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    July 8, 2014

    Thalassa's Maine Diver Sea Scallops, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 80: Maine diver sea scallops at Thalassa (179 Franklin Street, 212-941-7661)

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    April 22, 2014

    A Taste of Michelin-starred Jungsik's French-inflected Korean Fare

    For this week's review, I took the Long Island Railroad out to Auburndale, Flushing, to sample Gap Soon Cho's Korean home cooking at Myung San (162-21 Depot Road, Queens; 718-888-1245). The matriarchal chef delights guests with the funky, fermented soybean soup known as cheonggukjang, colloquially r ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Box Kite Café Now Serving Craft Coffee, Wine, and Beer

    New Year's Eve marked the start of a promising 2014 for Cora Lambert and Erik Becker -- their long-awaited, permanent East Village café called Box Kite (115 St. Marks Place) finally opened to the revelries of the night. Their new space replaces the coffee bar pop-up adjacent to Maslow 6 in Tribeca ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Five Fast Casual Concepts That Need To Happen

    It seems that anyone with a bankroll and a big idea is flocking to the fast casual scene nowadays. And why not? Why go in on a fast food franchise and take orders when you can be your own Colonel, Ray Kroc, or Steve Ells rolled up into one? In the last month alone I've discovered a place that dolls ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Tribeca Film Institute Teaches New York and New Jersey Youth You Are What You Eat

    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 >>

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    July 26, 2013

    What's Happening This Week: Alphabet City Beer Cruise, Bushwick Block Party & More

    From Riesling cruises to restaurant weeks (month)--not to mention the chance to try multiple kinds of barbecue--July has been a busy month if you're into food, and the action continues this weekend. With a pair of craft beer parties and a Peruvian Independence day celebration, there's plenty of acti ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Distilled's Country-Fried Duck and Waffles, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Later this year, we'll pen our Best of NYC issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a taste ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Distilled Opens in Tribeca; Here's an Early Taste

    Come 6:30 p.m., almost every bar seat was full at the spacious new Tribeca restaurant Distilled, and by 7, groups nursed cocktails as they stood around and chatted, one eye out for signs of movement that would allow them to pounce on vacated stools. That energy bleeds into the high-ceilinged dining ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Happening: Sara Bigelow Breaks Down a Pig at The Meat Hook

    Tuesday, May 7 Pig Butchering with The Meat Hook Sara Bigelow at The Meat Hook will give a demonstration on butchering an entire pig, and will discuss some uncommon cuts. Show up at 6:30 p.m. to sample sausages, sip beer from Great Brewers, and watch some serious knife skills. Tickets are $85. 100 F ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    5 Ramens to Love, Plus Tribeca's Secret Ramen

    It's been over a year since Fork ranked the best bowls of ramen in New York, and plenty of new ramenyas have opened up in the city since then. In fact, we can hardly keep up with the ramen news, what with Yuji Haraguchi graduating from Smorgasburg, and Ivan Orkin working on opening a place on the Lo ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Sticking Pot Stickers Together at Ganso and Lotus Blue

    Gyoza served lattice-style at Ganso Recently, FiTR has been spotting a new form of dumpling presentation. We don't know if it yet constitutes a trend, but it certainly results in a more-attractive app, a superior consistency of cooking from dumpling to dumpling, and a bit more of the crunchy crust ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Catch Up with Our Food Critics: Rao Pans Tribeca Canvas; Sietsema Feasts at The Marrow

    This week, Tejal Rao and Robert Sietsema dine at two of the city's buzziest new restaurants, Tribeca Canvas and The Marrow. How did our critics rate Morimoto's "fancy fast food" concept and Harold Dieterle's family-inspired spot? Find out after the break.

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    January 14, 2013

    Qi Thai Grill Opens in Williamsburg, American Flatbread Opens in Tribeca

    Williamsburg got a new thai spot from Pichet Ong and Sripraphai Tipmanee. Qi Thai Grill opened last week on N. 9th Street and the menu features a combination of small plates from Tipmanee's Woodside restaurant Sripraphai, and savory specials and desserts from Ong. Think Chiang Mai sausages and beef ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 26, 2012


    Sneakers celebrates 20 years at 92Y Tribeca

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    October 24, 2012
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    October 10, 2012

    Brooklyn Flea to Bring Cemitas and Brisket to Whole Foods

    Whole Foods Tribeca isn't the only location with new snack options. Brooklyn Flea is partnering with the chain to launch a new, rotating restaurant at the Whole Foods on Bowery. Beginning on Monday October 22, food vendors from the Flea's weekly Williamsburg market will take turns at a space on the ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Rural Restaurant, Tejal Rao at Comodo

    Robert Sietsema goes to Rural Restaurant, a northeast Chinese eatery in Flushing. The food shows Korean, Mongolian, and Russian influences: "Speaking of deals, pescatarians will go gaga over the flounder version of the recipe--an entire fish thickly crusted with cumin, red-pepper flakes, garlic, and ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    5 Great Food Markets to Visit Right Now

    There's no doubt: New York is a buyer's market. At least where food is concerned. Stroll through the souk-like stalls of our city's great markets as you scarf down spicy, chicken pigs-in-blankets from Brooklyn Piggies and a chaser of Grady's Cold Brew, and revel in these first breezes of fall as yo ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    A New Spot for Breakfast Dosas in Tribeca

    Dish #26 is a cheese-laden breakfast dosa Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Tabata Ramen Gets New Noodle Broth | 3 Pastries from Du Jour ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Pastrami Evolution: Tacos, Ramen, Kung Pao

    I have a real soft spot for the oddities of modern fusion, or whatever you want to call it. For those hybrids built in the name of deliciousness. When a chef puts things together in a non-traditional way because it makes sense to her, because it might taste awesome, I like to cheer her on. Maybe it ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    Oy Vey, Gefilte Fish

    If you've never been seduced by gefilte fish, it's time to give the wonderfully fishy dumplings another go. Rosh Hashanah begins on September 16 and the Center for Jewish History is preparing with a celebration of Jewish cuisine, past and present. It will touch on the fascinating evolution of gefi ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Rosemary's; Tejal Rao at Hillside

    See what NYC's restaurant critics have been up to this week: Robert Sietsema files a piece on Rosemary's in the West Village. He compares the restaurant's recipes to that of Italian pasta guru Alfredo Viazzi: "While one is often well-advised not to stray into secondi in Tuscan-style restaurants bec ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    R. Kelly's NYC Soulacoaster Signing Has Been Rescheduled for August 10 (For Now)

    R. Kelly's Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me was supposed to be a soul-baring memoir. "I'm tired of being misunderstood," he said 2009 SmileyBooks statement. "I will show you the tears, fears, and sweat. I will open my heart and reveal the good in my life as well as all the drama." Soulacoaster was sl ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Tejal Rao at Calliope; Robert Sietsema at Food Gallery 32

    Tejal Rao hits up French country-bistro fare at Calliope in the East Village. Although there were a few glitches in the service, she is overall impressed: "Pity the person who orders the roast chicken, a breast covered in a glorious, impossibly golden skin, beside a cigar of rich, confit-stuffed cab ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Review: Zutto's Japanese-American Pub in Tribeca

    Zutto was one of Tribeca's earliest sushi restaurants, and has been puttering along for thirty years, mostly invisible behind the grander, finer Japanese fare of nearby Nobu, Megu and Brushstroke. Last fall, Joshua Smookler took over the kitchen, adding a handful of ramen dishes and some grubby, iza ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Say Goodbye to Angels & Kings, RBC NYC

    ​​It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. East Village bar Angels & Kings by Peter Wentz closed several weeks back and no one seemed to notice. According to their Facebook page: "Unfortunately, its with great sadness that we annou ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Superbowl Sunday: Cafe de la Esquina or Hotel Yotel for Your Touchdown Dance?

    Michelle FefferHow can you watch the game with a Super Pang in your midst?​On Sunday, the Patriots will try to topple the Giants, but if you're not a football fan, what will you do while your friends scream at the television? Most likely, you'll eat. For some, Super Bowl Sunday marks the end of th ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Hate Mail on the Subject of Gefilte Fish

    Kutsher's tasty gefilte fish comes in a pair of dense, puck-shaped masses -- with another of beets and horseradish on the side. Last evening my review of Kutsher's Tribeca appeared, and it was pretty damn positive. I loved the pastrami -- both flat and deckle -- and ate the flanken with gusto. I e ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Gingerbread Decoration at Eleni's New York

    Wine Tasting on a Boat As part of an ongoing series about world wines, Classic Harbor Line will host a sampling tonight, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Meet at Chelsea Piers' slot no. 62. Sign up for the $85 event here. Gingerbread Decoration at Eleni's New York Want to build the house of your dreams ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    The Dutch for Your Holiday Bash? Some Private Party Notions for You.

    Scaredy_kat/flickrAt the Dutch, get sloppy drunk--or eat sloppy duck sliders.​ Some folks wait all year long to throw back a few drinks with their otherwise buttoned-up co-workers. Some just call that Friday night. If you're in the latter camp, then you probably would rather spend your holiday ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Homeless Flock to OWS for Food, Safety; Scandinavian Restaurants Make a Comeback

    ​If you think ordering a pasta dish in a restaurant is easier on your wallet, think again. Here are the menu items with the worst bang for your buck. [ABC News] Cheese is the most stolen food in the world, according to a recent survey. Following close behind are fresh meat, chocolate, alcohol ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: A Talk and Tasting, a Halloween Menu

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Kutsher's Talk & Tasting Tenement Museum October 24 at 6: 30 p.m. In anticipation of Zach Kutsher bringing a taste of his Catskills country club to Tribeca this fall, he and his res ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    New York City To Damon Dash: We'll See You In Court

    ​Damon Dash—fallen hip-hop mogul, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records—had a club not so long ago in Tribeca called DD172. SOTC alum Zach Baron referred to it as "gallery-cum-illegal-performance-space-cum-goofy-artless-takeoff-on-Warhol's-Factory," and the Observer called Dash a "Wann ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 6, 2011

    The Dutch Takes an American Road Trip in SoHo

    Andrew Carmellini lets you visit Mt. Rabbit Pot Pie

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    June 30, 2011

    R.I.P., Larry Bogdanow, Restaurant Architect

    flickr4jazz/flickrIt's what's on the inside that counts.​Larry Bogdanow, an architect who designed some of New York's most iconic restaurants, died in Manhattan yesterday at age 64. He was known as the visionary behind the interiors of Union Square Café, Savoy, and the Cub Room.

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    June 22, 2011

    Brushstroke: The Feast From the East

    David Bouley looks to the land of the rising nigiri

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    June 11, 2011

    I.M.F. Victim of "Large and Sophisticated" Hacking Attack

    ​The International Monetary Fund, once headed by new TriBeCa resident and alleged sex offender Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been hit by a cyber attack that an official called a "very major breach." Anonymous, is this you? The attack occurred over the last few months, but as of yet it's unclear ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Kutsher's Deli's Menu Is Big, Fat, and Pretty Jewish

    ​Way back in January, Jeffrey Chodorow signaled his intentions to partner with the owners of the legendary Borscht Belt resort Kutsher's to open Kutsher's Deli in Tribeca. Many wondered aloud what Le Chod would do to Jewish cuisine, and now, thanks to last night's CB1 meeting, we need wonder n ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 30, 2011

    Tribeca's Mehtaphor--Forgive the Pop Rocks

    Jehangir Mehta tries to liven up hotel dining

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    February 23, 2011


    Sex dolls inspires Laurie Simmons's new show

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    February 7, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Valentine's Day; Before-and-After Biodynamic Wine Pairing

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Fondue for Two Little Cheese Pub Throughout February Inspired by V-Day, chef Daniel Angerer is offering two kinds of cheese fondue for two: an Alpine blend of Emmen ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Ariel Panero Memorial Show, Featuring Tough Knuckles, Class Actress, and Tony Castles, Set For February 4-5 at Death By Audio

    ​It was just a month ago that NYC lost Ariel Panero, the audacious 25-year-old promoter and musician known for throwing shows Damon Dash's basement in Tribeca, performing in the band Tough Knuckles, managing Grooms, and generally being a warm and ubiquitous presence in the local DIY scene. Fri ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    The Rum House Will Be Resurrected

    ​When word first spread in early June of the Rum House's impending closure, its owner, Thai Dang, told us that it would probably be replaced by "something shiny." And that's kind of true -- it will be replaced by a shinier version of itself.

  • Voice Choices

    December 15, 2010


    Two Leslie Nielsen movies and a side of chow mein

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    December 1, 2010

    This Week's Voice: AraabMuzik, My Chemical Romance, Orange Juice, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, and More

    My Chemical Romance go . . . Styx. Photo by Neil Krug.​In this week's Village Voice, Brandon Soderberg profiles the 21-year-old rap producer AraabMuzik, Christopher R. Weingarten is not impressed with the new record from My Chemical Romance, Francis Davis praises new efforts from Bill Frisell, ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to The Darby; Goodbye to Marfa

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Cooper 35 Asian Pub, known for its $3 cocktails, will be torn down in the coming months to make room for a new Joe Sitt high-rise. [NYU News via Grub Street] CB Holding Corp. has filed for Cha ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Under the Toque: Jason Zukas of 'Chopped' in at Charles; David Chang Hates More Stuff

    ​ Charles, in Greenwich Village, has announced that Jason Zukas will take over for executive chef Kristine Mana-ay while she's on maternity leave. Zukas has cooked at Andre Balazs's Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, and was a contestant on Chopped. [Grub Street] Dennis Foy now owns the Lawrence ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Swine Flu Offends Pork Lobbyists; Introducing New Cuts of Meat

    Jews and Muslims aren't the only ones offended by the term "swine flu." Agricultural groups are urging the government to refer to the virus by its scientific name H1N1, so as not to damage pork product sales. [Wall Street Journal] Colleges and universities are getting rid of trays in the cafeteria ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Under the Toque--Gabrielle Hamilton Discusses Her James Beard Nod; Paul Liebrandt Hints at a New Place

    Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune on her James Beard nomination: "I can't help but think they needed to pick a girl, and of the girls, I'm pretty good. I could go down that path for hours, but I'm not going to. I'll just say that I'm honored." [The Feed] Sandra Lee spoke at the Salvation Army Book Lunche ... More >>

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    September 24, 2008

    Jonathan Ames, Tonight: Words Projected on the Side of a Building No One Can Now Afford

    Star of this week's Voice and Fiona Apple paramour Jonathan Ames will have the additional ego boost this evening of seeing his work projected against the side of a gigantic luxury building, as part of the apparently arts-related roll-out of One York, a luxury edifice in Tribeca designed by Enrique N ... More >>

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