the Swedish candy store that finally rolled into Christopher Street last week. The candies ($13/pound) tend to be either gummies or some sort of hand candies, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Ti-Grace Atkinson and Nixon's Kiss-Off

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 26, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 43 Just another dirty demonstration? by Blair Sobol "Kiss off you Nixon Suckers, and watch it 'cause Ti-Grace Atkinson has returned." And a stunning return it was, complete with singing, shouting, shovi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    American Pets Are Almost as Fat as American People

    ​According to an article in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, fat America is facing a fat pet problem. Dogs with the unfortunate names (because they're fat) of Hershey, Buffy, and Fridge are pigging out on steak and ice cream and beef and cheese snacks, and this is impacting their doggy waistli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Battle of the Valentine's Day Chocolates: Russell Stover vs. Whitman's Sampler

    Lauren ShockeyLife is like a box of (V-Day) chocolates?​It's almost time for Chocolate Day! We mean Valentine's Day! For this week's Battle of the Dishes, we're comparing heart-shaped boxes of chocolates--Russell Stover and its drugstore rival, Whitman's Sampler. Two classics which beg the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Pop Tarts World Shutters Amidst A Mess of Spin Control

    ​Way back in September, I wrote a blog post called "Is Pop Tarts World Toast?" saying that the Pop Tarts retail store/cafe on West 42nd street was uninspired and about as empty as my wallet is after a trip to the much better Hershey store. Well, it's toast. I just passed the place--where Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    After a Hellish Halloween, Revisiting the Jets Nightmare

    ​"I don't ever want to play on Halloween again," the Jets Jerricho Cotchery said after their humiliating 9-0 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon. I don't blame him. The way Cotchery played, if someone had tossed him a Hershey bar he would have dropped it. Or perhaps a Butterfingers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Bloomberg's Food-Stamp Soda Ban: Illegal, Immoral, Fattening?

    ​If you've been remotely awake today (or at least clicking on your morning Runnin' Scared links), you're no doubt aware that Mayor Bloomberg has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow New York City to bar its 1.7 million citizens with food-stamp cards from using them to buy soda. "T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Chuck E. Cheese Recalls Toys; Forbes Launches Food Site

    ​Chuck E. Cheese is recalling 1.2 million toy light-up rings following incidents of children swallowing the battery or sticking it up their nose. [Nation's Restaurant News] China warned that the worst offenders of food safety rules would get the death penalty. Two people were already executed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Bodega Frozen Treats

    King Cone by Good Humor​Sometimes you want a roasted plum People's Pop, but other times you'd just rather stuff your face in a junky sugar-bomb from Good Humor. Any old bodega is likely to have a long, low cooler filled with all sorts of cheap frozen treats--reach in, and what you come up wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Pop-Tarts Pop-Up in Times Square Could Become Permanent (File Under: God Help Us)

    oskay/FlickrPop culture.​ Pop-ups are all the rage these days. Independent restaurateurs use them to gauge the temperature of a new market or to test out a new concept. Corporations resort to them as publicity stunts to garner media attention and that holiest of grails for marketers: buzz. Kel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Mast Brothers Will Sail to the Dominican Republic. Also, They Wear Beard Nets.

    The Mast Brothers from The Scout on Vimeo. Last summer, Sarah wrote about how there was something about the Mast Brothers that really bugged her. The above video (from The Scout) may help her put her finger on what that was, exactly. It details the hirsute Williamsburg chocolate artisans' plans to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Brick Lane Sells Super-Hot Curry; 97 Orchard Chronicles Tenement-Era Meals

    ​Roasting a pig in a pit anywhere in New York City is not only a big ordeal, but a fire hazard. [NY Times] A Thai grocer based in the Bay Area is looking to America's Latinos as a large potential market that uses many of the same ingredients found in Thai food. [Wall Street Journal] Brick La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Letter Grades May Lead to Frozen Sushi; Fast-Food Chains Embrace Sustainable Fish

    ​A new iPhone app allows park-goers to order food from the green. CityMint has a GPS add-on that allows delivery people to locate customers anywhere in the park, forgoing the need for a fixed address. [NY Daily News] Jacques Torres may have pissed off Hershey's with his Champagne kiss, but Ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Tavern on the Green to Become Gift Shop; Gordon Ramsay to Move in Next Door to Rival Jamie Oliver

    ​Food writer and cook Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir Toast will be made into a BBC One drama, and Helena Bonham Carter will play Slater's stepmother. Freddie Highmore, who starred in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will play Slater. [BBC] With Dean Poll unable to appease f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    The 10 Worst Things to Eat Around Times Square, NYC

    ​Want to eat healthy and have a salad for lunch? Here are a couple of your salad bar options at Smiler's Deli. April is the cruelest month, as the poet who wrote Cats once noted, and maybe that's why we're on a negativity binge at Fork in the Road. Last week we put up Our 10 Most Overrated Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Battle of the Chocolate Easter Bunnies: Jacques Torres Vs. Russell Stover

    ​The two bunnies--Jacques Torres on the left, Russell Stover on the right--face off in a preliminary photo. "In the left corner, weighing in at 4 ounces, the Jacques Torres Easter Bunny," said the white-chocolate ref, pausing a moment to cinch up his licorice-colored pants, then turning towar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Project Runway: The True Measure of Tim Gunn's Advice

    Jay and his winning design​Michael Kors, resident crepehanger of the Project Runway judge squad, is fond of saying that there are "no rules" in fashion anymore, usually as he is trying to impose improbable new style commands in his monthly Glamour column (wear short-shorts in the dead of winte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    He Sleeps With the Pringles: 'Tommy Shots' Gioeli, Colombo Crime Family Big, on Killer Diet

    ​Being charged with five gang land murders that could lead to the death penalty would make anybody nervous. So it's little wonder that Colombo crime family big Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli has been craving a little comfort food while awaiting trial. But, as the Daily News' John Marzulli reports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Scientists in th Kitchen; The Cadbury Saga Continues

    ​Dr. Nathan Myhrvold has a team of 15 people working to create a 1,500-page cookbook that will cover microbiology, food safety, the physics of heat transfer on the stove and in the oven, and formulas for turning fruit and vegetable juices into gels. [NY Times] Following Kraft's recent unsucce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Rufus Wainwright's Biggest NY Phobia? Getting Dog Shit on His Sneakers.

    This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Fledgling Local Rock-Star Cheat Sheet and Best Literally Underground Cabaret Show. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. Singer-songwriter Ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Smithfield Foods Getting Out of Hog Business; Zane Lamprey Trades Glass for Fork

    ​Norman E. Borlaug, a plant pathologist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his work in industrialized food production, which fought starvation worldwide, died Saturday in Dallas. Borlaug felt that environmentalists were hampering world food production by attacking the use of pesticides. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Mets-Bloggers Visit, Approve Citi Field

    The St. John's baseball team played Georgetown this weekend, and the game drew more attention than it might have otherwise because it was played at the Mets' new home, Citi Field. Good ol' John Franco, a St. John's alum, threw out the first ball. "Let me tell you straight up," says Metsopolis, "you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2007

    Modest Mouse Tix On Sale Tomorrow

    Did you hear me? Nobody showed up! I had a dream about Modest Mouse last night. They were playing an unannounced show in some weird, multilevel tourist shack — the kind of place where you could buy batteries, 35mm film, and a Hershey's Bar — and 10 people showed up. So instead of being thrilled ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 18, 2006
  • Art

    April 4, 2006
  • Film

    September 6, 2005

    See It Now

    Geopolitickin' and an East Asian invasion highlight the 43rd New York Film Festival

  • News

    June 28, 2005

    The Juror and the Convict

    Lynne Harriton was the jury foreman at Andre Smith's trial in the Carnegie Deli murder case. Now she's his closest friend.

  • Art

    May 3, 2005
  • Art

    April 5, 2005
  • Books

    March 4, 2003

    The Art of Tragedy

    What I Love About 'What I Loved'

  • People

    May 7, 2002
  • News

    February 6, 2001

    People Who Feed 'People'

    Freelancers Say They Were Ripped Off

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