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  • El Rey Chef Takes Chinatown with Lalo

    El Rey Chef Takes Chinatown with Lalo

    Under Gerardo Gonzalez, El Rey emerged as one of the chicest gathering hubs on the Lower East Side. So acolytes who’ve sorely missed his breezy, healthy Cal-Mex fare since his departure last April, would be well advised to follow Gonzalez to Chinatown, where he recently resurfaced with a brand new project called Lalo…

  • Great Xmas Gifts: Holiday Pancake Set

    Great Xmas Gifts: Holiday Pancake Set

    Looking for a perfect Xmas gift for teachers, friends or foodies? We’re digging this sweet pancake set from William Sonoma. It comes with a gingerbread man spatula, pancake pen for perfectly sized cakes, and of course, mix…

  • April Bloomfield is Spinning White Gold on the Upper West Side

    April Bloomfield is Spinning White Gold on the Upper West Side

    April Bloomfield may have released a pro-vegetable cookbook, but who’s she kidding, really? The guiding force in her career has always been meat. And she’s doubled down on her obsession big time with her newest project, White Gold, surprisingly on the Upper West Side…

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Edible Events: December

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in Eating Events

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis, so here are just a few worthy food celebrations we recommend getting tickets (or making reservations) for now! From Brooklyn Museum’s Latke Festival to an Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl & more…

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The Beekman Opens with a Bang with Augustine and Fowler & Wells

The Beekman Hotel

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

Forget about rooftop pools and in-house spas, destination restaurants are NYC’s hottest hotel amenity. Which means the recently opened The Beekman is an absolute must-stay for discriminating travelers and moneyed tourists, being that it boasts establishments from two of the city’s most acclaimed restaurateurs. We’re talking about Keith McNally’s new Augustine & Tom Colicchio’s Fowler & Wells…

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New York’s Best Beyond-Thanksgiving Turkey Dishes

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Best Of, Fall Foods

Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, & gravy play an active role on restaurant menus well beyond Thanksgiving; yet the holiday centerpiece, turkey, tends to disappear without fanfare shortly after the meal. Thankfully, a handful of awesome eateries pay respect to the under-utilized bird throughout the year! From Hometown Barbecue to Brodo and even Black Tap’s turkey burger…

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NYC’s Newest Michelin Star Winners for 2017

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 in Michelin Guide

Chefs can insist all they want that their goal is to run a reasonably successful restaurant that makes their patrons happy. Which we don’t doubt is largely true, but the fact is not one of them would turn their nose up at the industry’s biggest honor, a Michelin star. Here’s a rundown of Michelin’s newest winners for 2017…

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All-American Korean Kimchi Stuffing: And Other Contemporary Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 in Chef Q&A Recipes, Recipes

The average New Yorker’s diet is nothing if not diverse, so why should we abandon our international aesthetic for Thanksgiving? Here’s a very untraditional and delicious stuffing & green bean casserole recipe to sink your teeth into…

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London Noodle Chain, Wagamama, Crosses the Pond to NYC


Posted on Nov 21, 2016 in Ethnic Eats, Restaurant Spotting

It’s a bit of a thrill that the franchise known as Wagamama has finally opened its very first location in NYC. Smack in the center of the Flatiron District, it’s perfectly positioned as a waystation for both busy locals on lunch hour, as well as tourists from all over the world…

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Marco Canora’s Brodo Goes Brick-and-Mortar

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in Restaurant Spotting, Soups

A long list of decidedly unsexy foodstuffs — from seaweed to quinoa to brussels sprouts —have been very much on trend in recent years. But they’re positively sultry when compared to bone broth; largely associated with invalids and other intestinally distressed patients on liquid diets. Enter Marco Canora’s Brodo

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Our Favorite Fall Sweets in NYC

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Fall Foods

Autumn’s prominent holidays may be Halloween and Thanksgiving, but there’s a lot more to the seasonal sweets scene than candy and pie. That’s why we’re showcasing eight NYC pastry programs, making especially innovative use of fall’s bounty! From Keith McNally’s Augustine and its Poached Pear Mille-Feuilles, to the Butternut Squash Granita at Andrew Carmellini’s Leuca…

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A Look at 2017’s Bib Gourmand Honorees

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands

Receiving a “Bib Gourmand” designation is a dubious honor — on one hand, it’s wonderful to be recognized for serving exceptional food at moderate prices, on the other hand, it precludes them from getting a far more coveted Michelin star. Here’s this year’s Bib Gourmand honorees, the likes of Olmsted, Llama Inn &…

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Chumley’s Returns to the West Village


Posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

It’s rare for a restaurant to get a new lease on life. And in today’s exceedingly fickle (not to mention prohibitively expensive) industry, even decades of accrued customer sentimentality isn’t enough to keep the doors open. Which makes the story of Chumley’s especially unusual…

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Nordic Goes Casual at n’eat


Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in Restaurant Spotting

If you thought we were at peak New Nordic, thanks to the relaunch of Fredrik Berselius’ Aska, and the opening of Claus Meyer’s sprawling food court and restaurant in Grand Central Station, think again. Enter n’eat…

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Thanksgiving 2016 Dining Guide NYC

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 in Best Of, Thanksgiving

There used to be something so sad about the thought of spending Thanksgiving at a restaurant, but thankfully that’s now only a memory! So here’s a rundown of eight great places to make a reservation this year. From Oceana (with none other than Bill Telepan as toque) to Il Buco & more…

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Where to Eat White Truffles This Season

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 in Fall, Fall Foods, Seasonal Eats

We all know that apples, asparagus, pumpkins, and corn all have a season — but did you know that truffles are a highly esteemed, seasonal eat too? White alba truffles are ripe for the seizing right about now! Check out where to get your truffle fix here…

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New York’s Best Fall Dishes

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in Best Of, Fall, Fall Foods

It’s hard to get actively enthused about the appearance of kale and butternut squash in the greenmarkets, especially since it means they’ve officially replaced tomatoes and corn. But talented chefs can transform and elevate even the most uninspired items, which is why we’re excited to see what they’re cooking up this autumn…

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Gourmet Gossip: November 2016

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or pop up. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites! From the launch of Keith McNally’s glittering Augustine, to a Danny Meyer takeover in Bryant Park…

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Hail to the King, a Brit-Run SoHo Bistro


Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The name may be King, but there’s three women running the show at this delicious, new Brit-run bistro with pumpkin ravioli, grilled quail & European-stye brunch…

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Your Pre-Marathon Guide to NYC’s Most Unapologetically Carb-Loading Foods

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 in Eating Events, Fall

In the same way we celebrate holidays we have no direct tie to (such as Day of the Dead, St. Patrick’s Day or Oktoberfest) because the food and drink is just so good, that’s the tack we tend to take with the NY Marathon.

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Edible Events: November 2016

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Eating Events

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis — from lavish, charity-driven galas to crowded, walk-around tastings and an endless array of pop-ups! From New York Taste’s gastronomic bash to a Whiskey Feast & more…

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