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  • Edible Events NYC: May 2017

    Edible Events NYC: May 2017

    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…

  • Inside Made Nice: The EMP Team’s Foray into Fast Casual Territory

    Inside Made Nice: The EMP Team’s Foray into Fast Casual Territory

    While it wasn’t much of a stretch for shrewd chefs like David Chang to start roll out fried chicken sandwiches, the EMP team letting loose is another matter entirely. Yet even Daniel Humm and Will Guidara have elected to ride the rising tide from fine dining and into the realm of fast casual, with their long floated (and finally realized) food counter, Made Nice…

  • Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

    Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo has largely devolved into a drinking holiday. So if you’re going to celebrate Mexican culture by way of margaritas and nachos, you might as well do it at the most legitimately commendable restaurants in town; from Enrique Olvera’s Atla to Alex Stupak’s grand Empellon!

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The Windy City Meets the Big Apple at 4 Charles Prime Rib

4 Charles Prime Rib

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in Restaurant Spotting

Chicago luminary Brendan Sodikoff (currently behind 12 Windy City conceptsl) is looking to double his luck in the Big Apple, laying the groundwork for a possible East Coast dynasty with the juicy opening of 4 Charles Prime Rib…

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Gourmet Gossip: January 2017

Posted on Jan 12, 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, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from Le Cirque’s celeb chef coup to John DeLucie’s diner takeover…

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Inside Hao Noodle & Tea: The Biggest Sleeper Hit of 2016

Hao Noodle & Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

A number of new prestige projects reliably made critics “best of” lists this past year, from Daniel Rose’s sumptuous, classically French Le Coucou, to Aska, Fredrik Berselius’ austere Scandinavian tasting room. Yet an (at the time) under-the-radar Chinese restaurant ended up garnering an equal measure of praise — that would be Hao Noodle & Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen — a debut American venture from a prolific restaurateur, with establishments throughout Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai.

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The Most Warming Winter Cocktails in NYC

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 in Best Of, Cocktails, Winter Eats

Hot chocolate and cider aren’t the only means of getting warm during winter. At New York bars and restaurants, you’ll discover cocktails calibrated to snuggle you from the inside out; from Tavo’s activated charcoal and smoked maple “Black Widow,” to Nishi’s scotch, honey and ginger-based “Penicillin.”

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Seasonal Eats: Beets

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 in Seasonal Eats, Winter Eats

While we understand the instinctive childhood aversion (often extending to adulthood) to vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts, it’s harder to process the problem with beets. So here’s just a few, delicious reasons to rethink this winter root veggie! From the loaded & Baked Beet at Union Square Cafe to Gran Electrica’s Beet Cocktail & more…

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Dreamy Winter Dishes in NYC

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in Best Of, Winter Eats

Post-holiday season can be awfully dreary. That’s why we rely on restaurants to see us through the hump; because in the hands of chefs like Dan Kluger, Jared Sippel and Casey Lane, even parsnips, sprouts and celery root seem positively festive!

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How Sweet It Is: L.A.’s Sugarfish Has Landed in NYC

Sugarfish

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

As much as New Yorkers would like to believe that we’re the epicenter of the food world, we’ve admittedly borrowed a lot from Los Angeles and this year, we’ve even appropriated a number of restaurants as well, including Sugarfish; an outpost of California’s beloved sushi spot…

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Edible Events: January 2017

Posted on Jan 3, 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 the a Donut Fest to Cochon 555 & more…

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Food Trends to Look Out For in 2017

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 in Trendwatch

Trends on the rise generally experience a slow burn — what may seem like mere coincidence one day (a handful of restaurants serving fried chicken sandwiches, for instance), may become an omnipresent, city-wide craze the next. So based on a few early adopters, these are the subtly flickering food movements we expect to catch fire in 2017, to a macabre obsession with charcoal, to a wave of meatless meat products.

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Where to Dine on New Year’s Day

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 in Best Of, New Year's Day, New Years Day Dining

Don’t feel like shelling out $300 per head for some over-the-top New Year’s Eve dinner, or having appletini’s spilled on your cocktail dress at an over-populated party? Or perhaps you’ve stayed out until the wee hours as it is, and are merely in search for some eggs over easy, along with a hair of the dog. In either case, here’s where to go for (comparatively) low-key New Year’s Day celebrations, from Dovetail’s bubbly brunch, to Maysville’s black-eyed pea giveaway…

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The Best NYC Restaurants of 2016

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers, Reviews, RG's Favorites

From Keith McNally and Tom Colicchio, to April Bloomfield and Jose Andres, there’s no question that the NYC restaurant scene was dominated by heavy hitters this year (who else could be expected to afford such massively exorbitant rents?). And yet, a duo of perennially in-the-wings talents finally found their way onto the mainstage (we’re talking Dan Kluger and Floyd Cardoz), while other, newer names established themselves as culinary forces to be reckoned with; including Frederik Berselius (of Aska) and Greg Baxtrom (of Olmsted) as well as American in Paris Daniel Rose, who took the city by storm with SoHo’s truly phenomenal Le Coucou…

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Tim Ho Wan is Your Ultimate Chrismukkah Destination

Tim Ho Wan

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 in Best Of, Chinese Restaurants, Christmas Eats, Holiday Eats

Chinese food is actually an integral part of many a Jew’s holiday season — it’s tradition to go out for Asian delicacies like Peking duck on Christmas Day, while most Christian celebrants are tucked away at home. And with the recent opening of a NYC outpost of Tim Ho Wan (i.e., the world’s most inexpensive, Michelin-starred restaurant), the “Chosen People” are really in luck this year because they have a solid chance at scoring one of the year’s most sought-after tables…

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 in Best Of, New Year's Eve

If you’re still thoroughly shell shocked from the year that was, and trepidatious (to put it mildly) about the year yet to come, there’s never been a better reason to let it all hang loose on New Year’s Eve. For a short while, at least, you can forget your troubles in the bubbles of a glass of complimentary champagne — not to mention feast like there’s no tomorrow at spots like Loring Place, Augustine and more.

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The Eight Craziest Hanukkah Latkes in NYC

Posted on Dec 20, 2016 in Best Of, Hanukkah

You’ve got to love a holiday (Hanukkah) that advocates for the consumption of deep-fried food (latkes). But anyone could lose their taste for sour cream-cloaked potato pancakes after eight straight days, which is why we’re showcasing a host of chef-inspired options; from zaatar hummus-adorned rounds at Mile End, to turkey and latke sandwiches at Ellary’s Greens, Russ & Daughters & more!

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NYC’s Top Holiday Gifts for Foodies 2016

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in Best Of, Christmas, Gifts for Foodies

How is one expected to track down perfect, highly personal presents for childhood best friends, office colleagues and cousin Mary? Thankfully, food just happens to be the great equalizer, making the following selections go-to gifts for practically anyone on your list! From an egg cream kit to personalized cutting boards…

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Our Guide to NYC’s Most Festive Holiday Sweets

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 in Best Of, Christmas Eats, Dessert

Halloween’s all about candy & Thanksgiving is associated with pie — but when it comes to Christmas & Hanukkah, pretty much everything goes on the dessert front. Which is why we’ve rounded up the city’s most merry, no-holds-barred sweets, from Eataly’s array of Panettone, to Dominique Ansel’s Polar Bear Buche…

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The Talde Team’s Massoni is in a New York State of Mind

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in Best Of

Charged with eventually opening three spots within NoMad’s Arlo hotel (as well as providing early morning and late night eats for the “bodega” in the lobby) the Talde team has kicked things off with a giddily inauthentic Italian bistro, Massoni; where they take as many liberties with the cuisine as they do Asian fare.

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Where to Dine on Christmas Day 2016

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Best Of, Christmas Eats

If you don’t especially feel like fussing with a turkey, ham or goose this Christmas (or squeezing friends and family into your miniature NYC apartment) there’s zero shame in passing the buck to a talented, trained chef. Booking a table at one of the following restaurants guarantees double the courses and double the truffles with 100% less of the dishes; so skive off some of your holiday-related responsibilities by scoring a spot at Fowler & Wells today!

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