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  • Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July 2016 in NYC

    Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July 2016 in NYC

    Memorial Day may be the unofficial kick-off of summer, but there’s no question that the Fourth of July is the party of the season. So bless America and celebrate your freedom with food, fun and fireworks, at Independence Day best blowouts throughout New York!

  • Q & A with Lilia’s Missy Robbins

    Q & A with Lilia’s Missy Robbins

    All seemed relatively quiet on the Missy Robbins front, ever since she left A Voce back in 2013. But it turns out that the extended break was a boon not just for the Michelin-honored chef, but for NYC diners in general, when she returned with a bang with the Brooklyn-based, Southern Italian-inspired Lilia this past January…

  • Step Right Up: Seasonal To-Go Windows Are NYC’s Hottest New Food Trend

    Step Right Up: Seasonal To-Go Windows Are NYC’s Hottest New Food Trend

    Eating food on the go is a way of life in New York, but it takes on a completely different tenor come spring or summer. That’s because the weather is so agreeably lovely, it seems a shame to waste a second of it cooped up indoors. That’s why the following establishments have opened up seasonal, fast-casual windows; an ideal way to enjoy their excellent fare, without committing to a formal, sit-down meal!

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A Guide to Summer’s Best Sips in NYC

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 in Best Of, Drink Spotting, Summer

Who said everyday iced tea, iced coffee and lemonade need to be the default drinks of summer? Especially since spots around the city are offering all manner of inventive cold beverages, from the frozen Israeli Lemonnana at Mike Solomonov’s Dizengoff to the innovative Agua Frescas at Nick Morgenstern’s El Rey…

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Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen is Hot, Hot, Hot

Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 in Brooklyn, First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

Hot chicken couldn’t be, well, hotter in New York right now. And we have Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen to thank for that, which, thanks to the almost year-long buzz preceding its recent, Brooklyn opening, ended up significantly raising the local profile of the incendiary Nashville favorite, which has been popping up in earnest on menus all around the city…

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Seasonal Eats: Cherries

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 in Seasonal Eats, Summer Eats

Vegetables steal a good deal of thunder in spring and summer (as soon as we’re done with ramps, here comes the sweet corn!) but there’s plenty of fruit to look forward to. And at the top of that list are ruby-colored, long-stemmed cherries, which are generally available from late May until early August, but are truly at their peak in June and July.

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Q & A with Impero Caffè’s Scott Conant

Impero Caffè

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes

Having recently returned to the scene with Impero Caffè, a rustic Italian bistro beneath Nomad’s INNSIDE hotel, fans can finally reacquaint themselves with Scott Conant classics like spaghetti pomodoro, as well as newer, alluring creations, such as cavatelli with braised duck…

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The Best Spring Desserts 2016

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Spring Eats

We’re all about ramps and spindly spring asparagus, but they don’t generally translate to dessert. So if you want to fully experience the best of what the season has to offer, you’ll save room for sweets at the following New York eateries, from the Rhubarb Soufflé at Le Coq Rico, to the “Strawberries and More Strawberries” at Olmsted!

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Where to Eat (RED) Drink (RED) and Save Lives This June

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in Eating Events

Want to eat & drink for a good cause? Why not? Mario Batali and (RED) — the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 — have partnered once again for EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES; a month-long campaign to raise funds for and awareness of the fight against AIDS. From Smorgasburg to Lupa…

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Gourmet Gossip: June 2016

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. From Gotham West Market’s expansion to Brooklyn, to Günter Seeger’s migration to Manhattan, and yet another meat-centric venture from April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman…

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Egg Perfect Timer

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 in Gizmo Girl

I don’t know about you, but I hate having to guess when my egg is perfectly soft; the yolk still runny, just how I like it. That’s why I was stoked to stumble upon this awesome little gadget…

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Our Favorite Food-Focused Father’s Day Gifts

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 in Best Of, Father's Day, Gifts for Foodies

Buying a gift for ones dad (or husband) can be notoriously difficult — but as long as you obey the “way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” credo, everything should be fine. And to make your search even easier, we’ve compiled a list of awesome, largely edible presents, from membership to a meat-of-the-month club, to DIY pretzel and beer cheese kits!

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Our Father’s Day 2016 Dining Guide

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events, Father's Day

We’re perfectly aware that not all dads are obsessed with steak, barbecue and beer; just as we know that not all moms are suckers for chocolate, mimosas and brunch. But when it comes to narrowing down Father’s Day options, we’re going to venture a guess that the following restaurants are legitimately failsafe bets for celebrating your dad this year…

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Speedy Romeo Brings Pastrami Pies to the Lower East Side

Speedy Romeo LES

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

Emmy’s Detroit-style squares may be the most notable new addition to Brooklyn’s pizza scene, but the borough’s own Speedy Romeo — and its St. Louis-inspired pies — might just be the most exciting Manhattan development of late…

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What to Eat at Rockaway Beach this Season

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of, Summer, Summer Eats

A day at the beach in NYC used to involve planning and packing a picnic, since food options in the outer, outer boroughs were notoriously, laughably scarce. But the Rockaways changed all that, when they became breeding ground for quality vendors, serving Venezuelan arepas, pure fruit popsicles, and everything in between…

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Dizengoff Brings Top Tier Hummus to Chelsea Market

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Food Markets, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

Chelsea Market’s newest tenant is undoubtedly its most high profile yet; that would be Dizengoff, from the James Beard Award-winning Michael Solomonov. Named after an iconic street in Tel Aviv, and modeled after traditional Israeli hummusiyas, the beloved Philly export is a shrine to chickpea dip…

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New York’s Best Spring Dishes 2016

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 in Best Of, Spring Eats

There’s not much you need to do to manipulate spring ingredients, such as verdant ramps, unctuous morels, succulent soft shell crabs and sprightly fiddlehead ferns. But the following restaurants have managed to take innately amazing items, and somehow make them even more incredible; so eat your way through the season at spots like Contra, Olmsted, Marta and more!

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What to Eat at Riis Beach this Season

Jacob Riis Park Beach Bazaar

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of, Food Markets, Summer, Summer Eats

Not to be outdone by the Rockaways, nearby Riis Beach has significantly upped its food game in recent years. So now, instead of slinging frozen burgers and fries from one or two dingy stands, they’ve lined the boardwalk with 18 notable, highly unique vendors…

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Edible Events: June 2016

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Eating Events, Summer

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis, 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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Morimoto Has Officially Entered the Ramen-Ya Fray

Momosan Ramen & Sake

Posted on May 24, 2016 in Ethnic Eats, First Bite

The owners of Chuko — considered by many to be Brooklyn’s best ramen restaurant — are quick to credit their mentor, Matsaharu Morimoto, for their expert noodle soups. But though ramen has remained a staple at every one of his eateries, scattered all across the country, the Iron Chef has never run a dedicated ramen-ya. Until now, that is…

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Memorial Day Dining Guide 2016

Posted on May 23, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events, Memorial Day, Summer

While we’re in no real hurry to see the end of spring, it’s hard not to get excited for the seafood-slurping, beach-going, barbecue-scented onslaught of summer. And since Memorial Day weekend is essentially the gateway to the season, you’ll want to celebrate it in style, whether you’re going to a grilling party on the waterfront, a crawfish boil at a restaurant, or a bar on a barge…

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