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How to Make the Most of Gorgeous Late-Summer Tomatoes

Source: Grub Street NY

I didn’t really intend to spend a recent afternoon elbow-deep in tomatoes, but the timing was right: I came into 30 or so pounds of “seconds” — organic, gorgeous, but imperfect — and quickly turned that into sauce. It was a bit of a production — …

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For Adam Gopnik, Breakfast Is the Most Fraught Meal of the Day

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Though Adam Gopnik covers a wide range of topics as a staff writer for The New Yorker, an appreciation of food is essential to his work. This week, he debuted his latest book, At the Strangers’ GateArrivals in New York, about his life in the city in …

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Inside Ugly Baby, Where an Acclaimed Thai Chef Is Cooking Once Again

Source: Grub Street NY

Chefs Kanlaya Supachana and Sirichai Sreparplarn lit a fire in Red Hook at Kao Soy, where the infectiously good northern-Thai cooking made the restaurant an instant success. Personal issues prompted the duo to leave and open a pop-up nearby called Chiang Mai in 2015. That pop-up closed a year and …

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The Great British Bake Off Is Back — But Is It Still Good?

Source: Grub Street NY

We probably expect too much from our food shows. It’s not sufficient for a host to mug his way through the pancake palaces and greasy spoons of America — that person must be Guy Fieri, who represents the sentient id of a deep-fat fryer. A host can no longer teach …

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For Jean-Georges, Opening Two Restaurants at Once Yields Mixed Results

Source: Grub Street NY

With its roster of soul-­cleansing juices; its breakfast muffins with uplifting names like “Morning Glory”; and its clean, white, vaguely medicinal décor, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s much-praised new veggie palace abcV looks like it’s been almost willfully designed by the great chef to set off alarm bells deep in the heart …

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Here Are All the New Pastries You’ll Want to Eat

Source: Grub Street NY

Lately, New York has seen an impressive number of all-day cafés open. One welcome effect of this: lots of pastries and other baked goods that go beyond the usual (and outsourced) almond croissant. Chefs who have set their sights on breakfast are turning out creative takes on danishes, and …

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19 New Bars for Every Type of Drinker, Opening This Fall

Source: Grub Street NY

Acoustik Garden (early September)
1515 Atlantic Ave., at Albany Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant

The bar of summer was Diamond Reef; this fall brings another indoor-outdoor spot a few blocks east on Atlantic. Acoustik Garden, from event coordinator and former bartender Heather-Sky McField, will have live music — jazz, R&B, neo-soul, …

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First We Feast’s Chris Schonberger Learns Proper Popover Etiquette

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As the founder and editor-in-chief of Complex Network’s First We Feast, Chris Schonberger’s work involves coordinating Kanye West–themed ice-cream weeks and producing the show Hot Ones, where a celebrity guest has to eat progressively spicier wings while answering questions. (The new season recently premiered, and includes guests Cara …

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The Absolute Best Sichuan Restaurant in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

New Yorkers who love Sichuan food are incredibly lucky: There’s an almost shocking number of places in this city where you can get really, really good mala cooking, from the Bowery to Bensonhurst to Bayside. Whether you’re looking to get your fix of dan-dan noodles, double-cooked pork belly, fiery Chongqing …

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A Baking Book That Celebrates the Science of Junk Food

Source: Grub Street NY

Stella Parks doesn’t really like cookbooks. That’s surprising, since Parks is an award-winning pastry chef, a successful baking blogger, and now a cookbook author. And she does like the idea of cookbooks, but she says she’s been turned off over the years by books that rely on repetitive recipes, outdated …

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The Cold, Hard Reality of Running a Celebrated Ice-Cream Shop

Source: Grub Street NY

A weeklong series dedicated to exploring everything that’s happening in the world of ice cream right now.

“You make one thing, how hard could it be?” OddFellows‘s Sam Mason recalls thinking. The former wd~50 pastry chef was definitely not a restaurant novice in 2013 when he went into the …

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Ample Hills’ Founders Jackie Cuscuna and Brian Smith Hit the Tiki Bar at Disneyland

Source: Grub Street NY

A weeklong series dedicated to exploring everything that’s happening in the world of ice cream right now.

Since opening the first Ample Hills Creamery in 2011, Jackie Cuscuna and Brian Smith have built something of an ice-cream empire. With eight locations already in place, plus a ninth on the …

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Where to Become a Regular in New York Before It’s Too Late

Source: Grub Street NY

As of this Sunday, Schiller’s will be no more. We lost French Roast. Mayahuel went down just a couple days ago. Change in New York is inevitable. It can also be painful — especially when that “change” means a spot you love (or once loved) will close …

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Facts: Cups Are Better Than Cones

Source: Grub Street NY

A weeklong series dedicated to exploring everything that’s happening in the world of ice cream right now.

Instagram killed the ice-cream cup.

The giant, dripping ice-cream cone is the status food-photo of the summer. You know the shot — piled high with as many scoops as gravity will allow, held …

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Meet the Harlem Couple That Chased Their Dream to Open NYC’s Most Charming New Scoop Shop

Source: Grub Street NY

A weeklong series dedicated to exploring everything that’s happening in the world of ice cream right now.

At some point, everyone fantasizes about dropping everything to open an ice-cream shop, a small place where the main concern is whether there’s enough salted caramel on hand to get through a …

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A Complete Taxonomy of New York Ice-Cream Styles

Source: Grub Street NY

A weeklong series dedicated to exploring everything that’s happening in the world of ice cream right now.

New York has always been an amazing town for frozen desserts — it’s just one of the many things we do well — and right now might be the best time in the …

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Author Alissa Nutting Prefers Two Hot Dogs on One Bun

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If there’s such a thing as the “book of the summer,” Made for Love by Alissa Nutting is a strong contender. The futuristic novel — which involves lifelike sex dolls, a terrifying tech billionaire, and romantic attachments to dolphins — has earned rave reviews. (Really, you’ve got to read …

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12 Excellent Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in New York City This August

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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Bouley Closes Tonight — Here’s Why It Is One of New York’s Most Important Restaurants

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The biggest restaurant opening of 1987 happened a few short months before Black Monday. David Bouley — who had found fame two years earlier as the chef at Drew Nieporent’s Montrachet — unveiled his first solo restaurant, Bouley, which gleamed like an 85-seat mirage on Duane Street. …

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How Chefs Are Finding Harmony in the Flavors of India and the American South

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When chef Vishwesh Bhatt was planning the menu for the restaurant Snackbar, in Oxford, Mississippi, he immediately thought about the foods he ate growing up: collard greens, okra, pickles, and black-eyed peas — all staples of the American South. But Bhatt was raised in Ahmedabad, in west India. He …

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Ty Burrell Will Fight a Chipmunk for Cajun Cheese

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Actor Ty Burrell is famous for playing Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (the king of dad jokes), but he’s also, surprisingly, a restaurateur. Burrell co-owns three places in Salt Lake City, where he’s lived for the past decade: Bar X, a historic cocktail bar that Burrell and his family …

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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

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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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