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What I'm Drinking Now and for Thanksgiving

John Mariani | Posted 11.20.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

I don't much change the heft of the wines I drink as I do tilt towards more varietals depending on what I'm eating.

Two New York Veteran Italian Restaurants Are Better Than Ever

John Mariani | Posted 11.17.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

The dedicated owners never take a single guest for granted.

Baltimore's Renaissance In Full Swing

John Mariani | Posted 11.13.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Baltimore's restaurants are as varied as in any big city right now, so avoiding the banal offerings in Harborplace is easy.

Fine Dining In The NYC 'Burbs: Valbella And TuttaBella

John Mariani | Posted 11.10.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

One of the least heralded of NYC's most successful restaurateurs probably likes it that way.

Pumpkin and Squash Healthy Holiday Recipes

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 11.06.2014 | Taste
Elaine Gavalas

To benefit from these fall beauties, try the following recipes where pumpkins and squash are both a filling and a container, too.

A Classic Italian Restaurant Enters The Steakhouse Wars

John Mariani | Posted 11.06.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

The menu is a mix of Il Mulino favorites from the past 30 years, along with all the requisite chophouse items.

Traveling in Bordeaux, France

John Mariani | Posted 10.31.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Bordeaux has its own virtues: castles and chateaux of great beauty, impeccably maintained vineyards on gravelly soil, and some superb restaurants.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Is Now Far More Than Where the Boys Are

John Mariani | Posted 10.23.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

You could just order plenty of these small plate dishes and be very happy with cold beer or a good wine.

This NYC Restaurant Reopened With Pizzas, Pastas, And Wonderful Rotisserie Dishes

John Mariani | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

With the wood-fired pizzas and a roaring rotisserie, the kitchen is put to the test at peak hours.

5 Ridiculously Easy Gourmet Dinner Recipes

Jennifer Segal | Posted 10.19.2014 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

This is one of my go-to recipes when I have to hit the kitchen running. It takes just 20 minutes to make, I always have all of the ingredients on hand, the kids love it as much as I do, and there's barely any clean-up!

WATCH: Tom Colicchio Picks 'Top Chef's Most Talented Contestant

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 10.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In 12 seasons as the head judge of 'Top Chef,' Tom Colicchio has overseen a number of talented chefs. But Colicchio revealed on HuffPost Live that his...

Where To Find Filipino Fare For American Palates

Eve Turow | Posted 10.21.2014 | Taste
Eve Turow

Filipino food has long been an under-represented cuisine in New York City.

NYC's Barchetta Sets Sail For Mediterranean Seafood

John Mariani | Posted 10.13.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

By all means start with the raw crudi.

NYC's Subterranean Decoy Serves Up A Lot More Than Peking Duck

John Mariani | Posted 10.10.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Be forewarned that Decoy cooks only 24 ducks per night, so pre-ordering is requisite.

Should Halal Meat Be Organic?

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion

The Prophet Muhammad advised his followers to treat animals with kindness and, if needed, kill them mercifully for food. And he didn’t mince words. ...

What Are the Keys to Chipotle's Success?

Quora | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business

Like all great successes, there are many things that converge and conspire for a company's ascension to the heights of legendary status. In Chipotle case, I will suggest just a few.

Chef David Waltuck Comes Back to NYC Dining With The New Élan

John Mariani | Posted 09.29.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Élan is a restaurant both of its time and of another era when precision and refinement counted above novelty for its own sake.

Pacific Overtures in the Global Whiskey Market

John Mariani | Posted 09.26.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

These Asian whiskeys are aiming at a rarefied world market for first impressions.

The Spiritual Meaning Of The Food On Your Rosh Hashanah Table

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion

From soft challah bread to sweet pomegranate seeds, every item that appears on the Rosh Hashanah table contains an ancient significance. The Jewish...

Obicà Opens Mozzarella Bar Flagship In NYC's Flatiron District

John Mariani | Posted 11.22.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

I almost never write about chain restaurants, but I've waited a long while for an Obicà to come to New York.

NYC's Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant Is More Iconic Than Ever

John Mariani | Posted 11.15.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

The oysters are an enormous draw, of course, but there is so much to choose from on a menu with 14 categories.

Josh Cellars Makes Wines to Honor a Lifelong Hero

John Mariani | Posted 09.11.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

You don't have to spend very long with Joseph Carr before you learn who inspired him to found Josh Cellars.

NYC's Red Cat Still a Beacon of Good Taste By John Mariani

John Mariani | Posted 11.08.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

For an elementary course on what "laid back" should mean at its best, a visit to the 15-year-old Red Cat in Chelsea is in order.

The Wines Of Veneto

John Mariani | Posted 11.04.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Masi and others have maintained the wine's richness while removing the oxidation and high alcohol.

Five Years Of Refinement Shows In Every Detail At NYC's SD26

John Mariani | Posted 11.02.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

I had not dined at SD26 in about 18 months, so I was delighted to find, on its fifth anniversary, the food is better than ever.