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  • Air’s Champagne Parlor is All About the Bubbly

    Air’s Champagne Parlor is All About the Bubbly

    Beer, wine and even cider bars abound in NYC, but Air’s Champagne Parlor is one of the few area drinkeries devoted to bubbly. To be fair, the Riddling Widow briefly preceded it, but owner Ariel Arce was actually beverage director during its tenure, as well as Birds & Bubbles before that, and Chicago’s Pops for Champagne (not to mention Grant Achatz’s exclusive, original The Office) before that.  Meaning her reputation as queen of Cuvèe absolutely proceeds her.

  • Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest 2017

    Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest 2017

    If you’re already mourning the loss of summer, Oktoberfest is a reliable way to get you over the hump. Essentially spanning the duration of fall (kicking off on September 16th this year & extending all the way to October 31st, allowing revelers to seamlessly transition to Halloween), the 16 to 18-day festival is a giddy saturnalia of German culture…

  • Spotlight on the Finalists for the 2017 Vendy Awards

    Spotlight on the Finalists for the 2017 Vendy Awards

    As a fun challenge to the James Beard Awards, the Vendy ceremony — now in its 13th year — is dedicated to honoring the very best in street food.  So here’s who’s in the running during the September 16th event at Governors Island; from an artisanal twinkie baker to an upstart french toast sandwich maker, to a Chinese meat skewer purveyor, whose been tapped for the Vendy Cup…

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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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Drink and Dash at The Campbell, Grand Central’s Swanky Rebooted Bar

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Best Of, Cocktails, Drink Spotting

Grand Central has recently become a de facto dining destination. Not only that, but it’s turning into quite the bar scene as well, owing to renovations of the landmarked space that formerly housed the Campbell Apartment (and everything from an office to a storage closet to a jail before that).

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The Best Food Gifts for Father’s Day

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 in Best Of, Father's Day

Instead of defaulting to neckties this Father’s Day, lean into the adage that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, by stocking up on food gifts instead, from spots like Mantry, Mouth and more.

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Father’s Day 2017 Dining Guide

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 in Best Of, Father's Day

It’s interesting to note that while wholesome, veggie-focused restaurants are on the continued rise, there’s been a parallel resurgence of an entirely disparate concept — the clubby, carnivorous, 20th century-style steakhouse. Which means, there has never been a better stable of Father’s Day dining options for the meat-and-potatoes man in your life! From the return of the Grill at the opulent Four Seasons, to the revival of Chumley’s…

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Gourmet Gossip: June 2017

Posted on Jun 8, 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, 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 enterprising new “grocerant” in FiDi, to an actual, sit-down restaurant from the Smorgasburg team.

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Emily Moves Into Manhattan


Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in Restaurant Spotting

Brooklyn breakout star, Emily, is ready to take a piece of Manhattan’s pizza pie. The husband-and-wife owned outfit recently moved into the space vacated by Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen — granting them congruous use of the painstakingly restored, 150-year-old wood-fired oven.

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Where to Eat (RED), Drink (RED) and Save Lives This June

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 in Eating Events

Thanks to the annual edible offshoot of the (RED) campaign — which raises money for the Global Fund, an organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS — you can Eat (RED), Drink (RED) and Save Lives, throughout the entire month of June. So here are multiple ways to turn your food choices into a force to fight epidemics, from a subscription to HelloFresh, to a Mario Batali restaurant resy…

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