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  • Edible Events: November 2014

    Edible Events: November 2014

    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!

  • Guide to New York Cider Week 2014

    Guide to New York Cider Week 2014

    The popularity of cider has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, to the point that there are practically as many varieties of fermented apple juice on bar menus nowadays as there are of beer and wine. Cider actually has an annual celebration all to its own called New York Cider Week, being held from October 24th to November 2nd this year. So here are a few apple-centric events you simply wont want to miss…

  • Haute Halloween Treats

    Haute Halloween Treats

    While you’re never too old to get into the spirit of Halloween, let’s face it — for our refined, adult palates, Tootsie Rolls, Candy Corn and Krackle can seem more like tricks than treats. So why not have it both ways this holiday, by indulging in a few haute Halloween sweets at shops, like L.A. Burdick and Papabubble…

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Our Favorite Cocktails For Fall

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Best Of, Drink Spotting

When restaurants make themselves over for fall, they leave no stone unturned; updating not just their dinner and dessert menus, but their beverage offerings as well. So take a moment to check out some of the delicious, seriously seasonal libations at bars and eateries all over the city, from the cream and allspice-topped “Mare Island” at the award-winning The Dead Rabbit…

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Afternoon Tea 2.0 at The Plaza

The Palm Court

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in First Bite, Sneak Peek

The Plaza is practically, by definition, a destination for indulgence. And the Afternoon Tea Service with a tasty new menu from Geoffrey Zakarian, just reinstituted after a long period of renovation, is the ultimate in pinky-lifting luxury, so if you go, resist the urge to worry unduly about the bill to come…

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Gourmet Gossip: October 2014

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, closing, or must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites, including the launch of two major Mexican ventures, some unexpected chef shuffles, and Eataly’s expansion plans…

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Super Chefs Tasting

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Eating Events

As foodies, we’ll seize any excuse to sample the cooking of pedigreed chefs, the likes of Michael White and Gabe Thompson. Throw in a good cause and there’s just no excuse not to, which is why we’re so excited about this year’s Super Chefs tasting, benefiting six of New York’s underserved elementary schools…

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Seasonal Eats: Pumpkins

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Seasonal Eats

There’s no question that pumpkins are the ultimate fall accessory; arranged in harvest displays amidst haystacks or carved into grinning jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. After all, the cool weather cultivar is native to North America, and remains one of the most popular crops in the US, with over 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkin produced each year. Much more importantly, they’re one of our favorite fall foods…

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The Back Room – Reviewed

The Back Room

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Hottest Newcomers, Reviews

Hello gorgeous… Talk about a looker: The newly installed, 90-story Park Hyatt is a knockout; the kind of ultra-glamorous hotel New York has needed (I’m tempted to splurge on a staycation in one of their hotel rooms for a night!). The ceilings soar in this sexy spot, bedecked with beige marble walls and large picture and floor to ceiling windows at every turn…

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A Peek at Marta’s Roman-Style Pizzas

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Dish Spotting, First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

One thing’s for sure — New York’s hardly lacking in top notch pizza spots; from cheap takeout to neighborhood trattorias and 75-year-old institutions. So there’s no denying that Marta is treading on familiar territory, but whenever Danny Meyer gets involved in a project of any sort, it’s enough to make educated area foodies sit up and take notice…

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What to Eat at the Gansevoort Street Market

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Food Markets

As if the Meatpacking District didn’t have enough awesome options for dining out (including Chelsea Market & the High Line), the former food desert is now home to its own, new 7,500 square foot concessions court, called Gansevoort Street Market. More than 20 vendors will soon pack the space, from sushi to pulled pork to brioche-muffin hybrids…

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City Guide: Best of Paris

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in

I’ll be honest: I’ve never been tempted to stray from Manhattan, that is until I lived in Paris for two glorious months. Wandering the gorgeous and curiously clean streets, perfectly manicured gardens and parks of Paris makes you wonder why the hell we don’t all get on a plane and move to the city of love. And not just for love or for beauty, but mostly and most importantly (to me anyway), for food! Paris is a foodie’s paradise…

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Our Favorite Fall Desserts

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Best Of, Dessert

Fine, we’re past ice cream season, but there’s a lot to love about autumn-inspired desserts. Heady, aromatic spices, juicy fruits and even buttery gourds & squash lend themselves to all manner of comforting sweets, from the Apple & Concord Grape Crostata at Andrew Carmellini’s Locanda Verde to the Pear Mascarpone Sundae (who says you can’t still enjoy ice cream!) at Marco Canora’s Hearth…

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Guide to Queens Restaurant Week

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 in Best Of, Eating Events

Much has been said about how Queens is the next Brooklyn — but there’s still been considerably less attention paid to its diverse dining scene. So what better time to experience the borough’s best eats, than during Queens’ own Restaurant Week, held from October 13th through the 31st this year? Over 100 area establishments plan to participate in the promotion, and we’ve rounded up six great spots that are totally worth the trip!

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Floyd Cardoz’s White Street – First Bite

White Street

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 in First Bite, First Bite, Hottest Newcomers, Reviews

I’ve been a fan of Floyd Cardoz since the early Tabla days way back in 1998. And like many other foodies, I’m still mourning its closing. But that’s all history: Cardoz has recently resurfaced at White Street and it’s worth going out of your way for…

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Charlie Palmer Does Cocktails at Crimson & Rye

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 in Drink Spotting, First Bite, Hottest Newcomers

Charlie Palmer is one of the restaurant world’s most recognizable names, with a career that spans over 25 years, a hospitality empire on both coasts, and a host of honorifics and awards, including stars from Michelin and medals from James Beard. But his newest venture, Crimson & Rye (located in Midtown’s iconic Lipstick building) is somewhat of a curveball for Palmer…

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Chinese Food Has Its Day

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Ethnic Eats, Trendwatch

In light of New York’s current, expansively multi-cultural dining scene, it’s hard to remember that for years, higher-end restaurants in the city were almost exclusively Italian or French. What’s interesting, though, is how long it took Chinese cooking to make its way out of the fast-casual ethnic realm…

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Where to Splurge on White Truffles in New York

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in Best Of, Fall Foods

In addition to humble, hearty produce like apples, pumpkin and squash, autumn is known for a decidedly more luxurious ingredient — white truffles. And the supremely delicate, highly prized, and intoxicatingly aromatic fungi have arrived in New York, everywhere from Danny Meyer’s hot newcomer, Marta to Babbo, Ai Fiori & more…

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Q & A with Tuome’s Thomas Chen

Posted on Oct 3, 2014 in Chef Q&A

Chinese food is definitely having a moment right now, and we’re not talking about Lo Mein and Fried Rice. Young chefs like Thomas Chen — an Eleven Madison Park vet who just opened his first restaurant, Tuome, in the East Village — are putting a fresh, contemporary face on the cuisine, using top-notch ingredients and refined techniques in order to finally take Chinese fare to the next level…

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Edible Events: October 2014

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 in Eating Events, Fall Foods

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: All About Apples

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Fall Foods, Seasonal Eats

Forget about squash and pumpkins, because when it comes to produce, sweet and crunchy apples are the ultimate harbingers of fall. After all, who hasn’t gone apple picking in the autumn, bobbed for apples during Halloween, or tucked into a cinnamon-scented, all-American apple pie on Thanksgiving?

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