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    November 13, 2014

    My Bodega and Me: A Love Story

    In any great relationship, there is a give and take that needs to exist, an ebb and flow that must be followed. There are high points and low, and it's always a two-way street. But twenty- and thirtysomething New Yorkers don't really follow any of these guidelines: We text through dinner, look at In ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Dough's Manhattan Location Celebrates Grand Opening With Lines Down the Block

    You no longer have to trek out to Bed-Stuy to get your hands on a freshly baked Dough doughnut: Dough (14 West 19th Street, 212-243-6844) opened its second location in the Flatiron District today, and it's celebrating with free doughnuts until 6 p.m. -- which means lines are currently stretching hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    A Primer on Cold Brew Coffee and Where to Drink It Around Town

    It's summer, or at least pretending to be summer, and thus the season for iced coffee. Almost every coffee shop will have a version: some clouded with dairy products and laden in sugar, invariably more expensive than a plain cup of joe, and slurped down far quicker. Leaving aside frozen concoctions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    When is the Most Advantageous Time to Donate to the WNYC Pledge Drive?

    If you listen to enough public radio to recognize the vocal ticks and habits of your favorite NPR reporters and hosts, then you've also probably heard enough pledge drive programming to recognize their patterns too: the guilt trip ("If you've never pledged before, I'm talking to you!"), the manufact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Real Irish Cooking and Whiskey Wars Tour on This Weekend's Agenda

    St. Paddy's Day weekend is upon us, which means you have an excuse, if you want, to don green and drink Guinness until you're kicked out of a bar. Not your bag? Check out this list of things to do instead.

  • Dining

    February 19, 2014

    Make Harlem's Mountain Bird a Destination

    Visiting Chef Kenichi Tajima's spartan uptown nest

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Meet Chris Manca, the Cheese, Beer, Coffee, and Chocolate Buyer at Whole Foods

    Yes, we understand that your feelings about Whole Foods may be somewhat confusing -- the new location in Gowanus, our staff writer Anna Merlan wrote, is great, which makes her feel somewhat terrible. One major positive: The stores really work hard to support local producers, a task that, in this are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    10 NYC Treats to Order for This Thanksgiving

    Have you ordered your turkey yet? We hope so -- last week, we recommended a number of places that sell local, sustainable birds, but many of those vendors were on the way to selling out. And assuming you have the poultry under control (or aren't responsible for roasting the fowl), it's time to start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    A Look at New York's 2013 Great American Beer Festival Winners

    Fifty thousand people descended on Denver, Colorado for the 2013 Great American Beer Festival, a massive showcase of everything happening in brewing in this country that took place October 10-12. The event also pits beers against each other in competition, and this year, 4,000 beers from big and sma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Williamsburg's Tops on the Waterfront to Close After 21 Years, Pushed out by Chain Stores

    The "customer appreciation sale" at Williamsburg grocery store Tops on the Waterfront seems pretty awesome at first. Instead of just select items for sale, everything in the store--even the shopping carts--are 10 percent off. But everything is for sale because Tops is closing its doors this month a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Get a Taste of Vermont in Manhattan Tonight

    There are few winter staples for non-meat eaters that approach the heartiness of vegetarian chili. The recipe is basic (beans, tomato sauce, and whatever vegetables you have around), the ingredients are cheap, the calories are low, and it lasts for days in the fridge, always running out before going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Blue Hill Unveils Line of Vegetable-Based Yogurts (INTERVIEW)

    Next time you're in your favorite dairy aisle, stare at the yogurt case for half a second and marvel at the stunning variety. Greek yogurt's seen a surge in recent years, and it holds a prevalent place among classic fruit-on-the-bottom or stirred iterations. But look closer and you'll also find yogu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    The 10 Best Ice Creams in NYC

    The go-go yogurt craze (thankfully not the Go-Gurt craze) of the mid-'00s still hangs on, but like a double scoop of freedom with a patriotism swirl, ice cream is back on top. It's hard to find a more satisfying sweet treat in so simple a package, and once mix-ins get involved, a single scoop is oft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Yuji's Ramen Experiments Will Go Strong Through August

    Last time we caught up with ramen whiz Yuji Haraguchi, he was setting up shop in the Whole Foods Bowery pop-up and scheming to open his own restaurant in Williamsburg later this year. The stint was supposed to end this spring, but Fork hears that Haraguchi will be staying put through the end of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Hey Companies, You Are No Longer Allowed to Participate on April Fools' Day

    April Fools' Day has become, for lack of a better word, a shitshow. A day of pranks played on and by friends has metastasized into overblown theater perpertrated by news outlets, corporations, and even governments. Did you set your sister's clock back an hour? Too bad, Scope has already goofed her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Yuji Ramen's Tasty Fettuccine at Whole Foods Pop-Up

    Yuji Ramen's bacon and egg mazemen Calling itself a Test Kitchen, Smorgasburg mainstay Yuji Ramen has assumed its temporary spot in the second floor food court of the Lower East Side Whole Foods. Their tenure will be two months, and the concise daytime menu (there's also an evening omakase) includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Food52 to Become Ultimate Culinary Hive Mind

    You're probably already familiar with Food52, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs' cool startup that began as a crowd-sourced cookbook and became a community of over 50,000 cooks (a mix of amateurs and pros) who share recipes, stories and tips. Hotline is the site's popular Q&A service, where cooks co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Our 10 Favorite Far Downtown Restaurants

    It's generally agreed that the area below Chambers Street is a food no-man's-land. However, take a closer look and you'll find a number of options that don't just fill a void, but are top-notch. We've rounded up our 10 favorites, and lumped Battery Park City and the Financial District together, for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    David Burke is Not a Long Shower Guy, Would Do a Great Job on Television Pt. 2

    Yesterday, we spoke with Chef David Burke about grilling and ramps. Today we take the chef in a different direction: chatting about over the hill food trends, creativity, and the multiple restaurants he's looking to open in the next few years. What food trends are you tired of seeing? The molecula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2012

    Year of the Takeout Day 97: Whole Foods

    Shanghai Dumplings from Whole Foods (Union Square)

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    DooD: Dogs and Humans Do a Taste Test

    Droolworthy?​Fraternity brothers, truth-or-dare players, crazy hoarders with weird eating habits: these are all people that we'd expect to dabble in dog food munching. So, it came as a surprise recently, when we found a dog food that was tempting to try.DooD is a delivery food that's so much more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Bruar Falls To Close At The End Of This Month

    The Williamsburg bar/club Bruar Falls, founded by the proprietors of Cake Shop and the Library Bar, will "cease to exist on November 1," according to a statement posted by the founders. Proprietors of the venue, which opened in the spring of 2009, sent out the announcement just as the weekend was be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Review of Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad: Decent, But With Two Big Objections

    ​What the salad looks like before applying dressing. The food at Wendy's is generally agreed to be the best among the national burger chains. While the hamburgers are much better at such regionals as In-N-Out and Five Guys, Wendy's offers a few maverick items that are actually worth eating. ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011
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    March 29, 2011

    EU Fails to Ban Clone Offspring Meat; Royal Wedding Cake(s) Revealed

    ​Village Yogurt is a Chelsea staple where famous and no-name patrons alike go for uncomplicated, healthy Asian food. [Wall Street Journal] An EU effort to ban meat from the offspring of cloned animals failed after talks between participating governments broke down. [ABC News] Whole Foods is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Naked Celebs On Display At Armory Show

    ​ Well, now that I've gotten your attention, let me clarify that there was an image of a naked celeb at the Armory Show. It was Angelina adorning the letter H, which probably stands for "Hollywood," though you can feel free to come up with your own far more vivid guesses. (Image below)

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Costco Expands List of Endangered Fish It Won't Sell

    ​While Whole Foods has whimped out on its imperative to safeguard endangered ocean fish - as reported by Fork in the Road -- Costco manned up last August and declared an outright sales ban on seven fish species that are among the most stressed worldwide.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Mile End May Expand to Manhattan

    Robert SietsemaWill Mile End's Ruth Wilensky find a home in Manhattan?​Speaking of Montreal-style bagels, it looks like Mile End has some big plans in store for 2011.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Fany Gerson Talks About the Sombrero Effect, the Future, and Filling All Those Ice Cream Carts

    ​Yesterday, we spoke with Fany Gerson about the many things she has planned for La Newyorkina, the Mexican frozen-treats stand that she debuted in New York last summer. Today, the pastry chef extraordinaire talks about the so-called Sombrero Effect, the future, and keeping all of those ice cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Whither the Korean Greengrocer?

    Inha Leex Hale/Flickr​Although they may appear ubiquitous, Korean grocers, with their outdoor fruit and flower displays and inventory of everything from Clif Bars to Cup Noodles, are actually far less common in New York City than they were two decades ago.

  • Music

    January 19, 2011

    Reveling In Social Anxiety with Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend

    The Suburbs and Contra contemplate little pink polos for you and me

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Goat Town's Nick Morgenstern, Part II: Fast Cars, Chocoholism, and French Frozen Foods

    Nick Morgenstern​Yesterday, we talked with Nick Morgenstern about his new restaurant, Goat Town. Today, he lets us in on his Christmas plans and New Year's resolutions, which may or may not involve another launch for 2011. Goat Town has it's own garden, we hear. How's it looking? We're worki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Rebe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2010

    Williamsburg, Brooklyn is the 'New Front Line' of Gentrification, According to England

    Via​Our friends on the other side of the pond have discovered a little neighborhood called Williamsburg, in Brooklyn, and today in the Guardian, deem it "perhaps the national capital for young 'hipsters' trying to beat back the commercialism and standardisation that defines much of American da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7, Episode 10: Alex Takes a Swan Dive, Kelly Goes to Paris

    ​Wylie 'n Padma, with Wylie looking wily. I'd been at a birthday party at Momofuku just before Top Chef Season 7, Episode 10 aired. Knowing that I'd drawn the short straw and had to write about it, I cycled home in a lather, filled to the brim with fried chicken, corn salad, and pork-belly ss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The New Museum Celebrates the Demise of CBGB, Rise of John Varvatos

    ​The conversion of CBGB into a fancy boot emporium is ancient news at this point, and as evil or wrongheaded as John Varvatos has often seemed on the Bowery--a sliver of the old wall, behind glass! Guns N' Roses!--putting CBGB out of its misery in 2006 was a mercy killing. It hadn't been good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Tortilleria Nixtamal's Fernando Ruiz on Expansion Plans, Great Food in Dirty Places, and Cooking in the Firehouse

    AM-NYThe tortilla-making operation at Tortilleria Nixtamal​When Fernando Ruiz and Shauna Page opened Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona, Queens, just about a year and a half ago, the place became an instant sensation. That's because they're the only known place in the city that makes fresh masa do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Raw Foodist's Father Bakes Latvian-Style Rye Bread in Brooklyn

    Jenny MillerJohn Melngailis' Latvian-style rye.​John Melngailis, an engineering professor at the University of Maryland (and the father of Sarma Melngailis of Pure Food & Wine), missed the dense, dark, sourdough rye bread he ate growing up in Latvia.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    An Underground Lobster Pound in Greenpoint

    The Underground Lobster Pound: A Purist, An Apartment & The Perfect Lobster Roll - *food curated* from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Liza Mosquito de Guia of food.curated will be on the panel at Afternoon Snack, a New York new food media event at Whole Foods Bowery this Friday. Her latest mini documentary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Cookbook Tester: Antojitos by La Palapa's Barbara Sibley and Margarite Malfy

    Sauteed shrimp in a fiery salsa​Barbara Sibley and Margaritte Malfy are the co-owners-and-chefs of the two La Palapa restaurants in the East and West Villages. Antojitos, published this fall, is the first cookbook from the duo.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Fried Pickles Take Manhattan (& Queens); Whole Foods UWS Opens with a Protest

    ​The Fruit Hunters by Adam Leith Gollner will be turned into a movie. Yung Chang, who directed the 2007 film Up the Yangtze, is adapting the book as part of a program at the Canadian Film Center. [NY Times] Fried pickles are cropping up on menus around the country. In New York, you can find f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Save Yourself from Salmonella: Overcook Your Meat; This Summer, Do a Pizza Crawl or a Hot Dog Schlep

    More farmers markets are equipped with terminals allowing them to accept food stamps, which have now gone paperless since the government replaced the paper coupons with debit cards in 2004. The state of New Jersey started giving the terminals to farmers this month. [NY Times] The Food Safety Enhanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Bad Vibes: "Healer" Thrown Out of Union Square

    For more than three years now, "crystal healer" and "spiritual activator" Angel Almodovar has been peddling rocks and remedies across from Whole Foods in Union Square Park. And he never had a problem really, until last Saturday when he claims NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and five parks polic ... More >>

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    July 15, 2008


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    December 6, 2005

    Basket Case

    Foodie gifts: cheap and thoughtful

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    May 10, 2005

    Charred, I'm Sure

    The grill-less unite

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