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

NYC is the food-delivery capital of the USA
Feb 24, 2015 2:00 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.

Spicy Salmon Skin Crostini Recipe

Transform crispy salmon skin into a redic bar snack
Dec 26, 2014 12:00 pm

The best after-work drinking spots have not just happy hour drink specials, but great eats too. Mira Sushi and Izakaya in New York City's Flatiron District happens to have both. We borrowed this amazing salmon crostini recipe from Mira's chef Brian Tsao. It goes great with beer, that's for sure. Is the crispy salmon chicharron the next chicken wing? Sure!

John Egerton's Ham Pâté On Beaten Biscuits Recipe

Country ham and biscuits like you've never had
Dec 18, 2014 12:00 pm
county ham pate on biscuits
Photo: Bonjwing Lee

We sat in on a cooking lesson led by Nashville chef Tyler Brown of The Capitol Grille and moderated by the great John T. Edge. Country ham and biscuits were destined to make an appearance, but Brown's dish, inspired by renowned journalist and Southern food specialist John Egerton, turns a staple dish into a party-friendly canapé.

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.

Is This For Real? Pigs In Pimento Cheese Blankets Recipe.

Start the party with these pigs in blankets
Sep 18, 2014 11:00 am

Let's hear it for pimento cheese, that quintessential Southern appetizer of delicious cheddar made tastier and spreadable via mayo and cream cheese and flavored with pimentos and...well, anything else. It's also incredibly versatile — check out Pimento Cheese, the new cookbook from Perre Coleman Magness, author of blog The Runaway Spoon.

Ginger Beer-Battered Broccoli Tempura Recipe

Deep-fried broccoli with mango yogurt dipping sauce
Aug 21, 2014 3:00 pm
battered broccoli tempura

If the vast world of spices, whole and ground, seems a little exotic to you, pick up a copy of chef and cookbook author Paul Merrett's Spice Odyssey. Learn the basics of commonly used spices, then branch out and apply your knowledge to dishes from everyday classic to never-before-seen global specialties. You'll get addicted to this ginger beer-battered broccoli tempura.

Lamb Meatballs With Foie Gras Sauce, Mint And Pecorino Recipe

Ultra-luxurious meatballs too good for spaghetti
Jul 15, 2014 12:00 pm
lamb meatballs with foie gras sauce
Photo: Andre Baranowski

A new cookbook, Hudson Valley Chef's Table, is a compilation of recipes from beloved restaurants from Westchester to Columbia counties. This ultra-rich lamb meatball comes from chef Mike Abruzese at Polpettina in Eastchester, NY.

Delectable Is Like Facebook And Instagram For Wine Drinkers. Sign Us Up!

Use your phone to get recs from your favorite somm
Jul 9, 2014 1:00 pm

The most up-to-date version of the wine-centric app can recognize upwards of 3 million labels more quickly and accurately than ever before. Keep track of what you drink, connect with wine experts and buy bottles online — all on your phone. “There are too many sources out there for learning about wine, but they aren’t user-friendly," says Delectable's Julia Weinberg. "Delectable was made to serve wine drinkers of all levels.” Find out more this way.

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