Posts of the Week


Welcome to late Friday afternoon. Let’s meander into the weekend with a look at some of the best posts of the week:

Fork in the Road traveled to Red Hook to visit O’Barone, the new Italian restaurant in the former 360 space, and to Veloce Pizzeria, which occupies Teresa’s old home on First Avenue.

Battle of the Dishes staged a congee smackdown.

Jon Shook of L.A.’s Animal talked about the imminent opening of his pop-up restaurant in Montauk.

A bartender discussed his love-hate affair with the dirty martini.

Adam Lippin, the founder and owner of Atomic Wings, chatted about the First Annual Atomic Wings Buffalo Wings Eating Contest, to be held at the Siren Festival tomorrow.

The boys from Employees Only got inked with the bar’s logo.

Our Man Sietsema dispensed picnic advice.

… and visited La Kabbr, the city’s only “out” Iraqi restaurant.

Big Papi launched a line of hot sauces.

Ryan Butler, Double Crown’s pastry chef, shared his recipe for Spiced Rhubarb Shortbread with Yogurt Fool and Rhubarb-Lemongrass Gelee.

A baker in Greenpoint discussed his $25 cookies, some of which bear the likeness of Michael Jackson.