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Why Is Everybody Suddenly Drinking Gin And Tonics All The Time?

From Barcelona to Brooklyn, it's taking over
Aug 19, 2014 2:00 pm

On paper, the gin and tonic seems like a simple drink. And in theory, it should be. People order it with complete nonchalance. Maybe they prefer a lime wedge over a lemon (that’s an American thing). Almost no one has an opinion on tonic water. But as world-traveling bartender Naren Young writes, it's all starting to change.

Momofuku Turns 10! Here's How To Celebrate With Throwback Pigtails And Brisket.

A special retrospective menu at Noodle Bar
Aug 18, 2014 3:45 pm

It’s been 10 whole years since David Chang opened Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City’s East Village. In honor of its decade-long existence, Momofuku Noodle Bar is featuring a special throwback menu this week. Beginning today and continuing through Sunday, diners can order a number of dishes from the restaurant’s archives, all selected by former Noodle Bar head chefs. More information and a full menu, ahead.

Lard In Translation: Live From A Papua New Guinea Pig Roast In New York City

The transcultural (Pacific) language of whole hog
Aug 18, 2014 10:00 am

At 7:30 a.m. on a sodden Friday earlier this summer, a group of pork enthusiasts convened blearily at Ducks Eatery in New York’s East Village. Each person had a different reason for crawling out of bed at this unreasonable hour to throw back potent cold-brew coffee and talk about pig. This included two guys from Papua New Guinea: Fabian Paino, an internationally known master wood carver and Mundiya Kepanga, a Huli tribesman from a cool, mountainous part of the country. He's the one in a grass skirt with the bare torso.

8 Best Urban Barbecue Pits In New York City

The center of barbecue in America? We say yes.
Jul 31, 2014 9:00 am

New York City might just have the most exciting barbecue scene in the United States. There, I said it. Friends in Texas and North Carolina, you know where to send the hate mail. But hear me out. Between the New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells announcing the arrival of “Big Time Barbecue” in his two-star review of Mighty Quinn’s and last week’s slow-smoked feature in Food Republic by Chris Shott, it’s obvious that something special is happening in the ventilated basements and back alleyways of the city of just over 8 million

New York City, Get Ready For Masa Fest!

Mexican food fans, mark your calendar: August 9
Jul 24, 2014 2:30 pm

Without masa harina, there would be no tortillas. Without tortillas, there would be no nachos, enchiladas, huevos rancheros, breakfast tacos, steak tacos, fish tacos...no tacos, period. No arepas, pupusas, tamales or sopes, either. Embrace this crucial ingredient, learn its importance in all our lives, then let's go get tacos at Masafest on August 9 on the Rockaway Boardwalk at 97th Street. All the details, after the jump. 

You Travel, You Eat: Where To Dine, Drink And Shop In South Brooklyn

Guide for eating, coffee, classes, edible shopping
Jul 21, 2014 9:00 am

In the second installment of our two-part Brooklyn lovefest, we are dishing up the borough’s southern half. From Dumbo’s cinematic cobblestones to the farthest reaches of Red Hook, South Brooklyn claims some of New York City’s best restaurants, bars and culinary attractions. As with all destination guides, this compilation is but the tip of the hand-carved iceberg (we're talking about Brookyn, after all). Consider these our top picks for eating very, very well, South Brooklyn-style.

Started From The Streets Now They Here: 5 Food Trucks That Made The Big Time

From halal in NYC to smoked meat in Austin
Jul 14, 2014 9:00 am

No longer quite the counter-culture statement they once were, food trucks have become a launching pad for ambitious restaurateurs. The most successful mobile kitchens end up settling down into brick-and-mortar locations. In New York alone, nearly a quarter of all food trucks upgrade to a restaurant. And the most popular concepts get tapped for widespread expansion, like these five food trucks that hit the big time

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.

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