New York City

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.

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.

Avez-Vou$ Faim? Carbone And Zalaznick On Why NYC Needs The Dirty French.

From the guys behind Torrisi Italian Specialties
Sep 2, 2014 9:00 am
mario carbone and jeff zalaznick photo major food group

Last week at the Heineken House at the U.S. Open, we caught up New York City restaurateurs Mario Carbone and Jeff Zalaznick to talk about their latest NYC opening, Dirty French, as well as what it's like to expand to Hong Kong. And how the hell to get into the world's most-exclusive clam bar. A rare interview with two of the main players in the Major Food Group, this way. 

Salt Cod King: George Mendes Will Bring Portuguese Cooking To The Masses

In NYC, Aldea's chef is planning a big fall opening
Aug 27, 2014 3:00 pm

“Right now we’re off to the races,” says George Mendes with the sound of clanging in the background. He’s standing at the Chelsea — or maybe we'll call it NoMad — construction site that will house his new, un-named restaurant scheduled to open later in the fall. It’s been long anticipated that Mendes, a Portuguese-American chef who just celebrated five years at his well-regarded Flatiron restaurant Aldea, would expand into a more casual style. We got all the details in an interview.

Fall Preview 2014: 21 Major Restaurants Opening In New York City

Here are the openings to look out for this season
Aug 27, 2014 10:00 am

From what we’ve gleaned from hushed phone conversations, drunken text messages and kitchen visits with chef-restaurateurs, the rest of the year is shaping up to be a great one in New York City. Here are 21 places to get excited about.

Where To Eat At The 2014 U.S. Open

There's some ace cooking going on in Flushing
Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am

Once again, there will be no shortage of inspiring food and drink available at the tournament, with well-known chefs and NYC favorites flexing during the two-week event. A major theme of the food is undoubtedly local fare, as over 40 percent of all produce served is sourced from the region. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect to eat and drink in Flushing after two editors played hooky from the office and attended the opening session.

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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