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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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Enrique Olvera Takes It Easy with Atla

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 in Best Of

For his second NYC venture, Atla, you can forgive Enrique Olvera for dropping his guard just a tad. With little else to prove, he’s taken a cue from other fine dining stalwarts by going (if not exactly quick) than decidedly casual, opening an eatery that aims to be a destination for its NoHo neighbors, as opposed to globe-trotting, charge card-toting prestige seekers…

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Next-Level Easter Candy for Adults

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 in Best Of, Easter

While it’s hard not to get nostalgic over Cadbury Cream Eggs, speckled Jelly Bellies and Marshmallow Peeps, we adults (with our pesky slowed metabolisms), need to be a bit more discerning over how we rack up calories. So instead of dipping your mitts into your kids’ corn syrup-bolstered baskets, why not procure a personal stash of upmarket candy instead, obtained from certified chocolate artisans like Gabriel Kreuther… instead of the local pharmacy.

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Q & A with Chef Gunter Seeger

Gunter Seeger

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes, Restaurant Spotting

In a time when NY’s most elite restaurateurs have defaulted to fast-casual endeavors, it’s intriguing that Atlanta’s own world-class chef — the German-born Gunter Seeger, of The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton and the eponymous Seeger — has chosen this moment to toss his hat into our in-flux, fine dining field, but we’re glad he did…

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The Ultimate Easter 2017 Dining Guide

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in Best Of, Easter

To kids, Easter conjures up images of fluffy bunnies bearing baskets of jellybeans & marshmallow peeps. But to food-minded adults, the holiday is all about menus paying loving homage to the fleeting bounties of spring. So here’s where to commemorate April 16th with roasted lamb, tender asparagus and yes, even the season’s first ramps — at New York institutions like Marea, Craft and Bouley…

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The “Pescatarian” Gloria is a Catch for Hell’s Kitchen


Posted on Apr 5, 2017 in First Bite, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

We’re easily wooed by seafood of any sort, but news that a “pescatarian” eatery recently opened, run by alums of Le Bernardin and Contra? That’s cause for an all-out crustacean celebration. Add in the fact that it’s in the aptly-named restaurant wasteland of Hell’s Kitchen & Gloria becomes one of the most welcome debuts of the season!

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Dish Spotting: Orchard Grocer’s Vegan Bagel and Schmear

Orchard Grocer

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Alternative Meats, Best Of, Dish Spotting, Eco-Friendly Eateries

The just-launched Orchard Grocer might be the most modern “New Jewish” establishment in NYC, as — instead of celebrating schmaltz, whitefish and gribenes with nostalgic, pseudo-ironic abandon — it’s entirely meat, gluten and dairy-free.

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A Sushi Celebrity Returns with Suzuki


Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in Restaurant Spotting

The city’s newest raw seafood destination is run by Toshio Suzuki — owner of the seminal Sushi Zen and mentor to none other than “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto. The master has returned with an ambitious, multi-concept spot, featuring a cocktail lounge called Three Pillars, a kaiseki restaurant named Suzuki, and a 20-seat sushi counter called Satsuki, run by Toshio himself…

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Gourmet Gossip: April 2017

Posted on Mar 31, 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 a stylish “Spanish” bar from an Ai Fiori chef, to a sad adieu to Semilla.

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Where to Play with Your Food on April Fool’s Day

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 in Eating Events

Everyone’s already on guard when it comes to pranks on April 1st (a la April Fool’s Day), so why not approach the annual jokefest in an unexpected way? The following restaurants provide ample permission to play with your food, including Olmsted, The Doughnut Project, Macaron Parlour and more…

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Edible Events: April 2017

Posted on Mar 28, 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 discerning. So here’s just a few worthy food celebrations we recommend! From a Bloody Mary Fest to a smoked meat showdown…

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Where to Celebrate Passover 2017

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in Best Of, Passover, Passover

Passover may just be the Jewish people’s most alluring food holiday — despite the fact that it requires a strict abstinence from leavened bread. Running from April 10th-18th this year, the festival celebrates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery, via roasted meats, sweet, flour-free desserts, and lots (and lots, and lots) of red wine. So here’s where to get your matzoh on, at spots like Mile End, Fung Tu and more…

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Spotlight on NYC’s James Beard Award Nominees, 2017

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Food Awards, Gourmet Gossip

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…

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NYC’s Best On-the-Go Breakfasts

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 in Best Of, Breakfast

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…

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Danny Meyer Taps the Commuter Crowd with Daily Provisions

Daily Provisions

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Best Of, Hot Take-Out, Sandwiches, Soups

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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Trend Spotting: Gruel is Cool

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 in Food Spotting, Trendwatch

Until very recently, porridge has conjured up exclusively dreary, Oliver Twist images. Yet seemingly suddenly, gruel is the epitome of cool everywhere from ABCv to Chinese Tuxedo, Claus Meyer and more…

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KazuNori — The Original Hand Roll Bar — Comes to NYC


Posted on Mar 14, 2017 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Week

If the lines have lessened at Sugarfish, that can only mean one thing — patrons have transferred allegiance to its little sibling, KazuNori. Also an L.A. import, the wildly popular eatery applies the low cost, high quality sushi theme specifically to hand rolls; cylinders of nori wrapped around cones of fish and rice…

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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2017

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Holiday Eats, St. Patrick's Day

There’s nothing especially glamorous about meat-and-potatoes Irish fare, with its gravy-soaked portions and lusterless palette of brown, tan and white. Yet, those homely qualities are precisely what makes it so appealing, and why St. Patrick’s Day (celebrated this Friday) proves a welcome vehicle to push it to the culinary forefront. So hoist a pint of Guinness and a hunk of soda bread instead, at The Breslin, The Dead Rabbit and more…

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A Look at Doughnut Project’s Inspired, Deep-Fried Creations

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in Best Of, Dessert, Dish Spotting

The once innocuous doughnut has proved an innovation generator throughout NYC nowadays, from Doughnut Plant’s Ripple (a doughnut within a doughnut within a doughnut), to Dough’s Lemon Meringue Pie (double dessert hybrid) to Dominique Ansel’s oft imitated Cronut. And the West Village’s Doughnut Project has raised the stakes still further, with their clever collaborative chef series…

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