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Welcome Martina, Marta’s Pizza Mini-Me

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

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…

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Mifune Rolls into Midtown on a Constellation of Michelin Stars

Mifune

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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It’s All About the Lettuce at Local Leaf

Local Leaf

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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Addio Perla, Benvenuto Fairfax, Gabe Stulman’s Play on the All-Day Cafe

Fairfax

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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Fall 2017 Restaurant Preview

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

The end of summer is a bummer; unless you’re obsessed with food, of course.  Because even though it’s sad to say goodbye to a bounty of glorious, seasonal produce, fall always assures a bumper crop of incredible, credentialed restaurants.  And this autumn is shaping up to be a Who’s Who of the culinary world’s most famous names; so start saving scratch for projects from Jose Andres, Joel Robuchon, Masa Takayama and more…

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten Goes Public, With His Newest Hotel Restaurant

Public Kitchen

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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Iceland Asserts Itself in NYC With Icelandic Fish & Chips

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in Restaurant Spotting

With locations in downtown Reykjavik and now the West Village, Icelandic Fish and Chips aims to take on a grease laden British favorite, and give it a wholesome Nordic twist…

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Inside Vinegar Hill House’s First-Ever Offshoot

VHH Foods

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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EMP Summer House Heats Up East Hampton

EMP Summer House

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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Sushi Ishikawa Serves An Actually Affordable Omakase

Sushi Ishikawa

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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Wylie Dufresne Does Donuts at Du

Du's Donuts

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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Entre Cote: A Hip, Korean Barbecue-Inspired Steakhouse

Cote

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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Emily Moves Into Manhattan

Emily

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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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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Restaurant Spotting: Nur

Nur

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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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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Empire Diner Rises Again Under John DeLucie

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Restaurant Spotting

Chelsea’s Art Deco Empire Diner has exhibited characteristic longevity (originally opened in 1946), yet has experienced considerably more fluctuation in ownership. Thankfully, you can’t keep a good greasy spoon down — or make that not so greasy, considering the current proprietor is John DeLucie, of famously posh institutions, like The Waverly Inn, The Lion…

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Jose Garces Classes Up Times Square with Ortzi

Ortzi

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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

Made Nice

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Hot Take-Out, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

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…

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