New York City

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.

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.

Lard In Translation: Live From A Papua New Guinea Pig Roast In New York City

The transcultural (Pacific) language of whole hog
Aug 18, 2014 10:00 am

At 7:30 a.m. on a sodden Friday earlier this summer, a group of pork enthusiasts convened blearily at Ducks Eatery in New York’s East Village. Each person had a different reason for crawling out of bed at this unreasonable hour to throw back potent cold-brew coffee and talk about pig. This included two guys from Papua New Guinea: Fabian Paino, an internationally known master wood carver and Mundiya Kepanga, a Huli tribesman from a cool, mountainous part of the country. He's the one in a grass skirt with the bare torso.

8 Best Urban Barbecue Pits In New York City

The center of barbecue in America? We say yes.
Jul 31, 2014 9:00 am

New York City might just have the most exciting barbecue scene in the United States. There, I said it. Friends in Texas and North Carolina, you know where to send the hate mail. But hear me out. Between the New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells announcing the arrival of “Big Time Barbecue” in his two-star review of Mighty Quinn’s and last week’s slow-smoked feature in Food Republic by Chris Shott, it’s obvious that something special is happening in the ventilated basements and back alleyways of the city of just over 8 million

You Travel, You Eat: Where To Dine, Drink And Shop In South Brooklyn

Guide for eating, coffee, classes, edible shopping
Jul 21, 2014 9:00 am

In the second installment of our two-part Brooklyn lovefest, we are dishing up the borough’s southern half. From Dumbo’s cinematic cobblestones to the farthest reaches of Red Hook, South Brooklyn claims some of New York City’s best restaurants, bars and culinary attractions. As with all destination guides, this compilation is but the tip of the hand-carved iceberg (we're talking about Brookyn, after all). Consider these our top picks for eating very, very well, South Brooklyn-style.

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