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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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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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Inside AbcV: Jean-Georges Rhapsodic Ode to Vegetables


Posted on Mar 9, 2017 in First Bite, Hottest Newcomers

It seems Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s AbcV just missed inclusion on our Restaurant Preview list yet again; having finally debuted after three solid years of anticipation! Carving out still another corner of Flatiron’s ABC Carpet & Home, it ably advances a recurring ABC theme by constructing a menu entirely around vegetables…

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Gourmet Gossip: March 2017

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, closing, or shocking chef shuffle. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites — from Grant Achatz’s thrilling migration from the Windy City to the Big Apple to Ivan Orkin’s surprising fascination with pizza…

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Spring Restaurant Preview 2017

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers, Reviews, Spring Restaurant Preview, Spring Restaurant Preview

As if glorious weather wasn’t reason enough to adore spring, it happens to be the prime season for high profile restaurant debuts too. So turn the promise of longer days into an excuse to pack your schedule with a series of dining trips, at upcoming ventures from Enrique Olvera, April Bloomfield and yes, even Jose Andres…

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Unico Taco is Suvir Saran’s Passage to India (Via Mexico)

Unico Tacos

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 in Ethnic Eats, Restaurant Spotting

You wouldn’t immediately associate Suvir Saran with tacos. Yet the celebrated toque has branched out in more ways than one this month; unexpectedly migrating to an outer borough (Queens), and turning his attention to tortillas, at the playful, fast-casual Unico Tacos.

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Ikinari Brings Its “Standing Steakhouse” Concept to New York


Posted on Mar 2, 2017 in Restaurant Spotting

We tend to think New York is at the cutting edge of all things food, but we still can’t hold a candle to Japan when it comes to quirky innovation. That’s why we’ve continued to import some of their kookiest concepts; from ramen spots to the newly minted stand-up steakhouse Ikinari, which landed in the East Village this past week…

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The Wooly Public is an Elite Social Club for the Masses

Wooly Public

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Restaurant Spotting

Can’t get into The Wooly? Check out their new restaurant for the people, Wooly Public, which features drinks from a Mayahuel vet and old time New York bar bites via a Maison Premiere alum. Sounds legit, no?

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