Hugue Dufour

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    July 15, 2014

    The Five Best Steakhouse Sides in NYC

    Steaks are big business: Sparks, famous for its strip steak and even more famous for a certain mob hit, posts revenue in the multimillions. But because the best beef is already so expensive, steakhouses don't actually make much profit on the cuts they serve, especially when it comes to dry aged stea ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    The 10 Best Steakhouses in NYC

    Kept alive by nearly two centuries of chewing carnivores, the New York City steakhouse defiantly broils on. Classic steakhouses, like Peter Luger and Keens, enjoy a certain amount of stability not common in the current dining climate, where even the most exciting chef-driven small plates tasting cou ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    M. Wells Steakhouse's Solomon Gundy, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 81: Solomon Gundy from M. Wells Steakhouse (43-15 Crescent Street, Long Island City, 718-786-9060)

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    March 13, 2014

    Keens Steakhouse: A Mutton Chop Well-Traveled

    For this week's review, I ventured to Long Island City's premiere catamaran-building, trout tank-having meatery M. Wells Steakhouse (43-15 Crescent Street, Queens; 718-786-9060) and was charmed by the unconventional practices (by old guard steakhouse standards, anyway) at work. Hugue Dufour and Sara ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014
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    March 12, 2014

    Eye Candy From M. Wells Steakhouse, This Week's Reviewed Restaurant

    "Decadence can turn dangerous at M. Wells Steakhouse," writes Zachary Feldman in this week's restaurant review. The menu at Hugue Dufour's and Sarah Obraitis' Long Island City temple of quirk is indulgent, and it's easy to over-order, especially if you're bent on having a steak, which tend to be ove ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    The 20 Best New Restaurants in NYC, 2013 Edition

    Restaurants open at a breakneck pace here in New York City, and they trot out food from just about every corner of our planet (and sometimes many corners of our planet on one menu). In the last 12 months, we've seen a spate of Isaan spots, a Laotian joint, mash-ups of Jewish and Japanese cuisines an ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    10 Favorite Dishes at the LIC Flea & Food

    Last weekend, the lights went up on a once-barren, 24,000-square-foot lot on the Long Island City waterfront that's been transformed into a technicolor weekend flea and food market. Over the course of the summer, the market will showcase a rotation of vendors, merchants, and entertainers, including ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    M. Wells Dinette Reincarnates Its Famous Breakfast Sandwich for LIC Flea & Food

    Over ninety vendors and thousands of visitors showed up for the overwhelmingly successful launch of the LIC Flea & Food this weekend, which commandeered a lot overlooking the Long Island City waterfront at 5-25 46th Avenue. And one of the most anticipated merchants showed up on Father's Day with a f ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    The Best Things We Ate in 2012

    It's been such good year for eating in New York! Here, the Fork team looks back at some of the very best things we ate in 2012, from rice porridge with uni in the West Village, to dreamy cheese fries upstate, and homemade bread pudding. Share your best bites in the comments or tell us about them o ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012
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    October 26, 2011

    M. Wells Team to Man P.S. 1 Cafeteria, Perhaps Sail Even Further

    Please don't sail away.​If you happen to read French, you can check this Canoe article for the latest news on everyone's favorite Montreal chef, Hugue Dufour, and the team from M. Wells. While there's no news on when and where the diner may reopen, it turns out that M. Wells will install itsel ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    M. Wells Hits the Road

    No one home​No word yet on when M. Wells will be back up and running -- or even where exactly, although it will likely be in Long Island City -- but that doesn't seem to have owners Sarah Obraitis and Hugue Dufour too worried. They send around word today they they'll be taking their show on th ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    M. Wells to Moonlight at the All-Clad Food Truck This Sunday

    All's well when M. Wells is manning the stove.​M. Wells isn't quite ready to reopen just yet, but if you've been missing Hugue Dufour's kooky cooking as much as we have, here's some good news: he and wife Sarah Obraitis will be manning the All-Clad Food Truck in Long Island City this Sunday, S ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    VICE Munchies Is Back, and Peckish

    ​ VICE Munchies, the two-year-old Web series that has trained its lens on the likes of David Chang, Andrew Carmellini, Brooks Headley, and Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis, has just kicked off a new season with an episode featuring Wylie Dufresne. As per the series's usual format, the chef ha ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Le Fooding Set to Conquer New York with Culinary Collaborations

    Le FoodingSome of the faces you'll see at this year's event​This fall is filled with food and beverage-centric events (hey there, Brooklyn Pour), but one of the most innovative is the annual extravaganza from Le Fooding, the Paris-based French food-guide-and-festival group, which will be hosti ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Why Is Canada's Food Network, Like, Way Better than Ours?

    Better than America's?​Food Network Canada might sound like a joke -- remember the hubbub over horse meat on Top Chef Canada? -- but its shows might actually be better than the U.S. Food Network's. Why else would we be importing so many of them?

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    August 4, 2011

    M. Wells Will Bid Adieu (for Now) With a Series of Friday and Saturday Dinners

    ​M. Wells is succumbing to the reportedly outrageous demands of its landlord at the end of August, and as you might expect, it will go out with a bang. Owners Sarah Obraitis and Hugue Dufour wrote in to Diner's Journal with the news that "beginning this Saturday at 8 p.m. and all other Fridays ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    M. Wells to Close at the End of August [UPDATED]

    Robert SietsemaWe'll always have offal.​Alas! It seems that M. Wells is not long for this world.

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    March 2, 2011

    Hats Off to Greenwich Village's Fedora

    Montreal makes another tasty incursion into NYC, courtesy of Gabe Stulman

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    February 25, 2011

    Noah Bernamoff Talks About Schmaltz, Bagels, and Keeping Jewish Food Alive

    MetromixNoah Bernamoff and his wife, Rae Cohen.​Yesterday, Noah Bernamoff spoke with us about his plans for Mile End, the phenomenally successful smoked-meat mecca he opened a little more than a year ago in Boerum Hill. Today, he talks with us about his grandmother's recipes, keeping tradition ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Hugue Dufour Wants You to Eat His Tourtière

    ​Dessert enthusiasts may insist that 2010 was the year of the pie, but M. Wells' Hugue Dufour would like you to know that the meat pie is eternal. Called the tourtière and a fixture of menus throughout Québec during the winter months, it's currently being served at Dufour's Long ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Exploring the Montreal-New York Food Connection

    A trip up over the border to the great French north

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    November 4, 2010

    Tourtières & Nuns' Farts at M. Wells Ce Soir

    What is that heavenly scent?​Here in America, November is all about Thanksgiving. We spend the whole month talking about that big turkey dinner we're going to have at the end of it. But in Quebec, Thanksgiving is already over and done with. November instead marks the beginning of tourtière se ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    M. Wells Will Open for Dinner Tonight to Serve a Mushroom Menu

    CHOW.comThe lovely lobster mushroom.​Although there's still no sign that M. Wells will be opening for dinner anytime soon, the restaurant will be extending its hours tonight in order to serve its customers a menu featuring mushrooms harvested from the Gaspé peninusla, Québec, and ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Fedora Imports a Former Au Pied de Cochon Chef

    telequebec.tvMehdi Brunet-Benkritly, avec un chapeau.​Between M. Wells, the meat, the bagels, and now, the Fedora, New York is tasting more and more like Montreal these days. Florence Fabricant reports that Gabe Stulman has hired Medhi Brunet-Benkritly to helm the kitchen of his soon-to-open r ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    M. Wells Celebrates Bi-Valve Birthday Bedlam on Thursday

    Behold, a bi-valve.​John Bil is a Prince Edward Island oyster-shucking champion whose renown has spread through Canada and all the way down to the pages of The New Yorker. This Thursday, Oct. 7, Bil's prodigious talents will be on display in Long Island City, where M. Wells chef Hugue Dufour w ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    M. Wells's Hugue Dufour, Part Deux: Food Eroticism, Being Inspired by Dog Food & Why You Can Never Have Too Much Foie Gras

    Tobie Marier-RobitailleHugue Dufour​Yesterday, we talked to Hugue Dufour, chef-owner of M. Wells in Long Island City, about what makes his diner so special and when we can expect to be able to eat dinner (and drink wine) there. Today, he talks food, sex, and why New York needs more foie gras. ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Hugue Dufour of M. Wells on His Love of Queens, the Disappearing Diner & Manhattan as the Fifth Boro

    foodnetwork.caHugue Dufour, in shaggier days.​Our Man Sietsema pronounced it mere weeks after it opened: M. Wells is home to "some of the most innovative cooking in the city." Quite a claim for a diner in Queens that's only opened till 3 p.m. (for now). So, just how is chef-owner Hugue Dufour, ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Tourtière on the Horizon

    750g.comThe mighty, meaty tourtière.​ Having already bestowed poutine and Montreal bagels upon us, New York's French-Canadian expat population is about to bless us with an arguably even greater gift: tourtière.

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    December 2, 2009

    Mon Dieu! Au Pied de Cochon's Tourtiere Heads South From Montreal

    Christine Cikowski​When the weather turns cold and holiday season kicks into full gear, in French Canada the masses turn to meat pie. Not those modest Cornish pasties found in England, but those super-pregnant beefy tarts with their perfect little vent holes we remember from weekday afternoon ... More >>