Yes, after 90 years, the mini hot dog has finally arrived at Union Square -- but without Zippy Sauce.
I'm a big fan of the tiny hot dogs found almost exclusively in the Albany area, and have been known to travel to places like Troy, Cohoes, and Schenectady, New York just for a taste. These miniatu ... More >>
January in New York is well-suited to a cloak and dagger mentality and these dark and stormy days can set the stage for some equally heady nights in our suddenly-eerie metropolis.
Our advice? Embrace that film noir feeling and grab a drink at The Third Man, the new cocktail den on Avenue C from th ... More >>
The past weekend at the United States Barista Championship in Portland, Katie Carguilo of Counter Culture Coffee defeated 54 other contestants to become the first New Yorker ever to win the competition. This summer, she'll travel to Vienna to represent the United States in the World Barista Champion ... More >>
At Shake Shack, our own approximation of the Chicago dog.
Whether you call them frankfurters, wieners, tube steaks, or floaters, New York City is the hot dog capital of the world. And here are my five favorite local evocations of the silky sausage that came here from Frankfurt or Vienna, d ... More >>
Going out to dinner in New York City can be an expensive endeavor, with entrée prices clocking in at $30. But you can eat four-star food at a fraction of the price: Cook it yourself using the restaurant's cookbook. Now, cookbook love is like any other type of love -- wildly subjective. Yet some of ... More >>
The Piglet, Food52's tournament of cookbooks, which is modeled after The Morning News' Tournament of Books, has released this year's bracket, with many New York City chefs and cookbook authors in the mix. The Dutch chef Andrew Carmellini's American Flavor, New York Times writer Melissa Clark's Cook ... More >>
For Time's annual "Person of the Year" issue, they've chosen "The Protester." The Awl announces, "Okay, yay, we won!" The spread features simple portraits of and interviews with protesters from around the world -- Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, and right here in the U.S.
The attached cover ... More >>
Photo courtesy Kurt GutenbrunnerSample Kurt's food at the Neue Galerie or from Neue CuisineKurt Gutenbrunner is a busy man. Not only does he run the show at acclaimed Austrian restaurants Wallsé, Café Sabarsky, and Blaue Gans, he just last week opened the beer garden at the Standard Hotel ... More >>
As you probably heard, someone bombed downtown Oslo, Norway and shot up kids in nearby Utoya, killing 93 people. it turns out that the suspect is not a jihadist but an anti-jihadist -- Anders Behring Breivik, a real deport-them-all, Norway-for-the-Norwegians type who denounced "multiculturalism," "p ... More >>
"The Chicago-style hot dog," Zeph Courtney says, "is a classic piece of American food culture. It's a very, very specific thing. There's one way to do it right, and every other way is wrong."
"And we're going to do it right," adds Liz Schroeter Courtney.
The greatest spy swap since Rudolph Abel walked across a bridge between East and West Berlin back in 1962 in exchange for failed U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers is pending, and if Moscow sources are correct, the perfect locale for the swap has been selected: Vienna.
That's where the f ... More >>