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    Edible Events: September

    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…

  • Go Fish at Osakana, an Awesome, New Brooklyn Seafood Market

    Go Fish at Osakana, an Awesome, New Brooklyn Seafood Market

    Before he became a breakout Smorgasburg star (for his mazemen-style noodle stand, Yuji Ramen), and a respected Williamsburg restaurateur (as co-owner of the admired Japanese breakfast spot, Okonomi), Yuji Haraguchi was a successful wholesaler, supplying top-tier seafood to some of America’s top chefs…

  • A California Chef Assembles an NYC Dream Team at Casa Apicii

    A California Chef Assembles an NYC Dream Team at Casa Apicii

    Casey Lane is well known in California for his trio of hip Los Angeles restaurants; an English gastropub called The Parish, a rotisserie and pasta spot dubbed Itri, and his original, star-making venture, The Tasting Kitchen, a terroir-focused bistro just steps away from Venice Beach…

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Fall 2016 Restaurant Preview

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers

If you spent the summer away from the city, you probably already have a short list of places you need to visit upon your return; Daniel Rose’s Le Coucou (a surprisingly buzzy July debut) and Floyd Cardoz’s Paowalla (a welcome August addition) quickly spring to mind. But since fall is prime season for big deal restaurant openings, you’ll want to clear plenty of space on your dining schedule soon…

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A Guide to Union Fare, Union Square’s Brand New, Block-Long Food Hall

Union Fare

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Food Markets

Union Square already seems like an epicenter of New York’s culinary universe; what with its preeminent greenmarket, flush with chefs from all around the city. And now, it’s got its very own formidable food hall as well, aptly dubbed Union Fare — located in the 25,000-square foot complex that used to house Manhattan’s flagship Barnes & Noble. It’s a whopper of a food hall…

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Garlic Shaker

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 in Gizmo Girl

We love a passion project, especially when it comes to all things food and wine. We can totally get behind someone who is passionate about garlic; removing the peel from garlic to be specific. That’s why we love this Garlic Shaker…

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Best Brazilian Bites in NYC

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 in Best Of

New York is well known for its vibrant, microcosmic communities, including Little Italy, Chinatown and Korea Town, but did you know that a single block of 46th Street (located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) is actually referred to as Little Brazil?

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Trend Spotting: Israeli Food is All the Rage

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 in Ethnic Eats, Trendwatch

Asian cuisines of all sorts have taken turns in the spotlight for going on a decade, from Thai, Korean and Filipino, to haute Chinese and most recently, Indian. But now, the Middle East is finally getting some love with the ascendance of Israeli food, celebrated at a diverse swath of eateries from casual lunch counters to tony hotel restaurants.

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The Bowery Market is NYC’s Newest Food Hall

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 in Al Fresco Dining, Food Markets

Anthony Bourdain may have postponed the opening of his massive street hawker mecca until 2019, but the fast and furious proliferation of NYC food halls shows no signs of slowing down. And one of the newest is The Bowery Market, which, like Smorgasburg, is situated entirely outside, comprised of a series of awesomely unique kiosks…

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It’s All About the Banchan at Korean Newcomer, Atoboy


Posted on Aug 15, 2016 in Ethnic Eats, Restaurant Spotting

Traditional Korean meals are indelibly intertwined with banchan; an array of small, shareable dishes and rice. But at the not-so-traditional Atoboy, those diminutive plates actually are the meal, given considerable polish by Jungsik’s former chef de cuisine, Junghyun Park…

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Sweet Corn Ice Cream Sandwiches

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 in Chef Q&A Recipes, Recipes

Corn is our hands-down favorite summer veggie. Ice cream is undoubtedly our favorite summer dessert. So what happens when you marry the two together? You get the ultimate summer dish! Featuring crumbly corn cakes cradling naturally sweet scoops of corn-infused dairy, this fabulous recipe puts your everyday ice cream sandwich to shame…

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Go Beyond Borscht With NYC’s Coolest Cold Soups

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 in Best Of, Soups, Summer

For the most part, the thought of eating soup in summer seems about as appealing as sunbathing in a winter sweater. And yet, the following bowls are every bit as refreshing as a tall, iced glass of lemonade; because basically, they’re a pure, distilled essence of peak warm-weather produce!

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Seasonal Eats: Melons 101

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in Seasonal Eats, Summer Eats

To many of us, biting into a crescent of drip-down-your-face melon is the sweet essence of summer. So it’s hard to believe the juicy, tender fruit is directly related to gourds as well as decidedly savory cucumbers. Yet, unlike their brethren, watery melons are generally consumed mature, when the flesh becomes sweet…

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Inside the Great Northern Food Hall

Northern Food Hall

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 in Food Markets

Most New York food halls are veritable dream teams of assembled vendors, but Grand Central’s foray into the gourmet market game can be traced back to one man, Claus Meyer, the co-founder of Copenhagen’s world-revered Noma. Which is why his multi-stalled Great Northern Food Hall is the city’s most expansive expression of the New Nordic movement yet…

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Q & A with Nix, Dovetail and Narcissa Chef, John Fraser

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes

“Vegetable-forward” has become part of the standard dining lexicon in NYC. But if you’re looking for the genesis of today’s widespread, produce-focused movement, consider the legacy of transformative chef John Fraser, who forever altered the definition of fine dining when he introduced “Meatless Monday” at Dovetail back in 2010, and recently opened veggie-bent Nix in Union Square…

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Gourmet Gossip: August 2016

Posted on Aug 4, 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 chef shuffle, or must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from a surprising switcheroo at All’Onda to David Chang’s “bleeding” plant based burger & more…

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The Best Slimming (Yet Substantial) Salads for Summer

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 in Best Of, Summer

With all of summer’s fabulous, deep-fried beach foods and uninterrupted access to ice cream, what’s one to do in the face of bikini and sundress season? The answer, of course, is to counteract those caloric, high-fat indulgences with deliciously healthful and imaginative salads…

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Trend Spotting: High-End Indian On The Rise

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 in Trendwatch

The past year has already been a banner one for quality Indian fare in NYC, with an import of New Delhi’s lavish, world-renowned Indian Accent, preceded by a duo of sleek fast-casual health chains, along with the modern, critically-adored Babu Ji. But in the last couple of months, the status of the perennially overlooked cuisine has catapulted into the stratosphere, owing to the debut…

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Edible Events: August 2016

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 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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NYC’s Best Summer Dishes – 2016

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 in Best Of, Summer

With all due respect to spring, summer’s as exciting as it gets as far as food is concerned. We’re talking tomatoes, peaches, cherries, eggplant, squash, corn & more! Here’s a list of eateries that are putting that cornucopia of goodies to especially good use — from Nix and its Toybox Melon, topped with housemade cottage cheese, to Blue Hill & their Zucchini Carbonara, sauced with egg & pancetta…

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Restaurant Spotting: Le Coucou

Le Coucou

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

One of our favorite restaurants to open in the last couple of years, Rebelle reintroduced New York diners to the culinary stylings of expat Daniel Eddy, whose previous post was at Spring in Paris, under Chicago native, Daniel Rose. And now our cups runneth over, as Rose has made his way from France to New York as well, making his American debut, Le Coucou, on the border of Little Italy…

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