Looking to extend the weekend festivities? Check out a rare beer tap takeover and a dinner party at the Guggenheim in this week's event line-up.
Now that the sun's out, it's time to break out the bike and start exploring. Here are a few destinations you might want to wind up at after a long ride.
Merry War on Christmas! Did you miss it? No? Well, too bad, because after ten years it appears to be as important and obnoxious a part of our solstice revels as SantaCon and "Wonderful Christmastime." But though sheer habit and a taste for proven clickbait may be what keeps rightbloggers on the Wo ... More >>
The impending rush of SantaCon is knocking at the bar door, and we don't blame you if the wave of drunken red and white revelers gives you a case of the bah humbugs. It's a good excuse to lock yourself inside with a copy of Love, Actually, but we think you should get out and go to something tasty.
Thursday, January 3 Pie-Making Class at The Brooklyn Kitchen: Head to Williamsburg to learn how to make a mean pie from author and baker Millicent Souris. She'll teach you the secret to making perfect crusts and for $65 students will leave with a crust and a mini pie to bake at home. 616 Lorimer St. ... More >>
Alex Bogusky used to create highly successful ads for clients including food industry giants such as Coca-Cola. But now he's fighting the powerful soda brand campaigns that associate sugary beverages with happiness and health. Bogusky has teamed up with the Center for Science in the Public Interest ... More >>
Dish #26 is a cheese-laden breakfast dosa 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. [See More 100 Dishes: Tabata Ramen Gets New Noodle Broth | 3 Pastries from Du Jour ... More >>
[See More Quote Unquote: Scotland's New Nutritionally Sound Pizzas | Reviewing the Doritos Locos Taco] Slate's Farhad Manjoo on Beyond Meat's extremely realistic faux chicken: "The chicken strips look, feel, and taste closer to real meat than any other food I've ever eaten."
Don't expect to see any octopus, gray sole, skate, Atlantic halibut, or Atlantic cod gracing the icy shelves of the Whole Foods fish counter after April 22. The company has decided to stop selling seafood caught through unsustainable methods, according to the Associated Press.
The beer-in-growlers trend keeps on growing. First, Whole Foods launched its growler program, and now you've got bars like the Growler on Stone Street, which lets patrons purchase suds by the jug. Stepping into the arena is a new shop called the Growler Station (26 West 8th Street, 212-777-2337), wh ... More >>
Under the semi-serious auspices of the Center for Missed Connections, 24-year-old Ingrid Burrington, who grew up in California, has been studying Craigslist's outlet for the lonely, the hopeful, the romantic, the horny, and the insane for more than two years now. It all started with what she ... More >>
The lesser of the evils.Between Ramadan and resignation letters, Whole Foods has been having a pretty craptastic summer. Through it all, we've envisioned Trader Joe himself, resplendent in his Hawaiian shirt, laughing and stroking what is in our imagination a very large moustache. And today w ... More >>
Just Married and CookingJames Briscione, looking very dapper on his wedding dayIt's summertime, which means wedding season! A time to either rejoice at your friends' happiness, or at least make a beeline for the open bar that is supposed to compensate for the expensive present you had to buy ... More >>
Sarah Palin's top-secret bus tour will include a stop in New York City tonight, where she'll visit her friend and fellow Republican/reality TV-star Donald Trump at his apartment in Trump Tower before heading out for dinner with the onetime possible rumored presidential contender. Ah, to be a ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyHark! The herald cheese Brie is an easy go-to for the holiday party, since it requires little work except garnishing with some nuts or baking in the oven until oozy, but it's worthwhile looking beyond the brie to another seasonal cheese, Vacherin Mont d'Or.
Good news for Brooklynites who don't feel like schlepping to Red Hook's supersized Fairway: After an extended residence in limbo, the Whole Foods Gowanus has returned, and this time it looks like the store will actually rise at 3rd Street and Third Avenue.
This Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lower East Side will see NYC International Pickle Day celebrate its tenth anniversary. Just like last year, the festivities will take place in the parking lot on Broome and Ludlow Streets. Also just like last year, Guss' Pickles will not be in attend ... More >>
Veggie Burger MadnessLukas Volger shows us a veggie burger.Yesterday, we spoke with Lukas Volger about his new book, Veggie Burgers Every Which Way, in which he gives a long-needed make-over to the bête noire of vegetarian dining. Today in Part 2 of our interview, the author talks about ... More >>
Joystiq.comThanks to the Avalon Chrystie condolith on East Houston Street, the Lower East Side is getting yet another fucking Subway. Located on the Chrystie Street side of the complex (which also houses Whole Foods), it will be but four blocks north and one avenue west from the Subway at the ... More >>
Preconceived notions are hard things to break, especially when they originate with those who know how it really is. Then it's just called the truth. Just ask New Jersey, arguably the state most often derided by outsiders, but also a state in which 75% of residents say they're "dissatisfied" w ... More >>
Despite the attempts of our blogging software to convince you otherwise, this is actually a fairly attractive salad.Salad bars tend to get a bad rap, and while it's often deserved, there are some notably happy exceptions. Such is the case of the Whole Foods Bowery's salad bar, which has recen ... More >>
The onion knows its place in Arora Creations' Vegetable Korma. Photo by Victoria BekiempisLike their meaty relatives, vegetarian-friendly TV dinners and pre-made meals can be as tasteless as they are convenient. Often overloaded with salt and sameness, many are too mushy (and mysterious) to e ... More >>
New York City's coffee wars are heating up. Despite the continued ubiquity of Starbucks, smaller chains like Gimme!, La Colombe, Stumptown, and the forthcoming Blue Bottle are cropping up everywhere. [NY Daily News] Are macarons poised to be the next dessert craze? The airy French pastries h ... More >>
How about a little cycle with that bake?Cablevision customers may not be able to get their Food Network, but with the proliferation of quality online culinary programs, they might no longer need it. There's Liza de Guia's delightful mini documentaries about the city's chefs, farmers, and othe ... More >>
(Editor's note: This dispatch is from a middle-aged, college-educated Manhattan resident who has given the hell up and gone on welfare. Previously at Runnin' Scared, he described the process of signing up for the dole, the gourmet cuisine he bought with his food stamps, and his frustrations with his ... More >>
John MackeyPlenty of people saw this coming in the wake of his Wall Street Journal tirade against the Obama health care plan, but it appears that John Mackey has finally stepped down as the chairman of Whole Foods.
S. Diddy/flickrIs this spice nice or a nasty habit? First they had a problem with our English breakfasts being too healthy (by "healthy," they meant lacking in deep-fried toast). Then they complained that all of New York had gone soft because we have a Whole Foods on The Bowery. The latest fo ... More >>
Whole Foods shares recently fell 8.6 percent after more than tripling over the past year. CEO John Mackey said he expects no "positive change in the economy over the short term," adding that 2010 sales should improve slightly. [Bloomberg] Kraft is expected to make its hostile takeover offer ... More >>
A new book examines the true cost of what we throw away
Norman E. Borlaug, a plant pathologist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his work in industrialized food production, which fought starvation worldwide, died Saturday in Dallas. Borlaug felt that environmentalists were hampering world food production by attacking the use of pesticides. ... More >>
A new breed of mixologist is obsessed with ice, using enormous cubes custom made by ice sculpture suppliers, ice balls the size of oranges, and long ice tubes for highballs. Dilution has become a dirty word. [NY Times] With a new Whole Foods in the space formerly occupied by the legendary ja ... More >>
Hungry Girl heads to the new Yankee Stadium to scope out tasty low-cal foods and finds Lobel's Steak Sandwich (464 calories), Nathan's Grilled Chicken Sandwich (380 calories), and cotton candy (175 calories). [NY Times] The Hudson Valley, once known as New York's "breadbasket," is full of gr ... More >>
Clinton Hill Blog brings news that a new organic grocery store is opening this week in the old Chocolate Factory building on Park Avenue. The store, called Fresh Fanatic, will be situated under the BQE, on the border between Clinton Hill and the Navy Yards. According to its owner, it will have a sus ... More >>
To offset falling sales, Whole Foods is planning to return to its natural-foods roots. The chain will launch a "healthy eating" initiative this fall with cooking demonstrations and recipes, shifting its focus from gourmet eating. [Wall Street Journal] Fast-food chains have embraced racy adve ... More >>
Choosing a brownie over granola because the former has fewer calories is not necessarily the healthier choice. Calorie estimates on food labels are based on flawed and outdated science, and labels may be up to 25 percent over or under. [New Scientist] Whole Foods says it still plans to open a store ... More >>
If you didn't already sign up for Julia Jaksic's session at Whole Foods Bowery tonight, which is a part of its How I Cook At Home series of New York chef-led classes, here is a sneak peak of what you're missing. The Employees Only chef will be talking about polenta, and will let participants in on h ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! How I Cook At Home Whole Foods Bowery Culinary Center June 1, 8 & 15 Ever wonder what your favorite chef keeps in his or her kitchen? The How I Cook At Home ser ... More >>
Giada De Laurentiis told Redbook that the rumor about the rivalry between herself and Rachael Ray is not true. "Do we hang out all the time? No. Are we best friends? No," says the Food Network star, but she claims to have no beef with Rach. [People] The latest in food safety scares: beef. A meatpac ... More >>
Wired has the inside scoop on some popular food chains' secret menus: In-N-Out Burger's The Flying Dutchman (two beef patties, two cheese slices, no bun), Jamba Juice's extras of white gummi bears and strawberry shortcake, and Starbucks' Black Eye (a Red Eye with an extra shot of espresso). [Wired] ... More >>
The New York Times reports the thin end of the socialist wedge is coming to New York, but not from socialist President Obama: it's socialist millionaire Mike Bloomberg's idea to redistribute food shoppers' wealth by forcing them to pay a six-cent "bag tax" on every plastic bag they receive at the en ... More >>
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