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2014 In Review: 20 Stories That Showed Our Love For The New York City Food Scene

Chef interviews, openings, cooking trends, salad
Dec 24, 2014 11:30 am

It’s a city full of distinct neighborhoods and we’ve worked tirelessly over the past year to cover as many of them as possible — yes, we’ve even included two guides to the always-changing borough of Brooklyn. We set out to break down the city by it varoius ethnic cuisines, and made our picks for the best French, Japanese — both sushi and non-sushi — and BBQ in town. And we published our 10 commandments for making it as a chef in NYC (bottom line: good luck). All that and much, much more, in our year-end look.

2014 In Review: The Year In Restaurant Design

Four trends, and NYC restaurants that showcase them
Dec 23, 2014 1:00 pm

As we review the past year in dining and some of our favorite standout meals, there's much to be said about the memorability of a great restaurant experience. It's those crucial ingredients that go far beyond the food on your plate — design being one of the most significant. Here are some of our favorite design trends from the past year, and the New York City restaurants that best showcase them right now.

Small Town Virginia Lands Another Big City Chef

Dixie gem The Shack is expanding, luring NYC talent
Dec 2, 2014 12:00 pm

Former New York chef Ian Boden's tiny tasting menu restaurant, The Shack, has been luring folks to Staunton, VA, since it opened less than a year ago. Now, he's lured another New York chef to join him down south and open a second restaurant nearby. Chris Shott chats with both chefs about the move and about all the hubbub over Boden's little powerhouse in small town Virginia.

Jesse Schenker, A Man of Extremes

Chef has written one hell of a kitchen memoir
Nov 25, 2014 11:00 am

Ten years ago, Jesse Schenker sat bloodied in the back of a police car, with track marks in his arm and any number of illicit substances swirling around his system. Now, he’s the executive chef and owner of two Manhattan restaurants, Recette and The Gander. It’s not been an easy run.

At Prune, Gabrielle Hamilton Is Throwing A Party. You’re Just Paying The Bills.

After 15 years, the NYC chef has written it down
Nov 4, 2014 12:00 pm

It is Sunday afternoon at Prune, and on the sidewalk upstairs a crowd has gathered, patiently listening for their names. The wait is between 20 minutes and one hour, and most are content to stand patiently in the sun, sipping coffee from to-go cups and awaiting eggs Benedict with golden toasted potatoes rosti. But we're downstairs, getting schooled by chef-owner Gabrielle Hamilton.

Why John DeLucie Will Not Charge You $95 For Truffled Mac 'N' Cheese Anymore

NYC chef reflects on his funky boom-time sensation
Nov 4, 2014 10:00 am

New York chef John Delucie grew up on the same mac 'n' cheese as the rest of us. You know, the stuff in the blue box. Yet, when he became a chef, the Long Island native would unleash one of the most hugely hyped and hugely priced takes on the American pantry staple in modern times. Here, the chef sits down with Chris Shott to reflect on the dish that made him famous.

What’s Enrique Olvera Doing With All That Wasabi And Yuzu Kosho? Mexican Food.

At Cosme in NYC, simple food with a Mexican soul
Oct 27, 2014 9:00 am

“I didn’t come here to cook like my grandmother,” says Mexico’s most famous chef, Enrique Olvera, sitting on a stool at his new Flatiron restaurant Cosme. As Contributing Editor Matt Rodbard finds out, the Mexico City chef is taking Manhattan in stride.

8 New York City Wine & Food Festival Events That Are Not Sold Out

Good pizza, brunch, tailgating and chefs talk
Oct 16, 2014 2:00 pm

This morning we reached out to New York City Food and Wine Festival organizers to find out what events still have tickets, and surprisingly there are some pretty good ones still in the NOT SOLD OUT category (as of this writing at least). Here they are, with links to where you can buy tickets.

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