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Guide to New York Beer Week 2017

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in Beer Bars, Eating Events

Whether you’re a fanatical homebrewer or just a sometime imbiber, who wouldn’t want to lose themselves in the bottom of a pint glass for nine straight days? Thanks to New York Beer Week — an annual, out-out celebration of suds — there’s an opportunity to do just that, through tap takeovers, festivals, pairing dinners and more…

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Where to Dine Solo (and Love It) on Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in Best Of, Christmas, Gifts for Foodies

How is one expected to track down perfect, highly personal presents for childhood best friends, office colleagues and cousin Mary? Thankfully, food just happens to be the great equalizer, making the following selections go-to gifts for practically anyone on your list! From an egg cream kit to personalized cutting boards…

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Seasonal Eats: Pomegranates

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 in Seasonal Eats, Winter Eats

Most of us are thoroughly familiar with pomegranate seeds and juice, but how often have you actually come across a whole, seemingly impenetrable fruit? Wrapped in a thick, fibrous skin, the ruby, grapefruit-sized orbs barely betray the supple lushness inside. Here’s everything you need to know on how to peel them, eat them & where to get the best renditions dining out in NYC…

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Brush Off The Ban, By Embracing NYC’s Middle Eastern (and African) Restaurants

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in Best Of, Christmas, Gifts for Foodies

How is one expected to track down perfect, highly personal presents for childhood best friends, office colleagues and cousin Mary? Thankfully, food just happens to be the great equalizer, making the following selections go-to gifts for practically anyone on your list! From an egg cream kit to personalized cutting boards…

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Death by Chocolate: The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dessert Guide

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Best Of, Dessert, Valentine's Day

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, chocolate is February’s signature sweet; yet it’s integrity has been somewhat sullied by heart-shaped boxes of (mostly corn syrup and cocoa butter) confections. So if you’re going to let diet resolutions go, you might as well hone in on the good stuff, from the Amadei Chocolate Budino at Leuca, to Hearth’s Chocolate Pudding…

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The Best Super Bowl Grub in NYC

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 in Best Of, Super Bowl Eats

Instead of placing bets on the outcome of the actual game, we’re prepping for Super Bowl Sunday by handicapping catering packages instead! We’ve got your guide on what to order in this Sunday! From Root n’ Bone’s fried chicken buckets to a deli bundle courtesy of Katz’s, Mission Chinese & more…

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Valentine’s Day 2017 Gift Guide

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Best Of, Valentine's Day

It’s easy to get stuck in a gift rut on Valentine’s Day. That’s why we’re supplying six, elegant variations on the expected chocolate and flowers routine! From actual edible roses to bottles of DIY sparkling wine, dessert tours & more…

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Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2017

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 in Best Of, Valentine's Day

A Valentine’s Day dinner booking is probably the most important restaurant reservation you’ll make all year. It’s a battle royale to score seats at the city’s sexiest, most critically-acclaimed spots. So if you don’t want to be relegated to the doghouse this holiday, time to make your move on sought-after tables at Le Coucou, Contra and more…

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Where to Dine During Chinese New Year 2017

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 in Best Of, Chinese Restaurants, Eating Events

According to the Chinese Lunar calendar, the New Year — which just happens to be the Year of the Rooster — doesn’t really begin until January 28th. So if you want to hedge your bets for longevity, prosperity, family togetherness and happiness in the coming months (and goodness knows, we all need it), consider feasting on spring rolls, dumplings and noodles at the following observant spots…

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Make Sandwich is Set to Dominate NYC’s Fast-Casual Scene

Make Sandwich

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in Best Of, Christmas, Gifts for Foodies

How is one expected to track down perfect, highly personal presents for childhood best friends, office colleagues and cousin Mary? Thankfully, food just happens to be the great equalizer, making the following selections go-to gifts for practically anyone on your list! From an egg cream kit to personalized cutting boards…

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Where to Dine During Winter Restaurant Week 2017

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 in Best Of, Restaurant Week

There isn’t generally a whole lot to get pumped about come cold, holiday-devoid January, which makes NYC’s Winter Restaurant Week such a welcome change of pace. From Andrew Carmellini’s Leuca to HIgh Street on Hudson, Quality Eats & more goodies this way…

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The Most Warming Winter Cocktails in NYC

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 in Best Of, Cocktails, Winter Eats

Hot chocolate and cider aren’t the only means of getting warm during winter. At New York bars and restaurants, you’ll discover cocktails calibrated to snuggle you from the inside out; from Tavo’s activated charcoal and smoked maple “Black Widow,” to Nishi’s scotch, honey and ginger-based “Penicillin.”

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Seasonal Eats: Beets

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 in Seasonal Eats, Winter Eats

While we understand the instinctive childhood aversion (often extending to adulthood) to vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts, it’s harder to process the problem with beets. So here’s just a few, delicious reasons to rethink this winter root veggie! From the loaded & Baked Beet at Union Square Cafe to Gran Electrica’s Beet Cocktail & more…

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Dreamy Winter Dishes in NYC

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in Best Of, Winter Eats

Post-holiday season can be awfully dreary. That’s why we rely on restaurants to see us through the hump; because in the hands of chefs like Dan Kluger, Jared Sippel and Casey Lane, even parsnips, sprouts and celery root seem positively festive!

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Where to Dine on New Year’s Day

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 in Best Of, New Year's Day, New Years Day Dining

Don’t feel like shelling out $300 per head for some over-the-top New Year’s Eve dinner, or having appletini’s spilled on your cocktail dress at an over-populated party? Or perhaps you’ve stayed out until the wee hours as it is, and are merely in search for some eggs over easy, along with a hair of the dog. In either case, here’s where to go for (comparatively) low-key New Year’s Day celebrations, from Dovetail’s bubbly brunch, to Maysville’s black-eyed pea giveaway…

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The Best NYC Restaurants of 2016

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers, Reviews, RG's Favorites

From Keith McNally and Tom Colicchio, to April Bloomfield and Jose Andres, there’s no question that the NYC restaurant scene was dominated by heavy hitters this year (who else could be expected to afford such massively exorbitant rents?). And yet, a duo of perennially in-the-wings talents finally found their way onto the mainstage (we’re talking Dan Kluger and Floyd Cardoz), while other, newer names established themselves as culinary forces to be reckoned with; including Frederik Berselius (of Aska) and Greg Baxtrom (of Olmsted) as well as American in Paris Daniel Rose, who took the city by storm with SoHo’s truly phenomenal Le Coucou…

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Tim Ho Wan is Your Ultimate Chrismukkah Destination

Tim Ho Wan

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in Best Of, Christmas, Gifts for Foodies

How is one expected to track down perfect, highly personal presents for childhood best friends, office colleagues and cousin Mary? Thankfully, food just happens to be the great equalizer, making the following selections go-to gifts for practically anyone on your list! From an egg cream kit to personalized cutting boards…

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 in Best Of, New Year's Eve

If you’re still thoroughly shell shocked from the year that was, and trepidatious (to put it mildly) about the year yet to come, there’s never been a better reason to let it all hang loose on New Year’s Eve. For a short while, at least, you can forget your troubles in the bubbles of a glass of complimentary champagne — not to mention feast like there’s no tomorrow at spots like Loring Place, Augustine and more.

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The Eight Craziest Hanukkah Latkes in NYC

Posted on Dec 20, 2016 in Best Of, Hanukkah

You’ve got to love a holiday (Hanukkah) that advocates for the consumption of deep-fried food (latkes). But anyone could lose their taste for sour cream-cloaked potato pancakes after eight straight days, which is why we’re showcasing a host of chef-inspired options; from zaatar hummus-adorned rounds at Mile End, to turkey and latke sandwiches at Ellary’s Greens, Russ & Daughters & more!

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NYC’s Top Holiday Gifts for Foodies 2016

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in Best Of, Christmas, Gifts for Foodies

How is one expected to track down perfect, highly personal presents for childhood best friends, office colleagues and cousin Mary? Thankfully, food just happens to be the great equalizer, making the following selections go-to gifts for practically anyone on your list! From an egg cream kit to personalized cutting boards…

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