Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from Zachary Feldman. No disrespect to any emotionally and physically scarred veteran estheticians out there, but we all know an asshole when we see one. Chances are, one of t ... More >>
As community food issues become more ingrained in cultural and political dialogue, the Tribeca Film Institute is taking up the issues with America's next generation. Tonight the organization kicks off the Tribeca Youth Screening Series 2013 From the Ground Up: Community Food and Justice, a documenta ... More >>
The cover of issue no. 3 of Lucky Peach A few favorite posts from our fellow blogs: Diner's Journal explores the latest issue of Lucky Peach and says that the magazine "isn't just breaking the rules of magazine publishing. It's flagrantly stomping all over them." Tasting Table tells us that b ... More >>
And now, a look back at what was on the menu here at Fork in the Road this week. Should come with a warning label. Lauren Shockey heads uptown, and scouts the 10 best Upper East Side eats.
20th Century Fox via Grub StreetI recognize most of the characters, but who's the bald guy? The end-times for Foodism are near, my friends. This Sunday, Marge Simpson turns into a food blogger, as reported in an extensive Grub Street interview with Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. To ... More >>
A Williamsburg restaurant reopens and lights the gas
A look at hydroponic farms like Gotham Greens, the new 15,000 square-foot rooftop farm in Greenpoint, which uses a tenth of the water of conventional farms. [NY Times] Tom Colicchio's own hydroponic Riverpark Farm, less than 100 feet from the restaurant of the same name, supplies produce for ... More >>
plate of the day/FlickrWhile Tom Colicchio's appraisal of the "mobile restaurant thing" as the worst current food trend undoubtedly didn't go over well with those with mobile restaurants, the sentiment seems to have some traction out in L.A., where observers of the food truck scene are fretti ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Toast to the Children Riverpark Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. Tom Colicchio's annual gala to raise money for the pediatric programs at Bellevue Hospital will feature t ... More >>
The kimchee fries from the Chi-Lantro BBQ truck made a magnificent lunch one day. At the SXSW Interactive festival -- which started last Thursday, and concluded today -- I represented the Village Voice at a panel called "Bite Me" organized by chow.com concerning the ethics of food writing. ... More >>
Hot.Those who can't wait to wallow in the shallow waters of Eater's Hottest Chef competition can dip their toes in the equally murky waters of Slashfood's second-annual roundup of the 10 Hottest Men in the Food Industry.
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!Believe it.Following in the illustrious footsteps of Tom Colicchio and Rocco DiSpirito, Alex Guarnaschelli has slid into bed with Big Food.
The Daily MealThe Daily Meal just put out its giant listicle of the most powerful Americans in food. The list is an interesting one that runs the gamut from chefs (Tom Colicchio, José Andrés), local media (Sam Sifton, Lockhart Steele), TV stars (Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri), and politicos (Thom ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! The New York Times Fall TimesTalks The TimesCenter Thursday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. This season's edition of TimesTalks will feature an all-star cast of chefs, inc ... More >>
No idea why he'd have cause to look so pissed last night.Elvis Costello New York Public Library Tuesday, November 2 Better Than: Following election results, that's for goddamn sure. One corny joke ("I hope you've brought back all your overdue books"), two old songs ("Blame It on Cain" and t ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Johnny Rockets on 8th Street has shuttered as a result of having lost its lease. [Eater] Long Tan in Park Slope has closed for a complete renovation and conversion into a cocktail a ... More >>
BravoMaybe it's because we're so worn down by this season of Top Chef -- which blessedly will be put out of our misery tomorrow night -- but its spin-off, Top Chef: Just Desserts, actually looks like it might potentially, hopefully, possibly be pretty good. Maybe even good, period.
The sea intestines I ate the night before last at Lu Xiang Yuan. It's a great pleasure each time a new ingredient is added to New York's collective larder, and one of the most recent to appear is sea intestines.
David Bouley has sold his apartment on East 10th Street for $1.4 million, a million less than what it was first listed for back in 2007. [NY Times] Daniel Boulud is about to be single again: His wife, Michelle, filed for divorce. Whether the split could affect his assets, including Bar Boul ... More >>
Philippe Bertineau has been named the new head chef at Balthazar. He previously helmed the kitchen at now-defunct patisserie, Payard. [Nation's Restaurant News] Richard Gere's Westchester B&B, The Bedford Post Inn, is losing executive chef Brian Lewis, following the departure of pastry chef ... More >>
Nary a deep-fried trotter in sight. While her food at the Breslin isn't exactly synonymous with vegetarian dining, April Bloomfield surprised more than a few grazers at the Saveur magazine barbecue last night by serving not animal parts, but salad. The chef and her crew dished out a boldly-f ... More >>
Ruth Bourdain, the tweeting persona who is half Ruth Reichl, half Anthony Bourdain wants to keep his/her identity a secret, even turning down the chance to appear on a panel with Bourdain and Reichl at the New York City Wine & Food Festival. [Wall Street Journal] Michelle Obama invited more ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson, Webmaster.A short while ago, word made its way through the grapevine that Marcus Samuelsson -- a chef who is no stranger to multitasking -- had yet another project on the horizon. Specifically, a website dedicated to -- unsurprisingly -- the topics of food and dining.
Whole Foods reported that second-quarter profits had more than doubled, raising its full-year earnings forecast. [Wall Street Journal] The popularity of Tom Colicchio, Gordon Ramsay, and Anthony Bourdain has taught chefs to indulge their fiery tempers. [NY Daily News] A new study suggests t ... More >>
BravoIt's called the Oral Office, Beavis.So close, yet so far: Bravo today announced that there is but little more than a month remaining until the premiere of Top Chef: Washington, D.C., which will premiere on June 16. Season Seven already has a few things going for it, including three New Y ... More >>
New York Restaurant InsiderWhat's so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?"People go to high-end restaurants and expect it to be snobby. They get their hackles up. They see a waiter talking to another waiter, sharing a joke, and think they're being laughed at. Come on. That's not the ca ... More >>
Americans are eating more vitamin supplements, which may be a good thing, especially for kids, who generally don't get enough vitamin D and other nutrients. [Wall Street Journal] KFC is plotting a deeper move into France, with a new ad campaign surrounding the opening of the 100th store ther ... More >>
Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>
On this fine Friday, we turn our thoughts from food to follicles. Among the many, many reasons to watch televised cooking shows are the coiffures sported by their hosts and contestants. Top Chef wouldn't be Top Chef without its dependable supply of fauxhawks and Sapphic mullets, or, for that matter, ... More >>
Marcus Jernmark has taken over the kitchen at Aquavit, where he will turn out more modern Scandinavian fare. He was previously cooking at the Swedish Consulate. [NY Times Sue Torres, the chef-owner of Sueños in Chelsea, has taken over food operations at The Rusty Knot, where she promises to ... More >>
West Village mainstay One if by Land, Two if by Sea, has a new chef, its third in two years. Sam Freund, who took over from Craig Hopson a year and a half ago, has left the restaurant for a job in Denver. Andrew Matthews, who has been at OIBL for more than a year, is now at the helm. [Eater] ... More >>
Underneath the friendly exterior lies the soul of a relentless empire-builder.Michael White may have a reputation as one of the city's nicest and most humble chefs (being from Wisconsin helps), but his ambition is pure Donald Trump. The chef told Crain's, which profiled him as one of their an ... More >>
Michael Anthony, Tom Colicchio, the customers at Tipsy Parson and Babbo, and just about every other gastronerd within the five boroughs may be creaming themselves over the imminent arrival of ramps, but William Tigertt is a bit more, shall we say, reserved in his enthusiasm.
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez is back in the pastry kitchen.Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez was putting pastry all over the New York map long before Johnny Iuzzini made it sexy or Sam Mason made it space-aged. After getting her start at Mondrian, she became the pastry chef at the Union Square Cafe, a ... More >>
Looking back across many painful moments of 2009--the restaurant closings, the tardiness of liquor licenses, the sad proliferation of faux banh mi--the thing that rankles the most is the shilling of Diet Coke by Tom Colicchio, and in the subway, too! Not rich enough, Tom? Not famous enough, T ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! A Craft-y Thanksgiving Hours: 2:00pm-8:00pm Sure, it's not mom's green bean casserole. But you could do worse than Tom Colicchio's Thanksgiving dinner ($115). An amuse-bouche of spi ... More >>
President Obama told Men's Health magazine that taxing soda and other sugary drinks is an idea worth exploring. "Every study that's been done about obesity shows... a correlation between increased soda consumption and obesity," he said. [NY Daily News] The proposed Kraft Foods takeover of Ca ... More >>
Here's why we thought this was going to be the Season of the Beard, and that excessive tattoos would be banished forever. Were we ever wrong! Yes, we watch Top Chef obsessively. We can't help it. But we hate ourselves the next morning, and here are the reasons why, in reverse order. ... More >>
Jimmy Fallon had Top Chef judge and Craft mogul Tom Colicchio on Late Night last night for a panini cook-off. Apparently, Fallon hates gherkins, eggs, and mayo, but the finicky eater did find it acceptable -- or maybe just funny -- to put peanut butter, bananas, marshmallow fluff, and potato chips ... More >>
Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane. For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>
Bravo announced the chef'testants slated to compete in the upcoming Top Chef spinoff, Top Chef Masters, which include New Yorkers Wylie Dufresne, Anita Lo, Nils Noren, Christopher Lee and Jonathan Waxman. [Eater] Christian Delouvrier of La Goulue in Bal Harbour, Miami and previously of Alain Ducas ... More >>
True tales of not wasting away in the tents