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New York’s Best Beyond-Thanksgiving Turkey Dishes

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Best Of, Fall Foods

Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, & gravy play an active role on restaurant menus well beyond Thanksgiving; yet the holiday centerpiece, turkey, tends to disappear without fanfare shortly after the meal. Thankfully, a handful of awesome eateries pay respect to the under-utilized bird throughout the year! From Hometown Barbecue to Brodo and even Black Tap’s turkey burger…

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Our Favorite Fall Sweets in NYC

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Fall Foods

Autumn’s prominent holidays may be Halloween and Thanksgiving, but there’s a lot more to the seasonal sweets scene than candy and pie. That’s why we’re showcasing eight NYC pastry programs, making especially innovative use of fall’s bounty! From Keith McNally’s Augustine and its Poached Pear Mille-Feuilles, to the Butternut Squash Granita at Andrew Carmellini’s Leuca…

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Where to Eat White Truffles This Season

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 in Fall, Fall Foods, Seasonal Eats

We all know that apples, asparagus, pumpkins, and corn all have a season — but did you know that truffles are a highly esteemed, seasonal eat too? White alba truffles are ripe for the seizing right about now! Check out where to get your truffle fix here…

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New York’s Best Fall Dishes

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in Best Of, Fall, Fall Foods

It’s hard to get actively enthused about the appearance of kale and butternut squash in the greenmarkets, especially since it means they’ve officially replaced tomatoes and corn. But talented chefs can transform and elevate even the most uninspired items, which is why we’re excited to see what they’re cooking up this autumn…

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Seasonal Eats: Pumpkin

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 in Fall, Fall Foods, Seasonal Eats

While our immediate pumpkin associations are pie, Jack-O-Lanterns & increasingly, fall-flavored spiced lattes, the gourd is a whole lot more versatile than that. Here’s the scoop on fall’s finest squash! From how & where to pick them to the best spots in NYC to eat them…

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Where to Pick Apples Upstate

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 in Destination Dining, Fall Foods

Visit just about any U-Pick farm upstate during autumn, and you’re likely to find it packed to the gills with city slickers.

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Seasonal Eats: Apples

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Fall Foods, Seasonal Eats

Whether or not you believe in the Adam and Eve story, there’s no doubt that apples have been with us for millions of years; originating (on the record) in the Tien Shan mountains of Kazakhstan. And while it’s currently considered the ultimate American fruit (more than 2,500 types are grown in the US today), it’s interesting to note that the crabapple is actually the only one native to North America!

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NYC’s Ultimate Apple Pie Guide

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Fall Foods

The first thing that comes to mind when we think of fall is apples and, of course, pie. And goodness knows, NYC bakeries kick into high gear the minute that fall rolls around, angling for first prize when it comes to their double crusted, streusel topped, or even tidy, palm-sized apple pies. From Bill Yosses’ Perfect Pie to Four and Twenty Blackbirds and more…

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Seasonal Eats: Brussels Sprouts

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 in Best Of, Fall Foods, Seasonal Eats

It’s hard to believe how relentlessly hip brussels sprouts have become. So we’ve rounded up NYC’s Most Delicious Brussels-Centric Dishes: From Motorino’s brussels-scattered pizza to Dirt Candy’s brussels-stuffed tacos & tons more…

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Our Favorite Pumpkin Dishes this Fall

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 in Best Of, Fall Foods

When you think about that utterly autumnal ingredient, pumpkin, does your mind immediately go to pie? Consider expanding your horizons this season, by taking a cue from the inventive, gourd-based dishes at the following restaurants, from the Pumpkin Gnocchi at Spiga to the Bruleed Pumpkin Cheesecake at Untitled…

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Our Favorite Fall Desserts

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert, Fall Foods

Try to resist stuffing yourself on your leftover holiday candy, because autumn just happens to be a particularly great season for sweets. And we’re not just talking about pie, but all manner of rustic, comforting confections at bakeries & restaurants throughout New York — from the Concord Grape Sorbet at Gabriel Kreuther’s eponymous new eatery to Semilla’s Squash Tart with Chestnut Ice Cream…

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Where to Find Fresh Truffles in New York

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 in Best Of, Fall Foods

Forget apples, pumpkins and (as much as we love them) even concord grapes — because white truffle season has hit New York in force. Generally sourced from Alba, Italy, the gloriously perfumed, highly prized pale fungi are just waiting to be shaved over pastas, pizzas and more, at refined spots like Midtown’s Chevalier, and Tribeca steakhouse, American Cut…

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Our Favorite Fall Dishes in NYC

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 in Best Of, Fall Foods

October may have remained warmer than expected for longer than expected, but there’s no doubt about it — fall is here in force. Which is why you’re way more likely to spot pumpkin, thyme and apple on restaurant menus than tomatoes, basil and corn, and we’ve rounded up some of the tastiest autumn-centric dishes, at places like Laurent Tourondel’s L’Amico, Jonathan Waxman’s Jams and more.

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Sweet & Spooky: Grown Up Halloween Candy

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Best Of, Fall Foods, Holiday Eats

Why should kiddies have all the fun on Halloween? Instead of going house to house for candy, make a holiday pilgrimage to New York’s best sweet shops and chocolatiers instead, for highly adult treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar, Li-Lac Chocolates & more…

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Seasonal Eats: Concord Grapes

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 in Fall Foods, Seasonal Eats

Do you only associate concord grapes with communion wine and Smuckers jelly? Well that’s a shame, because the giant, purple-black grapes (one of only three fruits native to North America) are one of the fall season’s greatest edible delights! We’ve rounded up the city’s best homages to this gorgeous fall fruit — From Cosme’s honey panna cotta with concord grape jelly to….

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New York’s Best Indian Summer Corn Dishes

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 in Best Of, Fall, Fall Foods

You might be surprised to see fresh corn still on menus, right besides pumpkin & butternut squash. Because thanks to our Indian summer — unseasonably warm days that can often last until the first week or two of October — there’s no need to say adieu to the glorious, sun-sweetened ingredient just yet. Here’s where to get your final tastes of corn at restaurants throughout the city — from Dirt Candy’s multi-component Corn Boil, to Dovetail’s Polenta with blackberries and kale…

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Guide to Oktoberfest NYC 2015

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 in Best Of, Fall Foods, Oktoberfest

It’s always startling how abruptly seasons change — one second, we’re sipping frozen daiquiris on a beach somewhere, and the next, we’re knocking down steins of beer during Oktoberfest. All we can say is, at least the Bavarian festival doesn’t coincide with bikini season! So forget about counting calories, and check out the sausage and schnitzel-fueled celebrations at the following bars and restaurants…

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Season’s Eatings at Park Avenue Autumn

Park Avenue Autumn

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in Best Of, Fall Foods

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 intoxicatingly aromatic fungi have arrived in New York, everywhere from Danny Meyer’s hot newcomer, Marta to Babbo, Ai Fiori & more…

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Guide to New York Cider Week 2014

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Eating Events, Fall Foods

The popularity of cider has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, to the point that there are practically as many varieties of fermented apple juice on bar menus nowadays as there are of beer and wine. Cider actually has an annual celebration all to its own called New York Cider Week, being held from October 24th to November 2nd this year. So here are a few apple-centric events you simply wont want to miss…

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Where to Splurge on White Truffles in New York

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in Best Of, Fall Foods

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 intoxicatingly aromatic fungi have arrived in New York, everywhere from Danny Meyer’s hot newcomer, Marta to Babbo, Ai Fiori & more…

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