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Valentine's Day

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Wanted: NYC's 16 At-Large Bank Robbery Suspects

    This week's feature story details a heist: three men, dressed as cops, stole $200,000 from a check-cashing outlet in three minutes on Valentines Day 2012. They carried guns and doused the doors and counters with bleach to erase any DNA trace. They wore masks so realistic that the witnesses didn't re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    I Chaperoned a Middle-School Valentine's Dance

    Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and writes this weekly column about his life and times. 3:20 p.m.: Today I am chaperoning our school's Valentine's Day dance. A line of about 100 kids is already wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    "Less Sentimental" New Yorkers Say No Thanks to Valentine's Day. In 1871.

    New Yorkers are over Valentine's Day. They're over Valentine's parties and "anti-Valentine's" parties and buying crumbly, last-minute, guilt-trip chocolate from Duane Reade on their way home and mostly-frozen flowers from the bodega. They're too sophisticated for that dreck. Wait, sorry, that was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Your Complete Guide to Valentine's Day Shows Worth Seeing

    Valentine's Day is upon us, and perhaps you and/or the love of your life (or love of your week) are considering taking in one of the many concerts happening in and around the city on Feb. 14. Let us help you figure out which gigs offer the best chance for romance. See also: Valentine's Day Special: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    MilkMade Founder Diana Hardeman: "I Wanted A Better Pint"

    When the novelty of grabbing a pint at her local bodega wore off, MilkMade founder Diana Hardeman decided to take matters into her own hands. "It wasn't natural, it wasn't local, pints had shrunk, and I was still paying the same for them," she explains. A modest series of at-home batches for friends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    What's Happening This Week

    In case you've missed the memo, Valentine's Day is on Friday, and that night, every couple in the city will hit the town to dine out. Before cupid descends on the Big Apple, hit a tasty event -- whether you're sharing an experience with a loved one or flying solo.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    5 Great Ideas for New York City Singles on Valentine's Day

    Being single on Valentine's Day is secretly awesome. You have to spend exactly $0 on someone else. You can buy a crappy box of chocolates without wondering if it's good enough for a significant other -- it's good enough for you! And you don't even have to think about sky-high prix-fixe menus for two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Orient Express' Sam Ziar on Romantic Cocktails

    ​ Sam Ziar tends the bar at Orient Express, one of the West Village's most romantic spots. Today, on Valentine's Day, he expects to be one busy man, but he took some time out to talk to Fork in the Road about his favorite winter ingredients and what makes a great Valentine's Day drink.  

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Guide to FiTR's Valentine's Day Coverage: What to Buy, Where to Eat, What to Avoid

    The Valentine's Day balloons go up at Caliente Cab Company. Despite our collective cynicism about the so-called greeting-card holidays, the staff of FiTR have thrown themselves into the upcoming holiday. We've told you where to buy red-colored foodie cooking gifts (including fetishistic aprons for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Department of Ridiculous Press Releases: Valentine's Day Restaurant Gift Cards

    If you're in the food-journalism biz, you get bombarded on a daily basis with press releases, often as many as 30 per day. Some are faintly rational, but others immediately provoke guffaws with their wild assertions. Here's the best one I've received so far today. According to the National Restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    This Week's Specials: Ten Best, VDay Edition; Pulqueria Cocktails

    What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Lauren Shockey chooses the 10 best restaurants for a Valentine's Day date, and asks Jonathan Waxman for his VDay picks. Lauren Bloomberg shows the advantages of being a homebody on Valentine's Day and plans some takeout feasts. Robert Sietsema com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    What Gals Really Want for Valentine's Day: Luxury Chocolates

    Williamsburg's taciturn Mast Brothers know just what I'm talking about. This time of year always presents a dilemma for straight boys and gay girls: how to celebrate Valentine's Day -- the only holiday focused on carnal love and desire -- with your significant other? Taking her out to dinner is t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Roasting Plant: Best Valentine's Day Cookies on the West Side?

    ​While browsing online for Valentine's Day cookie options, I stumbled upon a Serious Eats post from 2010 in which Roasting Plant's cookies were crowned as the best chocolate chip cookies in New York City. I was skeptical. In fact, with Levain Bakery, Blue Ribbon Bakery Market, Milk & Cookies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2012

    MyBlockNYC Wants New Yorkers' Loves And Hates For Valentine's

    via​Valentine's Day can elicit strong emotions. For a holiday purporting to celebrate the sweetest of emotions, vitriol seems just as common as saccharine. MyBlockNYC, an interactive mapping website" that encourages users to post videos corresponding to certain NYC blocks, is hosting a Valenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Ditch Plains Chef Marc Murphy on Wooing With Food: Interview Part 2

    Yesterday we spoke with Landmarc and Ditch Plains chef Marc Murphy about what it's like being a judge on Chopped. Today romance is in the air as we look ahead toward Valentine's Day and Marc reveals to Fork in the Road what he'd cook to woo someone. I just learned that you're auctioning off a home- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Valentine's Day Peeps Push the Peep Envelope

    We're hereby declaring a start to the Valentine's Day mayhem, and hope to give you some decent advice as to where to eat cheaply and well in a romantic atmosphere, and what kind of foodie gifts are available in a Cupidian theme.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    As we look towards a blessedly long weekend, we pause to take a look back at the regular-sized week: Our 10 Great Food Moments in Literature. In honor of Presidents' Day, eat at some presidentially-themed restaurants. Angelo Sosa ruminates on Social Eatz and his naked soul. The Early Word on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Man Makes Ass of Self on Valentine's Day

    ​The Daily News spins this story as a "Valentine's Day surprise gone wrong," and maybe it is, or maybe there are lines to be read between the otherwise innocent sentences of the very brief article, but suffice it to say: If your "girlfriend" locks you out on Valentine's Day, don't climb up her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    The Recession's Over! Candy Sales Rise This Year

    doobybrain.com​Happy Valentine's Day! And especially to all the candy and chocolate retailers out there--this year, people will be spending more on the holiday this year than last year.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    Why Not Feast on Animal Hearts for Valentine's Day?

    Enjoy a romantic meal of the Peruvian cow heart kebabs called anticuchos at Lima Limon.​ Let's face it. The tried-and-true methods of celebrating Valentine's Day have outlived their usefulness. A romantic restaurant? Forget it. The prices have been jacked up for awful prix fixe dinners, featur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    Valentine's Day is the Absolute Worst

    ​Tomorrow, millions of unoriginal people will give and receive chocolates, flowers and diamonds for the elaborate courting ritual of Valentine's Day. Women will wear red or black lace lingerie and men will take them out to dinner at expensive restaurants with prix fixe specials for V-Day, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Once again, we have made it to Friday afternoon. And so it is time to look back at the week that preceded it. Our 10 Best Restaurants for a Break-Up. The Early Word on Yuba. On Valentine's Day, drink Cienfuegos' Fuego de Pasion.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    In Defense of My Beloved Snooki: The Best Valentine's Date Ever

    ​Jersey Shore star Snooki has been voted by Yahoo users as the worst Valentine's date. The New York Daily News News reports that she "got 41 percent of votes in a poll of omg! Yahoo readers on the woman with whom they would least like to spend Valentine's Day." This is so wrong: Snooki would b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    The Treats Truck Bakery Hopes for a Summer Opening

    ​When the Doughnut Plant announced yesterday that it would open its Chelsea Hotel store on Valentine's Day, our thoughts turned to Kim Ima, who told us last September that she was hoping to open her Treats Truck bakery in Carroll Gardens "around Valentine's Day."

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Your Valentine's Day Gift Might Be Slightly Less Crappy This Year

    This could be yours.​This year could mark the most dramatic rose Valentine's Day gift-giving ceremony yet! Why? Because girl/boy/person, you are going to get the good stuff. And by good stuff, we mean the money stuff. A National Retail Federation survey has revealed that Americans will spend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    The Chelsea Doughnut Plant Will Open on Valentine's Day

    yummyinthetummyblog/Flickr​After stringing along area sweet-tooths for months, Mark Israel has finally settled on an opening date for the Doughnut Plant's Chelsea Hotel location. Befitting the amorous feelings his titular treats often inspire, the new shop will open on Valentine's Day. Per D ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2011

    LAUGH IN THE FACE OF LOVE

    MADCAR hosts Love Sucks!

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    New Amsterdam Market Reappears to Host a Valentine's Day Mini-Market

    Photo courtesy of Liddabit SweetsLiddabit Sweets' Snacker.​Earlier this week, Lauren offered advice on procuring good Valentine's Day chocolate. Thanks to the New Amsterdam Market, there will soon be another seasonal source for the cacao-fixated.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    The Weekend In Clubbing: Ed Banger, "One Night Stand," Rain Machine, Fertile Ground, And More

    ​It's Valentine's Day weekend. I'm not one to buy into Hallmark holidays (publicly, at least), so we'll treat this weekend like any other. Excuse the cleverly named soirees and sexual innuendo. On Friday, lonely singles and teenagers unite at the One Night Stand warehouse party in Brooklyn. E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Reasons Not to Eat Out on Valentine's Day Sound a Lot Like Reasons Not to Eat Brunch

    SimonDoggett/flickrIt arguably tastes better at home.​ Andrew Knowlton's list of the top five reasons why you shouldn't eat out on Valentine's Day is an utterly sensible one. There's nothing to disagree with, but the uncanny thing is that if you substitute "brunch" for "Valentine's Day," almos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    10 Really, Really Bad Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

    ​If you're really in love, you shouldn't have any problem making your feelings known on Valentine's Day. But you might anyway. Because commerce, advertising, and social panic conspire to bamboozle us into bad choices. The market is now saturated with "unique" Valentine's gifts. These are alm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2009

    Happy Valentine's Day from Fork in the Road!

    Click to enlarge! Fork in the Road wishes you a happy Valentine's Day, and wishes we could deliver one of these grisly, heart-shaped lard cakes from the Dominican bakery on East 116th Street right to your door.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Worst Valentine's Day Pitches: "Love Maps"

    Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and our friends in PR seem to have saved their best V-Day flackery for today. Did you know global manufacturer Philips makes weird, podlike his 'n' her vibrators called "Intimate Massagers"? To promote their use on Valentine's Day, Philips suggests decorating oneself wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Saturday Is A Good Excuse to Eat Oysters

    Whatever you feelings toward Valentine's Day, it's as good an excuse as any to eat some oysters, whether or not you're celebrating. We recently chatted up Bryan Calvert, chef and co-owner of James' (605 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn), on the subject of V day cooking. Calvert says he's pretty traditional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Porn Star Demi Delia Suggests Sloppy Joes for Valentine's

    I honor of Valentine's Day, we're featuring our very first interview with a porn star! Meet Demi Delia, star of such titles as MILF Invaders 6 , and Mom's Cream Pie 2. Delia is also starring in a new web-based series from Sony called Mommy XXX, chronicling Delia's adventures juggling motherhood and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Happy Valentine's Day from Your Political Class

    Valentine's Day, like all holidays (and all other days), is a good excuse for politicking, as these RNC Valentines show. Councilman Jimmy Vacca (above center) engaged in a more charming sort of outreach, sponsoring a Valentine's Day party at RAIN Middletown Plaza Senior Center in the Bronx this week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Michael Psilakis is a Romantic

    photo by: by Michael Harlan TurkellYes, like it or not, a certain red and pink holiday is on the horizon this weekend. Should you be avoiding the restaurant crowds and trying to cook a special meal at home for your beloved (or just yourself), we've got some advice for doing so from some of the city' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Valentine's Day Suggestions: Heart-Healthy Snacks, Medical Intervention

    It's never too early to worry about Valentine's Day. An alarming number of releases we've received take a recessionary angle. For example, from February 10 through February 15, participants in T.G.I. Friday's "Give Me More Stripes" promotion will receive free Spiced Up Cupcakes with the purchase of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    No Chocolate and Flowers Here

    Valentine's Day isn't just a Hallmark Holiday, it's also a special day for restaurants to offer special menus at special higher prices. But some local spots (and a national chain), have found some pretty amusing ways of hawking the Hallmark-i-day, and we've got to appreciate their creativity. A few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Suckling Pig for that Special Someone

    First they roasted a pig for Obama's inauguration, and now they're throwing another piggie on the barbie for Valentine's Day. The General Greene (229 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn) is doing a Valentine's Day pig roast. In addition to their normal menu, they'll be offering the following:Suckling Pig with J ... More >>

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    January 25, 2005

    V-Day Breakups and Hookups

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