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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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Your Pre-Marathon Guide to NYC’s Most Unapologetically Carb-Loading Foods

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 in Eating Events, Fall

In the same way we celebrate holidays we have no direct tie to (such as Day of the Dead, St. Patrick’s Day or Oktoberfest) because the food and drink is just so good, that’s the tack we tend to take with the NY Marathon.

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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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A Guide to New York Cider Week 2016

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 in Eating Events, Fall

As Apple Week at Restaurant Girl drew to a close, we thought we’d pass the baton to NY’s own Cider week, a 10-day long celebration of the fermented, alcoholic apple beverage…

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Where to Celebrate New York Cider Week 2015

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 in Eating Events, Fall

Have you noticed how hot Cider is nowadays? Just check out how expansive the cider selection has gotten on restaurant menus lately, which is why New York Cider Week only continues to grow in popularity. Luckily, it’s that time of year again…

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Where to Carb Load Before the New York Marathon this Sunday

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 in Eating Events, Fall

We readily admit it: The closest we’re likely to ever get to the New York Marathon is watching from the sidelines (cookie in hand!). But if we’re not destined to be an athlete, there’s no reason we can’t eat like one, right? So here’s where to double down on carbs before this Sunday’s event, from a pasta extravaganza at Bar Primi to a polenta pig out at L’Apicio…

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Edible Events: November 2015

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 in Eating Events, Fall

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis — from lavish, charity-driven galas to walk-around tastings and pop-ups. But unless you have the time and money to party seven days a week, you’ll have to be 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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Our Favorite Fall Cocktails

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 in Best Of, Cocktails, Fall

It’s definitely in-between season as far as cocktails are concerned — it seems a bit silly to sip on citrusy mojitos and other sugary, thirst-quenching libations, and yet, Irish coffees, hot toddies, and dark, smoky negronis don’t quite make sense either. Which is why we’re bridging the gap with all manner of apple, maple and yes, even truffle-topped tipples, at autumn-ready places like A Voce, Pouring Ribbons, and Saxon + Parole…

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Halloween 2015 Dining Guide

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 in Best Of, Fall, Halloween

As much as we miss trick-or-treating, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Halloween as an adult in NYC. And, if you know us, you can be assured that we’re not talking about the aptly named “Webster Hell” bacchanalia at Webster Hall, but rather, deliciously festive meals and celebrations at restaurants, from a haunted feast at One If By Land, Two If By Sea, to an “Excesses of Imperial Portugal” party at Lupulo in Chelsea….

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Eat Out for Breast Cancer Awareness this October

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 in Eating Events, Fall

There’s always a good reason to indulge in New York — last September, proceeds from sweets around the city went to fund Meals on Wheels, and this October, diners are encouraged to eat out for Breast Cancer awareness…

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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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New York’s Best Year-Round Rooftop Bars

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of, Fall

There’s no real reason that drinking on rooftops needs to be relegated to summer. Not when there are so many hotels, bars and restaurants boasting convertible, sky-high spaces, suitable for sipping spirits in all year round! We’ve rounded up some of our favorites, from the Hudson Hotel’s urban après-ski resort to Eataly’s own Birreria and more…

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Double Down on Dessert During Sweet September, Benefiting Citymeals on Wheels

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 in Eating Events, Fall

Eating sweets is hardly a hardship, but this month, we’re giving you carte blanche to overdo it on dessert. That’s because, from September 1st – 30th, participating New York restaurants and bakeries will donate $1 to Citymeals on Wheels — which helps deliver food to the homebound elderly — every time you buy one of their designated Sweet September desserts.

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Fall Restaurant Preview 2015

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 in Best Of, Fall, Restaurant Spotting

If there’s one upside to summer’s end, it’s that autumn is the busiest season for big-deal restaurant openings. So from Jose Garces’ heralded New York debut to Missy Robbins’ migration to Brooklyn, here’s where you’ll be eating out once the leaves start to fall…

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