In the latest episode of my docuseries about entrepreneurs in New York, "Maker's Lane," I featured Nicole Ponseca, award-winning restaurateur of two East Village favorites, Jeepney & Maharlika.
I knew I'd need to find someplace else that would give me that same wonderful feeling of comfort, satisfaction and pleasure I'd gotten all those years from my usual place. Tough though, because getting back into the congee game -- well, any game -- at this point in my life was bound to be a disorienting experience.
Restaurateur Shelly Fireman, best known as the creator of the staple Italian bistros Trattoria Dell'Arte, Bond 45, and Cafe Fiorello, opened up Florian this year.
Serving morning coffee, pastries, and three square meals -- this IS your neighborhood spot.
It's hard to picture a whole hog when looking at a plastic wrapped pork chop in the grocery story.
Winner of the third season of "Top Chef," chef Hung Huynh is the executive chef of trendy Manhattan restaurant Catch.
Isola Trattoria and Crudo Bar is one of the coolest restaurants and spaces in NYC. AWESOME glass ceiling. DELICIOUS menu. Truly, a unique find in NYC. Have your next date, bar drinks, dinner party or celebration here. Chic, classy, cool.
Interesting fusion sushi rolls, tartares, fresh lobster rolls, and tempura rock shrimp are all delicious starters to share and snack on.
The closing of Union Square Cafe is a local concern, but the reaction -- "damn greedy landlords" -- underscores the universality of the circumstances.
Dishes from mom's kitchen just taste better. To recreate her patented dish with similar gusto, soul, and love is a challenge that no Michelin-star stage could prepare a chef for -- no matter how sharp the knives.
What happened to the neighborhood restaurant? It seems now more than ever your favorite go-to has shuttered, leaving you on a hunt for a new regular spot yet again. With neighborhood favorites who bank on their loyal customer base closing, perhaps newcomers can figure out the right recipe to success.
Bobby Flay has an army of vocal detractors. Flay hate is spewed across the internet, seemingly related to his perceived cockiness. He acknowledges as much on his Twitter account, which announces, 'This is a no-hater zone.'
A pierced poached farm egg poured by our server into a bowl of earthy forest mushrooms and wonderful clean chayote became a rich potage; with toast points, I'd happily eat this every day for breakfast.
The first thing you learn in French after "bonjour" is "Ça va?" Meaning "It goes?" or "How is it going?" the simple phrase is an introduction to the ...
The interior exudes a built-in warmth that belies its newness, conveyed by exposed brick walls, a funky tile ceiling, subdued lighting and fresh flowers on each of the 16, white cloth-covered tables. The eater-friendly, six-seat bar faces the exposed kitchen in back.
You can sense the difference in the cooking here even before tasting it.