Eamon Rockey

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Where to Eat Near the Holiday Markets, Christmas Trees, and Skating Rinks

    Unless you're a total Grinch, this can be a pretty magical time of year to be in New York City -- the Big Apple really brings its A-game to decorations, holiday markets, and festive events, and if you can stomach the crowds, it's worth seeking them out so they can tug on your old holiday spirit hear ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Betony's Bryce Shuman: "I Don't Want Anything on the Menu I'm Not Thrilled About"

    When Betony executive chef Bryce Shuman was a kid, his mother, an academic studying cultural anthropology, took him to live with the Inuit people in the Arctic for 13 months, where he ate thinly sliced frozen caribou and chunks of seal meat after a hunt. "It opened my world up," he explains. "Food's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Betony: An Early Taste

    Brasserie Pushkin, that splashy midtown restaurant with gilded walls and an over-the-top Russian menu, didn't exactly get a lot of love from the critics (exhibit A and exhibit B, the latter of which calls the restaurant exhibit D in support for the argument that there's no correlation between wealth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Eamon Rockey on Leaving Aska in Williamsburg

    Yesterday, Eater reported that partner and general manager Eamon Rockey, of Williamsburg's modern Scandinavian restaurant Aska, was parting ways to pursue a new project, and that beverage director Shiraz Noor would serve as his replacement. The restaurant -- which opened only three months ago in Kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Aska's Eamon Rockey on Neighborhood Loyalty, Storytelling, and Serious Cosmopolitans

    Eamon Rockey is a patient man. As co-owner and general manager of Aska, Williamsburg's new multi-course Scandinavian restaurant, he also helms the laborious cocktail program -- Rockey often spends months refining house-made tinctures and mixes before serving a finished drink to diners. But he also k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Orlando Is Fast-Food Heaven; Oscar-Inspired Cocktails

    ​Orlando has more McDonald's, Burger Kings, KFCs, and other fast-food restaurants per 100,000 residents than any other city in the country. [LA Times] Homes for the Homeless has launched the new Milk From the Heart initiative that will distribute free fresh milk to needy families. [PR Newswir ... More >>