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  • What to Eat at Chef Street, Macy’s New Food Hall

    What to Eat at Chef Street, Macy’s New Food Hall

    With all the buzz surrounding food halls lately, it’s hard to imagine that one could possibly slip under the radar — especially when it’s fronted by a roster of celebrity chefs! So here’s what to eat at Macy’s newly minted gourmet culinary court, from wholesome quinoa bowls from Michelle Bernstein, to crispy tacos courtesy of Marc Forgione…

  • Wisefish Proves that Poke’s Totally on Trend in 2016

    Wisefish Proves that Poke’s Totally on Trend in 2016

    What’s that we said about poke pushing out ceviche as 2016’s raw(ish) fish du jour? The just-opened Wisefish has all but made our case about the on-trend Hawaiian dish, serving made-to-order bowls from a blue-tiled space in Chelsea. Right this way…

  • New York’s Most Innovative Chinese Restaurants

    New York’s Most Innovative Chinese Restaurants

    Thanks to a stable of talented chefs at the very top of their game — from Per Se’s Jonathan Wu (Fung Tu) to Tuome’s Thomas Chen (Eleven Madison Park) and the incomparable Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese) — Chinese is finally getting the citywide respect it so deeply and utterly deserves. So here’s a few awesome spots to celebrate the Chinese New Year this week…

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Sweets for the Sweet: Our Edible Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 in Best Of, Gifts for Foodies, Valentine's Day

If you believe the adage that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, consider us kindred spirits. Because while long-stemmed roses & jewelry is nice, the items on our edible Valentine’s Day gift guide are directly geared towards the certifiably food- obsessed. Seriously, Lafayette, you had us at Conversation Heart Macarons…

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New York’s Newest, Internationally-Inspired Soups

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 in Best Of, Soups, Winter Eats

It may officially be Hot Soup Month, but you hardly need a faux food holiday to steer you towards warming, good-for-you, and intensely flavorful broth. And we’re rounding up some of the newest & best, internationally inspired bowls! From High Street’s Spiced Pumpkin Soup to…

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Our Guide to NYC’s Best Super Bowl Eats

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events, Super Bowl Eats

If you’re only into the Super Bowl for the meaty, cheesy grub, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up some of NYC’s best, most indulgent party packages, to keep you sated while you watch the clever commercials & halftime show. From a build-it-yourself pastrami sandwich platter from Katz’s to deep-fried ribs from Fuku+….

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Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras 2016

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events, Winter Eats

Whether or not you plan on giving anything up for Lent, it’s probably not going to stop you from taking part in Mardi Gras, so we’ve comprised an essential directory of Fat Tuesday-appropriate spots for February 9th — from the East Village’s Acadia-inspired King Bee & the French Quarter-esque Ninth Ward to Brooklyn’s atmospheric absinthe den, Maison Premiere…

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Edible Events: February 2016

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Eating Events, Winter Eats

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis, but unless you have the time & money to party seven days a week, you’ll have to be somewhat discerning about what goes onto your calendar this February. So here are just a few worthy food celebrations we recommend getting tickets (or making reservations) for now!

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Inside Acme’s Unexpected Culinary Revamp

Acme

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 in First Bite, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

Perusing the recently revamped menu at Acme, it’s evident that Mads Refslund — co-founder of the exceedingly influential Noma — has categorically left the building. Instead of esoteric New Nordic offerings like hay-roasted whole sunchokes and “burlap sack” lobster with wildflowers, it’s newly padded with deliciously rustic French brasserie fare…

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Our Winter Restaurant Preview – 2016

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

Currently contending with those post-holiday blahs? Rest assured that there’s plenty of light on the horizon, in the form of seriously exciting, in-the-works restaurants — from an off-the-wall burger joint from the acclaimed April Bloomfield, to a fast-casual spot (believe it or not!) from the distinguished EMP team…

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Inside The Celeb-Studded Food Hall, The Pennsy

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 in Food Markets

Oddly enough for a transit hub, Penn Station has long remained one of NYC’s most notorious culinary deserts. But the tide has finally turned with the recent launch of The Pennsy — an 8,000-square foot space showcasing affordable, to-go concepts from some of New York’s most famous culinary stars. So here are five persuasive reasons to schedule travel into Penn Station or just wander over for lunch…

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Where to Dine on Valentine’s Day 2016

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 in Best Of, Valentine's Day

While it’s easy enough to pick up chocolates at the very last minute, you’d be well advised not to neglect dinner reservations until the morning of the 14th. So lock down a table at one of New York’s most notable restaurants — from Atrium DUMBO in Brooklyn, boasting one of the world’s only Master Sommeliers, to Vaucluse, Betony & more…

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Q & A with Chef Gabriel Kreuther

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

Many of New York’s best, high-end chefs have been clamoring to open fast-casual spots as of late, but that hasn’t swayed Gabriel Kreuther one bit. After spending the last ten years as top toque at Danny Meyer’s luxe museum restaurant, The Modern, he recently opened his own eponymous, equally refined, and already Michelin-starred spot…

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New York’s Coziest Cold Weather Cocktails

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in Best Of, Cocktails

Now that the winter tundra has officially set in, you’ll want to hole up at the following bars and restaurants, fortified with all manner of toasty, cuddly cocktails; like the sake-spiked nog at Piora, and Porchlight’s Fireside Chat dosed with amaretto. Check out eight of our favorite libations this season…

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Seasonal Eats: All Things Oranges

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 in Seasonal Eats

Pickings are definitely slim when it comes to winter produce. So if you’re already over apples and pears, you might as well ride out the season with citrus. We’re talking about vitamin C-abundant oranges, clementines and more; whose vibrantly colored, supremely juicy flesh adds a welcome jolt of freshness to an otherwise ultra-rich cold weather diet…

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Guide to Valrhona’s Hot Chocolate Festival

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in Drink Spotting, Eating Events

Hard to remember as we sip iced coffee during this bizarrely balmy winter, but the season’s traditional, primary beverage is supposed to be hot chocolate. Thankfully, Valrhona has remained utterly undeterred by the lack of wind and snow — launching a full-out Hot Chocolate Festival, from January 23rd through the 31st…

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Shockingly Good Vegan Eats at Avant Garden

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

Considering seminal bar owner Ravi DeRossi’s especially indulgent projects, like Death & Co. & Mayahuel, you’d hardly finger him to eventually open a refined, vegan restaurant. And yet, that’s precisely what he did this past fall, launching the critically-acclaimed Avant Garden…

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Where to Dine During NYC Restaurant Week: Winter 2016

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events, Restaurant Week, Restaurant Week

New York City Restaurant Week is traditionally hit-or-miss. Sure, three courses for $25 at lunch or $38 during dinner seems an absolute steal, but very few top-tier eateries actually participate. Well not this year — from Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Andrew Carmellini & Daniel Boulud, the city’s most esteemed restaurateurs are taking part in the promotion. And since you only have from January 18th-February 5th to take advantage, what are you waiting for?

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Wildair – Review

Wildair

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 in First Bite, Hottest Newcomers, Reviews

I’ve never been a fan of sharing communal tables with strangers, straddling backless stools in bare bones dining rooms… with no reservation policies; the hipster way of dining. Of course, that doesn’t mean I didn’t make sacrifices. Afterall, I love great food, above all else and over the years, there have been a slurry of exciting eateries worth surrendering creature comforts for. Wildair falls into that category, especially right about now…

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The Most Influential Chefs & Restaurateurs of 2015

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 in Best Of, Restaurants 2015

For the most part, we much prefer to bring attention to rising star and underdog chefs. But there was no denying that hardened vets hogged the dining spotlight in 2015, opening game-changing establishments that ran the gamut, from unreservedly high-end like Gabriel Kreuther to unapologetically low, the likes of Brooks Headley’s veggie burger faceoff. So here are six restaurateurs whose names (and food) were constantly in our mouths last year…

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An Ode to Our Favorite Dishes of 2015

Posted on Jan 8, 2016 in Best Of, Restaurants 2015

Just because we recently named our 10 favorite restaurants of 2015, doesn’t mean we didn’t have tons of memorable meals, at places that didn’t quite make the list. So before we get ready for a year’s worth of new food memories, we’re looking back at some of our very favorite bites of 2015, from Harry & Ida’s singular pastrami sandwich, to the desserts (yes, all of them), at Kat & Theo…

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