Tag: Easter

  • Behind the Scenes at Jacques Torres’s Chocolate Factory: Where Science, Craftsmanship, and Magic Merge

    Jacques Torres is a craftsman. His father was a craftsman, too. “[My father] never made any money,” Torres tells the Village Voice. “He was more excited about doing something and experiencing something than selling it. Selling was secondary. During vacation, we used to drive everywhere. He would see a gate or window that he liked, […]

  • This Week’s Five Best Food and Drink Events in NYC – 3/30/2015

    April is on the horizon, and it looks like marginally better weather is, too. Get your month started right with these events. Perfectly Paired Series — Tasting Tour of Belgium, Belgian Beer Cafe, 220 Fifth Avenue, Monday, 7 p.m. Make your Monday seem more manageable with Belgian beer. Kicking off a new series of tastings, […]

  • Chocolate Angry Birds and Fancy Peeps at Dominique Ansel

    When playful pastry wizard Dominique Ansel first opened his Soho bakery, he sold out of his flaky French pastries almost every morning. In the two years since, the crowds have become a bit more manageable, but the chef’s whimsical creations are still in full effect. Last-minute Easter shoppers can pick up a box of Ansel’s […]

  • [Updated] For Easter: The Story of Hot Cross Buns

    Howard F. asks: What is the religious significance of hot cross buns, and where can I get them? Dear Howard: Hot cross buns are an English pastry associated with Good Friday. Actually, some are like bread rolls, while others are more like muffins or even cupcakes in texture and taste. What they have in common […]

  • This Weekend, Why Not Eat the Easter Bunny?

    Fried Rabbit at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, with black pepper, honey, and lemon. 53 Great Jones Street, 212-837-2622 What’s traditional for Easter? A baked ham shaken from a can, possibly topped with some canned pineapple? Or, maybe if you’re lucky, a roast leg of lamb, probably done to a cinder — lamb symbolizes Christ, […]

  • QUAZY WABBIT

    Halloween used to be for kids, and you know what happened with that. So now it’s Easter’s turn. The porn community is embracing the hare, the pastels, the Peeps, and everything else Easter for a Porn Rock Easter Ball. Set to perform: Erocktica, DJ Dan Pyro, Blood From Stone, and many more. The Easter Bunny […]

  • The Passion of The Hargitay

    There are all kinds of Lenten sacrifices. As a kid I used to swear off reading Baby-Sitters Club books or vow not to fight with my sister, and meanwhile my Catholic-school classmates and I would joke about giving up homework or broccoli or (gasp!) going to Mass. Unfortunately, this diversionary tactic—”I’m giving up paying the […]

  • Full Metal Bonnet

    While Pentagon war planners may be gunning for an attack on Iraq by mid March, heavily armed soldiers have already quietly seized a strategic position: your Easter basket. National retailers like Kmart and Walgreens have stocked their shelves with baskets in which the traditional chocolate rabbit centerpiece has been displaced by plastic military action figures […]

  • Spring Willow

    We all need an array of restaurants in our lives. There’s the joint where the food is fine, the price is right, and they deliver on rainy nights, and then there’s the hangout where the bartender knows your name and your problems. It’s essential to have a spot with a deferential maître d’ to impress […]