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Hot Restaurant Openings to Watch for in 2015

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Sneak Peek

While we feel like we’ve hardly even made headway in the list of restaurants we wanted to try last year, New York’s ever-expanding dining industry stops for no man. And 2015 looks like it’s going to offer another serious onslaught of eateries! From a new & improved outpost of Amanda Cohen’s Dirt Candy to the surprising resurrection of Jonathan Waxman’s ‘80’s-era favorite, Jams…

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Food Trends to Watch for in 2015

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in Trendwatch

When predicting the dining trends that would take over New York’s restaurant scene in 2014, we have to say, we proved uncannily accurate — cauliflower and ancient grains where simply everywhere last year! So let’s see if we can successfully spot the burgeoning trends of 2015, from the rise of Spanish cuisine to the hot new condiment, harissa…

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Gourmet Gossip: January 2015

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from Dominique Ansel’s (Cronut-free!) bakery in the West Village, to the Torrisi team’s upcoming, upteenth venture, located under the High Line…

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Gourmet Gossip: December 2014

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. From the impending relaunch of Mission Chinese Food on the Lower East Side to Marco Canora and Paul Grieco’s surprising breakup…

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Gourmet Gossip: November 2014

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a surprising chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites, including the end of an era for The Harrison, a second act cut short for Bill Telepan, and an unprecedented slew of A-list eateries slated for — believe it or not — Newark Airport…

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Afternoon Tea 2.0 at The Plaza

The Palm Court

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of a thrilling new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites, from Floyd Cardoz’s surprising departure from North End Grill in Battery Park to Charlie Palmer’s casual addition to Aureole in Midtown and an exciting Parisian import currently setting up shop in Tribeca…

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Gourmet Gossip: October 2014

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, closing, or must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites, including the launch of two major Mexican ventures, some unexpected chef shuffles, and Eataly’s expansion plans…

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Chinese Food Has Its Day

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Ethnic Eats, Trendwatch

In light of New York’s current, expansively multi-cultural dining scene, it’s hard to remember that for years, higher-end restaurants in the city were almost exclusively Italian or French. What’s interesting, though, is how long it took Chinese cooking to make its way out of the fast-casual ethnic realm…

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Gourmet Gossip: September 2014

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites, from France’s top female chef making her way to New York, to Five Points’ surprising Italian reincarnation, and an all-Matcha tea parlor setting up shop in Brooklyn…

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Trend Spotting: Seafood Charcuterie

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in Trendwatch

Charcuterie has long been a staple on restaurant menus — classic, French preparations of smoked, cured or otherwise preserved meat (mainly pork), such as Sausage, Ham, Bacon, Pâté, Terrines, Galantines, Crepinettes and more. But recently, a number of eateries have expanded their repertoire to include charcuterie made of under-the-sea delicacies, including fish, lobster and shrimp…

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Gourmet Gossip New York — August 2014

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from Mario Batali’s newest project in The Maritime Hotel to a mass exodus from Plaza Hotel neighbor, Beautique, and Food & Wine’s upcoming, culinary salon for visiting chefs…

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New York Fall 2014 Restaurant Preview

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Sneak Peek

This year promises to be just as exciting as anticipated, with an upcoming collabo between Stephen Starr and Justin Smillie, and a Danny Meyer-less venture for Floyd Cardoz, not to mention a spate of spots from our Summer Preview, that should (finally!) open their doors come September, like Enrique Olveras’ Cosme, Geoffrey Zakarian’s redux of “The Palm Court” at The Plaza, and Dirty French from the Torrisi team…

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Gourmet Gossip: August 2014

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites, from the shockingly affordable all-dessert tasting menu at Contra to Pastis’ official au revoir to the Meatpacking District…

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Trend Spotting: Everything Bagel Seasoning

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Trendwatch

It’s easy enough to follow the trajectory of certain food trends, like rabbit, Korean cuisine and kale. But “everything seasoning” is a funny one (you know, that dehydrated onion, garlic, sesame and poppy seed blend they sprinkle on top of bagels), which actually became a “thing” long before bagels underwent a culinary revival themselves…

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Gourmet Gossip: July 2014

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. From major plans for Grand Central’s dining concourse to an unexpected migration for fine dining stalwart, Union Square Café and the Pok Pok dynasty’s complete commitment to Brooklyn..

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Trend Spotting: New York’s Renewed Bagel Obsession

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in Trendwatch

We tend to take great bagels for granted, from the oversized, sesame seed-flecked frisbees at Ess-A-Bagel outposts to the highly burnished orbs at Bagel Hole in Brooklyn. But lately, a growing crew of young, hip chefs and shop owners have revived interest in the iconic breakfast item, like Black Seed and more…

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Gourmet Gossip: June 2014

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from an upcoming project from talented Neta alums to a fledgling hospitality group led by kooky “Angry Lobster” creator, David Burke…

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Trend Spotting: Sardines and Other Small Bait

Posted on May 28, 2014 in Trendwatch

As more and more restaurants get serious about only using sustainable fish, previously unappreciated small bait, like anchovies, sardines, whiting and mackerel, are finally being given their time to shine. And we’re not just talking about the canned stuff, unappealingly pickled and strewn on top of pizzas. The marine and freshwater dwellers are appearing on menus in a number of forms, prized by French, Italian, Spanish and American chefs alike for their strong, meaty flavor and edible, soft bones…

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Gourmet Gossip: May 2014

Posted on May 15, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites, from Danny Meyer’s foray into pizza to Justin Smillie’s new big money partner and Ivan Orkin’s long-awaited debut on the Lower East Side…

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Gourmet Gossip: April 2014

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of a thrilling new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites, from Floyd Cardoz’s surprising departure from North End Grill in Battery Park to Charlie Palmer’s casual addition to Aureole in Midtown and an exciting Parisian import currently setting up shop in Tribeca…

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