So there you are in Belarus, supping on beet soup and rye bread, getting all stinky on kvas. The bill comes and you reach for your wallet. To tip or not to tip, you wonder. You try to remember the advice dispensed in your uncreased copy of Lonely Planet: Belarus, but the details are pretty fuzzy ... More >>
In Bangkok and barely over jetlag, Night Market chef Kris Yenbamroong of helped his diminutive 81-year-old paternal grandmother, Vilai Yenbamroong, into the back of a white van for what he calls "an epic trip."
Their game plan was to head out of the city up the Friendship Highway through Isaan ( ... More >>
Okay, it's not out just yet, but it's good to get advance warning for some things. (Obama traffic, windstorms, certain NBA point guards.) On March 13th, the third issue of Lucky Peach hits the stands and kitchen counter tops and behind tsukemen bars (where Ikemen keeps theirs).
Lucky Peach, ... More >>
As you probably know, Ruth Reichl was recently in town for a launch party at Mozza for Gilt Taste, the shopping-as-literature site of which she's the editorial advisor. We caught up with her over coffee at José Andrés' Tres: frilly patisserie, coffee urns, decor like Monty Python meets Versailles ... More >>
Anne FishbeinLukshon's spicy chicken pops
For all of us who've been patiently (and impatiently) awaiting Sang Yoon's new restaurant -- you know, the one that does not serve burgers -- it finally opened its doors not too long ago. And thus to this week's Counter Intelligence and Jonathan Gold' ... More >>
Photo credit: Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
I just returned from a trip to Southeast Asia, and while in northern Thailand, I discovered the yellow noodle dish with chicken in curry and coconut milk, known as khao soi. It's the perfect winter comfort food (spicy and cr ... More >>