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Eating Out

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    July 31, 2014

    The Crabby Shack Is Now Serving Crabs in Crown Heights

    Crown Heights' The Crabby Shack (613 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn) sits on Franklin Avenue close to Atlantic, up the street from the Brooklyn Yoga Collective, Lily and Fig Bakery, and Little Zelda Coffee Shop. The shack pushes the neighborhood's gentrification a little bit further, and with bright whit ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    Washington Market Tavern: A Restaurant Four Generations in the Making

    Though Washington Market Tavern (41 Murray Street; 646-964-4860) is not even two weeks old, its relationship to Tribeca goes back decades -- and not just because it's located in a landmark building. Owner Eric Schwimmer's great grandfather and grandfather operated a stall in the old Washington Marke ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Crown Heights

    As Brooklyn's borough-wide gentrification sweeps farther and farther east, it's crystal clear that Crown Heights is under the hazy glow of kale-and-yoga tinted spotlights. Long known for its abundance of West Indian specialties, in recent years the bustling neighborhood has experienced a surge in no ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    Are High Rents Pricing Manhattan's High-End Restaurants Out of the Market?

    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay closed his Fifth Avenue restaurant Mesa Grill last year, laying to rest a landmark that, when it fired up its burners in 1991, was the only destination restaurant in an area dominated by garment factories. In Februrary, Keith McNally shuttered Pastis, a Meatpacking Distric ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    Stanton Street Kitchen Plots a Beer-Centric Restaurant on the LES

    Erik Blauberg got his first restaurant job at the ripe old age of 12, landing a gig as a pot-washer when a desperate owner needed help after a kitchen walk-out. He started learning to cook the next year, and that set the stage for a career that's included such prolific stops as Tavern on the Green, ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Champs Family Bakery Appeals to Vegans and Meat-Eaters Alike

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Champs Family Bakery (176 Ainslie Street, 718-599-2743) Neighborhood: North Williamsburg Cuisine: Vegan diner

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    July 28, 2014

    Trattoria Bianca Will Bring Casual Italian to Midtown South

    Nearly 45 years ago, Joseph Baum, revered for his work with elaborate themed restaurants, and Michael Whiteman, founding editor of Nation's Restaurant News, created Baum Whiteman International Restaurant Consultants, a company that's been behind such prolific New York projects as the restoration o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Seven Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a classic 1940s diner hits the West Village, a successful LA restaurant finds a home in Brooklyn, and Hell's Kitchen ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Here Are a Few Edible Reasons to Explore Port Chester, Greenwich, and Stamford

    Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular day trip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. Port Chester is more than that town The Strokes played the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Chez Sardine Changes Course, Now Bar Sardine

    The city's fish face-eating fanatics were left distraught earlier this month when restaurateur Gabriel Stulman and chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly closed their eccentric West 10th Street izakaya Chez Sardine for a design and concept revamp (RIP miso maple salmon head). The petite space reemerged last ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    The UES's Silver Star Is One of the City's Best Diners

    Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer went to Monks Coffee Shop all those years for a reason: diners are comfortable. A great diner is the opposite of stuffy without being a dive; it's where people feel at home when they eat. And for many New Yorkers, the neighborhood diner is situated in psychological ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    What to Expect at The Gorbals, Now Open in Williamsburg

    Ilan Hall has long dreamed of opening a restaurant here in New York City, his hometown, but it took establishing himself in L.A. to make that possible. After stints under Tom Colicchio and Mario Batali -- and a Top Chef season two win -- he moved to the west coast, he says, because "I wanted a new p ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 23, 2014
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    July 23, 2014

    Meet Louie & Chan's New Chef, Kevin Chun

    Louie & Chan (303 Broome Street) attempts to bring together the Lower East Side histories of the Italian and Chinese immigrants that passed through the neighborhood, and back when it opened, it's kitchen was under the control of a native of Italy, who was somewhat relentless in his authenticity, dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Botequim Will Bring Brazilian Culture to Union Square in September

    Did you have a chance to drop into the Botequim pop-up during the World Cup? Chef-owner Marco Moreira, a native of Brazil, turned the bottom floor of his space at the Hyatt in Union Square into a restaurant that channels his home country's botequims, casual neighborhood restaurants where people meet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    This Week's Six Best Food Events in NYC

    Summer is flying by, and if you're in need of a reprieve from office work, this week offers plenty of sweet deals to consider. Here's a roundup of what's in store.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Seven Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: Canadian-style burgers invade Chelsea, Korean fried chicken arrives on Third Avenue, and Bushwick gets a saloon.

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    July 17, 2014

    Checking in on The Meatball Shop's New Upper West Side Branch

    Families and eaters with young-at-heart palates rejoice: Michael Chernow and chef Daniel Holzman have opened the sixth outpost of their monstrously popular meatball-centric eatery The Meatball Shop (447 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-422-1752). Just how popular is it? Enough that people were willing to brave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Houdini Kitchen Laboratory's Habanera Pizza, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 73: Habanera pizza at Houdini Kitchen Laboratory (1563 Decatur Street, Ridgewood; 718-456-3770)

  • Dining

    July 16, 2014
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    July 16, 2014

    Calliope's Transition Into Contrada Is Nearly Complete

    For the two years that Calliope held down its corner of the East Village, Eric Korsh and Ginevra Iverson built a following for their charming French cooking. Via that menu, they became so synonymous with the restaurant that when they split from the business earlier this year, remaining owner Eric An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    The Five Best Steakhouse Sides in NYC

    Steaks are big business: Sparks, famous for its strip steak and even more famous for a certain mob hit, posts revenue in the multimillions. But because the best beef is already so expensive, steakhouses don't actually make much profit on the cuts they serve, especially when it comes to dry aged stea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Reappearing Act: Michael Citarella's Journey to the Kitchen at the Monarch Room

    Several years into a career that included stops through storied kitchens like Daniel, Tabla, and Lespinasse, and then a role commanding the back of the house at Freeman's, Michael Citarella disappeared, exiting the industry altogether, it seemed, back in 2009.

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    July 14, 2014

    The 10 Best Steakhouses in NYC

    Kept alive by nearly two centuries of chewing carnivores, the New York City steakhouse defiantly broils on. Classic steakhouses, like Peter Luger and Keens, enjoy a certain amount of stability not common in the current dining climate, where even the most exciting chef-driven small plates tasting cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    How to Order Vegetarian at Chicken Emporium Pies 'N' Thighs

    The Veggielante [http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/veggielante/] is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Pies 'n' Thighs (166 South Fourth Street, 347-529-6090) Neighborhood: Williamsburg Cuisine: Southern co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Four Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: two sisters bring their mother's dumpling recipe to the East Village, a pasta shop takes over Bushwick, and the coup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Cafe Sabarsky's Marillenpalatschinken, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 77: Marillenpalatschinken at Café Sabarsky (1048 Fifth Avenue, 212-288-0665)

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Find Sandwiches, Coffee, and Bacon Jam at Greenpoint's Littleneck Outpost

    Aaron Lefkove insists that when he and Andy Curtin opened Littleneck in Gowanus three years ago, a second location was not part of the plan. But after that place became a neighborhood staple (and good reason to trvel to the neighborhood for people who live in other parts of NYC), the partners began ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Find Georgian Food in Manhattan at Old Tbilisi Garden

    A geographic crossroads of flavors and culture, the small country of Georgia is a hotbed for unique foods -- here, the hearty stews of Eastern Europe meet the spices of the Middle East and the subtle breeze of Mediterranean flavor via the Black Sea. New York City has a small concentration of Georgia ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    Bunna Cafe's Feast for Two, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 78: Feast for two at Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-295-2227)

  • Dining

    July 9, 2014
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    July 9, 2014

    Here's Hole in the Wall, a New Worthy Coffeeshop in Midtown

    The aptly named Hole in the Wall (420 Fifth Avenue) coffee shop builds on several themes of New York's coffee growth in the last couple years: the proliferation of quality java spots in midtown and the dominance of Aussies opening them. In addition, the café may be continuing the trend of closet-si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Charlie Palmer Divulges Details on a Trifecta of Upcoming Projects

    If you've felt like Charlie Palmer's been a little more prevalent in the news lately than normal, it's because he has a trifecta of concepts about to come to fruition in this city, at least one of which has been in the hopper for a couple of years. This month, he'll open Crimson & Rye, a midtown coc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    An Early Look at the Reprise of Cafe Noir

    How attached were you to the original Cafe Noir (35 Lispenard Street, 212-431-7910), a bistro that held its Soho slot for for nearly two decades before succumbing to a lease dispute? Because if you spent dozens of nights or days huddled at a table or staring out the massive front windows at that nei ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Cheesecake Boss: Alan Rosen Recounts Three Generations of Junior's History

    Sixty-four years ago, Junior's (386 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn, 718-852-5257) owner Alan Rosen's grandfather Harry decided he was going to open a restaurant that served great cheesecake. So he went to a number of restaurants lauded for their baked goods, bought cakes, and took them to his b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Here Are Four Restaurants That Opened in NYC Last Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: the Torrisi team is at it again with a new bar, a Southern restaurant is frying up chicken in the East Village, and ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 2, 2014
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    July 2, 2014

    For an Education in Malaysian Cuisine, Head to Williamsburg's Pasar Malam

    New Yorkers have fervently propelled many types of Asian cuisine into buzzy stardom -- just look at the dozens of ramen stalls and Isaan restaurants that line our streets. But Malaysian food remains relatively obscure, and that's something chef Salil Mehta wants to change. Mehta oversees Laut, a U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Jesse Schenker: "This Is Not a Career, It's a Livelihood"

    That Jesse Schenker's cookbook collection is more than 350 volumes deep is not so much a reflection of his use of recipes at it is a window into his utter obsession with food--he thinks about his craft constantly, even when he's not at work, and he has since he was very young. The chef grew up in So ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Breakfasts in NYC

    Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it too often becomes an afterthought, skipped altogether in lieu of a hurried borough-to-borough commute. New York may not be much of a breakfast town -- unless you count the hordes who queue for corner store coffee and a mediocre egg on a rol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Two Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week was a slow one for openings, but here are a pair of new entrants.

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    June 27, 2014

    Spend Your Summer Days Eating and Drinking in Northern Fairfield County, Connecticut

    Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular day trip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. New Yorkers don't have the same love/hate relationship with ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Here's Root & Bone, Opening in the East Village on Monday

    If you follow the restaurant industry on a national level -- or if, perhaps, you sojourn in Miami on occasion -- you've likely heard of Yardbird, the Southern restaurant that's been stacking up accolades for its finely executed fare (including fried chicken) since it first debuted in 2012. Chefs Je ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    A Primer on the Old-Fashioned

    It didn't take much for The New York Times spirits writer Robert Simonson to fall in love with the sazerac -- all he needed was a first visit to New Orleans in 2006. It took a little bit longer for him to embrace the old-fashioned. "The old-fashioned used to show up as whiskey with some cheap ice in ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 25, 2014
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    June 25, 2014

    Vinateria Is the Fashionable Restaurant Harlem Deserves

    For last week's review, I visited Harlem's Cheri (231 Lenox Avenue, 212-662-4374), a homey French restaurant from Alain Eoche that serves a great burger and not much else. Kitchen mishaps aside, Cheri also happens to be one of the more inviting restaurants that's opened in recent memory, in part bec ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Montana's Trail House Now Serving "Appalachian Black Magic Comfort Food" in Bushwick

    Montana Masback grew up in Manhattan, but bearded, dressed in heavy black overalls, a pouch of tobacco resting in one pocket, a scrawly to-do list in another, he looks more like someone who'd run a rural mechanic's garage than a trendy cocktail bar and restaurant. But his look is appropriate: His th ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    New American: Dan Barber Explores a Brave New Cuisine

    Just because farm-to-table has become an overused buzzword doesn't mean our work in that arena is done. Far from, says Dan Barber, whose visionary 14-year-old West Village restaurant Blue Hill (75 Washington Place, 212-539-1776) propelled him to a leadership role within the locavore movement. Barber ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Here's Where to Find Truly Vegetarian Thai Food in NYC

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: V{IV} (717 Ninth Avenue, 212-581-5999) Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen Cuisine: Thai

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    June 20, 2014

    Here's Meadowsweet, Polo Dobkin's New Restaurant in the Old Dressler Space

    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 >>

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