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Photos Of New Yorkers Eating Alone At Home Is Not As Depressing As It Sounds

In fact, solo dining is a growing trend
Sep 15, 2014 10:00 am

Four years ago photographer Miho Aikawa set out to capture the essence of the home dining culture in New York City.  The series of portraits, shot with an honest, fly-on-the-wall aesthetic, aimed to show that urban diners — more often than not — take meals solo, while surrounded with flickering screens (mobile phones, televisions and computers mainly). It’s a fascinating study, revealing how a graduate student from Belgium eats a salad at home after a late-evening class on the Upper East Side, or a distracted Brooklyn teenager picks at a bowl of her father’s fettuccini.

Fall Preview 2014: Upcoming Trends In Restaurant Design

Four NYC firms give us a forecast for what's next
Sep 2, 2014 12:00 pm

We've seen plant-covered green walls, industrial-chic gastropubs and airy, large-format French brasseries come to the forefront in the past few years. Looking ahead, we asked principals at design firms responsible for some of NYC's most visible restaurants and bars right now to give us their thoughts on what's new and exciting right now, and what we can expect to see more of. 

We’d Like One Twix-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Twinkie. And One Uncle Kracker Concert.

Scenes from great, deep-fried New York State Fair
Sep 2, 2014 10:00 am

What makes the Great New York State Fair so great? A batter-coated, deep-fried, Twix-stuffed, bacon-wrapped Twinkie, among other things. Veteran state fair correspondent Laurie Woolever (along with her 5-year-old son) reports from the heart-attack-inducing scene.

Wait, It's Only 2 Hours From NYC? 5 Great Places To Eat In Bucks County.

A nice alternative to upstate and the Hamptons
Aug 19, 2014 9:00 am

An easy two-hour drive from NYC, this serene part of Pennsylvania and New Jersey rewards with postcard-perfect scenery, charming inns and terrific cultural offerings like galleries and museums. As we found out after a well-fed summer in the area, there are some great restaurants too. Here, we share 5 places to eat and drink incredibly well in Bucks County.

Video: Watch Prominent Pitmasters Discuss New York City's Barbecue Boom

How NYC shed its BBQ 'inferiority complex'
Jul 25, 2014 8:00 am

Organizer Mark Maynard-Parisi calls it the "mother yeast" of New York City's burgeoning barbecue community. We're talking, of course, about the annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party, first organized back in 2002 and now attracting some 150,000 people each year to Manhattan's Madison Square Park. Back in June, Food Republic was on the scene, interviewing pitmasters from near and far about the impact of the yearly festival and the roots of the city's barbecue boom in general. See how it all went down right here.

DIY

So You Want To Raise Backyard Chickens? First, Read This Cautionary Tale.

Easy access to eggs not all it's cracked up to be
Jul 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Imagine: fresh eggs daily. Sounds great, right? And, it is! At least until your fine feathered friends get too old to lay them. Then what? It seems that many owners are "too chicken" to slaughter their backyard pets. So, some towns now find the abandoned critters wandering the streets, or dumped onto local farms in the middle of the night. Here are some better suggestions.

The Cold One: We Pick The Best Brews for Your Stanley Cup Enjoyment

This series is gonna be a real brewser
Jun 5, 2014 1:00 pm

Although though I’m bitter about the first game, I have every reason to believe this series will be an epic ending to what has already been one of the most amazing playoffs in recent memory. Of course, if you have the agita of a true Rangers or Kings fan, you’ll want to have a drink while watching the rest of the series, so I picked out the best of both coasts. Enjoy a cold one no matter who you’re rooting for.

FR Investigates: Will The 'Skate Chop' Be The Hot Dish For Summer 2014?

Chef David Burke on his latest rib-eye of the sea
May 29, 2014 9:00 am

Skate, of course, is a former throw-away fish that modern chefs have promoted to an almost-everyday entrée, albeit usually in fillet form, sliced from either the top or bottom of the sea creature’s wing. Skate chop? Well, that’s a bit more unusual. Chef David Burke explains.

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