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  • Inside the Arepa Factory: An Ode to Venezuelan Corn Cakes

    Inside the Arepa Factory: An Ode to Venezuelan Corn Cakes

    It’s easy to look at the one-month-old Arepa Factory as a direct challenge to Caracas, now that they’re positioned mere blocks away from each other in the food-blessed East Village. But if multiple spots can peddle pizza in the very same place, why should it be any different for arepas?

  • Edible Events: December 2015

    Edible Events: December 2015

    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…

  • New York’s Tastiest Turkey Sandwiches

    New York’s Tastiest Turkey Sandwiches

    Turkey doesn’t tend to get a whole lot of love beyond the Thanksgiving table except when it comes to sandwiches — and even those can be snooze-worthy affairs. Which is why we rounded up a few, awesome between-the-bread creations, that actually shine an ultra-flattering spotlight on the oft-maligned bird — from the Asian-inspired Pulled Turkey at Num Pang, to Parm’s Spicy Roast Turkey & Mozzarella to No. 7 Sub’s Turkey & Frito Combo…

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Q & A with High Street on Hudson’s Baker, Alex Bois

High Street on Hudson

Posted on Nov 20, 2015 in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes

Philly has frequently been heralded as one of America’s hot, upcoming dining hubs. And a great deal of the credit goes to Alex Bois, the James Beard award nominated baker behind High Street on Market.

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Gourmet Gossip New York: November 2015

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking 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 the shocking shuttering of all of Harold Dieterle’s eateries, to a massive shakeup in the food media world…

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Court Street Grocers is Raising Manhattan’s Sandwich Game

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 in Sandwiches

We’re so far removed from the days when grabbing a to-go sandwich in New York meant ham and cheese from the local deli. In fact, the past six months alone have ushered in a slew of cutting edge sammy shops, including Fuku and now, Court Street Grocers Manhattan foray…

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Our Favorite Pumpkin Dishes this Fall

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 in Best Of, Fall Foods

When you think about that utterly autumnal ingredient, pumpkin, does your mind immediately go to pie? Consider expanding your horizons this season, by taking a cue from the inventive, gourd-based dishes at the following restaurants, from the Pumpkin Gnocchi at Spiga to the Bruleed Pumpkin Cheesecake at Untitled…

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L’Amico – Review

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 in Hottest Newcomers, Reviews

What’s a Frenchman doing cooking Italian food in Chelsea? That’s what I wondered the first time I ventured to Laurent Tourondel’s newly minted and already mobbed eatery, L’Amico. Yes, Tourondel has proved himself a talent where American cooking is concerned, particularly in the steakhouse genre, adding a distinctly French touch to American classics at…

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Q & A with Untitled’s Michael Anthony

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes

Danny Meyer’s hospitality group tends to inspire an unprecedented amount of loyalty, which is especially evident in the case of Michael Anthony, who’s been the executive chef and driving, culinary force behind Gramercy Tavern for nearly a decade…

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Holiday Cookie-Palooza

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert, Eating Events

Got a sweet tooth? You’ll want to get in on this killer (that’s right, I said killer!) Cookie Festival, hosted by Momofuku Milk Bar’s pastry guru, Christina Tosi. Just imagine fifteen of the top Pastry Chefs baking up their most prized cookie recipes all under one roof…

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Breaking Down the Brunch Options at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt

Posted on Nov 12, 2015 in Brunch, Food Markets

Instead of waiting hours on line for weekend brunch at that one, overwhelmingly popular spot, why not hedge your bets and head to UrbanSpace Vanderbilt? The stylish, new food hall adjacent to Grand Central Terminal just launched a killer brunch program…

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Where to Celebrate New York Cider Week 2015

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 in Eating Events, Fall

Have you noticed how hot Cider is nowadays? Just check out how expansive the cider selection has gotten on restaurant menus lately, which is why New York Cider Week only continues to grow in popularity. Luckily, it’s that time of year again…

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Our Favorite Fall Desserts

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert, Fall Foods

Try to resist stuffing yourself on your leftover holiday candy, because autumn just happens to be a particularly great season for sweets. And we’re not just talking about pie, but all manner of rustic, comforting confections at bakeries & restaurants throughout New York — from the Concord Grape Sorbet at Gabriel Kreuther’s eponymous new eatery to Semilla’s Squash Tart with Chestnut Ice Cream…

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Mulino A Vino Scores NYC’s Newest Wunderkind Chef

Mulino a Vino

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 in Restaurant Spotting

22-year-old Massamilliano Eandi, seem positively ancient compared to wunderkind chefs like Flynn McGarry, until you realize how much Eandi’s accomplished in such a mind-bogglingly short span of time — working his way up the ranks at Michelin-starred restaurants, like Gordon Ramsey and ARBITUS in London, as well as the avant garde Combal.Zero in Rivoli, Italy, under the tutelage of the highly esteemed Davide Scabin…

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Trend Spotting: Seaweed (Dare We Call it the New Kale?)

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 in Trendwatch

Every so often, an unsuspecting veggie gets inevitably thrust forward as the second coming of kale. Brussels sprouts. Kale sprouts. Cauliflower. And while each has had a good long run as the du jour brassica at health food stores and on restaurant menus, another form of non-cruciferous greenery seems poised to overtake them all. That superfood is Seaweed….

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Where to Buy Your Thanksgiving Pies

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert, Holiday Eats

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at home this year (or spending it at someone else’s), consider saving yourself the trouble of crimping dough or pre-baking pastry shells. That’s because NYC is absolutely glutted with spots serving incredibly innovative, artisanal pies, including Bien Cuit, Butter & Scotch, Momofuku Milk Bar and more. So go ahead and place your holiday order now, for apple-lined, pumpkin-filled and pecan-topped treats…

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dining Guide: 2015

Posted on Nov 3, 2015 in Best Of, Holiday Eats, Thanksgiving

While you probably won’t hear Christmas carols being piped through store loudspeakers , it’s not the least bit early to start planning for Thanksgiving dinner! Especially if it’s a meal you generally eat at restaurants, all of which have begun opening their books for reservations now. From the James Beard Award-nominated Hearth to the super seasonal Market Table…

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Gourmet Gossip: November 2015

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking 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 Wolfgang Puck’s very first NYC-slated restaurant, to Mike Solomonov’s upcoming debut in the Chelsea Market…

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Day of the Dead Dining Guide 2015

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Holiday Eats

Don’t throw your face paint and macabre costumes out right after Halloween, because November 1st -2nd is the Day of the Dead! A Mexican holiday that honors the dearly departed with parties, feasts and brightly colored altars adorned with sugar skulls, it’s a celebration that’s eagerly commemorated at restaurants through NYC, such as Hecho en Dumbo, Calexico, Rosa Mexicano & more…

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Where to Carb Load Before the New York Marathon this Sunday

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 in Eating Events, Fall

We readily admit it: The closest we’re likely to ever get to the New York Marathon is watching from the sidelines (cookie in hand!). But if we’re not destined to be an athlete, there’s no reason we can’t eat like one, right? So here’s where to double down on carbs before this Sunday’s event, from a pasta extravaganza at Bar Primi to a polenta pig out at L’Apicio…

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Where to Find Fresh Truffles in New York

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 in Best Of, Fall Foods

Forget apples, pumpkins and (as much as we love them) even concord grapes — because white truffle season has hit New York in force. Generally sourced from Alba, Italy, the gloriously perfumed, highly prized pale fungi are just waiting to be shaved over pastas, pizzas and more, at refined spots like Midtown’s Chevalier, and Tribeca steakhouse, American Cut…

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