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    Morimoto Has Officially Entered the Ramen-Ya Fray

    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…

  • Memorial Day Dining Guide 2016

    Memorial Day Dining Guide 2016

    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…

  • DIY French Macaron Kit

    DIY French Macaron Kit

    While we’re prone to dabbling at just about everything in the kitchen (from kneading homemade mozzarella to frosting fancy cakes), we love to look like we’re pros at whatever we’re doing. Which is why we’re crushing on this DIY Macaron Kit…

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A Spotlight on UrbanSpace Garment District’s Newest Vendors

UrbanSpace Garment District

Posted on May 19, 2016 in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of, Food Markets

If there’s a neighborhood in NYC that still needs help where food’s concerned, it would be Midtown’s chain-saturated Garment District. So let’s all rejoice over the return of UrbanSpace’s seasonal, area market, as well as the addition of awesome new vendors to the crew of established regulars, including Emmett’s & their deep dish Chicago pizzas…

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The Surf’s Finally Up at Pizza Beach on the Lower East Side

Pizza Beach

Posted on May 18, 2016 in Al Fresco Dining, First Bite

Pizza Beach may have opened on the Lower East Side back in October, but now that its spring, it finally feels like the right — read; non ironic — time to visit the laidback, Orchard Street spot, from the team behind the East Pole and Brinkley’s.

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Lucky Bee is Really Cooking With Gas

Lucky Bee

Posted on May 17, 2016 in Eco-Friendly Eateries, Ethnic Eats, Restaurant Spotting

The Lower East Side’s Lucky Bee is really cooking with gas; and we mean that literally. After launching three months ago, and operating solely with induction and butane stoves, the family style, farm-to-table Southeast Asian spot (from philanthropist and sneaker designer, Rupert Noffs and his husband and former Fat Radish chef, Matty Bennett) finally has access to a gas-powered cooktop, oven and grill.

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New York’s Tastiest Spring Cocktails

Posted on May 16, 2016 in Best Of, Cocktails

Now that we’ve abandoned cloistered, fireplace-warmed saloons for breezy rooftop bars, it’s time freshen up our go-drink orders as well. So think beyond rose this spring, by sipping your way through NYC’s newest spate of creative, highly seasonal cocktails, from Amada and its customizable Gin & Tonics, to Brooklyn’s Grand Army, and it’s all-pink tipple menu.

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Know It All Pan

Posted on May 13, 2016 in Gizmo Girl

We admit it: Sometimes, technology is totally over our heads these days. While we love a good hack or anything that improves the flavor of our food, we’re old school when it comes to the actual cooking. So when we say we’ve fallen for something techy, you might want to listen up…

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Gourmet Gossip: May 2016

Posted on May 12, 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 an upcoming, healthy French boite from a famous Parisian restaurateur, to another shot in the arm for New York’s flourishing Indian cuisine scene…

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Eataly’s Rooftop Transforms into Italian Seaside-Themed Sabbia


Posted on May 11, 2016 in Restaurant Spotting, Seasonal Eats

Eataly is at it again. Not content to maintain their rooftop beer hall, Birriera, as a single, unchanging concept, they’ve taken to transforming it season by season; starting with the Alpine ski lodge, Baita, last winter, and turning it into a breezy seaside haven this spring…

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Where to Dine Al Fresco in NYC

Posted on May 10, 2016 in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of

Now that it’s spring, there’s little to keep us from the long-awaited enjoyment of eating and drinking outside! So here are eight great spots for sipping rose in the sun the whole season through — from the High Line Hotel’s Alta Linea, inspired by a chic Italian piazza, to the oyster bar on a boat, Grand Banks, gently bobbing astride the Hudson River…

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Edible Events: May 2016

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Eating Events, Spring Eats

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 now…

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Our Favorite Food-Focused Mother’s Day Gifts

Posted on May 5, 2016 in Gifts for Foodies, Holiday Eats

We’ve got the perfect food-focused gifts for Mother’s Day! From cooking classes at Brooklyn Kitchen to homecooked meals & handcrafted houseware from Blue Hill at Stone Barns…

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Our Guide to NYC’s Top Kentucky Derby Parties

Posted on May 4, 2016 in Eating Events

New Yorkers may not have an actual horse in the race, but lord knows, we never miss an excuse to party, especially when said Kentucky Derby celebrations include Deep South-inspired snacks and bourbon-based beverages. So don your freshly-pressed seersucker suits and gaily-colored, over-the-top hats this coming Saturday, May 7th, and head to one of these reliably ebullient fetes…

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Chow Down at NYC’s Annual Burger Week

Posted on May 3, 2016 in Eating Events

If there’s any foodstuff that deserves its own holiday, it’s definitely burgers, and May just happens to be national Burger Month. Yep! Right about NOW, Schweid & Sons sponsors NYC’s annual Burger Week; seven days full of dinners and special programming, commemorating the almighty meat patty. So you’d be well advised to start fasting now in anticipation of the following gluttonous celebrations…

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at NYC’s Best Mexican Joints

Posted on May 2, 2016 in Best Of, Cinco De Mayo, Eating Events, Ethnic Eats

We all have plenty of reason to celebrate the abundance of stellar Mexican cuisine in NYC better known as Cinco De Mayo. We’ve rounded up the most delicious spots to celebrate this Thursday! From Cosme, with its award-winning chefs and incredible Corn Husk Meringue to the sleeper hit & Michelin-starred Casa Enrique in Long Island City, Queens…

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TEISUI Serves NYC’s First Yakitori Omakase


Posted on Apr 28, 2016 in First Bite, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

New York has its share of both posh and pricey omakase restaurants, as well as cool & casual Japanese izakayas, and they both tend to exist as totally disparate concepts. But Tempura Matsui blurred the borders last year, when it designed a $200 per person progression around fried and battered meats and veggies, and now TEISUI has done the same, making the grilled and skewered chicken known as yakitori…

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Mother’s Day Dining Guide: 2016

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 in Holiday Eats

If you’re angling to express just how much you appreciate your mom, through conspicuous consumption of top shelf alcohol and food, you’ve come to the right place; as we’ve got eight, great suggestions for that all-important reservation — from a upper crust tasting at Gabriel Kreuther, to a classic French prix fixe (complete with all-American Bloody Mary bar!) at Rebelle…

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Nix – First Bite


Posted on Apr 26, 2016 in First Bite, Hottest Newcomers, Reviews, RG's Favorites

Me, I don’t do meatless Mondays. In fact, I don’t do meatless any day. I’m a carnivore through and through. If it’s not meat, I crave poultry or fish… or eggs. If I don’t have one of the above, I feel like I haven’t really eaten. It’s still fascinating (at least to me!) to walk into a vegetarian eatery, like Nix, on a Friday night, and find every table and bar seat taken, with a noticeably fashionable crowd no less. But there’s nothing “granola” or hippy about Nix…

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Go Green this Earth Day with NYC’s Eco-Friendly Events & Eateries

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events

When it comes to eating out on Earth Day, seek out spots that have truly taken going green to the next level, such as Birdbith, Café Habana and The Cynical Schnauzer, along with eateries holding eco-friendly promotions and events, such as Eataly, Kosaka and Fair Weather Brooklyn.

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John DeLucie Breaks Free of The Crown Group With Bedford & Co.

Bedford & Co.

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 in First Bite, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

It’s been quite the drama-frilled year for John DeLucie, one of New York’s first real (non-television) celeb chefs. After a steady series of shutters — including Crown, The Lion, The Windsor and Bill’s Food & Drink — it was finally revealed that he was in the middle of a legal battle, due to murky financial dealings involving his former partner…

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