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Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Here Are the Five Best Food Events in NYC This Weekend

    You shouldn't be spending even one more second than necessary in your house or office this summer -- here are five great excuses to get out.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Four Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    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: two sisters bring their mother's dumpling recipe to the East Village, a pasta shop takes over Bushwick, and the coup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Cafe Sabarsky's Marillenpalatschinken, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 77: Marillenpalatschinken at Café Sabarsky (1048 Fifth Avenue, 212-288-0665)

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Find Sandwiches, Coffee, and Bacon Jam at Greenpoint's Littleneck Outpost

    Aaron Lefkove insists that when he and Andy Curtin opened Littleneck in Gowanus three years ago, a second location was not part of the plan. But after that place became a neighborhood staple (and good reason to trvel to the neighborhood for people who live in other parts of NYC), the partners began ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Find Georgian Food in Manhattan at Old Tbilisi Garden

    A geographic crossroads of flavors and culture, the small country of Georgia is a hotbed for unique foods -- here, the hearty stews of Eastern Europe meet the spices of the Middle East and the subtle breeze of Mediterranean flavor via the Black Sea. New York City has a small concentration of Georgia ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    Bunna Cafe's Feast for Two, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 78: Feast for two at Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-295-2227)

  • Dining

    July 9, 2014
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    July 9, 2014

    Here's Hole in the Wall, a New Worthy Coffeeshop in Midtown

    The aptly named Hole in the Wall (420 Fifth Avenue) coffee shop builds on several themes of New York's coffee growth in the last couple years: the proliferation of quality java spots in midtown and the dominance of Aussies opening them. In addition, the café may be continuing the trend of closet-si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Charlie Palmer Divulges Details on a Trifecta of Upcoming Projects

    If you've felt like Charlie Palmer's been a little more prevalent in the news lately than normal, it's because he has a trifecta of concepts about to come to fruition in this city, at least one of which has been in the hopper for a couple of years. This month, he'll open Crimson & Rye, a midtown coc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    An Early Look at the Reprise of Cafe Noir

    How attached were you to the original Cafe Noir (35 Lispenard Street, 212-431-7910), a bistro that held its Soho slot for for nearly two decades before succumbing to a lease dispute? Because if you spent dozens of nights or days huddled at a table or staring out the massive front windows at that nei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Cheesecake Boss: Alan Rosen Recounts Three Generations of Junior's History

    Sixty-four years ago, Junior's (386 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn, 718-852-5257) owner Alan Rosen's grandfather Harry decided he was going to open a restaurant that served great cheesecake. So he went to a number of restaurants lauded for their baked goods, bought cakes, and took them to his b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Here Are This Week's Five Best Food Events

    Mondays after a holiday weekend are brutal. Thankfully, there are plenty of mood boosters to look forward to this week; see the lobster, Riesling, and other treats on this week's event line-up.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Here Are Four Restaurants That Opened in NYC Last Week

    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: the Torrisi team is at it again with a new bar, a Southern restaurant is frying up chicken in the East Village, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Seven Years on, Paul Grieco Is Still Trying to Eradicate Your Riesling Sins

    This season brings the seventh iteration of Summer of Riesling, a vinous campaign founded and led by Riesling's greatest advocate, Paul Grieco of Terroir Wine Bars, to educate consumers on the grape's breadth of styles (e.g., most aren't sweet, many of the best are dry) and celebrate the grape's gen ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 2, 2014
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    July 2, 2014

    For an Education in Malaysian Cuisine, Head to Williamsburg's Pasar Malam

    New Yorkers have fervently propelled many types of Asian cuisine into buzzy stardom -- just look at the dozens of ramen stalls and Isaan restaurants that line our streets. But Malaysian food remains relatively obscure, and that's something chef Salil Mehta wants to change. Mehta oversees Laut, a U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    July is Good Beer Month, So Take Advantage of These Events

    Did you know that July is Good Beer Month? Now that you do, you have no excuse not to celebrate. Even if you're taking a vacation this month, there are so many beer-focused happenings that you'll be sure to find a way to get your brew on. And, if these events aren't enough for you, consider purchasi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Jesse Schenker: "This Is Not a Career, It's a Livelihood"

    That Jesse Schenker's cookbook collection is more than 350 volumes deep is not so much a reflection of his use of recipes at it is a window into his utter obsession with food--he thinks about his craft constantly, even when he's not at work, and he has since he was very young. The chef grew up in So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Breakfasts in NYC

    Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it too often becomes an afterthought, skipped altogether in lieu of a hurried borough-to-borough commute. New York may not be much of a breakfast town -- unless you count the hordes who queue for corner store coffee and a mediocre egg on a rol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Two Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Spend Your Summer Days Eating and Drinking in Northern Fairfield County, Connecticut

    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. New Yorkers don't have the same love/hate relationship with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Here's Root & Bone, Opening in the East Village on Monday

    If you follow the restaurant industry on a national level -- or if, perhaps, you sojourn in Miami on occasion -- you've likely heard of Yardbird, the Southern restaurant that's been stacking up accolades for its finely executed fare (including fried chicken) since it first debuted in 2012. Chefs Je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    A Primer on the Old-Fashioned

    It didn't take much for The New York Times spirits writer Robert Simonson to fall in love with the sazerac -- all he needed was a first visit to New Orleans in 2006. It took a little bit longer for him to embrace the old-fashioned. "The old-fashioned used to show up as whiskey with some cheap ice in ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 25, 2014
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    June 25, 2014

    Vinateria Is the Fashionable Restaurant Harlem Deserves

    For last week's review, I visited Harlem's Cheri (231 Lenox Avenue, 212-662-4374), a homey French restaurant from Alain Eoche that serves a great burger and not much else. Kitchen mishaps aside, Cheri also happens to be one of the more inviting restaurants that's opened in recent memory, in part bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Montana's Trail House Now Serving "Appalachian Black Magic Comfort Food" in Bushwick

    Montana Masback grew up in Manhattan, but bearded, dressed in heavy black overalls, a pouch of tobacco resting in one pocket, a scrawly to-do list in another, he looks more like someone who'd run a rural mechanic's garage than a trendy cocktail bar and restaurant. But his look is appropriate: His th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    New American: Dan Barber Explores a Brave New Cuisine

    Just because farm-to-table has become an overused buzzword doesn't mean our work in that arena is done. Far from, says Dan Barber, whose visionary 14-year-old West Village restaurant Blue Hill (75 Washington Place, 212-539-1776) propelled him to a leadership role within the locavore movement. Barber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Here's Where to Find Truly Vegetarian Thai Food in NYC

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: V{IV} (717 Ninth Avenue, 212-581-5999) Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen Cuisine: Thai

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    A Taste of The NoMad Bar, a Casual Spot for $198 Cocktails

    This past Saturday, Will Guidara and Daniel Humm opened their upscale take on a tavern, The NoMad Bar (10 West 28th Street, 212-796-1500). The handsome bi-level space has a kindred spirit in the restaurant's Elephant Bar, where beverage director Leo Robitschek and his team have garnered numerous acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Four Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    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 healthy fast casual chicken joint in the Financial District, a classy new spot to grab a drink, and a chef returns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Where to Eat in JFK's JetBlue Terminal

    If you're going to be stuck in a JFK terminal for hours, you could do a lot worse that Terminal 5, home to JetBlue: Our hometown budget airline has long prided itself on its food offerings here, a line-up of quick service and grab-and-go spots from New York City chefs that includes a sushi bar, a Dy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Here's Meadowsweet, Polo Dobkin's New Restaurant in the Old Dressler Space

    After stints in the early 2000s at Manhattan restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Polo Dobkin crossed the East River into Brooklyn, where he ran the kitchens at Dumont, Dumont Burger, and then the Dressler, where he worked for six years, netting the restaurant a Michelin star while he was at it. He met ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014

    Annabel Brings Up-Market Pizza and Beer to Hell's Kitchen

    It's been 15 years since Amnon Kehati, Sam Erlich, and Avi Camchi first opened Thalia in Hell's Kitchen, putting down new American roots in a rapidly changing neighborhood that was then bereft of good dining options. The territorial gamble paid off -- Thalia became a neighborhood joint, a rising boa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Why the Margarita Is, Per Toro's Caitlin Doonan, the Perfect Call Drink

    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 Caitlin Doonan of Toro (85 Tenth Avenue, 212-691-2360).

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    A Taste of Decoy, the Party End of RedFarm's Mullet

    For the past two years, restaurateur Ed Schoenfeld and chef/partner Joe Ng have hosted pop-ups and served an abbreviated menu out of the former Laundromat below their West Village nouveau-Chinese restaurant RedFarm. Last month, they opened Decoy (529 1/2 Hudson Street, 212-691-9700), the fully reali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Thank You for Smoking: Meet Hill Country Barbecue Market BK's Master of Meat

    His father was from North Carolina, but Ash Fulk didn't really fall in love with barbecue until he went out and visited his family after his grandma died. On that trip, he started getting acquainted with southern fare, and he began requesting fried chicken and mashed potatoes or a trip to a barbecue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Here's an Early Taste of Cherche Midi

    New York isn't short on excessive (in terms of both price and quantity) dining experiences, but as of a couple of nights ago, there's a brand new place to drop a hefty wad of cash for a heart-stoppingly large meal: Cherche Midi (282 Bowery, 212-226-3055), Keith McNally's long-anticipated Pulino's re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Wayfarer Pastry Chef Aleishe Baska Breaks Down the Semifreddo

    As we edge our way into summer, consider the semifreddo. This dessert's name translates to "half frozen" in Italian, and it's a dish that's not too hot, nor too cold. Therefore, according to Wayfarer (101 West 57th Street, 212-691-0030) pastry chef Aleishe Baska, it's just right. "I love their versa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Two Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Here's Where to Eat and Drink on a Day Trip to Philly

    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. In less than the two hours it takes for Rocky the Musical to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    A Ramen Corn Dog Hits Jersey City

    Six months after opening Union Republic (340 3rd Street, Jersey City), a noodle bar and bistro in downtown Jersey City, partners Noah Sexton and chef Gregory Torrech are getting to roll out their summer menu and introduce a ramen corn dog. The 100 percent Angus beef sausage is crafted by in-house bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Carnegie Deli: No Longer "The Tops"

    "Man, this place is a circus," my friend Jeffrey said when we entered the Carnegie Deli (854 Seventh Avenue, 212-757-2245). We'd just waited 15 minutes outside with a large group of eager tourists, only to be ushered inside, whisked past the congested deli counter, and then forced to squeeze by pack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Bluestone Lane Brings Specialty Coffee and Good Food to the West Village

    I've wondered before in this column why good coffee and equally good food couldn't be paired together more often in the city. And yet again, it took a group of Australians from Melbourne to open a coffee shop with a full menu; or is it a restaurant with great emphasis on coffee?

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    June 12, 2014

    Here's Where to Find World Cup Deals and Specials in NYC

    Our World Cup bar & restaurant map: Click on the icon to read a little about each spot. Don't see your favorite spot here? Name-drop it in the comments.The World Cup is upon us, and there's no time like the present to use soccer as an excuse to eat and drink like a champion. We've previously publish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Taste Awadhi Food at the UWS's Newly Opened Awadh

    "Indian food is not just about tikka masala," says Gaurav Anand. "There's so much more to it." And unfortunately, while New York City has hundreds of Indian restaurants, it doesn't see much variety in the regional cuisines offered. So Anand, a native of northern India and owner of Moti Mahal Deluxe ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 11, 2014
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    June 10, 2014

    Russ & Daughters Cafe's Chopped Liver, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 99: Chopped liver from Russ & Daughters Cafe (127 Orchard Street, 212-475-4881)

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Take a Trip Through Le Cirque, '21' Club, and Windows on the World With Michael Lomonaco

    While I'm sitting in a booth at Porter House (10 Columbus Circle, chatting with Michael Lomonaco, a regular comes over and slaps him on the back. They talk for a second about the experience, and then the diner reveals that he's eaten at this restaurant 292 times since it opened -- a fact that a hos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Have a Taste of the Smorgasburg (RED) Dish Competition

    This past weekend, AIDS-fighting organization (RED) took over Smorgasburg as part of its EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES campaign, bringing delicious (RED) inspired dishes to the masses. Many vendors created special (RED) menu items and donated the proceeds to the cause; some used the color for i ... More >>

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