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    May 15, 2014

    The Three Best Things We Ate This Week

    We've spent another week feasting our way through New York City, discovering new dishes and rediscovering old favorites. Our favorite bites this week include a whole duck for two, a killer guacamole, and pork skewers we crave each year come spring.

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    April 22, 2014

    An Early Taste of Daruma-Ya, Now Open in Tribeca

    A few weeks ago, Laura Shunk paid a visit to soba master Shuichi Kotani to learn the secrets of the then-forthcoming soba at Daruma-Ya (428 Greenwich Street, 212-274-0428), which opened earlier this month in the former Greenwich Grill space above Sushi Azabu. The space is largely a holdover from Gr ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Our Five Best Cheap Eats in NYC This Week

    Pinch your pennies this week by feasting on pho, Portuguese sandwiches, and huevos rotos at a new bakery. Not a single dish on this list will cost you more than $10. Need more cheap eats ideas? Check out our archives.

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    April 17, 2014

    The Five Best Things We Ate This Week

    Our edible escapades this week turned us on to a worthy brisket substitute at one of NYC's most popular Texas barbecue joints, a killer grilled cheese sandwich, and some addictive babaghanoush. Behold, the five best things we ate this week.

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    April 16, 2014

    Our Five Best Cheap Eats This Week

    Tax Day no doubt left at least a few of you feeling a little bit poorer, and it's for you especially this week that we present a list of five great NYC restaurants where you can eat for less than $10. Nothing striking your fancy? Check out our Cheap Eats archives for more ideas.

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    April 10, 2014

    The Five Best Things We Ate This Week

    As you ponder your weekend dining plans, consider these dishes, a round-up of the very best things the Fork in the Road team ate this week. Our list includes a honey-topped pizza, a 70 cent bakery treat, and a snack ideal for fueling up for a long night of drinking.

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    April 8, 2014

    Our Five Best Cheap Eats This Week

    Strapped for cash? We're serving up a fresh platter of five restaurants where you can eat for under $10. Check out dozens of other suggestions in our Cheap Eat of the Day archives.

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    April 3, 2014

    The Five Best Things We Ate This Week

    We hope you're going out to eat this weekend. Might we make a suggestion? Here are the five best things we ate this week.

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    March 28, 2014

    $1 Oysters and Vegan Cookies: Dishes We're Digging This Week

    Another week, another round-up of dishes we think you should go eat right now. Set out for some $1 oysters, a killer stracciatella, or a shockingly good vegan cookie.

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    March 28, 2014

    Seven Years in, Market Table Is in Good Hands

    For this week's review, I headed to The Clam (420 Hudson Street, 212-242-7420), Mike Price and Joey Campanaro's sleek bivalve-centric restaurant. It's an aesthetic departure from the partners' other West Village establishment Market Table (54 Carmine Street, 212-255-2100) (and from Campanaro's Littl ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014
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    March 25, 2014

    Behind the Soba at Forthcoming Daruma-Ya With Soba Master Shuichi Kotani

    Subterranean Sushi Azabu has built a reputation as one of the best omakase experiences in the city; take a table in the snug den, and you'll be privy to plate after plate of dazzling seafood, sometimes draped silky and raw over a pat of rice, other times mixed into inventive izakaya dishes or set in ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Map: The 99 Essential Restaurants in Lower Manhattan

    This week's Village Voice feature story answers the question many New Yorkers face every night: Where are we going to eat? As a guide, we present 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, compiled by Voice food editor Laura Shunk, along with contributors Zachary Feldman, Tom Finkel, Caryn ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    Eat Cheaply: Fried Chicken, Bánh Tét, and Pasta

    It can be extraordinarily expensive to eat out in this town, yet most of us head to a restaurant (or online to Seamless) for every meal. Save a few pennies with this week's round-up of cheap eats, which includes Korean fried chicken, a cheap plate of pasta, and a Vietnamese delicacy.

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    March 21, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

    Just five more days until our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, when more than 80 restaurants from around the city will come together under one roof at Basketball City (299 South Street). Have you purchased your tickets to feast? Your $60 general admission fare ($70 at the door) gets you unl ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    The Best French Fries We've Had All Year: Dishes We're Digging This Week

    In our dining escapades over the last week, we've consumed the best French fries we've had all year, slurped down one hell of a hot pot, and indulged in an impressive dessert. Here are the dishes we've been digging around town this week.

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    March 20, 2014

    Eleven Madison Park Sous Chef Connie Chung: Understanding Someone Else's Vision Helps You Understand Your Own

    Connie Chung works on Eleven Madison Park's (11 Madison Avenue, 212-889-0905) show-stopping creations alongside Daniel Humm and a legion of other sous chefs. The 29-year-old was raised in a Chicago suburb, and she spent spent much of college ODing on food porn, so she decided to make cooking her car ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

    As we count the days to Choice Eats -- now just a week away -- we're unveiling some of the dishes we'll be eating at the fete. We gave you a preview of a dozen tastes last week, and now we're dishing up a dozen more.

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    March 10, 2014

    Eat Cheaply: Dumplings, Hot Dogs, and Tabouli Salad

    While we comb the boroughs for good meals, we're always on the lookout for cheap eats, and we round up five of those sub-$10 meals for you here each week. This week's line-up includes wontons and dumplings, hot dogs, and a pair of Middle Eastern restaurants in different parts of Manhattan.

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    March 6, 2014

    Atera Sous Chef Rex Huang Gave up an IT Job for Life Behind the Burners

    Rex Huang has a decade on most of the people in his line of work, and that's a good thing, because having less time for self-exploration keeps him focused. He left behind a career in business for the burners, getting his start in the business when he asked for one day to prove his worth as a stage a ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Senegalese, Chinese, and Raw Vegan on our List of Good Eats This Week

    We eat enough to put the fat in Fat Tuesday just about every day of the year, so suffice it to say we're not following up that day of feasting with 40 days of fasting. And in our never-ending gluttonous soujourns, we've enjoyed a handful of dishes around town this week, including a fig and cheese sa ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    Eat Cheaply: Hand-Filled Cannoli and French Lunch

    We've combed the city once more for a list of cheap eats, tasty dishes under $10 meant to get you to your next paycheck. This week's roundup includes a dish ideal for weathering the polar vortex, a Chinatown mainstay, and a good, cheap burger that doesn't come from Shake Shack.

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    February 28, 2014

    Lamb Curry and Lentil Sambusas Are the Dishes We're Digging This Week

    Our edible escapades this week took us up to the Bronx and out into Brooklyn with stops in Manhattan in between. We were particularly enamored of noodles -- they were tucked into a curry, swimming in a bowl of ramen, and covered in spicy red sauce. We also found a steak tartare worth loving and an E ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Five Great Affordable Tasting Menus in NYC

    Multi-course degustation journeys have proliferated in this city over the years, and while an hours-long feast can make for a unique dining experience, the expense can take a toll. Lately, some niche restaurants have offered a solution: four- to five-course menus that don't break the bank and change ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Noodles, Potatoes, and Matcha Ice Cream: Dishes We're Digging Around Town

    Another week, another stretch of gluttony. As we've eaten our way through numerous NYC establishments in the last seven days, we've loved cold noodles, sausage and grits, and a Japanese ice cream parfait. Here's what we've been digging around town.

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    February 13, 2014

    Five Dishes We've Been Digging Around Town

    We're not even gonna talk about this weather anymore -- at this point, we're so sick of being snowbound that we simply refuse to be, well, snowbound. We're going out and eating, come (frozen) hell or high water. If you're in our (admittedly very cold) boat, consider defying the storm with one of the ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Where to Eat Cheaply This Week

    Eating out gets really expensive really quickly in New York City, which makes it a tough place to subsist if you're scraping by until your next paycheck or trying to save a few bucks. If that's you this week -- perhaps you lost a Super Bowl bet? -- check out our round-up of cheap eats, a list we'll ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Atera's Matt Lightner: Restaurants Are Like Houses; It Takes Years to Make Them Homes

    A number of transplants are making waves in the New York City restaurant industry of late. David Bowien brought us Mission Chinese, an outgrowth of his successful San Francisco pop-up. Andy Ricker planted Pok Pok here, the first satellite market outside of his home city, Portland, Oregon. And Matt L ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    NYC's 10 Best New Bars of 2013

    The ball's about to drop on 2013, but we're sneaking in one last big list, one that feels particularly celebratory (and, um, apropos going into a season where we could all use a little liquid courage to combat the post-holiday blues and the cold). That's right, it's our best new bars list. Presentin ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Our Biggest Food Stories of 2013

    Just a few more hours before we ring in 2014. Already feeling nostalgic for 2013? Take a gander at some of our biggest food stories of the year, and relive the last 12 months.

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    October 22, 2013

    10 Things the NYC Dining Scene Does Better Than Anywhere Else

    With tens of thousands of brick-and-mortar restaurants and even more kiosks, delis, and roadside stands where you can grab a bite to eat, there's no place in the world like New York City when it comes to food and drink--you could spend your entire life eating and drinking here without conquering all ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013
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    October 16, 2013
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    August 19, 2013

    In Defense of the Bitchy Hostess: Feral Cat Scratches Back

    Hi there, remember me? I'm Feral Hostess Cat, one of Laura Shunk's 10 worst people in NYC restaurants. I work the door at Chez Bowery, that new pseudo-casual, nose-to-tail-artisanal downtown comfort food joint everyone's just dying to try. Before you write me off as a cold, callous bitch from hell ... More >>

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