David Chang Gripes About Expensive Beer, Charges $100 For Fried Chicken

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Clarissa Wei
This fried chicken will set you back more than $100
This week, Momofuku impresario David Chang made a splash on the internet after penning a column about why he loathes craft beer and its devotees. The thrust of his argument is that beer should be easy to drink, devoid of passion and flavor, and generally remedial in every manner possible. Notably, he characterizes craft beer fans as opinionated, neck-bearded slobs with far too much time on their hands to overanalyze the heritage of hops. "Beer snobs," he claims, absent of irony, "are the worst of the bunch." Does that bunch, I am forced to wonder, include fried chicken snobs?

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The Long Island Bar Outs 'Pete Wells' on Instagram

Critics can no longer hide from tech savvy owners.

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Wondering what Pete Wells looks like? Have a long hard look at this photo the Long Island Bar (110 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-625-8908) just posted in its basement for its staff.

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The Five Best Brunches Near Tompkins Square Park

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Maro Hagopian
An entrant in the Tomkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
While the history of Tompkins Square Park is riddled with tumult, the East Village plot has become an idyllic place for a weekend stroll. You'll catch neighborhood denizens lounging on the grass with a book, and you should stop at the dog run, where herds of canines chase each other and play. The park is also home to the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, where owners dress their dogs up in costumes and compete for prizes. All that activity incites hunger, so you'll probably want to follow up your trip to the park with brunch. Here are the five best spots for a midday weekend meal nearby.

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King Bee's Fish and Chips, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

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Dish no. 3: Fish and chips from King Bee (424 East 9th Street, 646-755-8088)

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Descendant Cider, New York City's First Cidery, Launches Just in Time for Cider Week

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Courtesy Descendant Cider
Jahil Maplestone has been a homebrewer for years, but he started making cider for his wife, who put up with his hobby but didn't drink beer. The more cider he made, the more interested the couple became in the beverage, but when they went to shops to try to buy cider, they found the selection lacking. So they decided to launch a cidery, dubbed Descendant Cider.

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Maman Chef Armand Arnal Walks Us Through a Clafoutis

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At the recently opened Maman (239 Centre Street, 212-226-0770), chef Armand Arnal leans on his French upbringing for his clafoutis, a baked fruit dessert that best resembles a flan-and-cake hybrid, which originates from the central French region of Limousin.

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Four Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

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Korilla BBQ via Facebook

When one restaurant's doors close, another's open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town. This week: A food truck establishes a brick-and-mortar location in the East Village, Five Points transforms into Vic's, and Alex Stupak's highly anticipated taco shop makes its debut.


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This Weekend's Five Best Food Events

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Hot, cold, or spiked, cider makes a great fall beverage. Try some this weekend.

After raiding the vintage store in your neighborhood for a one-of-a-kind costume, head out and check out one of these five delicious events.

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Johnny Iuzzini's Sugar Rush Aims to Make You a Better Baker

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Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back Thursdays for a new book.

Sugar Rush: Master Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Sweet Baking By Johnny Iuzzini, with Wes Martin, 350 pages, Clarkson Potter, $40.

Johnny Iuzzini is kind of a big deal in the pastry world. The Culinary Institute of America grad has spent time in the kitchen with some of the country's most renowned chefs (Daniel Boulud, François Payard, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, to name a few). In 2006, he was awarded "Pastry Chef of the Year" by the James Beard Foundation, and he has been recognized as one of the "10 Most Influential Pastry Chefs in America" by Forbes, named "Best New Pastry Chef" by New York magazine, and called one of the "Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America" for two consecutive years by Pastry Arts and Design.

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Saxon + Parole's Burger, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

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Saxon + Parole via Facebook
Dish no. 4: The burger from Saxon + Parole (316 Bowery)

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