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Gourmet Gossip: February 2017

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, closing, or chef shuffle. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from the announcement of this year’s James Beard Award noms to the opening of the Golden Girls Cafe…

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“Single Concept” Trends Again with Cookie Dough and Congee

Posted on Mar 28, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip, Restaurant Spotting, Trendwatch

Ever heard of a meat-and-three? It’s a down-home restaurant style that’s considerably more popular in the South than it is in NYC — allowing customers to choose their protein (such as meatloaf or chicken-fried steak), along with a trio of soulful sides, such as creamed corn or mac & cheese. But as swiftly as New York has appropriated Nashville hot chicken, we’ve poached their beloved, countrified concept as well, with not just one, but two new debuts…

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Gourmet Gossip: February 2016

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, closing, or shocking chef shuffle. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from a summertime shakeup at EMP to the debut (we mean it this time!) of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s vegetarian abcV…

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Gourmet Gossip: January 2017

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, a devastating closing, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from Le Cirque’s celeb chef coup to John DeLucie’s diner takeover…

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Food Trends to Look Out For in 2017

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 in Trendwatch

Trends on the rise generally experience a slow burn — what may seem like mere coincidence one day (a handful of restaurants serving fried chicken sandwiches, for instance), may become an omnipresent, city-wide craze the next. So based on a few early adopters, these are the subtly flickering food movements we expect to catch fire in 2017, to a macabre obsession with charcoal, to a wave of meatless meat products.

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Gourmet Gossip: December 2016

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great restaurant city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting opening, a devastating closing, or shocking chef shuffle. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from April Bloomfield’s Midtown burger return and upcoming Brooklyn expansion to Gabriel Stulman’s first sortie, into the lucrative land of hotel dining…

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Gourmet Gossip: November 2016

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or pop up. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites! From the launch of Keith McNally’s glittering Augustine, to a Danny Meyer takeover in Bryant Park…

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Trend Spotting: Nashville Takes NYC

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in Trendwatch

NYC had a Southern-fried revolution years ago — and now eateries serving green tomatoes and biscuit and gravy are as commonplace as pizza parlors and Chinese takeout spots. But things have taken a hyper-regional turn with the rise of Nashville cuisine; starting with a major, local obsession with hot chicken, and expanding precipitously from there.

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Gourmet Gossip: September 2016

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, a shocking chef shuffle, or a must-try dish. We’ve got the scoop on Blue Ribbon Bakery’s unexpected shutter, Rebelle’s brunch collaboration…

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Gourmet Gossip: September 2016

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. From Wylie Dusfresne’s awesome coffee & donut news to booze before noon (finally!) …

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Trend Spotting: Israeli Food is All the Rage

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 in Ethnic Eats, Trendwatch

Asian cuisines of all sorts have taken turns in the spotlight for going on a decade, from Thai, Korean and Filipino, to haute Chinese and most recently, Indian. But now, the Middle East is finally getting some love with the ascendance of Israeli food, celebrated at a diverse swath of eateries from casual lunch counters to tony hotel restaurants.

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Gourmet Gossip: August 2016

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a chef shuffle, or must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from a surprising switcheroo at All’Onda to David Chang’s “bleeding” plant based burger & more…

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Trend Spotting: High-End Indian On The Rise

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 in Trendwatch

The past year has already been a banner one for quality Indian fare in NYC, with an import of New Delhi’s lavish, world-renowned Indian Accent, preceded by a duo of sleek fast-casual health chains, along with the modern, critically-adored Babu Ji. But in the last couple of months, the status of the perennially overlooked cuisine has catapulted into the stratosphere, owing to the debut…

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Gourmet Gossip: July 2016

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without some, big food news! And some of the industry’s most enduring names are at the forefront this week; think new projects from Gray Kunz and Joël Robuchon, and a long goodbye from farm-to-table luminary, Peter Hoffman…

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Step Right Up: Seasonal To-Go Windows Are NYC’s Hottest New Food Trend

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 in Al Fresco Dining, Summer Eats, Trendwatch

Eating food on the go is a way of life in New York, but it takes on a completely different tenor come spring or summer. That’s because the weather is so agreeably lovely, it seems a shame to waste a second of it cooped up indoors. That’s why the following establishments have opened up seasonal, fast-casual windows; an ideal way to enjoy their excellent fare, without committing to a formal, sit-down meal!

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Gourmet Gossip: June 2016

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. From Gotham West Market’s expansion to Brooklyn, to Günter Seeger’s migration to Manhattan, and yet another meat-centric venture from April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman…

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Gourmet Gossip: May 2016

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. From an upcoming, healthy French boite from a famous Parisian restaurateur, to another shot in the arm for New York’s flourishing Indian cuisine scene…

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Trend Spotting: What’s With All the Bagna Cauda?

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 in Trendwatch

It seems an odd sort of thing to be trending, but boy have we been spotting Bagna Cauda all over the place lately! A Piedmontese dip, made with garlic, anchovy, olive oil and butter and served warm with an assortment of vegetables — like an Italian crudite — is popping up everywhere from Lilia to Lowlife…

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Gourmet Gossip: April 2016

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a shocking chef shuffle, or a new, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from Scott Conant’s return to the New York dining scene with Impero Caffe to a couple of concepts from Momofuku kingpin, David Chang (what, only two?)…

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Down Home Comes to NYC

Posted on Mar 28, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip, Restaurant Spotting, Trendwatch

Ever heard of a meat-and-three? It’s a down-home restaurant style that’s considerably more popular in the South than it is in NYC — allowing customers to choose their protein (such as meatloaf or chicken-fried steak), along with a trio of soulful sides, such as creamed corn or mac & cheese. But as swiftly as New York has appropriated Nashville hot chicken, we’ve poached their beloved, countrified concept as well, with not just one, but two new debuts…

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