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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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London Noodle Chain, Wagamama, Crosses the Pond to NYC


Posted on Nov 21, 2016 in Ethnic Eats, Restaurant Spotting

It’s a bit of a thrill that the franchise known as Wagamama has finally opened its very first location in NYC. Smack in the center of the Flatiron District, it’s perfectly positioned as a waystation for both busy locals on lunch hour, as well as tourists from all over the world…

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Marco Canora’s Brodo Goes Brick-and-Mortar

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in Restaurant Spotting, Soups

A long list of decidedly unsexy foodstuffs — from seaweed to quinoa to brussels sprouts —have been very much on trend in recent years. But they’re positively sultry when compared to bone broth; largely associated with invalids and other intestinally distressed patients on liquid diets. Enter Marco Canora’s Brodo

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Our Favorite Fall Sweets in NYC

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Fall Foods

Autumn’s prominent holidays may be Halloween and Thanksgiving, but there’s a lot more to the seasonal sweets scene than candy and pie. That’s why we’re showcasing eight NYC pastry programs, making especially innovative use of fall’s bounty! From Keith McNally’s Augustine and its Poached Pear Mille-Feuilles, to the Butternut Squash Granita at Andrew Carmellini’s Leuca…

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A Look at 2017’s Bib Gourmand Honorees

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands

Receiving a “Bib Gourmand” designation is a dubious honor — on one hand, it’s wonderful to be recognized for serving exceptional food at moderate prices, on the other hand, it precludes them from getting a far more coveted Michelin star. Here’s this year’s Bib Gourmand honorees, the likes of Olmsted, Llama Inn &…

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Chumley’s Returns to the West Village


Posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

It’s rare for a restaurant to get a new lease on life. And in today’s exceedingly fickle (not to mention prohibitively expensive) industry, even decades of accrued customer sentimentality isn’t enough to keep the doors open. Which makes the story of Chumley’s especially unusual…

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Nordic Goes Casual at n’eat


Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in Restaurant Spotting

If you thought we were at peak New Nordic, thanks to the relaunch of Fredrik Berselius’ Aska, and the opening of Claus Meyer’s sprawling food court and restaurant in Grand Central Station, think again. Enter n’eat…

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Thanksgiving 2016 Dining Guide NYC

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 in Best Of, Thanksgiving

There used to be something so sad about the thought of spending Thanksgiving at a restaurant, but thankfully that’s now only a memory! So here’s a rundown of eight great places to make a reservation this year. From Oceana (with none other than Bill Telepan as toque) to Il Buco & more…

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Where to Eat White Truffles This Season

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 in Fall, Fall Foods, Seasonal Eats

We all know that apples, asparagus, pumpkins, and corn all have a season — but did you know that truffles are a highly esteemed, seasonal eat too? White alba truffles are ripe for the seizing right about now! Check out where to get your truffle fix here…

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New York’s Best Fall Dishes

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in Best Of, Fall, Fall Foods

It’s hard to get actively enthused about the appearance of kale and butternut squash in the greenmarkets, especially since it means they’ve officially replaced tomatoes and corn. But talented chefs can transform and elevate even the most uninspired items, which is why we’re excited to see what they’re cooking up this autumn…

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Gourmet Gossip: November 2016

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in Gourmet Gossip

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting restaurant opening, closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or pop up. That’s why we’re keeping you apprised of the industry’s most noteworthy bits and bites! From the launch of Keith McNally’s glittering Augustine, to a Danny Meyer takeover in Bryant Park…

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Hail to the King, a Brit-Run SoHo Bistro


Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The name may be King, but there’s three women running the show at this delicious, new Brit-run bistro with pumpkin ravioli, grilled quail & European-stye brunch…

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Your Pre-Marathon Guide to NYC’s Most Unapologetically Carb-Loading Foods

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 in Eating Events, Fall

In the same way we celebrate holidays we have no direct tie to (such as Day of the Dead, St. Patrick’s Day or Oktoberfest) because the food and drink is just so good, that’s the tack we tend to take with the NY Marathon.

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Edible Events: November 2016

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Eating Events

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis — from lavish, charity-driven galas to crowded, walk-around tastings and an endless array of pop-ups! From New York Taste’s gastronomic bash to a Whiskey Feast & more…

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Do It All Measuring Cup

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Gizmo Girl

Don’t you hate when you find a recipe for an awesome cake or killer cookies that gives you the ingredients weight or volume instead of the measurements in cups or tablespoons? I’m so excited to stumble upon this do it all measuring cup…

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Day of the Dead Dining Guide: 2016

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 in Eating Events, Holiday Eats

Save for the sweet consumption of candy, Halloween isn’t exactly known as a food holiday (at least not savory anyway!). Which is why we tend to be more partial to the Day of the Dead. Think masa, mole, tamales and tequila…

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Seasonal Eats: Pumpkin

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 in Fall, Fall Foods, Seasonal Eats

While our immediate pumpkin associations are pie, Jack-O-Lanterns & increasingly, fall-flavored spiced lattes, the gourd is a whole lot more versatile than that. Here’s the scoop on fall’s finest squash! From how & where to pick them to the best spots in NYC to eat them…

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Where to Celebrate Halloween in NYC

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 in Best Of, Eating Events, Halloween

Haven’t scored an invite to bob for apples at a house party? Don’t have kiddies to escort around the neighborhood for trick or treat? There’s no need to resign yourself to a marathon viewing of horror movies in a darkened apartment…

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From Fish Tacos to a Palace of Pickles, Chelsea Market is Tastier Than Ever

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 in Best Of, Food Markets

Did you know that Chelsea Market draws in a whopping six million visitors every year? And imagine how many more will descend on this buzzing food market now that Dizengoff and its addictive hummus and piping hot pita moved in. It’s no wonder that Chelsea Market has emerged as a formidable dining destination. Here’s the latest & greatest vendors…

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