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Behind the Scenes: Making Back Forty's Cassoulet

New York Laura Togut Post a comment

On February 25th Back Forty West will be hosting a Cassoulet Festival, which was once an annual tradition at its former sister restaurant Savoy. Here we see how their cassoulet gets made from start to finish. More

SoHo: Back Forty's Locavore Burger Suffers Grass-feditis

A Hamburger Today Sam Levison 5 comments

This potentially great burger falls short with peripheral dryness. More

12 Sips and Bites from the National Poetry Month Cocktail Celebration at Back Forty, NYC

Drinks Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

Even though many bartenders are storytellers, writers, poets, and playwrights on the side, it's rare for a group of them to get together and build cocktails inspired by bits of verse. At the National Poetry Month Cocktail Celebration this weekend at Back Forty in New York, they did just that, offering a group of drinks each inspired by a poem. More

First Look: Back Forty West

New York Lauren Sloss 4 comments

Peter Hoffman didn't have to look far for ideas when he set out to revamp his Soho farm-to-table institution, Savoy. Drawing the style and name from his East Village restaurant Back Forty, Hoffman is opening Back Forty West for breakfast and lunch tomorrow (February 29). Both breakfast and lunch are available to go, with breakfast options including house made pastries and Terroir Coffee. More

12 Brussels Sprout Dishes We Love in NYC

New York Carey Jones 22 comments

January is Vegetable Month on Serious Eats: New York, and every day we've been profiling a different vegetable dish in the city. But there are some veggies we love so much that it's tough to choose just a few. Chief among them? Brussels sprouts. Here are 12 of our favorite sprouts dishes in the city. More

Goat Specials for 'No Goat Left Behind'

New York Ben Fishner Post a comment

All throughout October, restaurants all over New York City (and across the country) have been participating in "No Goat Left Behind," a project of Heritage Foods USA. Given the demand in this country for goat milk and cheese—but not goat meat—many male dairy coats are killed at birth or otherwise become a financial burden on farmers. Heritage is aiming to raise appreciation for goat meat (tremendously popular elsewhere in the world) by partnering with dozens of NYC restaurants, as well as some from the Bay Area and beyond. More

Heirloom Tomato Dishes We Love Right Now

New York The Serious Eats Team 2 comments

Sure, we'd be happy eating heirloom tomatoes with nothing but a sprinkle of salt or a slather of mayo this time of year. But how are New York's chefs celebrating tomato season? Here are some of our favorite tomato dishes across the city right now. Get 'em while they're here! More

Apps Only: Back Forty

New York Ben Fishner 5 comments

The idea for Apps Only came from a number of places, but it crystallized at the bar at Back Forty. I came for the great happy hour deal—half price drinks from 6-8pm, Monday-Thursday—but lingered over fried squid, Greenmarket-driven salads, and the occasional pork shoulder slider. More

Savoy's Annual Cassoulet Festival: 7 Cheffy Takes on Cassoulet

New York Erin Zimmer 5 comments

Let us count the ways you can reinterpret the French stew-casserole hybrid, cassoulet. Recently seven chefs did for Savoy's Cassoulet Festival. The restaurants they represented included: Savoy, Nuela, Vinegar Hill House, Hundred Acres, wd-50, Fatty Johnson's, Back Forty. Check out how each reinterpreted the concept with crispy partridge terrine, pickled tongue, and pine nuts, and more. More

The Brunch Dish: Sweet Corn Pancakes at Back Forty

New York Nikki Goldstein Post a comment

[Photo: Nikki Goldstein] Back Forty's brunch menu is one of my personal favorites. Instead of all the usual offerings and a few interesting twists, it's 95% twists with a few kicked-up staples—all fantastically delicious. Even the servers are surprised... More

The Vegetarian Option: Back Forty

New York Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

[Photographs: Maggie Hoffman] Back Forty 190 Avenue B, New York NY 10009 (near 12th St; map); 212-388-1990‎; backfortynyc.com Cuisine: Seasonal American Veggie Options: 6 or 7 appetizers/sides, 1 entrée Cost: Appetizers are $7-12, veg entrées $18-20 Summer is a blissful... More

Video: Butchering At Back Forty

New York Carey Jones Post a comment

Shanna Pacifico, chef de cuisine at Back Forty, takes pride in her butchering—ensuring that her menu incorporate every possible part of an animal. In Liza de Guia's latest video, watch as she breaks down a quarter of a Fleisher's... More

Thanksgiving Menu at Back Forty

New York Carey Jones Post a comment


Stuffing Our Faces at the James Beard Awards

New York Zach Brooks 1 comment

Everyone has their own reasons for going to the James Beard Awards, which took place last night at Lincoln Center. Some people go to collect their awards, a few actually do some reporting, many are there to drink, one was... More

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