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This Fried Chicken Is the Easiest, and Best, I’ve Ever Made

Source: Grub Street NY

I’ve made fried chicken for as long as I’ve been cooking, but I might go five years without making it. I began with a Paula Peck recipe that contained cinnamon in the coating — not bad, I still do that occasionally — and cooked the chicken mostly covered. …

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The Absolute Best Outdoor Dining in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

New York might not boast the year-round outdoor-seating general excellence of warmer-weather cities like Miami or Austin. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have plenty of alfresco options — in fact, there’s an overwhelming number. Just peek at an East Village street on a balmy summer weekend, and you’ll see …

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Atla Is a Mexican Restaurant Designed For How New Yorkers Eat Now

Source: Grub Street NY

“There’s no such thing as a perfect restaurant,” a dyspeptic old critic once admonished the Underground Gourmet, and, of course, she was right. So in acknowledgment of this fact, let’s start this review off by listing all the flaws and defects that prevent Enrique Olvera’s new Noho canteen, Atla, …

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13 Places to Get Next-Level Soft-serve Ice Cream This Summer

Source: Grub Street NY

Is soft serve finally getting some respect? The World’s Best Pastry Chef (at least according to the publishers of the U.K.’s Restaurant magazine), Dominique Ansel, is a big fan. And so are the owners of the World’s Best Restaurant, Eleven Madison Park‘s Daniel Humm and Will Guidara. …

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Why You Should Think of Breakfast As Happy Hour

Source: Grub Street NY

When Jean-Georges Vongerichten opened abcV in February, he didn’t start by serving dinner. Neither did Anita Jaisinghani at Pondicheri, or Camille Becerra at De Maria, or Fredrik Berselius and Claus Meyer at Norman. All of those chefs began with lunch and, more surprisingly, breakfast, which used to …

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Why You Should Think of Breakfast as Happy Hour

Source: Grub Street NY

When Jean-Georges Vongerichten opened abcV in February, he didn’t start by serving dinner. Neither did Anita Jaisinghani at Pondicheri, or Camille Becerra at De Maria, or Fredrik Berselius and Claus Meyer at Norman. All of those chefs began with lunch and, more surprisingly, breakfast, which used to …

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Eric Wareheim Wants His Chicken Double-Fried

Source: Grub Street NY

Long before Eric Wareheim had a scene-stealing role on Master of None, he performed comedy with Tim Heidecker, and this month, they kick off the Tim and Eric 10th Anniversary Awesome Tour (and in September, their horror show Bedtime Stories premieres on Adult Swim). Wareheim, like his fellow Master of …

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This Tomato Crumble Is the Perfect Summer Side Dish

Source: Grub Street NY

The topping on this cobblerlike pie is a savory streusel that miraculously holds up in the fridge for a day or two without getting soggy. When you’re shopping for cherry tomatoes, make sure they’re all relatively the same size, so they cook evenly. You can serve this as a main …

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Has Power Lunch Returned to Midtown’s Storied Grill Room?

Source: Grub Street NY

“We’re in Henry’s booth, in case you didn’t know,” the longtime regular whispers, as we sit down to lunch in the famous dining room on the ground floor of the Seagram Building, with its cathedral ceilings, its polished wood walls, and waves of metal curtains shimmering on the tall windows. …

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How to Make Mark Bittman’s Simple, Satisfying Veggie Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

These burgers are fantastic served on a bun with the usual fixings, no matter which bean you use, but I will say that black beans are my fave. If you start with well-seasoned, cooked-by-you beans, the results are even better. Like almost all veggie burgers, these hold together better if …

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6 Bottles of Sparkling Wine for Summer Boozing

Source: Grub Street NY

Whiskey is for winter. When it comes to boozing during the summer, it’s all about gin-and-tonics, everything frozen, spritzes, margaritas, and, of course, sparkling wine. Champagne might be most associated with New Years, but it’s at its best on a 90-degree day, preferably spent by the pool with some ice …

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6 Bottles of Sparkling Wine for Summer Boozing

Source: Grub Street NY

Whiskey is for winter. When it comes to boozing during the summer, it’s all about gin-and-tonics, everything frozen, spritzes, margaritas, and, of course, sparkling wine. Champagne might be most associated with New Years, but it’s at its best on a 90-degree day, preferably spent by the pool with some ice …

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Daniel Humm Celebrates Summer With Lobster Feasts and Serious Bouillabaisse

Source: Grub Street NY

Summer means backyard barbecues and seafood feasts. Clambakes, crab cakes, lobster rolls, and any and all (preferably messy) local aquatic specialties best eaten at or near the beach. For this summer, Daniel Humm and Will Guidara transplanted their acclaimed Eleven Madison Park from its Manhattan digs (which is undergoing …

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How Amazon Can Help Whole Foods Fix Itself

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s impossible to predict what the proposed purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon might mean for the grocery chain, for the future of food and retailing in general, for the nascent meal-kit industry, for employment in the retail space, and so on. It’s equally impossible not …

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These Buttered Carrots Are So Good I Eat Them by the Drawerful

Source: Grub Street NY

I don’t remember the first time I ate roasted vegetables, but it wasn’t among the first of my eating or cooking experiences. What’s now a clich√© — a mixture of, like, potatoes, turnips, celeriac, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, garlic, onion, you name it, doused in olive oil — was not …

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Disgruntled Investors Are Suing the Owners of Brooklyn’s Trendiest Pizzerias

Source: Grub Street NY

Any number of factors can doom a restaurant, even one that appears successful by all traditional metrics. Brooklyn favorite Bark Hot Dogs seemed poised to be a fast-casual success, only to vanish in a matter of weeks. Keith McNally’s Pastis was famously pushed out of its space in …

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Brooklyn’s Newest Food Hall Features Katz’s Pastrami, Arepa Lady, and More

Source: Grub Street NY

New York has, in recent years, been flooded with fancy food halls. They’ve cropped up for a few reasons (as relief from rising rents, because of office workers who won’t abide by bad salads) and are largely concentrated in midtown. So far this year, two more have already debuted outside …

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Chefs Embrace the Power of the ‘Instagram Juggernaut’

Source: Grub Street NY

David Posey discovered the power of Instagram almost by accident. Before his heavily anticipated new restaurant Elske opened in Chicago, Posey posted a picture to his personal account, a shot of his hand holding the new key to the building. Surprise: The post racked up likes, …

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What It’s Really Like to Cook for New York’s Most Influential Restaurant Critics

Source: Grub Street NY

One day, not long after the new Union Square Cafe reopened in December, I caught a glimpse of the photos taped to the inside of the hosts’ wooden podium. A series of faces, they looked like those pictures of busted shoplifters you see at bodega cash …

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13 Excellent Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in New York City This June

Source: Grub Street NY

Every month in New York, there’s a bewildering number of new dishes to eat, drinks to imbibe, and food-themed events to attend. Often, the hardest part is just figuring out what’s really worth your limited time. So Grub kicks off each month with a curated collection of dishes, drinks, and …

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Japanese Import E.A.K. Will Give New Yorkers Their First Taste of Iekei-Style Ramen

Source: Grub Street NY

What is New York’s ramen scene missing? In the 2000s, the city went from noodle ignorance to noodle bliss, as downtown diners caught the tonkotsu bug. If New York’s noodle scene felt saturated, it might’ve been because many of the shops that opened specialized in that ultracreamy, dense style of …

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Actress June Diane Raphael Treats Herself to Room-Service Chocolate-Lava Cake

Source: Grub Street NY

June Diane Raphael is a modern-day triple threat: screenwriter (Bride Wars), actress (most recently, Netflix’s Grace and Frankie), and podcast host (How Did This Get Made? with Jason Mantzoukas and her husband, Paul Scheer). She’s also the mother of two children under the age of 3, which explains …

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What It’s Like to Work on Bourdain Market: The Food Hall’s First Vendor on Anthony Bourdain’s Massive New Project

Source: Grub Street NY

Bourdain Market might be the most anticipated New York food project in history. Two years ago, Anthony Bourdain revealed his intention to transform a 155,000-square-foot stretch of Meatpacking District SuperPier into a wonderland of street-food specialists and high-end purveyors. As you might expect from …

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Iron Chef Gauntlet Finale Recap: Did Chef Izard Emerge Victorious?

Source: Grub Street NY

Tonight is the night: Chef Stephanie Izard will either take her place among the Iron Chef pantheon, or, alternatively, she will not. Since she was a little girl, chef Izard explains, she has dreamed of this moment. “Can someone beat three Iron Chefs in a row?” chef Izard wonders, expositorily. …

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New York Had the Most Exciting Cocktail Bars in America — Why Do So Many Now Feel Like They’re Stuck in the Past?

Source: Grub Street NY

New York’s cocktail culture is balanced, elegant, and luxurious. It’s a masterful exercise in well-crafted, standard-bearing sophistication. It is the Brooks Brothers of the cocktail world. Sit down at any of the city’s top-tier bars, and service will be gracious, you’ll be comfortable, and the product will be refined and …

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