Across the street from Astoria's American Museum of the Moving Image, Toloache and Yerba Buena chef Julian Medina's transformed an expansive former corner outpost of Five Napkin Burger into Tacuba (35-01 36th Street, Astoria; 718-786-2727), the chef's first outerborough eatery. Here, he serves hungr ... More >>
The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Coppelia (207 West 14th Street, 212-858-5001) Neighborhood: Chelsea Cuisine: Cuban-Latin diner
Passover began last night, and if you've ignored the holiday until now, there's still plenty of time for redemption; lucky for all of us, this city is filled with great Passover options for every level of religious commitment, whether you're a by-the-book kosher zealot, a "cultural" identifier with ... More >>
Don't get us wrong -- the potato is a fine food, and French fries? Hell, they're scalding hot oil's gift to the world (suck it, state fair beer-battered stick of butter). But as vegetables become a larger part of the American diet, chefs around town are throwing leafy greens, roots, and even the occ ... More >>
With a three-day weekend in sight for some of us, spending an hour or three at brunch is an even more enticing proposition than usual -- especially if it leads into playoff football or a night of debauchery. Here are a few places that can help your day get off to a great start.
Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a ... More >>
It's generally agreed that the area below Chambers Street is a food no-man's-land. However, take a closer look and you'll find a number of options that don't just fill a void, but are top-notch. We've rounded up our 10 favorites, and lumped Battery Park City and the Financial District together, for ... More >>
It's definitely a hurdle. That is, avoiding bread in a city obsessed with all things leavened -- pizza, pancakes, artisanal breads. Sure, you can go to regular restaurants and adjust your meal. Caesar salad with no croutons, a hamburger without the bun. Or, god-forbid, you could go the whole holiday ... More >>
New York is the city that never sleeps and never stops eating, no matter what hour of the day -- or night as the case may be. While it's true that a lot of the foods consumed after midnight are of the drunk pizza variety, the city boasts many 24-hour restaurants that serve some damn fine fare. Her ... More >>
The refreshing-looking ginger margaritaToday is National Margarita Day, a great holiday of dubious origin that allows us to drink a lot on a Wednesday without feeling guilty. In honor of the holiday, Spice Market is having a half-off special on pitchers of its signature ginger margarita, making t ... More >>
What does it take to get models to eat a restaurant meal during Fashion Week? Four top-notch chefs and one celebrity model backing. For the second year in a row, Elettra Wiedemann is opening a pop-up restaurant, Goodness, in the Museum of Arts and Design's Robert restaurant. This year, Wie ... More >>
Lauren BloombergDon't you want to bathe in El Parador's cheesy crock of chilaquiles?Belgium boasts its waffles. Japan's sushi customs have spread the world over, and French fries are in every happy meal across the globe. So, what foodstuff to we credit Mexico with exporting? You could say it's ta ... More >>
Yerba Buena's avocado fries If you travel to Mexico, you'll find that avocados are served practically everywhere -- most frequently simply sliced and salted as a side dish. Unless you head to a restaurant specializing in avocado dishes, you won't find the fruit blended into smoothies spiked w ... More >>
Maya's Margarita del Diablo: Just what your late family members might drink? Most people gear up for Halloween parties as October comes to an end. With all of the costume planning and candy eating going on, it's easy to forget about that other spooky holiday, Dia de los Muertos. The family-f ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. International Gourmet Kitchen (IGK) is a new lunch spot in Chelsea, offering great value on everything from burgers to burritos to Asian rice bowls. [Midtown Lunch] To ... More >>
Yet another chef gets on the booze.Earlier this year, we learned that John Fraser was serving a proprietary gin at What Happens When. Now, it looks like Julian Medina has his own tequila.
Imagine this at, say, 4:31 in the morning. The long promised extension of the dining hours is finally occurring at Coppelia, which aimed to be a round-the-clock pan-Latin diner when it opened April 4 of this year.
Julian Medina's new place invents the Pan-Latin diner
Photo courtesy Pichet OngPichet Ong, Master of International DessertsPichet Ong is a busy man, lending his culinary cred to restaurants all over town. His most recent venture is creating the pastry options at Coppelia (207 West 14th Street, 212-858-5001), Julian Medina's new Cuban restaurant ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. TienGarden, the vegan restaurant beneath the Bikram yoga studio on the Lower East Side, is closing its doors after 16 years in business. [Low Down NY] Sora Lella, the New York outpost of a Rom ... More >>
Jason Hall, previously of Gotham Bar & Grill, Anthos, and Mia Dona, has been running the kitchen at The Lion under John DeLucie. [Eater] Colin Alevras, formerly of The Tasting Room, DBGB, and Momofuku, has joined the staff at Andrew Carmellini's forthcoming The Dutch. [Eater] Aureole's exec ... More >>
It's late Friday afternoon, and thus time for what it's always time for on late Friday afternoon ... The Top 10 Fast Food Items That Don't Totally Suck. Where should I send my 21-year-old godson for some birthday fun?
Julian Medina lets his tacos loose.Yesterday, Toloache's Julian Medina told us about his plans for Toloache Taqueria, his new Financial District fast-casual Mexican spot selling "guacamole and chips, tortilla soup, chicken pozole, and braised pork with noodle soup. And three different salads. ... More >>
Julian Medina loves his tacos Yesterday we interviewed chef Julian Medina about his Hanukkah traditions. Today he gives us a sneak peek of the menu at Toloache Taqueria, which opens Thursday at 83 Maiden Lane.
Julian Medina makes a mean latke These last nights of Hanukkah call for interviewing a chef who celebrates the Festival of Lights. So we rang up Julian Medina, chef of Toloache and Yerba Buena, to learn which side of the dreidel he was on: latke or sufganiyot.
This week in The Voice, Robert Sietsema finds true Hong Kong cuisine at Yee Kee H.K. Style in Brooklyn and East Ocean Palace in Queens, while Sarah DiGregorio discovers Louisiana fare at Honeychiles' in the Williamsburg punk rock bar The Charleston that is "far, far better than you'd expect to get a ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and thus time for a fond glimpse back to the best posts of the past five days. We ranked Our 10 Best Picnic Spots in NYC. Painkiller's Giuseppe Gonzalez talked tiki, frozen drinks, and the hangover cure that comes in a syringe. Tortilleria Nixtamal's Fernando Ruiz talked ab ... More >>
Guac, tres ways.It's Cinco de Mayo this week and so you might be inspired to whip up a guacamole for the occasion. Julian Medina of Toloache suggests you do three: a traditional version with a touch of heat from jalapeño; a fruity version with pomegranate seeds, mango, sweet onion, apple, an ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Earth Day Fundraiser Il Buco April 19-24 Eat lunch at the restaurant anytime this week and it will reduce your bill by 15 percent (or 20 percent for late-aftern ... More >>
The three-month-old Mott has announced that Brian Bieler is out at the restaurant, which still has no liquor license. Brian Murphy, who worked under Bieler, will take over for the new fall menu. [Eater] Fabio Trabocchi, formerly of Fiamma, has taken over as the new head chef at The Four Sea ... More >>
Industria Argentina's Natalia Machado isn't the only young Latin American chef working on her own cookbook. Julian Medina of the opening-this-week Yerba Buena Perry says he is putting together a tome of his own. "I'm working on a Latin cookbook of my favorite recipes," the Mexico City-born ch ... More >>