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Where to Eat During Rosh Hashanah 2015

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 in Holiday Eats

With Labor Day come and gone, fall (and yes, even winter!) holidays always seem to pop up at a fast and furious pace. And the first on the docket is Rosh Hashanah. From an appetizing spread at the newly opened Sadelle’s to a sticky babka (crossbred with donuts!) from Dough…

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Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July 2015

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Considering how many terrific Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens restaurants currently dot the waterfront, we couldn’t be happier that the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display is finally back on the East River. So instead of watching the celebration unfold from your TV set, pop in for drinks or dinner at one of these ideally located eateries instead, at Riverpark, The River Café, the Water’s Edge and more!

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Where to Spend Memorial Day 2015

Posted on May 18, 2015 in Holiday Eats

Spring may seem like it just started, but the unofficial start of summer is just around the corner. That would be Memorial Day this coming Monday 25th, which — in addition to being a time to commemorate those who died in the armed forces — is equally known as a day for picnics, barbecues, and general out-of-doors merriment. So here’s where to spend those precious extra hours off of work, from a beachside jaunt to Coney Island’s Smorgasburg pop up to a joyful Hawaiian luau at The Dutch…

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Mother’s Day 2015 Dining Guide

Posted on Apr 20, 2015 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and you know what that means — all of New York’s best brunch tables will soon be filled. But we’ve got a list of eight great places where you can still arrange to indulge and pamper your mom, from Tom Colicchio’s Riverpark, with sweeping views of the waterfront, to White Street & more…

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Guide to the Best Easter & Passover Sweets

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert, Holiday Eats

On the surface, it might not seem like Easter and Passover have a whole lot in common. But one thing the two celebrations definitely share? Their association with delicious (and primarily chocolate-covered) treats. So from candy eggs and sugar-dusted marshmallows, to cocoa-coated jelly rings and dense, flourless cakes, here’s where to stock up on sweets this holiday season!

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Easter 2015 Dining Guide NYC

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

While we thought it would never come after that interminable winter, spring is here, which means that Easter is almost upon us. And restaurants have already opened their books for the April 5th holiday, so it’s time to square away those reservations now, from a fun, candy-fueled tea at The Plaza, Il Buco’s first ever Easter Egg hunt, or even a Greek Easter feast, at Loi Estiatorio…

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Where to Celebrate Passover 2015

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Passover is just around the corner and it’s one of our favorite, Jewish food holidays So whether you’re devoutly religious, culturally observant or just in it for the good eats, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to spend Passover this year — from a fun “Progressive Seder” at Joe and Misses Doe, to a traditional sit-down dinner at Mile End…

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Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras 2015 in New York

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Referred to as “Fat Tuesday” the joyful festival of Mardi Gras precedes the ritual fasting of Lent (and takes place shortly after Valentine’s Day, which, lets be honest, can be even more stressful). So it’s truly the perfect excuse to laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll) with bead throwing, Zydeco playing, Hurricane sipping, and crawfish sucking celebrations at restaurants throughout New York!

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Beyond Chocolates: Unique Foodie Gifts for Your Valentine

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in Gifts for Foodies, Holiday Eats

Instead of defaulting to chocolates this year, why not give your loved one a truly original (but no less delicious) gift? Think outside of the heart shaped box with these decadent Valentine’s Day treats, from a cheese tasting event to a romantic, food-focused getaway and an artisan ice cream of the month club!

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Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2015

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Valentine’s Day is not the holiday to be scrambling last minute for dinner reservations. So if you want to start the evening off on the right foot, make sure you have a table squared away, at romantic restaurants such as Batard in Tribeca, chic spots like Pearl & Ash on the Bowery, or quaint and cozy eateries such as Brucie in Brooklyn…

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Lucky Restaurant Dishes for the New Year

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

It’s one thing to make resolutions for the New Year, but how about increasing your odds for a happy, healthy and wealthy 2015, by edibly upping your luck? We’ve rounded up a number of restaurant dishes designed to do just that, from long-life noodles at Ivan Ramen, to kale and cornbread (green and gold; the color of money!) at Egg…

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Our Ultimate Guide to Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2014

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Unless you want to be stuck watching the ball drop on TV from a corner of your couch (not that there’s anything wrong with that), it’s time to start seriously considering your New Year’s Eve plans now. Thankfully, we’re here to help you scout out the best bashes at local restaurants, from a Spanish fiesta at the hopping tapas spot, Toro, to a fete complete with fireworks at Tavern on the Green!

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The Best Latkes in New York

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

There’s lots to love about Hannukah; particularly the eight nights spent feasting on jelly-stuffed donuts and applesauce-topped potato pancakes. And it’s not only Jewish restaurants that are taking advantage of the delicious holiday tradition; so here’s where to find some of the very best latkes in New York right now, from the classic deep-fried orbs at Katz’s, to the refined, steak and egg-crowned patties at Café Boulud…

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The Ultimate Christmas Dining Guide 2014

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Most of us get a few vacation days during the holidays. But restaurants actually end up working harder than ever before, devising extra celebratory menus for Christmas Eve, and often, even Christmas Day! So if you’re staying in New York this season, consider giving one of these industrious eateries a call to make a reservation for the Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at Louro, the Christmas Eve Menu at the hot, new Chefs Club, or the Feast of the Seven Fishes at The Clam…

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New York’s Best Holiday Desserts

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

It’s no wonder so many people vow to lose weight in the New Year; because the days leading up to Christmas are generally chock full of alluring, hard to resist sweets! From Dominique Ansel Bakery’s Mexican Hot Chocolate-spiced Penguin Religieuse to awesomely authentic German stollen at Glaser’s Bake Shop…

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Spotlight on New York’s Holiday Markets

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in Best Of, Food Markets, Holiday Eats

The nice thing about holiday shopping in New York is that you don’t need to head to the mall, or go to crowded, big box stores, like Best Buy. That’s because a number of festive, seasonal, outdoor markets pop up each year, and the best part is — due to the number of awesome food vendors that invariably flock to each— you can even nosh while you shop…

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Where to Satisfy Your Post-Thanksgiving Cravings

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

By now, your Thanksgiving leftovers are likely long gone (or a tad too old to eat!). But if you’re like us, you tend to crave fall holiday flavors (especially Thanksgiving classics!) through New Year’s Day. Luckily, these eateries are ready to help you continue your holiday feasting with turkey-topped pizzas, croissants piped with stuffing, and more…

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The Top Turkey Dishes in New York

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

While we simply couldn’t imagine Thanksgiving without turkey, we don’t think to eat it that often the other 364 days of the year. That’s why we’ve rounded up a number of notable exceptions, that truly take the under-appreciated protein to the next level, from the classic Turkey Chili at Empire Diner to the exotic Turkey Ramen at Talde…

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving 2014 Dining Guide

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Some people get tremendous pleasure out of cooking up extravagant Thanksgiving meals from scratch, while others handle the food-centric holiday by making reservations. Now, we’re not advocating one over the other, but we definitely have more input to add if you decide to go the restaurant route; namely, which New York eateries are serving up exciting, affordable, and flat-out delicious holiday feasts…

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Haute Halloween Treats

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

While you’re never too old to get into the spirit of Halloween, let’s face it — for our refined, adult palates, Tootsie Rolls, Candy Corn and Krackle can seem more like tricks than treats. So why not have it both ways this holiday, by indulging in a few haute Halloween sweets at shops, like L.A. Burdick and Papabubble…

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