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The Truth About Vodka Sauce

Source: Grub Street NY

Besides fettuccine Alfredo, is there a dish reviled by pasta snobs as much as penne alla vodka? The other day, one of these detractors summed up the recipe for us as follows: Bring a large pot of water to a roiling boil, add salt, toss in penne, and cook until …

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Eater Maps: 13 Excellent Restaurant Salads in New York City

Source: Eater NY

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[Carbone’s Caesar salad by Nick Solares]

Meat dishes may get a lot of attention in the press these days, but let’s not forget that New York City restaurants are also home to some very fine plates of greens. Here, now, is a guide to 13 essential sit-down salads across the city. They range far beyond the usual lettuce and vinaigrette, but most are best eaten while the weather’s still warm. So get on it:

· All Eater Maps [~ENY~]

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Suttonomics: Why The Heck Does Carbone’s Caesar Salad Cost $21?

Source: Eater NY

Welcome to Suttonomics, where each week Eater Data Lead Ryan Sutton looks at facts, figures, and interesting data across the restaurant industry.

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“It’s hardly a salad,” said Eater’s Nick Solares when I asked him about the Caesar at Carbone, a Greenwich Village hotspot that tips its hat to the Italian-American chophouses of yesteryear, giant portions, tuxedoed waiters and all. “With all the egg, butter, and anchovies you might as well be eating a hamburger from a health perspective,” Solares said. Just one thing: this salad is a heck of a lot more expensive than a proper hamburger. It ...

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Confirmed: It’s official. Carbone Hong Kong will…

Source: Eater NY

torrisiexpansions-thumb (1).jpgIt’s official. Carbone Hong Kong will open mid-August in the LKF Tower, Jeff Zalaznick tells Eater.The menu will be very similar to NY but will also embrace some of the special ingredients available in Hong Kong.” More saucy details here. [Eaterwire]
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Expansions: Carbone Will Expand to Hong Kong Next Month

Source: Eater NY

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[Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, Jeff Zalaznick [Photo: Daniel Krieger]
Looks like the Torrisi team is planning to cover Hong Kong in Red Sauce. A Hong Kong PR posts to Facebook: “Carbone Hong Kong…. It’s official! Be ready for a feast of New York-Italian cuisine when the restaurant opens in August at LKF Tower.” The building is already home to New York tapas restaurant Boqueria and the city boasts two outposts of Motorino, a Fatty Crab, and Michael White’s Al Molo. A local publication also hears that Carbone will open on the ninth floor of the tower, ...

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Suttonomics: We’re Paying Tons of Money for Big Steaks in New York

Source: Eater NY

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The State of Steak in New York is expensive, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. So to help monitor how much you’ll spend on red meat in The Big Apple, we present the Eater Big Beef Indexes. These lists will track the price of the city’s most expensive steaks, namely, the large format rib cuts, strips, and porterhouses, some of which can send your dinner for two into the $400 range.

First, a little common sense background. U.S. beef supplies are constrained while demand for steak is up. That means higher prices. Droughts in the American Southwest and high ...

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The Five Days of Meat: New York City’s 21 Most Iconic Meat Dishes

Source: Eater NY

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[Brisket carving at Katz’s by Nick Solares]

134111232008_10_hasmaps%20%283%29%20%281%29.jpgHere’s a guide to the New York meat dishes that belong in the Ultimate Protein Pantheon. These are the original menu items that diners keep ordering time and time again, and the dishes that have been copied endlessly in New York and across the rest of the country. Take a look at the 21 dishes that best define New York’s vast, jus-splashed meat landscape:

· All Coverage of The Five Days of Meat [~ENY~]

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Coming Attractions: It looks like Dirty French,…

Source: Eater NY

ludlow-hotel-exterior-620x465.jpg It looks like Dirty French, the new Torrisi venture that will be located in The Ludlow, is supposed to soft open in July. This French Bistro marks Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone and Jeff Zalaznick’s first real departure from Italian cooking. Expect lamb carpaccio with apricots and goat cheese, and roast chicken served with crepes. [Bowery Boogie]

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Awards Season: Everything You Need to Know About the Beard Awards

Source: Eater NY

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[Last year’s James Beard Awards by Krieger]

The Oscars/Grammys/Clios/ESPYs of the food world will be held this evening at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. The finalists for the 2014 James Beard Awards were announced back in March, so the nominees have had about two months to practice their speeches/losing faces. For the first time in over a decade, New York was shut out of the Rising Star Chef of the Year category, but the city is well represented in the rest of the big national categories.

Here, now, is a look at all of the categories where New ...

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The E-Cigarette Wars: Why We Should Fight NYC’s E-Cigarette Ban

Source: Eater NY

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Imagine you’re at Carbone, one of the country’s best Italian-American restaurants. Your evening’s going pretty well. Then the wait captain, in full red tuxedo regalia, starts shaving white truffles, one of the world’s most expensive luxuries, over your sheep’s milk agnolotti. Now your evening’s going very well. You inhale the ethereal perfume. And then you cough.

That’s because your date, who just got back from a cigarette break, reeks of a $13 pack of Marlboro Reds.

If I had a dollar for every time something like that happened to me while dining out, I’d actually be able to afford ...

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Awards Seasons: Here Are the NYC Finalists for the James Beard Awards

Source: Eater NY

2008_10_jamesbeard.jpgToday, at an event out in Chicago, the James Beard Foundation announced the final nominees for the 2014 James Beard Awards. The awards will take place at a gala event on Monday, May 5 at Lincoln Center here in New York City. Beard Award nominee Eater National has the full list, including the broadcast, journalism, and book nominees. But here, now, are the categories where New York chefs, restaurants, restaurateurs, and spirits professionals are nominated:

Best New Restaurant: Betony, Carbone, Estela, Coqueta (San Francisco), Pêche Seafood Grill (New Orleans)
Outstanding Chef: Michael Anthony (Gramercy Tavern), Sean ...

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Listicles: Carbone and Dover Land on Alan Richman’s ‘Best of’ List

Source: Eater NY

122carbone_lunch.jpgIn the March issue of GQ, Alan Richman lists his “12 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2014,” including a handful of celebrated New York restaurants. Austin’s Qui gets the top honor, but Carbone is not too far behind in the number four slot. Richman writes that the new one from Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi “might be the best Italian-American restaurant of all time.” He also notes: “Every cook working in every Little Italy in every American city should be required to eat here.”

Dover, the new Carroll Gardens restaurant from Walker Stern and Joseph Ogrodnek, lands at ...

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Eater Map: New York’s Top 12 Steaks for Two

Source: Eater NY

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[All photos by Nick Solares]

2013_brunch_heatmap_helo.jpegThe porterhouse steak for two has long been a staple in traditional NYC chop houses, most notably popularized by Peter Luger Steakhouse. These days we are seeing a proliferation of steaks for two in all sorts of interesting places. And the porterhouse, once the king of beef cuts, might just be losing ground to the rib steak which is coming on strong as a steak to share.

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Super Bowl 2014: Giants co-owner Steve Tisch had a…

Source: Eater NY

1222carbone_lunch.jpgGiants co-owner Steve Tisch had a Super Bowl party at Carbone this week. Guests were treating to “endless food,” plus entertainment by veteran crooner/comedian Jay Black. The guest list included Sarah Silverman, Victor Cruz, Julian Schnabel, and Richie Notar. [Page Six]

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Listicles: Staten Island makes it onto the…

Source: Eater NY

joeandpats.jpgStaten Island makes it onto the annual Saveur 100 list this year, for its many great pizza and old-school Italian places like Joe & Pat’s, as well as a handful of others like Sri Lankan restaurant Lakruwana. Also on the list are appetizing stores like Russ & Daughters or Barney Greengrass, and the “Platonic ideal of garlic bread” served at Carbone. [Saveur]
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Year in Eater 2013: Friends of Eater Recall Their Single Best Meals of 2013

Source: Eater NY

As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. We’ve already covered best standbys, top newcomers, and biggest dining surprises. Now, Best Meals. Readers, please add your thoughts to the comments.
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[Carbone by Daniel Krieger]
Q: What was the single best meal of 2013?
Helen Rosner, executive digital editor at Saveur: The Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, I had a flawless meal — maybe the best I’ve ever had, all things considered — at Carbone. The food was great—rigatoni alla vodka, scampi, lobster ...

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Year in Eater 2013: Friends of Eater Name the Top Newcomers of 2013

Source: Eater NY

As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. We’ve already covered best standbys. Now it’s time for top newcomers.
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[Charlie Bird by Bess Adler]
Talia Baiocchi, Punch editor in chief: I’m torn between Estela and Charlie Bird. Both are fantastically well-rounded restaurants that offer a beverage experience on par with the quality of the food. Having both elements in sync and not having to sacrifice one for the other when dining out is becoming more commonplace, and that’s a beautiful thing.

Kate Krader, Food ...

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EaterWire: Inside Thelma on Clinton; Pete Wells’s Top 10 List

Source: Eater NY


[Daniel Krieger]

LOWER EAST SIDE — Here are a few pictures of Thelma on Clinton, the New American restaurant from Melissa O’Donnell that just opened in the space that previously housed Salt Bar. The menu includes things like tea-smoked chicken breast, miso glazed cod, braised short ribs with marrow, and housemade merguez with labne. [EaterWire]

LISTICLESTimes critic Pete Wells drops his top 10 best new restaurants list. Sushi Nakazawa is in the top slot, followed by Carbone, Betony, Uncle Boons, Hanjan, Mighty Quinn’s, The Elm, Estela, Pearl & Ash, and Alder. Wells ...

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Listicles: Ozersky and Stein Debate the Year in Dining

Source: Eater NY

final_grub-match.jpgJosh Ozersky and Joshua David Stein go head to head in the Observer today, with their competing picks for all the best and worst chefs, restaurants, and trends of the year in New York. There’s a lot to dig through in this list, and it’s worth a read for some of the searing take-downs on both sides, but here are a few vitals:

Stein calls Bunker the best new budget restaurant, and picks Luksus for the best new high-end restaurant. Ozersky, meanwhile, chooses Chubby Mary’s and Piora. Stein gives best new chef to Estela’s Ignacio Mattos, while ...

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Eater Awards 2013: Announcing the 2013 Eater Awards for New York City

Source: Eater NY

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It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs—to announce the winners of the 2013 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 27 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them.

To recap, Eater’s local editors in 27 cities nominated candidates for five major local categories: Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Bartender of the Year, So Hot Right Now Restaurant, and Stone Cold Stunner. Eater readers then voted ...

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Eater Awards 2013: Eater Awards: Vote for New York’s Restaurant of the Year

Source: Eater NY

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[New York City’s Restaurant of the Year Nominees: Charlie Bird by Bess Adler; Betony, The Elm, Carbone, and Estela by Krieger]

Next Monday, Eater will present the 2013 Eater Awards, our fourth annual celebration of all that’s made America’s restaurant world run—and run wild—in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, the voting for which begins right now.

Here’s how the voting works across the board: Eater editors have named nominees for each of five major categories. Eater readers will vote, narrowing the nominees to ...

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Hot Hot Heat!: The Manhattan Lunch Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

Source: Eater NY

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134111232008_10_hasmaps%20%283%29%20%281%29.jpgHere, now, is a guide to 12 hot new restaurants that offer great sit-down lunch experiences during the week. Some of these places were tailor-made for expense account lunching, while others serve exciting food for just a few dollars more than what you’ll spend at your local sandwich place. Whether you’re looking for a restaurant to impress clients, or just a cool place to visit while you’re playing hooky from work, the Eater Manhattan Lunch Heatmap has got you covered:

Restaurants are listed by opening date:

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Review Wars: Critic Adam Platt Gets Booted From ZZ’s Clam Bar

Source: Eater NY

2013_zzs_clam_bar.jpgNew York critic Adam Platt got kicked out of ZZ’s Clam Bar last night while dining there on assignment. He tells Grub Street that he and a guest showed up under an assumed name, had a couple of cocktails and some “enjoyable” if “insanely pricey” dishes, and were generally on “best behavior” when all of a sudden the food stopped coming. Then a “very large bouncer” politely told the pair “I’m sorry, but you guys are done.”

The restaurant also firmly refused to let Platt pay for his meal. Though he didn’t see Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi ...

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Week in Reviews: Pete Wells Gives Stars to Khe-Yo & Whiskey Soda Lounge

Source: Eater NY

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This week, Pete Wells visits Khe-Yo, the Laotian restaurant from Marc Forgione and Soulayphet Schwader. The critic wishes there was less hand-holding from the service staff, but he likes chef Phet’s vibrant food:

The most intriguing flavors hide out in Khe-Yo’s sauces. Grilled black bass that comes to the table with its blackened head staring up like a totem is ordinary until you wrap it in lettuce with a funky, salty jam of tamarind and peanuts. This makes it great. A similar transformation happens when you dip the sesame beef jerky in a ...

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