NYC restaurants

Francis Mallmann Is On Mind Of A Chef, Cooking At Il Buco This Weekend

Argentinian chef is having a busy few days
Sep 19, 2014 11:00 am

Argentinian chef and grillmaster Francis Mallmann is renowned for his cooking with fire: over it, under it, in it and around it. The esteemed chef will certainly have his hands full this weekend, appearing on an episode of The Mind of a Chef and working in the kitchen at New York’s Italian institution il Buco as part of the restaurant’s 20-year anniversary celebrations. Here's how to tune in and get a taste of his food. Pig roast involved.

6 New York City Restaurants That Are Celebrating Big Anniversaries

Hitting the five or ten-year mark is no small feat
Sep 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Operating a restaurant is no easy task. Between space, equipment and personnel issues, it’s a straight uphill battle from day one. Stories of high-profile restaurant closings hit the newswire almost every month, with well-known and popular establishments regularly closing their doors for good. Simply put, it’s a big achievement when restaurants make it through a year or two – let alone five or ten – in New York City. And that’s exactly what these six city staples have managed to do.

Photo Essay: Alex Guarnaschelli Looks Back On A Summer Full Of Food Travels

Chef traveled to LA, Toronto, Sag Harbor, Orlando
Sep 11, 2014 10:00 am

Any food enthusiast worth their fancy rock salt grater will recognize Alex Guarnaschelli from Food Network, Cooking Channel and Bravo. Always searching for new techniques and ingredients to implement in her kitchens, Guarnaschelli spent much of her summer traveling for inspiration. Her journeys took her east to Long Island; west to Los Angeles; south to Orlando and north to Toronto. She wrote in to Food Republic to detail her travels.

5 Trends To Spot In NYC's Fall Restaurant Openings

Casual spots, tough tables, big chefs
Sep 10, 2014 9:00 am

Autumn is one of the busiest times of the year for restaurants, when jetsetting Manhattanites (and Brooklynites) return from summer travels and settle back into their 'hoods, often in search of great food. New establishments look to right after Labor Day to open their doors for the first time, so there are plenty of restaurant openings to keep an eye on each fall. While covering the newcomers in our annual Fall Preview series and while galivanting around as we're wont to do, here are a few trends we picked up on.

Mad. Sq. Eats Is Back With New Vendors, Killer Lobster Rolls

New vendors highlight semi-annual pop-up market
Sep 8, 2014 3:00 pm

Grabbing a quality but quick lunch in the Gramercy/Flatiron area can be somewhat difficult. Sure, there’s no shortage of options and the original New York locations of popular chains Shake Shack and Sweetgreen are nearby. There’s just that whole 45-minute wait time think to worry about. That’s why we’re excited each year by the arrival of Madison Square Eats and its 30 – yes, 30 – city vendors. Located in Madison Square Park, the semi-annual market opened for its sixth season on Friday.

Olive Picking In Tuscany Is More Idyllic With Porsena's Sara Jenkins

Countryside trek also means wine, lots of it
Sep 8, 2014 9:00 am

Autumn in the Tuscan countryside is something everybody should experience at least once. Our own Jenny Miller was there last year, picking olives and drinking lots of red wine with New York-based chef Sara Jenkins. Read her full report right here, plus news on how to reserve a place on this fall's trip.

Heads & Tails Cocktail Recipe

A tequila-cordial cocktail from an NYC institution
Aug 22, 2014 2:00 pm

The Heads & Tails cocktail from Russ & Daughters' new café is a bit of an anomaly at first glance, since both tequila and mezcal fall outside of what one would expect to drink with traditional Jewish food, but it is a nice nod to the LES neighborhood and the cross-pollination of cultures that have existed there over the past century.

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.

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