You're never without a fresh hot flatbread at Yemen Cafe. By my estimate, there are at least 15,000 restaurants in Brooklyn, and I love about 200 of them at any given time. So this list reflects ephemeral choices, what I want to eat now as I sit at my desk, breakfast-less, and dream about climbing ... More >>
Jim Lahey's olive oil cake is sweeter than you might expect, and tastes of vanilla and lemon zest. [See What Else is for Breakfast: Buvette's Eggs Extraordinaire | Freak on Fatah at Bay Ridge's New Yemen Café] It's been over a year since the windows of 236 Ninth were lined with brown paper, and ... More >>
See what NYC's restaurant critics have been up to this week: Tejal Rao goes to Reynards at the Wythe Hotel and advises patrons to look out for the specials: "A dish of whole fried sardines, layered like the petals of some awesome flower, came one afternoon with roasted potatoes, yogurt, and a gene ... More >>
A Yemeni café brings the nabe its home-style eats
This week in the Voice, out today, Graham Rayman tells a sordid story of sex, power, and text messaging involving a Palisades Interstate Parkway police officer's relationship with a Brooklyn woman, writing: "During the course of her interaction with the Palisades cops in 2010, she had an affair with ... More >>
Salta is one of Yemen's favorite luncheon dishes. Salta is the national dish of Yemen, and one of the world's most unique dishes. Usually, it's consumed communally by family and friends sitting around the bubbling pot in a circle. The pot contains a well-cooked and finely textured vegetable stew f ... More >>
5. Hiyashi Chuka at Rai Rai Ken -- This mix-it-yourself assemblage of cold ramen and other cooling ingredients is a summer godsend, with a little spicy brown mustard to perk it up. Find apples, egg, cucumber, seaweed, and red ginger in the mix. 214 East 10th Street, 212) 477-7030 So far, summer's ... More >>
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Robert Sietsema gives the run-down on New York City's best lamb dishes. Thinking of going camping over the long weekend? We give you five ideas for outdoor eats: mason jar cocktails, spiced chickpeas, kale chips, picnic apple pies, and Hong Kong-style hot dogs. A recap of the not-so-great Goog ... More >>
Why the four forks in the fatah? Because you're supposed to share it with three friends directly from the bowl. You know how sometimes you try something new for breakfast, and all of a sudden you want to eat it every day? Well, that was how it was with me and fatah.
globalFest 2012 Webster Hall Sunday, January 8 Better than: A Sunday evening spent preparing for the Monday grind. Starting with the number of stages it commands (three) and moving up from there, globalFest 2012 is the kind of event that could lavish in its stats. In line with its mission to showc ... More >>
A dozen artists on three stages
A total of 74 people were arrested yesterday as Occupy Wall Street protesters marched from Zuccotti Park to Times Square. 24 people were arrested and charged with criminal trespass at a LaGuardia Pl. Citibank. Witnesses and protesters say some of those arrested were trying to close their acco ... More >>
Castor bean flower, via WikipediaThe New York Times says Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen is stockpiling castor beans in an attempt to manufacture ricin, a harmful toxin, to use in America. According to the report, the terrorist cell wants to "secretly concoct batches of the poison, pack them aroun ... More >>
The United States has stepped up efforts against Islamic extremist groups in Somalia, the New York Times reports. Unmanned drone attacks late last month marked the first American military action in the nation since 2009. Shabab members were targeted after reports that the group was carrying ... More >>
Anonymous -- the scattered, non-hierarchical and anarchistic hacker group best known for their prolonged campaign against Scientology -- have transitioned recently not only into a pro-WikiLeaks group, but also into fervent supporters of revolution in the Middle East. Yesterday, about 500 memb ... More >>
via CNNThe Middle East is getting absolutely bonkers. There's a lot going on right now and it's moving really fast, so Weekend Links are going to be a little Egypt-centric today. Al Jazeera is reporting that around 1,000 Egyptians have stormed the interior ministry in Cairo; they're also reporting t ... More >>
An interesting and surprisingly hip item out of Saturday's Page Six: director Spike Jonze (Adaptation., the new Arcade Fire video) and Shane Smith, the founder of the once-coke-fueled Vice magazine who isn't Gavin McInnes, were detained in Yemen while searching for al Qaeda during the filming ... More >>
A tampered-with large ink cartridge.Well, this is going to put a damper on things. According to the latest air cargo security regulations (following reports of suspicious packages found on UPS planes en route from Yemen to Chicago, which turned out to contain explosives), airline passengers w ... More >>
A woman was arrested in Yemen on Saturday in connection with the suspicious packages found on Friday, thought to be explosives sent by al Qaeda toward Newark and Philadelphia, ultimately meant for synagogues in Chicago, according to the New York Times. Yemeni officials confirmed the arrest as ... More >>
We're hearing reports of suspicious packages on UPS planes that have landed at Newark and Philadelphia Airports, as well as a suspected explosive device on a UPS truck in Long Island City, Queens, which the bomb squad is investigating.
One of the devices.Furthering the story of the suspicious packages found on UPS planes headed to Newark and Philly, and fighter jets being sent to escort a flight from the UAE to JFK, President Obama has said that investigators did find explosive materials in packages sent from Yemen and inte ... More >>
Coincident with the publication of the Voice's annual Best Of issue, we hereby finish up with our 100 Dishes to Eat Now. Thanks for paying attention! And please scour the list of all 100 on the last page of this post, to ferret out those dishes you may have missed. Today's Pick: Fatty Beef C ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Bucatini con le sarde ($15) at Donatella Pizzeria (184 Eighth Avenue, Chelsea, 212-493-5150)
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Razor clam with scallion pesto in the shape of a peacock at Szechuan Chalet (1395 Second Avenue, 212-737-1838).
A pie awaits the oven at MotorinoToday, for our weekly 10 best list, I came up with a list of my 10 favorite Brooklyn restaurants--not the best, necessarily, but the places that I love and go back to over and over. All of the places I've chosen have great food, but a favorite restaurant might ... More >>
But do not fear this new Yemeni place in Bay Ridge
FassoliaOnce again, you guys have proved far too well-informed to be fooled by the likes of us! The mystery dish we showed you yesterday is fassolia, a delicious dish of white beans cooked with tomatoes, onions, and in this case, egg. We ate it at the venerable Yemen Cafe at 176 Atlantic Aven ... More >>
President Obama has just come back from his Hawaii vacation, but for rightbloggers it was as if he never went away. They continued to hammer Obama's terrorism policy in his absence, recycling old tropes and coming up with with some fascinating new ones. When seven members of the CIA were kille ... More >>
In the wake of what the Obama administration is calling a terror attempt on a Northwest Airlines jet yesterday, the Transportation Safety Administration has announced, but not released, new restrictions on airplane passengers. Not released to us, anyway. Air Canada apparently got a copy.
Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was arraigned this afternoon in his Ann Arbor hospital bed and charged with willfully attempting to destroy an aircraft and willfully placing and causing to be placed a destructive device on an aircraft. U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman signed the complaint, which allege ... More >>
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