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    Your Last-Ditch Summer Foods Bucket List

    As we edge ever closer to Labor Day, its high time to start crossing items off of your edible summer bucket list.  So here’s where to engage in oyster slurping, ice cream licking and boozy popsicle cocktail sipping at seasonal destinations throughout NYC!

  • Welcome Martina, Marta’s Pizza Mini-Me

    Welcome Martina, Marta’s Pizza Mini-Me

    There’s no doubt that Danny Meyer has the magic touch.  He’s even managed to carve a niche for himself when it comes to pizza (alongside chef Nick Anderer) by masterminding Marta in the Redbury’s NoMad hotel, a haven of Roman, thin-crusted pies & now Martina in the East Village…

  • Trend Spotting: Soft Serve

    Trend Spotting: Soft Serve

    Considering its inherent associations with smoke-belching Mr. Softee trucks, and corporate franchises such as Carvel and Dairy Queen (not to mention that it’s typically a pre-mixed, highly-processed, low quality product, composed of up to 60% air), soft serve has long been low on the totem pole on the ice cream world — it’s somewhat nostalgic and satisfies a sugar craving, but generally nothing to get roused about…

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Where to Eat During Summer Restaurant Week 2017

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Best Of, Restaurant Week, Restaurant Week

Since dining out is a preferred warm weather pastime, Summer Restaurant Week — running from July 24th-August 18th — affords ample opportunity to do so for a song, thanks to three-course $29 lunches and $42 dinners at some of NYC’s most respectable restaurants, like Leuca, The Ribbon, db Bistro Moderne…

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Pueblan Pork with Blueberry Mole

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in Chef Q&A Recipes, Recipes

People frequently disregard fruit in non-dessert preparations; and yet, it can provide the perfect, nuanced counterpoint to one-note ingredients like proteins. Especially when said pork or chicken comes draped in the complex Mexican sauce known as mole — a combo chocolate, seeds, spices and herbs, which similarly toes the line between sweet and savory. We think you’ll agree that blueberries add an especially compelling element to the dish; providing a sort of reduced, syrupy earthiness that’s as intoxicating as a splash of red wine!

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Coolest New Ice Creams in New York

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in Best Of, Dessert

Ample Hills, Morgenstern’s, Van Leeuwen and Blue Marble have as much name recognition as Haagen Daaz in New York. And the following dessert destinations are positioned to join the local ice cream pantheon, from La Newyorkina and its traditional Mexican helado to Taiyaki, and its fish-shaped Japanese waffle cones…

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Empire Stores is New York’s Hottest New Pseudo Food Hall

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in Best Of, Food Markets, Hottest Newcomers

While not exactly a food court, per se, Empire Stores presents an impressive gathering of unique culinary concepts, in one of the city’s most breathtaking locations. Think a 19th century warehouse complete with original architecture (brick masonry façade, 14-foot ceilings, schist stone walls), abutting DUMBO’s waterfront panorama of the Empire State building, Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge…

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Seasonal Eats: Blueberries

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 in Seasonal Eats, Summer, Summer Eats

The saying may be “as American as apple pie,” but blueberries happen to be one of the few fruits native to the United States. That local longevity has undoubtedly hoped catapult them in terms of favorability (they rank second only to strawberries when it comes to overall berry consumption)! Here’s everything you need to know about sweet, juicy blueberries this summer…

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Inside Vinegar Hill House’s First-Ever Offshoot

VHH Foods

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in Brooklyn, Restaurant Spotting

Rather incongruously for such a formative establishment, Vinegar Hill House remained tucked away in the borough’s most obscure, not to mention inaccessible neighborhood. Which is why, almost a decade later, it’s a thrill to witness VHH emerge from the figurative shadows, by opening an outpost in the blossoming nexus of DUMBO…

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Rock Pizza Scissors Shoots and Scores in Times Square

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in Food Markets, Food Spotting

Rock Pizza Scissors recently opened quite without fanfare, despite the stellar culinary credentials of the man in charge. Owner Gadi Peleg is already plenty savvy; being a primary partner behind the beloved Breads Bakery, and the recently opened, Israeli celebrity chef-run restaurant, Nur…

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The Best New Beach Eats in NYC

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 in Summer Eats

It may have struck a blow to our bathing suit bodies, but NYC beach fare sure has come a long way baby. So forget about packing a sandwich, and squirrel away some sunscreen and singles instead, for spreading around the following, sun and sand-blessed spots! From Rockaway Clam Bar to Super Burrito…

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What To Eat At Citi Field Now

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 in Food Spotting

Ballgame grub sure has come a long way past peanuts and crackerjacks, baby. While we’ll always cherish childhood memories of summers at Shea Stadium, huddled in the bleachers munching hot dogs and chips (which undoubtedly cost more than the seats themselves), a whole new world has been opened up at the revived and renovated Citi Field…

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EMP Summer House Heats Up East Hampton

EMP Summer House

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 in Destination Dining, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

As if East Hampton didn’t already have major summertime appeal for city-weary residents, the beachy Long Island enclave scored big-time this season. That’s because none other than Daniel Humm and Will Guidara have launched the EMP Summer House; while in the midst of revamping their “Number One Restaurant in the World”-winning flagship…

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Sushi Ishikawa Serves An Actually Affordable Omakase

Sushi Ishikawa

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in Restaurant Spotting

A sizable string of omakases have opened in the past year, with a commonality you can rely on; that they’re pretty expensive. Which is how, in a particular business that’s defined by impeccable fish and the impeachable technique of a series of presiding masters, Sushi Izikawa has set itself apart; bringing an affordable — yet no less ceremonial — sushi experience to the Upper East Side…

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Guide to French Restaurant Week 2017

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in Best Of, Restaurant Week

It’s not enough for New York to have a single, generic restaurant week — the city actually celebrates French Restaurant Week as well. Coinciding with Bastille Day, the annual event encourages locals to Eat, Drink and Be French — so take advantage of the following tres jolie establishments, and their menus set at the revolutionary prices of $17.89, $38, and $178.90.

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Where to Dine on the Fourth of July

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 in Best Of, Fourth of July

Memorial Day has the distinction of being the unofficial kick-off to summer, but the Fourth of July is the season’s central, paramount party. And considering Macy’s fireworks display (finally back over the East River) is the envy of the larger U.S., you don’t need to sweat it if you haven’t scored an invite to some beachfront clambake outside of the city. So here’s where to celebrate Independence Day NYC-style, including rooftop soirees at Westlight, The Crown and more…

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Edible Events: July 2017

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 in Eating Events

We’re going in a bit of a different direction with our Edible Events roundup this July, and by that, we mean we’re heading outside of the city. Because it’s entirely possible to assuage your summertime wanderlust, without having to leave New York State… so take a day trip (or engage in a month-long road venture) with pit stops at the following, seasonal food festivals!

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What to Eat at DeKalb Market Hall

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in Best Of, Food Markets

Occupying the subterranean sector of the imposing City Point complex, the roster of vendors at DeKalb Market Hall is as diverse as the borough itself; specializing in Chinese steamed buns, Spanish croquetas and even classic corned beef (from an outpost of the seminal Katz’s)…

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Wylie Dufresne Does Donuts at Du

Du's Donuts

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

Wylie Dufresne has taken a page from his high concept peers — think, especially, Daniel Humm — by dialing things back a tad, and opening an establishment geared towards common folk. His everyman eatery? Du’s Donuts in the William Vale hotel; a casual café and bakery with a major pedigree…

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Where to Get Your Seafood Fix this Summer

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in Best Of, Summer, Summer Eats

It’s happy season for us, because our number one favorite food group, seafood, is front and center. Which is why we’re spreading the wealth, by showcasing our favorite new places for chowing down on shellfish this summer, from the “pescatarian” Gloria, where red meat doesn’t have any role on the menu, to Simply Hooked, an upscale oasis of fish and chips.

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Entre Cote: A Hip, Korean Barbecue-Inspired Steakhouse


Posted on Jun 16, 2017 in Restaurant Spotting

We’ve all heard of trend-baiting, Frankenfood-style mash-up dishes, such as pastrami egg rolls, fried chicken ice cream cones, and of course, the Cronut (croissant + donut). But what happens when actual restaurant concepts combine? Enter Cote; a classic New York steakhouse paired with a Korean barbecue spot.

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