Excellent news: Cured pork from small producers in Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, and Piedmont could soon be available in the U.S.
The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services announced last week that the FDA plans to lift its ban by the end of May since the regions were found to be fre ... More >>
Last week, we did a lot of reporting on restaurants operating in the dark, doing whatever they could to provide light and food to those who needed it. We checked in on our review restaurants, both of which happened to be in blackout zones, and found one had stayed open all week, while the other floo ... More >>
Uniting egg and eggplant, possibly for the first time -- the sabich sandwich at Taim
Despite a plethora of overpriced and pretentious restaurants, the West Village is still one of the damned best places to eat in the city in nearly every price range. And here's the list to prove it. Note that ther ... More >>
New York City is full of fancy restaurants where people go for a spirited night on the town, to sample the exquisite creations of chefs in vogue, while sitting shoulder to shoulder with the other hundred diners in the know. Then there are the restaurants for the city's homebodies, people who would r ... More >>
Mas de Gourgonniere, Le Baux-de-Provence (2009)
T'is the time of the year when oenophiles (as distinguished from onanists) give each other gifts of wine, and dinner hosts impress their friends by decanting bottles that drink much better than the price paid for them. In other words, the gr ... More >>
Lauren BloombergA little something from Osteria Morini to propel you over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
The New York City Marathon is coming up in just 10 short days. You know what that means? There's going to be a lot of pasta eating in this city. Nothing sets you up better for a big race th ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
The Pussycat Lounge has closed after 41 years in business in the Financial District, reportedly by the city for construction without a permit.
Select Burger in the East Village h ... More >>
Michael White touches down in Soho on Monday.Between the opening of Eataly, Del Posto's four-star Times review, and mounting anticipation about Porsena, Italian food is having quite a busy autumn. On Monday, Michael White will add to the excitement when he opens Osteria Morini, his trattoria ... More >>
The yellow awning of Al Di Li blazes into the frigid Park Slope night.
I'd always liked the food at Al Di La, but realized that it achieves its effects through application of major amounts of salt, grease, and garlic, which is still the case. Nevertheless, the menu--which hasn't changed much ... More >>
2,500 wines and counting.Sommelier Eric Zillier, the wine director at Alto, will be leaving the restaurant in March to pursue other opportunities. Levi Dalton, who currently heads up the wine program at sister restaurant Convivio, is set to take over at Alto.
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Argentinean Wine and Food Festival
Libertador, Azul, and Industria Argentina will play host to an Argentinean Wine and Food Festi ... More >>
When A Voce Columbus opens tomorrow night, it will make Missy Robbins technically twice as busy as she's been for the past year. Robbins will be traversing the great uptown-downtown divide as the executive chef of both A Voce Columbus and A Voce Madison, overseeing two kitchens and two differ ... More >>
This spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and basil tastes every bit as good as it looks. But what would possess someone to order spaghetti in a pizzeria?
Counter Culture visited Saraghina three times, and had thee great meals there. The serpentine dining rooms are memorable, the back yard beguili ... More >>
The tagliatelle al ragu at Malatesta, just as perfect as ever (click to enjoy)
For years, we've been recommending Malatesta, an Italian hideaway on far west Christopher Street louchely decorated with Italian pulp-fiction covers, and with French doors open to Hudson River breezes. The proprietor ... More >>