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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.

You Travel, You Eat: North Brooklyn

Guide for eating, drinking, coffee, edible shopping
Jul 7, 2014 10:00 am

Lifelong New Yorkers and startlingly attractive European ex-pats brave the G, L and JMZ trains to taste the future in North Brooklyn neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. Filled with warehouses, factories and Polish– and Italian-American community centers, these formerly industrial districts now launch global food trends, thanks to a constant influx of game-changing cooks, craftsmen and purveyors. Whether you’re craving innovative pizza, whimsical soul food or serious single-origin coffee, North Brooklyn never disappoints.

Jennifer Oz LeRoy, The Woman Behind Food And Drink Wizardry In Montauk

She’s revived Gurney’s Resort in Montauk
Jul 2, 2014 9:00 am

“Entertainment runs in my blood,” says Jennifer Oz LeRoy, the daughter of the late, legendary New York restaurateur Warner LeRoy, and granddaughter of Wizard of Oz producer Mervyn LeRoy. “The dining room is your greatest set.” LeRoy should know: She recently took on several new dining rooms, not to mention Montauk’s only on-the-sand beach bar, as food and beverage director at Gurney’s Montauk, the 80-year-old resort that reopened with a major revamp this summer. In the prime of beach season, we caught up with her.

Pastry Genius Will Goldfarb, Decamped To Bali, Has Some Unfinished Business

It's all happiness and housemade mangosteen bitters
Jun 18, 2014 9:00 am

Among the upscale boutiques of Bali's beachy Seminyak neighborhood, located on the Indonesian island's southwest coast, is sprawling restaurant and bar Ku De Ta. Tourists and locals alike congregate here every evening to watch an exquisite sunset and listen to DJs while sipping Dark and Stormys flaunting large ginger and lime ice spheres. Yet, when night falls, a more sophisticated experience awaits at upstairs boîte Mejekawi. Here, dessert plays a pivotal role on the eight- and 12-course tasting menus, courtesy of Will Goldfarb.

FR Style Inventory: 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' Makeup Genius Mike Potter

He glams up Neil Patrick Harris nightly
Jun 10, 2014 1:00 pm

We always have style on the brain at FR headquarters, so from time to time we reach out to our stylish friends to hear about their favorite designers and why it’s never OK to wear square-toed shoes. Next up, Mike Potter, the wig and makeup extraordinaire who glams up Neil Patrick Harris for the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Read on.

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