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Food and Cooking

  • 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 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.

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    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

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Here Are the Best Beer (and Cider) Events in June

    With Memorial Day behind us, the summer beer festival season can officially begin. Here are four great opportunities to kick off your hot-weather drinking, all taking place in the month of June.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Appetizing Counters in NYC

    When seeking an enduring taste of this city's culinary heritage, look for preservatives. Smoke and salt have been used as methods of preserving foods far longer than New York has had a grid plan, but the ways in which these techniques were utilized by turn-of-the-century Eastern European immigrants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    May 28, 2014
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    May 28, 2014

    Why Little Wisco's Brian Bartels' Tombstone Will Read "Here Lies Rose's Little Bitch"

    If chance encounters make the world a small place, then Wisconsin is downright little. Just ask Little Wisco director of bar operations Brian Bartels, who cut his teeth serving an "underage Gabriel Stulman" alongside Jim Meehan at Paul's Club in Madison before heading to NYC for a series of bartendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Escape the City With North River Lobster Company

    North River Lobster Co. (Pier 81 at West 41st Street, 212-630-8831) is not a dinner cruise. Yes, you'll eat on a moving boat. But the reference doesn't do the new venture justice: There's no strict dress code, there are no white linen tablecloths, and on the weekends, there's live music. There are a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Here Are NYC's Best Happy Hour Deals This Week

    It might not feel like it today, but summer's here (or, at least, the pools are open, and school will be out soon). Celebrate with a cheap drink at one of these four happy hours.

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    An Early Taste of Horchata

    As Horchata (470 Sixth Avenue) prepared to open its doors for its first service, we spoke with chef Manuel Trevino, who told us his menu is built on "nods to classic New York fare and to Tex Mex. I'm from a border town in Texas, but I've spent the last 16 years in NYC, and I'm putting my whole Mexic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Here's an Early Taste of Bar Primi

    New York's Italian-American culinary heritage runs deep, and on Monday, Andrew Carmellini and Sal Lamboglia, along with partners Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard, threw their experienced Borsalinos into the saucy ring with Bar Primi (325 Bowery, 212-220-9100). The bi-level space, formerly home to Peels, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Why You Should Chow Down to Support STREETS International

    Neal Bermas spent years working in the hospitality industry, both as an owner and operator of restaurants and as a consultant, offering his advice on restaurants and hotels around the world. Fifteen years ago, he touched down in southeast Asia, and he was moved by the place. "I felt really connected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    A Taste of Kailash Parbat's Vegetarian Sindhi Fare

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Kailash Parbat (99 Lexington Avenue, 212-679-4232) Neighborhood: Murray Hill Cuisine: Sindhi

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Here's an Early Taste of Miss Lily's 7A

    You're probably not going to care much about how the food is at Miss Lily's 7A (109 Avenue A, 212-812-1482); whether you like the place or not is much more likely to be predicated on whether or not you like the vibe. The original Miss Lily's on Houston built a celebrity following, and the place impo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Long Live the Chef: Jimmy Bradley Talks 15 Years in the Restaurant Business

    Jimmy Bradley's been doing business in the New York City restaurant industry for decades, but if it's worn him out in the slightest, it doesn't show -- he moves quickly and bouncily, loading up a pot of tea with sugar, offering drinks and food, rearranging table settings, and then answering intervie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Here Are the Five Best Memorial Day Weekend Food Events in NYC

    Not fighting the traffic or beach crowds this three-day weekend? Make the most of sticking around the city by taking advantage of what's cooking up around town.

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    May 23, 2014

    The 10 Best Boardwalk Restaurants in Coney Island and the Rockaways

    When the weather's nice, nothing beats a trip to our city's shores. Whether taking in the waning historic charm of a bygone era at Coney Island or parking yourself on a dune in The Rockaways, both beachside neighborhoods offer a heady mixture of fun and food. Here are the 10 best spots to indulge wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Here Are Five Rosé Wines to Drink for Memorial Day (and the Day After...and the Day After That)

    Spring -- and the onset of Memorial Day weekend -- practically obligates wine writers to pen a piece on the unofficial arrival of rosé wine drinking season. I've no problem capitulating to such requisite; I adore this fermented pink drink -- the beguiling pale salmon to vivid fuchsia colors, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Here's a Tasty Day Trip to Hastings-on-Hudson

    In this Summer Fridays series, we'll outline good eats in good locations just outside of New York City. If you're lucky enough to have summer Fridays at your place of work, consider this your road map to good eats off the beaten path. Although "the River Towns of Westchester" sounds like a place wh ... More >>

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