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    August 7, 2014

    Cafeteria's Vegetarian Options Will Energize Your Tastebuds

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Cafeteria (119 Seventh Avenue, 212-414-1717) Neighborhood: Chelsea Cuisine: American comfort food

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    June 25, 2014


    A cut above the rest

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    June 9, 2014

    Here's What to Order at Heartwood if You're a Vegetarian

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Heartwood (184 8th Avenue, 646-476-5458) Neighborhood: Chelsea Cuisine: Pizzeria

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    November 19, 2013

    Murray's Cheese's Murray's Melts, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Murray's melts from Murray's Cheese (254 Bleecker Street, 212-243-3289), $3.99-$7.99 These fancy grilled cheese sandwiches offer an affordable taste of the top-notch Murray's dairy selection.

  • Voice Choices

    November 13, 2013


    No processed cheese 
powder here

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    October 30, 2013

    The 10 Best Macaroni and Cheeses in NYC

    Unless you're a lactose-intolerant celiac, odds are you've got a soft spot for macaroni and cheese. Among the numerous dishes that make up the comfort food lexicon, the spruced up noodles hit that perfect balance of crisp crust and gooey interior, and the top renditions can be downright mesmerizing ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    The 10 Best Burgers in NYC

    Long before David Hasselhoff became a Teutonic favorite, Germany gave us the cooked-meat puck known as the hamburger, and we think it's safe to say we came away the victors in that cultural trade-off. Yes, the hamburger is America's sandwich, and as an American, it's your Xenu-given right to stuff y ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 13, 2013


    Chefs get creative with the humble grilled cheese

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    October 29, 2012

    Single-Minded Treats

    It it's not broken, don't fix it - and if the shop specialty is drawing a following, there's no need for more munchies just to fill a menu. From sweets to sandwiches, there are a plethora of places that feature one distinctive dish or snack to satisfy diners with specific cravings.

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    July 6, 2012

    Halloumi Cheese: Sweet, Savory, and Pac-Man Shaped

    [See More Taste Test: 5 Boozy Sweets Meant to Start a Buzz in New York | Porchetta's Lebanese Chicken Sandwich | Spring Garden: New Contender for Brooklyn's Best Dim Sum] If Halloumi was single and it had an online dating profile, it would probably say, "Hi, I'm a cheese from Cyprus. My friends des ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Gold-Medal Cheese Sells for $8,400 at Wisconsin Auction

    How much would you be willing to pay for the world's best cheese? As part of an auction held in Milwaukee to raise money for cheese producers, an Illinois company, Hoogwegt US Inc., paid $8,400 for a 24-pound wheel of Dutch cheese, according to the AP (via Bloomberg).

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    January 23, 2012

    Make Lauren Hirschberg's Pecorino Risotto Balls

    Balls! ​At Craftbar (900 Broadway, 212-461-4300), chef de cuisine Lauren Hirschberg has introduced a special prix fix menu to celebrate the restaurant's 10-year anniversary, including dishes such as white anchovy bruschetta with leek confit, soft-cooked egg and lemon aïoli, and Pecorino aranc ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Cheese Plates Feel Composed at Fatty 'Cue and Gastroarte

    For you, Big Boy Blue​ A good cheese plate can be a thing of beauty. You know, a plate containing one sheep, one goat, and one cow's milk cheese (a hard, a soft, and a semi-soft), plus a fruity counterpoint, maybe a few nuts and some bread. A cheese cart rolled to your tableside? That's even b ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    5 Tips for Making the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Mastermaq / FlickrNice and melty​Did this week's review of Beecher's put you in the mood for a grilled cheese sandwich? Well, New York now has a plethora of options for gourmet grilled cheese. In addition to the Seattle-based emporium, you can check out Melt Shop, Queens Kickshaw, Noorman's ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Bedford Cheese Shop Is Going Big. Really Big.

    Bedford Cheese ShopBrace yourself, Manhattan.​We remember Bedford Cheese Shop in its infancy, when it was a wee little thing tucked between a coffee shop and a hair salon in the Williamsburg mini-mall. How times have changed: five years after growing into its very own Bedford Avenue storefront ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Tia Keenan to Return With the Make Room

    Tia Keenan is on the Make.​In September 2009, curd nerds throughout the city reacted with shock and dismay to the news that Tia Keenan had left Caselulla. Called a "force to be reckoned with" by none other than Anne Saxelby, Keenan arguably put the Hell's Kitchen restaurant on the map thanks t ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Make Lou Di Palo's Arancine

    amlamster/flickrRice balls!​Arancine are a favorite in Sicily not only at Easter, but throughout the summer. They're a no-brainer: rice, cheese, deep-fried. Lou Di Palo of the eponymous Italian grocery in Little Italy shares his recipe for arancine. "The simplicity of our family recipes demon ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Valentine's Day; Before-and-After Biodynamic Wine Pairing

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Fondue for Two Little Cheese Pub Throughout February Inspired by V-Day, chef Daniel Angerer is offering two kinds of cheese fondue for two: an Alpine blend of Emmen ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Vacherin Mont d'Or, a Cheese for the Holidays

    Lauren ShockeyHark! The herald cheese​ Brie is an easy go-to for the holiday party, since it requires little work except garnishing with some nuts or baking in the oven until oozy, but it's worthwhile looking beyond the brie to another seasonal cheese, Vacherin Mont d'Or.

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    November 15, 2010

    Twitter's #famouscheese List Heats Up, Turns Into Fondue, Disappears​Eight hours ago, I received the first of a massive wave of tweets adding to a list called #famouscheese. The first one was from Jonathan Gold (@thejgold), but I can't be sure he started it. The purpose of the list was to pun by merging cheese and celebrity names, and soon the t ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Domino's Gets Extra Cheesy: Launches Six-Cheese Pizza

    Un-Photoshopped Domino's pizza.​Domino's has launched a Wisconsin-themed pizza with not three, not four, but six cheese toppings. It's the company's first new product rollout since the whole we-don't-suck-anymore campaign it debuted last year, which has since morphed into the we-don't-Photosho ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    San Matteo Brings Panuozzi -- Not Panini -- to the Upper East Side

    Daniel Zemans/SliceA panuozzo from Freddy's Pizza & Gelateria in Illinois.​New York just can't seem to eat enough Italian carbohydrates, regardless of whether they hail from a wood-fired oven, a tiella, or the mind of a former Ogilvy adman. And now, thanks to San Matteo, a new restaurant on up ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Saxelby Cheesemonger's Grilled Cheese Curd Sandwich

    Where curds and kimchi meet and mingle.​ For those of us who spent a certain portion of last summer consuming Anne Saxelby's grilled cheese sandwiches at the Brooklyn Flea, the news that she would not return for this season's market was cause for, if not mourning, then certainly disappointmen ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    New Brooklyn Sandwiches, Part Two: Dutch Boy Burgers

    The Dutch boy burger: cheddar, crimini mushrooms, caramelized onions, beef​After checking out newly opened Fultummy's sandwiches in Red Hook, we headed west to Crown Heights to check out Dutch Boy Burger.

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    January 25, 2010

    Eric Ripert's Recipe for Goat Cheese Parfait from In a Cheesemaker's Kitchen

    photo by Nigel ParryEric Ripert's Goat Cheese Parfait​Is there anything better than cheese? Perhaps. But the list is surely a short one. In a Cheesemaker's Kitchen, released late last year by the Vermont Butter & Cheese Company, features recipes and anecdotes from such chefs as Michel Richard ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    I Locavore: Old Chatham's Shaker Blue Cheese at Saxelby Cheesemongers

    Thanks for the cheese, sheep​ "I stuffed figs with this the other day," said Anne Saxelby, as she handed me a taste of Old Chatham's Shaker Blue. "It's like butter." And it is--like butter crossed with one of the most completely delicious blue cheeses I've ever had.

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    December 19, 2009

    Let Us Now Praise Stinky Foods: Roquefort and Other Blue (or Bleu) Cheeses

    ​This hunk of blue cheese looks scarily like a face, doesn't it? Blue cheeses are among the world's stinkiest, with an odor at once buttery, pungent, and almost rancid. These cheeses are made by injecting molds into the flesh of the cheese, resulting in blue or green veins. Oftentimes, you ca ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    And In Strange Studies: Pecorino, For Your Health

    ​A group of American and Italian scientists have put their resources and expertise to good use studying the long-term effects of Pecorino Romano cheese on human health. One usually thinks of formaggio as a fatty indulgence, but, apparently, the researchers have found that small amounts of the ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Frites 'N' Meats Has Arrived​We noted earlier this month that Frites 'n' Meats would be joining the food truck fray. Today, amid the torrent of burger bashing and ballyhooing, Midtown Lunch reports that the new truck has set up shop in Tribeca, hoping to make a difference in burgerland. According to ML, " ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Catch a Cab Tasting & an Ice Cream Social

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Slow U: Ice Cream, from Sugar and Snow Astor Center September 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Do you scream for ice cream? Find out where the summer treat comes from with th ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Cheese-Loving Whiskies; An Ambitious Pizza Tour

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Arthur Avenue Walks Arthur Avenue August 7, 10 a.m. They call it New York's "real" Little Italy: Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is home to bakeries, fish markets, v ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    What's Happening This Week--Cheese to the Rescue & Punch School

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Meet Mateo Kehler of The Cellars at Jasper Hill Murray's Cheese Shop July 1, 6:30-8 p.m. Mateo Kehler believes cheese is the future. Having created at least fiv ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Make Emporio's Squash Blossoms With Buffalo Mozzarella & Anchovies

    As promised in our weekly dining newsletter, we bring you the recipe for Squash Blossoms With Buffalo Mozzarella & Anchovies from Riccardo Buitoni, the chef at the recently opened Emporio and the Aurora restaurants. Squash Blossoms with Buffalo Mozzarella & Anchovies Yield: 4 16 fresh squash blos ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Make Elizabeth's Baked Mac 'n Cheese At Home

    Just as promised in our weekly dining newsletter, we bring you Sam Martinez's much lauded recipe for Baked Mac 'n Cheese, a light--but not too light!--and creamy version of the dish available at Elizabeth. 1/2 lb elbow pasta 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 6 oz grate ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    General Greene Now Open on Mondays

    Ft. Greene favorite General Greene (229 DeKalb Avenue) is now open on Mondays for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The neighborhood restaurant started a casual counter service for  breakfast and lunch during the week last November, and they've recently fine tuned the menu for those times. They've ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Murray's Cheese Represents

    The French Laundry's Timothy Hollingsworth isn't the only one representing Team USA in culinary competition. While Hollingsworth is participating in the Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France today and tomorrow, cheese mongers from our very own Murrary's Cheese (254 Bleecker Street) participated in one of the ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    The Early Word -- Company, or is it Co.?

    King among bread bakers, Jim Lahey was a co-founder of Sullivan Street Bakery, but, apparently, he always longed to make pizza. You can get an excellent slice of pizza at the bakery, but it comes in big rectangular sheets (potato, mushroom, or the fabled pizza bianca), and is served at roo ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    Strange Snacks of the World -- Fish Cheese

    Cheese has become wildly popular in parts of Asia over the last few years. Japan, in particular, has been smitten with cheese lust. The only problem is -- no cows. How to make cheese without any cows, and without having to import milk at disadvantageous exchange rates? The answer -- cod! While  ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008
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    November 10, 2008

    I, Locavore -- Part One

    A locavore, of course, is a person who's greatest priority, food-wise, is to purchase wholesome products made as close to home as possible. Partly, this a intended to reduce one's carbon footprint, but it's also out of repulsion at the practice of growing food on one side of the globe and then sendi ... More >>

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    April 23, 2008

    Fork in the Road Reviews Islero (Plus Bonus Recipe)

    In this week's paper, I review Islero, a new tapas spot on East 50th Street. The upshot is that Islero has potential, but it doesn't seem to know itself very well. Throughout a meal at Islero, there are some inexplicable choices that seem to be an awkward reach for trendiness or fanciness—too ma ... More >>

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    February 7, 2008
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    September 4, 2007
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    December 19, 2006
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    October 31, 2006

    Not Just Cheese

    Switzerland stakes culinary turf with a new Chelsea bistro

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    May 30, 2006

    Bliss Through Cheese

    Late bloomer taps into passion for goats

  • NYC Life

    March 29, 2005

    Feta Unfettered

    Getting beyond Greek salad

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    July 25, 2000
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