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lobsterrollIf you’ve never been to Nantucket, you haven’t truly seen America.  This quintessential, oh-so-Americana island on the tip of Massachusetts, with its vibrant blue hydrangeas and weathered shingle, New England-style houses looks like something out of the 1800′s.  It’s a vacation rite of passage for just about anyone who’s felt patriotic or craved a lobster roll with a side of fries in the summertime.   The food, especially the fresh seafood, is just as terrific as the pristine beaches.  Here’s a few of our must visits on Nantucket…

Guide to the New York City Wine and Food Festival 2014

Guide to the New York City Wine and Food Festival 2014

Back for its 7th year, the New York City Wine and Food Festival (a collaboration between the Food Network and Food & Wine magazine) pays homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world,...

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Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest 2014

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest 2014

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Fall is high season for all manner of harvest-centric celebrations, but none are quite as — shall we say, boisterous — as Oktoberfest.  Originating in Munich and Bavaria, the annual, 16-day...

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Share Benefit’s 11th Annual A Second Helping Of Life


Female chefs have long played second fiddle in the food industry.  Let's be honest: They still rarely get the kind of attention or credit that celebs like Mario Batali and Tom Colicchio do....

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Q & A with Mas (farmhouse) & Almanac’s Galen Zamarra

Q & A with Mas (farmhouse) & Almanac’s Galen Zamarra
28 Seventh Avenue
New York 10014
212-255-1720
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Although highly respected in the industry (and beloved by the diners that have patronized his restaurants for years), Galen Zamarra doesn’t make the news often.  Ever since winning the James Beard...

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Redefining Brunch at the Modern Chinese Eatery, Fung Tu

Redefining Brunch at the Modern Chinese Eatery, Fung Tu

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Brunch has really taken it on the chin lately, with a number of food writers calling into question the appeal of the mid-morning meal — so often associated with overcooked eggs, overpriced...

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Bavaria Bierhaus

Bavaria Bierhaus
19 S. William St.
New York 10004
(212) 480-8142
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The Standard Biergarten

The Standard Biergarten
848 Washington St
New York 10014
(877) 550-4646
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Lederhosen NYC

Lederhosen NYC
39 Grove St
New York 10014
(212) 206-7691
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NYCWFF Oktoberfest

NYCWFF Oktoberfest
35-33 36th St.
New York 11106
(718) 383-1001
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Munich on the East River

Munich on the East River
East River at E. 23rd St.
New York 10010
(212) 598-1098
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Clinton Hall

Clinton Hall
90 Washington St
New York 10006
(212) 363-6000
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The Third Man

The Third Man
116 Avenue C
New York 10009
(212) 598-1040
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Unique Indian Fare at Awadh

Unique Indian Fare at Awadh
2588 Broadway
New York 10025
(646) 861-3604
Cuisine:

For all of the cuisines represented by New York’s uniquely multicultural dining scene, there’s never been an especially strong showing of Indian restaurants.  At least not really regional ones....

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Where to Celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Where to Celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

In case you didn't get the memo, today happens to be the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.  That's right. According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, this holiday falls on the 15th day of the 8th month, which...

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Our Favorite NY Spots to Brunch Right Now

Our Favorite  NY Spots to Brunch Right Now

With leisurely summer evenings and extended vacations behind us, everyone is, once again, working for the weekend.  So what better way to kick off a Saturday or Sunday in New York than with a...

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Salvation Taco

Salvation Taco
145 E 39th Street
New York 10016
(212) 865-5800
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Maharlika

Maharlika
111 1st Ave
New York 10003
(646) 392-7880
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Littleneck Outpost

Littleneck Outpost
128 Franklin St
New York 11222
(718) 363-3080
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Bar Primi

Bar Primi
325 Bowery
New York 10003
(212) 220-9100
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Hamilton’s Soda Fountain and Luncheonette

Hamilton’s Soda Fountain and Luncheonette
51 Bank St
New York 10014
(212) 661-1515
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Russ & Daughters Cafe

Russ & Daughters Cafe
127 Orchard St
New York 10002
(212) 475-4881
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Big Easy-Inspired Eats at Bo’s Kitchen and Bar

Big Easy-Inspired Eats at Bo’s Kitchen and Bar

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The official end of summer is actually September 22nd, which means we’re invariably still in for some hot and humid weather before the leaves start to fall.  So as long as it feels as though...

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Edible Events: September-October 2014

Edible Events: September-October 2014

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...

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New York’s Most Refreshing Iced Drinks

New York’s Most Refreshing Iced Drinks

Buck up sun worshippers — it's not hot chocolate and cider season just yet!  So chill out with a variety of New York's most delicious iced drinks, like the refreshing Coffee Granita at Greenwich...

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Last Licks of Summer 2014

Last Licks of Summer 2014

Okay, so Labor Day has sadly and all too quickly come and gone.  But luckily, summer's not over just yet, which is why an edible “In Memoriam” seems fairly appropriate.  Corn.  Tomatoes....

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Westville

Westville
173 Avenue A
NY 10009
(212) 677-2933
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Pasar Malam

Pasar Malam
208 Grand St
New York 11211
(718) 487-4576
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Caffe Reggio

Caffe Reggio
119 Macdougal St
New York 10012
(212) 475-9557
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Berg’n

Berg’n
899 Bergen St
New York 11238
(718) 857-2337
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Liquiteria

Liquiteria
170 2nd Ave
New York 10003
(212) 358-0300
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Melvin’s Juice Box

Melvin’s Juice Box
130 W Houston St
New York 10012
(646) 588-5375
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Cafe El Presidente

Cafe El Presidente
3938 Broadway
New York 10032
(212) 927-7011
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Gourmet Gossip New York — August 2014

Gourmet Gossip New York — August 2014

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....

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Claudette

Claudette
24 5th Ave
New York 10011
(212) 868-2424
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Delaware and Hudson

Delaware and Hudson
135 N 5th St
New York 11249
(718) 218-8191
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Labor Day Weekend 2014 Dining Guide

Labor Day Weekend 2014 Dining Guide

It’s much harder to get jazzed up about Labor Day weekend, the unofficial finale of summer, than it is to celebrate Memorial Day, which commemorates the (similarly unofficial) kick-off to the...

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Q & A with Nick Morgenstern of GG’s & Morgenstern’s Ice Cream

Q & A with Nick Morgenstern of GG’s & Morgenstern’s Ice Cream
2 Rivington Street
New York 10002
(212) 209-7684
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Nick Morgenstern may have built up an impressive resume as a pastry chef in some of New York’s top kitchens — Daniel, Gramercy Tavern and Gilt, and at his own restaurants, Goat Town and...

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Seasonal Eats: The Skinny on Peaches

Seasonal Eats: The Skinny on Peaches

What could be more evocative of summer than biting into a fuzzy, sun-warmed peach, with pliant (but not too soft or mushy!) bright orange flesh, and sugar-sweet juice that dribbles halfway down your...

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Okonomi

Okonomi
150 Ainslie St.
New York 11211
No Phone
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Grand Banks

Grand Banks
225 West St.
New York 10013
(212) 960-3390
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Do or Dine

Do or Dine
1108 Bedford Avenue
New York 11216
(718) 684-2290
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Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn

Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn
254 5th Ave
New York 11215
(347) 294-0596
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New York Fall 2014 Restaurant Preview

New York Fall 2014 Restaurant Preview

Summer tends to be a sleepy season for restaurants (although, it sure wasn’t this year!) with most fledgling eateries electing to save their big debut for the fall.  And this year promises to be...

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Dish Spotting: Bubby’s High Line $100 Sundae

Dish Spotting: Bubby’s High Line $100 Sundae

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Come summer, who isn't a sucker for ice cream?  No, seriously.  But a $100 dollar ice cream sundae?  Bubby’s High Line just unveiled a new, over-the-top creation with homemade ice cream you'll...

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Summer Sips: Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Summer Sips: Vietnamese Iced Coffee
277 Grand St
NY 10002
(212) 965-5366
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Now that iced coffee season is in full swing, you may find yourself craving a little variety from your daily cold-brew.  For those willing to venture into sweeter realms of coffee on the rocks,...

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Oodles of Cold Noodles for Summer

Oodles of Cold Noodles for Summer

Cheesy Lasagna.  Pancetta-studded Carbonara.  Unctuous Spaghetti Bolognese.  Are you drooling yet? Us either.  Don’t get us wrong; we absolutely adore rich, warm pastas in any form, but they...

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Q & A with The Gander’s Jesse Schenker

Q & A with The Gander’s Jesse Schenker

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To use a movie term, the charming, unassuming West Village restaurant, recette, would probably be referred to as a sleeper hit.  After all, it’s chugged along successfully for four years, in a...

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Seasonal Eats: Sweet Corn

Seasonal Eats: Sweet Corn

While tomatoes are definitely our favorite summer fruit, when it comes to veggies, we absolutely have to give the top honors to corn.  Because what would a backyard barbecue be without ears of...

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Cocoron

Cocoron
61 Delancey St
New York 10002
(212) 925-5220
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Momofuku Noodle Bar

Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st Avenue
NY 10003
(212) 777-7773
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Yun Nan Flavor Garden

Yun Nan Flavor Garden
5121 8th Ave
New York 11220
(718) 633-3090
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Danji

Danji
346 West 52nd Street
NY 10019
(212) 586-2880
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Xi’an Famous Foods

Xi’an Famous Foods
81 St Marks Pl
New York 10003
(212) 786-2068
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MokBar

MokBar
75 9th Ave
New York 10011
(917) 842-4862
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Dotory

Dotory
353 Broadway
New York 11211
(718) 599-1399
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Talde

Talde
369 7th Ave
New York 11215
(347) 916-0031
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Six Great Foodie Daycations

Six Great Foodie Daycations

Are you currently freaking out because summer’s almost over, and you haven’t been to Rockaway beach or the Hamptons as many times as you’d like, let alone booked that dream vacation to the...

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The Most Delectable Summer Sweets

The Most Delectable Summer Sweets

Ice cream is undoubtedly the most popular sweet come summer, but it would be a shame to skip over the plated dessert menu the next time you go out to eat.  Because many of New York’s top pastry...

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elan – Review

elan – Review
43 East 20th Street
Ny 10003
212-682-7105
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Remember Chanterelle?  It was an elegant, old school spot that drew people down to TriBeCa long before TriBeCa was a cool place to eat.  Hell, I used to drive into the city all the way from...

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A Rhapsody in White: Obica Pizza e Cucina

A Rhapsody in White: Obica Pizza e Cucina
928 Broadway
New York 10010
(212) 777-2754
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When one of your nearest neighbors is the Italian megastore, Eataly, it takes a lot to stand out with regionally-sourced products and refined yet rustic cooking.  But Roman export Obica (which, up...

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An All-Vegetarian Tasting Menu at Acme

An All-Vegetarian Tasting Menu at Acme

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Nowadays, chefs are quick to advertise any and all associations with Noma on their resumes, from legitimate staff members, such as Daniel Burns of Luksus, to mere stages (internships), or anyone who...

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The Gorbals

The Gorbals
98 N 6th Street
New York 11211
(718) 387-0195
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Prune

Prune
54 E 1st Street
New York 10003
(212) 677-6221
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Del Posto

Del Posto
85 10th Ave
New York 10011
(212) 497-8090
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Contra

Contra
138 Orchard St
New York 10002
(212) 466-4633
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Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird
5 King Street
New York 10012
(212) 235-7133
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Shake Shack Dumbo

Shake Shack Dumbo
1 Old Fulton St
New York 11201
(347) 435-2676
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Edible Events: August-September 2014

Edible Events: August-September 2014

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...

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Our Favorite Summer Dishes

Our Favorite Summer Dishes

We’re smack in the middle of summer, which means we have a glorious glut of seasonal fruits and veggies at our disposal -- from heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn to blueberries, squash, eggplant...

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Where to Celebrate National Oyster Day

Where to Celebrate National Oyster Day

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If you’re a sucker for food holidays, you might be interested to know that tomorrow (Tuesday) is National Oyster Day!  Though, we don’t need a whole lot of incentive to get down with a dozen or...

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Wild Edibles

Wild Edibles
535 3rd Ave
New York 10016
(212) 213-8552
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Gourmet Gossip: August 2014

Gourmet Gossip: August 2014

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....

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Atlantic Grill

Atlantic Grill
49 W 64th St
New York 10023
(212) 787-4663
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The Mermaid Oyster Bar

The Mermaid Oyster Bar
79 Macdougal St
New York 10012
(212) 260-0100
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Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar

Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar
95 1st Ave
New York 10003
(917) 408-3395
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Lure Fishbar

Lure Fishbar
142 Mercer St
New York 10012
(212) 431-7676
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Maison Premiere

Maison Premiere
298 Bedford Avenue
New York 11211
(347) 335-0446
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Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.
114 Nassau Ave
New York 11222
(718) 349-0400
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Where to Eat at Rockaway Beach

Where to Eat at Rockaway Beach
8601 Shore Front Pkwy
New York 11694
(718) 318-4000

Growing up in New York, beach food to us invariably meant sweaty, foil-wrapped sandwiches lugged in coolers from home, or if we were lucky, Nathan’s fries and hot dogs from their outpost on Coney...

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Racines NY – Reviewed

Racines NY – Reviewed
94 Chambers Street
New York 10007
212-227-3400
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The cool thing about living in New York is that chefs and restaurateurs from all over the world want to open up right here in Manhattan.  (Of course, they don't always survive, but that's a...

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New York’s Noteworthy New Burgers

New York’s Noteworthy New Burgers

Granted, there are plenty of lists already documenting New York’s wealth of incredible burgers, invariably including the Black Label version at Minetta Tavern and the Roquefort-swathed patty at...

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Mexican Breakfast On-the-Go at Gotham West Market

Mexican Breakfast On-the-Go at Gotham West Market
600 11th Ave
New York 10036
(212) 582-7940
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We’re repeatedly reminded, ad nauseam, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But with the exception of bagels (which aren’t exactly the most nutritionally balanced foodstuff),...

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Trend Spotting: Everything Bagel Seasoning

Trend Spotting: Everything Bagel Seasoning

It’s easy enough to follow the trajectory of certain food trends, like rabbit, Korean cuisine and kale.  But “everything seasoning” is a funny one (you know, that dehydrated onion, garlic,...

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Batard

Batard
239 West Broadway
New York 10013
(212) 219-2777
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Pacifico’s Fine Foods

Pacifico’s Fine Foods
798A Franklin Ave
New York 11238
(917) 966-2670
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Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet
149 Broadway
New York 11211
(718) 384-0673
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Tessa

Tessa
349 Amsterdam Ave
New York 10024
(212) 390-1974
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Blenheim

Blenheim
283 W 12th St
New York 10014
(212) 243-7073
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Root & Bone

Root & Bone
200 E 3rd St
New York 10009
(646) 682-7076
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elan

elan
43 E 20th St
New York 10003
(646) 682-7105
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Guide to Restaurant Week Summer 2014

Guide to Restaurant Week Summer 2014

If you thought Restaurant Week existed solely to persuade New Yorkers to dine out during the doldrums of winter, think again.  There’s a similar incentive offered during the summer; although how...

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Tessa – Review

Tessa – Review
349 Amsterdam Avenue
New York 10024
(212) 390-1974
Cuisine:

** – Two Stars (Out of Five)Vibe: Industrial funkPrice: $$Don’t Miss: Rabbit Cavatelli & Lobster Spacatelli Don’t Bother: Striped Bass TagineFinish With: Wild Local StrawberriesFinal...

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Duck, Duck, Good at Decoy

Duck, Duck, Good at Decoy

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RedFarm has been a fancified Chinese food fixture in the West Village for years now, beloved for owner Ed Schoenfeld, his famous charm and legendary red glasses, and chef Joe Ng, maker of supremely...

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More than Just Noodles at Ivan Ramen

More than Just Noodles at Ivan Ramen

Cuisine:

There may be more ramen restaurants than you can shake a chopstick at in New York nowadays, but that didn’t seem to keep residents from eagerly anticipating the heralded debut of Ivan Ramen on the...

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The Peacock

The Peacock
24 E 39th St
New York 10016
(646) 837-6776
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The Harrison

The Harrison
355 Greenwich Street
NY 10013
(212) 274-9310
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Dovetail

103 W 77th Street
New York 10024
(212) 362-3800
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Tanoreen

Tanoreen
7523 3rd Avenue
New York 11209
(718) 748-5600
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Mas (la grillade)

Mas (la grillade)
28 7th Ave Street
New York 10014
(212) 255-1795
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Casa Mono

Casa Mono
52 Irving Place
New York 10003
(212) 253-2773
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