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Duck, Duck, Good at Decoy

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in First Bite, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

RedFarm has been a fancified Chinese food fixture in the West Village for years now, beloved for owner Ed Schoenfeld, his famous charm & chef Joe Ng, maker of supremely delicate PacMan Dumplings. But over the last months, the restaurant’s undergone a flurry of change, including a swanky cocktail lounge and modern Peking Duck house called Decoy…

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More than Just Noodles at Ivan Ramen

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Dish Spotting, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

There may be more ramen restaurants than you can shake a chopstick at in New York nowadays, but that didn’t keep residents from eagerly anticipating the heralded debut of Ivan Ramen on the Lower East Side, which finally opened in May. Owned by native New Yorker, who catapulted to fame in Tokyo after opening two wildly successful and respected ramen-yas (an unprecedented accomplishment for a foreigner), Ivan Ramen launched his first stand-alone venture back in the States…

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Summer 2014 Restaurant Preview

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 in Restaurant Spotting

It’s no secret that summer tends to be a slow season when it comes to restaurant openings. Since so many New Yorkers go away on extended vacations, eateries usually prefer to save their grand debuts for the fall. Not this summer. There’s a slurry of highly anticipated spots all slated to launch in the next two months, so don’t you worry if you’ve yet to schedule that dream getaway. Because a summer spent in the city means you’ll be first in line to try them all…

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Restaurant Spotting: Le Cirque Revitalized

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 in Restaurant Spotting

Unlike tourists meccas like Tavern on the Green, Le Cirque has always been an iconic haven for local glitterati — such as Barbara Walters and Michael Bloomberg, who owns the glass-fronted, u-shaped building where Le Cirque is now housed. Recently, Le Cirque got a new chef and with it a menu makeover, making it worth a revisit…

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Restaurant Spotting: Paulaner

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 in Restaurant Spotting

Originally slated to open just in time for Oktoberfest this year, Paulaner (the 375-year-old German beer brand), couldn’t have picked a better way to make its New York restaurant debut. Unfortunately, that anticipated holiday launch wound up being delayed well into November, and then the brauhaus mysteriously shuttered again a few months later, affixing brown paper to the windows and a cryptic “Coming Soon” sign to the door. But now, Paulaner is once again serving up sausages and giant steins of beer on the Bowery, and seemingly much better for the evident internal shakeup…

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Luxe Greasy Spoon Fare at Empire Diner


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Posted on Aug 19, 2013 in Restaurant Spotting, Summer Eats

A restaurant with outdoor space of any sort already has a leg up in the city, even if it’s only a pair of rickety two-top tables deposited on the sidewalk. So the full blown, leafy backyard at The Pines in Gowanus makes it an idyllic summertime spot, a sunny reprieve from the restaurant’s dim, no frills interiors. So while you can still hunker down indoors with tender Squab with Parsnip and Blueberry and house-cranked Cappellacci with Oxtail and Crab Brodo, be aware that visiting The Pines’ backyard means stepping into a different restaurant entirely. Because Romano has re-imagined the scruffy urban enclave as a charming Basque cider bar and grill, offering a unique menu of wood-fired items, prepared from a makeshift, backyard kitchen.

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Awesome Ethiopian Cooking At Bunna Cafe

Bunna Cafe

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 in Restaurant Spotting, Summer Eats

A restaurant with outdoor space of any sort already has a leg up in the city, even if it’s only a pair of rickety two-top tables deposited on the sidewalk. So the full blown, leafy backyard at The Pines in Gowanus makes it an idyllic summertime spot, a sunny reprieve from the restaurant’s dim, no frills interiors. So while you can still hunker down indoors with tender Squab with Parsnip and Blueberry and house-cranked Cappellacci with Oxtail and Crab Brodo, be aware that visiting The Pines’ backyard means stepping into a different restaurant entirely. Because Romano has re-imagined the scruffy urban enclave as a charming Basque cider bar and grill, offering a unique menu of wood-fired items, prepared from a makeshift, backyard kitchen.

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Spring Restaurant Preview 2014

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 in Gourmet Gossip, Restaurant Spotting

There’s a whole lot to be excited about in the restaurant world right now — besides the appearance of ramps and fava beans on everyone’s menus, that is. And that’s the highly anticipated openings of a number of hotter-than-hot new eateries, like Drew Nieporent’s Bâtard, Andrew Carmellini’s Bar Primi, and Cosme from envelope-pushing Mexican chef Enrique Olvera. Here are a few other especially buzzy, impending restaurant debuts to keep your eye on this spring…

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Restaurant Spotting: The Backyard at The Pines

The Pines

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 in Restaurant Spotting, Summer Eats

A restaurant with outdoor space of any sort already has a leg up in the city, even if it’s only a pair of rickety two-top tables deposited on the sidewalk. So the full blown, leafy backyard at The Pines in Gowanus makes it an idyllic summertime spot, a sunny reprieve from the restaurant’s dim, no frills interiors. So while you can still hunker down indoors with tender Squab with Parsnip and Blueberry and house-cranked Cappellacci with Oxtail and Crab Brodo, be aware that visiting The Pines’ backyard means stepping into a different restaurant entirely. Because Romano has re-imagined the scruffy urban enclave as a charming Basque cider bar and grill, offering a unique menu of wood-fired items, prepared from a makeshift, backyard kitchen.

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