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10 Places To Eat Excellent Sushi In New York City

Where to find the city's best fish, bargain omakase
Aug 20, 2014 11:00 am

Enter some variation of the phrase “Best sushi in New York City” on Google and chances are that you’ll find yourself with more questions than answers at the end of the day. The simple truth is that there’s just no way to crown a single place as having the city’s “best” sushi. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorite sushi restaurants in New York City. Separated into high-end and modestly priced categories, these 10 picks are a mix of old and new, traditional and contemporary, full menu and omakase-only.

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.

Frozen Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

An icy, fruity anecdote to a hot summer night
Aug 14, 2014 3:00 pm

The Blood Orange Margarita at Stephen Starr's El Vez is so popular that it has been on the menu now for 11 years and is the only frozen drink offered. Perfect for providing relief on a sticky summer night, try pairing the cocktail with the restaurant's spicy guacamole. Or, make one at home and enjoy while grilling out as the summer winds down.

Say No To Frozen Wine, But Yes To Frozen Beer

This bizarre Thai tradition has charmed NYC
Aug 13, 2014 10:30 am

I generally don’t recommend freezing wine. Mark Phillips, best known for his PBS wine series, advises freezing leftover wine in water bottles to make it last longer, but I don’t often feel like 750mL is too much wine to handle drinking in a day or two. One might expect me to feel the same way about beer, and although purists may blush, frozen beer has been my drink of the summer thanks to a small, but nearly perfect restaurant in Nolita called Uncle Boons. Read on.

Watch This Camera-Equipped Lobster Travel From Watery Trap To Dining Room Table

Transparency in sourcing reaches new visual heights
Aug 7, 2014 11:30 am

Ever mindful of Americans' increasing interest in where their food comes from, the crew at Zagat decided to strap a GoPro camera to a lobster caught off the coast of Maine and follow it on its two-day death march to a boiling pot at New York's Oceana restaurant. Watch the entire journey (edited down to 4:24) right here.

You Can Now Buy A Meatball Shop Skateboard

Stay on the grind with this limited-edition board
Aug 6, 2014 12:30 pm

Meatball Shop chef/owners Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow have upped their game from last year's meatball sub-themed skateboard deck designed with NYC-based SHUT. This year's model goes back to their humble roots, featuring a hand-painted antique meat grinder and the words "NYC Born & Bred." You know you want one.

There's More To BYOB Than Just Bringing Your Own. Plan Ahead With This Handy Guide

DIY wining and dining requires know-how (and where)
Aug 1, 2014 11:30 am

For a wine lover, the most magical acronym out there is “BYOB.” Toting a bottle of your choice allows you to avoid extraordinary mark-ups — up to 300 percent in some restaurants. Moreover, it makes dining out a more active experience. There is, however, an art to BYOB. Here are some tips on where to go and how to go about it.

Video: Watch Prominent Pitmasters Discuss New York City's Barbecue Boom

How NYC shed its BBQ 'inferiority complex'
Jul 25, 2014 9:00 am

Organizer Mark Maynard-Parisi calls it the "mother yeast" of New York City's burgeoning barbecue community. We're talking, of course, about the annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party, first organized back in 2002 and now attracting some 150,000 people each year to Manhattan's Madison Square Park. Back in June, Food Republic was on the scene, interviewing pitmasters from near and far about the impact of the yearly festival and the roots of the city's barbecue boom in general. See how it all went down right here.

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