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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…

Santina

Santina
820 Washington St
New York 10014
(212) 254-3000
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Dirt Candy

Dirt Candy
86 Allen St
New York 10002
(212) 228-7732
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Gourmet Gossip: February 2015

Gourmet Gossip: February 2015

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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The 8 Luckiest Spots to Spend Chinese New Year 2015

The 8 Luckiest Spots to Spend Chinese New Year 2015

Cuisine:

There are so many fun food events & festivals that have taken place this February, it’s almost made us forget about how bitterly cold it’s been (almost!).  And here’s yet another upcoming...

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Zuma – First Bite

Zuma – First Bite
261 Madison Avenue
Cuisine:

New York is an intimidating place to open a restaurant... to say the least.  Even the most celebrated chefs in the world hesitate before dropping a restaurant in Manhattan.  And many never...

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King Noodle

King Noodle
1045 Flushing Avenue
New York 11237
(718) 456-6543
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Guide to New York Beer Week 2015

Guide to New York Beer Week 2015

Somehow, the NYC Brewer’s Guild managed to make New York Beer Week — their 10 day long celebration of suds — even more appealing this year, by adding keynote events like the Ruppert’s Cup (a...

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Annisa

Annisa
13 Barrow St
New York 10014
(212) 741-6699
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Yunnan Kitchen

Yunnan Kitchen
79 Clinton St
New York 10002
(212) 253-2527
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Restaurant Spotting: Bara

Restaurant Spotting: Bara
58 East 1st St
New York 10003
(917) 639-3197
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The East Village is arguably New York’s top dining destination right now, with more than its share of noteworthy newcomers (Tuome, Huertas, King Bee, GG’s, Bowery Meat Company, Root and Bone,...

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Where to Dine During Restaurant Week 2015

Where to Dine During Restaurant Week 2015

Considering you can spend $30 on a cocktail in New York nowadays (we’re looking at you, SixtyFive lounge in the Rainbow Room!), the reduced-priced, three-course meals offered during Restaurant Week...

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Masseria Dei Vini – First Bite

Masseria Dei Vini – First Bite
887 9th Avenue
New York 10019
(212)315-2888
Cuisine:

Come winter, I start craving pasta.  (Not that I don't in the spring, summer, and fall, too.)  But when the wind is whipping frigid air, slush is everywhere, and cabs are few and far between, a...

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Beyond Chocolates: Unique Foodie Gifts for Your Valentine

Beyond Chocolates: Unique Foodie Gifts for Your Valentine

Instead of defaulting to chocolates this year, why not give your loved one a truly original (but no less delicious) gift?  Think outside of the heart-shaped box with these decadent Valentine’s Day...

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At Haldi, A Michelin-Starred Chef Explores the Cuisine of Calcutta’s Jews

At Haldi, A Michelin-Starred Chef Explores the Cuisine of Calcutta’s Jews
102 Lexington Avenue
New York 10016
(212) 213-9615
Cuisine:

For Indian fare that extends well beyond paint-by-the-numbers samosas and curries, it’s always been a safe bet to head to Manhattan’s Murray Hill (i.e., Curry Hill), a coriander-scented stretch...

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Edible Events: February 2015

Edible Events: February 2015

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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King Bee Brings Acadia to the East Village

King Bee Brings Acadia to the East Village
424 East 9th St
New York 10009
(646) 755-8088
Cuisine:

New York’s dining scene is such that it’s simply not enough to advertise yourself as an Italian, Mexican or Thai restaurant nowadays.  Instead, we’ve got Venetian, Oaxacan and Isaan eateries,...

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Goa Taco Is Redefining Mexican Street Food

Goa Taco Is Redefining Mexican Street Food
79 Delancey Street
New York 10002
(347) 218-2918
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Up until relatively recently, the basic definition of “taco” has been corn or flour tortillas, wrapped around a combination of beans, meat, and/or cheese.  But as the culinary lines between...

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Cozy Up With New York’s Best Winter Cocktails

Cozy Up With New York’s Best Winter Cocktails

Cuisine:

Looking for an especially fun and efficient way to stay warm this winter?  Some of the most talented barkeeps in New York happen to be just as talented at making hot libations as they are at cold....

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SixtyFive

SixtyFive
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York 10112
(212) 632-5000
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Bar Sardine

Bar Sardine
183 West 10th St
New York 10014
(646) 360-3705
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Boilermaker

Boilermaker
13 1st Ave
New York 10003
(212) 995-5400
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Nitecap

Nitecap
120 Rivington St
New York 10002
(212) 466-3361
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Ramona

Ramona
113 Franklin St
New York 11222
(347) 227-8164
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Gourmet Gossip: January 2015

Gourmet Gossip: January 2015

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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Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2015

Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2015

Let’s get right to the point — Valentine’s Day is not the holiday to be scrambling for last minute dinner reservations.  If you want to start the evening off on the right foot and avoid all...

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Takeout Touchdown: NY’s Best Super Bowl Party Packages

Takeout Touchdown: NY’s Best Super Bowl Party Packages

So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that we think about food all the time.  And honestly, the only reason the Super Bowl is on our radar at all is because it’s a brilliant opportunity to...

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Semilla – Reviewed

Semilla – Reviewed
160 Havemeyer Street
New York 11211
(718) 782-3474
Cuisine:

Ever had reservation regret?  You know... when you reserve a Saturday night, prime time table for some hip, new Italian and your date (or you yourself) suddenly declares they're craving sushi?...

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New York’s Best Hot Chocolate

New York’s Best Hot Chocolate

If there’s one upside to being smack dab in the middle of bone-chilling winter, it’s that we get to warm ourselves from the inside out with mugs of thick, sweet hot cocoa.  Which, let’s be...

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Seasonal Eats: Spotlight on Citrus

Seasonal Eats: Spotlight on Citrus

It can be hard to get jazzed up about winter fruits and vegetables, but citrus is a real bright spot (literally!) in a season full of tubers and roots.  And we’re not just talking about lemons and...

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Cocktail Trends to Watch for in 2015

Cocktail Trends to Watch for in 2015

Just as fashions in food tend to go in and out of vogue, so do trends in the bar world.  So what did we predict would be big in 2014? Lots of soju and cider as well as wine on tap.  And were we...

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Foragers City Table

Foragers City Table
300 West 22nd St
New York 10011
(212) 243-8888
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Pearl and Ash

Pearl and Ash
220 Bowery
New York 10012
(212) 837-2370
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At Tijuana Picnic, Modern Mexican meets 1970’s Mexico City

At Tijuana Picnic, Modern Mexican meets 1970’s Mexico City
151 Essex Street
New York 10002
(212) 219-2000
Cuisine:

2015 sure has started off with a bang for Jon Neidich (managing partner of Acme) and Jim Kearns, formerly of the NoMad and Mayahuel.  Together, the duo recently launched The Happiest Hour, a retro,...

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Blenheim – First Bite

Blenheim – First Bite
283 West 12th Street
New York 10014
(212) 243-7073
Cuisine:

Blenheim is not a place you want to be on a cold winter's night.  (At least not until they fix the heat!)  On the night I dined there, it was nearly as cold inside as it was outside.  (A...

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New York’s Enduring Obsession with Uni

New York’s Enduring Obsession with Uni

Uni seems like an awfully unlikely ingredient to trend hard, but lord knows it is indeed trendy, and has been for some time now.  If we died tomorrow, it certainly would be center stage in our last...

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Hot Restaurant Openings to Watch for in 2015

Hot Restaurant Openings to Watch for in 2015

While we feel like we’ve hardly even made headway in the list of restaurants we wanted to try last year, New York’s ever-expanding dining industry stops for no man.  And 2015 looks like it’s...

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Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar

Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar
19 8th Ave
New York 10011
(917) 388-3761
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Mast Brothers Brew Bar

Mast Brothers Brew Bar
105 N 3rd St
New York 11249
No Phone
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The Chester

The Chester
18 9th Avenue
New York 10014
(646) 253-2284
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MatchaBar

MatchaBar
93 Wythe Ave
New York 11249
(718) 599-0015
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City Bakery

City Bakery
3 W 18th St # 1
New York 10011
(212) 366-1414
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Baked

Baked
359 Van Brunt Street
New York 11231
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Van Leeuwen

Van Leeuwen
81 Bergen Street
New York 11217
(718) 701-1630
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Public

Public
210 Elizabeth Street
New York 10012
(212) 343-7011
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Q & A with Quality Meats & Quality Italian’s Michael Stillman

Q & A with Quality Meats & Quality Italian’s Michael Stillman

The son of Alan Stillman, founder of the seminal New York steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky, as well as the omnipresent, fast-casual chain, TGI Friday’s, Michael Stillman is bonafide restaurant...

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Mu Ramen Heralds the Inarguable Arrival of Queens

Mu Ramen Heralds the Inarguable Arrival of Queens

Ramen is so far beyond being a trend that noteworthy noodle openings are as commonplace as the launch of new local-seasonal restaurants, or wood-burning pizza spots.  But the fact that Mu Ramen —...

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Food Trends to Watch for in 2015

Food Trends to Watch for in 2015

When predicting the dining trends that would take over New York’s restaurant scene in 2014, we have to say, we proved uncannily accurate — cauliflower and ancient grains where simply everywhere...

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Gourmet Gossip: January 2015

Gourmet Gossip: January 2015

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 Top Pastry Chefs of 2014

New York’s Top Pastry Chefs of 2014

No one can say that chefs don’t get their fair share of attention nowadays.  Regularly celebrated across a number of mediums — from television shows to magazine spreads to star-studded benefits...

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Edible Events: January 2015

Edible Events: January 2015

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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Little Park – Reviewed

Little Park – Reviewed
85 West Broadway
New York 10007
(212) 220-4110
Cuisine:

Flawless is how I would sum up my first dinner at Little Park.  Everything was dreamy, especially the Black Kale Ravioli -- utterly autumnal and perfectly al dente pillows of pasta tucked with...

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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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