Despite yesterday's rumor that the next piece would be on the Upper East Side and this morning's little misdirection in Morningside Heights, today's Banksy can be found in Tribeca, according to Banksy's Instagram. Update: We found it!
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A concept swap from the Torrisi team, a XXXL burger, and a short-lived market season all make today's round-up of neigbhorhood news.
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 >>
It's a beautiful Thursday, New York City. Here's a look at what's happening in restaurant news around the city.
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 >>
Xi'an Famous Foods has devoted fans all over the city due to their diverse locations in the East Village, Flushing, and Chinatown. The famously cheap spot known for its cold skin noodles and lamb burgers is ready to conquer Brooklyn. On Saturday, Xi'an Famous Foods' doors will open on Beadel Street ... More >>
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 >>
Sneakers celebrates 20 years at 92Y Tribeca
Walking around Lower Manhattan these past few nights, it is clear that something is in the air. Literally. Take a deep breath in and find your lungs greeted by wave of pine from the tightly wrapped trees that now seem to line every street corner. By next week, it will be impossible to dodge the ho ... More >>
The counter insurgency
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Through a series of maybe not-so-unfortunate events, I was a teenage jam band scenester, which, when properly italicized and luridly capitalized, sounds like a sordid music-crit version of a '50s exploitation paperback. But the truth is, I wasn't seduced by drugs, sex, or anything else until college ... More >>
Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday and here at Fork in the Road, we've rounded up some restaurant deals and street fairs around the city to ease the planning process. Free stuff 1) Toloache 50 A complimentary mimosa is offered for all mothers at brunch. A $30 pre‐fixe brunch is offered includ ... More >>
What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Lauren Bloomberg interviews Kutsher's Tribeca's Zach Kutsher, who talks about kosher cuisine and smelly cow feet. Robert Sietsema heads over to Ozone Park and reviews the dim sum over at Genting Palace. We rounded up five creative Cinco de ... More >>
What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: We give you our picks for German beer halls in the city. Robert Sietsema checks out three types of guacamole and other Mexican offerings at Angelo Sosa's Anejo Tequileria. He also lists the 5 best things to eat at the Cal-Mex restaurant, Floren ... More >>
It's definitely a hurdle. That is, avoiding bread in a city obsessed with all things leavened -- pizza, pancakes, artisanal breads. Sure, you can go to regular restaurants and adjust your meal. Caesar salad with no croutons, a hamburger without the bun. Or, god-forbid, you could go the whole holiday ... More >>
See what epicurean mischief you can get into this week:
After several false starts, Dans le Noir?, the French dine-in-the-dark restaurant chain, is finally open in Manhattan, according to Tasting Table. The company had shopped around for space in the East and West Villages and Tribeca, before finally settling on a location in the Fashion District (24 ... More >>
If your weekend plans revolve around alfresco brunching, you should go ahead and cancel your reservations. Weather reports say that it's going to be a pretty nippy weekend. Instead, how about staying home and whipping up some soup? Read a good book. Watch Portlandia.Coming up on their seven-year ... More >>
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 >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema noshes on Jewish-American gems such as pastrami and gefilte fish at Tribeca newcomer Kutsher's. He especially enjoyed the starters and stews: "The matzo-ball soup ($11) is close to perfection, with a clear, light broth and crushed-cracker orbs of the 'big ball ... More >>
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 >>
Flickr/KimtaroLemon aquavit in the making The Danish food trend has been brewing for some time (see: Pellegrino's Best Restaurant Noma, the forthcoming Tribeca sandwich shop Aaman's), so it's only natural that aquavit is popping up on cocktail menus around the city, and on a micro-level...in ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome back, guys.We love a truck that keeps its promises. Last week, Frites 'N' Meats, the burger-and-fries food truck that suffered an explosion three months ago, announced that it expected to be back up and running this week. Lo and behold, it is hitting the streets today. And what do New ... More >>
Given that the city is oversaturated with both Southern restaurants and American Apparel outlets, it's only natural that the two have come together, as it were.
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.
Earlier in the week we told you about Jasmijn Rijcken, the Dutch tourist in town for the New Amsterdam Bike Show who was stopped by a New York City police officer and told that her skirt, which she was wearing while cycling in Soho, was dangerous and distracting. Now one of her friends, Joann ... More >>
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 >>
It's important to watch your figure while under house arrest. Dominique Strauss-Kahn knows this, and so he's been having Lean Cuisines and Crystal Light delivered to 153 Franklin Street in TriBeCa. And also people have been trying to prank him, which is hilarious and we'd all like to see more ... More >>
flickr/InfoMofoJury Duty isn't a total bustEsther D. Asks: I just got called for jury duty. I work in Midtown so don't know the area too well. Where should I have lunch? Dear Esther: Jury duty sucks (unless you have an even crappier day job, in which case it might actually be an awesome va ... More >>
Jehangir Mehta tries to liven up hotel dining
Sex dolls inspires Laurie Simmons's new show
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 >>
Summer love, schmaltz herring. Kutsher's, the sprawling Borscht Belt resort that was the inspiration for Dirty Dancing, may be coming to Tribeca.
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 >>
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.
Two Leslie Nielsen movies and a side of chow mein
Pie-shaped park to be renamed after restaurateur.Albert Capsouto, one of the "frères" of Capsouto Frères, will be commemorated next week when the city Parks Department renames Tribeca's CaVaLa Park after the restaurateur. Capsouto died this past January at the age of 53 after a battle with ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>