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A Cocktail Menu Worth Curling Up With

Not the sticky leatherette binder you’re used to
Mar 23, 2015 1:00 pm

The menus at New York City cocktail bar the Dead Rabbit have always colored outside the lines. While most American watering holes are still going with the classic leatherette binders — with their sticky pages — the award-winning Water Street bar has put out a new menu/mini novel every year. Here’s news on the latest.

Spring Preview 2015: 8 New York City Restaurants That Will Open Soon

Here are the openings to look out for this season
Mar 20, 2015 9:00 am

New York City, a place of perpetual chef churn and restaurant turnover, takes a bit of a breather from the openings in the winter months. Working cooks take vacations (on the Caribbean festival circuit and otherwise) and media members would rather catch up on Game of Thrones than schlep to a launch event. It’s a welcome pause for all involved. But come March, everything starts to pick back up again. The plywood starts to peel off like a Canada Goose jacket on a 60-degree day, and everybody gets excited about eating at restaurants again. Here are eight to get excited about.

Food Republic’s New Chefs Rising, Episode 1: Jonah Miller Of Huertas

The young NYC chef makes a “simple peasant dish”
Mar 19, 2015 10:00 am

You hear it all the time: A chef’s gotta pay his dues, toil for years or even decades in kitchens learning technique and craft. Not necessarily. In New Chefs Rising, Food Republic finds young cooks who are making moves, running their own kitchens in successful restaurants, in many cases before their 30th birthday. In the first episode, Jonah Miller, executive chef and co-owner of NYC hot spot Huertas, shares his thoughts, then hits the kitchen to cook some migas. 

"The Mind Of A Chef Season 4" To Star Prune's Gabrielle Hamilton

Production has begun in New York City
Mar 12, 2015 9:47 pm

Chef, author and cookbook game changer Gabrielle Hamilton has been slated as one of the featured chefs in the upcoming season of The Mind of a Chef. Hamilton follows a long list of MOAC alums, including David Chang, Sean Brock, April Bloomfield, Edward Lee and Magnus Nilsson.

Little Italy In Manhattan Is Migliore! If You Know Where To Look At Least.

Hanging out with the neighborhood characters
Mar 10, 2015 9:00 am

In Manhattan’s legendary Little Italy neighborhood, swarms of tourists walk Mulberry Street daily in search of an authentic bowl of pasta fazool and perhaps a story about Matty the Horse Ianniello, who ran his gangland empire out of Umbertos Clam House in the 1970s. Or maybe the tourists are only there for the cheap T-shirts. It’s hard to tell these days, as the neighborhood has followed the borough’s recent path toward Disneyfication. But if you know where to look, there are still truly memorable spots to visit — both old and new. On a recent Friday afternoon, I took a walk around lower Manhattan and met a crew of characters. Here are their stories.

The Dead Rabbit Might Have Perfected The Irish Coffee. Here Is How To Make It.

Hint: Use good whiskey and skip the Reddi-wip
Mar 5, 2015 2:00 pm

New York's acclaimed Dead Rabbit has quickly developed a reputation for its excellent Irish coffee. With good reason. Proprietors Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry worked on the recipe hundreds of times before ever serving it to customers. Cocktail writer Naren Young gets into the specifics of how they make it great.

7 Restaurants, Bars And Grocery Stores For The Best Thai Food In Elmhurst, Queens

Entering a world of boat noodles, larb and jerky
Mar 3, 2015 12:00 pm

With venerable spots like Ayada, Boon Chu and Chao Thai, the ethnic enclave of Elmhurst, located in New York City's borough of Queens, has had a notable Thai presence for years. In the past year, another five places have joined the mix, effectively turning Little Bangkok into a veritable Thai Town. Queens-based writer Joe DiStefano dishes up his favorite stops in the hood.

How Gladiator School Led To The Next Iconic Waldorf Astoria Dish

Chefs Heinz Beck and David Posey team for greatness
Mar 2, 2015 11:30 am

The "Taste of Waldorf Astoria" event partnered emerging James Beard Foundation chefs with chefs working at Waldorf properties around the globe. Each of five teams was tasked with creating a signature recipe to be featured on menus at 29 Waldorf Astoria restaurants worldwide. The event culminated last Thursday evening at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC, where all five teams presented their dishes to a panel of esteemed chefs, editors and industry experts. So who won?

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