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    October 21, 2014

    The 10 Best New Restaurants in NYC, 2014

    Our Best of NYC 2014 issue divulges more than 350 things that we love about this city. More than 100 of those are related to food and drink, including our Best New Restaurant. In order to bestow that award, we had to first cull a short list of our favorite places to have opened in the last year. And ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Bushwick

    As rent rose in Williamsburg to match prices in Manhattan, restaurateurs pushed eastward, and they've spent the last several years colonizing Bushwick with unique offerings that run the gamut from vegan Ethiopian fare to Cuban sandwiches. Those businesses join a slew of already-established places, i ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From Williamsburg's Delaware and Hudson

    "A fiddle twanged in the background as my dining partner and I looked over our menus at Delaware and Hudson," writes Zachary Feldman in this week's restaurant review. Patti Jackson's Williamsburg restaurant, he explains, channels the mid-Atlantic by way of Italy, giving a sturdier definition, at lea ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Sunnyside and Woodside

    Neither the 7 train thundering overhead nor the rising bourgie Brooklyn overflow into Sunnyside and Woodside have robbed these bordering neighborhoods of their charm. This may be the most diverse corner of the city's most diverse borough, and the area's annual St. Pat's for All Parade -- which, unli ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From the East Village's Box Kite

    New York City's new-wave coffee shops may share an affinity for in-house roasting and high-end baked goods, but few expand much beyond the traditional cafe offerings or daytime hours. An exception to that rule is the East Village's Box Kite (115 St Marks Place, 212-574-8201), a shop that's open late ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From Beautique

    "Sardined into a small foyer next to the Paris Theatre, the entrance to Beautique (8 West 58th Street, 212-753-1200), midtown's newest posh restaurant, could be mistaken for a modern art installation," writes Zachary Feldman in this week's review. "A bouncer guards an unmanned piano in an empty room ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From The Eddy

    Zachary Feldman heads toward Sixth Street in the East Village for this week's review, a stretch of the city that's historically "gotten a particularly bad rap, pigeonholed like some Bollywood Joe Pesci as a culinary minefield of sporadic Desi Treats," he writes. "But gradually the tide has shifted, ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From Soho's Chalk Point Kitchen

    Zachary Feldman's first impression of Chalk Point Kitchen (527 Broome Street, 212-390-0327), which he reviews this week, isn't exactly a friendly one. "I was a walk-in," he writes. "The hostesses looked back and forth between a computer and a near-empty dining room. 'OK, well,' she began, 'I guess ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From Glady's

    There's no better evidence of gentrification's continued push into Crown Heights than the restaurants: Slick new eateries are replacing old mom-and-pops at a relentless pace. But is that always bad? Zachary Feldman heads to neighborhood newcomer Glady's (788 Franklin Avenue) for this week's review ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From Colonia Verde

    Zachary Feldman takes on dishes of Latin America at Colonia Verde (219 DeKalb Avenue, 347-689-4287) for this week's review, tackling the sophomore effort from Cómodo owners Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe. "In four short years, Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe have transitioned from a life as dinner par ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Astoria

    Astoria is blessed with multiple thoroughfares brimming with restaurants, cafes, and bars, which honor the flavors brought here by the many waves of immigrants from Italy, Greece, North Africa, and Latin America. And as interest in the area surges among young people priced out of Brooklyn, shiny new ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From Sushi Dojo

    For this week's review, Zachary Feldman checks in on Sushi Dojo (110 First Avenue, 646-692-9398), the East Village temple to raw fish 27-year-old David Bouhadana opened last year, where he finds the chef presiding over a serious -- if unusual -- team dedicated to its craft. "This Oz-like group of su ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From Gato

    "Drastic measures are familiar territory for Mr. Flay, who's spent the past nine years zooming headfirst through an olive-oil-slicked Slip 'n Slide of fame and the occasional misfortune," writes Zachary Feldman in his review of Gato (324 Lafayette Street), the chef's latest endeavor on the Bowery. W ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    Here's a Wine-Driven Reason to Venture to Times Square -- and a Way to Score a Deal

    The New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square recently announced their upcoming wine dinners, which will be hosted on the 47th floor in the View Restaurant, New York's only rotating restaurant.

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    May 9, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Weekend

    It's Mom's Day weekend, and what better way to show your love/inherited sense of humor than to shock her with some edgy modern art? There are lots of great options on the up-and-up, like Studio Museum Harlem's massive exhibition on the American South, or Kara Walker's equally massive Sugar Baby (mor ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    Take a Look Around Rosette, This Week's Reviewed Restaurant

    One of Zachary Feldman's meals at Rosette (171 East Broadway, 212-933-1176) begins with opinionated service, which leads him toward choices he soon regrets. The kitchen her is under the control of "Nick Curtin, [who] started in the kitchens of Perry St and Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar before making a n ... More >>

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    April 30, 2014

    Drool Over These Dishes From North River For a Moment

    This week, Zachary Feldman reviews North River (166 First Avenue, 212-228-1200), an East Village restaurant that bears the old Dutch name for a section of the Hudson, and deals in "freewheeling food" from "Adam Starowicz, a Momofuku Ko, Hearth, and Mas (farmhouse) alumnus," Feldman writes. "Poised a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    How the Queens Kickshaw Owners Built an Astoria Gathering Space

    When married couple Jennifer Lim and Ben Sandler began plotting The Queens Kickshaw (40-17 Broadway, Astoria, 718-777-0913) in Astoria, they wanted simply to arm the neighborhood with good coffee. "Kickshaw derives from rickshaw -- I had my eyes on a Vespa and doing a mobile coffee cart," says Sandl ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Eye Candy From Myung San, This Week's Reviewed Restaurant

    Flushing's Myung San (162-21 Depot Road, Queens, 718-888-1245) is known for fermentation, Zachary Feldman learns when he stops in for this week's review and dips into cheonggukjang, otherwise known as dead body soup. "When more than two tables order the soup -- with its musty, rust-colored kimchi br ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Eye Candy From Margaux, This Week's Reviewed Restaurant

    Hannah Palmer Egan eats at Margaux (5 West 8th Street, 212-321-0100) for this week's review, where, she writes, "You would look pretty in a booth." "The food," she continues, "is ruled by ideas: of taste (the kind you either have or have not) -- trendy, seasonal, well-sourced ingredients, nothing t ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    Eye Candy From Mission Cantina, This Week's Reviewed Restaurant

    "Our city," writes Scarlett Lindeman in this week's review of Mission Cantina (172 Orchard Street), "is giving Mexico its due." And that's because big name restaurateurs like Danny Bowien have picked up the mantle, digging into the cuisine and making it their own. Bowien's restaurant is producing co ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Eye Candy: Food Made in Love at Recette

    We'll celebrate (or curse) love this Friday, and in anticipation, Nicole Schnitzler talked to three committed couples who own and run restaurants together. She takes us behind the scenes at Al Di La, Take Root, and Recette, divulging the difficulties and rewards that come with having a spouse so eng ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Chef Chris Cipollone: Don't Call Piora Fusion

    The media has made much of the Korean-Italian mash-up at the heart of Piora (430 Hudson Street, 212-960-3801), the West Village restaurant opened by Simon Kim and chef Chris Cipollone last year, but Cipollone insists that to focus on fusion is to miss the point: "We're a modern American restaurant," ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Eye Candy From Morgans, One of Three Reviewed Restaurants This Week

    For this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan made the barbecue rounds in Brooklyn, stopping by G. Lee's in Crown Heights, Beast of Bourbon in Bed-Stuy, and Morgans in Prospect Heights. All are worthy entrants in a borough becoming saturated in 'cue. "Any way you smoke it, it's a fine time for carnivor ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Fabian von Hauske on Contra's Guest Chef Series

    One month after opening Contra (138 Orchard Street, 212-466-4633), their exciting Lower East Side restaurant, chefs Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone ceded their kitchen to another chef. Friends since Stone's time spent in southern France, Christophe Dufau of Les Bacchanales "was in town for a da ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    A Photo Tour of Flat Top, This Week's Reviewed Restaurant

    Zachary Feldman visits Flat Top (1241 Amsterdam Avenue, 646-820-7735) for this week's review, checking in on the New American spot from the team behind Jin Ramen. "A bistro nestled in the knolls of Morningside Heights, Flat Top glows with candlelight from inside its expansive front windows," he writ ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Our Biggest Food Stories of 2013

    Just a few more hours before we ring in 2014. Already feeling nostalgic for 2013? Take a gander at some of our biggest food stories of the year, and relive the last 12 months.

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    December 23, 2013

    Hannah Palmer Egan's Best Meals of 2013

    As a staunch omnivore, I eat it all, but I'm most excited by meat: Pork and beef and duck and game live and die very, very close to my heart, and having spent my teenage years as a vegetarian (yeah, OK, I was that girl), it takes a lot for a vegetable to really excite me (although I do make a habit ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Laura Shunk's 10 Best Meals of 2013

    2013 will go in the culinary books as the year of the Cronut, of Isaan fare, of dialed up Asian flavors, of one-item fast casual restaurant concepts, and of a return to vegetables -- the pork era, it seems, finally came to a close. I averaged two meals out per day in this city as I chased down stori ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    The 20 Best New Restaurants in NYC, 2013 Edition

    Restaurants open at a breakneck pace here in New York City, and they trot out food from just about every corner of our planet (and sometimes many corners of our planet on one menu). In the last 12 months, we've seen a spate of Isaan spots, a Laotian joint, mash-ups of Jewish and Japanese cuisines an ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    The Stunning Food of Toro

    For this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan checked in on Toro (85 Tenth Avenue, 212-691-2360), the vibrant tapas eatery Boston powerhouses Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonette planted near Chelsea Market earlier this year. "The dining room quivers with the electricity of a place where life is happening, ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Food Scenes From the LIC Flea Holiday Market

    There are two weekends left of the LIC Flea & Food Market Holiday Flea, which launched over the weekend. Several vendors from this summer return for the winter flea, and they're vending beside a few newcomers. Dandy Wellington and His Band will be performing every Sunday in December, a bowling lane ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Eye Candy From Joe & Misses Doe

    For this week's review, Zachary Feldman checked in on Joe & Misses Doe (45 East 1st Street, 212-780-0262), the East Village rebrand of Joe Dobias' JoeDoe, undertaken with the proprietor's new wife and partner Jill Schulster. "This shift in tone is as much a response to brunch's popularity as it is a ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Eye Candy from Shalom Japan

    For this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan headed to Shalom Japan (310 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, 718-388-4012), tasting a menu that draws inspiration from both Jewish and Japanese cuisines. "And if Japanese and Jewish cuisines are unlikely bedfellows, Israel and Okochi are also blending personal h ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    A Visual Feast at Sushi Nakazawa (PHOTOS)

    Last week, Jon Cheng spoke with Daisuke Nakazawa and Alessandro Borgognone, the two men behind Sushi Nakazawa (23 Commerce Street, 212-924-2212), the West Village sushi restaurant that's been garnering acclaim for its stunning work with fresh fish. Nakazawa apprenticed under sushi master Jiro -- of ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Isaan Food Porn From Somtum Der

    Zachary Feldman reviewed three recently opened Isaan eateries in this week's paper, examining the history of Thai food in the city along the way. "New York City's introduction to Thai food was predominantly through dishes from the country's interior, full of coconut milk, sumptuous curries, and umam ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    10 Things the NYC Dining Scene Does Better Than Anywhere Else

    With tens of thousands of brick-and-mortar restaurants and even more kiosks, delis, and roadside stands where you can grab a bite to eat, there's no place in the world like New York City when it comes to food and drink--you could spend your entire life eating and drinking here without conquering all ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013
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    October 2, 2013

    Photo Tour of Estela, This Week's Review

    For this week's review, Zachary Feldman hits Estela (47 East Houston Street, 212-219-7693), where he finds chef Ignacio Mattos is flexing his creative muscles. "Now in a narrow, elevated space on Houston Street, Mattos is unencumbered; you can taste it in his food," Feldman writes. Fork in the Roa ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Eye Candy From SakaMai

    In this week's Village Voice, James A. Foley heads to SakaMai, the Lower East Side sake bar that turns out, in addition to a well-edited list of Japanese rice wine, a menu of revamped Izakaya fare that's more Japan-inspired than traditional. Bradley Hawks stopped by the restaurant to capture shots o ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Inside Dough Loco, Corey Cova's Doughnut Shop (PHOTOS)

    Zachary Feldman trekked up to East Harlem last week to check in Dough Loco, the brand new doughnut venture from Corey Cova and Michael Cesari, a neighborhood gastro-duo responsible for spots like ABV Wine Bar and Earl's Beer & Cheese. Expect innovation, writes Feldman: "The shop is launching with a ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Bear Chef Natasha Pogrebinsky's Five Favorite Restaurants in Astoria/Long Island City

    When I sat down with Bear chef-owner Natasha Pogrebinsky for this week's chef interview, we talked a lot about her connection to Astoria in Queens. Her first experiences in the U.S. happened not far from where her restaurant sits, and she and her brother Alex have dug into the community with their s ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Bulich Mushrooms at the Greenmarket (PHOTOS)

    In this week's Village Voice, Hannah Palmer Egan detailed the fascinating process behind growing some of the city's best mushrooms. Bradley Hawks headed to the Union Square Greenmarket, where you can find the Bulich fungus every Saturday (to perhaps make into the Mercer Kitchen steak with mushrooms) ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    What's Next for Bear's Natasha Pogrebinsky? A Book and More TV

    In part one of my interview with Bear chef-owner Natasha Pogrebinsky, she talked about her life as a Ukrainian refugee and what she's trying to accomplish at her Astoria restaurant. Here in part two, she divulges a guilty pleasure, talks about the best meal (and nap!) she's ever had, and touches on ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Bear's Natasha Pogrebinsky on Life as a Ukrainian Refugee and How That Informs Her Food

    Many chefs can recall how they first became hooked on the food industry, but few can point to a juxtaposition of culinary experiences like Bear's Natasha Pogrebinsky can. The chef grew up in Soviet Ukraine, where she remembers "going to all the different shops in the city and picking out bread in on ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Food Porn From the Marlow Summer Fair

    Over the weekend, dozens of people descended upon a parking lot at Broadway and Berry Street where the Marlow & Sons crew threw a summer fair to benefit Cayuga Pure Organics. Party-goers feasted on seasonal treats like grilled corn, peach turnovers, and sausage. Bradley Hawks comes back with a littl ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Food Porn From Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, Which Opens Today

    About a week and a half ago, I chatted with Bruce Bromberg about his plans for Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, the newest entrant in the Blue Ribbon empire that he owns with his brother Eric. The concept, he told me, is one that the pair kicked around for awhile; they've loved fried chicke ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    SmorgasBar Food Porn (PHOTOS)

    Over the weekend, Fork in the Road contributor and photographer Bradley Hawks headed down to the South Street Seaport to check in on SmorgasBar, the daily pop-up market from the good people behind the Brooklyn Flea and SmorgasBurg. He came back with dozens of mouthwatering shots of dishes and drink ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Ippudo, Pop-ups, and Marion Nestle: What to Read This Weekend

    Headed to the LIC Flea & Food this weekend? Bradley Hawks just penned a round-up of 10 great dishes he found at the event last weekend, and it's good guidance for tackling the dozens of vendors. But first, pour yourself a cup of weekend coffee and read up on our top stories of the week.

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