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Best Brazilian Bites in NYC

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 in Best Of

New York is well known for its vibrant, microcosmic communities, including Little Italy, Chinatown and Korea Town, but did you know that a single block of 46th Street (located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) is actually referred to as Little Brazil?

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The Bowery Market is NYC’s Newest Food Hall

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 in Al Fresco Dining, Food Markets

Anthony Bourdain may have postponed the opening of his massive street hawker mecca until 2019, but the fast and furious proliferation of NYC food halls shows no signs of slowing down. And one of the newest is The Bowery Market, which, like Smorgasburg, is situated entirely outside, comprised of a series of awesomely unique kiosks…

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Go Beyond Borscht With NYC’s Coolest Cold Soups

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 in Best Of, Soups, Summer

For the most part, the thought of eating soup in summer seems about as appealing as sunbathing in a winter sweater. And yet, the following bowls are every bit as refreshing as a tall, iced glass of lemonade; because basically, they’re a pure, distilled essence of peak warm-weather produce!

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A new post test.

Posted on Aug 6, 2016 in Best Of

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The Best Slimming (Yet Substantial) Salads for Summer

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 in Best Of, Summer

With all of summer’s fabulous, deep-fried beach foods and uninterrupted access to ice cream, what’s one to do in the face of bikini and sundress season? The answer, of course, is to counteract those caloric, high-fat indulgences with deliciously healthful and imaginative salads…

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NYC’s Best Summer Dishes – 2016

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 in Best Of, Summer

With all due respect to spring, summer’s as exciting as it gets as far as food is concerned. We’re talking tomatoes, peaches, cherries, eggplant, squash, corn & more! Here’s a list of eateries that are putting that cornucopia of goodies to especially good use — from Nix and its Toybox Melon, topped with housemade cottage cheese, to Blue Hill & their Zucchini Carbonara, sauced with egg & pancetta…

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Where To Spend Your Precious Summer Fridays

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 in Happy Hours, Summer, Summer Eats

Do you know what one of the very best things about summers is? Even bosses and executives want to escape from their offices as often as possible! Which has led to the fantastic tradition of Summer Fridays; season-long, early reprieves from work, allowing employees to gleefully flee their cubicles as early as 1pm. So we rounded up the best spots to savor the end of the week…

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Where to Dine During Restaurant Week: Summer 2016

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events, Restaurant Week

Can’t get away from the city for an extended vacation this summer? Consider it the ideal excuse to cross as many restaurants as possible off of your must-visit list for Restaurant Week — running from July 25th-August 9th this year — with close to 400 establishments offering three-course lunches for only $29, or dinner for a mere $42. Feeling overwhelmed by all of the options? Go ahead and narrow it down to the following, incredible eight!

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Chill Out With NYC’s Best Summer Cocktails

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 in Best Of, Cocktails, Summer

Summer is all about ice cream and seafood, but cocktail culture is just as important. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the city’s most celebratory seasonal drinks! From Suffolk Arms to Betony, Llama Inn & more…

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Vive La France: Where to Celebrate Bastille Day 2016 in NYC

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 in Eating Events, Summer

This coming Thursday, July 14th, commemorates the storming of Bastille Day, essentially the French counterpoint to Cinco de Mayo. And being that French cuisine has undergone its own sort of local revolution lately, it seems an especially felicitous time to celebrate, at spots like Le Coq Rico, Le District and more…

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The Best Summer Scoops in the City

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Summer

It’s officially ice cream season, and our cups and cones runneth over, with inspired frozen dairy desserts from a seemingly endless number of NYC suppliers. And while it was exceedingly difficult, we managed to narrow down just a few of our favorites, including guanciale-studded malteds from Hail Mary, top-notch gelato from Superiority Burger, and Hong Kong-inspired sundaes from the Smorgasburg vendor, Wowfulls!

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Shore Up On Seafood, With Our Guide to the Best Shellfish Destinations in NYC

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 in Best Of, Summer

We’d never dream of knocking on ice cream, but what we really scream for in the summer is seafood. You shuck it, grill it, deep-fry it or steam it, and you can bet your life that we’ll eat it, from the East Coast Oysters at Cull & Pistol, to the Fritto Misto at Sabbia, and the classic Grilled Squid Tacos at Seamore’s…

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Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July 2016 in NYC

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events, Fourth of July

Memorial Day may be the unofficial kick-off of summer, but there’s no question that the Fourth of July is the party of the season. So bless America and celebrate your freedom with food, fun and fireworks, at Independence Day best blowouts throughout New York!

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Step Right Up: Seasonal To-Go Windows Are NYC’s Hottest New Food Trend

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 in Al Fresco Dining, Summer Eats, Trendwatch

Eating food on the go is a way of life in New York, but it takes on a completely different tenor come spring or summer. That’s because the weather is so agreeably lovely, it seems a shame to waste a second of it cooped up indoors. That’s why the following establishments have opened up seasonal, fast-casual windows; an ideal way to enjoy their excellent fare, without committing to a formal, sit-down meal!

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A Guide to Summer’s Best Sips in NYC

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 in Best Of, Drink Spotting, Summer

Who said everyday iced tea, iced coffee and lemonade need to be the default drinks of summer? Especially since spots around the city are offering all manner of inventive cold beverages, from the frozen Israeli Lemonnana at Mike Solomonov’s Dizengoff to the innovative Agua Frescas at Nick Morgenstern’s El Rey…

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The Best Spring Desserts 2016

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Spring Eats

We’re all about ramps and spindly spring asparagus, but they don’t generally translate to dessert. So if you want to fully experience the best of what the season has to offer, you’ll save room for sweets at the following New York eateries, from the Rhubarb Soufflé at Le Coq Rico, to the “Strawberries and More Strawberries” at Olmsted!

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Our Favorite Food-Focused Father’s Day Gifts

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 in Best Of, Father's Day, Gifts for Foodies

Buying a gift for ones dad (or husband) can be notoriously difficult — but as long as you obey the “way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” credo, everything should be fine. And to make your search even easier, we’ve compiled a list of awesome, largely edible presents, from membership to a meat-of-the-month club, to DIY pretzel and beer cheese kits!

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Our Father’s Day 2016 Dining Guide

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events, Father's Day

We’re perfectly aware that not all dads are obsessed with steak, barbecue and beer; just as we know that not all moms are suckers for chocolate, mimosas and brunch. But when it comes to narrowing down Father’s Day options, we’re going to venture a guess that the following restaurants are legitimately failsafe bets for celebrating your dad this year…

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What to Eat at Rockaway Beach this Season

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of, Summer, Summer Eats

A day at the beach in NYC used to involve planning and packing a picnic, since food options in the outer, outer boroughs were notoriously, laughably scarce. But the Rockaways changed all that, when they became breeding ground for quality vendors, serving Venezuelan arepas, pure fruit popsicles, and everything in between…

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New York’s Best Spring Dishes 2016

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 in Best Of, Spring Eats

There’s not much you need to do to manipulate spring ingredients, such as verdant ramps, unctuous morels, succulent soft shell crabs and sprightly fiddlehead ferns. But the following restaurants have managed to take innately amazing items, and somehow make them even more incredible; so eat your way through the season at spots like Contra, Olmsted, Marta and more!

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