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    March 25, 2014

    Getting Post-Tour Stench Out of the Band Van

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Where to Eat Cheaply This Week

    Eating out gets really expensive really quickly in New York City, which makes it a tough place to subsist if you're scraping by until your next paycheck or trying to save a few bucks. If that's you this week -- perhaps you lost a Super Bowl bet? -- check out our round-up of cheap eats, a list we'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Yuji Ramen Becomes Permanent Mainstay at Whole Foods Bowery

    Hard to believe, but it's been only a year and a half since Yuji Hariguchi first launched Yuji Ramen (95 Houston Street, 212-420-1320) as a pop-up in Kinfolk Studios. The mazemen wizard experienced a meteoric rise, landing a stand at Smorgasburg that propelled him into an extended stint at the Bower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Where To Get Your Farm-To-Table Turkey in NYC

    T-two weeks until Turkey Day, which means it's (probably past) time to start thinking about, well, turkey, especially if you're hoping to nab a sustainably raised bird that's neither mass-produced nor factory-farmed. We've compiled a list of local butchers and grocers selling organic, heritage, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Brooklyn Pour in Photos

    Dozens of breweries poured hundreds of beers at the Skylight One Hanson building for Brooklyn Pour over the weekend, and Fork photographer Rob Christensen captured the action in photos. Behold, a pictorial essay of the event.

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Weekend Plans? Celebrate the End of Summer at Harvest East End on Saturday

    I feel sad about this, but we don't live in Maui, and there is no endless summer in our future (at least the immediate future--who knows about the long term with global warming). And even though we New Yorkers generally get to enjoy warm days until late October, when the weather turns like clockwork ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Making Like a Tree Outside Upper West Side Whole Foods

    A tipster sent us this photo of an elaborately adorned person/tree hanging out on the Upper West Side.* Said tipster writes: "Saw him yesterday walking down 106th, near Broadway, while at gym. Probably 8-9' tall on stilts, had to duck under deck scaffolding and was agile in doing so. Saw again toda ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 20, 2013
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    October 18, 2012

    Whole Foods Is Opening a Store in Harlem

    Whole Foods has confirmed via its Facebook page that it is opening a new location in Harlem. From the website: Great news. In addition to 2 new stores in Brooklyn in the coming years, we are adding 2 new Manhattan stores. Upper East Side at 87th street & 3rd avenue (projected to open in 2014) an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Gems From The Official Foodie Handbook

    This long out-of-print volume in now difficult to acquire--maybe for a reason! Ann Barr and Paul Levy coined the term "foodie" in 1981, a term that has achieved near-universal acceptance. They offered their most complete definition in 1984, when they published the satirical Official Foodie Handboo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Blogroll Gazette: Brooklyn Bridge Champagne Cave, Mucky Fat Sandwiches

    Erik ForsbergTracy Morgan's favorite food? ​Edible Geography explores the history of an abandoned champagne cave built into the Brooklyn Bridge. The Salt finds out what foods astronauts crave when they're in space.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Whole Foods Backpedals Over Ramadan, But Stops Short of Canceling It

    ​Whole Foods would like everybody to know that, contrary to what its internal company email says, it is not capitulating to a small but loudmouthed band of racist xenophobes who demanded the grocery store not promote Ramadan.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Isn't There Anything We Can Believe in Anymore?

    ​Oy. It's only Monday, and already our innocence is lost.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Whole Food Gowanus Creeps Steadily Forward

    A rendering of something that may one day exist.​After many, many, many months, the fabled Gowanus Whole Foods is one baby step closer to reality.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Dear New Yorkers: Pick Up Your Dog's Shit

    ​Have you noticed more you-know-what on the ground as of late? The New York Post has! As has City Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx), who wrote to Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty yesterday to demand that sanitation workers do a better job issuing tickets to people who don't pick up their do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Brooklyn's Union Market Coming Soon to Manhattan

    EV GrieveHouston Street, the next foodie mecca?​ Union Market, the Brooklyn-based mini-chain of gourmet grocery stores specializing in cheese, charcuterie, and exotic produce, will be opening its first Manhattan venture at 240 East Houston Street sometime in fall 2011.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Whole Foods Now Selling Oprah

    Natasha MartinOpah on ice​ Spotted last Friday at Whole Foods Union Square: fresh whole opah. The fish mongers hoisted the Hawaiian catch onto a bed of ice, all the while referring to it as Oprah, instead of by its real name. "We've got Oprah Winfrey here! Oprah Winfrey for sale!" said one cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Captain Lawrence's Golden Delicious Brandy Barrel-Aged American Trippel Beer: Oh, Mama

    beeraroundtown/FlickrGolden Delicious​OK, so you might have to haul yourself all the way to Pleasantville to find a bottle, but Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.'s Golden Delicious American Trippel beer, aged in apple brandy barrels, is worth it.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Morning Links: White House Christmas Ornaments in Peril; Time Warner Visitors Getting Handsy With Nude Statue

    The 2009 tree, with ornaments.​• Wyoming is having trouble finishing their ornaments for the White House Christmas tree this year. They have only 1,600 of the 5,000 they're responsible for. Apparently these ornaments have to be handmade, weatherproof, a foot tall, and in a Western theme. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Guss' Pickles Maybe, Sort of Returning to the Lower East Side (UPDATED)

    ​The Guss' Pickles we know and love and miss -- the one that occupied the Lower East Side for 85 years before vacating its tiny Orchard Street storefront last March -- was not, as previously reported, at Sunday's International Pickle Day. But United Pickle -- the owner of both the Guss name an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Today in Missed Connections: Whole Foods Shoppers Picking Up More Than Organic Produce

    ​Trader Joe's may have better prices, but if Craigslist's redoubtable Missed Connections are any indication, then Whole Foods has better, er, aesthetics.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Marcus Jernmark In at Aquavit; Sue Torres In at The Rusty Knot

    ​Marcus Jernmark has taken over the kitchen at Aquavit, where he will turn out more modern Scandinavian fare. He was previously cooking at the Swedish Consulate. [NY Times Sue Torres, the chef-owner of Sueños in Chelsea, has taken over food operations at The Rusty Knot, where she promises to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Moby Chews on Some Gristle

    ​Being New York's most recognizable bald vegan just wasn't enough for Moby, who's now added "anthology editor" to his list of accomplishments. The musician and Teany co-founder has just edited (with Miyun Park) Gristle, a collection of essays about meat.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Future Is Bleak for Foodies; Forget Jared. Meet Christine, Taco Bell's Diet Poster Girl

    ​The latest food recall comes from National Steak and Poultry in Oklahoma, which is recalling some 248,000 pounds of beef that might be contaminated with a strain of E. coli. The meat could be linked to illnesses in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, South Dakota, and Washington. [ABC News] Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    (Two) Decades in Food: The Aughties, Remembered

    clevercupcakes/flickrWill the cupcake craze live on through the teens?​'Tis the season for round-ups and countdowns. And we're doubly lucky this year, it being the end of a decade, that we get to look back not just on the last 365 days, but the last 10 years in trends, bests, and worsts. Two p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Top Buzzy Openings of 2010; Worst Food Safety Scandals of 2009

    ​What are some of the buzziest openings to look forward to in 2010? Keith McNally and Nate Appleman's Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria, natch. But also Loreley Williamsburg, Zak Pelaccio's Fatty Cue, and No. 7 Sub in the Ace Hotel. [Metromix] The city is getting increasingly lax on smoking speakeasi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Kasteel Cru: A Real Champagne of Beers​Miller High Life may have billed itself the "Champagne of Beers" back in 1903, but that was before a handful of breweries started making actual champagne-style beer. Most beers made with saccharomyces bayanus, the champagne yeast, are ales. Lager yeast doesn't agree with champagne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Fork in the Road Observes National Mushroom Month

    ​ For the last few weeks, Fork in the Road staffers have been receiving urgent and annoying emails encouraging us to participate in the celebration of September as National Mushroom Month. We're so tired of these declared celebratory time periods, we could puke. But we couldn't help noticing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    UWS Whole Foods Tries to Keep Things Kosher

    Because nothing dampens outrage like the promise of bulk bins and vacuum-packed bags of goji berries, Upper West Siders lined up last night for a preview of the new Whole Foods at 97th Street and Columbus. According to Racked, the new store, located on the site of a former jazz club, won't be sellin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    The Whole Foods Debate Continues: Spy Invades San Diego Store

    ​Jill Richardson, who writes the blog La Vida Locavore, recently published an excerpt from her book Recipe for America in the website. In it, she details how she went undercover at a Whole Foods store in San Diego, California. Richardson works in the bakery, and the manner in which " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Jell-O as the Perfect Recession Food; The High Price of Cheap Food

    ​Could Jell-O be the perfect food in these tough economic times? At $1.09 for a box of Jell-O or $1.59 for a box of unflavored Knox gelatin, it's cheaper and easier than many desserts. [Salon] The recent comprehensive review of organic food that resulted in the conclusion that it's not more n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Dole Goes Public Again; Vendy Finalists Announced

    ​Dole Food has filed the paperwork to go public, the second time it has done so after going private in 2003. The company, currently owned by LA billionaire David Murdock, hopes to raise $500 million. [NY Times] Since Whole Foods CEO John Mackey publicly criticized President Obama's health car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    The Vaporous Ghost of CBGB: Now Offering Some Retail Space You May Be Interested In

    ​Did you know that the Bowery is "resurgent"? EV Grieve tracks down the real estate listing for the now vacant Morrison Hotel gallery--in turn, the former site of the CBGB Gallery, back when CBGB still existed--which is now for lease. Evidently the flickering memory of the decrepit old punk cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Gourmet Says We Should Pay More for Food--Do You Agree?

    Gourmet has an interesting piece on the cost debate at the recent Cooking for Solutions Sustainable Foods Institute in Monterey, CA. Apparently, we pay too much for food, according to certain experts (Whole Foods global produce buyer, Karen Christensen, being one of them). According to these exper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Upper White Trash: The Joy of Food Stamps

    (Editor's note: this dispatch is from a middle-aged, college-educated Manhattan resident who has given the hell up and gone on welfare. Some weeks back he described the process of signing up for the dole.) Despite all the waiting and the hassle of dealing with a bureaucracy, the one bright spot of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Has Whole Foods Gone Too Far?

    It's not even February yet and already our inboxes are stuffed with "special" Valentine's Day menus, Irving Mill is offering a creepy "All-Heart Tasting Menu" and now this. Whole Foods will be focusing on libido during the month of February.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    An Undercover Fish Market in Brooklyn

    On an industrial block of Douglass Avenue between Third and Fourth Avenues in Gowanus, Brooklyn, you might notice a sign for DeMartino's Wholesale and Retail Fish Market outside one of the warehouses. Retail, sure, but it doesn't seem very welcoming--the one door into the warehouse is unmarked and l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Obama Administration Urged to Make Food Safer

    The Grocery Manufacturers Association is urging the Obama administration to increase spending for food safety measures and cut subsidies to corn-based ethanol.[Reuters]Speaking of food safety measures, importing sheep's lungs is banned in the U.S., making it difficult for Scots in the States to make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Mother and Child Reunion Curry

    Mother and Child Reunion Curry: I mixed my duck breast in at the end. But you should arrange it on top instead, so your duck skin stays crispy.We had some duck eggs from a wine-tasting and farm-stand-buying adventure to the North Fork of Long Island. I love duck eggs because of their creamy, lovely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    The Knives Come Out in Williamsburg

    First it was the revelation that MTV's traveling petri dish, The Real World, was settling in Red Hook. Then came word that Bravo's slightly more sophisticated but no less dramalicious reality hit Top Chef was heading to Williamsburg. Now, we may know just where the young chefs of the latter show wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Red Menace: The Tomato Salmonella Outbreak

    There is a crisis in New York City. No, it's not the heat. (If you're a Post reader, we broke yesterday's record temp of 97, set in 1933. If you read the Daily News, we fell one degree short.) It's not the Dirty Tricks Scandal or that the iPhone is going to be faster and cheaper. The crisis of epic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Second Avenue Met Foods Threatened by NYU Rent Increases

    East Village residents are circulating a petition to ask NYU to keep the Met Foods grocery store in its current home on 2nd Avenue. Word of the store’s potential closure has been making the online real estate blog-rounds — it began with Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, then made the rounds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008
  • NYC Life

    October 30, 2007

    Perez Hilton: "I Like Food, Not Drugs!"

    Yet another Rhode trip. Then it's back to Manhattan for cock tales.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2007
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    December 19, 2006
  • NYC Life

    September 5, 2006

    Not Dressing Like a Sherpa

    New boutique hopes to revamp eco fashion's dowdy image

  • NYC Life

    May 2, 2006

    Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

    The challenge to eat locally

  • News

    May 17, 2005

    Where's the Beef?

    The author might have forgotten why she's a vegetarian—but don't ask her to quit now

  • Specials

    February 6, 2001
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