Snow Day Saviours
Herbal Haute Cuisine
Without the delivery worker, we would be forced to choose between facing the treacherous storm ourselves or simply starving to death. Read More
No fly zone
Dinner will be served at exactly 4:20pm. Read More
Maybe it’s time for our airports to pack their bags. Read More
“It’s a McDonald’s,” Martha Anderson, general manager, said, “not a senior center.” Read More
Surcharge for Swipes
Did you know that kale, superfood of the gods and your juicer, can kill you? Like literally, kill you? And not just in the “If I have to drink one more green juice, I will shoot myself in the face” kind of way?
Are you ready to pay more for the privilege of plastic? Read More
The Year Observed
Fans of bazaars, open-air stalls, dai pai dong, the smell of roasting meat in the air, or foodie gossip, get ready to have your day made: Anthony Bourdain, the chef/author/publisher/TV host/Personality has revealed his intentions to open a large-scale food market in New York with Stephen Werther, owner of the clothing store WiNK and co-founder of the Bleeker Street Arts Club.
Bill De Blasio might be coming onstage to the sound of “Royals,” but some of us have seen a diamond in the flesh. That said, “Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece” and all the other stuff Lorde has never seen feels fairly 2003 (and “tigers on a gold leash” haven’t been chic since Scarface).
Here are the items that separated the royals from the pretenders in 2013. Read More
It was a busy year in the ever-changing New York restaurant scene, from cronuts to ramenburgers, MP Taverna to Piora, Costata to Carbone, where expense accounts go to die. What were the year’s hits, misses and standouts? Which new venues have staying power, and what absurdities will spoil faster than you can say “bacon chocolate shake”? The knives came out when Observer contributor Josh Ozersky and restaurant critic Joshua David Stein carved up topics ranging from chef of the year to sign of the dining apocalypse, best dessert to best dining neighborhood. Gentlemen, we’re ready to order. Read More
Because not everyone in South Williamsburg wants to do all their food shopping at Marlow & Daughters—after all, how much pastured pork and lamb and loaves of sprouted spelt can a person eat?—the neighborhood, divided roughly by Grand Street from its yet-hipper northern relative, now has a new grocery store. Urban Market of Williamsburg, which celebrated its grand opening today, occupies a 16,000 square-foot space at 11 Broadway, just across Kent Avenue from the East River.
Like Whole Foods, Urban Market will offer traditional grocery and household products, as well as specialty, locally-sourced and organic items, making it the neighborhood’s first full-service grocery store. (Northern Williamsburg is slated to get a particularly sleek-looking Whole Foods in the not-too-distant future, at the corner of Bedford Avenue and North 4th Street, in the heart of what The Observer recently heard described as “the Times Square of Brooklyn.”)