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Writer Tamar Adler Likes Her Eggs Cooked Over Smoldering Coals

Source: Grub Street NY

Tamar Adler started her food career as a cook (she’s part of the storied history of successful Chez Panisse alums), but she found her groove as a writer, her work regularly appearing in Vogue and The New York Times Magazine. In her first book, An Everlasting Meal, she …

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The Absolute Best Places to Drink Cider in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

Press apples and you get sweet cider. Add yeast, and you’ll make marvelously complex hard cider, an elegant beverage undergoing a ground-up renaissance with farmers and producers working together to create elegant, place-based ferments that rival anything derived from a grapevine. Consider it a return to form for a country …

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The Absolute Best Himalayan Restaurants in New York

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Himalayan food is surprisingly well-represented in this city: You can find yak-butter tea and the doughy, juicy meat-, veg-, or cheese-filled dumplings known as momos, versions of which feature prominently in the distinct but often overlapping cuisines of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan, everywhere from the Lower East Side to Ridgewood. …

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Where to Eat 2018

Source: Grub Street NY

“Where should I be eating these days?!” is the question your humble critic always hears this time of year, echoing incessantly from colleagues and family members and even from dimly known acquaintances, as I stagger down the winds­wept avenues on the way to my next meal. The answer, as always …

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Farewell to Flavortown: New Year’s Eve Inside Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar

Source: Grub Street NY

The wind whipping across 44th Street made the evening air feel like a soul-destroying zero degrees, but in the distance I thought I could make out some flames. Or, at the very least, some neon. It was 6:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve — set to be the second coldest …

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The Underground Gourmet Digest: Special Year-end Sandwich Edition

Source: Grub Street NY

We’re taking a break from our semi-regular ranking of the best new dishes of the moment to bring you this scrupulously researched, thoroughly vetted list of the top ten sandwiches of 2017. The already-great sandwich landscape has been improved this year by the between-the-bread exploits of aficionados like Danny (Fine …

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The Absolute Best New Restaurants in New York

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For whatever reason, the annual, onerous critic’s chore of putting together a ‘best new restaurant’ list has been even more onerous than usual this year. Possibly it’s because many of our favorite restaurants (like Ignacio Mattos’s Flora Bar) opened late in 2016, and were hastily included in last …

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s New Year’s Eve, the holiday New Yorkers celebrate with unnecessary cover charges and forced prix fixe menus. It doesn’t have to be this way! There are plenty of excellent spots where it will be more or less business as usual — and you can ring in the new year …

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Jenna Wortham Doesn’t Regret Paying $5 for a Giant Kit Kat

Source: Grub Street NY

Jenna Wortham is one of the country’s most insightful and engaging writers. She’s written for every publication from Wired to the Awl to Vogue to The New York Times Magazine, where she’s a staff writer and co-host of the podcast Still Processing with Wesley Morris. While Wortham often covers …

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The Absolute Best Knish in New York

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The knish, when you really stop to think about it, is a pretty hilarious food: Eastern European–Jewish in origin (the word is Yiddish), it’s basically a dense ball of mashed potato (or some other, usually at least partially starchy ingredient) encased in fairly thin pastry when baked, and thicker pastry …

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How Food Network Turned Big-city Chef Culture Into Middle-America Pop Culture

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In celebration of New York Magazine’s 50th anniversary, this weekly series, which will continue through October 2018, tells the stories behind key moments that shaped the city’s culture.

In the early ’90s, a group of media experts had a crazy idea: Let’s launch a cable network, based in New York …

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The Chef Who Lost His Ability to Cook

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Chef Eli Kulp knows his restaurant’s stracciatella needs work: The persimmons are being overpowered by too much ginger. The brussels sprouts should be crunchier, which means roasting them instead of sautéing. They’re simple tweaks, and two years ago, Kulp would have gone into the kitchen to do this work himself. …

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Enjoying Life’s Finer Things, in the Back of a Hell’s Kitchen Grocery Store

Source: Grub Street NY

There are many reasons for a world-weary critic to put off visiting the new Manhattan version of the seminal Brooklyn tasting room, Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, for as long as possible. There’s the extravagant price (“$390 includes service, but not drinks,” the friendly voice on the end of telephone …

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The Absolute Best Pad Thai in New York

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The paradox of pad thai in this city is that, generally speaking, the better the Thai restaurant, the worse the classic dish will be. In our experience, ordering pad thai at a great Thai restaurant is a bit like ordering General Tso’s chicken at a great Sichuan place: Kitchens seem …

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At Raviolo, Classic Italian Dishes Are Served Like Dim Sum

Source: Grub Street NY

For such outspoken sticklers for tradition, Italians have a little-known experimental streak. It’s on display at Mulino a Vino in Chelsea, whose opening chef Davide Scabin infused the menu with whimsies like cacio e pepe doughnuts. The restaurant’s owner, Paolo Meregalli, has expanded on the theme with a casual …

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Wine Writer Bianca Bosker Wants to Go All Out With Dom Pérignon and J.G. Melon Burgers

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Through her best-selling book Cork Dork, journalist Bianca Bosker studied the world of wine, turning herself from an amateur drinker into a certified sommelier. In her day-to-day life, she takes a high-low approach to her drinking, opting for leftover Mondeuse Noire at home and 1996 Château d’Yquem …

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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in New York

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Turkey time is approaching. Yes, you can cook at home — traditional, wholesome — but the best part of living in New York City is that there are plenty of places to go out for a meal, or even just to pick up some sides. Top restaurants and markets are …

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‘Everything Was Just Dead’

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On his vegetable farm in Wharton, Texas, just over 60 miles southwest of Houston, Garrett Gundermann grows more than 90 different types of crops on 500 acres of land. In August, nearly all of that land was wiped out by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding, eliminating Gundermann’s entire …

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Writer Howie Kahn Is Fascinated by the Grill

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James Beard winner Howie Kahn often covers food — he’s a contributing editor for WSJ. magazinebut this week he spent most of his time thinking about shoes. Specifically, Sneakers, the new book he co-authored with Rodrigo Corral and Alex French. When he wasn’t promoting it, …

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How to Pair Wine With Sour Patch Kids

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By now, most people know the basics of pairing wine with food. So, Grub Street has asked wine pro Vanessa Price to offer pairing advice that’s a little more … unexpected, but no less important this time of year.

Sometime over the next few days, you are going to eat …

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Cookbook Author Alison Roman Stops for Predinner Dumplings

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If you’ve ever cooked a recipe from Bon Appétit, it’s likely that Alison Roman created it. This week, the food writer and recipe developer — whose work also regularly appears in the New York Times — released her first book, Dining In. To celebrate, she feasted …

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How a Culture of Aggression Blinds the Restaurant Industry to Abuse

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The restaurant industry has been rocked this week by the New Orleans Times-Picayune report detailing systemic sexual harassment and abuse within the company run by celebrity chef John Besh. The extent of the abuse is disturbing; it is also a reflection of abusive, misogynistic behavior that continues to go unchecked …

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Why the World’s Most Celebrated Chef Is Returning to New York Right Now

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There are great chefs, and then there is Joël Robuchon, a culinary icon who has nothing left to prove. With a style defined by intense meticulousness on and off the plate (and a temper to match), Robuchon was once called the “chef of the Century.” In 1994, his …

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Cote Offers Korean Barbecue With the Soul of a Fat-cat American Steakhouse

Source: Grub Street NY

Of all the radical, ingenious, occasionally desperate down-market maneuvers being attempted by highly talented, upmarket restaurateurs and chefs around the city, the one that Simon Kim and executive chef David Shim have executed at their new Flatiron restaurant, Cote, might be the most ingenious of all: They’ve created a …

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Homer Murray Has Very Strong Feelings About Peanut M&Ms

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One year ago, restaurateur Homer Murray and his business partners opened the restaurant 21 Greenpoint with one of the biggest parties of the year. Murray has spent years in restaurants, first at his family’s Murray Bros. Caddyshack in South Carolina and later at Roebling Tea Room. This week, he …

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