Locanda Verde

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    October 15, 2013

    Baking Bean Debuts at Smorgasburg With Sweet Treats

    Before she ever donned chef's whites or a dusty apron, Clarice Lam strutted runways, and her first career eventually led her to her true passion. "I was a fashion model for over a decade," she says. "I traveled all over the world doing that. I tasted different cuisines, and I became really intereste ... More >>

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    July 19, 2013
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    May 17, 2013

    5 Great Food Events This Weekend

    Friday, May 17 Sweet Leaf Tea's Be Sweet New York Sweet Leaf Tea will unveil a bottle cap art installation on the High Line in Chelsea tonight. The event kicks off the company's "Be Sweet Out There" campaign to inspire kind acts in New York City, and complimentary tea and entertainment will be given ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Andrew Carmellini's Lafayette Opened on Monday

    Andrew Carmellini's new French restaurant, Lafayette, opened on Monday. He tweeted that the bakery opened at noon and dinner service was available at 5:30. Carmellini joined forces with his partners from Locanda Verde and the Dutch, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom, to run the bistro. Chef Damon Wise cr ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Is There a Pastry Chef in the House?

    I've been tasting a lot of desserts lately that are sloppy and off-key, that don't quite make sense, that look and taste lazy or rushed. In each case, the kitchen lacked a pastry chef. Dessert is an essential part of a great restaurant meal, but too many kitchens in New York seem to be operating w ... More >>

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    October 22, 2011

    White Truffles Occupy New York

    Lou MannaSD26 gets a fungus.​ Smell that earthy, funky aroma? It's white truffle season once again. Last year Josh Capon's white-truffle-laden burger at B&B was a huge hit, and it's back on the menu this year. The flavor bomb features robiola cheese, truffle oil, and a hand-shaved pile of whi ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Best of 2011: Runners-Up for Ricotta and Sausage

    ​Eating our way through the city to determine the best of the best is no easy task. The hard thing about naming something the "best" is that we had to leave behind many very, very good dishes. So to honor those wayward souls, here are some great plates worthy of mention. Today: ricotta and s ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Eat Well, Feed the Hungry With New City Harvest App

    ​We've always been a big fan of City Harvest, the organization that collects up to 30 million pounds of excess food from restaurants and markets every year to feed the hungry. The most famous supporter of City Harvest is organization chair Eric Ripert. The problem? Most people can't afford to ... More >>

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    September 10, 2011

    Dish No. 27: Slow-Cooked Lamb Sandwich at Locanda Verde

    Lauren ShockeyThere's a lotta lamb in this sandwich at Locanda Verde​Come lunchtime, there's nothing really more satisfying than a big, hearty sandwich. One of our favorites? The slow-cooked lamb sandwich at Locanda Verde, which comes piled high on a rosemary bun with shaved meat and a side ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Our 10 Best Hotel Restaurants

    Robert SietsemaHead to the Trilby for a calm brunch and nosh on these poached eggs and corned beef hash​In recent years, hotel restaurants have gone from being spots for humdrum steak dinners to some of the most exciting dining destinations around, enticing locals as well as guests to pull up ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 6, 2011

    The Dutch Takes an American Road Trip in SoHo

    Andrew Carmellini lets you visit Mt. Rabbit Pot Pie

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    June 21, 2011

    Tuscan Wine Lovers, This Is Your Week, Too

    ​From today until June 29, seven Italian restaurants will give Tuscan wines their moment in the sun.

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    May 26, 2011

    Laurent Gras Will Lend His Chefly Talents to Momofuku Ko

    laurentgras.typepad.comLaurent Gras when he's not cooking.​Laurent Gras is a serial dater. Ever since moving to New York from Chicago a few months back, the Michelin-starred chef has enjoyed flings with Locanda Verde, the Chelsea Market, Corton, and BLT Fish. Eventually, he plans to commit to ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    The Dutch's Naren Young Talks Barrel-Aging Cocktails, Stealing Pickled Ramp Juice

    Naren Young ramps it up.​After months -- or was it years? -- The Dutch has finally arrived. Foodies are duly losing their minds, but drinkies (you know who you are) are also flocking to the place. Head barman Naren Young enlightens us about what they're so excited about, including that barrel- ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Spring Drinking, Mother's Day Brunch Spots, Great Coffee

    This week in food blogs ... Eater mapped 10 of the best new spots for spring drinking. Grub Street did some mapping of its own: Mother's Day brunch spots! Midtown Lunch rounded up its favorite Mexican restaurants just in time for this week's Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Serious Eats unearthed the ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Take Visiting Parents to Lunch?

    Need a meal everyone will enjoy?​Joe N. Asks: I want to take my parents out for lunch somewhere that's nice in Lower Manhattan. Can you recommend somewhere that isn't too expensive but that they'll enjoy? Dear Joe: Lower Manhattan used to be a culinary wasteland, but in recent years it's bec ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Burger King CEO Insults British Food, Women; Josh Ozersky Sings Praises of Margarine

    ​Bernardo Hees, the CEO of Burger King, recently said of England: "The food is terrible and the women are not very attractive," pissing off both Brits and women. [Telegraph] A roundup of whole chicken dinners includes the "Million Dollar" whole roast chicken for two at Standard Grill and fire ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Metromix Readers Love ABC Kitchen, Andrew Carmellini, Shake Shack, and Other Things

    ​A mere day after Food & Wine's People's Best New Chef Award broke the seal on the food world's award season, Metromix has followed suit with its Best of Metromix 2011.

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    February 23, 2011

    The Daily Meal Ranks America's Top Restaurants

    Deborah Jones/The Daily MealPer Se is named the best restaurant in New York​Always a friend to listsicles, The Daily Meal has come up with a new list, ranking the top 101 restaurants in the country. There aren't many shockers included, and New York City fared quite well, proving its gastronom ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Teqa to Come in March, with a Ton of Tequila in Tow

    teqanyc.comTeqa to come.​Last October, we first noticed the sign for Teqa, a new taqueria/tequileria in Murray Hill. Now, it looks like the place is gearing up for a March opening, with a Top Chef alum at the helm and 120 tequilas and mezcals in stock.

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    January 3, 2011

    Pino Luongo Hates Just About Everyone

    ​Well in advance of the opening of his newest restaurant, Moro, Pino Luongo has embarked on something of a goodwill tour.

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    January 3, 2011

    Andrew Carmellini Returns the Favor to Pino Luongo​ "I feel sorry for poor Mr. Luongo if he is reduced to ranting about us on video. Maybe I will be that way when I am over the hill and nobody goes to my restaurants anymore." -- Andrew Carmellini responds to Pino Luongo's withering appraisal of Locanda Verde [Grub Street] Ha ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    David Burke to Open New Resto in the James; Brad Farmerie Gives Turkey Tips

    ​The Senate has voted to consider a bill that would give greater power to the FDA to deal with food safety issues. [NY Times] Alec Baldwin is shilling for Wegmans in a couple new ads. Apparently, his mother really is a fan of the supermarket chain. [Democrat & Chronicle] David Burke has con ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Between Meatball Madness and Pizza Love, Donatella Arpaia's Having a Good Week

    The lady's got blue-ribbon balls.​Donatella Arpaia promised us several months ago that she was going to be in the kitchen "a lot more," and it looks like her time there has paid off.

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    August 4, 2010

    High-End Cooking to Take Off at LaGuardia Airport

    PhillipC, FlickrCan you see your critically praised slice from here?​ Baby artichoke pie from the son of Di Fara's Domenico DeMarco? Check. Steak frites with Minetta Tavern provenance? Check. Where in New York could one potentially get both of these prize dishes within one hour? La Guardia's ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Andrew Carmellini Will Most Certainly Open a Restaurant in the Old Cub Room Space

    Andrew Carmellini fixes his gaze on 131 Sullivan Street.​Andrew Carmellini has officially confirmed earlier rumors that he's taking over the old Cub Room space and turning it into his second restaurant. Grub Street reports that the chef and his operating partners at Locanda Verde signed the le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Ripert, Chang, Colicchio & Dufresne on Treme; Marcus Samuelsson Demoted to Shareholder at Aquavit

    ​Josh Moulton, who was the executive chef at West in Los Angeles, will take over the kitchen at Monkey Bar, which recently lost consulting chef Larry Forgione to P.J. Clarke's. [NY Times] Aquavit is no longer referring to Marcus Samuelsson as its chef-owner. The Top Chef Masters contender is ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    The James Beard Awards List of Final Nominees Is Fully Operational

    It's been a busy morning at the James Beard Foundation: right on the heels of its list of finalists for its Media and Journalism Awards comes its roster of final nominees for its Restaurant and Chef Awards, announced on the Beard Foundation's Twitter page. Beard on Beard​New York has done we ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Fat Pants Fridays: Bee Desserts' Honey Cake

    ​ For last week's Fat Pants Friday, we ventured downtown to bask in the caramelized yellow glow of Locanda Verde's banana tart. It was a decadent specimen fully worthy of the fat pants designation, but this week, feeling a bit full from several evenings' worth of gastrointestinal exertion, we ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Fat Pants Fridays: Locanda Verde's Banana Tart

    Mmm, potassium.​ For last week's Fat Pants Friday, we praised the considerably beauty of the Blue Stove Bakery's cherry pie. This week, we've crossed back over the river to consider the merits of the first cousin to the pie, the tart. Specifically, the banana tart Karen DeMasco bakes at Locan ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

    Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?​The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Tripe Cometh

    ​Tripe is perhaps the starter-gut of the offal universe. Aside from a very slight (and sometimes pleasant) wet-doggy undertone, it doesn't challenge the eater the way that an strongly iron-tasting liver might; cooked properly, it doesn't demand the crunchy mouth-workout that some intestines do ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Locanda Verde and Marea Make Yet Another Best Restaurant List

    Calvin GodfreyOne of Marea's fish pallbearers.​This one comes courtesy of Forbes, who surveyed a bunch of industry folk (and, more dubiously, OpenTable ratings) to determine exactly where we should be eating right this very minute. In addition to Marea and Locanda Verde, the list included Chic ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Charles Gabriel Fries His Famous Chicken at Aretsky's Patroon Every Friday

    Crunch the city's best fried chicken here​ Charles Gabriel's fried chicken, which he sells at Charles' Country Pan Fried Chicken (2839 Frederick Douglass Boulevard), is our pick for the number one fried chicken in the city. Now you can also get Gabriel's fantastic chicken at Aretsky's Patroon, ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    Our 10 Best Restaurant Openings of 2009

    Saltie turned out some spectacular sandwiches in 2009. But did it make our top 10?​ ​ During the past couple of weeks, food publications have thrown our year's-end lists like so many cords of wood onto the fire. Now, it's our turn. We've decided to end the year with a shout-out to the 10 ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Bon Appetit Shouts Out Roberta's and Locanda Verde

    Some of Roberta's other attractions.​Bon Appetit has come out with yet another 2009 round-up; this one is the Best Restaurant Dishes of 2009 -- Budget Edition. Included on the list, which is comprised of dishes under $10, are Roberta's Tristar strawberry salad with mozzarella, balsamic, mint, ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at The Vanderbilt; DiGregorio on a Citywide Martini Crawl

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema is Brooklyn-bound for The Vanderbilt, where "partners Saul Bolton and Ben Daitz pride themselves on their homemade sausages"; while Sarah DiGregorio bellies up to a couple different bars in search of the perfect martini. Sam Sifton offers up a two-fer this w ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    First Belly, Now Cheek: The Pork Obsession Continues

    ​Everyone seems to be speculating on what dining trend will be next year's pork belly. Some say lamb necks, others say fried chicken (although hasn't that already fallen under the umbrella of '09 food fads?). Meanwhile, the obsession with pork might not be over just yet. Belly may have become ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Tasting the City & A Couple of Tweetable Tastings

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! New York Taste Skylight, 275 Hudson Street November 2 New York Magazine is hosting its 11th annual New York Taste event, benefiting City Harvest. Join culinary editor Gillian Duffy ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Cookbook Tester: The Craft of Baking

    ​ From 2001 to 2008, Karen DeMasco was the pastry chef who conjured the desserts at Craft, Craftbar, and 'wichcraft, providing a blissfully lavish counterpoint to Tom Colicchio's studiously executed cooking. DeMasco's since moved on to Locanda Verde, where she's currently demolishing diets wi ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    10 Brooklyn Restaurants Worth Going To; Eater Founders' Favorites

    ​Daniel Boulud reportedly raced back from the Entertains NYC event last week when he heard that a very recognizable Sam Sfton was at his flagship Restaurant Daniel. [NY Post] Costco has struck a deal with Tyson for testing for the pathogen E. coli. Costco will start buying beef ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Joseph Leonard; DiGregorio at Mari Vanna

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema falls for Frenchy Joseph Leonard, while Sarah DiGregorio suffers the service at would-be private club Mari Vanna. Betsy Andrews explores the culinary offerings of Staten Island, which may not be reachable by subway but "given the inexpensive tabs, you can af ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon, which means it's time to give a little love to the best posts of the week:Sietsema rounded up the 10 Best Food-Themed Shows of all time.LUPEC stands for Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails.Anita Lo has returned from her Mongolian boar hunt, and has no pl ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Chatting With...Andrew Carmellini of Locanda Verde

    ​ Andrew Carmellini has had a busy summer--he's recently opened Locanda Verde, a rustic Italian spot in Tribeca. The chef grew up in Cleveland, and trained at the CIA, where he cooked for Governor Mario Cuomo on the weekends. Carmellini was chef de cuisine at Cafe Boulud for six years before m ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at The Smith; DiGregorio at DBGB

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema drops in one what might be the city's "most perfect gastropub yet": The Smith; while Sarah DiGregorio revels in the sausages at DBGB. Former Top Chef darling Govind Armstrong gets no stars out of Bruni for the food at the New York outpost of his L.A. restaur ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Anella; DiGregorio at Table 8

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema navigates the menu at inconsistent Anella, while Sarah DiGregorio reckons that Govind Armstrong missed the boat at Table 8. Bruni found himself wishing for the "opulence" of A Voce dishes, yet still awards Locanda Verde a two-spot, surmising that, despite th ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Under Review--Sietsema at Watty & Meg; DiGregorio at Pho Sure

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema finds shrimp in his mash at Watty & Meg, while Sarah DiGregorio samples the pun-filled menu at Pho Sure. Bruni pays a visit to Aldea, where he feels that George Mendes's "usually intelligent, intriguing and highly skilled work is undercut at times by a tende ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Under Review--Sietsema At Hunan House

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema samples the flavors of Mao country at Hunan House, where we're told the specialty is "spicy whole fish and fish heads, preserved meat, dried bean curd, and lots of what's inside a cow and pig, too." Bruni finds his way to Rye in Williamsburg, where he isn't ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    Chili's Big Mouth Bites Blow Big Macs Out of the Water; Midtown Lunch Founder Profiled

    Starbucks plans to launch a healthy new menu later this month that will feature baked goods without high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors, as well as salads and other items. The new menu will be advertised with the slogan "Real Food. Simply Delicious." [Reuters] If you think a Big Mac has ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Open & Closed--Say Hello to Locanda Verde; Goodbye to Union Prime (Er, Steak Frites... Er, No, Union Prime)

    Robert De Niro isn't too broken up over the closing of Ago, especially now that a new Andrew Carmellini-cheffed restaurant has opened up in its place. Locanda Verde will feature affordable rustic Italian dishes like gigantoni with shrimp meatballs, gabagool with broccoli rabe bread, and fire-roasted ... More >>

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