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    October 30, 2014

    Meet the Man Behind the First Mexican Restaurant to Win a Michelin Star

    Last month, when the Michelin Guide bestowed its coveted stars, four Queens restaurants were included among the honorees. One of them, Casa Enrique (5-48 49th Avenue, Queens; 347-448-6040), is a first-time recipient, as well as New York's only Mexican restaurant to garner a star. Its Chiapas-born ch ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Candy Shops in NYC

    If you've got a sweet tooth, you probably don't need much of an excuse to go stock up on all the major candy food groups: candy corn (veggies), gummies (fruit,) nostalgic chocolate (dairy), chocolate with nuts (protein), and marshmallow-y things (oxygen). New York City's best candy shops offer those ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    Inside Taphaus, a Jersey City Waterfront 'Gastrogarden' Coming to DUMBO

    Restaurants are few and far between along the stretch of Jersey City's high-rise-dominated waterfront walkway that sits between the Colgate Clock and Hoboken Terminal. Most of the eateries that are there lack access to the unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline on display through the glass wall ... More >>

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    October 28, 2014

    Brooklyn's Pasar Malam Fine-Tunes Malaysian Cuisine

    As residents of the world's culinary epicenter (a sentiment shared by modernist cooking pioneer Ferran Adrià, no less), New York diners have unparalleled access to global cuisines, from Mongolian to Moldovan and most everything in between. It's a fact that has both encouraged and stymied Sali ... More >>

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    October 28, 2014

    Humberto Guallpa's Ecuadorian Childhood Laid the Groundwork for His NYC Career

    Humberto Guallpa remembers a press event at which he was standing among some big-name New York City celebrity chefs. Journalists began asking everyone present questions -- everyone, that is, except for Guallpa, who was ignored until he was asked, "Who are you with? Who's your chef?" Guallpa was then ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    This Week's Five Best Food Events

    Whether you like to cook, dine out, or just watch food on the big screen, here are five events to consider this week.

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    October 27, 2014

    Cheap Eat of the Day: La Goulette's Lamb Merguez Pita

    Each Monday, we're highlighting a bargain meal worth seeking out in this city. Most will feed you for less than $10. Need more ideas for cheap eats? See our archives.Each Monday, we're highlighting a bargain meal worth seeking out in this city. Most will feed you for less than $10. Need more ideas f ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    Alder's Sunday Menu Flips a Modernist Bird at Brunch Haters

    Last month, Ryan Henderson replaced longtime Dufresne protege Jon Bignelli as chef de cuisine of Alder (157 Second Avenue, 212-539-1900). This is a promotion for Henderson from sous chef, a role for which he auditioned -- and snagged -- with a dish that eventually made its way (after some tinkering) ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    Taste Vegetarian East and West African Specialties at Patisserie Des Ambassades

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination:

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    October 27, 2014

    Sigiri's Kothu Roti, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 2: Kothu roti from Sigiri (91 First Avenue, 212-614-9333)

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    October 24, 2014

    Four Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another's open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town. This week: A food truck establishes a brick-and-mortar location in the East Village, Five Points transforms into Vic's, and Alex Stupak's highly anticipat ... More >>

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    October 24, 2014

    The Five Best Brunches Near Tompkins Square Park

    While the history of Tompkins Square Park is riddled with tumult, the East Village plot has become an idyllic place for a weekend stroll. You'll catch neighborhood denizens lounging on the grass with a book, and you should stop at the dog run, where herds of canines chase each other and play. The pa ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    At Hasidic Gottlieb's Restaurant, Start With the Challah, End With Noodle Kugel

    "This young man needs some pickles and bread!" one server called out to the other. It was just after dark and I was sitting at Gottlieb's Restaurant (352 Roebling Street, 718-384-6612). Hasidic men and women were ordering takeout from the deli counter, and a long-bearded employee was slicing turk ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Johnny Iuzzini's Sugar Rush Aims to Make You a Better Baker

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back Thu ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Women and Men Unwind, Spend Money at the New Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

    Tired Irish pubs, cougar lounges, generic happy-hour venues, and big restaurant bars have dominated the midtown drinking landscape for ages. Oenophiles, desperate to avoid insipid $9 pinot grigio and cabernet sauvignon specials foisted on locust-like swarms of undiscerning suit-clad co-workers, coul ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Boqueria UES's Fideuà Negra, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 5: Fideuá negra from Boqueria UES (1460 Second Avenue, 212-343-2227)

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    October 21, 2014

    The 10 Best New Restaurants in NYC, 2014

    Our Best of NYC 2014 issue divulges more than 350 things that we love about this city. More than 100 of those are related to food and drink, including our Best New Restaurant. In order to bestow that award, we had to first cull a short list of our favorite places to have opened in the last year. And ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Kitty's Canteen Is a Clubby LES Hideaway That Might Just Squeeze You In

    As co-owner of the bawdy late-night theater the Box, Richard Kimmel is well acquainted with the tantalizing effects of dramatic flair and heightened suspense. His second act, a Jewish soul-food speakeasy called Kitty's Canteen (9 Stanton Street) on a still-grimy expanse of Stanton Street, has atmosp ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    This Week's Four Best Food Events

    Looking to extend the magic of a fall weekend spent idling in a pumpkin patch? Check out these five uplifting events.

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    October 20, 2014

    An Early Taste of Empellón Al Pastor, Now Open in the East Village

    If you stumble into a taqueria and want to know if the tacos al pastor on its menu are going to be worthwhile, look first for a slowly turning spit with a beehive-shaped mass of pork fixed to the rod. It looks a lot like shwarma, and that's no coincidence -- the Mexicans picked up this cooking metho ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    The Definitive Guide to NYC's Chinese-Latin American Restaurants

    In the years following the Cuban Revolution, New York City welcomed large numbers of Cuban-Chinese immigrants, and during the 1960s and '70s, restaurants serving these new residents' food abounded. This isn't fusion cooking like Peruvian chifa; rather, it's a mash-up of both Latin American and Chine ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Sole di Capri's Pastiera, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 7: Pastiera from Sole di Capri (165 Church Street, 212-513-1113)

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    October 17, 2014

    Three Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town. This week: a boardgame café in Bushwick, juice in Greenpoint, and a brioche-muffin hybrid in the Lower West Side.

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    October 17, 2014

    Arrogant Swine Brings the Nuances of Carolina 'Cue to New York

    Lately, it feels like you can't strut anywhere in this city without colliding nostrils-first into an aromatic haze of woodsmoke, but New York's barbecue culture has evolved as lowly and slowly as the heavily barked meats the beloved cuisine produces. From its '90s origins with Pearson's Texas Barbec ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    The Derby's Patty Melt, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 9: Patty melt from the Derby (187 Orchard Street, 212-777-8469)

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    October 16, 2014

    Le Fond Brings Home-Style French Fare to Greenpoint

    When Jacob Eberle first traveled to France, he had no idea that he'd eventually become a classically trained chef. A comparative religion major with a concentration in French, Eberle had never been to Europe. So when the opportunity to study the language in its native land presented itself, he jumpe ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Have an Early Taste of Cow & Clover in South Williamsburg

    The smell of smoke fills the air as you walk down Kent, pouring out the vents of the wood burning ovens at Cow & Clover's (291 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-782-8810). You'll spy the source on the corner of Kent and South 2nd Street; the imposing modern structure is the latest locally-focused eatery to ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Announcement: Best of NYC 2014 Is Now Live

    Attention, NYC: The time has come once again to reflect upon the things that make this city great. Our Best of NYC 2014 issue hits the streets today, and you can peruse it right this very second on our website.

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    October 15, 2014

    Recipe: Joe Campanale's Sparkling Negroni Sbagliato

    Sick of your usual call drink? Try something new. In this series, we're asking the city's bartenders to name their current drinks of choice. Check out our Good Call archives for another round. Today's call comes by way of Joe Campanale, beverage director and co-owner of Dell'anima (38 Eighth Avenue ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    At Tuome, Thomas Chen Articulates Eloquent Culinary Sentences in Alphabet City

    At Tuome (536 East 5th Street, 646-833-7811) in the center of the East Village's Alphabet City, an appetizer of smoky charred octopus arrives at my table. Curved like an iron boat hook excavated from a shipwreck, the lone tentacle reclines on a shingle of pork pebbles. Before I can do my best James ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Eight Years After Top Chef, Harold Dieterle Is Still Going Strong

    After Harold Dieterle walked away victorious from the first season of Bravo's Top Chef, people expected him, he says, to open a massive restaurant in Times Square, one where he could put himself onstage in an open kitchen and smile benevolently down upon his fans. That's not his personality, though, ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Here Are the Vegetarian Highlights at Coppelia

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Coppelia (207 West 14th Street, 212-858-5001) Neighborhood: Chelsea Cuisine: Cuban-Latin diner

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    October 10, 2014

    Three Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another's open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town. This week: whole hog barbeque in Bushwick, Acadian food in the East Village, and a casual French spot in Brooklyn.

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    October 10, 2014

    Employees Only's Steak Tartar, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 13: Steak tartar from Employees Only (510 Hudson Street, 212-242-3021)

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    October 9, 2014

    The Four Best Fall Food and Drink Tasting Menus

    Forget pumpkin beer, we've got sherry, cider, and lots of wine to drink this fall, all paired with edible expressions of the season. Here are four of our favorite food and beverage menus served around town this month.

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    October 9, 2014

    Here Are Your Best Bets (By Neighborhood!) for Queens Restaurant Week

    Queens Restaurant Week -- actually two weeks -- launches Monday and lasts until Halloween, and it offers eaters the opportunity to get better acquainted with this vast and super-diverse borough. (And at Queens prices -- prix fixe lunches will run you $14, dinners a mere $28.) Nearly 100 restaurants ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Find Out What Acadian Fare Is When King Bee Opens in the East Village

    When Eben Klemm and Ken Jackson began plotting opening a restaurant together a few years back, they originally planned to bring Cajun fare to New York City, but they quickly realized they'd have to retool: "We both felt that real Cajun cooking is hard to do in the north," says Klemm, a beverage cons ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    With Crimson & Rye, Charlie Palmer Delivers Liquid Lunch to Midtown

    New York has been kind to Charlie Palmer. Not many chefs could sustain a 26-year career in this town, as he has at Aureole. Nor could they survive 24 restaurant openings nationwide over the course of that career, a relocation of their first restaurant, or a current roster of 14 venues across four st ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Swedish Chef: Emma Bengtsson Draws From Her Childhood

    Last week, the Michelin Guide unveiled its 2015 star rankings for New York City, bestowing two sparklers upon Aquavit (65 East 55th Street, 212-307-7311). That's one more than last year, and it's proof that Emma Bengtsson, who took over the kitchen as executive chef this summer after a long stint as ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Melba's Restaurant Is a West Harlem Gathering Place With Good Vegetarian Options

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Melba's Restaurant (300 West 114th Street, 212-864-7777) Neighborhood: West Harlem Cuisine: American Comfort Food

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    October 6, 2014

    Here's an Early Look at Park Avenue Autumn, Now Open on Park Avenue South

    After the tiki-themed Hurricane Club called it quits in the Flatiron neighborhood, its owners, father-and-son team Michael and Alan Stillman, installed General Assembly, an American bistro that Michael told us he hoped would become NoMad's equivalent of Balthazar. The all-day crowds never materializ ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Raines Law Room Gears up to Open a Second Outpost

    Before the 18th Amendment was ratified, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcohol in the United States, other measures limited where alcohol could be consumed, including the Raines Law, which stipulated that boozing be confined to hotels. Nearly a century later, Raines Law Room, a prolific Che ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Where to Celebrate the Final Days of Oktoberfest in NYC

    With larger than life Bavarian pretzels, specially brewed beer, and polka music, Oktoberfest has once again descended upon our fair city. But with festivities already underway and running well into October, finding the right party can be harder than squeezing into a pair of lederhosen after a plate ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop on the Burgeoning Restaurant Industry Across the Hudson

    It's been several years since politics hindered Jersey City's success as a dining destination. The last major scandal was in 2009, when a crackdown on a thriving downtown food-truck scene, which included the Taco Truck and Cinnamon Snail, uncovered outdated ordinances and led to the investigation of ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Does New Santa Ana Restaurant Live up to Its Sibling's Standard?

    Santa Ana Deli & Grocery on the corner of Irving and Stockholm is an excellent Bushwick taqueria. It's a place to while away an afternoon on an extended lunch break, sampling tacos and Mexican sodas. The decor is nothing more than a scuffed linoleum floor, folding chairs, and bags of dried beans, bu ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Roosterspin Brings Mono Mono's Korean Fried Chicken to New Jersey

    Mono Mono owner Mihae Cho has been busy since a two-alarm blaze shuttered her East Village Korean fried chicken and classic jazz coop 17 months ago. After resettling in Jersey suburbia, she's just opened Roosterspin (251 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ; 908-233-7333) opposite the railway station ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    What to Expect at Boqueria UES, Opening Tonight

    Small plates have become so ubiquitous in the last few years, it's no longer novel to open up a tapas restaurant. So to cut it in this town with that kind of concept is tough. But not for Boqueria, apparently. "We're in a city where restaurants have a half-life of about two years," says Yann de Roch ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    The Falafel Shop's Falafel Sandwich, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 20: Falafel sandwich from the Falafel Shop (127 Rivington Street, 212-466-1222)

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    September 30, 2014

    Really Cooking Now: Mark Bittman on Food Politics, the Importance of Cooking, and His New Book

    If you dabble even casually in the food world, you likely need no introduction to Mark Bittman, the New York Times op-ed columnist who covers both cooking and food policy -- he's one of the best-known and most prolific food writers of our time. He landed his first regular gig with the Gray Lady when ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Duds Simple: Ilan Hall Is Back -- but Do His New Urban Outfitters Rags Suit Him?

    On a recent episode of Ilan Hall's Esquire Network show, Knife Fight, the cheeky, bespectacled chef held a lifeless, blue-skinned Silkie chicken by its neck, thrusting it toward hooting audience members as cameras panned across their squeamish faces. The faux-underground competition is Food Network ... More >>

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