The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Arepera Guacuco (44 Irving Avenue, 347-305-3300) Neighborhood: Bushwick Cuisine: Venezuelan
The outlying towns of Cape Cod are an environment far removed from New York City. There are trees instead of skyscrapers, calm instead of chaos, the lazy chirp of crickets in place of car horns. While the Outer Cape (anything above the elbow) may seem too rugged trip for the civilized city slicker, ... More >>
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 food and beer hall hits Crown Heights, the East Village gets a snow creamery, and the first Denny's location opens ... More >>
Dish no. 42: Corn from Tuome (536 East 5th Street, 646-833-7811)
Summer is coming to a close, and the epic rager known as Labor Day Weekend is staring us right in the face. Consider celebrating all weekend long by checking out these events.
Chelsea Market continues to evolve into a one-stop shop for artisanal food and drink with its expanded list of night time venues that fit neatly into the market's concept. The most recent addition delivers a much needed wine bar to the area courtesy of master sommelier Laura Maniec. Hitting home wit ... More >>
In the hospitality business, common sense tells us that every customer should be treated with tender care. Unfortunately, "common sense isn't all that common," according to long time restaurateur Joseph Smith, who's latest endeavor BV's Grill (919 Third Avenue; 212-935-6800) marks his and his partne ... More >>
When I meet Pat LaFrieda for lunch, I'm thrown for a moment. This man, part of the family behind Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, is perhaps the best-known butcher in the country (or at least, in our part of the country), supplier of beef to the the city's top restaurants, and creator of hamburger blend ... More >>
As Brooklyn spiritually inches closer to Manhattan's gilded coastline, it has inevitably lost some of the eclectic charm and character that contributed to the borough's branding. This summer, for instance, Williamsburg welcomed its first Starbucks, and a Top Chef winner now cooks in the penthouse of ... More >>
Introduced to New York by 19th century Eastern European immigrants (the same folks who gave us pierogies, knishes, and kishka), pastrami is an easy contender for GMOAT (Greatest Meat Of All Time), and also one of the foodstuffs most synonymous with our fair city. Brined and coated in strong spices i ... More >>
Zachary Feldman talks southern cuisine in this week's review of Root & Bone (200 East 3rd Street), the East Village restaurant from Top Chef paramours Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth.
When Kevin Chojnowski was 10 years old, he worked on a local farm, picking strawberries, beans, and peas. It was his first dip into the food world, but it made a lasting impression -- by 15, he was waiting tables and helping in the kitchen, prepping and washing dishes, at a nearby restaurant. When h ... More >>
Thomas Chen has honed his knife skills and tended burners at Eleven Madison Park at Commerce, but before he was behind such storied lines, he was crunching numbers as an accountant. Four years into that career, though, he started attending cooking school at night, and he made a full transition into ... More >>
In Zachary Feldman's review of El Vez, he pointed to numerous issues with service that had a major impact on his meal. But this Battery Park City cantina isn't the only restaurant in New York suffering from hospitality problems. Fork in the Roaders eat out nearly nightly, and we see a lot of bad beh ... More >>
We've been singing the praises of Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn) since it opened -- not only was the place a killer vegan entrant into the New York restaurant industry, it turns out one hell of an Ethiopian feast in a city that's short on representatives from that country. So despite th ... More >>
The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Chapter One (33 Greenwich Avenue, 212-842-9146) Neighborhood: West Village Cuisine: American Pub
In less time than it takes to watch, regret, then forget The Skulls, you can ride Metro-North to Union Station and explore New Haven's culinary secrets beyond the Gog and Magog of cheeseburger and clam pie giants Louis' Lunch and Frank Pepe's. Instead make a pact with your palate to discover the gas ... More >>
Dish no. 52: Burger from Peter Luger Steak House (178 Broadway, Brooklyn, 718-387-7400)
The coffee shop hang, a quintessential European custom, is a dying fad in this country. Where once writers and intellectuals came to talk about the world's problems and joys and ingest caffeine, we now do actual -- and often independent -- work. Calls are made, emails are sent and replied to, and pr ... More >>
Before hungry revelers at the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival braved wet sand to sample ample mouthfuls of Martha Stewart's impolite blue cheese and raw onion sliders, America's mogul hostess sat above the fray inside Caesars, setting down her Scala straw hat long enough to discuss the abundance ... More >>
Dish no. 54: Pabellon arepa from Arepera Guacuco (44 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn; 347-305-3300)
Sample fine dining along the canal
Recently, the owners of West 4th's Cafe Minerva opened a shiny new corner luncheonette and soda shop called Hamilton's (51 Bank Street, 212-661-1515). Forget the usual flair and picture menus, this is the good old days filtered through a runway lens. Celadon accents offset bare white walls for an al ... More >>
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 >>
When you enter Trattoria L'incontro (21-76 31st Street, Queens, 718-721-3532), you may be greeted by an unironic exclamation of "Mamma mia!" It came on a recent visit from chef and owner Rocco Sacramone, who, on any given night, can be found schmoozing diners old and new. It's a mistake to read the ... More >>
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.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.
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 >>
Dish no. 73: Habanera pizza at Houdini Kitchen Laboratory (1563 Decatur Street, Ridgewood; 718-456-3770)
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 >>