Eleven picture-perfect meringue petals top the S'mores Tart ($10) at CraftBar. They're toasted a deep golden brown, and to fully appreciate them, you'll want to sink you fork all the way though the bottom of the tart shell, capturing the lush, almost frothy chocolate custard.
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At CraftBar, tiny sweet summer strawberries are halved and paired with micro basil. They're gently piled into a bowl and topped with three precise scoops of Szechuan peppercorn sorbet.
The cocktail menu at Craftbar features some of the best herb-infused cocktails we've ever tried; Skiba uses spirits and liquors to bring out the essential character of each herb, from sage (with bourbon and Benedictine) to cilantro with jalapeno and mezcal to rosemary and lavender with gin. Check out the drinks and get the recipes to make them at home »
In honor of National Margarita Day (yes, that's a real holiday!) here are some of our favorites in New York City—chartreuse margaritas, hibiscus margaritas, rosemary margaritas, and much more.
Truly adventurous coffee explorations are still rare birds even in a food city like ours, but next week will see another brave stab at the intriguing intersections between coffee and fine dining.
Editor's note: In "Apps Only," Ben Fishner will be eating his way through New York's appetizer, bar, and lounge menus as your guide to fine dining on a budget. He blogs at Ben Cooks Everything. White anchovy bruschetta. [Photos:...
Roasted red pepper and mozzarella is a classic sandwich combo, but the Piquillo Pepper sandwich from Craftbar ($10) is a bit more exciting—its tender flesh is just a bit spicier than a bell pepper, and though the peppers themselves are skinless, the sandwich picks up a great smoky flavor from charred onions.
Beef tongue. [Photos: Chichi Wang] Always on the lookout for offal-loving chefs, I dropped by Craftbar last week to try the Charcuterie and other nose-to-tail dishes of Chef de Cuisine Lauren Hirschberg. The tongue was tender, the head was...
Irish or not, serious eaters need serious corned beef on St. Patty's Day. We've scoured the city for restaurants, delis, and butchers that are pickling and braising beef themselves. This is the serious beef you need.
In conducting some serious sandwich research over the last few weeks, I have uncovered a few gems at "real" restaurants like Txikito, Gramercy Tavern, and Craftbar, not just takeout kiosks.