Former Dictators Issue Punk-Rock Food Rules
Whether the Dictators were the first New York punk band, there’s no question about whom Grub Street’s loyalties go to. (We never ate at White Castle with the Voidoids.) With the newly released The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists, edited by former Dictators front man Handsome Dick Manitoba, the underrepresented punk-rock-food connection becomes clearer, thanks to such lists as Mykel Board’s “9 Ways That Vegetarians Are Destroying the Earth,” Jon Spencer’s “14 Foods to Avoid on Tour,” and even a few bonus lists from the likes of Mario Batali and Jean-Luc Le Dû. But we’re all about the Dictators here, so we bring you two: one from HDM himself, and the other from Dictators songwriter-guitarist Andy Shernoff, now a certified sommelier.
How to Buy New York Food Gifts Without PantsCyber Monday has now surpassed Black Friday as shopping day of the year, and the reason is obvious: You don’t have to put on pants searching for gifts online. Some of the best stores on earth are in New York, particularly when it comes to food, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use their Websites. Have your party supplies delivered or gifts sent to far-off, NYC-deprived friends. To those ends, here’s five food categories and the merchants that have them on lock.