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Beyond Sushi: 10 Places To Eat Incredible Japanese Food In New York City

Soba, shumai and matzo ball ramen beckon
Oct 8, 2014 10:00 am

Think about Japanese food in New York City and chances are the first thing that pops in your head is sushi. The fact remains, however, that there’s a lot more to Japanese cuisine than raw fish on rice, and NYC is a prime example of just how diverse the food really is. From freshly made soba noodles to unique cuts of grilled beef to matzo ball ramen, there is a ton of quality Japanese food — both traditional and contemporary, authentic and authentically inauthentic — to be found in the Big Apple. Here are 10 of our favorite places for non-sushi Japanese food in New York City.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kale

You thought you knew everything? Lol. You're wrong.
Oct 1, 2014 9:00 am

Hated by Jim Gaffigan but beloved by Gwyneth, kale is bigger than us all. The leafy green that launched a thousand chips has survived all manner of rumor and ridicule to become a bona fide international phenomenon. Here are 10 things you need to know about the superfood with staying power.

5 Trends To Spot In NYC's Fall Restaurant Openings

Casual spots, tough tables, big chefs
Sep 10, 2014 9:00 am

Autumn is one of the busiest times of the year for restaurants, when jetsetting Manhattanites (and Brooklynites) return from summer travels and settle back into their 'hoods, often in search of great food. New establishments look to right after Labor Day to open their doors for the first time, so there are plenty of restaurant openings to keep an eye on each fall. While covering the newcomers in our annual Fall Preview series and while galivanting around as we're wont to do, here are a few trends we picked up on.

Here Are The Top 100 Restaurants In The American South

Moment of truth: How many have you been to?
Aug 14, 2014 11:00 am

We’ve come to trust Southern Living when it comes to food, so we were pretty excited when they released a list of the South's 100 best restaurants, spearheaded by the region’s 10 best new establishments. Take a look, mark down how many spots you’ve already visited and start planning your next Southern roadtrip right about…now.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Mayonnaise

A look at the ultimate love it or hate it condiment
Aug 13, 2014 9:00 am

Few refrigerator staples inspire as much devotion and distaste as mayonnaise. Beloved by some, called "the devil's condiment" by others, mayo is nonetheless number one: market research firm Euromonitor reports that Americans spend $2 billion on mayonnaise annually, seconded by ketchup’s mere $800 million. Clearly, there is more to mayo than meets the aioli. With summer picnic season in full swing, we delve deep to get the skinny on America’s most controversial condiment.

NYC's Most Iconic Meat Dish Is In Brooklyn

We break down Eater's meaty list
Jul 7, 2014 4:14 pm

It’s no secret that New York City is home to some pretty epic meat dishes. To welcome us all back from a meat-filled long weekend, Eater has written up a rather, er, meaty list of the city's 21 most iconic meat dishes. Yes, we certainly have meat on the mind here at Food Republic. Taking a look at the list, after the jump.

These Are The 5 Most Badass Booze Commercials Of All-Time

Colt 45, Jim Beam, Dos Equis compete for top spot
Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm

It started sometime in the early 1980's—at least that's where it started for me—with Billy Dee Williams and Colt 45. "There are two rules to remember if you want to have a good time," he coos. "Rule #1: never run out of Colt 45. Rule #2: never forget rule… number… one." Allow me to introduce Rule #3 – never underestimate the impact of a great boozy ad campaign. From the moment I saw that commercial, I never have. Allow me to present The Five Most Badass Booze Commercials of All-Time.

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Poutine

Oh, Canada! You've invented the perfect foodstuff.
Jun 11, 2014 11:00 am

Poutine, the unofficial national dish of Canada, is made with three very specific ingredients: cheese curds, French fries and gravy. Put it all together and you have a devilishly rich dish perfect for late night binges, emotional eating and to give you strength to explore Montreal (poutine’s ancestral home). But while we all know this dish hails from Quebec, there is a lot more going on than a bowl of comforting junk food. With that, here are eight things you probably didn't know about poutine.

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