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Seasonal Eats: Blueberries

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 in Seasonal Eats, Summer, Summer Eats

The saying may be “as American as apple pie,” but blueberries happen to be one of the few fruits native to the United States. That local longevity has undoubtedly hoped catapult them in terms of favorability (they rank second only to strawberries when it comes to overall berry consumption)! Here’s everything you need to know about sweet, juicy blueberries this summer…

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Where to Get Your Seafood Fix this Summer

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in Best Of, Summer, Summer Eats

It’s happy season for us, because our number one favorite food group, seafood, is front and center. Which is why we’re spreading the wealth, by showcasing our favorite new places for chowing down on shellfish this summer, from the “pescatarian” Gloria, where red meat doesn’t have any role on the menu, to Simply Hooked, an upscale oasis of fish and chips.

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The Best End-of-Summer Dishes NYC

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 in Best Of, Summer, Summer Eats

For most of us, Labor Day marks the sad, unceremonious end of summer, but in reality, the season doesn’t officially end until this Thursday, September 22nd. And that’s still just a meaningless date so seize the season of tomatoes, corn, zucchini and more until it’s no more…

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Go Beyond Borscht With NYC’s Coolest Cold Soups

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 in Best Of, Soups, Summer

For the most part, the thought of eating soup in summer seems about as appealing as sunbathing in a winter sweater. And yet, the following bowls are every bit as refreshing as a tall, iced glass of lemonade; because basically, they’re a pure, distilled essence of peak warm-weather produce!

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The Best Slimming (Yet Substantial) Salads for Summer

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 in Best Of, Summer

With all of summer’s fabulous, deep-fried beach foods and uninterrupted access to ice cream, what’s one to do in the face of bikini and sundress season? The answer, of course, is to counteract those caloric, high-fat indulgences with deliciously healthful and imaginative salads…

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NYC’s Best Summer Dishes – 2016

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 in Best Of, Summer

With all due respect to spring, summer’s as exciting as it gets as far as food is concerned. We’re talking tomatoes, peaches, cherries, eggplant, squash, corn & more! Here’s a list of eateries that are putting that cornucopia of goodies to especially good use — from Nix and its Toybox Melon, topped with housemade cottage cheese, to Blue Hill & their Zucchini Carbonara, sauced with egg & pancetta…

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Where To Spend Your Precious Summer Fridays

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 in Happy Hours, Summer, Summer Eats

Do you know what one of the very best things about summers is? Even bosses and executives want to escape from their offices as often as possible! Which has led to the fantastic tradition of Summer Fridays; season-long, early reprieves from work, allowing employees to gleefully flee their cubicles as early as 1pm. So we rounded up the best spots to savor the end of the week…

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Chill Out With NYC’s Best Summer Cocktails

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 in Best Of, Cocktails, Summer

Summer is all about ice cream and seafood, but cocktail culture is just as important. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the city’s most celebratory seasonal drinks! From Suffolk Arms to Betony, Llama Inn & more…

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Vive La France: Where to Celebrate Bastille Day 2016 in NYC

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 in Eating Events, Summer

This coming Thursday, July 14th, commemorates the storming of Bastille Day, essentially the French counterpoint to Cinco de Mayo. And being that French cuisine has undergone its own sort of local revolution lately, it seems an especially felicitous time to celebrate, at spots like Le Coq Rico, Le District and more…

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The Best Summer Scoops in the City

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Summer

It’s officially ice cream season, and our cups and cones runneth over, with inspired frozen dairy desserts from a seemingly endless number of NYC suppliers. And while it was exceedingly difficult, we managed to narrow down just a few of our favorites, including guanciale-studded malteds from Hail Mary, top-notch gelato from Superiority Burger, and Hong Kong-inspired sundaes from the Smorgasburg vendor, Wowfulls!

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Shore Up On Seafood, With Our Guide to the Best Shellfish Destinations in NYC

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 in Best Of, Summer

We’d never dream of knocking on ice cream, but what we really scream for in the summer is seafood. You shuck it, grill it, deep-fry it or steam it, and you can bet your life that we’ll eat it, from the East Coast Oysters at Cull & Pistol, to the Fritto Misto at Sabbia, and the classic Grilled Squid Tacos at Seamore’s…

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A Guide to Summer’s Best Sips in NYC

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 in Best Of, Drink Spotting, Summer

Who said everyday iced tea, iced coffee and lemonade need to be the default drinks of summer? Especially since spots around the city are offering all manner of inventive cold beverages, from the frozen Israeli Lemonnana at Mike Solomonov’s Dizengoff to the innovative Agua Frescas at Nick Morgenstern’s El Rey…

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What to Eat at Rockaway Beach this Season

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of, Summer, Summer Eats

A day at the beach in NYC used to involve planning and packing a picnic, since food options in the outer, outer boroughs were notoriously, laughably scarce. But the Rockaways changed all that, when they became breeding ground for quality vendors, serving Venezuelan arepas, pure fruit popsicles, and everything in between…

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What to Eat at Riis Beach this Season

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Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Seasonal Eats, Summer

We don’t care if they’re technically classified as fruits or vegetables — tomatoes are our favorite summer produce, bar none. Found in a variety of different sizes, shapes and colors, from massive red beefsteaks to elongated plums, delicate cherries and an endless selection of eye-catching heirlooms, they’re also especially versatile — which is why it’s hard to believe that until the 1900’s, tomatoes were believed to be poisonous!

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Edible Events: June 2016

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Eating Events, Summer

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis, but unless you have the time and money to party seven days a week, you’ll have to be somewhat discerning about what goes onto your calendar. So here are just a few worthy food celebrations we recommend getting tickets (or making reservations) for now…

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Memorial Day Dining Guide 2016

Posted on May 23, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events, Memorial Day, Summer

While we’re in no real hurry to see the end of spring, it’s hard not to get excited for the seafood-slurping, beach-going, barbecue-scented onslaught of summer. And since Memorial Day weekend is essentially the gateway to the season, you’ll want to celebrate it in style, whether you’re going to a grilling party on the waterfront, a crawfish boil at a restaurant, or a bar on a barge…

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Eat Your Way Through Labor Day

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 in Best Of, Eating Events, Summer

Pour one out for summer, you guys (if you can spare a single drop of your mojito, michelada, or frozen margarita, that is), because Labor Day is sadly, officially here. But before you put your white clothes into storage and steel yourself for six months of roots and tubers, the weekend presents one final opportunity to party. So check out our guide to New York’s edible end-of-season goings on, from a shellfish celebration at Grand Banks, to an alfresco barbecue at Pig Beach.

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New York’s Best End-of-Summer Beach Eats

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of, Seasonal Eats, Summer

With summer slipping away at an alarming pace, you’re going to want to spend as much of it as possible at the beach. And thankfully, there’s no real reason to step away from the sand and surf even for a minute, as the city’s shorelines are simply packed with amazing eats, from the Smorgasburg vendors at Coney Island, to a revolving stable of Latin American restaurants in the Rockaways.

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Seasonal Eats: Melons

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 in Seasonal Eats, Summer, Summer Eats

Did you know that melons, squash and cucumbers are all part of the same gourd family? If you think about it, most melons have a very similar structure to winter squash, with thick flesh and an inner seed-filled midsection. That being said, squash are classified as vegetables, while melons are sweet and juicy fruit…

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Seasonal Eats: Tomatoes

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Seasonal Eats, Summer

We don’t care if they’re technically classified as fruits or vegetables — tomatoes are our favorite summer produce, bar none. Found in a variety of different sizes, shapes and colors, from massive red beefsteaks to elongated plums, delicate cherries and an endless selection of eye-catching heirlooms, they’re also especially versatile — which is why it’s hard to believe that until the 1900’s, tomatoes were believed to be poisonous!

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