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    February 20, 2014

    As South Beach Wine and Food Kicks Off, New York Chefs Reflect on the Festival Circuit

    The 13th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off today, and myriad Big Apple-based chefs aren't passing up the opportunity to head to warmer temperatures for the four-day extravaganza of dinners, tastings, demos, and parties. SoBe is just one opportunity for chefs to partake in the food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Scott Conant's Scarpetta Cookbook, our Cookbook of the Week

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Betony's Bryce Shuman: "I Don't Want Anything on the Menu I'm Not Thrilled About"

    When Betony executive chef Bryce Shuman was a kid, his mother, an academic studying cultural anthropology, took him to live with the Inuit people in the Arctic for 13 months, where he ate thinly sliced frozen caribou and chunks of seal meat after a hunt. "It opened my world up," he explains. "Food's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Meet Carla Rzeszewski, New York's Queen of Sherry

    What comes to mind when you hear sherry, besides the Four Seasons song that maddeningly loops in your head like scratched vinyl? If the answer is a sweet brown drink that grandma likes, allow me to introduce you to New York City's "Queen of Sherry," Carla Rzeszewski. Rzeszewski is a sherry fanatic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    The Food Lineup at Governors Ball 2013

    One of the best things about summer is music festivals. One of the best things about music festivals is the massive pit dedicated to food, usually of the artisinal kind. Governors Ball, a three-year-old music festival not to be confused with Wolfgang Puck's menu for the party of the same name, will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Wolfgang Puck Shows Off the Governor's Ball Menu

    Inaugural Balls are so last week. Next on the gala circuit is Governor's Ball, the swanky Academy Awards after party, featuring 1,500 of the Academy's closest friends. Yesterday Chef Wolfgang Puck previewed the menu he's been working on for the annual affair and spoke with Entertainment Tonight abou ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 18, 2012

    Slots of Fun in Popular Casino In Queens!

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  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Under the Toque: Batali Settles Suit, New Prune Cookbook in the Works

    Chef shuffles and kerfuffles this week: Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich have agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of their restaurants' employees who claimed that the owners deducted the equivalent of 4 to 5 percent of the total wine sales from the tip pool and pockete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    Year of the Takeout Day 55: New Apolo

    ​Orange Chicken from New Apolo (52 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211)

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Wolfgang Puck's Extravagant Governor's Ball Menu

    Wolfgang Puck is going wild this Oscar season, doing away with the usual formal seating arrangements at the Governor's Ball and serving guests a series of 10 small plates, appetizers, and sushi platters. "You can almost call it Wolfgang's greatest hits over 30 years," said Puck about his menu select ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Michael Gallina to Lead Blue Hill at Stone Barns; Wolfgang Puck Disses Starbucks

    Michael Gallina, of Blue Hill New York, will take the place of Greg Baxtrom, and head Blue Hill at Stone Barns' kitchen. [Grubstreet] Baxtrom won't be out of work long. Turns out he will put in a stint at Floyd Cardoz's soon-to-open North End Grill. [Eater NY]

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Larry King Talks To Me About His Gala Tribute, Part One!

    ​ On Monday night at the Sheraton Ballroom, onetime Abbot of the West Coast Friars Club Larry King gets a Friars Testimonial dinner, emceed by Katie Couric and featuring testimonials from the likes of Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, and Donald Trump. I called Larry to toast the TV legend on his a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Jamie Oliver Pulls a Thomas Keller and Installs Closed Circuit TV Cameras in His Kitchens

    Smile.​In what the British press is calling a "somewhat Orwellian move," Jamie Oliver is installing closed-circuit TV cameras in his restaurants throughout England.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Zsa Zsa's Daughter Fuming Over the Count's Latest P.R. Stunt

    ​The most sizzling press release in ages is this outraged one on behalf of Francesca Hilton in response to the Count VonAnhalt's plan to have an anniversary party. Francesca feels this is another blatant publicity stunt for the no-account Count, so she's responded with a press release aimed a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Frank Bruni Moves from Dining Section to Op-Ed Page; Subway Tests Café Model

    ​The United Food and Commercial Workers union is trying to mobilize 5,000 workers at 27 Target stores in the New York City area. [NY Times] The city has extended its 2003 ban on smoking in restaurants and bars to include city parks and public beaches. [Reuters] Despite economic woes and risi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Susan Ungaro Reveals the Behind-the-Scenes of the James Beard Foundation Awards and Responds to Anthony Bourdain's Criticisms

    Chefs gonna be winning!​April showers bring May flowers, but also the James Beard Foundation Awards! The second week in May the awards will celebrate the country's best chefs (and journalists and writers), and are a big ole party of who's who in the industry. Wanting to take a peek behind th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Top Chef: Still Not Over

    ​Yet another week in the Bahamas, and still, that light at the end of the tunnel is maddeningly faint. What can Top Chef's producers give us that we haven't seen before on a cooking show, aside from a virgin sacrifice? A Quickfire Challenge that's "different than anything you've experienced in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Top Chef: 'We Just Gotta Keep Evolving Our Food'

    Evolving.​Are we there yet? Alas, no, we are not. There's still one last hurrah for this season of Top Chef, but now that we've suffered through the sight of Mike Isabella diving topless for conch, it should be all downhill from here.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Rich People Love Fast-Food; It's Been a Good Year for Maine Lobster

    ​A U.S. Appeals Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing Starbucks to end its distribution agreement with Kraft. [BusinessWeek] Rich people are eating out more at fast-food restaurants. It turns out some people with six-figure salaries would rather spend their money on Jimmy Choos than dinn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Barneys Food (Network)-Themed Holiday Windows: Some Pictures

    ​Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Esquire Chooses Its 20 Best New Restaurants

    John Mariani tells us what to put in our mouths.​When he's not busy trading insults with Anthony Bourdain, John Mariani busies himself eating a lot of food for Esquire. The fruits of his labors can today be seen in Esquire's annual best new restaurants list, published in its latest issue. Mari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Meatless Mondays Founder Also Brain Behind 'Squeeze the Charmin' Commercials

    Flickr Commons; Steinfeldt Photography Collection of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper MidwestIf you would like to distress these men ...​ Heard of Meatless Mondays yet? If so, that's probably thanks to the man behind the "Squeeze the Charmin" commercials that ran from the '60s to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Top Chef: Of Weight Watchers Chicken Liver Mousse and Store-Bought Puff Pastry

    Bravo​Welcome back to Top Chef. Some things appear to have stayed the same: Crocs! Rampaging egos! Bad culinary puns ("Eric Ripert joins our culinary Supreme Court," har har)! Copious hostess cleavage! Others have changed: Where once there were Glad bags, now there is Dial NutriSkin. Where onc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Wolfgang Puck Will Go Smurfing

    Inkcaravan.comSpoon to be replaced by Wolfgang Puck five-piece cutlery set.​First, Thomas Keller lent his talents to Ratatouille, and then, Mario Batali gave voice to a rabbit in The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Now, Wolfgang Puck is the latest chef to jump on the animation train:he'll play a little blu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Starbucks Bounces Back; American Goes Crazy for "Cabbage Crack" (Kimchi)

    ​Restaurants are starting to offer more luxurious prix-fixe menus -- or more downscale tasting menus, depending on your perspective. Upscale Greek Milos Estiatorio, The Capital Grille, and Dovetail are all offering wallet-friendly multiple-course menus. [Nation's Restaurant News] Emeril Lagas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Holiday Travel Twitter Tales

    ​When New Yorkers travel beyond the local transit system -- which, during this festive holiday season, generally means to the airport -- we suddenly devolve into a world-weary Scrooges, darting through terminals and over tourists. Luckily Twitter, our ultimate venting venue, gives us beleaguer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    'Top Chef: Las Vegas': "It's Like a Vegan Bar's Midnight Special"

    Bravo​At the Eater Top Chef panel last month, the show's culinary consultant, Lee Anne Wong, promised the audience that this season would "blow smoke out of your ears." While our ears remain uncharred, last night's episode certainly provided kindling for what could (hopefully) turn out to be a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    'Top Chef: Las Vegas' Premieres in Less Than Eight Hours

    Bravo​When Top Chef: Las Vegas kicks off tonight at 9 p.m., expect an abundance of tattoos and clams, a smattering of bleeped-out obscenities, and a trickle of blood. And, because this is Vegas, there will also be poker chips, a pack of showgirls who seemingly got lost on the way to Joe Eszter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    To Watch Tonight: Gordon Ramsay's Sadomasochism

    There's a new episode of Gordon's Ramsay Hell's Kitchen on tonight, and if it's anything like last week's episode, which involved a meat processing plant, forced eating, Ramsay throwing raw meat at one cheftestant, and a cruelly early wakeup call with clanging pots and pans, there will be plenty of ... More >>

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