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  • Your Last-Ditch Summer Foods Bucket List

    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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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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Where to Eat and Booze on a Boat in NYC

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of

Everyone rushes to the nearest restaurant backyard or rooftop once spring hits, but there’s an even better way to take advantage of al fresco season — eating and imbibing on a boat. Believe it or not, there are numerous water-situated establishments scattered throughout the city; so chow down eastern seaboard style at spots like Frying Pan, Grand Banks and more.

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Gotham West Market Lightens Up for Summer

Gotham West Market

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in Best Of, Food Markets

It can be difficult to choose amongst vendors when it comes to food halls. Which is why — if you’re anything like us — you end up eating a swath through the entire place. But now that swimsuit season is upon us, it’s somewhat inadvisable to ping-pong from pizza to burgers to pies. Thankfully, due to a roster of surprisingly healthful options, you can graze your way through Gotham West Market with only a modicum of guilt…

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Tokyo’s E.A.K. Ramen Takes on America

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 in Ethnic Eats, Restaurant Spotting

The latest Japanese export is E.A.K. Ramen; newly situated in the former Kin Shop space in the West Village. And while New Yorkers tend to think that, at this point, they know everything there is to know about ramen, the prolific chain focuses on a seldom-seen variant known as iekei with a deliciously different broth…

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Oceana Opens a Poke Outpost

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Restaurant Spotting, Trendwatch

Assumed the poke craze was finally slowing down? Think again — if anything, it’s just attracting higher-end proponents. Witness the Livanos hospitality group, behind the Bill Telepan-helmed Oceana, which is sticking with its fresh fish theme at Oceana Poke…

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Spotlight on Spring Cocktails in New York

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Best Of, Cocktails

When it comes to blink-and-you’ll miss it spring, you’ll want to consume its endowment of transcendent produce as often as you can, and in as many permutations as possible. So be sure to visit bars and restaurants intent funneling the garden to your glass, from Olmsted’s sweet pea and sake tipple, to Motel Morris’ strawberry-balsamic drink…

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Little Tong’s Mixian Mixes Up NY’s Noodle Landscape

Posted on May 26, 2017 in Best Of, Chinese Restaurants

From ramen and lo mein, to pad thai, pho, and laksa, there are endless variations of Asian-style noodles available in New York. Yet, Little Tong Noodle Shop has managed to introduce a seldom-seen species to the pasta savvy city, focusing on a Yunnanese specialty called mixian…

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Edible Events: June 2017

Posted on May 25, 2017 in Eating Events

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis, but unless you have the time and money to party seven days a week, you’ll have to be somewhat discerning about what goes onto your calendar. So here are just a few worthy food celebrations we recommend getting tickets (or making reservations) for now. From Taste of Bushwick to the summer Fancy Food Show…

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Our Memorial Day 2017 Dining Guide

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Best Of, Memorial Day

While we’re never eager to see the far side of spring, it’s hard not to get excited about the prospect of summer being just around the bend. And Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of barbecuing, beachcombing, and fruity, frozen drinks, so we thought we’d round up the best spots to celebrate! From Maison Premiere to Root & Bone…

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8 Great Soft Shell Crab Dishes with Asian Flair

Posted on May 22, 2017 in Best Of, Spring Eats

While often associated with Maryland, soft shell crabs are equally popular in Asia. So even though NYC teems with Eastern seaboard-style eats — such as lemon-spritzed soft shells on potato rolls — come spring, you’re just as likely to find iterations inspired by the Far East! From Talde’s Vietnamese bun cha with crab to Nom Wah Nolita’s underwater bao…

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Restaurant Spotting: Nur


Posted on May 19, 2017 in Ethnic Eats, First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

A number of incredible New York chefs have helped distinguish Israeli food; long lumped under the label of undifferentiated Middle Eastern cuisine. And now, a Tel Aviv luminary is now serving as an extra special ambassador to the country’s native fare; opening his first stateside restaurant, Nur, in Manhattan’s Flatiron District.

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Long Island Eats Meet Manhattan Chic at Out East

Posted on May 18, 2017 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

Seafood is an awfully easy sell during spring and summer; especially to city-enslaved New Yorkers, desperate for a weekend respite in the Hamptons. So although it was originally slated for January, the delay could well prove a boon to Out East — located, not in posh Montauk — but on hardscrabble Avenue A in the Village.

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Where to Eat at the Canal Street Market

Posted on May 17, 2017 in Food Markets

12 edible vendors comprise the Canal Street Market, paying homage to the neighborhood’s lively culinary history. Here are a handful of heavy hitters to watch out for, from a rice bowl-spinoff of Nom Wah Tea Parlor, to a fast-casual branch of Ippudo.

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