When bankrupt food manufacturer Hostess announced its plans to shut down and sell assets after a series of nationwide employee strikes, fans wondered what the future might hold for Hostess products like Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread, and Twinkies. On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart had a go at t ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg has declared war on sodium, baby formula, sugar and, most recently, soda. But if Hizzoner is so concerned with your health, where's the war on Wheaties?Wheat is actually pretty horrible in terms of its ability to turn people into unhealthy fatsos. And unlike soda, it apparently ... More >>
Two days ago, Fork in the Road put up a piece about the Jetbow sandwich at Carnegie Deli. It was a giant, collapsing mess held up by sticks featuring an incongruous collection of deli meats. It made us wonder what a true Tebow sandwich would look like, encompassing the diverse history of the Heisman ... More >>
The New York Times reports that Hostess Brands -- the company that manufactures Ding Dongs, Twinkies, and Hostess Cupcakes -- has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Lauren ShockeyThe classic fancy grilled cheeseThe humble grilled cheese has gone gourmet at Little Muenster, the tiny Lower East Side sandwich shop. Indeed, you won't find Kraft on Wonder Bread, but rather combos like Asiago, Parmesan, butternut squash puree and brown butter, or Oaxaca chees ... More >>
Rebecca MarxFish cake on top, broccoli on the bottom. Yesterday, we took ourselves for a quick lunch at BaoHaus 2. Although, in truth, we were a bit weary of all of the hype that's settled over the place (and pretty much anything that comes out of Eddie Huang's mouth) like a cloud of displac ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Maoz is one of those rare fast-food chains we can actually get behind, thanks to things like its egg and eggplant pita.
Lady Gaga.Today the radio behemoth Clear Channel announced a festival celebrating the relaunch of its online service iHeartRadio, which currently allows listeners to tune into the chain's terrestrial-radio outlets from all over the country (as well as about 150 digital-only stations) and whic ... More >>
No cowbell The Jägermeister Tour featuring Dierks Bentley, Josh Thompson, and Sean Patrick McGraw Long Island Community Bank Theatre at Westbury Sunday, March 27 Better than: Staving off the Sunday night blues with a screening of Talladega Nights. For much of his show on at the former Westbury ... More >>
Tom Shillue's one-man show at P.S.122
While waiting for your goulash, try on a dress. [Update: Thanks to Gothamist for gently noting that the place was recently closed by the Board of Health for a whopping 86 violation points. I swear I didn't see any mouse turds near my food! The "hygienist," as DOH inspectors are called, was ... More >>
A Jamaica bakery that's served as a Wonder Bread factory since the 1920s closed its doors permanently today, putting 175 workers out of their jobs.
Birdbath's sandwich is on the top, Peels' is on the bottom. Birdbath Bakery's recently opened outpost in the New Museum has a full menu of all of the eco-minded bakery's greatest hits, including Our Man Sietsema's beloved "Old School" vegetarian sandwich. Packed full of sprouts, avocado, and ... More >>
New Yorkers get widlly excited about Halloween, so here's your early warning: Halloween is less than three months away, so you better get started thinking about your costume. Since you love to eat food, why not be food? Here are some food-themed costumes excavated on the Interweb.
Mile End's Montreal bagel and lox is named, appropriately, the Beauty. On its own, the Montreal-style bagel isn't a particularly jaw-dropping creation: made with egg and malt, and lacking salt, it's boiled in a honey solution and baked in a wood-fired oven. It's more fine-boned than its bloa ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Grub Street discovered that, at the forthcoming Fornino Park Slope, Michael Ayoub will abandon the pizza oven to cook his pies on the grill. Eater captured a furry friend digging around the West Village chocolate shop Pure Dark. Well, its picture -- not the rodent itself ... More >>
In one corner: Mamoun's.Dirt-cheap falafel sandwiches are something of an East Village institution (insofar as there are any East Village institutions left these days), so the shuttering of Snackalicious Cinderella Falafel on Second Avenue last January was greeted with a certain degree of con ... More >>
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.
10 places that have persistedsomewhat miraculouslyamong the ceviches, tiny Neapolitan pizzas, and banh mis.
There were no shortage of video cameras and dudes wielding them at last night's listening session for Asher Roth's forthcoming Asleep in the Bread Aisle, the brass tacks of which we will withhold for a while longer. Suffice to say both Heineken and Wonderbread were involved. True stans, however, w ... More >>
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