New York City

New York's Long-Standing El Quijote Isn't Going Anywhere, Is It?

New owner vows to preserve restaurant's legacy
Jun 19, 2014 2:00 pm
Photo: Chris Goldberg on Flickr

So far, new owner Ed Scheetz has said all the right things about upholding "the signature look and feel of El Quijote (classic Spanish) while maintaining its authenticity and history." The proof, we suppose, will be in the paella.

The Sausage Party Is Over: New Yorkers Now Skipping The Once Popular Pizza Topping

Experts blame decline on arugula, other veggies
Jun 16, 2014 12:30 pm

The once ubiquitous sausage slice, apparently, is headed the way of chicken à la king and other formerly fancied foodstuffs that have fallen out of fashion in contemporary society, according to a New York Post report. The reason? Hard to say, but pizza pros point to surging popularity of other toppings.

A Brief History Of New York City Fro-Yo, And News Of Its Impending Death

Has a city become burned out by too many handles?
Jun 9, 2014 9:00 am

For nearly two decades a city has been obsessed with frozen yogurt. We take a look at the evolution from Tasti D-Lite to 16 Handles, and how — of all things — kale might just be sealing fro-yo’s fate.

NYC: Reports Of Little Italy's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated. Or Have They?

Rising rents are displacing the red sauce legends
Mar 31, 2014 9:00 am

The New York Post is always good for a solid doomsday scenario, and in yesterday’s edition they dropped a story about how New York City’s iconic Little Italy neighborhood, once a 50-block expanse of markets, restaurants, offices and pizzerias, is currently on life support.  Could it be true?

Art

Art Meets Ice Cream, As Speto Debuts New Mural at NYC Gelateria AB Biagi

An exclusive interview with Brazil's art star Speto
Mar 7, 2014 10:00 am

As hordes of art enthusiasts descend upon the Armory Show and other satellite art fairs in NYC this weekend, consider heading in the opposite direction for some gelato and a side of never-before-seen original artwork. To celebrate his home country as this year's World Cup host, Antonio Biagi, the owner and gelato expert behind AB Biagi gelateria, enlisted fellow countryman and one of Brazil's most prominent street artists, Speto, to create an original mural. Images and interview after the jump.

2013: A Year In Restaurants. The Good Ones.

Our editors weigh in on the year in dining out
Dec 31, 2013 11:15 am

The Internet is in the midst of year-end list madness. There’s even a great blog that makes lists of lists. Let us prolong the season a bit here, where Food Republic editors and contributors weigh-in on the year in dining out.

8 T-Shirts From Iconic NYC Establishments (Plus A Hat)

Old-school NYC food spots commemorated on T-shirts
Dec 27, 2013 10:00 am

Tourists and locals alike stop by Katz's Delicatessen for a pastrami sandwich and then walk next door to Russ & Daughters for bagels and lox. Next time you find yourself doing the same, make sure to add a T-shirt (or cap) to your order. After all, these places might not be around forever — though they probably will!

Our Beer Writer Cameos In This Video About Brewing Perrier Beer

A beer experiment on film, with bubbles
Dec 18, 2013 2:00 pm

Food Republic beer writer Jon Katz was called to Brooklyn microbrewery Bitter & Esters not long ago to participate in an experiment: making beer with Perrier as the base. Not only does he admit to underage drinking on film, he learns that delicious fizzy water makes delicious fizzy beer, which happens to be our favorite kind! Check out the Société Perrier video after the jump.

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