Summer equals seafood. Fresh, raw, and unadulterated, nothing compares to scoring a seat at a glistening metal bar on a steamy NYC day, the slight damp from the swipe of a recent wipe down cooling your baked skin, while an oversized platter of chilled shellfish and crisp glass of wine appear before ... More >>
After stints in the early 2000s at Manhattan restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Polo Dobkin crossed the East River into Brooklyn, where he ran the kitchens at Dumont, Dumont Burger, and then the Dressler, where he worked for six years, netting the restaurant a Michelin star while he was at it. He met ... More >>
Kentucky Derby De Mayo Weekend offers plenty of opportunity to start day drinking early. However, if you're not into crowds dressed in sombreros or seersucker, we've highlighted four events this weekend that are not celebrating this holiday combo.
Martha (184 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-596-4147) chef Andres Valbuena loves a challenge. The Venezuela native set out to travel after a short-lived career in graphic design, landing kitchen jobs with internationally acclaimed chefs like Thomas Keller at the French Laundry, James Beard Award-winnin ... More >>
Food and wine are natural companions, so I'm polling some of New York's most illustrious chefs to find out what kind of wine they are drinking off and on the job. After establishing they actually drink wine (a surprising number prefer beer!), I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a pencha ... More >>
A giant tapas bar tries it one more time
Yuhi FujinagaFilled with savory ham, chicken, beef, veal, or vegetables -- and often made creamy with a healthy helping of bechamel -- croquetas have long been a popular plate, whether served on the Iberian peninsula or as far away as Indonesia. At Bar Basque (839 6th Avenue), Chef Yuhi Fuj ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here!Coast to Coast Wine and DineRestaurant Marc ForgioneNovember 15Satisfy your appetite for community service and epicureanism Tuesday night. Forgione's tasting features the talents ... More >>
Laura Salierno/TxikitoA couple of weeks ago, Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez told us that she'd be resurrecting Lassi at Txikifest, a street fair organized by Txikito's Alex Raij and Eder Montero. Now, Raij has sent us some more details about the event, which will take place on Sunday, May 1.
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! City Harvest Benefit Bar Basque January 11 at 7 p.m. Dine for a special cause tonight at Bar Basque, where guest chef Aitor Elizegi (of acclaimed Basque country res ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema explores the relationship between New York and Montreal food. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop, even though it's not quite authentic Thai: "[It's] an American restaurant that serves food prepared using Thai flavors, a restaurant that ... More >>
Serious bartenders -- the types who work at craft cocktail dens -- don't seem to just chat with their customers anymore. But Josh Sontag, who tends bar at Summit in the East Village, isn't above making small talk with patrons. [NY Times] Ever had a Kick in the Crotch, an Alien Urine Sample ... More >>
The Mexican deals with an accident victim
One of many stalls in La Boqueria Market where you can get cured pig of all kinds. The smell alone is enough to knock you over. I was recently in Barcelona, a city with a hugely thriving restaurant culture. At all times of day, people flock to cafes, bars, and restaurants to eat pastries an ... More >>
Sara Jenkins will take a turn behind the burners at Txikito on September 28. The Porchetta chef will be cooking a five-course pasta dinner as part of the restaurant's Txoko Monday series. Txokos, or Sociedades Gastronomica, are private dining clubs; there are more than 200 scattered throughout the B ... More >>
Trouble sharing? Basque in glory on Ninth Avenue.
Heaven knows, William Bowers is the new movement in town. Provincializm: Spandex From Spain By William Bowers I'm giving that Monday columnist one last jab at my Pitchfork homesnakes before I’ll stoop to spoof more than his sagacious one-sentence-paragraph leads. What I mean to say is: Dancep ... More >>
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