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  • Q & A with Cafe Clover’s David Standridge

    Q & A with Cafe Clover’s David Standridge

    David Standridge, the former chef at the West Village’s Market Table, might not have been the obvious choice to head up the kitchen at the new, health and wellness-focused Café Clover, which features dishes like Ivory Lentil Risotto, Cauliflower “Steak” Romesco, and Quinoa Tagliatelle with beet greens. “At Market Table, I was bringing in 300-pound pigs a week,” he laughs…

  • Genuine Superette’s All-Star Cast

    Genuine Superette’s All-Star Cast

    AvroKO is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in restaurant design; its New York portfolio including high profile food halls like Hudson Eats and Gotham West Market, breathtaking bars such as Beauty & Essex and La Biblioteca, and now, chic newcomer, Genuine Superette…

  • World of Beer is a Suds-Lovers Dream Come True

    World of Beer is a Suds-Lovers Dream Come True

    There’s no doubt that cider is on a serious upswing, especially considering the recent launch of Wassail, which is dedicated to the fermented apple beverage. But that doesn’t mean that beer is losing any ground as an increasingly respected wine alternative, and World of Beer — an upcoming, 5,000-square foot temple of suds — only cements its supremacy…

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April’s Best Rainy Day Dishes

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 in Best Of, Spring Eats

What about spring — or more specifically, famously rainy April — when temperatures are relatively mild, but we average at least one drizzle a day? We say, turn to these terrific restaurant dishes, which are relatively light on their feet, but comforting enough to weather those persistent seasonal storms…

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Trend Spotting: New York’s Tex-Mex Obsession

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Trendwatch

Two years ago, we reflected on the Mexican food renaissance in New York; a push towards refined, regional cuisine at places like Empellon Cocina, Gran Electrica and Salvation Taco, that stood in stark relief to the city’s stable of cheesy, Tex-Mex chains. Ha! So who would have thought that, barely two years later, the tide would swing directly in favor of those aforementioned Mexicali places, constituting a trend…

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Spring Restaurant Preview – 2015

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers

Spring is, unsurprisingly, the ideal season to open a new restaurant — because during snowy, rainy, windy, freezing winter, who (save for the most intrepid diners) would choose to regularly leave the comfort of their homes. That’s why, as soon as the crocuses begin to emerge from the newly thawed ground, exciting eateries begin to pop up in earnest, and we’re tracking some of the most notable impending openings of spring 2015!

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UrbanSpace Joins the Food Hall Fray

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Best Of, Food Markets

Over the last 30 years, UrbanSpace has been responsible for creating some of the best-known seasonal, outdoor bazaars in both London & New York. And now, the ever-expanding company is jumping on the burgeoning food hall bandwagon with the debut of UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, its very first year-round, brick-and-mortar establishment…

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Gourmet Gossip: April 2015

Posted on Apr 8, 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 Crown’s sudden shutter, to Betony’s big price hike.

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Inside Le District, Battery City’s French Food Mecca

Posted on Apr 6, 2015 in Food Markets

Hudson Eats is already one of New York’s most impressive new food halls. But the long-awaited debut of Le District — a 30,000-square foot market and dining mecca on the ground floor of Brookfield Place— has put it over the top. Essentially the French version of Eataly, the gleaming, gourmet mecca is divided into four major sections…

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Northern Tiger Brings Seasonal Chinese Fare to Hudson Eats

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 in Ethnic Eats, First Bite

Northern Tiger has taken possession of the last space in Hudson Eats, offering farm-to-table Chinese fare with an emphasis on dumplings and noodles. And while it’s owned by the team from the similarly seasonally-focused restaurant, Yunnan Kitchen, its very much its own project — refreshing, since the market is mostly occupied by mini chains such as Num Pang, Umami Burger, and Mighty Quinn’s.

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Edible Events: April 2015

Posted on Apr 1, 2015 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 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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Guide to the Best Easter & Passover Sweets

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert, Holiday Eats

On the surface, it might not seem like Easter and Passover have a whole lot in common. But one thing the two celebrations definitely share? Their association with delicious (and primarily chocolate-covered) treats. So from candy eggs and sugar-dusted marshmallows, to cocoa-coated jelly rings and dense, flourless cakes, here’s where to stock up on sweets this holiday season!

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Easter 2015 Dining Guide NYC

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

While we thought it would never come after that interminable winter, spring is here, which means that Easter is almost upon us. And restaurants have already opened their books for the April 5th holiday, so it’s time to square away those reservations now, from a fun, candy-fueled tea at The Plaza, Il Buco’s first ever Easter Egg hunt, or even a Greek Easter feast, at Loi Estiatorio…

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Shuko – Review


Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Hottest Newcomers, Reviews, RG's Favorites

The thing about Shuko is that it’s strangely not easy to find online. If you google this new, sushi joint in the East Village, a fashion site by the name of Shuku New York comes up for the bulk of the first page, which makes you wonder exactly how it ever became the hottest restaurant in town. And the fact that they have just 20 precious seats along the sushi bar (and a few tables for two) doesn’t help matters much…

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A Michelin-Starred Chef Breathes New Life into A Voce Columbus

A Voce

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Restaurant Spotting

For all intents and purposes, the Time Warner Center is really a shopping mall. But that hasn’t stopped some of the highest-end restaurants in New York from flocking to the glass-fronted tower overlooking Central Park; notably Thomas Keller’s three Michelin-starred Per Se and Masa. And while the sophisticated, seasonal Italian A Voce seems positively provincial by those standards, it’s also made its mark on Columbus Circle — drawing talent to the kitchen as well…

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Where to Celebrate Passover 2015

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Passover is just around the corner and it’s one of our favorite, Jewish food holidays So whether you’re devoutly religious, culturally observant or just in it for the good eats, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to spend Passover this year — from a fun “Progressive Seder” at Joe and Misses Doe, to a traditional sit-down dinner at Mile End…

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Q & A with Louise Vongerichten of Chefs Club

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the undisputed kings of the culinary world — so what was it like growing up a veritable princess? “It was very interesting and rewarding,” remarks daughter Louise Vongerichten, who also happens to be the Brand and Business Development Director for Food & Wine’s Chefs Club, in both Aspen and New York…

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Gourmet Gossip: March 2015

Posted on Mar 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 launch of Martha Stewart’s long-awaited cafe to Dominique Ansel’s trendy new toast menu…

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For the Love of Lamb: New York’s Best Lamb Dishes

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in Best Of, Spring Eats

According to the saying, March comes in like a lion & goes out like a lamb. Lamb is an especially popular seasonal protein, not to mention a centerpiece of both Easter and Passover holiday tables. Which is why we’re spotlighting some of the most delicious lamb dishes at restaurants throughout NY — from Santina’s sexy Lamb Tartare to Jack’s Wife Freda’s Spiced Rack of Lamb over couscous…

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Celebrate Spring with Macaron Day 2015

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in Eating Events

Believe it or not, there’s already a National Soup Day, a National Cheeseburger Day and a National Pigs in a Blanket Day (yes really). So why shouldn’t there be a Macaron Day; an annual ode to the supremely delicate, impossibly chic French cookies?

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New York’s Best Vegetable-Focused Restaurants

Posted on Mar 16, 2015 in Best Of

“Vegetable-focused” has become a real buzzword in the dining world, used to describe restaurants that aren’t vegetarian, necessarily, but use produce in interesting, entrée-worthy, and entirely delicious ways. And here are eight places that are scrumptiously spearheading the veggie revolution in New York — From Amanda Cohen’s game-changing, newly expanded Dirt Candy, to Semilla in Brooklyn…

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