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  • Spotlight on NYC’s James Beard Award Nominees, 2017

    Spotlight on NYC’s James Beard Award Nominees, 2017

    While the Oscars can sometimes seem self-indulgent (do millionaire actors really need accolades for playing dress-up?), its restaurant industry-equivalent, the James Beard Awards, are easier to endorse — being an opportunity to show appreciation for overworked, underpaid, nose-to-the-grindstone chefs. So here’s a peek at who’s up for this year’s honors from NYC…

  • NYC’s Best On-the-Go Breakfasts

    NYC’s Best On-the-Go Breakfasts

    While it’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s often an afterthought for on-the-go New Yorkers. Thankfully, the city is saturated with quick-service eateries, whose free-range egg sandwiches, house-crafted sausages, and freshly baked pastries are just as convenient. From Black Seed to White Gold Butchers to Daily Provisions & more…

  • Danny Meyer Taps the Commuter Crowd with Daily Provisions

    Danny Meyer Taps the Commuter Crowd with Daily Provisions

    Danny Meyer appeals to a younger, more on-the-go crowd with Daily Provisions, an early-rising bakery and coffee shop with awesome soups, sandwiches and fresh baked breads, a side piece to the tony Union Square Café…

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New York’s Best Fall Dishes

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in Best Of, Fall, Fall Foods

It’s hard to get actively enthused about the appearance of kale and butternut squash in the greenmarkets, especially since it means they’ve officially replaced tomatoes and corn. But talented chefs can transform and elevate even the most uninspired items, which is why we’re excited to see what they’re cooking up this autumn…

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Gourmet Gossip: November 2016

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or pop up. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites! From the launch of Keith McNally’s glittering Augustine, to a Danny Meyer takeover in Bryant Park…

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Hail to the King, a Brit-Run SoHo Bistro


Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The name may be King, but there’s three women running the show at this delicious, new Brit-run bistro with pumpkin ravioli, grilled quail & European-stye brunch…

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Your Pre-Marathon Guide to NYC’s Most Unapologetically Carb-Loading Foods

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 in Eating Events, Fall

In the same way we celebrate holidays we have no direct tie to (such as Day of the Dead, St. Patrick’s Day or Oktoberfest) because the food and drink is just so good, that’s the tack we tend to take with the NY Marathon.

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Edible Events: November 2016

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Eating Events

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis — from lavish, charity-driven galas to crowded, walk-around tastings and an endless array of pop-ups! From New York Taste’s gastronomic bash to a Whiskey Feast & more…

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Do It All Measuring Cup

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Gizmo Girl

Don’t you hate when you find a recipe for an awesome cake or killer cookies that gives you the ingredients weight or volume instead of the measurements in cups or tablespoons? I’m so excited to stumble upon this do it all measuring cup…

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Day of the Dead Dining Guide: 2016

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 in Eating Events, Holiday Eats

Save for the sweet consumption of candy, Halloween isn’t exactly known as a food holiday (at least not savory anyway!). Which is why we tend to be more partial to the Day of the Dead. Think masa, mole, tamales and tequila…

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Seasonal Eats: Pumpkin

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 in Fall, Fall Foods, Seasonal Eats

While our immediate pumpkin associations are pie, Jack-O-Lanterns & increasingly, fall-flavored spiced lattes, the gourd is a whole lot more versatile than that. Here’s the scoop on fall’s finest squash! From how & where to pick them to the best spots in NYC to eat them…

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Where to Celebrate Halloween in NYC

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events, Halloween

Haven’t scored an invite to bob for apples at a house party? Don’t have kiddies to escort around the neighborhood for trick or treat? There’s no need to resign yourself to a marathon viewing of horror movies in a darkened apartment…

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From Fish Tacos to a Palace of Pickles, Chelsea Market is Tastier Than Ever

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 in Best Of, Food Markets

Did you know that Chelsea Market draws in a whopping six million visitors every year? And imagine how many more will descend on this buzzing food market now that Dizengoff and its addictive hummus and piping hot pita moved in. It’s no wonder that Chelsea Market has emerged as a formidable dining destination. Here’s the latest & greatest vendors…

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With Flora Bar at the Met Breuer, The Estela Team Hastens the Rise of the Museum Restaurant

Flora Bar

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in First Bite, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

In the same way that transit hubs are finally being transformed into dining destinations, museums are sprucing up their food offerings as well — taking savvy advantage of constant foot traffic and hungry, captive patrons, to offer menus that far exceed frozen burgers and fries. Lucky for the Upper East Side, the Estela team just arrived in the Met Breuer with Flora Bar…

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Q & A with Prova Pizzabar’s Donatella Arpaia

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes

Having spent the past 15 years entrenched in NYC’s fine dining world (past and present projects include Davidburke & Donatella, Anthos, and Kefi), Donatella Arpaia’s entrance to the fast-casual fray comes as a bit of a surprise with Prova Pizzabar…

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A Guide to Haute Halloween Candies in NYC

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Halloween, Holiday Eats

Sad but true: It’s socially unacceptable to trick or treat and beg for candy from your neighbors past a certain age (don’t put it past us to try though!). Check out this year’s most deliciously grown up sweets…

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So Meaty: Wolfgang Puck Opens an NYC Outpost of CUT


Posted on Oct 18, 2016 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

Alice Waters may embody the wholesome, back-to-the-land aspect of California cuisine, but when it comes to its glitzy, glamorous, show bizzy side, there’s no better poster child than Wolfgang Puck and lucky for us, he just opened a NYC outpost of CUT…

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Scoping Out the Newest Vendors at This Year’s Broadway Bites

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 in Food Markets

The dining options around Broadway used to, well, bite. But thanks to UrbanSpace — which has proven incredibly adept at transforming food deserts into eating meccas — the Times Square area is flush with fabulous kiosks of Boil Boil Ramen and Bunk Sandwiches…

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Trend Spotting: Nashville Takes NYC

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in Trendwatch

NYC had a Southern-fried revolution years ago — and now eateries serving green tomatoes and biscuit and gravy are as commonplace as pizza parlors and Chinese takeout spots. But things have taken a hyper-regional turn with the rise of Nashville cuisine; starting with a major, local obsession with hot chicken, and expanding precipitously from there.

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A Guide to New York Cider Week 2016

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 in Eating Events, Fall

As Apple Week at Restaurant Girl drew to a close, we thought we’d pass the baton to NY’s own Cider week, a 10-day long celebration of the fermented, alcoholic apple beverage…

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Gourmet Gossip: September 2016

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, a shocking chef shuffle, or a must-try dish. We’ve got the scoop on Blue Ribbon Bakery’s unexpected shutter, Rebelle’s brunch collaboration…

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