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    A Tasty Day Trip to Sandy Hook

    If your visions of the Jersey Shore are indelibly connected to that show, it might be high time for a visit to Sandy Hook. Not only is it the closest portion of the coast to New York City (less than an hour by car or even less on the Seastreak ferry), it has little to do with the hard partying, fist pumping, Bacardi-fueled bacchanalia, popularly depicted on MTV…

  • New York’s Best End-of-Summer Beach Eats

    New York’s Best End-of-Summer Beach Eats

    With summer slipping away at an alarming pace, you’re going to want to spend as much of it as possible at the beach. And thankfully, there’s no real reason to step away from the sand and surf even for a minute, as the city’s shorelines are simply packed with amazing eats, from the Smorgasburg vendors at Coney Island, to a revolving stable of Latin American restaurants in the Rockaways.

  • Inday Brings Fast-Casual Indian Fare to the NoMad District

    Inday Brings Fast-Casual Indian Fare to the NoMad District

    NYC is exploding with fast-casual lunch spots with a decidedly healthy bent, from Chipotle and Chop’t to Sweetgreen and The Little Beet. And the newest entrant, Inday, attempts to add a little extra spice to a mix, by bringing an Indian edge to its assortment of salads, wraps and bowls…

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Edible Events: September 2015

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 in Eating Events

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis — from lavish, charity-driven galas to crowded, walk-around tastings and an endless array of pop-ups. But unless you have the time and money to party seven days a week, you’ll have to be somewhat discerning about what goes onto your calendar. So here are just a few worthy food celebrations we recommend getting tickets (or making reservations) for now!

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Seasonal Eats: Melons

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 in Seasonal Eats, Summer, Summer Eats

Did you know that melons, squash and cucumbers are all part of the same gourd family? If you think about it, most melons have a very similar structure to winter squash, with thick flesh and an inner seed-filled midsection. That being said, squash are classified as vegetables, while melons are sweet and juicy fruit…

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Fall Restaurant Preview 2015

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 in Best Of, Fall, Restaurant Spotting

If there’s one upside to summer’s end, it’s that autumn is the busiest season for big-deal restaurant openings. So from Jose Garces’ heralded New York debut to Missy Robbins’ migration to Brooklyn, here’s where you’ll be eating out once the leaves start to fall…

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Q & A with Maple’s Founder Caleb Merkl

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes

26% of Americans order takeout at least once a week, which is why, in just the last year or so, innovative young companies have flooded the space, hoping to push the boundaries of food delivery well beyond cheap and greasy pepperoni pizza & chicken chow fun. And chief amongst them is Maple, partially financed by none other than Momofuku’s David Chang…

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Gourmet Gossip: August 2015

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy news — from April Bloomfield’s big deal burger spot to David Chang’s pop-up Ruth Krishna & more…

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Spotlighting 2015’s Vendy Cup Nominees

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 in Best Of, Eating Events, Ethnic Eats, Food Trucks

For the owners of New York’s myriad food trucks and Smorgasburg stands, there’s no greater honor than winning a Vendy Award. That’s why we’re spotlighting the five esteemed vendors going head-to-head for the gold! From Snowday, a maple syrup-focused truck with a mission to Hard Times Sundaes, which serves one of the very best smashed-style burgers in Brooklyn…

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A Crustacean Crawl Through City Island

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 in City Guides, Destination Dining

City Island is one of the best-kept not quite secrets among New Yorkers — a quaint fishing village improbably situated on the far-flung banks of the Bronx. And for landlocked urban dwellers, it’s an ideal weekend day trip to savor what’s left of summer…

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The Box Kite Team is Flying High at Bruno

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 in First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

If the duo behind Box Kite — the acclaimed tasting room situated in a St. Marks Street coffee shop — could work culinary magic in a 300-square foot space, it’s little surprise that they’ve achieved super-sized success at their newest venture, Bruno…

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Step Up to Huertas’ High-End Hot Dog Window


Posted on Aug 13, 2015 in Dish Spotting, Summer Eats

Hot dogs are probably the last thing you’d expect to find on the menu at Huertas; a Basque-inspired cider bar and tapas hotspot, which took the East Village by storm with its convivial, family-style feasts and elegant, passed pintxos last year. But in a playful stroke of seasonal genius, the team decided to institute a summer-long, weekends-only hot dog takeout window, which kicked off mid June and will continue to run until Labor Day…

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Beyond Goya: Miscelanea Brings Artisanal Mexican Groceries to the East Village

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 in First Bite, Food Markets, Reviews

We’ve asserted numerous times that New York’s multi-ethnic food scene is entirely unparalleled — and that’s in no way limited to restaurants. There are countless grocery stores around the city that make internationally inspired cooking a breeze, including Miscelanea, a welcome Mexican addition to the East Village…

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Bar Goto is a Lower East Side Go-To

Bar Goto

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 in Drink Spotting

Kenta Goto is the latest star-tender to emerge from the Pegu Club, following in the footsteps of Phil Ward (Death & Co.), St. John Frizell (Fort Defiance), Del Pedro (Tooker Alley), and Jim Kearns (The Happiest Hour), to open his very own industry-approved speakeasy. Called Bar Goto, the Lower East Side spot hones in on his Japanese heritage with cocktails made with sake, shochu, alongside extensive selection of izakaya fare.

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Seasonal Eats: Tomatoes

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Seasonal Eats, Summer

We don’t care if they’re technically classified as fruits or vegetables — tomatoes are our favorite summer produce, bar none. Found in a variety of different sizes, shapes and colors, from massive red beefsteaks to elongated plums, delicate cherries and an endless selection of eye-catching heirlooms, they’re also especially versatile — which is why it’s hard to believe that until the 1900’s, tomatoes were believed to be poisonous!

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Legit Mexican at the Newly Revamped Hecho en Dumbo

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in Ethnic Eats, Restaurant Spotting

Tired of Tex-Mex yet? Well, we haven’t seen the last of puffy tacos and queso, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of authentic Mexican food around town. Take Hecho en Dumbo on the Bowery, which started as a series of Brooklyn pop-ups, devoted to blasting all manner of lowbrow stereotypes about the cuisine…

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The Best Summer Dishes in NYC

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in Best Of, Summer, Summer Eats

The dog days of summer are officially here, which means you only have a handful of precious weeks left to feast on heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn. That’s why we’re rounding up a selection of scrumptious restaurant dishes, that will help you make the most of the fleeting season, from the Panzanella Salad with cucumbers at Via Carota, to the Sea Scallops over gazpacho at Untitled…

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Q & A with Fung Tu’s Jonathan Wu and John Matt Wells

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes

At the forefront of the refined Chinese food trend, Fung Tu — fittingly straddling traditional Chinatown and the envelope-pushing East Village — gained instant notice for dishes like Bean Curd and Bacon Terrine, Smoked Chicken Salad over Masa Pancakes, and smoky, Duck-Stuffed Dates. But it sort of faded into the background just as fast, in the face of Danny Bowien’s flashier Mission Chinese Food and Thomas Chen’s newer Tuome.

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Health-Conscious Cafe Clover is Ideal for Ladies (and Gents) Who Lunch

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 in Restaurant Spotting

It’s surprising it took Café Clover as long as it did to expand beyond dinner; considering the restaurant is practically custom-made for ladies who lunch. Not that, in today’s increasingly health-conscious society, the eatery is in any way geared towards females, but designed to fit seamlessly into anyone’s fitness-focused lifestyle, with each dish vetted and approved by a board-certified nutritionist…

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Edible Events: August 2015

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 in Eating Events

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis — from lavish, charity-driven galas to crowded, walk-around tastings and an endless array of pop-ups. But unless you have the time and money to party seven days a week, you’ll have to be somewhat discerning about what goes onto your calendar. So here are just a few worthy food celebrations we recommend getting tickets (or making reservations) for now…

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Raising a Glass to In Vino in the East Village

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 in All Things Wine, Restaurant Spotting

There may be a high intimidation factor when it comes to wine, but the vibe couldn’t be any more relaxed at In Vino in the East Village. In fact, you’ll generally find owner and head oenophile, Keith Beavers, working the room in a Star Wars or Ween t-shirt (he originally moved from Syracuse to Manhattan in hopes of becoming a rock star)…

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