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West Africa

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Dish No. 73: Baklava at Güllüoglu

    ​​Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Baklava at Güllüoglu.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2010

    Dish No. 86: Fried Chicken with Two Sides at Soul Fixins

    ​ Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Fried chicken with two sides ($8.95) at Soul Fixins

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Dish No. 87: Katsudon at Ennju

    ​ Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Katsudon with miso soup ($9) at Ennju

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Dish #89: First Prize Pie's Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie

    ​ Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's Pick: Peanut butter pretzel pie ($6) from First Prize Pies

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Dish No. 90: Spicy Miso Ramen at Ramen Setagaya

    Spicy miso ramen​Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's Pick: Spicy miso ramen ($10.50) from Ramen Setagaya.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Dish #91: Porchetta's Roasted Carrots

    ​ While Porchetta is far from a vegetarian paradise, Sara Jenkins applies the same thoughtful care to her vegetable sides as she does to the lusty hunks of pork that are her tiny shop's main attraction.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2010

    Dish #92: Sausage and Egg Breakfast at La Bonbonniere

    ​ Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Sausage and Egg Breakfast ($9.40) at La Bonbonniere

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Dish #93:The Terrine Board at the Breslin Bar and Dining Room

    ​ Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: The Terrine Board ($42) at the Breslin Bar and Dining Room

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Dish #95: The Beauty at Mile End

    ​ Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: The Beauty ($11) from Mile End.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2010

    Dish #98: Nigerian Goat Stew From Baku

    ​ Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now: Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes--old standbys and new finds alike--compiled daily. Today's pick: Nigerian goat stew ($7) from Baku

  • Voice Choices

    July 13, 2010

    AFRICAN BEAT

    Bring your vuvuzelas to Prospect Park

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Fwd: Excessive Emailing Is Bad For the Environment

    ​Apparently, it's time to reduce your Unsolicited Carbon Footprint -- spam emails release over 20 million tons of CO2 per year, approximately .3 grams per message, as this Woork Up infographic tells us. Though the exact science of the whole process isn't revealed, this is good validation again ... More >>

  • Film

    July 6, 2010

    Predators, a Robert Rodriguez-Produced Sequel

    This action-flick's pretense is like "Satisfaction" for bar cover-bands—if you hit most of the notes, it'll do

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Buka Gets a Liquor License in Time for the Big Ghana-Uruguay Match

    Chantal MartineauBuka gets booze.​ It may be positioning itself as "the most authentic Nigerian restaurant" in the city, or so say the business cards, but Buka in Clinton Hill actually has more of a Brooklyn bar feel. Instead of your usual African restaurant accoutrements -- masks, colorful p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Buka Invites You to Sweat It Out Over Nigerian Pepper Soup

    Some like it fiery.​On a sticky summer's day, the last thing you are likely to be craving is hot soup. But, like Indians with their tea, Africans will sip a steaming bowl, which causes the body to perspire and, eventually, cool down. At the newly opened West African restaurant Buka, on Fulton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Maima's; Sarah DiGregorio at Paulie Gee's

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has the "one of the hottest things" he's tasted all year: Liberian pepper shrimp at Maima's in Jamaica, Queens. Sarah DiGregorio samples the pie at Paulie Gee's, where the crust "burrows into your brain -- a stretchy, bubbly, char-spotted pillow of a bread, th ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 4, 2010

    Set Sail for Maima's Pepper Coast

    Munching shrimp heads at New  York's only Liberian restaurant

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    West African Buffet at Fatima in Crown Heights

    ​Served with polished white rice, sauce de feuilles is the national dish of Guinea. When Fatima opened in Crown Heights six years ago, it was the city's best Guinean restaurant, offering two or three home-style dishes per day, served with a massive plate of polished white rice. But in common ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    West African Pepper Shrimp from Maima's in Jamaica, Queens

    ​The incendiary, mouth-searing, mind-bogglingly-hot pepper shrimp at Maima's. It always happens. No sooner had I assembled a collection of the hottest dishes available in city restaurants for the Spring Supplement, than I stumbled on another that put the others to shame.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Say Hello to Betel; Goodbye to Blarney Stone

    The owners of Westside Market have opened Vareli, a Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar in Morningside Heights. Expect Italian-flavored small plates, panini, and lotsa wine. [TONY] Betty's has opened in the space formerly known as Boucarou, featuring a retractable-roofed husk, red banquettes, and ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2009

    West Africa Story: Fela! on Broadway

    A fantastic new musical will soon find out just how fantastic it has to be to survive

  • Voice Choices

    June 24, 2009
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    May 27, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    May 27, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    March 11, 2009

    AND THE DRUMS, THE DRUMS . . .

    Broken barriers in dance and rhythm

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Revisit: Diberterie Cheikh

    Two years ago, when I reviewed newcomer Dibiterie Cheikh, I found the place to be on the very cusp of innovation: It was the first Senegalese restaurant to consistently offer appetizers, in this case, little half-moon pies stuffed with smoked herring called fataya, and pork-free Vietnamese spri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    This Week's Voice: David Byrne, Revenge of the Nerds, Watchmen, Rip Torn, Tokyo!, and More

    In this week's Music Section, Rob Harvilla remains in the light with David Byrne as the once-Talking Head indulges old neuroses and gorgeous new hymns at Radio City. Andy Beta on the joys of DIY disco, courtesy of Revenge of the Nerds. Jesse Jarnow goes up against the anarchic tomfoolery of Taliba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Last Dance: Little Africa Closes Its Doors

    Last night, Djoniba Mouflet gave his last dance and drum class at the studio he founded 16 years ago. Djoniba Dance $ Drum Centre, named after the Senegalese dance master, was the city's first cultural center dedicated to Pan-African dance and music. But like many other arts spaces, it can no longer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    My Column, And All That Jizz

    Click here on the column, folks, and get my quality-time encounters with Danny Boyle, Ken Russell, Billy Elliot, and a prude from Gossip Girl. If that's not enough juice for you, you'll also get a high-minded encounter with a film about Liberian women and some lowdown digging for age-old dirt about ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 19, 2008

    SENEGAL SOUNDS

    Youssou N’Dour brings the hits

  • Art

    October 1, 2008

    The Unforbidden City: 'Street Art, Street Life'

    The Bronx Museum captures the urban vibe—just don't look for any graffiti art

  • Voice Choices

    October 1, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Our Man Sietsema Noshes on Cheb

    Sietsema eats Senegalese in Harlem.

  • Dining

    August 5, 2008

    Keur Mame Diarra on Frederick Douglass Boulevard

    Comfy Harlem Senegalese turns out dependable chops and cheb

  • Voice Choices

    July 16, 2008

    DANCE FOR YOUR RIGHTS

    Fela Anikulapo-Kuti gets his own musical

  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2008

    OUT OF AFRICA

    Is Damon Albarn the new Peter Gabriel?

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    Our Man Sietsema and Anatomy Known Only to Veterinarians

    This week, Our Man has discovered a Nigerian place in East New York, Brooklyn—and he is really psyched, because although Our Man frequents all manner of African places around the city, a reliable Nigerian spot had eluded him until now. Not anymore! Enter Festac Grill, where chef/owner Abiodun Ima ... More >>

  • Art

    February 19, 2008

    Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart Turns 50 This Year

    On the eve of his PEN American Center celebration, the Nigerian author sits down with the Voice.

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2008

    THE POWER OF WUN

    Afro rhythms heat up the BK

  • Art

    December 25, 2007

    My Hyena

    Photographer Pieter Hugo captures a strange, roving menagerie

  • Film

    November 20, 2007

    Senegal's Son

    For Ousmane Sembène, an icon of African cinema, the personal was always political

  • Film

    November 6, 2007

    Diaspora Cinema

    From South Africa to North Carolina, fest explores the black experience

  • Theater

    August 21, 2007

    Oil and Blood

    A one-man tour though Nigeria's conflicts

  • Dining

    July 10, 2007

    African Resto Assimilates

    Thanks, France, for the mustard and the memories

  • Books

    April 3, 2007

    Map of the Word

    New translations battle "language imperialism"

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2007
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