As we prepared to write about our 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to the chefs and owners behind these places, asking them to discuss their history and unique place among the other eateries in this town. But we were also thinking of your wallet, dear readers, and so we asked ... More >>
Manhattan's Little Italy may be disappearing, but up in the Bronx, an enclave of descendants from that southern European nation still leads a vibrant existence, turning out cured meats, freshly made cheeses, just-shelled clams, and filled-to-order canoli from a stretch of shopfronts along Arthur Ave ... More >>
As festive as shopping and wrapping gifts can be (if battling crowds in search of the perfect gift to present neatly in a beautiful, Martha Stewart-approved package complete with red ribbon can be considered fun), the joy of the season quickly evaporates when the credit card bill comes in January -- ... More >>
I ran part one of my interview with Johnathan Adler, chef at storied Park Slope restaurant Franny's, yesterday. Today I'm back with part two, where in Adler discusses the street cart that's his guiltiest pleasure, the pig testicles he once ate, and why it annoys him when people say they're "doing" a ... More >>
Excellent news: Cured pork from small producers in Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, and Piedmont could soon be available in the U.S. The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services announced last week that the FDA plans to lift its ban by the end of May since the regions were found to be fre ... More >>
To everyone coping with the sci-fi frozen dessert void created by the recent closure of Lulu & Mooky's, take heart: Timi's Gelateria opened today on St. Marks Place. And though it isn't offering ice cream birthed with liquid nitrogen, it is pushing gelato made by robots.
The tumultuous scene inside one of the Hilton ballrooms at Vino 2009, the Italian wine tasting I almost never accept invitations to promotional events, but when I got a card a few weeks ago admitting me and a friend to a tasting of the newly released 2004 Brunellos, I thought a few seconds and ... More >>