Our own Tejal Rao visits the East Village's Jeepney, the latest venture from the Maharlika family, to try the unhatched duckling eggs at the "modern Filipino gastropub" in her review of Jeepney. She offers some guidelines for enjoying the small bites: "Think of the impossibly pure broth you get when ... More >>
Yesterday, we interviewed Julieta Ballesteros about her newest venture, China Latina. She talked about the marriage of Latin and Chinese cuisine and where she gets her inspiration. Today, Ballesteros reveals that she will eat anything that people give her including one of her favorite dishes from Hi ... More >>
Julieta Ballesteros is a huge advocate for fusion foods. It's not often you see the words "Szechuan Beef Wonton Tacos" strung together on the same line, but innovative dishes such as these are what Ballestros is promoting at her newest venture, China Latina.
The eatery opened up in October and ser ... More >>
This week, Tejal Rao tries the pasta and polenta boards at L'Apicio, the new "glassy cathedral" on the Bowery from partners Gabe Thompson and Joe Campanale, where Rao says if you added a parking lot "it could be that one restaurant in every American town where the people with money come." While she ... More >>
Joe Campanale is a really nice guy. Wouldn't you be if you got to drink for a living? The beverage director and co-owner of dell'anima, L'artusi, Anfora, and the recently opened, L'Apicio, Campanale brings a distinct warmth to his cocktail and wine lists. Conversations with the former Babbo sommelie ... More >>
This week, our own Tejal Rao found the beauty in buckwheat at Nolita's Cocoron. Of the restaurant's signature soba, she writes that "the noodles here have soul and bite. A massive pot of water rolls in the back of the kitchen, sending up a clean, perfumed steam." This second location for husband an ... More >>
Our own Tejal Rao visits former Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen's Lower East Side South Asian restaurant, Pig and Khao, and finds the outcome boisterous and inconsistent. While Cohen's ability to cook is evident in the noodle curry khao soi which is "full of quality crunch and chew," the crispy pata ... More >>
FlackJacket2010 / FlckrHave a few drinks to loosen up, but go at your own pace. Don't want to end up like this guy.You have a plan for Tuesday and now you're ready to stick with it. Ready for your next assignment? Beverage pairings!No romantic meal is complete without a little (or a lot) of booze ... More >>
Go balls-to-the-wall with your lovers favorite takout on V-Day.There's something to be said for shelling out $100 plus per person for luxury ingredients and romance, but sometimes it's better to just eat at home, for a number of reasons. A) It's cost-effective and the economy sucks. B) You can co ... More >>
TheCulinaryGeek/flickrOn your marks... get set... drink!It's about that time of year again. No, not spring, silly. Time to start planning for the five-day Manhattan Cocktail Classic, which kicks off May 13. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 1, promptly at high noon. Events include the swa ... More >>
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March 16, 17 & 18
Chef Saul Bolton teams up with Dogfish Head Brewery for a celebration of traditional Irish cooking with a Nouveau ... More >>
Seamus Mullen was approved by the local community board to open a Spanish-influenced restaurant at 359 Sixth Avenue.
Cesar Ramirez, who has for the past year been cooking Chef's Table dinners at Brooklyn Fare, is opening a new 50-seat restaurant next door.
Curtis Brown, the ... More >>