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    Guide to the Best Easter & Passover Sweets

    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!

  • Easter 2015 Dining Guide NYC

    Easter 2015 Dining Guide NYC

    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…

  • Shuko – Review

    Shuko – Review

    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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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2015

Posted on Mar 13, 2015 in Eating Events

As the saying goes, we’re all Irish on March 17th. So if you don’t want to miss out on the fun this St. Patrick’s Day, don your green garb, grab a Guinness, and check out our guide to holiday-related, food-focused promotions and events!

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Tracking New York’s Toast Trend

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 in Trendwatch

Toast seems an unlikely object of culinary obsession, to say the least. But it’s been trending hard in New York for over a year now and we’re not talking about the simple buttered squares served with eggs in the morning, either. From Toby’s Estate to John Dory, Blue Ribbon Bakery & more…

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Going Greek at Loi Estiatorio

Loi Estiatorio

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 in Ethnic Eats, First Bite

When Maria Loi — frequently referred to as the “Martha Stewart of Greece” — shuttered her eponymous, Upper West Side restaurant last June, there was little doubt that she would eventually stage a grand New York comeback. And in fact, Loi has managed to do just that in record time, launching the sleek Loi Estiatorio only last month…

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Q & A with August’s Chef Josh Eden

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes

“I like to think I’m one of the better kept secrets in New York,” asserts chef Josh Eden, who’s headed up the kitchen at romantic West Village favorite, August, since 2011, and recently helped facilitate its move to a larger space on the Upper East Side. “I haven’t gone out there to seek recognition from the press; I enjoy getting it from customers instead”…

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City Kitchen – Times Square’s Tasty New Food Hall

Posted on Mar 6, 2015 in Food Markets

One-stop culinary hubs such as Gotham West Market, Hudson Eats and even Smorgasburg’s own Berg’n have made dining destinations of otherwise restaurant deprived neighborhoods, and the newest entry to the upscale food court scene, City Kitchen, is about to do the same for touristy Times Square.

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Our Favorite Cold-Weather Pastas in New York

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Best Of, Winter Eats

We could probably eat pasta three meals a day, seven days a week. But we tend to indulge our penchant for unapologetic carb loading mostly in the wintertime, so we can hide the side effects under bulky coats. So before spring induces us all to start shedding layers, don’t miss the chance to try some of the very best pasta dishes around — from the hearty Red Wine Lumache at Bar Primi to the cloudlike Chestnut Gnocchi at Via Carota…

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Edible Events: March 2015

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 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. 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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Santina – Review

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in Hottest Newcomers, Reviews

You might say the Major Food Group is on, well, a major roll. It all started with Torrisi Italian Specialties, a deli by day, ambitious tasting menu destination by night, which redefined Italian-American cooking and then some. It was here that Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick single-handedly made red sauce joints cool again…

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Q & A with Grocery Guru Eli Zabar

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in Chef Q&A

Eli Zabar just might have the most famous last name in the world of gourmet groceries. But he’s not actually connected to that line of stores, which have plied the Upper West Side for the last 80 years with smoked fish, rugelach, bagels and hand-sliced pastrami…

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Lincoln Square Steak Jazzes Up New York’s Pre-Show Dining Scene

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

There are at least two nonflexible prerequisites for a traditional steakhouse; the space must be grand and cozy, and you must source and serve a perfect steak (a killer wine list and assortment of cream and butter-drenched side dishes doesn’t hurt either!). Lincoln Square Steakhouse checks both boxes, plus a few more besides…

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Danny Meyer Gets into the Cocktail Game at Porchlight

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Drink Spotting, Hottest Newcomers

Don’t be surprised if 11th Avenue in Chelsea becomes a drinking and dining destination, now that Meyer has launched Porchlight along with Blue Smoke’s Mark Maynard-Parisi. Like the duo’s honky tonk barbecue joint, the come-as-you-are Porchlight has a laidback, Southern spirit, with a streamlined, easy-to-eat bar menu instead the likes of Boiled Peanut Hummus, Frogs Legs, Beef Jerky…

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