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  • Guide to Queens Restaurant Week 2015

    Guide to Queens Restaurant Week 2015

    While it’s not quite on the same level (yet) as Brooklyn or Manhattan, Queens’ dining scene is moving up in the world of food. Which makes their very own Restaurant Week as apt a time as any to see what the ethnically-rich borough has cooking — from exotic Peruvian ceviche at Cevicheria El Rey to an Argentine feast at La Fusta and tasty, real deal Greek at Zenon Taverna…

  • Lumos NYC is America’s Very First Baijiu Bar

    Lumos NYC is America’s Very First Baijiu Bar

    New York may be experiencing a Chinese food renaissance — with modern spots like Tuome & Decoy — but that hasn’t done much for the stagnant state of their drinks and desserts. Until now. Lumos NYC is America’s first “Baijiu Bar,” showcasing the traditional, 5000 year-old celebratory liquor of China…

  • A Look At Michelin’s 10 New Honorees for 2016

    A Look At Michelin’s 10 New Honorees for 2016

    The 2016 Michelin guide for New York is officially out, and while it was mostly business as usual, there were some surprising new additions. Ten of them, in fact. We’ve got the scoop on Michelin’s Ten, New Delicious Honorees…

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New York’s Best Indian Summer Corn Dishes

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 in Best Of, Fall, Fall Foods

You might be surprised to see fresh corn still on menus, right besides pumpkin & butternut squash. Because thanks to our Indian summer — unseasonably warm days that can often last until the first week or two of October — there’s no need to say adieu to the glorious, sun-sweetened ingredient just yet. Here’s where to get your final tastes of corn at restaurants throughout the city — from Dirt Candy’s multi-component Corn Boil, to Dovetail’s Polenta with blackberries and kale…

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Spotlight on New York’s 2016 Bib Gourmand’s

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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Gourmet Gossip: September 2015

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, closing, chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites! From Noma’s unexpected, upcoming revamp, to a midtown outpost of David Chang’s Fuku, and a chef shuffle at White Street…

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Edible Events: October 2015

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 in Eating Events

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in NYC daily, but unless you have the time to party seven days a week, you’ll have to be 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! From Slice Out Hunger (we’re talking pizza) to the always epic New York Wine & Food Festival…

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New York’s Best Year-Round Rooftop Bars

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of, Fall

There’s no real reason that drinking on rooftops needs to be relegated to summer. Not when there are so many hotels, bars and restaurants boasting convertible, sky-high spaces, suitable for sipping spirits in all year round! We’ve rounded up some of our favorites, from the Hudson Hotel’s urban après-ski resort to Eataly’s own Birreria and more…

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Restaurant Spotting: Dirt Candy (2.0) is Dandy

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 in First Bite, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

Dirt Candy’s tagline is, “Leave The Vegetables to the Professionals.” And to be sure, chef/owner Amanda Cohen has done wonders to change the way the restaurant industry looks at meat — seriously, how many “vegetable-focused” concepts have you seen debut over the last few years?

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Uniquely Updated Jewish Deli Fare at Harry & Ida’s

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 in Best Of, First Bite, Food Markets, Sandwiches

If the critically-lauded Harry & Ida’s is any indication, classic Jewish deli fare is ripe for reinvention, with pastrami topped with rounds of buttermilk-fermented cucumber, dried into jerky, or transformed into juicy, shitake mayo-slicked hot dogs…

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A Guide to New York’s Best Street Eats

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of, Ethnic Eats, Food Trucks

NYC is undoubtedly one of the finest dining cities in the world, but that’s in no way limited to traditional, sit-down restaurants. Because we just so happen to have a long and proud tradition of incredible street food as well (starting with carts, moving to trucks, and expanding to involve stands at places like Smorgasburg), that’s so impressive and expansive, that we even have an awards ceremony — akin to the Oscars — for honoring the best of the best…

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First Look at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt – NYC’s Most Exciting New Food Hall

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 in Food Markets

Just this week, UrbanSpace finally debuted their very first permanent food hall called UrbanSpace Vanderbilt; a glittering, 12,000-square foot stunner, situated on the ground floor of 230 Park Avenue; a beaux-arts tower with original steel columns and graceful floor to ceiling windows, & killer food…

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Truly Innovative Thai Food at Ngam


Posted on Sep 17, 2015 in Ethnic Eats, First Bite, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

Thai restaurants tend to fall into two camps — there’s highly Americanized spots, and resolvedly authentic eateries, featuring searingly spicy chili peppers and potentially challenging proteins. But Ngam in the East Village takes a playful and tasty approach, injecting complex, regional Thai dishes with a bit of American cheek…

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Guide to Oktoberfest NYC 2015

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 in Best Of, Fall Foods, Oktoberfest

It’s always startling how abruptly seasons change — one second, we’re sipping frozen daiquiris on a beach somewhere, and the next, we’re knocking down steins of beer during Oktoberfest. All we can say is, at least the Bavarian festival doesn’t coincide with bikini season! So forget about counting calories, and check out the sausage and schnitzel-fueled celebrations at the following bars and restaurants…

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Restaurant Spotting: Superiority Complex

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 in First Bite, First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

If you thought the mayhem surrounding Fuku was insane — in the form of up-to-the-minute reports on lines wrapping around 1st Ave. — it can’t hold a candle to the commotion surrounding Superiority Burger and its killer veggie burgers…

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Timna Takes Israeli Cuisine to the Next Level


Posted on Sep 11, 2015 in Ethnic Eats, First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

From Thai and Korean to Filipino and Chinese, Asian cuisine of all sorts has been trending hard for years now. But we predict that in 2016, we’re going to see Israeli fare get lots and lots of love. Just think about the popularity of places like Balaboosta and Breads Bakery, the burgeoning shakshuka craze, the prevalence of harissa, and most especially, brand new restaurants like Timna…

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Fall Trends: Tiki Drinks Are All The Rage

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 in Drink Spotting, Trendwatch

While drinking fruity, rum-based beverages only seems natural during the summer, in New York, it can hardly be considered a seasonal thing. Because, despite a bit of ebbing and flowing over the last couple years, an unabashed affection for tiki has remained a reliable constant in the bar world…

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Double Down on Dessert During Sweet September, Benefiting Citymeals on Wheels

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 in Eating Events, Fall

Eating sweets is hardly a hardship, but this month, we’re giving you carte blanche to overdo it on dessert. That’s because, from September 1st – 30th, participating New York restaurants and bakeries will donate $1 to Citymeals on Wheels — which helps deliver food to the homebound elderly — every time you buy one of their designated Sweet September desserts.

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Where to Eat During Rosh Hashanah 2015

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 in Holiday Eats

With Labor Day come and gone, fall (and yes, even winter!) holidays always seem to pop up at a fast and furious pace. And the first on the docket is Rosh Hashanah. From an appetizing spread at the newly opened Sadelle’s to a sticky babka (crossbred with donuts!) from Dough…

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Eat Your Way Through Labor Day

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 in Best Of, Eating Events, Summer

Pour one out for summer, you guys (if you can spare a single drop of your mojito, michelada, or frozen margarita, that is), because Labor Day is sadly, officially here. But before you put your white clothes into storage and steel yourself for six months of roots and tubers, the weekend presents one final opportunity to party. So check out our guide to New York’s edible end-of-season goings on, from a shellfish celebration at Grand Banks, to an alfresco barbecue at Pig Beach.

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A Tasty Day Trip to Sandy Hook

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in City Guides, Destination Dining, Summer Eats

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…

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