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Food and Cooking

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    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.

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    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?

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Here's What to Order at Heartwood if You're a Vegetarian

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Heartwood (184 8th Avenue, 646-476-5458) Neighborhood: Chelsea Cuisine: Pizzeria

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Where to Eat, Drink, and Cure Your Hangover on a Weekend Getaway to Atlantic City

    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 daytrip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. The dining scene in Atlantic City has seen its fortunes rise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Six 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 beer garden in the Financial District, a Woody Allen inspired speakeasy, and a no-frills American pub in the West ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Why NYC's Mexican Food Moment Is Good for All of Us

    Unless you have been blindly walking around town, packing your lunch for every meal, you have, no doubt, noticed the proliferation of Mexican restaurant in this city. A new one pops up every week or so: We're witnessing refocused efforts on guacamole and burritos, verdolagas and huazontle are now fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Drew Nieporent's Bâtard Is a Warhorse Ready for Battle -- Have a Taste

    The first thing you'll likely notice about Bâtard (239 West Broadway, 212-219-2777) is how warm the room feels, a far cry from previous tenant Corton's somewhat sterile atmosphere. And even though the monochrome color scheme had worked for chef Paul Liebrandt's elaborate cooking, the new room -- wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    A Primer on Cold Brew Coffee and Where to Drink It Around Town

    It's summer, or at least pretending to be summer, and thus the season for iced coffee. Almost every coffee shop will have a version: some clouded with dairy products and laden in sugar, invariably more expensive than a plain cup of joe, and slurped down far quicker. Leaving aside frozen concoctions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Why Stage Restaurant Might Be the Best Diner in NYC

    Mid-afternoon, Roman Diakun, proprietor of the East Village's Stage Restaurant (128 Second Avenue, 212-473-8614), walks down from his apartment above to check in on his customers and items being prepped for dinner. Raised in Poland via Ukraine, Roman has owned the restaurant since 1980, and over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Shake Shack, an "Incredible, Happy Accident," Celebrates 10 Years With Special Burgers

    It's been a decade since Shake Shack (23rd and Madison Avenue) first planted permanently in Madison Square Park, unleashing its burgers and Concretes on an unwitting public and inspiring a frenzy that created a global empire. Next week, it'll celebrate the milestone by turning out a different specia ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 4, 2014

    The Casual, Enormous Gander in Flatiron Can't Hide Its Uppercrust Trimmings

    Gander gives a strong showing for those who can afford it.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    These Are This Week's Four Best Happy Hour Specials in NYC

    Warm weather making you thirsty? Us too. Pull up a chair and enjoy a frosty beverage at one these four fine establishments.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Is This NYC's Best Pop-Up Restaurant?

    In New York, we're spoiled for choice when it comes to French cuisine. Surrounded by culinary riches as we are, it can be tough to decide where to go for a fix of boudin noir and a well-paired wine. So when Eric Ripert himself begins making recommendations, you sit up and pay attention. Les Chefs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Astoria

    Astoria is blessed with multiple thoroughfares brimming with restaurants, cafes, and bars, which honor the flavors brought here by the many waves of immigrants from Italy, Greece, North Africa, and Latin America. And as interest in the area surges among young people priced out of Brooklyn, shiny new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Doron Wong Explores a New Frontier of Yunnan Cuisine

    Like many of his fellow chefs, Boston native Doron Wong got his restaurant start via a menial job: A 14-year-old aching for something to do, he picked up a position answering phones at a pizza place. But because he was a curious kid, he found himself gravitating toward the back of the house, where h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Jersey City and Hoboken

    The morning grind of crossing over and under the Hudson requires some extra motivation, and with a burgeoning coffee scene that's been quietly percolating far beyond the Starbucks-and-Dunkin-dominated PATH hubs, there's never been a better time to detour for your morning fix. These are the 10 best c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Butterfish: Good Sushi Served in an Urban Ghost Town

    For this week's review, I checked in on David Bouhadana's groovy tunes and formidable knife skills at Sushi Dojo (110 First Avenue, 646-692-9398). The young, American-born chef's love for his craft is readily apparent in the fastidious way he treats his oceanic bounty, and the East Village spot succ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Here's Why You Should Try Shandy

    If you want to spark derision from a bunch of craft beer snobs, just mention the S word: shandy. The most basic of beer cocktails, the shandy combines lemonade or another non-alcoholic drink with beer to create a low-ABV summer sipper. It's been gaining in popularity for the last couple of years, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Meet Union Bar & Kitchen, a New Restaurant in Hudson Square

    Before you gaze at the menu at newly opened Hudson Square restaurant Union Bar and Kitchen (300 Spring Street; 646-791-0005), your eyes will likely fix on the artwork of Clifford Bailey, whose paintings are inspired by the grand lifestyle of the roaring twenties. Those, coupled with the refurbished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Explore the Vegetarian Side of Los Angeleno Mexican Food at Taqueria Lower East Side

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Taqueria Lower East Side (198 Orchard Street, 212-677-3910) Neighborhood: Lower East Side Cuisine: Mexican

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    May 30, 2014

    Here's Why You Should Sojourn in Port Washington

    If your knowledge of Long Island is based solely on Billy Joel songs, you probably expect the dining and nightlife scene to be built entirely on Italian restaurants and piano bars. That's not a bad start, but it doesn't paint as pretty a picture as the one you'll find in Port Washington on a warm su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Five 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 Venezuelan hot dog joint in Bushwick, a contemporary Mexican restaurant in the East Village, and an Australian-sty ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Meet Chapter One, an American Pub in the West Village

    Damian Collins has been in hospitality for two decades, and he spent much of that time in his native Ireland before relocating to New York City four years ago. A front-of-house jack-of-all-trades, he landed his sommelier certification about 10 years ago, but he's never had the opportunity to own his ... More >>

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