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Greek Wine 101: A Guide To Varieties, Pairings And Exciting Regions

Wines from Greece have never been hotter
Feb 26, 2015 2:00 pm

When you look at a Greek wine list, it can seem intimidating. And while Greek wine is still relatively unknown, there has recently been a change in how Americans are starting to receive it. Kamal Kouiri, wine director and general manager of New York City's famed Molyvos, breaks down the country's strong wine history and provides tips on varieties, pairings and ordering successfully.

5 New York City Services That Are Changing The Food-Delivery Game

NYC is the food-delivery capital of the USA
Feb 24, 2015 3:00 pm

Want the city’s best fried chicken delivered from Brooklyn straight to your Manhattan doorstep as you lie in bed working off a vicious Saturday morning hangover? There’s an app for that. An increasing number of apps and websites are making it easier than ever to order in from some of the best restaurants in New York City. Many of these services are using the city as a test run of sorts, looking to eventually expand throughout the country and possibly even overseas. Here is a look at five of these existing services, their various features and where they currently operate.

8 Essential Bowls Of Ramen In New York City

This is a list to commit to memory
Feb 19, 2015 10:00 am

It’s safe to say that New York City is in the midst of a ramen craze. It’s been a couple of years since the Japanese noodle soup really started to make its mark on the city. And its popularity is understandable: Ramen is accessible, filling, inexpensive and, quite simply, delicious. Capitalizing on the trend, Japanese chefs have opened a number of ramen joints in the past few years, providing locals with a number of new slurping optionsp. As for that “best of” list you've been waiting for? We’ve got you covered here.

Chef Amanda Cohen Traveled To Inspire The Menu At The New Dirt Candy

NYC chef reopened her vegetarian oasis last week
Feb 12, 2015 3:00 pm

Last week saw Dirt Candy chef Amanda Cohen’s most recent trip: a mile-long move from the East Village to the Lower East Side, where she reopened her beloved vegetarian destination. The vegetable-focused menu will still reflect some of Cohen’s Asian inclinations, but more than half of the items were inspired by the Yucatán, where she recently spent two weeks. 

10 Dishes To Seek Out In The Chinatown Food Courts In Queens

Unique, regional dishes from NYC's real Chinatown
Feb 9, 2015 2:00 pm

Just as Singapore has its hawker centers, the bustling Chinatown of downtown Flushing — New York City’s real Chinatown — is filled with food courts where the choices can seem overwhelming to the uninitiated. Here are ten of the most unique dishes to be had in this culinary wonderland, like Wenzhou pork-marrow soup and secret Taiwanese fried chicken.

Enrique Olvera's Cosme Is Serious. Also? These 5 Places For Mexican In NYC.

Good New York City Mexican is no longer an oxymoron
Feb 6, 2015 12:00 pm

At New York newcomer Cosme, chef Enrique Olvera combines a Mexican mindset with local ingredients from the Hudson Valley and surrounding regions. Pete Wells took notice and awarded the Mexican chef three stars last week. Here are five other places (well, four places and one neighborhood) that skip the gimmicky props — for the most part — and dish out authentic, regional Mexican food in New York City.

New York City's Newest Pop-Up Is Part Paratha, Part Awesomeness

Goa Taco is not quite Indian. Nor quite a taco.
Jan 29, 2015 12:00 pm

It’s not exactly a taco. And it’s not directly connected to Goa. But the food at minuscule pop-up Goa Taco is certainly making a name for itself on New York City’s Lower East Side. So what is the food here and from where does it originate? We stopped in for a taste of South African chef Duvaldi Marneweck's globally-influenced paratha tacos.

6 Restaurant Trends We've Spotted In New York City This Winter

Farm Casual, empire building, tough tables, Queens
Jan 21, 2015 12:00 pm

Winter can be a slow time for restaurants, when a relentless cold front and post-holiday budgets keep away many from dining out in the year's first couple of months. Still, plenty of New York City establishments have recently opened their doors in the city's five boroughs and we say that these first few months just might be the best time to try them out — waits are shorter, service can be more attentive and seasonal ingredients are surprisingly plentiful. While covering the newcomers and gallivanting around as we're wont to do, here are a few trends we picked up on.

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