Elizabeth Karmel

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Elizabeth Karmel Leaves Hill Country, Will Open Online Barbecue Shack This Weekend

    A leading lady in the grilling world, Elizabeth Karmel teaches, writes cookbooks, contributes to magazines (her work has been featured in Fine Cooking, Bon Appétit, Saveur, and more), and runs her own website, But she's also known for her myriad talents in the slow-cooking depa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    As South Beach Wine and Food Kicks Off, New York Chefs Reflect on the Festival Circuit

    The 13th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off today, and myriad Big Apple-based chefs aren't passing up the opportunity to head to warmer temperatures for the four-day extravaganza of dinners, tastings, demos, and parties. SoBe is just one opportunity for chefs to partake in the food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    The 10 Best Biscuits in NYC

    Step aside cupcakes, hand pies, and -- yes, you too -- cronuts/doughsants, right now, NYC has all eyes on the biscuit. These soft and flaky staples of Southern cuisine have been working their way up north, and the recent entrance of 24-hour Empire Biscuit -- and the crowds that stormed the venue -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    How to Eat and Drink on the Fourth, According to NYC's Chefs

    As with just about any holiday we celebrate, we're preparing for the anniversary of America's birth by contemplating what we'll eat and drink. And while our plans normally include some variation on grilled meat and beer, we decided to garner a little inspiration from New York City's chefs this year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    5 Great Gifts for the Celebrity Chef Fanatic

    Some friends are obsessed with the celebrity chef du jour. They ask you, "How can I get Danny Bowien's hair? What about Anthony Bourdain's humor?" Sadly, those are probably unattainable. But some chef-themed gifts are easy to get... and local. Like sauces from Momofuku, or t-shirts from Crif Dogs. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Unlimited Caviar; Elizabeth Karem Pop-Up Shop

    A round-up on some July food and restaurant events in NYC: Unlimited caviar plus champagne or vodka on a rooftop garden terrace? Yes please. For $100 per person, Russian restaurant FireBird is offering the deal every Thursday from 5-7 pm, starting July 19. Guests can enjoy caviars served with all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    How New York City Chefs Prep for Thanksgiving

    free-extras.comIt's Turkey Time!​ By now, the turkey should be brining, the cranberry sauce underway, and the medicine cupboard stocked with an ample supply of Valium should the family get-together take a turn. And how are New York City restaurant chefs prepping for the big day? We checked i ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 3, 2010

    Hill Country Chicken Goes Low in the Pecking Order

    The word on the bird at a new spin-off spot

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    Friday afternoon means that it's time to reminisce: We ranked Our 10 Best Manhattan Bars. Tribeca's Il Matto: surrealist cocktails, confused service, rocks that taste like rocks. Battle of the Williamsburg Fish 'n' Chips: Sel de Mer vs. Goods.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Hill Country's Elizabeth Karmel on Rookie Grilling Mistakes, New York's BBQ and Southern Restaurants

    Hill Country chef Elizabeth Karmel​Yesterday, we brought you a the first half of an interview with Hill Country's Elizabeth Karmel in which she talked about plans for her new restaurant, Hill Country Chicken, and why she feels women need particular encouragement to fire up the grill. Here, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Hill Country's Elizabeth Karmel on Hill Country Chicken, Gas Vs. Charcoal, and Why Girls Need a Guide to Grilling

    Elizabeth Karmel of Hill Country, and soon, Hill Country Chicken​Chef Elizabeth Karmel grew up in North Carolina, raised on barbecue and good Southern cooking. She worked for Weber Grills for years before launching her grilling and barbecuing website, Girls at the Grill. She has authored three ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2010


    Make your dollar stretch

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    May 10, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: A Calçots Festival & Housing Works' First Tasting Event

    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! Annual Calçotada Festivals Savoy and Back Forty May 10 & 11 Forget ramps. In Catalonia, the seasonal onion that gets everyone excited is the calçot. Sample gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Hill Country to Open a Fried Chicken Restaurant

    kevinpoh/flickr​Per the Feedbag, the owner of Hill Country is fixing to open a 2,700-square-foot fried chicken restaurant at the corner of 25th and Broadway. The place is slated to open sometime in the spring, and will focus on two kinds of fried chicken made according to recipes from the fami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Like Frank Bruni, Jacques Torres Also Knows a Thing or Two About Food Addiction

    Tod Seelie/Metromix​Frank Bruni isn't the only member of the food world who's had his powers of restraint demolished by a box of Oreos. "I am a food alcoholic," Jacques Torres proclaims. "Some people are addicted to cigarettes or alcohol or drugs. I think I'm addicted to food." The pastry che ... More >>