Author: Alexia Nader

  • Make Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter’s Stewed Tomato Pudding

    Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter serves the type of Southern cooking that makes us want summer to just get here already. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for the warm season–and with it, summer tomatoes–to make one of the restaurant’s signature dishes: stewed tomato pudding. We’ve got the recipe, which calls for canned tomatoes, here. […]

  • Joe Bastianich on Annoying Dining Trends

    “Sometimes I think that the scale has tipped (and it always does, the pendulum goes left and right) so we’re at an extreme right now in ultra-casual, deconstructed restaurants and ‘product’ dining where you have the burgers, the pizzas–you know, the stuff that you guys put on the cover of the magazine…The mono-product restaurant, like […]

  • Robert Sietsema at Benares; Two Stars for Empellón Cocina, Perla

    See what the city’s restaurant critics have been up to this week: In this week’s Voice, Robert Sietsema samples the cuisine of Uttar Pradesh at Benares: “The best thing on the menu is a soup, paradoxically, because most people ignore soups entirely in Indian restaurants. Attukal paya ($8) is like something you’d normally find only […]

  • Burger King Promises to Stop Use of Caged Pigs and Hens

    Following in McDonald’s footsteps, Burger King has announced that it will only serve cage-free eggs and pork from suppliers who have banned gestation crates in its restaurants nationwide. Burger King is now the only fast-food restaurant that has committed to selling cage-free products. These changes, which are expected to take place within five years, should […]

  • The USA Champion Barista on Her Signature Beverage

    The past weekend at the United States Barista Championship in Portland, Katie Carguilo of Counter Culture Coffee defeated 54 other contestants to become the first New Yorker ever to win the competition. This summer, she’ll travel to Vienna to represent the United States in the World Barista Championship. She explained the idea behind her winning […]

  • Paulaner Brewery Is Opening an Enormous Flagship Brauhaus on the Bowery

    Soon after we posted our list of the city’s 5 best beer halls, we got word from Bowery Boogie that Paulaner Brewery, the Bavarian brew giant, is planning to open a massive flagship beer hall on the Bowery. The place will span 4,000 square feet, making it smaller than Williamsburg’s Radegast Hall and Biergarten, but […]

  • Where Was I Eating? The Toucan and the Lion

    This round was over in a flash. I was eating one of the best dishes on the impressive menu at The Toucan and the Lion in the East Village: duck confit mofongo in a salsa verde sauce with a fried egg on top. Congratulations to Jennifer J. Lee who guessed the restaurant and the dish […]

  • Say Hello to Pounds & Ounces, Mahzen Grill

    Bricola, a tiny wine bar created by the people behind Aria Wine Bar in the West Village, has opened in Hell’s Kitchen. [Zagat] Pounds & Ounces, a gastropub outfitted with an in-house DJ, is opening Wednesday in Chelsea. [Grub Street] Granduca di Sicilia, an Italian restaurant with a Sicilian focus, has opened in Flatiron. [Dining […]

  • Yuji Ramen’s Seafood Mazemen Ramen

    Yuji Ramen, a pop-up noodle shop nestled in a back corner of Williamsburg’s Kinfolk Studios, will most likely become your favorite ramen joint come summer. Its specialty dishes feature a style of brothless ramen called mazemen, which is catching on in Tokyo but is still uncommon here. In Yuji Ramen’s mazemen dishes, toppings such as […]

  • Where Am I Eating?

    Time to play Where Am I Eating?, Fork in the Road’s weekly restaurant photo guessing game. Here are the rules: Take a look at the photo below, then name the spot that serves the pictured dish, leaving your guesses in the comments. (If there’s more than one location of the restaurant, be as specific as […]

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