Arun Mirchandani built a long career in the restaurant industry that brought him from India to NYC, where he worked in his uncle's Bar & Books establishments, at a 42nd Street hotel, and with the Fatty Crew when Zack Pelaccio was still in the mix. But a few years back, he decided it was time to open ... More >>
The long weekend is here! We say you abandon your Black Friday shopping strategy, take it easy, and check out a few of the city's less intense events -- none of which require you to wait in line at 5 a.m.
Let's say you're craving a bit of raw fish in this city. Where do you head? One good neighborhood, writes Zachary Feldman, is the Upper East Side, where there exists a veritable ocean of superlative sushi joints within a few-block radius.
Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman will now be slinging meatballs around Chelsea at the Meatball Shop's newest outpost. The spot on Ninth Avenue has 60 seats, a new cocktail list (including jello shots), and "Underballs," a first-come first-serve bar in the basement, which serves the full menu and i ... 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 January.
Veranda hasn't had the best luck with state politics. After being fined $200,000 for underpaying employees last year, and losing its liquor license, the West Village has closed its doors. The restaurant/ lounge was issued violations from the Department of Buildings for illegally running a nightclub. ... More >>
The Upper East Side has had some work done. A culinary facelift? It sure seems that way, judging by the neighborhood's growing tally of inventive new food spots that have emerged over the last few years. At the same time, old favorites have continued to increase their followings. Sure, those with pl ... More >>
Living in New York isn't cheap, but at least celebrating a birthday here doesn't have to be pricey. From sweets to snacks and appetizers to alcoholic beverages, simply showing an ID with your date of birth can earn you some food freebies around town. Try out this bunch below.
Southern Hospitality, the Memphis barbecue restaurant cum preppy hangout, has thrown in the towel. The restaurant, owned by Trace Ayala, Etyan Sugerman, and Justin Timberlake, will no longer operate on the Upper East Side. The Denver location is still in business. [Eater]
The Voice's Tejal Rao scored a coveted counter seat at Atera, Chef Matthew Lightner's avant garde Tribeca restaurant. The 25 or so courses include sweetbreads with "a barbecue-flavored coating so powerfully sticky that it slows down time, lengthening its gentle flavors, hushing conversation." The V ... More >>
In case you missed it, our week in review: Restaurants know more about you than you think, we know from personal experience. Taking a cue from the New York Times, we reveal our restaurant fantasies. Jeni's Ice Cream Truck is driving from Ohio all the way to New York City until September 15. The b ... More >>
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. [Chamorro de Borrego at Casa Enrique, Dish #62 | Raspberry Tart from Maison Kayser, Dish #63 | Multi-hued Sponge Cake From JW ... More >>
Moti Mahal Delux is opening at the Upper East Side today. As a departure from almost every other Indian restaurant in the city, they will be serving a menu sans chicken tikka masala. Instead, the star dish will be the signature butter chicken. [Fork in the Road] Hot Bread Kitchen is opening a reta ... More >>
Last week, Fork in the Road posted a one off photo of the Sriracha hot sauce-based ice cream shake from GO Burger, "The Fiery Berry Crumble." We couldn't help but notice that the photo got a bunch of traffic, spreading all over social media as it garnered over a thousand shares on Facebook. The spec ... More >>
Lately we've been kind of obsessed with ice cream. Here's another one to add to your list: a Sriracha ice cream shake. It's called the "The Fiery Berry Crumble" and made with strawberry ice cream, Sriracha, and graham crackers. For those a little uneasy about the sriracha component -- rest assured ... More >>
That was too easy. I was eating at Hospoda, a classy Central European restaurant located on the Upper East Side known for their crafty beer. The dish here is the seared scallops with fennel, grapefruit, and cilantro.
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.
If you want to pick a New York neighborhood to stand for snobby elitism it's easy to turn to the Upper East Side. And though that's a broad stereotype, a new controversy is helping to reinforce it. The Times brings us the story of the residents of East 69th Street near Lexington Avenue, who are join ... More >>
What happens when you get a restaurant that tries to cater to every taste, trend, and diner who may or may not swing through? You get Upper East Side burger joint GO Burger. The Second Avenue spot and it's roaming truck offshoot used to deal in meat patties. However, they've just announced a menu ... More >>
The third course was a chunky beef-heart stew in bacon sauce served over steamed and sliced dumplings. Organ Meat Society Meeting Friday, January 22, 2012 Hospoda 321 East 73rd Street The meeting was called to order precisely at 7:30pm, at Hospoda, an elegant Czech restaurant on the Upper ... 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. City Swiggers Beer Store and Tasting Room has brought brews to the Upper East Side. Caffe Storico has debuted at the New-York Historical Society, serving paninis and ... More >>
When you think of hot neighborhoods for dining, the Upper East Side probably isn't the first to come to mind. In fact, it's probably toward the bottom of your mental list. But a crop of new eateries over the past couple of years has resulted in some new -- not to mention exciting -- culinary blood. ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyAnd so ends another round of Where Am I Eating?, with the restaurant in question none other than Upper East Side German stalwart, Heidelberg. The pictured dish is the classic pork schnitzel, which comes with crispy potatoes and a side of stewed red cabbage -- hearty home-style ... More >>
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. The somewhat forgettable Foodie, in Midtown, located in the space that once housed Boi Restaurant, has closed. No word yet on a replacement. [Mi ... More >>
"This is the standard of what a Jewish delicatessen is. People have come up to me and recommended going more gourmet on certain things. But it's not what a Jewish delicatessen is. I might get excited by a certain idea, but what we really are is an original, authentic NY delicatessen. We're se ... More >>
Today in unprecedented relationship/crime news, Brian Anscomb, a 37-year-old patent attorney in a fight with his 23-year-old girlfriend, "force-fed" an iPhone to her during a fight in their Upper East Side apartment on Saturday, according to the New York Post. This is hard to imagine. Yet, it ... More >>
Today the New York Post has the heart-warming story of single New Yorkers who have uncovered the secret to romantic happiness in the city. Confident that people who live in Brooklyn will never travel to the West Village, nor vice versa, these lovely representatives of healthy relationships ar ... More >>
French eatery Le Lisita just couldn't take the pressure anymore and decided to voluntarily give back its Michelin star after the increased staff costs that came with the ranking hurt profits post-global financial meltdown. [The Telegraph] A food blogger in Taipei was sentenced to 30 days in ... More >>
Is that butter on the Shack Burger's bun? When the first Shake Shack opened in Madison Square Park in 2004 - with some grumbling about public space being appropriated for private uses - it was a revelation and an instant hit. Burgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custard, all like you might find ... More >>
candyaddict.comWhile some may say that its cheap chocolate isn't as good as our cheap chocolate, Britain certainly has the edge where the names of their cheap chocolate are concerned. Who wouldn't want to buy something called a Percy Pig, Curly Wurly, or Aero? Or a Malteaser or a Crunchie?
Amy Zimmer/DNAinfoPaty's Taco Truck, the truck that was kicked out of the Upper East Side a couple of months ago following weeks of ticketing, returned to Lexington Avenue and East 86th Street earlier this afternoon. The NYPD, however, was not moved by its celebratory $1 taco deal, and towed ... More >>
The end of the year did not mean the end of the listicles: only a few days into 2011, Esquire critic John Mariani has released his "Where You Should Eat in New York City Right Now " round-up. What do his seven picks, which include Lincoln, Adour, Lavo, and the Upper East Side pizzeria San Ma ... More >>
Wade Burch, of Steamer's Landing (and a recent winner of Food Network's Chopped), has been named executive chef of Neely's Pig Parlor, the barbecue joint that fellow Food Networkers the Neelys are opening on the Upper East Side. [Grub Street] Josh Boissy of Le Barricou in Williamsburg is bra ... More >>
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Hey, here's a new thing to blame on the MTA: Owners of businesses near the worksite of the Second Avenue subway are saying that dirty, lunch-leaving construction workers are attracting flies to the Upper East Side, with swarms now everywhere along the path of the subway-to-be, reports the Pos ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Cru and Veritas have both closed supposedly temporarily for renovations, but most industry folk are betting they don't reopen. [NY Times] Maritime Parc has opened in Liberty State Park, ... More >>
Christian Ragano has left his post as executive sous chef at NoMI in Chicago to relocate to his native New York. He'll be the chef de cuisine at the forthcoming New York Central at the Grand Hyatt. [The Feast] Cesare Casella has plans to expand Salumeria Rosi, possibly to the Upper East Side ... More >>
yummiec00kies/FlickrMore pad thai for the Upper East Side.It's not often that Manhattan gets a Staten Island import -- Artichoke has been the only place in recent memory to even vaguely fit the bill -- but that isn't stopping Talay Thai from making grand plans to tear it up in Yorkville. Crai ... More >>
Holey Cream, Batman! Tromping down Ninth Avenue in the snow, this soon-to-open dessert spot might catch your eye.
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily rounded up the best cookbooks not of the year but of the entire decade. Let's hope the teens will be as great as the aughties. Slashfood listed the five worst dishes to bring to a party, including breath-ruining hummus, smile-marring spinach, and Cabernet Sa ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema discovers the shocking flavors of the Chinese province of Shandong at Golden Palace. Pete Wells is unimpressed with Gus and Gabriel, crediting Michael Psilakis with having "perfected a new technology that magically strips out all the taste" from his burger. ... More >>
We keep hearing that Manhattan rents are down significantly, but the folks who are being eminent-domained out of their homes to make way for the new Second Avenue Subway line aren't seeing it. The Times talks to several who've worked with the MTA and its realty partner O. R. Colan Associates, and ... More >>
Murray Hill's Pho 32 & Shabu is about to open a second location on St. Marks. The Vietnamese/Japanese is located between Saint Marks Comics and Je'Bon and looks like it will start serving noodles and hot pots any day now.Two blocks north, Iron Sushi has opened a third location on East Ten ... More >>
nycgo.comDiner's Journal reports that La Goulue will really and truly close on August 26. The Madison Avenue bistro has been a fixture of Upper East Side society since it opened in 1972, serving pommes frites to the disposably incomed and playing a supporting role in Fatal Attraction and Sex ... More >>
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