When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a pop-up in the former Bowery Diner space, an Arabian-French fusion in the East Village, and a cafe with laundromat s ... More >>
A mass of freakazoids are taking over the streets of New York for the 10th anniversary of the Idiotarod race, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it so you might as well join in on the fun. Also, the American Folk Art Museum opens "Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art," their first fashion e ... More >>
New York Fashion Week officially began today, but we've been diligently covering it for the past two days. Erin Fetherston kicked things off right after Labor Day with her Spring/Summer 2014 intimate presentation in Tribeca. For about eight years, the American designer has exhibited feminine wear u ... More >>
101 Classic Cookbooks 92Y Tribeca Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 p.m., $15 Here's one for the foodies--or really anyone who cherishes the cookbook as more than just a batter-stained instructional manual. Like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for baked goods, 101 Classic Cookbooks (Rizzoli) is the Fales Libra ... More >>
These are the best jazz shows in NYC this month.
Even noodles get the blues
This glass of aquavit, from Danish restaurant Aamanns-Copenhagen, is flavored with toasted rye bread. Aquavit (or akvavit) is a flavored liquor beloved of Scandinavians, and served in funny little glasses. Derived from the Latin aqua vitae, it means "water of life."
Tejal Rao took a break from professional eating this week, but our own Robert Sietsema kept at it by checking in at Le Midi Bistro. Located in a former East Village Woolworth's building and karaoke den, Sietsema notes in his review of Le Midi that the restaurant "is one of those old-school bistros w ... More >>
Monday, January 7th The Harmony of Beer and Cheese: If you're sick of pairing cheese with wine, Murray's Cheese is offering a beer and cheese pairing class for $75. The experts at Murray's say to pair German smoked Rauchbiers with a "meaty washed rind cheese" to create a "bacon bomb." Sounds delight ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in December.
Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on the eighth day. Whose ... More >>
An amateur supper club goes pro in Soho
Robert Sietsema dives into the pan-Balkan cuisine at Balkanika, where 18 dips are neatly displayed in tubs. Located in Hell's Kitchen, Balkanika adds a passel of Balkan hot dishes served as main courses and a cheeses and charcuterie list that emphasizes Eastern European products: "Other hard-to-find ... More >>
A dracula is the image most frequently equated with Trouble and Bass founder and DJ Drop the Lime. "It's because I'm a night owl, always showing up everywhere," says Luca Veneziaand he's a New York night owl at that. Born and raised downtown to artist parents, Venezia has lived through three ... 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 >>
This weekend Prospect Park will host Great GoogaMooga, a festival that brings together some of New York's best restaurants and musicians from New York (disco technicians Escort; bouncy Brooklyn rockers Fort Lean) and outside the city (Saturday's headlined by the hip-hop polyglots The Roots, while Su ... More >>
Kutsher's, the Jewish-American bistro in Tribeca, will now offer delivery service.
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: 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 >>
The actor/writer/artist shows off his latest book
See what epicurean mischief you can get into this week:
Don’t forget the cherry pie
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 >>
Manhattan living has become more overpriced than before, even though there are more open apartments than in January 2011, a new study has found. Citi Habitats, one of the town's largest real estate firms, says that rents have gone up 5 percent compared to last year. "While rents often decrease dur ... 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 >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples Sichuan in his review of Land of Plenty: "At the end of the last century, who could have predicted Manhattan would someday be speckled with Sichuan restaurants? But as old-school takeaways vanished, pricier Sichuan places appeared in Chelsea an ... More >>
Oh, New Year's Eve. The most dreaded of holidays is fast approaching. CBS New York reports that the Times Square Ball is being installed today. But where should you venture come December 31? Luckily Priceline.com made a list of the"Top 50 New Year's Destinations for U.S. Travelers." (Read: "top New ... More >>
Flame-grilling the lobster produces a slight smoky flavor. One of the best red-crustacean deals in town is found Thursday evenings at Petite Abeille, where $25 gets you a whole lobster of an estimated pound-and-a-half with a bowl of fries and a Stella. Oh, and there's a little salad, too, s ... More >>
Hmmmm, will flying to Mars for dinner make me seasick? There has always been an element of zaniness in the New York dining scene, ever since pretty girls started selling hot ears of buttered corn down on Delancey Street in the 19th Century - or maybe even before that, because a restaurant b ... More >>
Rebecca NathansonOn Saturday morning, Art in General, an alternative art space at 79 Walker Street in Tribeca, opened a new exhibition called "I'll Raise You One..." in which a group of people sit in the gallery's storefront window space and play strip poker for all to see. The exhibition is ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Plenty is a new bakery on the Upper East Side, offering crumb cake, rugelach, and layer cakes. [NY Times] Williamsburg is getting a Midwestern-themed bar in Burnside B ... More >>
As we've noted before, the fancy Franklin Street townhouse where Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent his house arrest is now for sale or rent. When it went back on the market in September it was going for about $14 million; now the price has been cut to $12.5 million, Curbed noticed today. It's been availa ... More >>
My smart phone is much funnier than I am. Recently, a friend asked where he could throw a birthday party for himself. After mulling the question over, taking into account his preferences in location, cuisine, and price level, I texted back Del Posto. The phone's auto-correct function sprung ... More >>
Ex-Sfoglia chef Ron Suhanosky has left Stuzzicheria after just four months, due to creative differences with owner Gerard Renny. Paul Di Bari, who worked at sister restaurant Stuzzi has taken over. [Grub Street] James Kent, who competed a in Bocuse d'Or this year, has been promoted to chef d ... 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.
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Marc Forgione with Bryan Miller 92nd Street Y in Tribeca Monday, July 25 at noon Former New York Times restaurant critic and food writer Bryan Miller interviews Iro ... More >>
Archangeli/FlickrMelanie M. Asks: I'm living in New York as an exchange student from Geneva and I miss my Swiss cuisine from home! Do you know of any restaurants where I can find veal cordon bleu? Dear Melanie: While chicken cordon bleu is a relatively common (though somewhat passé) ... More >>
ClementineSounds better nowTribeca café Columbine will now be known as Clementine, swapping dismal associations to one of nature's tasty citrus fruits. A staff member confirms that the restaurant wanted to change its name "because the late unpleasantness." The concept and menu items will r ... More >>
Jeff Grow, mixologist-illusionist. Jeff Grow has a title you don't come across very often. He's a 'bar illusionist' at Albert Trummer's recently opened-to-the-public Theater Bar (114 Franklin Street) in Tribeca. He discusses just how manages to mix drinks with magic and why the two are a grea ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The East Village's Wai? Café has closed and will be replaced by Sa Aming Nayon, serving "authentic Filipino cuisine." [EV Grieve] Havana Central is closing its Union Square location as part o ... More >>
GA Shutter Bug/FlickrLast week, we learned that Mike Franzetti was replacing Nate Smith at Dean Street. Franzetti came to the restaurant from Bar Stuzzicheria, so his departure created a space that needed to be filled.
Need a meal everyone will enjoy?Joe N. Asks: I want to take my parents out for lunch somewhere that's nice in Lower Manhattan. Can you recommend somewhere that isn't too expensive but that they'll enjoy? Dear Joe: Lower Manhattan used to be a culinary wasteland, but in recent years it's bec ... More >>
Alex Guarnaschelli, not on her day off.Feel good as you get fed. The second annual Housing Works A Chef Tasting benefit takes place Tuesday, March 29, hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter and The Darby. Other chefs making an appearance (and their signature dishes) will include Brad Farmerie ... 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! Fat Tuesday Bash Blue Water Grill Tuesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. The restaurant's Jazz Room will host a three-course prix-fixe menu inspired by New Orleans and accompan ... More >>
Sarah DiGregorioIppudo's ramen is good, but is it worth a three-hour wait?New York City teems with restaurants, offering diners many, many tasty options. With delicious often comes pretentious, though. Just because a restaurant serves up some good grub doesn't mean that the overall dining e ... More >>
Food NetworkDoes Marco Canora use this knife to cut turkey sandwiches? Yesterday we chatted with Marco Canora about his appearing on The Next Iron Chef. Today, the Hearth chef and co-owner of Terroir and Terroir Tribeca predicts the next big trends in dining.
Food NetworkMarco Canora: He might have lost on TV, but he's still a winner. The Next Iron Chef ended its run this week, and Marc Forgione was crowned the winner. But runner-up Marco Canora still has plenty to celebrate: A Tribeca location of his East Village wine bar Terroir opened this yea ... More >>