On Christmas, many Americans will pile into the car and head off to Grandma’s or Aunt Susie’s for Christmas dinner, which will most likely involve some expected dishes: ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gingerbread cookies, and the usual cast of characters. But as you might expect, these... Read more
The newest entry into the crowded playing field of Lower East Side bars is definitely one that’s worth noting: It’s called Mr. Purple, and as opposed to just about every other bar in the neighborhood, it’s located 15 stories up, at the top of the new Hotel Indigo.
The space is nothing short of... Read more
When you eat something spicy, the resulting effect is unlike anything else in the culinary world. Your mouth feels like it’s on fire. While some people love the feeling, it can also be a decidedly unpleasant one. But what exactly happens to your body when you eat a spicy chile pepper?[related]
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For some, airplane food is something to be derided and picked at. For others, it’s a welcome respite during a long and uncomfortable flight. Love it or hate it, however, it’s impossible to deny the fact that a full, warm meal can be served at 35,000 feet in the air. How are airplane meals made, and... Read more
In the New York dining scene, steakhouses are almost an exclusively Midtown phenomenon, save for a couple in the Financial District for the Wall Streeters. So it only makes sense for a classic steakhouse to open in the Village, because even trendy West Village folk need steak too. Called Village... Read more
When you come home from the supermarket with a fresh loaf of bread, there’s always the question of whether or not you should put it in the refrigerator. While it may seem like a complicated issue (does it depend on the kind of bread?), in fact, the answer is simple: No. Bread should never be... Read more