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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…

Our Favorite Cocktails For Fall

Our Favorite Cocktails For Fall

When restaurants make themselves over for fall, they leave no stone unturned; updating not just their dinner and dessert menus, but their beverage offerings as well.  So take a moment to check out...

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Afternoon Tea 2.0 at The Plaza

Afternoon Tea 2.0 at The Plaza
768 5th Ave
New York 10019
(212) 759-3000
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So let’s get this out of the way first — The Palm Court at The Plaza is expensive.  But what’s the point in stressing about prices at The Plaza?  It is, practically by definition, a...

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Gourmet Gossip: October 2014

Gourmet Gossip: October 2014

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish.  That’s why we’re keeping...

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Super Chefs Tasting

Super Chefs Tasting

As foodies, we'll take any excuse to sample the cooking of pedigreed chefs, the likes of Michael White and Gabe Thompson. Throw in a good cause and there's just no excuse not to, which is why we're...

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Whiskey Soda Lounge NY

Whiskey Soda Lounge NY
115 Columbia St
New York 11201
(718) 797-4120
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Dear Irving

Dear Irving
55 Irving Pl
New York 10003
no phone
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Empellon al Pastor

Empellon al Pastor
132 St Marks Pl
New York 10009
(646) 833-7039
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Experimental Cocktail Club

Experimental Cocktail Club
191 Chrystie St
New York 10002
no phone
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The Dead Rabbit

The Dead Rabbit
30 Water St
New York 10004
(646) 422-7906
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Seasonal Eats: Pumpkins

Seasonal Eats: Pumpkins

There’s no question that pumpkins are the ultimate fall accessory; arranged in harvest displays amidst haystacks, colorful leaves and knobby gourds, or carved into grinning jack-o-lanterns for...

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Perla

Perla
24 Minetta Lane
New York 10012
(212) 933-1824
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Artisanal

Artisanal
2 Park Avenue
New York 10016
(212) 725-8585
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The Pines

The Pines
284 3rd Avenue
New York 11215
(718) 596-6560
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The Back Room – Reviewed

The Back Room – Reviewed
153 West 57th Street
NY 10019
212-897-2188
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Hello gorgeous... Talk about a looker: The newly installed, 90-story Park Hyatt is a knockout; the kind of ultra-glamorous hotel New York has needed (I'm tempted to splurge on a staycation in one...

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A Peek at Marta’s Roman-Style Pizzas

A Peek at Marta’s Roman-Style Pizzas

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One thing’s for sure — New York is hardly lacking in top-notch pizza spots. From cheap, greasy takeout to cozy, neighborhood trattorias and famous, 75-year-old institutions, serving both...

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John & Kira’s

John & Kira’s
176 Lafayette Ave
New York 11238
(800) 747-4808
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Treats House

Treats House
452 Amsterdam Ave
New York 10024
(212) 799-7779
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Tribeca Treats

Tribeca Treats
94 Reade St
New York 10013
(212) 571-0500
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Papabubble

Papabubble
380 Broome St
New York 10013
(212) 966-2599
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Dos Caminos

Dos Caminos
373 Park Ave S.
New York 10016
(212) 294-1000
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Cafe SFA

Cafe SFA
611 5th Ave
New York 10022
(212) 940-4080
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L.A. Burdick

L.A. Burdick
5 E 20th Street
New York 10010
(212) 796-0143
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What to Eat at the Gansevoort Street Market

What to Eat at the Gansevoort Street Market
52 Gansevoort Street
New York 10014
(646) 420-9427

As if the Meatpacking District didn’t have enough awesome options for dining out (including Chelsea Market & the High Line), the former food desert is now home to its own, new 7,500 square...

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Our Favorite Fall Desserts

Our Favorite Fall Desserts

We may be well past ice cream season, but there’s a lot to love about autumn-inspired desserts. Heady, aromatic spices and syrups, juicy fruits and even buttery gourds and squash lend themselves...

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Guide to Queens Restaurant Week

Guide to Queens Restaurant Week

Much has been said that Queens is the next Brooklyn — but there’s still been considerably less attention paid to its diverse dining scene.  So what better time to experience the borough’s best...

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Floyd Cardoz’s White Street – First Bite

Floyd Cardoz’s White Street – First Bite
221 West Broadway
New York 10013
(212)944-8378
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I've been a fan of Floyd Cardoz since the early Tabla days way back in 1998.  And like many other foodies, I'm still mourning its closing. Tabla wasn't just another restaurant.  It was a wildly...

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Charlie Palmer Does Cocktails at Crimson & Rye

Charlie Palmer Does Cocktails at Crimson & Rye
198 E 54th St
New York 10022
(212) 687-6692
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Charlie Palmer is one of the restaurant world’s most recognizable names, with a career that spans over 25 years, a hospitality empire on both coasts (such as numerous outposts of Charlie Palmer...

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Battersby

Battersby
255 Smith St
New York 11231
(718) 852-8321
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Chinese Food Has Its Day

Chinese Food Has Its Day

Cuisine:

In light of New York’s current, expansively multi-cultural dining scene, it’s hard to remember that for years, higher-end restaurants in the city were almost exclusively Italian or French....

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Where to Splurge on White Truffles in New York

Where to Splurge on White Truffles in New York

In addition to humble, hearty produce like apples, pumpkin and squash, autumn is known for a decidedly more luxurious ingredient — White Truffles.  And the supremely delicate, highly prized, and...

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Marta

Marta
29 E 29th St
New York 10016
(212) 651-3800
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Babbo

Babbo
110 Waverly Pl
New York 10011
(212) 777-0303
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Q & A with Tuome’s Thomas Chen

Q & A with Tuome’s Thomas Chen
536 E 5th St
New York 10009
(646) 833-7811
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Chinese food is definitely having a moment right now, and we’re not talking about Lo Mein, General Tso’s and Fried Rice.  Young chefs like Thomas Chen — an Eleven Madison Park vet who just...

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Locanda Verde

Locanda Verde
377 Greenwich Street
New York 10013
(212) 925-3797
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Recette

Recette
328 W 12th Street
New York 10014
(212) 414-3000
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Casa Lever

Casa Lever
Casa Lever
New York 10022
(212) 888-2700
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The Modern

The Modern
9 W 53rd Street
New York 10019
(212) 333-1220
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Edible Events: October 2014

Edible Events: 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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Seasonal Eats: All About Apples

Seasonal Eats: All About Apples

Forget about squash and pumpkins, because when it comes to produce, sweet and crunchy apples are the ultimate harbingers of fall.  After all, who hasn’t gone apple picking in the autumn, bobbed...

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Our New York Fall Favorites

Our New York Fall Favorites

Although it may not necessarily feel like it (we had two, 80-degree days this weekend!), it’s officially fall.  And that means, corn and heirloom tomatoes are quickly giving way to dark, leafy...

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Budget-Friendly Dining at Michelin’s Newest Bib Gourmands

Budget-Friendly Dining at Michelin’s Newest Bib Gourmands

Being awarded with Michelin stars is one of the highest honors a restaurant can receive (albeit that it's actually a tire company!)  And while landing on Michelin’s newer, “Bib Gourmand” list...

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Porsena

Porsena
21 E 7th St
New York 10003
(212) 228-4923
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Marlow & Sons

Marlow & Sons
81 Broadway
New York 11249
(718) 384-1441
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GG’s

GG’s
511 E. 5th St
New York 10009
(212) 687-3641
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White Street

White Street
221 W Broadway
New York 10013
(212) 944-8378
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Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria
53 Great Jones Street
New York 10012
(212) 837-2622
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Gourmet Gossip: September 2014

Gourmet Gossip: September 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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Authentic Isan Eats at Larb Ubol

Authentic Isan Eats at Larb Ubol
480 9th Ave
New York 10018
(212) 564-1822
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Cheap Thai restaurants are pretty much a dime a dozen in New York — you know, the kind that serve plates of sweet, limp Drunken Noodles and wan saucers of Red, Yellow or Green Curry, each utterly...

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Trend Spotting: Seafood Charcuterie

Trend Spotting: Seafood Charcuterie

Charcuterie has long been a staple on restaurant menus — classic, French preparations of smoked, cured or otherwise preserved meat (mainly pork), such as Sausage, Ham, Bacon, Pâté, Terrines,...

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Where to Dine During the Jewish High Holidays

Where to Dine During the Jewish High Holidays

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Autumn is an especially holy season for the Jewish people, beginning with Rosh Hashanah on September 24th (the start of the New Year), extending through Sukkot (a celebration of the harvest), and...

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Q & A with The Fourth’s Marco Moreira and Jason Hall

Q & A with The Fourth’s Marco Moreira and Jason Hall
132 4th Ave
New York 10003
(212) 432-1324
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What could be better than having one, wonderfully talented chef in the kitchen?  How about having two? The Fourth’s Marco Moreira, also the driving force behind the terrific Tocqueville, and...

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Toloache

Toloache
251 W 50th Street
New York 10019
(212) 581-1818
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The Russian Tea Room

The Russian Tea Room
150 W 57th Street
New York 10019
(212) 581-7100
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Black Seed Bagels

Black Seed Bagels
170 Elizabeth St
New York 10012
(212) 730-1950
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Zucker Bakery

Zucker Bakery
433 E 9th Street
New York 10009
(646) 559-8425
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Breads Bakery

Breads Bakery
18 E 16th St
New York 10003
(212) 633-2253
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Bar Bolonat

Bar Bolonat
611 Hudson Street
New York 10014
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Raising the Bar (Food) at The NoMad

Raising the Bar (Food) at The NoMad

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Chicken Fingers.  French Fries.  Hot Dogs.  Burgers.  While these are standard issue dishes when it comes to bar food or pub grub, you certainly wouldn’t expect to find them in the utterly...

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Dish & Restaurant Spotting: Cacio e Pepe Bombolone at Mulino a Vino

Dish & Restaurant Spotting: Cacio e Pepe Bombolone at Mulino a Vino
337 W 14th St
New York 10014
(212) 433-0818
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There tends to be a fast and furious frenzy of restaurant openings in the fall, meaning that, invariably, a few notable spots tend to get lost in the shuffle.  So in case your attention has been...

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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

Cuisine:

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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