Lauren ShockeyChipotle sauce adds a Mexican kick to a soft shell crab roll Mexican sushi and Japanese tacos: the ultimate in fusion food, right? That's the thinking at Taka Taka (330 West Broadway, 212-966-8252), a new Japanese-Mexican fusion spot located in Soho. We were a bit skeptical ab ... More >>
A new osteria gives you a little bit of a lot of Italy
The world's cuisines possess too few bitter dishes -- and clams with linguine in white sauce is one of the best.
Savagecorp / FlickrRob Z. Asks: I am fascinated by Korean food due to watching Korean dramas. I have made a dish or two at home but would love to try out an actual restaurant. I don't eat non-halal food but will eat fish and everything else that is not meat. And would love if it is cheap a ... More >>
Trattoria Dell'Arte's Risotto Radicchio MascarponeIt seems like everyone stays up -- and eats out -- late these days. The latest restaurant to add a special late-night menu is Trattoria Dell'Arte. Chef Marino Rosato suggests night owls end their evening (especially if it was a particularly ro ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyVada, a/k/a fried rice doughnuts with curry leaves and chiles, at Indian CreperieInexpensive Indian eats are relatively plentiful at the intersection of Bleecker and MacDougal Streets, with the Kati Roll Company, Thelewala, and Masala Times offering rolls, chaats, and curries. ... More >>
Pichet Ong looks homeward with his latest restaurant
Lauren ShockeyKalBQ's kimchi tacoWe're big fans of multi-functional spaces. Why specialize in one type of service or food when you can do multiple ones? Banh Mi Saigon Bakery, for example - who doesn't want a jewelry store and a Vietnamese sandwich shop? So when we heard about KalBQ, a new ... More >>
RodaleMore than just kimchiUntil now, Jean-Georges was the Vongerichten with the culinary clout, but his wife Marja is getting into the fray with her new PBS television show and cookbook, the Kimchi Chronicles. The New York Daily News profiles her today, learning about how her desire for Kor ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Marc Forgione with Bryan Miller 92nd Street Y in Tribeca Monday, July 25 at noon Former New York Times restaurant critic and food writer Bryan Miller interviews Iro ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyFreedom beans just doesn't have the same ring...Green bean fries are kind of amazing. Like, are you trying to justify your consumption of fried fare by throwing a little greenery into the mix? Because, honestly, you might as well be eating potatoes. And the tempura green bean ... More >>
sashamd/flickrPoutine. Better than black tar heroin. Stephanie B. Asks: I love poutine. Loooooove poutine. Probably because I'm Canadian. Where can I get some good poutine in the city? Dear Stephanie: I saved this question for the day my Monument Lane review came out, because that rest ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyBun cha Ha Noi at Pho BangAlas, New York City isn't one of the great Vietnamese culinary capitals of the world. Which is too bad, because at least in our minds, Vietnamese cuisine is one of the best on the globe. But you can still find some decent Viet grub. You just have to ... More >>
Rebecca MarxDarna's falafel. A few months ago, Darna chose to announce its imminent arrival in Cobble Hill with a rather intimate paean to its signature product. Posted on the storefront window, it read, in part: "...soft on the inside yet firm sexy brown on the inside. Being with you my lov ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyBaoguette Café offers a tasty chicken and sausage dish over rice, but is the restaurant good enough to make it into the top 10?While we do have plenty of banh mi peddlers, New York City isn't an enclave for Vietnamese expat communities, so it doesn't possess a bounty of full-sc ... More >>
Tomorrow, Duane Reade will open a new location at 40 Wall Street, and to cater to the business types who are expected to shop there, the store will feature a hair salon, a nail bar, a pharmacy with a doctor on-hand, a sushi bar, a juice bar, and a stock ticker. At 22,000 square feet, the stor ... More >>
David Bouley looks to the land of the rising nigiri
flickr/Calgary ReviewsFind out what's in that sauceHolly G. Asks: How do you make the spicy mayonnaise that comes in spicy tuna rolls? Is it just mayo and Sriracha? Can you find out what's in it? Dear Holly: While spicy tuna rolls aren't classic sushi offerings, there's no question that th ... More >>
Yesterday we talked to Claire Handleman, who cooks at Del Posto and blogs about her constant travels at Passport to Eat, about how she fell in love with Thai cuisine and the best papaya salad she's ever eaten. Today, she talks about fine dining in Bangkok, Del Posto's Italian cuisine and whe ... More >>
Plenty of fleecy white ricotta nicely peppered, pickled artichokes, and mozzarella on a perfect coal-fired crust, from Verde Coal Oven. Bushwick is potentially one of Brooklyn's best dining destinations. With its large Latin population, the cuisines of the Spanish diaspora are well represe ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyFind the GelOTTO cart in Washington Square ParkIt's Memorial Day Weekend, which means frozen treats season is officially in business. Like every summer, the GelOTTO Cart will be parked in Washington Square Park, selling gelati from Mario Batali's nearby OTTO. But this year, do ... More >>
Woo Lae Oak is the latest restaurant to fall victim to lease renegotiation: after 12 years at 148 Mercer Street, the upscale Korean restaurant will close its doors at the end of May.
Lauren ShockeyCiao down, throw down!Frozen treats are on the mind now that the weather has turned following our endless winter. Gelato has dominated the cold sweets market in New York City (related: why are there no good ice cream parlors in this city?), and one of the most recent additions ... More >>
Don't get the delicious red guajillo chile sauce on your sleeve. It will never wash out. Ever since immigration from southern Mexico began in the 1980s due to prolonged drought, Mexican food around here has been getting better and better, as more fresh ingredients have been imported, and ma ... More >>
Max and partners (Darren Berman and Roberto Manfe).The Flatiron district is getting more Mediterranean in the form of Zio Ristorante (17 West 19th Street), opening late next week.
Don't expect to find any Oaxacan food here. The name? A total sham! Lauren S. asks: Where can I get Oaxacan food in New York City? Dear Lauren: This question always makes me sad. In brief, there is no Oaxacan food in Gotham. I'm not really sure why, since it would be easy enough for someon ... More >>
Rebecca MarxKati rolls: so very, very beige. Over the past few years, the kati roll has gained quite a bit of traction in Manhattan. A street food that originated in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, the roll has evolved over the years from a paratha wrapped around a k ... More >>
Rebecca Marx This week, we've decided to stray far from the all-American cookies, cakes, and ice cream we so love and venture instead to Minamoto Kitchoan, one of the city's foremost purveyors of wagashi, or traditional Japanese pastry.
Photo courtesy Pichet OngPichet Ong, Master of International DessertsPichet Ong is a busy man, lending his culinary cred to restaurants all over town. His most recent venture is creating the pastry options at Coppelia (207 West 14th Street, 212-858-5001), Julian Medina's new Cuban restaurant ... More >>
Rebecca MarxDean & Deluca's sushi and nigiri assortment. New York abounds with pre-packaged sushi, and a lot of it sucks. But while dry rice and fish of questionable origin and freshness are often the order of the day (particularly if you're stupid enough to buy your sushi at Duane Reade), w ... More >>
Plenty of tender marinated beef in V-Nam's banh mi bo. Roast beef sandwiches have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. On one hand, there's the traditional Italian roast beef hero as espoused by This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, Defonte's Sandwich Shop, and several more ... More >>
Adrienne GrunwaldPatrick Connolly can't get behind green beer. Happy St. Patrick's Day! The one day of the year when it's appropriate to drink green beer and start imbibing at 9 a.m. To learn more about the cuisine from the land of limericks and leprechauns, we called up Irish-American chef ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Yesterday, we discovered that Stellina had finally opened. Earlier today, we stopped by the bakery café, which is the younger sibling of Sorella next door. We'd been hearing for months that its owners, Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen, were planning to do all sorts of wonder ... More >>
Rebecca MarxAfter a short delay, Stellina opened this morning for business. Staff at the bakery, located at 95 Allen Street next door to its sister restaurant Sorella, were just getting set up when we stopped by earlier. Nothing was available for take-out, but they gave us a menu, and given w ... More >>
Photo courtesy Hooni KimWhere does the chef feast? Central Park, of course!David Chang might be the best-known chef in New York City with Korean blood, but Hooni Kim is hoping that'll soon change. He's just opened Danji, a tiny restaurant serving a menu of traditional and modern small plates ... More >>
Prepare to slurp some soba on Delancey Street
sfgate.comWe're sick of Guy Fieri (real name: Guy Ramsay Ferry). The television personality manufactured on the second season of "The Next Food Network Star" might double as a Barnum & Bailey clown. Yet he is now one of the country's most recognizable celebrity chefs. If you want to see how ... More >>
The bun bo Hue at Thanh Da presents a dark tempest of a beef broth. Let's enumerate the ways bun bo Hue -- named after the city of Hue (pronounced "Way") in Central Vietnam -- differs from the signature noodle soup of Saigon, pho (pronounced "FFFah"). First off, the noodles are wheat instead ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThanh Da's Bun RieuWe've been eating a lot of Vietnamese food recently (could we be prepping for a 10 Best? Oh, maybe), and were excited when we saw bun rieu on the menu at Thanh Da. As we've noted in the past, the Sunset Park restaurant does a great bun bo Hue, the spicy beef ... More >>
Melissa Hom/ConvivioConvivioA week after announcing his replacements for Michael White at Alto and Convivio, Chris Cannon has released a few details about what they'll be cooking.
This jam-packed sandwich will set you back only $3.75. Saigon Banh Mi Bakery started out in a little stall under the Manhattan bridge, then hopscotched, first to the southeast corner of Mott and Grand streets (where it cowered behind a jewelery store), then recently leaped over Grand and es ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyYuba is the Japanese word for tofu skin, which is the thin layer of film that occurs when making tofu as the curding vat of soymilk cools down. While working at Masa, chefs George Ruan and Jack Wei fell in love with the yuba that was flown in daily from Japan, and so they named ... More >>
Rebecca Marx The dish pictured above is one of very few good reasons we can think of to go outside in February.
Victoria BekiempisSaigon's version, with rubber band "extra" removed. Banh mi has quite a rep -- for being a gutbuster on the mean streets of Saigon and New York. Pickled carrot and radish slivers, cilantro, cucumber slices, pâté, grilled meat, and occasionally cheese burst out of a French ... More >>
In A-Wah's Hong Kong-style wonton lo mein, the noodles are cooked al dente, and the broth is served on the side. The amazing thing about Manhattan's Chinatown, no matter how it ebbs and flows, no matter how many restaurants come and go: It's always been a bastion of excellent cheap eats. Th ... More >>
Corn smut, that is. A Bed-Stuy bodega's authentic Pueblan food.
On the heels of last weekend's Cassoulet Cook-Off comes the welcome news that more is on the way, courtesy of Savoy.
myrecipes.comI scream, you scream, we all scream for gelato.Temperatures may be dropping below zero outside, but die-hard gelato fans know that it's never too cold for the frozen treat. Or at least that's what the owners behind Love Gelato, the newest addition to the city's growing roster of ... More >>
This obscure restaurant near the corner of 16th Street and Seventh Avenue -- which advertises a combination of Sichuan and Vietnamese food -- was declared one of the best Chinese restaurants in the country in the inscrutable "Top Chefs & Owners" category. This past Sunday, correspondent Bil ... More >>
Small plates, that is. A new West Village tapas bar.
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