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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

Source: Grub Street NY

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

Source: Grub Street NY

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

Source: Grub Street NY

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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As Danny Meyer Continues to Eliminate Tips, His Staff Struggles to Adapt

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s been two years since Danny Meyer announced he would eliminate tipping at all of his company’s restaurants. At the time, it was hailed as a move that could “save the hospitality industry,” and restaurateurs around the country followed suit. Though some other American operators had already moved …

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The Absolute Best Jerk Chicken in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

There’s a reason jerk chicken, which is thought to have originated in Jamaica, is a staple in the cuisines of many other Caribbean islands: When done well, it’s spectacular, a marvel of spicy complexity and textures. We’re lucky, in this city, to have the food of these islands so well …

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What’s Next for Daniel Rose?

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Daniel Rose has built a career defying the odds: In 2006, the Illinois-born chef opened Spring in Paris, a restaurant so small that he worked there alone for several weeks. Just four years later, the restaurant was so successful, he moved it to a new, three-story location almost ten …

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The Absolute Best Schnitzel in New York

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When it comes to the cuisines of the world, traditional Austro-German food might not be at the top of your list — it tends toward the mild, and the heavy. But consider the schnitzel: When done well — meat pounded to optimal thinness, breading well-seasoned, fried so that it’s extra crispy …

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How to Make the Most of Gorgeous Late-Summer Tomatoes

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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

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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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