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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…

The Most Influential Chefs of 2014

The Most Influential Chefs of 2014

There are a number of restaurants that managed to rise above the considerable pack, emerging as our favorite, new eateries of 2014.  But whether or not their establishments ultimately nabbed a spot...

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Lucky Restaurant Dishes for the New Year

Lucky Restaurant Dishes for the New Year

It’s one thing to make resolutions for the New Year, but how about increasing your odds for a happy, healthy and wealthy 2015 by edibly upping your luck?  We’ve rounded up a number of restaurant...

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The Best Manhattan Restaurants of 2014

The Best Manhattan Restaurants of 2014

It’s pretty astounding how many new restaurants open in New York each year, though to be sure, some are a lot more noteworthy than others.  So as 2014 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on the...

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Best Brooklyn & Queens Restaurants of 2014

Best Brooklyn & Queens Restaurants of 2014

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings.  But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in...

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Birds & Bubbles

Birds & Bubbles
100B Forsyth St.
New York 10002
(646) 368-9240
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Dojo Izakaya

Dojo Izakaya
38 Ave B
New York 10009
(212) 253-5311
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Upland

Upland
345 Park Avenue S.
New York 10010
(212) 686-1006
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Arrogant Swine

Arrogant Swine
173 Morgan Ave
New York 11206
(347) 328-5595
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Egg

Egg
109 North 3rd St
New York 11249
(718) 302-5151
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Ivan Ramen

Ivan Ramen
25 Clinton Street
New York 10002
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A Tasty Waterside Escape in Manhattan

A Tasty Waterside Escape in Manhattan

Cuisine:

As confined as we usually are by skyscrapers and subways, it can be hard to remember that Manhattan is actually an island.  Which means we’re surrounded on multiple sides by cool, glistening...

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End of the Century Bar

End of the Century Bar
104-08 Metropolitan Ave
New York 11375
(718) 544-1624
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Arepa Lady

Arepa Lady
77-02AA Roosevelt Ave
New York 11273
No Phone
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Mu Ramen

Mu Ramen
12-09 Jackson Ave
New York 11101
(917) 868-8903
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Bar Chuko

Bar Chuko
552 Vanderbilt Ave
New York 11238
(718) 576-6701
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Emily

Emily
919 Fulton St
New York 11238
(347) 844-9588
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Semilla

Semilla
160 Havemeyer St
New York 11211
(718) 782-3474
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Little Park

Little Park
85 W Broadway
New York 10007
(212) 220-4110
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Bowery Meat Company

Bowery Meat Company
9 East 1st St
New York 10003
(212) 460-5255
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Cosme

Cosme
35 E 21st St
New York 10010
(212) 913-9659
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All’Onda

All’Onda
22 East 13th Street
New York 10003
(212) 231-2236
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Seasonal Eats: Sweet Potatoes

Seasonal Eats: Sweet Potatoes

So lets get this out of the way first — Sweet Potatoes are not the same thing as Yams.  In fact, they’re from two entirely different plant families.  And as opposed to sweet potatoes, yams are...

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Our Ultimate Guide to Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2014

Our Ultimate Guide to Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2014

Unless you want to be stuck watching the ball drop on TV from a corner of  your couch (not that there’s anything wrong with that), it’s time to start seriously considering your New Year’s Eve...

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The Best Latkes in New York

The Best Latkes in New York

Cuisine:

Christmas may be the decidedly splashier holiday (we’re pretty sure we first started spotting decorations shortly after Halloween), but Jews are no slouch in the food department.  Which means that...

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Cafe China

Cafe China
13 East 37th St
New York 10016
(212) 213-2810
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Sticky’s Finger Joint

Sticky’s Finger Joint
31 West 8th St
New York 10011
(212) 777-7131
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Cafe Edison

Cafe Edison
228 West 47th St
New York 10036
(212) 840-5000
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Baz Bagel

Baz Bagel
181 Grand St
New York 10013
(212) 335-0609
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Katz’s Delicatessen

Katz’s Delicatessen
205 E. Houston St.
New York 10002
(212) 254-2246
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The Ultimate Christmas Dining Guide 2014

The Ultimate Christmas Dining Guide 2014

Most of us get a few vacation days during the holidays.  But restaurants?  They actually end up working harder than ever before, devising extra celebratory menus for Christmas Eve, and often, even...

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Shelsky’s Smoked Fish

Shelsky’s Smoked Fish
251 Smith Street
New York 11231
(718) 855-8817
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The Hyatt Times Square

The Hyatt Times Square
135 West 45th St
New York 10036
(646) 364-1234
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Gourmet Gossip: December 2014

Gourmet Gossip: December 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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New York’s Best Holiday Desserts

New York’s Best Holiday Desserts

It’s no wonder so many people vow to lose weight in the New Year; because the days leading up to Christmas are generally chock full of alluring, hard to resist sweets!  But since there’s no need...

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Pier A Harbor House

Pier A Harbor House
22 Battery Pl
New York 10280
(212) 785-0153
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Tertulia

Tertulia
359 6th Ave
New York 10014
(646) 559-9909
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The Happiest Hour

The Happiest Hour
121 W 10th St
New York 10011
(212) 243-2827
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Tuome

Tuome
536 E 5th St
New York 10009
(646) 833-7811
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Red Rooster Harlem

Red Rooster Harlem
310 Lenox Avenue
New York 10027
(212) 792-9001
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Toro

Toro
85 10th Avenue
New York 10011
(212) 691-2360
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Alder

Alder
157 2nd Ave
New York 10003
(212) 539-1900
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New York’s Best Donuts…Are in a Car Wash

New York’s Best Donuts…Are in a Car Wash
638 W 47th St
New York 10036
(212) 317-2359
Cuisine:

Lord knows, there are plenty of places to find great donuts in New York, from the old fashioned cake donuts at Peter Pan Bakery in Greenpoint, to the massive, yeast-raised versions at Dough, the...

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Bowery Meat Company – Reviewed

Bowery Meat Company – Reviewed
9 1 East 1st Street
NY 10003
(212) 460-5255
Cuisine:

It's hard not to love Josh Capon.  He's one of those effusive, larger than life chefs who wears his passion for cooking on his sleeve.  In the case of the Bowery Meat Company, it's his...

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Chefs Club

Chefs Club
275 Mulberry St
New York 10012
(212) 941-1100
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Fonda

Fonda
434 7th Avenue
New York 11215
(718) 369-3144
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Corkbuzz Wine Studio

Corkbuzz Wine Studio
13 E 13th Street
New York 10003
(646) 873-6071
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Scarpetta

Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street
New York 10014
(212) 691-0555
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Spotlight on New York’s Holiday Markets

Spotlight on New York’s Holiday Markets

The nice thing about holiday shopping in New York is that you don’t need to head to the mall, or go to crowded, big box stores, like Best Buy.  That’s because a number of festive, seasonal,...

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Li-Lac Chocolates

Li-Lac Chocolates
40 8th Ave
New York 10014
(212) 924-2280
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Lady M Cake Boutique

Lady M Cake Boutique
41 E 78th St
New York 100121
(212) 452-2222
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Melt Bakery

Melt Bakery

New York 10002
(646) 535-6358
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Spirited

Spirited
638 Bergen St
New York 11238
(718) 783-5700
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Glaser’s Bake Shop

Glaser’s Bake Shop
1670 1st Ave
New York 10128
(212) 289-2562
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Epicerie Boulud

Epicerie Boulud
1900 Broadway
New York 10023
(212) 595-9606
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Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel Bakery
189 Spring St
New York 10012
(212) 219-2773
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Root & Bone Redefines Southern Comfort in Alphabet City

Root & Bone Redefines Southern Comfort in Alphabet City

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For a long time now, 200 East Third Street, a skinny parcel of real estate nestled between Avenues A and B, has been home to some of the city’s best Southern Comfort cooking.  But for a good 15...

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Our Favorite Holiday Gifts for Foodies

Our Favorite Holiday Gifts for Foodies

The holiday gift-giving season can be undoubtedly stressful, but shopping for your food-obsessed friends doesn’t have to be.  That’s because there are so many awesome, edible presents on the...

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Edible Events: December 2014

Edible Events: December 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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Where to Satisfy Your Post-Thanksgiving Cravings

Where to Satisfy Your Post-Thanksgiving Cravings

By now, your Thanksgiving leftovers are likely long gone (or a tad too old to eat!).  But if you're like us, you tend to crave fall holiday flavors (especially Thanksgiving classics!) -- the likes...

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Pizzetteria Brunetti

Pizzetteria Brunetti
626 Hudson St
New York 10014
(212) 255-5699
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Bar Americain

Bar Americain
152 W 52nd St
New York 10019
(212) 265-9700
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Potatopia

Potatopia
378 Avenue of the Americas
New York 10011
(212) 260-4100
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Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque

Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque
103 2nd Avenue
New York 10003
(212) 677-3733
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The Stanton Social

The Stanton Social
99 Stanton Street
New York 10002
(212) 995-0099
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Park Avenue Autumn

Park Avenue Autumn
360 Park Ave S
New York 10010
(212) 951-7111
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Special Holiday Side Dishes: Sweet Potato and Gruyere Gratin

Special Holiday Side Dishes: Sweet Potato and Gruyere Gratin

We genuinely enjoy cooking.  But when it comes time for our family to divide Thanksgiving duties, we somehow always get stuck with sweet potatoes.  Which would be fine — except that few people at...

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The Top Turkey Dishes in New York

The Top Turkey Dishes in New York

While we simply couldn’t imagine Thanksgiving without turkey, we don't think to eat it that often the other 364 days of the year.  Sure, turkey is a popular cold cut in sandwiches and salads, as...

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Cosme – First Bite

Cosme – First Bite
35 East 21st Street
NY 10010
(212) 913-9659
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Cosme is an impossible reservation; the kind that can drive a foodie crazy because it feels too important not to eat there, and yet, it's nearly impossible to snag a table.  (They have been...

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Gourmet Gossip: November 2014

Gourmet Gossip: November 2014

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a surprising chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish....

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Hyper-Seasonal Fare at Galen Zamarra’s Almanac

Hyper-Seasonal Fare at Galen Zamarra’s Almanac
28 7th Ave. S
New York
(212) 255-1795
Cuisine:

Galen Zamarra’s Mas (farmhouse) is basically everything you could want in a neighborhood restaurant — an elegant jewel of a room run by a talented chef, serving refined but blessedly simple,...

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Shopsin’s

Shopsin’s
120 Essex St
New York 10002
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The Smith

The Smith

New York 10023
1900 Broadway
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Peaches

Peaches

New York 11233
(718) 942-4162
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Morgan’s

Morgan’s
267 Flatbush Ave
New York 11217
(718) 622-2224
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Parm

Parm
248 Mulberry Stret
New York 10012
(212) 993-7189
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The Meatball Shop

The Meatball Shop
84 Stanton St
New York 10002
(212) 982-8895
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Our Favorite Pies for Thanksgiving

Our Favorite Pies for Thanksgiving

Pie is as much of a Thanksgiving prerequisite as turkey and cranberry sauce.  But there’s really no need to fiddle with fillings and crusts yourself when New York is home to so many unbelievable...

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Marco Canora’s Brodo is Good for What Ails You

Marco Canora’s Brodo is Good for What Ails You
403 E 12th St
New York 10009
(646) 602-1300
Cuisine:

Even New York’s most celebrated chefs are getting into the fast-casual game.  All’onda’s Chris Jaeckle has a takeaway sushi spot. George Mendes specializes in sardines at his Madison Square...

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Tandoori-Style Thanksgiving Turkey with Cranberry Chutney

Tandoori-Style Thanksgiving Turkey with Cranberry Chutney

While Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey, and it makes an undeniably striking centerpiece for the holiday table, let’s be honest here: Turkey isn't exactly the most...

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Q & A with Il Buco Alimentari’s Head Baker Kamel Saci

Q & A with Il Buco Alimentari’s Head Baker Kamel Saci

Cuisine:

If pastry chefs tend to get less widespread attention than savory chefs, artisan bread bakers receive even less.  But why should they? After all, bread is one of humanity’s oldest foods (having...

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A Happy Hour for High-Rollers at American Cut

A Happy Hour for High-Rollers at American Cut

Cuisine:

Like any New York steakhouse worth its weight in T-Bones, American Cut (courtesy of Iron Chef Marc Forgione) is giddily over the top.  The bi-level space is comprised of a seemingly endless series...

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Bouchon Bakery

Bouchon Bakery
One Rockefeller Plz
New York 10111
(212) 782-3890
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Clinton St. Baking Company

Clinton St. Baking Company
4 Clinton St
New York 10002
(646) 602-6263
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Pie Corps

Pie Corps
77 Driggs Ave
New York 11222
(917) 721-3052
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Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies

Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies
185 Van Dyke St
New York 11231
(718) 858-5333
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Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Four and Twenty Blackbirds
439 3rd Avenue
NY 11215
(718) 499-2917
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Bubby’s

Bubby’s
120 Hudson Street
New York 10013
(212) 219-0666
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Momofuku Milk Bar

Momofuku Milk Bar
Union Sq & W 14th Street
New York 10003
(212) 529-9262
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The Best Large Format Feasts in New York

The Best Large Format Feasts in New York

Most holidays, Thanksgiving chief among them, are associated with sprawling, family-style feasts.  But it’s become a pervasive trend in the restaurant world to offer large format dinners; whole...

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Upland – First Bite

Upland – First Bite
345 Park Avenue South
New York 10010
(212)686-1006
Cuisine:

Do you remember the super short-lived restaurant that was Manzanilla?   Few do, but I did manage to dine there before it shuttered less than a year after it opened.  I'd eaten at Dani Garcia's...

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Q & A with Petaluma’s CJ Bivona

Q & A with Petaluma’s CJ Bivona
1356 1st Ave
New York 10021
(212) 772-8800
Cuisine:

Taking the executive chef position at Petaluma, the recently revamped, 30-year-old Italian institution on the Upper East Side, might seem an odd move for CJ Bivona, who was once upon a time, best...

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving 2014 Dining Guide

The Ultimate Thanksgiving 2014 Dining Guide

Some people get tremendous pleasure out of cooking up extravagant, multi-course Thanksgiving meals from scratch, while others — due to lack of time, space, culinary skill or flat out interest —...

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2 Duck Goose

2 Duck Goose
400 4th Ave
New York 11215
(347) 987-4808
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Dirty French

Dirty French
180 Ludlow St
New York 10002
(212) 254-3000
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MP Taverna

MP Taverna
31-29 Ditmars Blvd
New York 11105
(718) 777-2187
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Ma Peche

Ma Peche
15 W 56th St
New York 10019
(212) 757-5878
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Feast

Feast
102 3rd Avenue
New York 10003
(212) 529-8880
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Resto

Resto
111 E 29th St
New York 10016
(212) 685-5585
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Season’s Eatings at Park Avenue Autumn

Season’s Eatings at Park Avenue Autumn
360 Park Ave S
New York 10010
(212) 951-7111
Cuisine:

Most legitimate restaurants regularly change their menus with the seasons, to reflect the ever-changing bounty of local farms and greenmarkets.  But restaurauter Michael Stillman?  He remakes his...

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Tuome – Review

Tuome – Review
536 East 5th Street
New York 10006
646-833-7881
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I wasn't expecting to stumble on such a buzzy vibe at East Village newcomer, Tuome, on such a rainy night.  Chinese fusion -- oh how I hate the F word -- isn't exactly in fashion.  In fact,...

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