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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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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...

Chile's Vina Perez Cruz Red Wines Look to Compete With the World's Best

John Mariani | Posted 06.17.2014 | Food
John Mariani

Back in 1980 barely 100,000 cases of Chilean wine was exported to the U.S. Today that figure is in excess of 3 million, and, with growth of 9.2 percent annually, by the end of 2014 that should translate to over $700 million in sales.

New York's Tavern On The Green Lights Up Central Park Again

John Mariani | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Tavern on the Green has been brought back to what it was, even if without the inspired madness of the past.

Winding Our Way to Ravello by John Mariani

John Mariani | Posted 06.12.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

Once you arrive at Ravello,you can take a deep breath and take in all the grandeur this small town holds, from the 13th century Duomo and Church of San Giovanni del Toro to the Villa Rufolo.

Your Tongue Just May Have A Sixth Sense

| Ian Randall | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science

The human tongue may have a sixth sense—and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with seeing ghosts. Researchers have found that in addition to reco...

Taking It Slow in the Low Country: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

John Mariani | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

A great deal of the activity in the area is along the new (since 2010) $6.5 million, 1.2 mile oceanfront boardwalk that extends from 14th Avenue to 2nd Avenue Piers in Myrtle Beach.

What Has Orange is the New Black' Got Against Foodies?

India Mandelkern | Posted 06.02.2014 | Taste
India Mandelkern

The stark contrast between Litchfield Prison's walls and the abundance of the farmers' market gives us a perceptive glimpse into the origins of modern foodie mania, the foodie's core values, and why foodies are so insufferable to be around.

Are The Terroir-ists Winning?

Bill Reed | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Bill Reed

It's not just that a certain place consistently produces food that tastes the same.