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

Good pizza, brunch, tailgating and chefs talk
Oct 16, 2014 1:00 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.

No Butter? No Cream? No Fooling? Floyd Cardoz Is Sticking To His Healthy Story.

Indian-American chef wasn't always so anti-dairy
Oct 15, 2014 9:00 am

How can an Indian-American chef, raised in Bombay, eschew such a crucial element? Butter specifically the clarified kind, or ghee, as it's called is an important building block in many Indian dishes. But, not for White Street's Floyd Cardoz. He calls it wholly unnecessary. "I use spices and I use acids to make food interesting."

Josh Ozersky Is The New Restaurant Editor At Esquire. Script, Flipped.

He names The Cecil New Restaurant of the Year
Oct 14, 2014 8:00 am

“The way that people feel about Game Of Thrones, or the Dune books or Firefly — the way people feel about Alan Moore or George R. R. Martin – I feel that intensely and that ardently about the important figures in the chef world,” says a voice on the other end of the receiver while Sparklehorse plays in the background. Ladies and gentlemen, Josh Ozersky has stepped up to the soapbox (upon our invitation). Here's our colorful interview with the colorful critic.

Opening Night Of The Rainbow Room Was The Bar Mitzvah Of Our Dreams

Flowing cocktails, selfies, the view. The Roots!
Oct 7, 2014 12:30 pm

Around 100 people are sitting at small two-tops under a very expensive chandelier 65 floors above Rockefeller Center, sipping good champagne and cocktails mixed with hip Brooklyn gin. A few kisses are stolen at tables in the back. The Roots are playing on a small stage and they brought the damn sousaphone player. Around 100 people remain seated. Welcome to opening night of the Rainbow Room.

How A Legendary New York City Dive Bar Was Reborn: A Story In 75 Cocktails

Lower East Side bar 151 has not skipped a beat
Oct 2, 2014 12:00 pm

Among the regulars of bar 151 on the Lower East Side were Alex Day and David Kaplan, two of the cocktail-crafty co-owners of Death & Co. “Before we knew each other, we both independently went to that bar so many times,” Day recalls. In a boozy full circle, the business partners bought the bar at 151 Rivington and reopened it with a drink menu overhaul.  

2015 Michelin Stars For New York City Are Here

Per Se, Le Bernardin remain on top
Sep 30, 2014 1:16 pm

The Michelin Guide is the longest running, and most established, restaurant ratings service in the world. It started in France in 1900, and now publishes 24 guides around the world. London has its own guide, as does Tokyo, Chicago, San Francisco, Germany and Spain. And this afternoon, New York City took its turn. Here are the results.

WTF Is Kentucky Fried Blowfish? Delicious, That’s What.

The latest cray genious from chef Andrew D'Ambrosi
Sep 22, 2014 9:00 am

In a tiny kitchen in brownstone Brooklyn restaurant Bergen Hill, chef Andrew D'Ambrosi is running one of the most-inventive seafood restaurants in America. Though constrained by limited space and gear more fit for a Central Park snack bar than mini Mugaritz (the setup includes four induction burners, a panini press and small ice cream machine), the former Le Cirque chef and Top Chef  scene stealer is composing dishes made with extraordinary flavor combos (Mayweather 1-2s) and personality. Here's one of them.

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 solo dining culture in New York City. The series of striking portraits, shot with an honest, fly-on-the-wall aesthetic, aimed to show that urban diners — more often than not — like to take their meals alone while surrounded by flickering screens. Sound familiar?

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