Sarah Obraitis

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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 >>

  • Dining

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    My 20 Favorite Dishes at M. Wells

    ​When dinner service commenced at M. Wells, snow clung to the stunted bushes outside. Now that we've heard the sad news that a rapacious landlord is kicking facsimile Montreal diner M. Wells out of its location on one of Long Island City's most obscure blocks, it's time to gaze back fondly at ... 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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    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 >>

  • Dining

    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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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Timmy O's Is Beloved by Foodies. So Where Are the Crowds?

    Ken MaldonadoTim O'Leary keeps watch over the sidewalk outside his shop.​On a recent Sunday evening, a teenager came into Timmy O's Frozen Custard and waited nervously by the door. When owner Timmy O'Leary offered him a custard sample, he declined, opting for a cheeseburger. Another young guy ... 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 >>