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    October 28, 2014

    Humberto Guallpa's Ecuadorian Childhood Laid the Groundwork for His NYC Career

    Humberto Guallpa remembers a press event at which he was standing among some big-name New York City celebrity chefs. Journalists began asking everyone present questions -- everyone, that is, except for Guallpa, who was ignored until he was asked, "Who are you with? Who's your chef?" Guallpa was then ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Have a Look Around Brazilian Underground Lair Botequim

    If you're looking for somewhere to hunker down underground and gorge on suckling pig and cachaca until the next World Cup, you might want to check out Botequim (132 Fourth Avenue; 212-432-1324), the long-anticipated clubhouse from the restaurateurs behind Tocqueville and 15 East that's located insid ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Botequim Will Bring Brazilian Culture to Union Square in September

    Did you have a chance to drop into the Botequim pop-up during the World Cup? Chef-owner Marco Moreira, a native of Brazil, turned the bottom floor of his space at the Hyatt in Union Square into a restaurant that channels his home country's botequims, casual neighborhood restaurants where people meet ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Greenmarket Restaurants in NYC

    Nothing makes us happier than traipsing through a Greenmarket in full swing (we've been known to skip as well) checking out the rhubarb, fresh lettuces, asparagus, and, of course, ramps peppering vendors' tented tables. And while our frolicking inevitably leads to some great purchases, we'd much pr ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    The Little Beet's Franklin Becker: "I Fell in Love With Food the First Time I Put a Fork in My Mouth"

    In the 30 years since he first entered the kitchen, Franklin Becker has amassed shiny trophies of a successful culinary career: He landed "two very nice stars" from the New York Times while he was the executive chef at Local, earned a Best New Restaurant in America nod from Esquire for Capitale, and ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    The Fourth Opens Near Union Square

    "Were those used in the London Olympics?" whispered our dining companion as we sat down at the bar at The Fourth. He was referring to the sculpture work hanging from the ceiling, which is oddly reminiscent of the hospital beds into which children were tucked in the opening ceremonies as dozens of Ma ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    What New York's Chefs Eat and Drink to Fight the Flu

    We've been offered a lot of fairly obvious flu-fighting tips lately, like avoiding close contact with sick people and washing our hands. But what to eat and drink? Chefs fight off the flu with some interesting homemade concoctions, featuring guest appearances from ingredients like cachaça, raw eg ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Wonton Soup: Avoid the Delivery Spills and Make It at Home

    [See More Recipes: Sriracha Ice Cream Shake: With Booze! | Marijuana Brownies: The Best Way To Make Them | Creamy Vegetable Chowder from Tocqueville] Wonton soup is a love/hate kind of soup. Sloppy in a good way, filling, cheap, feels like a healthier choice than pork fried rice--it seems to be a g ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Recipe: Creamy Vegetable Chowder from Tocqueville

    Each week, we feature a recipe from one of New York City's restaurants. Today, it's a creamy chowder from Tocqueville starring early summer squash and spring vegetables from the Union Square Greenmarket.

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    May 28, 2012

    This Week: Wine Dinner at David Burke, Tocqueville's New Menu

    Wednesday, May 30 Tocqueville's New Greenmarket Menu Tocqueville's Greenmarket menu is launching on Wednesday. The Greenmarket menu is available for lunch ($39) and dinner ($55) with a wine pairing for an extra $30. It's filled with the freshest produce available at the market. Thursday, May 31 Bo ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Under the Toque: New Chef at Tocqueville, Farmers in the Kitchen

    ​Jason Lawless has ascended to the position of Tocqueville's chef de cuisine. [Eater] The Bedford in Williamsburg is also getting a new chef--Jason Michael Giordano, formerly of Hotel Griffou. [Grub Street]

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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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    January 11, 2011

    Chefs Don't All Have Big Kitchens; Foodspotting Raises $3M

    ​Think you could be a better cook if only you had a kitchen like a five-star chef? Maybe not. Mehangir Mehta of the newly opened Mehtaphor, Anita Lo of Annisa, and husband-and-wife team Jo-Ann Makovitzky and Marco Moreira of Tocqueville and 15 East are among chefs with tiny apartment kitchens. ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Countdown to Turkey Day

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Thanksgiving Dinner Agua Dulce Thursday, November 25 Staying in the city this year? Spice up your T-Day with the flavors of the Caribbean, Central America, and Sout ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    David Coleman 'Out' at Tocqueville; Craig Hopson 'In' at Tolani

    ​Tocqueville is getting a new chef de cuisine. David Coleman left the restaurant and Gregory Vernick, a Jean Georges and Pe Se alum, is taking over. [Eater] Pranna is getting a new menu designed by its fourth chef in less than two years of operation. Keith Kornfeld's vision is "food focused o ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Open & Closed--Say Hello To Marea & Aldea; Goodbye to QDT, Uncle Marky's Organics

    The long-awaited opening of Marea has finally arrived. Michael White of Convivio and Alto fame is bringing handmade pasta to the table, as well as small plates like lardo on sea urchin crostini. [Daily Candy] Another long-time-coming newcomer is Aldea, masterminded by David Bouley and Tocqueville a ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Dining in New York City Tasting

    Perhaps the suckling pic in Tocqueville's crispy terrine was related to this guy, who decorated their table.Last night, I hit the Dining in New York City book launch and tasting  benefiting Citymeals-on-Wheels. The book, from photographer Jan Bartelsman, features a look inside and at the food o ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Give Back, Maybe Get Free Fancy Meals

    Can't make, or afford, tomorrow's chef's tasting and book launch for Jan Bartelsman's Dining in New York benefiting Citymeals-on-Wheels? Even if you're not attending, you can still buy raffle tickets to support the charity, and perhaps win a foodie prize for yourself. Yes, this is precisely what Oba ... More >>

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    David Coleman's Last Meal

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    September 14, 1999

    HBO Tells 'Sopranos' Publicist To Fuggedaboudit

    Conservative, gifted, and black: too different for 'diversity'?