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  • Edible Events NYC: May 2017

    Edible Events NYC: May 2017

    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…

  • Inside Made Nice: The EMP Team’s Foray into Fast Casual Territory

    Inside Made Nice: The EMP Team’s Foray into Fast Casual Territory

    While it wasn’t much of a stretch for shrewd chefs like David Chang to start roll out fried chicken sandwiches, the EMP team letting loose is another matter entirely. Yet even Daniel Humm and Will Guidara have elected to ride the rising tide from fine dining and into the realm of fast casual, with their long floated (and finally realized) food counter, Made Nice…

  • Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

    Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo has largely devolved into a drinking holiday. So if you’re going to celebrate Mexican culture by way of margaritas and nachos, you might as well do it at the most legitimately commendable restaurants in town; from Enrique Olvera’s Atla to Alex Stupak’s grand Empellon!

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Alex Stupak Goes Big with Empellon

Empellon

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

Alex Stupak has gone somewhat off-script with the direction of his Empellon empire; expanding his Mexican lineup with an inventive (yet still homestyle) Cocina, a laid-back Taqueria, and the even quicker service Al Pastor, before debuting the brand-anchoring Empellon just this past month…

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A Guide to New York’s Dessert Delivery Services

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in Best Of, Dessert

Courtesy of the following door-to-door sugar suppliers, NYC’s insomniacs with sweet tooths will never need to deprive themselves of crepe cakes, éclairs, and bacon-chocolate truffles again…

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An Anti Trump Bar? We’ll Drink to That!

Coup

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in Cocktails, First Bite, Reviews

An anti-trump bar? We’ll drink to that! Ravi DeRossi’s advocacy extends past veganism at his newest establishment, Coup. His Astor Place drinkery will take a stand against Trump’s entire agenda, by donating 100% of proceeds to organizations in the crosshairs of the administration…

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New York’s Sprightliest Spring Dishes

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 in Best Of, Spring Eats

Every season has its perks, but it’s tough for any of them to hold a candle to spring; with its fleeting cornucopia of coveted, earth-warmed delicacies, such as sugar-sweet peas and coveted ramps. So here’s a handful of greenmarket-focused restaurants, that have made over their menus to reflect the very best of spring, from abcV to Union Square Café, and its rhubarb-sanctified Squab…

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Seasonal Eats: Asparagus

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in Spring Eats

While asparagus are one of the first tender veggies to poke their heads out of the ground come spring, they’re not exactly prolific. And their season is sadly fleeting — pencil-thin spears begin to appear at the beginning of April, giving way to fatter, meatier specimens midway through June. So seize the season and check out our guide to the best spots to savor asparagus in NYC…

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Enrique Olvera Takes It Easy with Atla

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 in Best Of

For his second NYC venture, Atla, you can forgive Enrique Olvera for dropping his guard just a tad. With little else to prove, he’s taken a cue from other fine dining stalwarts by going (if not exactly quick) than decidedly casual, opening an eatery that aims to be a destination for its NoHo neighbors, as opposed to globe-trotting, charge card-toting prestige seekers…

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Next-Level Easter Candy for Adults

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 in Best Of, Easter

While it’s hard not to get nostalgic over Cadbury Cream Eggs, speckled Jelly Bellies and Marshmallow Peeps, we adults (with our pesky slowed metabolisms), need to be a bit more discerning over how we rack up calories. So instead of dipping your mitts into your kids’ corn syrup-bolstered baskets, why not procure a personal stash of upmarket candy instead, obtained from certified chocolate artisans like Gabriel Kreuther… instead of the local pharmacy.

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Q & A with Chef Gunter Seeger

Gunter Seeger

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes, Restaurant Spotting

In a time when NY’s most elite restaurateurs have defaulted to fast-casual endeavors, it’s intriguing that Atlanta’s own world-class chef — the German-born Gunter Seeger, of The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton and the eponymous Seeger — has chosen this moment to toss his hat into our in-flux, fine dining field, but we’re glad he did…

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The Ultimate Easter 2017 Dining Guide

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in Best Of, Easter

To kids, Easter conjures up images of fluffy bunnies bearing baskets of jellybeans & marshmallow peeps. But to food-minded adults, the holiday is all about menus paying loving homage to the fleeting bounties of spring. So here’s where to commemorate April 16th with roasted lamb, tender asparagus and yes, even the season’s first ramps — at New York institutions like Marea, Craft and Bouley…

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The “Pescatarian” Gloria is a Catch for Hell’s Kitchen

Gloria

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 in First Bite, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

We’re easily wooed by seafood of any sort, but news that a “pescatarian” eatery recently opened, run by alums of Le Bernardin and Contra? That’s cause for an all-out crustacean celebration. Add in the fact that it’s in the aptly-named restaurant wasteland of Hell’s Kitchen & Gloria becomes one of the most welcome debuts of the season!

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Dish Spotting: Orchard Grocer’s Vegan Bagel and Schmear

Orchard Grocer

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Alternative Meats, Best Of, Dish Spotting, Eco-Friendly Eateries

The just-launched Orchard Grocer might be the most modern “New Jewish” establishment in NYC, as — instead of celebrating schmaltz, whitefish and gribenes with nostalgic, pseudo-ironic abandon — it’s entirely meat, gluten and dairy-free.

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A Sushi Celebrity Returns with Suzuki

Suzuki

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in Restaurant Spotting

The city’s newest raw seafood destination is run by Toshio Suzuki — owner of the seminal Sushi Zen and mentor to none other than “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto. The master has returned with an ambitious, multi-concept spot, featuring a cocktail lounge called Three Pillars, a kaiseki restaurant named Suzuki, and a 20-seat sushi counter called Satsuki, run by Toshio himself…

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Gourmet Gossip: April 2017

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 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. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from a stylish “Spanish” bar from an Ai Fiori chef, to a sad adieu to Semilla.

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Where to Play with Your Food on April Fool’s Day

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 in Eating Events

Everyone’s already on guard when it comes to pranks on April 1st (a la April Fool’s Day), so why not approach the annual jokefest in an unexpected way? The following restaurants provide ample permission to play with your food, including Olmsted, The Doughnut Project, Macaron Parlour and more…

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Edible Events: April 2017

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 in Eating Events

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 discerning. So here’s just a few worthy food celebrations we recommend! From a Bloody Mary Fest to a smoked meat showdown…

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Where to Celebrate Passover 2017

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in Best Of, Passover, Passover

Passover may just be the Jewish people’s most alluring food holiday — despite the fact that it requires a strict abstinence from leavened bread. Running from April 10th-18th this year, the festival celebrates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery, via roasted meats, sweet, flour-free desserts, and lots (and lots, and lots) of red wine. So here’s where to get your matzoh on, at spots like Mile End, Fung Tu and more…

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Spotlight on NYC’s James Beard Award Nominees, 2017

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Food Awards, Gourmet Gossip

While the Oscars can sometimes seem self-indulgent (do millionaire actors really need accolades for playing dress-up?), its restaurant industry-equivalent, the James Beard Awards, are easier to endorse — being an opportunity to show appreciation for overworked, underpaid, nose-to-the-grindstone chefs. So here’s a peek at who’s up for this year’s honors from NYC…

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NYC’s Best On-the-Go Breakfasts

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 in Best Of, Breakfast

While it’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s often an afterthought for on-the-go New Yorkers. Thankfully, the city is saturated with quick-service eateries, whose free-range egg sandwiches, house-crafted sausages, and freshly baked pastries are just as convenient. From Black Seed to White Gold Butchers to Daily Provisions & more…

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