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The Benihana Folks Debut Sorba, A Brand-New Bowl Of Noodles

Watch out, fancy ramen, KOA's sorba noodles rock!
Oct 30, 2014 3:00 pm

There's no food enthusiast on earth who doesn't go weak at the knees for a steaming bowl of Asian noodles. New Yorkers only ever demand what's new, so hit KOA in NYC's Flatiron District and meet sorba, your new favorite comfort food with a twist that's distinctly Japanese (and healthier than a fried pork cutlet). With Iron Chef Yuji Wakiya at the kitchen helm, this is one dish you can't just Yelp and wait in line for.

Yuzu Is About To Explode In Popularity In The United States. Here's Why.

The aromatic fruit is less tart than other citruses
Oct 28, 2014 8:00 am

A contingent of New York’s most respected food journalists gathered for lunch earlier this month at the Bouley Test Kitchen in TriBeCa. Chefs David Bouley of the city’s eponymous French restaurant and Isao Yamada wowed the crowd with a luxurious five-course menu. But the group wasn't assembled for the various preparations of caviar, oysters and uni. It had gathered to learn more about yuzu, a citrus fruit whose popularity is rapidly growing outside of its home continent of Asia. Read on.

Checking In On The Paying For Restaurant Reservations Game. It's Not Going Away.

Upstart companies Resy and Zurvu are growing
Oct 24, 2014 8:00 am

People are paying for the privilege of being able to sit at a restaurant. Yes, you read that right. Diners in New York are ponying up dough just to secure a table at some of the city’s most exclusive restaurants through multiple third-party services. It’s a trend we investigated in detail this summer. We followed up on two of these sites offering reservations at a price.

Eat Sandwiches, Salads From NYC's Best Chefs, Support A Good Cause

Join the ongoing monthly program at Feel Food café
Oct 17, 2014 12:00 pm

It’s a no brainer. Who wouldn’t want to eat a light lunch cooked by one of the city’s most promising young chefs for a good cause? Feel Food, a health food café in New York City’s West Village, is launching a program in collaboration with Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard NYC initiative. Each month, the café will feature an exclusive dish – a salad or sandwich – created by a different chef from one of the city’s top restaurants. What's first?

What Is Hot Chicken, And Can Carla Hall Make It The Next Cronut In New York City?

A look at a storied Nashville dish and what's ahead
Oct 16, 2014 12:00 pm

In theory, hot chicken is simple to prepare. It is, however, a dish that is challenging to prepare well. Around 20 restaurants in Nashville specialize in serving renditions of hot chicken, each altering the ingredients ever-so-slightly to affect the various levels of heat that are offered. Despite hot chicken’s immense regional popularity, the dish has yet to receive much national exposure. Until now. We examine a few restaurants serving the dish outside of Music City.

Despite Closing WD~50, Wylie Dufresne Is Keeping Busy These Days

Pioneering NYC chef is writing his first cookbook
Oct 14, 2014 2:30 pm

Wylie Dufresne shocked the restaurant world when he revealed earlier this year that he would be closing his groundbreaking wd~50. Dufresne already runs the kitchen at the more accessible Alder, but will he revert back to a more formal tasting menu format and re-open elsewhere in the city? While that remains to be seen, the influential chef has managed to keep busy lately. Included are an instructional video and an upcoming cookbook. Details, right this way.

Pitmaster John Stage Rode His Harley Around America. Here's Where He Ate.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's meat man was out for 45 days
Oct 9, 2014 10:00 am

One man, one motorcycle and 90 well-planned meals over a 45-day stretch. Now that's certainly our kind of trip. New York City's Dinosaur Bar-B-Que pitmaster and Harley Davidson enthusiast John Stage recently embarked on a month-and-a-half road trip around the United States. His goal? Simple. Eat the absolute best food he could find along the way. Fresh off his ambitious excursion, Stage wrote in to us to talk about some of his most memorable stops.

Beyond Sushi: 10 Places To Eat Incredible Japanese Food In New York City

Soba, shumai and matzo ball ramen beckon
Oct 8, 2014 9:00 am

Think about Japanese food in New York City and chances are the first thing that pops in your head is sushi. The fact remains, however, that there’s a lot more to Japanese cuisine than raw fish on rice, and NYC is a prime example of just how diverse the food really is. From freshly made soba noodles to unique cuts of grilled beef to matzo ball ramen, there is a ton of quality Japanese food — both traditional and contemporary, authentic and authentically inauthentic — to be found in the Big Apple. Here are 10 of our favorite places for non-sushi Japanese food in New York City.

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