Increased demand for alligator meat has reportedly caused prices to double over the past three years. Restaurants are now paying $12 to $15 per pound for this lean serpentine protein. But don’t go calling it the new pork just yet.
‘Tis the season for BBQ! The popular Brooklyn BBQ Blowout is back for another season, and Food Republic is honored to partner with the team for a fourth year. As a refresher, the event is hosted by our dudes at Finger on the Pulse and features guest chefs, guest DJs and quality beer (in various quantities). On the evening of Tuesday, May 12, the year’s first event is at Good Company in Williamsburg. Read on for a full lineup and more details.
Sam Horine is a New York City-based photographer. He is a contributor to New York magazine, Time Out New York, The Village Voice and Gothamist, and his work has been published by The New York Times, Frieze, Rolling Stone and many others. Fresh off a work trip that brought him all the way to Queensland, Australia’s Gold Coast, Horine wrote to us to discuss his food and drink experiences.
How cheese dip could signal the next big food craze
May 6, 2015 12:04 pm
For weeks now, Richard Caruso, chef of New York's utlra-popular new Tex-Mex restaurant, Javelina, has been fending off questions about the specific formula for his sensational spicy cheese dip, which isn’t so easy when that particular dish also happens to be his signature menu item. As such, it’s basically all that anyone wants to talk about. Chris Shott reports.
In Hungry Concierge, we travel the world to spot hotels that operate with their guests’ food and drink needs squarely in mind — hotels, both big and small, that are located in neighborhoods rich with bar and restaurant options. Because there’s nothing worse than having your trip derailed by crummy room service. Up today: Brody House in Budapest.
Like the rest of Manhattan over the past 20 years, the historic neighborhood of Harlem has sustained a near-constant wave of change and gentrification. But instead of yielding a flood of Urban Outfitters and other homogeneous chain stores, it seems to have inspired a new generation of creative chefs and entrepreneurs. Writer Clay Williams visits with some of the neighborhood’s brightest culinary minds as they prepare for their neighborhood’s new major food festival, Harlem EatUp!
The Brooklyn chef even found Southern-food staples
May 4, 2015 2:00 pm
Rob Newton is chef-owner of Brooklyn’s Nightingale 9 and Wilma Jean. The chef recently visited China, where he traveled all over the country in search of inspiration and, well, food! He wrote in to Food Republic about his experience in the Yunnan Province. Turns out the Chinese province has quite a few similarities to the American South.
In the wake of Danny Meyer’s Michelin-starred the Modern, which opened at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art more than ten years ago, art institutions from Seattle to San Juan are reinventing museum dining. Forget about overpriced turkey sandwiches and watery coffee. High culture meets haute cuisine at the country’s six best museum restaurants.