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Two Great New Ethnic Restaurants Open on New York's Upper West Side

John Mariani | Posted 08.20.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Two outstanding newcomers to the neighborhood prove yet again that many in the food media have demeaned the UWS's restaurant offerings by sheer omission.

NYC's Regency Bar and Grill Re-Opens With a Focus on Food

John Mariani | Posted 08.14.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Time being so valuable in an ever more hectic New York, the Business Breakfast is still a way for executives, media types and politicians to hobnob over eggs.

Lunch Chez Claudette

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.13.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

We split a piece of cheese for dessert that the waitress forgot to tell us was a blue cheese, but it was fine and came with some nice crusty bread and a fig compote.

Why Now Is the Best Time to Go to Nantucket

John Mariani | Posted 08.12.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Given that Nantucket is both difficult and expensive to get to, this is a pricey destination, and as such, the entrepreneurs and restaurateurs have to make their money fast and in volume.

Shall We Put a Cork in It?

Allen Balik | Posted 08.12.2014 | Taste
Allen Balik

Natural cork is the centuries-old stand-by that has come under relentless attack over the last couple of decades.

Do You Really Want Consistent Flavor?

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Consistency is a highly desired and even required attribute in a wide variety of contexts.

Dining Out in London, Part Two

John Mariani | Posted 08.04.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

The food at BB has its own marvelous heft, characteristic of the best French bourgeois cooking.

The More Things Change The Better They Get At NYC's Batard

John Mariani | Posted 07.31.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

If the restaurant at 239 West Broadway needed redemption, Drew Nieporent certainly hasn't.

Goodwill Under the Radar

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.28.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

There's a network of women who feed the hungry, but they don't make a fuss about it. They aren't looking for recognition. They're far too busy doing g...

After 10 Years, Sideways is Still Bewitching

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.25.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The hit film Sideways, which debuted in 2004, still holds up with pinot noir as the clever matchmaker. To recap, the comedy follows the antics of two...

Bacchanal Brings Fine Dining To New York's Bowery

John Mariani | Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Bacchanal succeeds on sheer talent and focus, not by dazzle or unholy alliances of ingredients.

What Price Glory? You Don't Always Get What You Pay For

John Mariani | Posted 07.21.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

It's hardly a dirty little secret among vintners, but it's not something they brag about.

Old and New Taste--All Good--in London, Part One

John Mariani | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

London is--far more than Paris, Rome or Berlin--the epitome of the international city, as much a melting pot of cultures now as the United States.

Two-Day Roman Holiday

John Mariani | Posted 07.10.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

Right about now, Rome is overflowing with tourists glued to guidebooks and iPhones, rather than actually looking at the city's grandeur, statues, churches and paintings.

NY's Sea Grill Gets New Chef and a Sushi and Sake Program

John Mariani | Posted 07.07.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Not unlike the newly restored Tavern on the Green, The Sea Grill has been enchanting New Yorkers and visitors for decades; in the latter's case since 1974.

Have Chefs David Chang and April Bloomfield Really Changed America?

John Mariani | Posted 07.07.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

I am not trying to suggest that Chang and Bloomfield have not had considerable influence on American gastronomy, but both have been hyped by the New York media all out of whack with the reality of what goes on in the rest of the United States.

Nirvana In East Austin: Dinner At Eden East On Springdale Farm

Stephanie Keller | Posted 07.02.2014 | Taste
Stephanie Keller

Even before the food arrived, our levels of bliss were skyrocketing and the locally sourced creations reinforced our happiness.

NY's Beautique Aims for a Glam Crowd and Fine Cuisine

John Mariani | Posted 07.01.2014 | Style
John Mariani

I've long admired the work of Chef Craig Hopson, first at One If by Land, then at Le Cirque, so I was happy to hear he was back behind the stoves, this time at a swanky new 125-seat restaurant with a too-cutesy name, set in the belly of a building across from the Plaza Hotel and next to the venerable Paris movie theater.

These 'Naked' Wedding Cakes Are The Perfect Summer Confection

Lover.ly | Posted 07.02.2014 | Weddings

By Rachel W. Miller for Lover.ly Want to get naked on your wedding day? No, we’re not talking about a dress that shows a lot of skin... naked wed...

Undiscovered Apulia, Part One

John Mariani | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

There are certainly millennia of history to attest to Apulia's importance to Italy, dating to when the Romans used the ports of Brindisi and Taranto as major trade cities to the Middle East.

Food and Drink Books for Summer

John Mariani | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
John Mariani

The pleasures of eating and drinking and traveling well make for good reading during the summer, not least at the beach when you can pick out a few recipes, then go shopping and cook them up that evening.

From Cocktails to Dessert: A Complete Menu for Your Next Summer Dinner Party

Jennifer Segal | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

You've invited friends over for dinner, now you've got to decide what to cook. Try this easy and foolproof Mediterranean-style menu. All of the dishes are crowd-pleasers and you can make most of them ahead of time.

Telepan On The Upper West Side Now In The Ranks Of New York's Best

John Mariani | Posted 08.19.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

I used to like Telepan very much, but now I love it more than ever.

Tasty Eats From The Inaugural Taste Of Bushwick

Jane Seo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Jane Seo

Based on the packed crowd enjoying delicious food, drinks, and company, the first-ever Taste of Bushwick was a huge success.

13 Beers So Delicious, You'll Never Want Champagne Again

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Weddings

One of the best parts of a wedding -- at least according to guests -- is, of course, the bar. From signature cocktails to specialty wines, more and mo...