New York City

The Guy With The Mohawk Is Madrid Chef David Muñoz. Kind Of A Big Deal.

He's visiting NYC with a Spanish Armada of chefs
Oct 22, 2014 1:00 pm

While the restaurants of Northern Spain get SO MUCH ATTENTION thanks to Ferran Adria, Juan Mari Arzak and their many kitchen disciples opening restaurants throughout the region, the country's central, landlocked capital, Madrid, has quickly (also quietly) establish its own kitchen identity. A number of Madrid chefs are visiting New York City as a sort of coming out party.

No Butter? No Cream? No Fooling? Floyd Cardoz Is Sticking To His Healthy Story.

Indian-American chef wasn't always so anti-dairy
Oct 15, 2014 10:00 am

How can an Indian-American chef, raised in Bombay, eschew such a crucial element? Butter specifically the clarified kind, or ghee, as it's called is an important building block in many Indian dishes. But, not for White Street's Floyd Cardoz. He calls it wholly unnecessary. "I use spices and I use acids to make food interesting."

You’ll Like NYC Persian Pop-Up Restaurant Lakh Lakh A Lot

Louisa Shafia reps for an underappreciated cuisine
Oct 10, 2014 11:00 am

It is not often that a chef comes out from the kitchen to personally greet each and every guest personally, explaining how each dish is prepared. Of course, it helps if there are only 18 seats, and the meal takes place only once weekly. But that’s what Louisa Shafia will do if you are dining at her Iranian pop-up, Lakh Lakh.

NYC Bladders Brace For City's First 'Juice Crawl'

Hunt for restroom will be part of the fun
Oct 8, 2014 1:30 pm

New York City's first ever "juice crawl" is scheduled to take place on Oct. 18. Participants will hop from place to place, quaffing trendy cold-pressed juices. One problem: bathrooms are not provided. Here, Chris Shott explores one of the great ironies of the city's burgeoning juice boom: of all the many locations now pushing pulverized plant matter around town — for whom "cleansing" your digestive system is a major selling point very few, if any, offer on-premise restrooms for customers.

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

Soba, shumai and matzo ball ramen beckon
Oct 8, 2014 10:00 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.

Opening Night Of The Rainbow Room Was The Bar Mitzvah Of Our Dreams

Flowing cocktails, selfies, the view. The Roots!
Oct 7, 2014 1:30 pm

Around 100 people are sitting at small two-tops under a very expensive chandelier 65 floors above Rockefeller Center, sipping good champagne and cocktails mixed with hip Brooklyn gin. A few kisses are stolen at tables in the back. The Roots are playing on a small stage and they brought the damn sousaphone player. Around 100 people remain seated. Welcome to opening night of the Rainbow Room.

Bourdain Food Sherpa Tells Us Why You Gotta See Both Sides Of Food In The Bronx

Meet Desus on the new episode of 'Parts Unknown'
Oct 2, 2014 2:00 pm

“[I knew] shamefully, shamefully so little about the Bronx,” longtime New Yorker Anthony Bourdain told WNYC radio host Brian Lehrer this morning during an appearance on the weekly call-in show. Bourdain was speaking about Sunday’s episode of Parts Unknown, the Peabody Award–winning documentary series on CNN that sees its host circling the globe to tell the stories of food culture in unexpected, underexposed locations. On Sunday's episode Bourdain travels to the Bronx and is shown around by a man who goes simply by the name of Desus. We caught up with him to find out all about Bronx food and drink. 

How A Legendary New York City Dive Bar Was Reborn: A Story In 75 Cocktails

Lower East Side bar 151 has not skipped a beat
Oct 2, 2014 1:00 pm

Among the regulars of bar 151 on the Lower East Side were Alex Day and David Kaplan, two of the cocktail-crafty co-owners of Death & Co. “Before we knew each other, we both independently went to that bar so many times,” Day recalls.  “I used to go there almost every night.” In a boozy full circle, the business partners recently bought the bar at 151 Rivington and reopened it with light renovations and a drink menu overhaul.  

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