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    July 30, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From the East Village's Box Kite

    New York City's new-wave coffee shops may share an affinity for in-house roasting and high-end baked goods, but few expand much beyond the traditional cafe offerings or daytime hours. An exception to that rule is the East Village's Box Kite (115 St Marks Place, 212-574-8201), a shop that's open late ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Ten Years Into a Restaurant Empire, Marc Murphy Is Still Just Looking to Have Fun

    In the 20 years that the Food Network has existed, it's propelled dozens of chefs to stardom before they've proved themselves in their own kitchens. Despite his prolific career on television, Marc Murphy is not one of those chefs. The Chopped judge has risen steadily within New York's restaurants fo ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Eight Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    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 >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Lamb Curry and Lentil Sambusas Are the Dishes We're Digging This Week

    Our edible escapades this week took us up to the Bronx and out into Brooklyn with stops in Manhattan in between. We were particularly enamored of noodles -- they were tucked into a curry, swimming in a bowl of ramen, and covered in spicy red sauce. We also found a steak tartare worth loving and an E ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    Field Notes: Sole di Capri

    Patrons crowd by the door during the lunchtime rush at Sole di Capri (165 Church Street, 212-513-1113), a petite Italian restaurant run by Ecuador-born, Piedmont-raised and trained chef Eddy Erazo. With gentle prices (the menu tops out at $16), it's a boon for the Tribeca neighborhood where a cheap ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Better Out Than In Day 15: A Remembrance of The Twin Towers in Tribeca [UPDATE]

    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!

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    June 10, 2013

    ZZ's Clam Bar, New Amsterdam Market, and NYC's First Fatburger in Today's Neighborhood News

    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.

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    June 6, 2013

    Blanca Reservations, Empanadas, and Taj Tribeca in Today's Neighborhood News

    It's a beautiful Thursday, New York City. Here's a look at what's happening in restaurant news around the city.

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    May 29, 2013

    The Village Voice's Top 5 Book Events This Week, May 29-June 4, 2013

    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 >>

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    May 1, 2013

    The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

    These are the best jazz shows in NYC this month.

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    February 7, 2013

    Xi'an Famous Foods Opens in Greenpoint; Three Letters in Clinton Hill

    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 >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Aquavit. What Is It?

    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."

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    January 9, 2013

    Olive Oil on Tap at Le Midi; Not Everything's Awful at Bill's Food and Drink

    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 >>

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    January 7, 2013

    What's Happening: Harmony of Beer and Cheese and Cassoulet Cookoff

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    December's Openings and Closings

    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.

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    December 10, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #3

    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 >>

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    November 30, 2012

    10 Best Restaurants to Book for Christmas Eve Dinner

    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 >>

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    October 17, 2012
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    October 3, 2012

    Cómodo Is Street Legal

    An amateur supper club goes pro in Soho

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    September 26, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Balkanika, Tejal Rao at 606 R&D

    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 >>

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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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    June 27, 2012

    I Was A Teenage Jam Band Scenester: Coming Around On The Ominous Seapods And Other Life Lessons

    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 >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Mother's Day Weekend Food Specials

    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 >>

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    May 4, 2012

    This Week's Specials: Kosher Cuisine and Watermelons

    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 >>

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    April 20, 2012

    This Week's Specials: German Beer Halls, Mexican Delights

    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 >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Passover: Where to Eat

    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 >>

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    March 12, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Hello, Choice Eats!

    See what epicurean mischief you can get into this week:

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    February 13, 2012

    Dans Le Noir? Opens Near Times Square: Now Tourists Can Finally Eat in the Dark

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Make Luzzo's Zuppe Bollito di Scarola e Fagioli

    ​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 >>

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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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    January 4, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Kutsher's Tribeca; Lauren Shockey at La Promenade des Anglais

    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 >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Aquavit: Let's Cocktail Like the Scandinavians

    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 ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Say Hello to Burnside Brooklyn, The Smith Midtown, Ventanas

    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 >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Play the Cellphone Restaurant Autocorrect Text Messaging Game

    ​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 >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Frites 'N' Meats Is Indeed Back Today, with Free Fries for All

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    With the Cardinal, Dov Charney Penetrates the Restaurant Business

    ​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.

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    July 25, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Summer Cocktail Pairing; Free Korean Food

    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 >>

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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 16, 2011

    Skirts on Bikes Ride Planned to Celebrate 'Freedom and Fashion'

    ​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 >>

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    May 28, 2011

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn Eats Lean Cuisine, Refuses Balloon Deliveries

    ​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 >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Should I Eat When Called for Jury Duty?

    flickr/InfoMofoJury Duty isn't a total bust​Esther 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 >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Theater Bar Illusionist-Mixologist Jeff Grow Reveals the Tricks of His Trade

    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 >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Take Visiting Parents to Lunch?

    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 >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Housing Works' A Chef Tasting Benefit Returns

    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 >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Jeffrey Chodorow and Kutsher's May Open Tribeca Deli

    Summer love, schmaltz herring.​ Kutsher's, the sprawling Borscht Belt resort that was the inspiration for Dirty Dancing, may be coming to Tribeca.

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    November 23, 2010

    Marco Canora Dishes About The Next Iron Chef and Cooking at the School of Hard Knocks

    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 >>

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    October 22, 2010

    CaVaLa Park in Tribeca to be Renamed After Albert Capsouto

    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 >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Yelpers for Macao

    Yesterday, the Daily News' Restaurant Girl awarded Macao Trading Company (311 Church Street) a mere two stars, saying that "instead of a fusion of Chinese and Portuguese food"  the restaurant serves "an uneasy negotiation between the two cuisines." However the new Tribeca restaurant is faring f ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Starting the Drinking Now? Try Dr. Funk

    For this week's dining newsletter (sign up here), writer Hailey Eber talked to Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric, owners and "bar chefs" at the new Tribeca restaurant, Macao Trading Co. (311 Church Street). New Year's Eve was on our minds, so Kosmas and Zaric gave us a recipe for the Dr. Funk, which is ... More >>

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    July 15, 2008

    The Tank Loses Its Home at the End of July; Supporters Eat Pizza and Mull Over the Possibilities

    "Emergency Tank Town Hall" Le Poisson Rouge July 8th What do you do when you're a non-profit performance space that just found out that your floor is seeping with raw sewage? Unfortunately, the Tank had to face that question when they discovered recently that a water problem was much worse than the ... More >>

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