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Bubby’s Embraces the Southern Meat & Three

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25-year-old Bubby’s has long been a haven of feel-good, all-American eats, such as mac and cheese, apple pie, fried chicken and matzoh ball soup. And now, the collection of finer diners are delving even further into red, white and blue territory, by taking on the hallowed, southern-styled meat + three…

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The Wooly Public is an Elite Social Club for the Masses

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Can’t get into The Wooly? Check out their new restaurant for the people, Wooly Public, which features drinks from a Mayahuel vet and old time New York bar bites via a Maison Premiere alum. Sounds legit, no?

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A Killer French Dip at Maison Pickle

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News of a respectable restaurant opening on the Upper West Side is always notable. And Jacob’s Pickles proved a welcome addition indeed when it opened on Amsterdam a few years ago — serving southern-styled comfort food, craft beer and of course, plenty of house-brined pickles. Well, the affection seems to be mutual, as the eatery has proved faithful to the neighborhood with its reason expansion; debuting Maison Pickle a short jaunt away on Broadway…

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The Windy City Meets the Big Apple at 4 Charles Prime Rib

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Chicago luminary Brendan Sodikoff (currently behind 12 Windy City conceptsl) is looking to double his luck in the Big Apple, laying the groundwork for a possible East Coast dynasty with the juicy opening of 4 Charles Prime Rib…

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April Bloomfield is Spinning White Gold on the Upper West Side

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April Bloomfield may have released a pro-vegetable cookbook, but who’s she kidding, really? The guiding force in her career has always been meat. And she’s doubled down on her obsession big time with her newest project, White Gold, surprisingly on the Upper West Side…

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Q & A With Barano’s Pizza Guru Albert Di Meglio

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Having spent the last five years at the venerated Rubirosa, it’s no wonder that Al Di Meglio is indelibly associated with pizza. And so, with the opening of his new Southern Italian restaurant, Barano, it stands to reason that much of the focus has been on his wood burning oven — would he seek to replicate that top-rated Nolita pie in Williamsburg?

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Food and Film Come Together at Metrograph Commissary

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The movie theatre-cum-restaurant is already a big thing in Brooklyn and now, it’s finally taken hold in Manhattan, with the recent debut of Metrograph Commissary, inspired by the in-studio eateries from Hollywood’s golden age. Did we mention the food’s legit?

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Blue Hill At Stone Barns

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If you’ve never been to the magical place that is Blue Hill at Stone Barns, you’d be wise to add it to your must-try before you die lists.  While it’s located only an hour outside the city, it feels worlds away from Manhattan, and even Blue Hill’s city outpost. It’s there in Pocantico Hills where chef Dan Barber brings city folks (and a flurry of tourists) back to the land where everything on our plate comes from.  Few chefs have earned the title “pioneer” more than Dan Barber himself, who practically invented the farm-to-table movement nearly a decade ago.  And he continues to push the envelope with new notions of sustainability, farming and the like. Dinner at Blue Hill is a multi-course extravaganza, made up not of luxe ingredients per se, but rather homegrown and humble.  One of the newest, most...

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The Surf’s Finally Up at Pizza Beach on the Lower East Side

Neighborhood: | Featured in Al Fresco Dining, First Bite, Restaurant

Pizza Beach may have opened on the Lower East Side back in October, but now that its spring, it finally feels like the right — read; non ironic — time to visit the laidback, Orchard Street spot, from the team behind the East Pole and Brinkley’s.

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John DeLucie Breaks Free of The Crown Group With Bedford & Co.

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It’s been quite the drama-frilled year for John DeLucie, one of New York’s first real (non-television) celeb chefs. After a steady series of shutters — including Crown, The Lion, The Windsor and Bill’s Food & Drink — it was finally revealed that he was in the middle of a legal battle, due to murky financial dealings involving his former partner…

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Q & A with Bedford & Co’s John DeLucie

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Since bursting onto the scene at Graydon Carter’s star-studded The Waverly Inn a decade ago, John DeLucie has become a celebrity himself, opening glitterati-adored eateries like The Lion, The Crown and now Bedford & Co., and publishing “The Hunger: A Memoir of an Accidental Chef…”

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Restaurant Spotting: Bottle & Bine

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In many instances, three’s a crowd, but that’s hardly the case when it comes to the recently opened Bottle & Bine; an exciting collaboration between three of the industry’s most accomplished females. Executive chef Angie Berry (formerly of Asiate, Gotham Bar & Grill and Del Posto) helms this new midtown kitchen…

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David’s Cafe is Ready for Its Close-Up

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It seems you gotta have a gimmick if you wanna get ahead in the East Village nowadays. David Chang & Brooks Headley face off with their cheffy takes on greasy fast food favorites. There are even media perennials, such as Harry & Ida’s, and its well-Instagrammed pastrami sandwich. And if the newly opened David’s Café has anything to say about it, it will soon become the poster child of over-the-top poutine…

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Q & A with Chef Gabriel Kreuther

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Many of New York’s best, high-end chefs have been clamoring to open fast-casual spots as of late, but that hasn’t swayed Gabriel Kreuther one bit. After spending the last ten years as top toque at Danny Meyer’s luxe museum restaurant, The Modern, he recently opened his own eponymous, equally refined, and already Michelin-starred spot…

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Wildair – Review

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I’ve never been a fan of sharing communal tables with strangers, straddling backless stools in bare bones dining rooms… with no reservation policies; the hipster way of dining. Of course, that doesn’t mean I didn’t make sacrifices. Afterall, I love great food, above all else and over the years, there have been a slurry of exciting eateries worth surrendering creature comforts for. Wildair falls into that category, especially right about now…

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Gabriel Kreuther – Review

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If you’re not a fan of fuss, you won’t have the patience for Gabriel Kreuther. But if you can still appreciate the glories of fine dining — the merits of many courses, tableside theatrics and luxe ingredients — Kreuther’s namesake eatery in the heart of midtown is an absolute must this fall…

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New York’s Tastiest Turkey Sandwiches

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Turkey doesn’t tend to get a whole lot of love beyond the Thanksgiving table except when it comes to sandwiches — and even those can be snooze-worthy affairs. Which is why we rounded up a few, awesome between-the-bread creations, that actually shine an ultra-flattering spotlight on the oft-maligned bird — from the Asian-inspired Pulled Turkey at Num Pang, to Parm’s Spicy Roast Turkey & Mozzarella to No. 7 Sub’s Turkey & Frito Combo…

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Q & A with High Street on Hudson’s Baker, Alex Bois

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Philly has frequently been heralded as one of America’s hot, upcoming dining hubs. And a great deal of the credit goes to Alex Bois, the James Beard award nominated baker behind High Street on Market.

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Q & A with Untitled’s Michael Anthony

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Danny Meyer’s hospitality group tends to inspire an unprecedented amount of loyalty, which is especially evident in the case of Michael Anthony, who’s been the executive chef and driving, culinary force behind Gramercy Tavern for nearly a decade…

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Restaurant Spotting: Superiority Complex

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If you thought the mayhem surrounding Fuku was insane — in the form of up-to-the-minute reports on lines wrapping around 1st Ave. — it can’t hold a candle to the commotion surrounding Superiority Burger and its killer veggie burgers…

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