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    September 26, 2013

    Ad-Rock Hated "Faggots" and Other Beastie Boys Revelations Gleaned From Our Archives

    Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Why We Love Hamburgers: New York's Earliest Burgers

    Local chain Joy Burger turns out a modern-day burger, possibly one of 7,000 places in the city that currently do. As the name suggests, the hamburger originated in Hamburg, Germany, perhaps late in the Middle Ages, when mincing techniques usually used to make pork sausage were applied to beef, whi ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Today Is Nation Rum Day. What's Your Favorite Fakey Foodoliday?

    [See More Rants: Restaurants That Only Pretend To Be Reopening | 13 Reasons Why Banning 'Pig Gulp' Sodas in NYC Isn't Such a Bad Idea] Did you know August 29th is National Lemon Juice Day? What are you planning on doing? We don't get off work, but I'm thinking of taking it as a personal day. You kn ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    The 18 Most Preposterously Quotable Lines From Riff Raff's New Mixtape

    The Houston-via-Hollywood rapper Riff Raff dropped a new mixtape over the weekend! Titled Summer of Surf, the album includes collaborations with Internet darlings Kitty Pryde, Chief Keef and Lil Debbie; Riff Raff himself contributes quite a few bizarre boasts, not to mention a song titled "Versace P ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Touching Drag Tribute To Sade Pendavis Last Night

    When Sade Pendavis died earlier this year, the crying was as loud and soulful as her amazing singing always was. Last night at Therapy, Sade's drag cohorts put on a tribute performance by singing her hits and and telling stories about the colorful diva's quirky charm. Sherry Vine, Epiphany, Raven ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Our 10 Most Romantic Restaurants

    Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, meaning it's time to make a dinner resy at a romantic restaurant. But what, exactly, makes a restaurant romantic? In some cases it's ambiance -- a fireplace or candles go a long way in setting the mood. Ditto a killer view. But as a friend recently quipped, "R ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    New York City Chefs Talk Turkey About Turkey Day: Josh Capon, Missy Robbins, Michael White, and More...

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Hopefully by now the turkey has been purchased and the pie crusts have been made. After all, this is the one time of year when everyone in America dons their chef whites. But how do bona fide chefs celebrate the holiday? We checked in with some of New York Cit ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Where Was I Eating? Mark

    Lauren Shockey​Fork in the Road readers clearly know their burgers. Or, rather, sliders. The beef patty in question was, indeed, the regular original slider from St. Marks Place standby Mark. With its squishy potato roll, sautéed onions, and melty cheese, the burger style recalls that of W ... More >>

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    September 17, 2011

    Man Sues White Castle Because He Can't Fit Into Their Booths

    ​Rockland County resident Martin Kessman is suing White Castle under the Americans with Disabilities Act because he was unable to fit into his local establishment's booths. Forbes reports that Kessman, who is 290 lbs., is filing the suit after two separate trips to the Nanuet, New York White C ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Fat White Castle Fan Sues Chain for Bigger Seat

    Going to White Castle isn't for everyone.​Looking for a bit of food news to make you sad this morning? Have we got the item for you. A White Castle addict in Rockland County is suing his beloved fast-food chain for repeatedly breaking its promise to make the booths in his local branch bigger t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Hamburger America's George Motz: Did You Know White Castle Was Once a Burger Pioneer?

    photo courtesy of George MotzGeorge Motz and friends.​Yesterday, we talked to Hamburger America author and all-around burger expert George Motz about -- what else? -- hamburgers. Today, he reveals what he likes to eat when there is no burger in sight and blows our mind with White Castle's hand ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Friday afternoon, and a Friday afternoon before a long weekend at that. So, without further ado, a look back at all that came before: Hamburger America's George Motz explains that White Castle was once a burger pioneer. Saltie and No. 7 Sub engage in a battle of the egg 'n' cheese breakfast sandwi ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011 Launches for All Your A-Rated White Castle Needs

    ​ has announced its new website and smartphone app, each featuring a comprehensive guide to all the Department of Health A-rated restaurants in the city. All your favorites are there: the Wendy's on Flatbush Avenue, Burrito Loco in Greenwich Village, as well as other spots like T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    10 Fast Food Items That Don't Totally Suck

    ​Originating in the world's first hamburger chain, the slider (or "slyder" as they've tried to brand it) at White Castle has a strange and strangely addictive flavor resulting from the steaming of cheap ground beef and onions. Yes, fast food is a great caloric wasteland (we almost wrote "wais ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Singapore Airlines Launches a Cookbook; White Castle Debuts Garlic Cheese Sliders

    ​In this era of gross or no airplane food, Singapore airlines has launched a cookbook. Above & Beyond, A Collection of Recipes from the Singapore Airlines Culinary Panel features recipes from such chefs as Gordon Ramsay and Alfred Portale. [FOXNews] Jennifer Rubell is a conceptual food artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Your Kitchen is Probably Filthier Than New York's Dirtiest Dive

    thecontaminated.comYou filthy animals!​ In yet another glaring example that the Department of Health's restaurant inspection letter grades are likely to be formidably misunderstood by the average dining Joe, researchers have found that at least one in seven home kitchens would fail the DOH in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    White Castle to Branch Out; Lawyers Targeting Chefs

    ​Laurent Tourondel is being sued by the BLT Restaurant Group for the menu at his new Hamptons burger joint being too similar to the BLT concept. [NY Post] White Castle is looking to launch three new concepts: a barbecue restaurant, a pressed-club-sandwich spot, and an Americanized Asian noodl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Our 10 Best Things to Eat on St. Marks Place in the East Village, NYC

    ​Like the sign says: New York's Best Egg Cream St. Marks Place is only three blocks long, but packs an astonishing 63 places to eat along its truncated and colorful length, some of them nearly invisible. It constitutes one of the city's foremost tourist destinations for the under-40 crowd, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    White Castle Introduces Scented Candles: Freshen Your Home With the Smell of Meat and Onions

    ​ Did you know that May is National Hamburger Month? The folks in the White Castle marketing department sure do! Although PETA would argue that death never takes a holiday, White Castle has chosen to commemorate it by celebrating America's sense of smell.

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    April 29, 2010

    Queens, A Taste of the World Coming to Citi Field May 18th

    It's more expensive than our own Choice Eats, but Discover Queens' eating event, Queens, A Taste of the World, will feature some interesting (and Voice-approved) restaurants.

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    April 20, 2010

    RoundUp: Crime Doesn't Pay, Unless You're Just Reading About It

    ​Here's our Tuesday night crime roundup (complete with celebs, pimps, and Gambinos, for all of you who can't wait for your Us Weekly): Michael Douglas' son Cameron was sentenced to five years in prison for dealing meth and coke. Prior to the sentencing, Douglas composed a handwritten letter ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos Doesn't Want His Music Used to Sell Big Macs

    Alex Kapranos doesn't want no stinking Happy Meal.​ Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos isn't a fan of McDonald's, and now, thanks to Twitter, everyone knows it: the Scottish rocker, who also used to write a food column for the Guardian, recently unleashed a refreshing torrent of vitriol after lea ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon, and all downhill from here, meaning it's time to spotlight some of the best posts of the past week: Ardesia's chef, Amorette Casaus, talked about eating local, duck banh mi, and the challenges of cooking in miniscule kitchen. Roger Dagorn, Porter House's master sommelier, ta ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Just in Case You Were Wondering: The White Castle BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

    ​The pulled pork slider is prominently bannered in the parking lot (!) of the Williamsburg White Castle. Note the Voice box in the left bottom corner, and please take a paper when you try the slider. After enduring the advertisements for several months, and in view of my love of real barbecue ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009

    Yes in My Backyard, Special New Year's Edition: Download A-Bones' "Outcast"

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Megan Dooley​Brooklyn's A-Bones make garage rock. Not "lo-fi" or "shitgaze" or "We own a copy of Nuggets" or "We post to the Goner board sometimes", but vintage no-fucking-around three-chords-and-a-y ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Free Food Alert: White Castle Sliders

    Cheeseburgers in paradise​It has come to our attention that many people enjoy White Castle sliders. Thus, we feel obligated to let you know that you can print out this coupon and get one slider for free, now through December 31st.

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    December 4, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: Best Cookbooks of '09 & The Ultimate Stoner Food

    This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily rounded up its best cookbooks of 2009, including Hardest-Core Food Porn (The Blackberry Farm Cookbook, by Sam Beall), Biggest Mindfuck (Building a Meal by Herve This), and Best Overall (the Momofuku cookbook). Slashfood discovered the latest frankenfood: Che ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Check Out New York/New Jersey Sliders and Nick Solares on the CBS Sunday Morning Show

    ​Tune in to the CBS Sunday Morning Show from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. this Sunday, when their annual food show airs, including a segment on sliders.

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    July 21, 2009

    Feds Say Hams Were for Homeless; New York Fast Food Fries Lower in Fat

    A Drudge Report story about the government spending millions of stimulus dollars on pork products has earned itself an angry rebuttal from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who said that some 760,000 pounds of ham were for soup kitchens and homeless shelters. [NY Daily News] French fries at New Yo ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Fancy This--Website Does Extreme Fast Food Makeovers

    Photo borrowed from Fancy Fast FoodWhether you're a White Castle virgin or a a Burger King slut, you'll certainly be able to appreciate the artistry involved in transforming fast food meals into haute (looking) cuisine. The amazing extreme food makeovers featured on Fancy Fast Food don't sound appet ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009
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    June 17, 2009

    Losing My White Castle Virginity

    Since I grew up with a mother whose go-to cookbook was Recipes for a Small Planet, my fast-food knowledge is thin. Watching Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle made me wish we had a bag of pot laying around, not a bag of sliders. In fact, I had never had a White Castle slider (or a Whopper, or a Bi ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    Free Sandwiches!

    It's a good week for sandwich lovers. Pret a Manger is giving away 3,000 sandwiches this Friday as part of a test at what will be the US flagship on Broadway and 17th Street. The new store opens officially June 22. Meanwhile, White Castle is giving away one free slider per customer to celebrate ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Burger King's BK Burger Shots Ruse Uncovered

    A Pair of BK burger shots (note the plural) fresh from the tissue paper (click to consume) Always curious about fast food phenomena and how they're generated, we at Fork in the Road were curious to check out the burger shots at Burger King, which might be considered the greatest debasement of t ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Holland Bar Reopens

    The Holland Bar -- a long, thin haunt on Ninth near 39th that had for years sold cheap drinks and White Castle burgers to seasoned regulars and, later, younger folks who approved its low-down charms, until its closing last summer -- will reopen, probably this week. Last week the rumor of the Holland ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008
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    June 17, 2008

    Get Smart: A Pleasant Surprise

    This redux is a rare device: a TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms

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    June 19, 2007

    The Beastie Boys' The Mix-Up

    Not trash exactly, but certainly heavily recycled.

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    May 16, 2006

    Pitcher Perfect

    Outdoor drinking and grilling courtesy of a bar near you

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    February 2, 2006
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    January 30, 2006

    Death On Duty: Cops and Risks

    A few years ago, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association placed ads in subway cars that depicted a uniformed police officer laying face down next to his squad car, obviously dead or dying. The purpose was to dramatize the risks of the job. In terms of losing one's life, it's debatable how perilous it ... More >>

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    Nuke 'Em

    Bar serves up TV dinners without shame

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