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A Look at Doughnut Project’s Inspired, Deep-Fried Creations

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in Best Of, Dessert, Dish Spotting

The once innocuous doughnut has proved an innovation generator throughout NYC nowadays, from Doughnut Plant’s Ripple (a doughnut within a doughnut within a doughnut), to Dough’s Lemon Meringue Pie (double dessert hybrid) to Dominique Ansel’s oft imitated Cronut. And the West Village’s Doughnut Project has raised the stakes still further, with their clever collaborative chef series…

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TsuruTonTan is Serving Caviar-Crowned Udon in Union Square

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in Dish Spotting, Ethnic Eats, Restaurant Spotting

Ramen has reigned supreme in NYC for some time now, but another Japanese noodle is making a serious play for attention. That would be udon — a type of fat, springy pasta formed from wheat flour — and thanks to the first U.S. outpost of TsuruTonTan, it’s finally getting its well-deserved moment in the sun…

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Drunken Dumpling Debuts Super Sized Soup Dumplings in the East Village

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 in Dish Spotting, Ethnic Eats, Restaurant Spotting

It’s almost soup season, so how about slurping an entire serving of broth from the savory innards of a dumpling? Most xiaolongbao (a special type of Chinese dumpling, whose meatball centers are sheathed in gelatinized soup, which liquefies when steamed) are good for a sip or two. But in the East Village, the recently opened Drunken Dumpling takes things to the next level, with their newfangled, bowl-sized “XL XLB”…

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Wallflower’s Foie Gras Bagel Will Make You Rethink The Schmear

Wallflower

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Dish Spotting, Holiday Eats

For passionate foodies such as ourselves, it really doesn’t get much better than Thanksgiving. Because what other federal holiday can you think of that’s so entirely focused around eating? And this years meal promises to be the best one yet, as the once in a lifetime overlap of Thanksgiving with the first night of Hanukkah (literally, it only happens once every 70,000 years), has led to a super celebration known as Thanksgivukkah… a delicious convergence of Turkey and Gravy with deep-fried Potato Pancakes.

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Perfect Potato: New York’s Best Spud-Centric Dishes

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in Best Of, Dish Spotting

Still dreaming of gravy-drowned mashed & marshmallow-dotted sweet potatoes? Thanksgiving may be over, but spud season sure isn’t. Not only is Hanukkah right around the corner, but the cold weather tubers are currently playing a starring role in the restaurant world, showcased in all manner of craveable and imaginative dishes, at spots like Sadelle’s, Huertas, Mekelburg’s and more!

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Step Up to Huertas’ High-End Hot Dog Window

Huertas

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Dish Spotting, Holiday Eats

For passionate foodies such as ourselves, it really doesn’t get much better than Thanksgiving. Because what other federal holiday can you think of that’s so entirely focused around eating? And this years meal promises to be the best one yet, as the once in a lifetime overlap of Thanksgiving with the first night of Hanukkah (literally, it only happens once every 70,000 years), has led to a super celebration known as Thanksgivukkah… a delicious convergence of Turkey and Gravy with deep-fried Potato Pancakes.

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Dish Spotting: New York’s Best Soft Shell Crab Dishes

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Best Of, Dish Spotting, Spring Eats

Ramps are so last week — we’ve moved onto our other favorite, fleeting, super-seasonal ingredient, soft shell crabs. Referring to blue crabs that have been removed from the water as soon as they molt (this preventing any further hardening of their shell), the entire crustacean can be eaten; save for its mouth, gills, and abdomen…

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Goa Taco Is Redefining Mexican Street Food

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 in Dish Spotting, Ethnic Eats, Restaurant Spotting

Up until relatively recently, the basic definition of “taco” has been corn or flour tortillas, wrapped around a combination of beans, meat, and/or cheese. But as the culinary lines between disparate cuisines blur, “tacos” can now refer to tortillas wrapped around just about anything, from bulgogi beef to roasted Japanese pumpkin. Goa Taco — a Smorgasburg stand turned Lower East Side pop-up — has gone one further by doing away with the tortillas themselves, swapping out griddled discs of flour or masa and subbing in flaky, warm Indian parathas…

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New York’s Best Donuts…Are in a Car Wash

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in Dish Spotting, Restaurant Spotting

One place we’d never expect to find destination-worthy donuts in New York? How about a car wash — and we’re not talking day-old, self-serve Tim Hortons, lined up on dingy racks. Believe it or not, Scott Levine, a former Chanterelle and Il Laboratorio del Gelato alum, has set up shop inside his father-in-law’s car wash (to be specific, in a formerly unused passageway, just opposite the car wash tunnel) located just steps away from the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, along the West Side Highway.

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A Peek at Marta’s Roman-Style Pizzas

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Dish Spotting, First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

One thing’s for sure — New York’s hardly lacking in top notch pizza spots; from cheap takeout to neighborhood trattorias and 75-year-old institutions. So there’s no denying that Marta is treading on familiar territory, but whenever Danny Meyer gets involved in a project of any sort, it’s enough to make educated area foodies sit up and take notice…

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Raising the Bar (Food) at The NoMad

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Dish Spotting, Holiday Eats

For passionate foodies such as ourselves, it really doesn’t get much better than Thanksgiving. Because what other federal holiday can you think of that’s so entirely focused around eating? And this years meal promises to be the best one yet, as the once in a lifetime overlap of Thanksgiving with the first night of Hanukkah (literally, it only happens once every 70,000 years), has led to a super celebration known as Thanksgivukkah… a delicious convergence of Turkey and Gravy with deep-fried Potato Pancakes.

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

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Dish Spotting, Restaurant Spotting

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 duly diverted by Dirty French and Marta, we’d like to direct it back to a Meatpacking District newcomer, Mulino a Vino, which quietly debuted recently in a rather under-the-radar location…

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Dish Spotting: Bubby’s High Line $100 Sundae

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Dish Spotting, Summer

Come summer, who isn’t a sucker for ice cream? No, seriously. But a $100 dollar ice cream sundae? Bubby’s High Line just unveiled a new, over-the-top creation with homemade ice cream you’ll want to know the scoop on (get it, scoop?)…

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An All-Vegetarian Tasting Menu at Acme

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Dish Spotting, Holiday Eats

For passionate foodies such as ourselves, it really doesn’t get much better than Thanksgiving. Because what other federal holiday can you think of that’s so entirely focused around eating? And this years meal promises to be the best one yet, as the once in a lifetime overlap of Thanksgiving with the first night of Hanukkah (literally, it only happens once every 70,000 years), has led to a super celebration known as Thanksgivukkah… a delicious convergence of Turkey and Gravy with deep-fried Potato Pancakes.

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More than Just Noodles at Ivan Ramen

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Dish Spotting, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

There may be more ramen restaurants than you can shake a chopstick at in New York nowadays, but that didn’t keep residents from eagerly anticipating the heralded debut of Ivan Ramen on the Lower East Side, which finally opened in May. Owned by native New Yorker, who catapulted to fame in Tokyo after opening two wildly successful and respected ramen-yas (an unprecedented accomplishment for a foreigner), Ivan Ramen launched his first stand-alone venture back in the States…

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Dessert Spotting: Emily’s Terrific S’more Calzone

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Dessert, Dish Spotting

There aren’t too many new trails left to blaze in New York when it comes to pizza. We have legendary, old-school pizzaiolos turning out exemplary, Neapolitan-style rounds and perfect, pillowy Sicilian squares, grungy, corner parlors offering sloppy and satisfying $2 slices, and everything in between. So what’s a newcomer to our incomparable, expansive pizza scene do to stand out?

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Dish Spotting: The Bacon Flight at BarBacon

BarBacon

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Dish Spotting, Holiday Eats

For passionate foodies such as ourselves, it really doesn’t get much better than Thanksgiving. Because what other federal holiday can you think of that’s so entirely focused around eating? And this years meal promises to be the best one yet, as the once in a lifetime overlap of Thanksgiving with the first night of Hanukkah (literally, it only happens once every 70,000 years), has led to a super celebration known as Thanksgivukkah… a delicious convergence of Turkey and Gravy with deep-fried Potato Pancakes.

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Dish Spotting: A Progression of Uni Dishes at all’onda

all'onda

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Dish Spotting, Holiday Eats

For passionate foodies such as ourselves, it really doesn’t get much better than Thanksgiving. Because what other federal holiday can you think of that’s so entirely focused around eating? And this years meal promises to be the best one yet, as the once in a lifetime overlap of Thanksgiving with the first night of Hanukkah (literally, it only happens once every 70,000 years), has led to a super celebration known as Thanksgivukkah… a delicious convergence of Turkey and Gravy with deep-fried Potato Pancakes.

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Dish Spotting: Fish and Chips at The Elm

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 in Dish Spotting

Paul Liebrandt may be British, but you’d hardly associate the exacting, Michelin-starred chef with Bangers and Mash, Yorkshire Pudding and Steak and Kidney Pie. In fact, he’s best known for coupling contemporary French fare with a uniquely modern, graphic presentation while at Corton in Tribeca, and Liebrandt has remained true to his signature style at The Elm, a sleek new eatery housed in the King & Grove Hotel in Williamsburg…

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Festive Foods for Thanksgivukkah

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Dish Spotting, Holiday Eats

For passionate foodies such as ourselves, it really doesn’t get much better than Thanksgiving. Because what other federal holiday can you think of that’s so entirely focused around eating? And this years meal promises to be the best one yet, as the once in a lifetime overlap of Thanksgiving with the first night of Hanukkah (literally, it only happens once every 70,000 years), has led to a super celebration known as Thanksgivukkah… a delicious convergence of Turkey and Gravy with deep-fried Potato Pancakes.

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